Bill Mounce

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Forms of the word
σχίσμα, ατος, τό
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tear, split, divide an object into parts, with an implication that the object is now damaged; by extension: division, dissension, implying discord and damage to the unity of the original group
a split, Mt. 9:16; Mk. 2:21; met. a division into parties, schism, Jn. 7:43; 9:16; 10:19; 1 Cor. 1:10; 11:18; 12:25*

Greek-English Concordance for σχίσμα

Matthew 9:16 No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, because the patch will pull away from the garment, and the tear (schisma | σχίσμα | nom sg neut) will be worse.
Mark 2:21 “No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth unshrunk sews on an old garment. old If he does, the patch pulls away from it, the new from the old, and the worse. tear (schisma | σχίσμα | nom sg neut) becomes worse.
John 7:43 So there was a division (schisma | σχίσμα | nom sg neut) among the people because of him.
John 9:16 Then some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God because he does not keep the Sabbath.” But others said, “How can a sinful man perform miraculous signs like this?” And there was a division (schisma | σχίσμα | nom sg neut) among them.
John 10:19 Once again there was a division (schisma | σχίσμα | nom sg neut) among the Jews because of these words.
1 Corinthians 1:10 I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all come to agreement and that there be no divisions (schismata | σχίσματα | nom pl neut) among you, but that you be united in the same frame of mind and the same judgment.
1 Corinthians 11:18 For in the first place, I hear that when you gather as a church there are divisions (schismata | σχίσματα | acc pl neut) among you, and in part I believe it,
1 Corinthians 12:25 so that there would be no division (schisma | σχίσμα | nom sg neut) in the body, but that the members would have the same care for one another.