1252. diakrinó
Strong's Concordance
diakrinó: to distinguish, to judge
Original Word: διακρίνω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: diakrinó
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-ak-ree'-no)
Definition: to distinguish, to judge
Usage: I separate, distinguish, discern one thing from another; I doubt, hesitate, waver.
HELPS Word-studies

1252 diakrínō (from 1223 /diá, "thoroughly back-and-forth," which intensifies 2919 /krínō, "to judge") – properly, investigate (judge) thoroughly – literally, judging "back-and-forth" which can either (positively) refer to close-reasoning (descrimination) or negatively "over-judging" (going too far, vacillating). Only the context indicates which sense is meant.

[1252 (diakrínō) "literally means, 'to separate throughout or wholly' (dia, 'asunder,' krinō, 'to judge,' from a root kri, meaning 'separation'), then, to distinguish, decide" (Vine, Unger, White, NT, 125).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from dia and krinó
to distinguish, to judge
NASB Translation
decide (1), discern (1), disputed (1), doubt (2), doubting (2), doubts (2), judge (1), judged (1), made distinctions (1), made...distinction (1), misgivings (2), pass judgment (1), regards...as superior (1), took issue (1), waver (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1252: διακρίνω

διακρίνω; imperfect διεκρινον; 1 aorist διεκρινα; middle (present διακρίνομαι); imperfect διεκρινομην; 1 aorist διεκρίθην (in secular authors in a passive sense, to be separated; cf. Winers Grammar, § 39, 2; (Buttmann, 52 (45))); in Greek writings from Homer down; in the Sept. chiefly for שָׁפַט, also for הֵדִין etc.

1. "to separate, make a distinction, discriminate (cf. διά, C. 4): οὐδέν διέκρινε μεταξύ ἡμῶν τέ καί αὐτῶν, Acts 15:9; μηδέν διακρίναντα, making no difference, namely, between Jews and Gentiles, Acts 11:12 L T Tr WH; like the Latindistinguo, used emphatically: to distinguish or separate a person or thing from the rest, in effect equivalent to to prefer, yield to him the preference or honor: τινα, 1 Corinthians 4:7 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 452 (421)); τό σῶμα (τοῦ κυρίου), 1 Corinthians 11:29.

2. to learn by discrimination, to try, decide: Matthew 16:3 (T brackets WH reject the passage); 1 Corinthians 14:29; ἑαυτόν, 1 Corinthians 11:31; to determine, give judgment, decide a dispute: 1 Corinthians 6:5. Passive and middle to be parted, to separate oneself from;

1. to withdraw from one, desert him (Thucydides 1, 105; 3, 9); of heretics withdrawing from the society of true Christians (Sozom. 7, 2 (p. 705, Vales. edition) ἐκ τούτου οἱ μέν διακριθεντες ἰδίᾳ ἐκκλησιαζον): Jude 1:22 according to the (preferable) reading of L T Tr text ἐλέγχετε διακρινομένους, those who separate themselves from you, i. e. who apostatize; instead of the Rec. ἐληιτε διακρινομένοι, which is to be rendered, making for yourselves a selection; cf. Huther at the passage; (others though adopting the reading preferred above, refer διακρίνω to the following head and translate it while they dispute with you; but WH (see their Appendix) Tr marginal reading follow manuscripts א B and a few other authorities in reading ἐλεᾶτε διακρινομένους, according to which διακρίνω is probably to be referred to signification 3: R. V. text on some have mercy, who are in doubt).

2. to separate oneself in a hostile spirit, to oppose, strive with, dispute, contend: with the dative of person Jude 1:9 (Polybius 2, 22,11 (cf. Winers Grammar, § 31, 1 g.; Buttmann, 177 (154)); πρός τινα, Acts 11:2 (Herodotus 9, 58).

3. in a sense not found in secular authors, to be at variance with oneself, hesitate, doubt: Matthew 21:21; Romans 14:23; James 1:6; ἐν τῇ καρδία αὐτοῦ, Mark 11:23; ἐν ἑαυτῷ (i. e., ἑαυτοῖς), James 2:4 (others refer this to 1: do ye not make distinctions among yourselves); μηδέν διακρινόμενος, nothing doubting, i. e. wholly free from doubt, James 1:6; without any hesitation as to whether it be lawful or not, Acts 10:20 and according to R G in ; οὐ διεκρίθη τῇ ἀπιστία, he did not hesitate through lack of faith, Romans 4:20.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
contend, discern, doubt, judge, be partial.

From dia and krino; to separate thoroughly, i.e. (literally and reflexively) to withdraw from, or (by implication) oppose; figuratively, to discriminate (by implication, decide), or (reflexively) hesitate -- contend, make (to) differ(-ence), discern, doubt, judge, be partial, stagger, waver.

see GREEK dia

see GREEK krino

Forms and Transliterations
διακριθη διακριθή διακριθῇ διακριθήσομαι διακριθητε διακριθήτε διακριθῆτε διακριναι διακρίναι διακρῖναι διακριναντα διακρίναντα διάκρινε διακρινει διακρινεί διακρίνει διακρινειν διακρίνειν διακρινείς διακρινετωσαν διακρινέτωσαν διακρινόμενοι διακρινόμενον διακρινομενος διακρινόμενος διακρινομενους διακρινομένους διακρινούσιν διακρινώ διακρίνω διακρινων διακρίνων διεκριθη διεκρίθη διεκρίθην διεκριθητε διεκρίθητε διέκρινας διέκρινε διεκρινεν διέκρινεν διεκρινομεν διεκρίνομεν διεκρινοντο διεκρίνοντο diakrinai diakrînai diakrinanta diakrínanta diakrinei diakrínei diakrinein diakrínein diakrinetosan diakrinetōsan diakrinétosan diakrinétōsan diakrinomenos diakrinómenos diakrinomenous diakrinoménous diakrinon diakrinōn diakrínon diakrínōn diakrithe diakrithē diakrithêi diakrithē̂i diakrithete diakrithête diakrithēte diakrithē̂te diekrinen diékrinen diekrinomen diekrínomen diekrinonto diekrínonto diekrithe diekrithē diekríthe diekríthē diekrithete diekrithēte diekríthete diekríthēte
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 16:3 V-PNA
GRK: οὐρανοῦ γινώσκετε διακρίνειν τὰ δὲ
NAS: Do you know how to discern the appearance
KJV: ye can discern the face
INT: sky you know [how] to discern moreover

