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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Different in kind or species; diverse.

2. (a.) Several; sundry; various; more than one, but not a great number; as, divers philosophers. Also used substantively or pronominally.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DIVERS; DIVERSE; DIVERSITIES

di'-verz, di-vurs', di-vur'-si-tiz: "Divers" meaning "various," "different in kind," is now obsolete and used only as a synonym of "several," i.e. more than one. The distinction between "divers" and "diverse" in the King James Version seems to be that the former is the wider term, the latter being restricted to the meaning of "different in kind," while "divers" is also used to express difference of number. the Revised Version (British and American) retains "diverse" in all instances but changes "divers" nearly everywhere, except where it has the meaning "several." Compare Matthew 24:7 Luke 21:11 Hebrews 9:10, and others. It is hard to understand why the Revised Version (British and American) retains "divers" as a translation of poikilos, in Matthew 4:24 Mark 1:34, et al., because poikilos certainly cannot have the meaning "several" but "different in kind," and the idea expressed in these passages is not that some of the people had several diseases but that different people had different kinds of diseases. The same is true in Hebrews 13:9 where "divers" does not refer to number but to various kinds of teaching. Hebrews 2:4 and James 1:2 rightly change the reading of the King James Version "divers" to "manifold."

In other passages the Revised Version (British and American) changes "divers" to "diverse," and thus renders the idea of the original text "different in kind." Compare Deuteronomy 25:13; Proverbs 20:10, 23. Other passages are changed the better to render the original text: Deuteronomy 22:9, "two kinds of seed"; Judges 5:30, "dyed"; 2 Chronicles 30:11, "certain men"; Mark 8:3 and Acts 19:9, "some." the King James Version reads. in all these passages "divers." the Revised Version (British and American) changes the King James Version Hebrews 1:1 "at sundry times and in divers manners," an expression often found in Old English, to "by divers portions and in divers manners."

"Diversities" is found twice as translation of diairesis, literally, "distribution" (1 Corinthians 12:4), but the Revised Version (British and American) changes the King James Version, 1 Corinthians 12:28, "diversities" to "divers kinds," as translation of gene, "kinds."

A. L. Breslich

Greek
4164. poikilos -- many colored
... diverse, manifold. Of uncertain derivation; motley, ie Various in character -- divers,
manifold. (poikilais) -- 7 Occurrences. (poikiles) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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2596. kata -- down, against, according to
... exceeding, X more excellent, for, from... To, godly, in(-asmuch, divers,
every, -to, respect of),... By, after the manner of, + by ...
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1313. diaphoros -- varying, excellent
... differing, diverse, more excellent. From diaphero; varying; also surpassing --
differing, divers, more excellent. see GREEK diaphero. (diaphora) -- 1 Occurrence ...
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4187. polutropos -- in many ways
... in many ways. Adverb from a compound of polus and tropos; in many ways, ie Variously
as to method or form -- in divers manners. see GREEK polus. see GREEK tropos ...
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5100. tis -- a certain one, someone, anyone
... An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object -- a (kind of), any
(man, thing, thing at all), certain (thing), divers, he (every) man, one (X ...
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Strong's Hebrew
374. ephah -- an ephah (a measure of grain)
... ephah, divers measures. Or (shortened) ephah {ay-faw'}; of Egyptian derivation;
an ephah or measure for grain; hence, a measure in ...
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6446. pas -- flat (of the hand or foot)
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition flat (of the hand or foot) NASB
Word Usage long-sleeved (2), varicolored (3). divers colors. ...
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582. enosh -- man, mankind
... scorners* (1), soldiers* (3). another, bloodthirsty, certain, divers, fellow,
in the flower of their age. From 'anash; properly, a ...
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2177. zan -- kind, sort
... divers kinds, all manner of store. From zuwn; properly, nourished (or fully developed),
ie A form or sort -- divers kinds, X all manner of store. ...
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3610. kilayim -- two kinds
... divers seeds e kinds, mingled seed. Dual of kele' in the original sense of separation;
two heterogeneities -- divers seeds (-e kinds), mingled (seed). ...
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7553. riqmah -- variegated stuff
... colors (1). broidered work, divers colors, raiment of needlework on both sides.
From raqam; variegation of color; specifically, embroidery ...
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6157. arob -- probably a swarm
... divers sorts of flies, swarm. From arab; a mosquito (from its swarming) -- divers
sorts of flies, swarm. see HEBREW arab. 6156, 6157. arob. 6158 . ...
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8162. shaatnez -- mixed stuff
... garment of divers sorts, linen and wollen. Probably of foreign derivation;
linsey- woolsey, ie Cloth of linen and wool carded and ...
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2921. tala -- to patch, spot
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to patch, spot NASB Word Usage patched (1),
spotted (6), various colors (1). clouted, with divers colors, spotted. ...
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6648. tseba -- dye, dyed stuff
... divers, colors. From an unused root meaning to dip (into coloring fluid); a dye --
divers, colours. 6647, 6648. tseba. 6649 . Strong's Numbers.
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Library

Divers Matters.
... A Chorographical Century. Chapters 51-60 Chapter 55 Divers matters. I.
Beth-cerem, Nehemiah 3:14. "The stones, as well of the altar ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 55 divers matters.htm

Of Divers Friendships of Good and Ill, and if they Can be Loosed ...
... BOOK II CHAPTER IX OF DIVERS FRIENDSHIPS OF GOOD AND ILL, AND IF THEY CAN BE LOOSED:
OF THE SCARCENESS OF FRIENDSHIP OF MEN AND WOMEN: AND OF TRUE FRIENDSHIP ...
/.../rolle/the fire of love/chapter ix of divers friendships.htm

Whether this Knowledge was Distinguished by Divers Habits?
... OF THE KNOWLEDGE IMPRINTED OR INFUSED IN THE SOUL OF CHRIST (SIX ARTICLES)
Whether this knowledge was distinguished by divers habits? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether this knowledge was distinguished.htm

Of Divers Gifts of God's Chosen: and How Saints Come to Love in ...
... BOOK II CHAPTER VI OF DIVERS GIFTS OF GOD'S CHOSEN: AND HOW SAINTS COME TO LOVE
IN PRAYING, MEDITATING, LOVING, SUFFERING, ADVERSITY AND HATING VICE, AND THAT ...
//christianbookshelf.org/rolle/the fire of love/chapter vi of divers gifts.htm

How Divers Churches of the Scots, at the Instance of Adamnan ...
... XV. How divers churches of the Scots, at the instance of Adamnan, adopted the Catholic
Easter; and how the same wrote a book about the holy places. [703 AD]. ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap xv how divers churches.htm

Epistle Lviii. To Divers Bishops of Gaul.
... Epistle LVIII. To Divers Bishops of Gaul. To Divers Bishops of Gaul. Gregory
to Mennas of Telona (Toulon), Serenus of Massilia (Marseilles ...
/.../the epistles of saint gregory the great/epistle lviii to divers bishops.htm

Of the Divers Orders who Serve the Church, that if any one Fall ...
... The Sixth Ecumenical Council. Canon XV. Of the divers orders who serve
the Church, that if any one fall into a� Of the divers ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xv of the divers.htm

Divers Towns Called by the Name of Tyre.
... A Chorographical Century. Chapters 81-90 Chapter 89 Divers towns called by
the name of Tyre. Besides Tyre, the noble mart of Phoenicia ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 89 divers towns called.htm

Divers Machinations of the Arians against Athanasius, and his ...
... Book IV. Chapter X."Divers Machinations of the Arians against Athanasius, and
his Escape from Various Dangers through Divine Interposition. ...
/.../chapter x divers machinations of the.htm

They who have Sinned in Divers Particulars, if they have ...
... Canon II. They who have sinned in divers particulars, if they have persevered
in the prayer of� They who have sinned in divers ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon ii they who have.htm

Thesaurus
Divers (36 Occurrences)
... 2. (a.) Several; sundry; various; more than one, but not a great number; as, divers
philosophers. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DIVERS; DIVERSE; DIVERSITIES. ...
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Diversities (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) Plural of Diversity. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. DIVERS; DIVERSE; DIVERSITIES. di'-verz, di-vurs ...
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Diverse (15 Occurrences)
... 3. (adv.) In different directions; diversely. 4. (vi) To turn aside. Int.
Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DIVERS; DIVERSE; DIVERSITIES. ...
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Needlework (23 Occurrences)
... have they not divided the prey; to every man a damsel or two; to Sisera a prey of
divers colors, a prey of divers colors of needlework, of divers colors of ...
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Needle-work (7 Occurrences)
... Judges 5:30 Have they not found; have they not divided the prey; to every man a
damsel or two; to Sisera a prey of divers colors, a prey of divers colors of ...
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Colours (20 Occurrences)
... (BBE DBY JPS YLT). Psalms 45:14 In divers colours she is brought to the king, Virgins --
after her -- her companions, Are brought to thee. (YLT). ...
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Damsel (43 Occurrences)
... have they not divided the prey; to every man a damsel or two; to Sisera a prey of
divers colors, a prey of divers colors of needlework, of divers colors of ...
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Prey (105 Occurrences)
... have they not divided the prey; to every man a damsel or two; to Sisera a prey of
divers colors, a prey of divers colors of needlework, of divers colors of ...
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Colors (12 Occurrences)
... The references to Joseph's coat of many colors (Genesis 37:3, 13, 12) and "garments
of divers colors" (2 Samuel 13:18, 19) probably do not mean the color of ...
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Inspiration (4 Occurrences)
... It belongs to the conception of Scripture that, though originating "by divers portions
and in divers manners" (Hebrews 1:1), it should yet, in its completeness ...
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Concordance
Divers (36 Occurrences)

