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αἵρεσις, εως, ἡ
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sect (religious party), faction, heresy
strictly, a choice or option; hence, a religious sect, faction; by implication, discord, contention

Greek-English Concordance for αἵρεσις

Acts 5:17 Then the high priest stood up and all who were with him (that is, the party (hairesis | αἵρεσις | nom sg fem) of the Sadducees), and filled with indignation,
Acts 15:5 But some arose from the party (haireseōs | αἱρέσεως | gen sg fem) of the Pharisees, believers, and said, “It is necessary to circumcise them and order them to keep the law of Moses.”
Acts 24:5 For we found this man to be a troublemaker, one who stirs up riots among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect (haireseōs | αἱρέσεως | gen sg fem) of the Nazarenes.
Acts 24:14 But this I confess to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect (hairesin | αἵρεσιν | acc sg fem), thus I worship the God of our fathers, believing all things that are according to the Law and written in the Prophets,
Acts 26:5 for they have known from the first, if they are willing to go on record, that I lived as a Pharisee according to the strictest party (hairesin | αἵρεσιν | acc sg fem) of our religious system.
Acts 28:22 But we desire to hear from you what you think, for with regard to this sect (haireseōs | αἱρέσεως | gen sg fem) it is known to us that everywhere it is spoken against.”
1 Corinthians 11:19 for there must be factions (haireseis | αἱρέσεις | acc pl fem) among you so that it may become clear who among you are genuine.
Galatians 5:20 idolatry, sorcery, quarrels, strife, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish rivalries, dissensions, divisions (haireseis | αἱρέσεις | nom pl fem),
2 Peter 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will bring in destructive heresies (haireseis | αἱρέσεις | acc pl fem), even denying the Master who bought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction.