heterozugeó: to be yoked up differently, i.e. to be unequally yokedOriginal Word: ἑτεροζυγέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (het-er-od-zoog-eh'-o)
Short Definition: I am yoked with one different from myself
Definition: I am yoked with one different from myself, unequally yoked.
2086 heterozygéō (from 2087 /héteros, "another of a different kind" and 2218 /zygós, "a yoke, joining two to a single plow") – properly, different kinds of people joined together but unevenly matched; hence "unequally yoked" (not aptly joined).
2086 /heterozygéō ("mis-matched") is used figuratively of Christians wrongly committed to a partner holding very different values (priorities), i.e. that run contrary to faith (the kingdom of God).
Reflection: Scripture uses symbols to teach about the importance of keeping spiritually pure. Along this line, Scripture prohibited:
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from heteros and zugos
to be yoked up differently, i.e. to be unequally yoked
bound together (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 2086: ἑτεροζυγέω
ἑτεροζυγέω, ἑτεροζύγῳ; (ἑτερόζυγος yoked with a different yoke; used in Leviticus 19:19 of the union of beasts of different kinds, e. g. an ox and an ass), to come under an unequal or different yoke (Beza,impari jugo copulor), to be unequally yoked: τίνι (on the dative see Winers Grammar, § 31, 10 N. 4; Buttmann, § 133, 8), tropically, to have fellowship with one who is not an equal: 2 Corinthians 6:14, where the apostle is forbidding Christians to have contact with idolaters.
Strong's Exhaustive Concordanceunequally yoke together with.
see GREEK heteros
see GREEK zugos
Forms and Transliterationsετεροζυγουντες ετεροζυγούντες ἑτεροζυγοῦντες ετεροζύγω eterozugountes heterozygountes heterozygoûntes
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 2086
ἑτεροζυγοῦντες — 1 Occ.
2 Corinthians 6:14 V-PPA-NMP
GRK: Μὴ γίνεσθε ἑτεροζυγοῦντες ἀπίστοις τίς
NAS: Do not be bound together with unbelievers;
KJV: not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:
INT: not Be unequally yoked with unbelievers what