Asunder
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(adv.) Apart; separate from each other; into parts; in two; separately; into or in different pieces or places.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ASUNDER

a-sun'-der: This word occurs 22 times in the King James Version, 13 in Old Testament and 9 in the New Testament. It is found in combination with break (twice), burst, cleave (twice), depart, cut (six times), divide (three times), drive, part, pluck, put (twice), rend, saw. These are the translation of 9 Hebrew, and 4 Greek words.

Break asunder

(1) (parpar): Job, in reply to Eliphaz, complains about God, "I was at ease, and he brake me asunder" (Job 16:12).

(2) (nitteq): In Psalm 2 the kings and rulers, meditating rebellion against Yahweh and His anointed, say, "Let us break their bonds asunder" (Psalm 2:3).

Burst asunder (lasko): This was the fate of Judas (Acts 1:18).

Cleave asunder

(1) (nibhqa'): The same root as of biq`ah, "a valley." "The ground clave asunder" and swallowed up Dathan and Abiram with their households (Numbers 16:31).

(2) (pillach): Job complains of God, "He cleaveth my reins asunder" (Job 16:13).

Cut asunder

(1) (qitstsets): The Lord "cut asunder the cords of the wicked" (Psalm 129:4). The Hebrew word is used of cutting into wires or strips (Exodus 39:3).

(2) (gadha'): "to cut off a branch or cut down a tree." "How is the hammer of the whole earth (Babylon) cut asunder!" (Jeremiah 50:23). Zechariah "cut asunder" the staff "Beauty," signifying the breach of the covenant between Yahweh and His people, and also the staff "Bands," signifying the breach of the brotherhood between Judah and Israel (Zechariah 11:10, 14).

(3) (dichotomeo): The fate of the Unfaithful Steward, literally, "cut in two"; the Revised Version, margin "severely scourge him" (Matthew 24:51 Luke 12:46). See PUNISHMENTS.

Depart asunder (apochorizomai): Paul and Barnabas "departed asunder from one another" (Acts 15:39 the King James Version); the Revised Version (British and American) "parted asunder."

Divide asunder

(1) (hibhdil): Usually to separate, to make a division between. Here the reference is to the offering of pigeons or turtledoves (Leviticus 1:17; Leviticus 5:8).

(2) (merismos): From merizo, "to divide." The noun is abstract, "the act of dividing." The word of God pierces "even to the dividing of soul and spirit" (Hebrews 4:12).

Drive asunder (hittir): Lit. "to cause to tremble," then "to loosen." God "drove asunder the nations" (Habakkuk 3:6). Part asunder (hiphridh): With a preposition ben, "between," "to separate." The chariot and horses of fire "parted asunder" Elijah and Elisha (2 Kings 2:11).

Pluck asunder (diaspao): To bear asunder, to part forcibly. "Chains had been plucked asunder" by the demoniac of the Gerasenes (Mark 5:4 the King James Version); the Revised Version (British and American) "rent asunder."

Put asunder (chorizo): To sever one from another. See the words of Jesus on divorce (Matthew 19:6 Mark 10:9).

Rend asunder (nibhqa`): The same Hebrew word as "cleave asunder."

(1) "And No shall be rent asunder" (Ezekiel 30:16 the King James Version): the Revised Version (British and American) "broken up."

(2) the Revised Version (British and American) for the King James Version "plucked asunder" (Mark 5:4). Saw asunder (prizo or prio): The fate of some on the roll of faith, "They were sawn asunder" (Hebrews 11:37). See also PUNISHMENTS.

S. F. Hunter

CUTTING ASUNDER

See ASUNDER; PUNISHMENTS.

SAWING ASUNDER

so'-ing a-sun'-der.

See PUNISHMENTS.

