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Strong's #1294 - διαστρέφω

from (G1223) and (G4762)
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  1. to distort, turn aside
    1. to oppose, plot against the saving purposes and plans of God
  2. to turn aside from the right path, to pervert, corrupt
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Strong #: 2015 ‑ הָפַךְ (haw‑vak');  3510 ‑ כָּאַב (kaw‑ab');  3512 ‑ כָּאָה (kaw‑aw');  5106 ‑ נוּא (noo);  5186 ‑ נָטָה (naw‑taw');  5791 ‑ עָוַת (aw‑vath');  5916 ‑ עָכַר (aw‑kar');  6127 ‑ עָקַל (aw‑kal');  6140 ‑ עָקַשׁ (aw‑kash');  6544 ‑ פָּרַע (paw‑rah');  6617 ‑ פָּתַל (paw‑thal');  6679 ‑ צִיד (tsood);  8446 ‑ תּוּר (toor);  8610 ‑ תָּפַשׂ (taw‑fas');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



1. turn different ways, twist about, τὰ σώματα, as in the dance, X. Smp. 7.3; δ. τὸ πρόσωπον to distort it, Plu. 2.535a: mostly Pass., to be distorted or twisted, of the eyes, limbs, etc., Hp. Aph. 4.49; ἡ ῥὶς δ. Id. Art. 38; μέλη διεστραμμένα Pl. Grg. 524c; to be warped, τὰ διεστραμμένα τῶν ξύλων Arist. EN 1109b6: also of persons, to have one's eyes distorted, or to have one's neck twisted (Scholl. give both interprr.), εὐδαιμονίζω δ' εἰ διαστραφήσομαι; Ar. Eq. 175; so ἀπολαύσομαί τί γ' εἰ δ. Id. Av. 177; of the eyes, διεστράφην ἰδών Id. Ach. 15; τὰ ὄμματα διαστρέφεσθαι Arist. Pr. 960a13; without ὄμματα, ib. 9, cf. 957b7; ὁ διεστραμμένος, opp. ὁ τυφλός, Eup. 276.3; διεστρ. τοὺς πόδας with the feet twisted, Paus. 5.18.1, cf. Arist. Pr. 896b5: of torture, τῇ κλίμακι διαστρέφονται Com.Adesp. 422; διεστράφησαν τὸν στόμαχον had their stomachs turned, Jul. Or. 6.190d.

2. metaph., distort, pervert, [ τρόπον χρηστόν ] E. Fr. 597; τοὺς νόμους Isaiah 11:4; τὸν δικαστήν Arist. Rh. 1354a24; ὑπόληψιν Id. EN 1140b14; τῶν διαστρεφόντων (sc. παθῶν) Phld. Lib. p.32 O.; διαστρέψαντες τἀληθῆ having misrepresented it, D. Prooem. 46.2: Pass., διαστραφῆναι τὴν διάνοιαν Luc. Vit. Auct. 24; γενεὰ διεστραμμένη perverse, LXX De. 32.5.

II turn aside, divert, ἴχνος τὸ πρόσθεν φρενῶν A. Supp. 1017.

III sens. obsc., = βινεῖν, Eup. 7 D.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

διαστρέφω; 1 aorist infinitive διαστρέψαι; passive participle διεστραμμένος (cf. WHs Appendix, p. 170f); from Aeschylus down;

a. to distort, turn aside: τάς ὁδούς κυρίου τάς εὐθείας, figuratively (Proverbs 10:10), to oppose, plot against, the saving purposes and plans of God, Acts 13:10. Hence,

b. to turn aside from the right path, to pervert, corrupt: τό ἔθνος, Luke 23:2 (Polybius 5, 41, 1; 8, 24, 3); τινα ἀπό τίνος, to corrupt and so turn one aside from, etc. Acts 13:8 (Exodus 5:4;voluptates animum detorquent a virtute, Cicero); διεστραμμένος, perverse, corrupt, wicked: Matthew 17:17; Luke 9:41; Acts 20:30; Philippians 2:15.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δια -στρέφω ,

[in LXX for H2015, H6140, etc.;]

to distort, twist; metaph., to distort, pervert: Luke 23:2, Acts 13:8; Acts 13:10; διεστραμμένος , perverse: Matthew 17:17, Luke 9:41, Acts 20:30, Philippians 2:15.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the use of δ. in Philippians 2:15 Lightfoot cites Epict. iii. 6. 8 οἱ μὴ παντάπασι διεστραμμένοι τῶν ἀνθρώπων (cf. i. 29. 3). Kennedy (EGT ad. l.) aptly compares the Scotch expression ";thrawn,"; ";having a twist"; in the inner nature. The subst. occurs in the vi/A.D. P Oxy VIII. 1165.5 where one advocate writes to another expostulating—διὰ τοὺς γεωργούς μου τοὺς ἐν τῷ Ἀμούλῃ ἐν τοιαύτῃ διαστροφῇ γενέσθαι, ";because my cultivators at Amoules have been put to such straits"; (Ed.).


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List of Word Forms
διαστραφήσεσθε διαστραφώσιν διαστρέφειν διαστρέφετε διαστρεφοντα διαστρέφοντα διαστρέφοντες διαστρέφω διαστρεφων διαστρέφων διαστρεψαι διαστρέψαι διαστρέψει διαστρέψεις διαστρέψη διαστροφή διασφαγαί διεστραμμενα διεστραμμένα διεστραμμέναι διεστραμμένας διεστραμμενη διεστραμμένη διεστραμμενης διεστραμμένης διεστραμμένον διεστράφησαν διεστρέφετε διέστρεφον διέστρωσα διέστρωσαν διεσχίσθη διεσχίσθησαν diastrephon diastrephōn diastréphon diastréphōn diastrephonta diastréphonta diastrepsai diastrépsai diestrammena diestramména diestrammene diestrammenē diestramméne diestramménē diestrammenes diestrammenēs diestramménes diestramménēs
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