Matthew 4:24
And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
(KJV ASV WBS)

Matthew 24:7
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Mark 1:34
And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.
(KJV ASV WBS)

Mark 8:3
And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far.
(KJV)

Mark 13:8
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
(KJV ASV WBS YLT)

Luke 4:40
Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Luke 21:11
And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
(KJV ASV WBS)

Acts 19:9
But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.
(KJV WBS)

1 Corinthians 12:10
To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
(KJV ASV WBS YLT)

1 Corinthians 12:28
And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
(Root in KJV ASV WBS YLT)

2 Timothy 3:6
For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
(KJV ASV WBS)

Hebrews 1:1
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
(KJV ASV WBS)

Hebrews 2:4
God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
(KJV WBS)

Hebrews 9:10
Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Hebrews 13:9
Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
(KJV ASV WBS RSV)

James 1:2
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
(KJV WBS)

Deuteronomy 22:9
Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: lest the fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be defiled.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Deuteronomy 22:11
Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woolen and linen together.
(KJV WBS)

Deuteronomy 25:13
You shall not have in your bag diverse weights, a great and a small.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Deuteronomy 25:14
You shall not have in your house diverse measures, a great and a small.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Judges 5:30
Have they not sped? have they not divided the prey; to every man a damsel or two; to Sisera a prey of divers colors, a prey of divers colors of needlework, of divers colors of needlework on both sides, meet for the necks of them that take the spoil?
(KJV WBS)

2 Samuel 13:18
And she had a garment of divers colors upon her: for with such robes were the king's daughters that were virgins apparelled. Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.
(KJV ASV WBS)

2 Samuel 13:19
And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colors that was on her, and laid her hand on her head, and went on crying.
(KJV ASV WBS)

1 Chronicles 29:2
Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and the brass for things of brass, the iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colors, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

2 Chronicles 16:14
And they buried him in his own sepulchres, which he had made for himself in the city of David, and laid him in the bed which was filled with sweet odorous and divers kinds of spices prepared by the apothecaries' art: and they made a very great burning for him.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

2 Chronicles 21:4
Now when Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his father, he strengthened himself, and slew all his brethren with the sword, and divers also of the princes of Israel.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS)

2 Chronicles 30:11
Nevertheless divers of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem.
(KJV JPS WBS)

Esther 1:7
And they gave them drink in vessels of gold, (the vessels being diverse one from another,) and royal wine in abundance, according to the state of the king.
(Root in KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Psalms 45:14
In divers colours she is brought to the king, Virgins -- after her -- her companions, Are brought to thee.
(YLT)

Psalms 78:45
He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.
(KJV WBS)

Psalms 105:31
He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.
(KJV WBS)

Proverbs 20:10
Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Proverbs 20:23
Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Ecclesiastes 5:7
For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.
(KJV WBS)

Ezekiel 16:16
And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Ezekiel 17:3
And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; A great eagle with great wings, longwinged, full of feathers, which had divers colours, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar:
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

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Colors (12 Occurrences)

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Longwinged (1 Occurrence)

Long-winged (1 Occurrence)

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Woolen (6 Occurrences)

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Therein (269 Occurrences)

Travail (54 Occurrences)

Trumpets (52 Occurrences)

Thereupon (22 Occurrences)

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Excavated (1 Occurrence)

Ephod (45 Occurrences)

Ephahs (1 Occurrence)

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Disputing (13 Occurrences)

Deckedst (2 Occurrences)

Discernings (1 Occurrence)

Distinguishing (6 Occurrences)

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Pinion (4 Occurrences)

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