2086. heterozugeó
Strong's Concordance
heterozugeó: to be yoked up differently, i.e. to be unequally yoked
Original Word: ἑτεροζυγέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: heterozugeó
Phonetic Spelling: (het-er-od-zoog-eh'-o)
Definition: to be yoked up differently, to be unequally yoked
Usage: I am yoked with one different from myself, unequally yoked.
HELPS Word-studies

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 Concordance
Word Origin
from heteros and zugos
to be yoked up differently, i.e. to be unequally yoked
NASB Translation
bound together (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS 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 Concordance
unequally yoke together with.

From a compound of heteros and zugos; to yoke up differently, i.e. (figuratively) to associate discordantly -- unequally yoke together with.

see GREEK heteros

see GREEK zugos

Forms and Transliterations
ετεροζυγουντες ετεροζυγούντες ἑτεροζυγοῦντες ετεροζύγω eterozugountes heterozygountes heterozygoûntes
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Englishman's Concordance
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

Strong's Greek 2086
1 Occurrence

ἑτεροζυγοῦντες — 1 Occ.

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