3718. orthotomeó
Strong's Concordance
orthotomeó: to cut straight
Original Word: ὀρθοτομέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: orthotomeó
Phonetic Spelling: (or-thot-om-eh'-o)
Definition: to cut straight
Usage: I cut straight; met: I handle correctly, teach rightly.
HELPS Word-studies

3718 orthotoméō(from temnō, "to cut" and 3717 /orthós, "straight") – properly, cut straight (on a straight line), i.e. "rightly divide" (correctly apportion).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from orthos and temnó (to cut)
to cut straight
NASB Translation
accurately handling (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3718: ὀρθοτομέω

ὀρθοτομέω, ὀρθοτόμω; (ὀρθοτομος cutting straight, and this from ὀρθός and τέμνω);

1. to cut straight: τάς ὁδούς, to cut straight ways, i. e. to proceed by straight paths, hold a straight course, equivalent to to do right (for יִשֵּׁר), Proverbs 3:6; Proverbs 11:5 (viam secare, Vergil Aen. 6, 899).

2. dropping the idea of cutting, to make straight and smooth; Vulg.rectetracto, to handle aright: τόν λόγον τῆς ἀληθείας, i. e. to teach the truth correctly and directly, 2 Timothy 2:15; τόν ἀληθῆ λόγον, Eustathius, opuscc., p. 115, 41. (Not found elsewhere (except in ecclesiastical writings (Winer's Grammar, 26); e. g. constt. apost. 7, 31 ἐν τῷ τοῦ κυρίου δόγμασιν; cf. Suicer ii. 508f). Cf. καινοτομέω, to cut new veins in mining; dropping the notion of cutting, to make something new, introduce new things, make innovations or changes, etc.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
rightly divide.

From a compound of orthos and the base of tomoteros, to make a straight cut, i.e. (figuratively) to dissect (expound) correctly (the divine message) -- rightly divide.

see GREEK orthos

see GREEK tomoteros

Forms and Transliterations
ορθοτομει ορθοτομή ορθοτομουντα ορθοτομούντα ὀρθοτομοῦντα ορθωθήσεται ωρθώθη ωρθώμενος ώρθωται orthotomounta orthotomoûnta
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Englishman's Concordance
2 Timothy 2:15 V-PPA-AMS
GRK: ἐργάτην ἀνεπαίσχυντον ὀρθοτομοῦντα τὸν λόγον
NAS: who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word
KJV: that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word
INT: a workman not ashamed straightly cutting the word

Strong's Greek 3718
1 Occurrence

ὀρθοτομοῦντα — 1 Occ.

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