diairesis: a divisionOriginal Word: διαίρεσις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-ah'-ee-res-is)
Short Definition: division, distribution, difference, distinction
Definition: division, distribution, difference, distinction.
1243 diaíresis (from 1223 /diá, "through, reaching across," intensifying 138 /hairéomai, "making a personal choice") – properly, God's choice to give sovereign endowments of grace to His people so they can reach out ("across") to others, as His hand extended (cf. 1 Jn 4:17).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 1243: διαίρεσις
διαίρεσις, διαιρέσεως, ἡ (διαιρέω, which see);
1. division, distribution, (Herodotus, Xenophon, Plato, others).
2. distinction, difference, (Plato, Sophocles, p. 267 b. τινα διαίρεσιν ἀγνωσιας τέ καί γνώσεως θήσομεν; others); in particular, a distinction arising from a different distribution to different persons, (A. V. diversity): 1 Corinthians 12:4-6, cf. 1 Corinthians 12:11 διαιροῦν ἰδίᾳ ἑκάστῳ καθώς βούλεται. From diaireo; a distinction or (concretely) variety -- difference, diversity. see GREEK diaireo
From diaireo; a distinction or (concretely) variety -- difference, diversity.
see GREEK diaireo
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 1243
Διαιρέσεις — 3 Occ.
1 Corinthians 12:4 N-NFP
GRK: Διαιρέσεις δὲ χαρισμάτων
NAS: Now there are varieties of gifts,
KJV: there are diversities of gifts,
INT: varieties moreover of gifts