1294. diastrephó
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diastrephó: to distort, fig. misinterpret, corrupt
Original Word: διαστρέφω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: diastrephó
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-as-tref'-o)
Short Definition: I pervert, corrupt, oppose
Definition: I pervert, corrupt, oppose, distort.

HELPS word-Studies

1294 diastréphō(from 1223 /diá, "through, thoroughly," which intensifies 4762 /stréphō, "turn") – properly, turned through (thoroughly), into a new shape which however is "distorted, twisted; perverted" (Abbott-Smith) – i.e. "opposite" from the shape (form) it should be. "Note the intensifying force of the prefix, dia meaning, "distorted, twisted in two, corrupt" (WP, 1, 142).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from dia and strephó
to distort, fig. misinterpret, corrupt
NASB Translation
make crooked (1), misleading (1), perverse (1), perverse things (1), perverted (2), turn...away (1).

STRONGS NT 1294: διαστρέφω

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.

pervert, currupt

From dia and strepho; to distort, i.e. (figuratively) misinterpret, or (morally) corrupt -- perverse(-rt), turn away.

see GREEK dia

see GREEK strepho

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