Bill Mounce

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-, διήνοιξα, -, διήνοιγμαι, διηνοίχθην
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to open; (pass.) to be opened; to explain
to open, Mk. 7:34, 35; Lk. 2:23; 24:31; Acts 7:56; met. to open the sense of a thing, explain, expound, Lk. 24:32; Acts 17:3; διανοιγειν τὸν νοῦν, τὴν καρδιαν, to open the mind, the heart, so as to understand and receive, Lk. 24:45; Acts 16:14*

Greek-English Concordance for διανοίγω

Mark 7:34 Looking up to heaven, he gave a deep sigh and said to him, “Ephphatha!” (that is, “Be opened”) (dianoichthēti | διανοίχθητι | aor pass imperative 2 sg).
Luke 2:23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord: “Every male who first opens (dianoigon | διανοῖγον | pres act ptcp nom sg neut) the womb will be called holy to the Lord”)
Luke 24:31 At this point their eyes were opened (diēnoichthēsan | διηνοίχθησαν | aor pass ind 3 pl), and they recognized him. Then he vanished from their sight.
Luke 24:32 They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us as he spoke to us on the road, as he opened (diēnoigen | διήνοιγεν | imperf act ind 3 sg) to us the Scriptures?”
Luke 24:45 Then he opened (diēnoixen | διήνοιξεν | aor act ind 3 sg) their minds so they could understand the scriptures,
Acts 7:56 And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened (diēnoigmenous | διηνοιγμένους | perf pass ptcp acc pl masc), and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”
Acts 16:14 And a certain woman, named Lydia, a seller of purple cloths from the city of Thyatira, a worshipper of God, listened; and the Lord opened (diēnoixen | διήνοιξεν | aor act ind 3 sg) her heart to respond to what was said by Paul.
Acts 17:3 explaining (dianoigōn | διανοίγων | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) and demonstrating that it was necessary for the Messiah to suffer and to rise from the dead, and that, “This one is the Messiah, this Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you.”