sugkrinó: to combine, compareOriginal Word: συγκρίνω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (soong-kree'-no)
Short Definition: I combine, compare
Definition: I join together, combine, compare, interpret, explain.
4793 /sygkrínō ("judging together") is only used three times in the NT: positively in 1 Cor 2:13, and twice negatively in 2 Cor 10:12. Positively, 4793 /sygkrínō ("closely compare") means grasping truths combinatively as they are "fitly joined" into one entity, i.e. where each is understood in terms of the other (WP, 1 Cor 2:14).
[4793 /sygkrínō ("comparative evaluating") results in "unified understanding" as elements in a comparison are grasped as similar or dissimilar.]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from sun and krinó
to combine, compare
combining (1), compare (2).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 4793: συγκρίνω
συγκρίνω (T WH συνκρίνω (cf. σύν, II. at the end)); 1 aorist infinitive συγκρῖναι;
1. to join together fitly, compound, combine (Epicharm. in Plutarch, mor., p. 110 a.; Plato, Aristotle, others): πνευματικός πνευματικά, 1 Corinthians 2:13 (for Paul, in delivering the things disclosed to him by the Holy Spirit in speech derived not from rhetorical instruction but received from the same divine Spirit, 'combines spiritual things with spiritual', adapts the discourse to the subject; other interpretations are refuted by Meyer ad loc.; πνευματικός is neuter; (but others would take it as masculine and give συγκίνειν the meaning to interpret (R. V. margin interpreting spiritual things to spiritual men); cf. the Sept. Genesis 40:8, 16, 22; Genesis 41:12, 15; Judges 7:15; Daniel 5:12, etc.; see Heinrici in Meyer 6te Aufl.)).
2. according to a use foreign to the earlier Greeks (who used παραβάλλω), but frequent from the time of Aristotle onward (cf. Passow, under the word, 2; (Liddell and Scott, v. II.); Lob. ad Phryn., p. 278f; (Winers Grammar, 23 (22))), to compare: ἑαυτούς ἑαυτοῖς, 2 Corinthians 10:12 (Wis. 7:29 Wis. 15:18). From sun and krino; to judge of one thing in connection with another, i.e. Combine (spiritual ideas with appropriate expressions) or collate (one person with another by way of contrast or resemblance) -- compare among (with). see GREEK sun see GREEK krino
From sun and krino; to judge of one thing in connection with another, i.e. Combine (spiritual ideas with appropriate expressions) or collate (one person with another by way of contrast or resemblance) -- compare among (with).
see GREEK sun
see GREEK krino
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 4793
συνκρῖναι — 1 Occ.
συνκρίνοντες — 2 Occ.
1 Corinthians 2:13 V-PPA-NMP
GRK: πνευματικοῖς πνευματικὰ συνκρίνοντες
NAS: by the Spirit, combining spiritual
KJV: teacheth; comparing spiritual things
INT: by spiritual [means] spiritual things communicating
2 Corinthians 10:12 V-PPA-NMP