Matthew 21:21 V-ASP-2P
GRK: καὶ μὴ διακριθῆτε οὐ μόνον
NAS: faith and do not doubt, you will not only
KJV: faith, and doubt not, ye shall
INT: and not do doubt not only

Mark 11:23 V-ASP-3S
GRK: καὶ μὴ διακριθῇ ἐν τῇ
NAS: into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart,
KJV: shall not doubt in his
INT: and not shall doubt in the

Acts 10:20 V-PPM-NMS
GRK: αὐτοῖς μηδὲν διακρινόμενος ὅτι ἐγὼ
NAS: them without misgivings, for I have sent
KJV: with them, doubting nothing: for
INT: them nothing doubting because I

Acts 11:2 V-IIM-3P
GRK: εἰς Ἰερουσαλήμ διεκρίνοντο πρὸς αὐτὸν
NAS: who were circumcised took issue with him,
KJV: the circumcision contended with
INT: to Jerusalem contended with him

Acts 11:12 V-APA-AMS
GRK: αὐτοῖς μηδὲν διακρίναντα ἦλθον δὲ
NAS: with them without misgivings. These
KJV: them, nothing doubting. Moreover these
INT: them nothing having doubted went moreover

Acts 15:9 V-AIA-3S
GRK: καὶ οὐθὲν διέκρινεν μεταξὺ ἡμῶν
NAS: and He made no distinction
KJV: put no difference between us
INT: and not one he made distinction between us

Romans 4:20 V-AIP-3S
GRK: θεοῦ οὐ διεκρίθη τῇ ἀπιστίᾳ
NAS: of God, he did not waver in unbelief
KJV: He staggered not at
INT: of God not he doubted through unbelief

Romans 14:23 V-PPM-NMS
GRK: ὁ δὲ διακρινόμενος ἐὰν φάγῃ
NAS: But he who doubts is condemned if
KJV: And he that doubteth is damned if
INT: he who however doubts if he eats

1 Corinthians 4:7 V-PIA-3S
GRK: γάρ σε διακρίνει τί δὲ
NAS: For who regards you as superior? What
KJV: thee to differ [from another]? and
INT: indeed you makes different What moreover

1 Corinthians 6:5 V-ANA
GRK: ὃς δυνήσεται διακρῖναι ἀνὰ μέσον
NAS: will be able to decide between
KJV: shall be able to judge between
INT: who will be able to decide in between

1 Corinthians 11:29 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: πίνει μὴ διακρίνων τὸ σῶμα
NAS: to himself if he does not judge the body
KJV: not discerning the Lord's
INT: drinks not discerning the body

1 Corinthians 11:31 V-IIA-1P
GRK: δὲ ἑαυτοὺς διεκρίνομεν οὐκ ἂν
NAS: But if we judged ourselves
KJV: if we would judge ourselves,
INT: for ourselves we scrutinized not anyhow

1 Corinthians 14:29 V-PMA-3P
GRK: οἱ ἄλλοι διακρινέτωσαν
NAS: and let the others pass judgment.
KJV: let the other judge.
INT: the others let discern

James 1:6 V-PPM-NMS
GRK: πίστει μηδὲν διακρινόμενος ὁ γὰρ
NAS: without any doubting, for the one who doubts
KJV: nothing wavering. For
INT: faith nothing doubting he who indeed

James 1:6 V-PPM-NMS
GRK: ὁ γὰρ διακρινόμενος ἔοικεν κλύδωνι
NAS: doubting, for the one who doubts is like
KJV: For he that wavereth is like
INT: he who indeed doubts is like a wave

James 2:4 V-AIP-2P
GRK: οὐ διεκρίθητε ἐν ἑαυτοῖς
NAS: have you not made distinctions among
KJV: not then partial in yourselves,
INT: not did you make a distinction among yourselves

Jude 1:9 V-PPM-NMS
GRK: τῷ διαβόλῳ διακρινόμενος διελέγετο περὶ
NAS: when he disputed with the devil
KJV: when contending with the devil
INT: with the devil disputing he reasoned about

Jude 1:22 V-PPM-AMP
GRK: μὲν ἐλεᾶτε διακρινομένους
NAS: on some, who are doubting;
KJV: have compassion, making a difference:
INT: indeed have mercy on who are doubting

Strong's Greek 1252
19 Occurrences

διακρῖναι — 1 Occ.
διακρίναντα — 1 Occ.
διακρίνει — 1 Occ.
διακρίνειν — 1 Occ.
διακρινέτωσαν — 1 Occ.
διακρίνων — 1 Occ.
διακρινόμενος — 5 Occ.
διακρινομένους — 1 Occ.
διακριθῇ — 1 Occ.
διακριθῆτε — 1 Occ.
διέκρινεν — 1 Occ.
διεκρίνομεν — 1 Occ.
διεκρίνοντο — 1 Occ.
διεκρίθη — 1 Occ.
διεκρίθητε — 1 Occ.

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