4697. splagchnizomai
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splagchnizomai: to be moved in the inward parts, i.e. to feel compassion
Original Word: σπλαγχνίζομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: splagchnizomai
Phonetic Spelling: (splangkh-nid'-zom-ahee)
Short Definition: I have pity on
Definition: I feel compassion, have pity on, am moved.

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Cognate: 4697 splagxnízomai – "from splanxna, 'the inward parts,' especially the nobler entrails – the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys. These gradually came to denote the seat of the affections" (WS, 111). See 4698 (splangxnon).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from splagchnon
to be moved in the inward parts, i.e. to feel compassion
NASB Translation
feel compassion (2), felt compassion (7), moved with compassion (2), take pity (1).

STRONGS NT 4697: σπλαγχνίζομαι

σπλαγχνίζομαι; 1 aorist ἐσπλαγχνίσθην (cf. Buttmann, 52 (45)); (σπλάγχνον, which see); properly, to be moved as to one's bowels, hence, to be moved with compassion, have compassion (for the bowels were thought to be the seat of love and pity): absolutely, Luke 10:33; Luke 15:20; σπλαγχνισθείς with a finite verb, Matthew 20:34; Mark 1:41; τίνος, to pity one (cf. Winers Grammar, § 30, 10 a.; (Buttmann, § 132, 15; but others regard σπλαγχνισθείς in the following example as used absolutely and the genitive as depending on κύριος)), Matthew 18:27; ἐπί with the dative of the person, Matthew 14:14 G L T Tr WH; Mark 6:34 (R G); Luke 7:13 (where Tdf. ἐπί with the accusative); ἐπί τινα, Matthew 14:14 Rec.; ; Mark ( L T Tr WH); ; cf. Winers Grammar, § 33, c.; (Buttmann, as above); περί τίνος ὅτι, Matthew 9:36. Besides, several times in Test xii. Patr. (e. g. test. Zab. §§ 4, 6, 7, etc.); and in the N. T. Apocrypha; in Deuteronomy 13:8 Symm.; (Exodus 2:6 manuscript Venet.); and in 1 Samuel 23:21 incert.; (Clement of Rome, 2 Cor. 1, 7 [ET]; Hermas, mand. 4, 3, 5 [ET]); ἐπισπλαγχνίζομαι, Proverbs 17:5; the active σπλαγχνίζω is once used for the Attic σπλαγχνεύω, 2 Macc. 6:8. Cf. Bleek, Einl. ins N. T. edition 1, p. 75 (English translation, ibid.; edition 3 (by Marigold), p. 90; Winer's Grammar, 30, 33, 92 (87)).

have compassion.

Middle voice from splagchnon; to have the bowels yearn, i.e. (figuratively) feel sympathy, to pity -- have (be moved with) compassion.

see GREEK splagchnon

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