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σχίζω

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
σχίζω
Greek transliteration: 
schizō
Simplified transliteration: 
schizo
Principal Parts: 
σχίσω, ἔσχισα, -, -, ἐσχίσθην
Numbers
Strong's number: 
4977
GK Number: 
5387
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
11
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
v-2a(1)
Gloss: 
to tear, divide; (pass.) to be torn, divided, split (in opinion)
Definition: 
to split, Mt. 27:51; Mk. 15:38; to rend, tear asunder, Mt. 27:51; Lk. 5:36; 23:45; Jn. 19:24; 21:11); mid. to open or unfold with a chasm, Mk. 1:10; pass. met. to be divided into parties or factions, Acts 14:4; 23:7*

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 27:51 Just then the curtain of the temple was torn (eschisthē | ἐσχίσθη | aor pass ind 3 sg) in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook, and the rocks were split (eschisthēsan | ἐσχίσθησαν | aor pass ind 3 pl);
Mark 1:10 And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opening up (schizomenous | σχιζομένους | pres pass ptcp acc pl masc) and the Spirit as a dove descending on him.
Mark 15:38 And the veil of the temple was torn (eschisthē | ἐσχίσθη | aor pass ind 3 sg) in two, from top to bottom.
Luke 5:36 He also told a parable to them: “No one tears (schisas | σχίσας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) a patch from a new garment and sews it on an old garment. If he does, he (schisei | σχίσει | fut act ind 3 sg) both tears (schisei | σχίσει | fut act ind 3 sg) the new, and the patch from the new will not match the old.
Luke 23:45 because the light of the sun had been eclipsed. The curtain of the temple was torn (eschisthē | ἐσχίσθη | aor pass ind 3 sg) down the middle.
John 19:24 So they said to one another, “Let (schisōmen | σχίσωμεν | aor act subj 1 pl) us (schisōmen | σχίσωμεν | aor act subj 1 pl) not tear (schisōmen | σχίσωμεν | aor act subj 1 pl) it, but cast lots for it to see who will get it” — that the Scripture might be fulfilled that says, “They divided my garments among themselves, and for my clothing they cast lots.” So the soldiers did these things.
John 21:11 So Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net ashore, full of large fish, one hundred and fifty-three of them; and although there were so many, the net was (eschisthē | ἐσχίσθη | aor pass ind 3 sg) not torn (eschisthē | ἐσχίσθη | aor pass ind 3 sg).
Acts 14:4 But the people of the city were divided (eschisthē | ἐσχίσθη | aor pass ind 3 sg); while some sided with the Jews, others sided with the apostles.
Acts 23:7 When he said this, an argument broke out between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided (eschisthē | ἐσχίσθη | aor pass ind 3 sg).