Greek
1284. diarresso -- to tear asunder
... to tear asunder. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: diarresso Phonetic Spelling:
(dee-ar-hrayce'-so) Short Definition: I tear asunder Definition: I tear ...
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1282. diaprio -- to saw asunder, cut to the heart
... to saw asunder, cut to the heart. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: diaprio
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-ap-ree'-o) Short Definition: I cut to the quick ...
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1288. diaspao -- to draw apart, tear asunder
... to draw apart, tear asunder. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: diaspao Phonetic
Spelling: (dee-as-pah'-o) Short Definition: I tear apart, burst Definition ...
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1371. dichotomeo -- to cut in two, cut asunder
... to cut in two, cut asunder. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: dichotomeo Phonetic
Spelling: (dee-khot-om-eh'-o) Short Definition: I cut in two, scourge ...
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673. apochorizo -- to separate, part asunder
... to separate, part asunder. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: apochorizo Phonetic
Spelling: (ap-okh-o-rid'-zo) Short Definition: I separate from Definition ...
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2997. lasko -- to crack noisily
... to crack noisily. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: lasko Phonetic Spelling:
(las'-kho) Short Definition: I burst asunder with a loud noise Definition: I ...
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5563. chorizo -- to separate, divide
... 5563 (from 5561 , "open, vacated space") -- properly, separate, divide ("put asunder"),
ie depart, vacate; create "space" (which can be very or ). ...
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4977. schizo -- to cleave, split
... to cleave, split. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: schizo Phonetic Spelling:
(skhid'-zo) Short Definition: I rend, divide asunder Definition: I rend ...
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4249. prizo -- to saw (in two)
... saw asunder. A strengthened form of a primary prio (to saw); to saw in two -- saw
asunder. (epristhesan) -- 1 Occurrence. 4248, 4249. prizo. 4250 . ...
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4486. rhegnumi -- to break apart, by ext. to throw down
... of Speech: Verb Transliteration: rhegnumi Phonetic Spelling: (hrayg'-noo-mee) Short
Definition: I break, break forth Definition: I rend, break asunder; I break ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5086. nadaph -- to drive, drive asunder
... 5085, 5086. nadaph. 5087 . to drive, drive asunder. Transliteration: nadaph
Phonetic Spelling: (naw-daf') Short Definition: driven. Word Origin a prim. ...
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1438. gada -- to hew, hew down or off
... Definition to hew, hew down or off NASB Word Usage break (1), break off (1), chopped
down (2), cut in pieces (1), cut it in pieces (1), cut of asunder (1), cut ...
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5425. nathar -- to spring or start up
... to spring or start up. Transliteration: nathar Phonetic Spelling: (naw-thar') Short
Definition: asunder. drive asunder, leap, let loose, make, move, undo ...
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996. bayin -- an interval, space between
... once (1), or (1), whether (1), within (1). among, asunder, at, between twixt.
(sometimes in the plural masculine or feminine); properly ...
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1506. gezer -- part
... 1505, 1506. gezer. 1507 . part. Transliteration: gezer Phonetic Spelling:
(gheh'-zer) Short Definition: asunder. Word Origin from ...
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7112. qatsats -- cut off
... cut asunder, in pieces, in sunder, off, utmost. A primitive root; to chop off
(literally or figuratively) -- cut (asunder, in pieces, in sunder, off), X utmost. ...
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6565. parar -- to break, frustrate
... break asunder, cast off, cause to cease, clean, defeat, disannul, disappoint,
A primitive root; to break up (usually figuratively ...
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914. badal -- to be divided, separate
... make, put difference, divide asunder, make separate. A primitive root; to divide
(in variation senses literally or figuratively, separate ...
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1234. baqa -- to cleave, break open or through
... cleave; generally, to rend, break, rip or open -- make a breach, break forth (into,
out, in pieces, through, up), be ready to burst, cleave (asunder), cut out ...
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7489b. raa -- to break
... root Definition to break NASB Word Usage bad (1), break (1), breaks (1), broken
(1), broken asunder (1), destroyed (1), ruin (1), smash (1), worthless (1). ...
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Library

How the Sea was Divided Asunder for the Hebrews, when they were ...
... CHAPTER 16. How The Sea Was Divided Asunder For The Hebrews, When They Were Pursued
By The Egyptians, And So Gave Them An Opportunity Of Escaping From Them. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 16 how the sea.htm

Alexander, Bishop of Constantinople; his Refusal to Receive Arius ...
... Book II. Chapter XXIX."Alexander, Bishop of Constantinople; his Refusal to receive
Arius into Communion; Arius is burst asunder while seeking Natural Relief. ...
/.../chapter xxix alexander bishop of constantinople.htm

He Explains what it Means to Confess, and what it Means to ...
... "Every one who dissolves Jesus is not of God." But to dissolve Him is to try to
rend asunder what is united in Jesus; and to sever what is but one and ...
/.../cassian/the seven books of john cassian /chapter x he explains what.htm

A Letter to Origen from Africanus About the History of Susanna.
... And when the one said, "Under a holm-tree" (prinos), he answered that the angel
would saw him asunder (prisein); and in a similar fashion menaced the other who ...
//christianbookshelf.org/origen/origens letters/a letter to origen from.htm

Jeremiah, a Lesson for the Disappointed.
... They were stoned; they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword;
they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted ...
/.../newman/parochial and plain sermons vol viii/sermon ix jeremiah a lesson.htm

Hebrews iv. 13-Nov
... For the word of God is quick [ie living] and powerful, and sharper than any
two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of ...
/.../homilies on the gospel of st john and hebrews/homily vii hebrews iv 13-nov.htm

Union of Christ and the Church.
... flesh," [6176] of Christ and the church, [6177] we must say that Christ keeping
the saying, "What God hath joined together let not man put asunder," [6178] did ...
/.../origen/origens commentary on the gospel of matthew/17 union of christ and.htm

Prophets in their Country.
... And Isaiah is reported to have been sawn asunder by the people; and if any one does
not accept the statement because of its being found in the Apocryphal Isaiah ...
/.../origens commentary on the gospel of matthew/18 prophets in their country.htm

Psalm II.
... 2. "Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their yoke from us" (ver.3).
Although it admits of another acceptation, yet is it more fitly understood as ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm ii.htm

Matt. xix. 1
... So that they are no more twain but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together,
let not man put asunder." [2380]. See a teacher's wisdom. ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on the gospel of saint matthew/homily lxii matt xix 1.htm

Thesaurus
Asunder (37 Occurrences)
...ASUNDER. ... Break asunder (1) (parpar): Job, in reply to Eliphaz, complains about
God, "I was at ease, and he brake me asunder" (Job 16:12). ...
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Split (36 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To burst; to rupture; to rend; to tear asunder. ... 6. (vi) To part asunder;
to be rent; to burst; as, vessels split by the freezing of water in them. ...
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Divide (71 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To part asunder (a whole); to sever into two
or more parts or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts. ...
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Rend (35 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To separate into parts with force or sudden violence; to tear asunder; to
split; to burst; as, powder rends a rock in blasting; lightning rends an oak. ...
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Cleave (52 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 1:17 And he shall cleave it with the wings thereof, but shall not divide
it asunder: and the priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that ...
/c/cleave.htm - 25k

Cutting (178 Occurrences)
... Psalm 118:10, 11, 12); for "cut them in the (Jeremiah 49:26; Jeremiah
50:30); "sore wounded" for "cut in pieces". CUTTING ASUNDER. ...
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Judas (42 Occurrences)
... The statement in Acts 1:18 that he "fell headlong and burst asunder in the midst,
and all his bowels gushed out," is in no way contrary to that in Matthew 27:5 ...
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Iscariot (11 Occurrences)
... repentance nor the chief priests, but simply states that Judas "obtained a field
with the reward of his iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the ...
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Rent (76 Occurrences)
... Mark 1:10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens rent
asunder, and the Spirit as a dove descending upon him: (ASV). ...
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Astyages

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Concordance
Asunder (37 Occurrences)

Matthew 19:6
Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
(KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Matthew 24:51
And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
(KJV ASV WBS)

Mark 1:10
And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens rent asunder, and the Spirit as a dove descending upon him:
(ASV DBY)

Mark 5:4
Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Mark 10:9
What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
(KJV ASV YLT RSV)

Luke 8:29
For he was commanding the unclean spirit to come out from the man. For oftentimes it had seized him: and he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters; and breaking the bands asunder, he was driven of the demon into the deserts.
(ASV YLT)

Luke 12:46
the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he expecteth not, and in an hour when he knoweth not, and shall cut him asunder, and appoint his portion with the unfaithful.
(ASV WBS)

Acts 1:18
Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.
(KJV ASV WBS YLT)

Acts 2:3
And there appeared unto them tongues parting asunder, like as of fire; and it sat upon each one of them.
(ASV)

Acts 15:39
And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;
(KJV ASV)

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Hebrews 11:37
They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
(KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Leviticus 1:17
And he shall cleave it with the wings thereof, but shall not divide it asunder: and the priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that is upon the fire: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the LORD.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Leviticus 5:8
And he shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin offering first, and wring off his head from his neck, but shall not divide it asunder:
(KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Numbers 16:31
And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:
(KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)

Judges 14:6
and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion asunder as one tears a kid; and he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done.
(DBY RSV)

2 Kings 2:11
And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Job 16:12
I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)

Job 16:13
His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Psalms 2:3
Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Psalms 46:9
He maketh wars to cease to the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear asunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
(WBS YLT)

Psalms 107:14
He brought them out of darkness and the shades of death, and broke their bands asunder.
(WBS RSV)

Psalms 107:16
For he hath broken the gates of bronze, and cut asunder the bars of iron.
(DBY WBS NAS)

Psalms 129:4
The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Psalms 136:13
To him who made a way through the Red Sea: for his mercy is unchanging for ever:
(See NAS NIV)

Proverbs 18:18
The lot causeth contentions to cease, And parteth between the mighty.
(See JPS)

Ecclesiastes 12:6
before the silver cord is loosed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern,
(See JPS)

Isaiah 24:19
The earth is utterly broken, the earth is rent asunder, the earth is shaken violently.
(ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 27:9
By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalk-stones that are beaten asunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.
(WBS)

Isaiah 45:2
I will go before thee, and make the elevated places plain; I will break in pieces the brazen doors, and cut asunder the bars of iron;
(DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Jeremiah 50:23
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Ezekiel 30:16
And I will set fire in Egypt: Sin shall have great pain, and No shall be rent asunder, and Noph shall have distresses daily.
(KJV JPS DBY WBS)

Nahum 1:6
Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks are broken asunder by him.
(ASV DBY JPS RSV)

Nahum 1:13
And now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds asunder.
(DBY WBS RSV)

Habakkuk 3:6
He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.
(KJV ASV WBS)

Zechariah 11:10
And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Zechariah 11:14
Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

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Asunder

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