splagchnizomai: to be moved in the inward parts, i.e. to feel compassionOriginal Word: σπλαγχνίζομαιPart of Speech:
I have pity onDefinition:
I feel compassion, have pity on, am moved.
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 ConcordanceWord Origin
to be moved in the inward parts, i.e. to feel compassionNASB Translation
feel compassion (2), felt compassion (7), moved with compassion (2), take pity (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 4697: σπλαγχνίζομαισπλαγχνίζομαι
; 1 aorist ἐσπλαγχνίσθην
, 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
with a finite verb, Matthew 20:34
; Mark 1:41
, to pity one (cf. Winer
s 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
with the dative of the person, Matthew 14:14 G L T Tr WH
; Mark 6:34
); 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)).<1>
Middle voice from splagchnon; to have the bowels yearn, i.e. (figuratively) feel sympathy, to pity -- have (be moved with) compassion.
see GREEK splagchnon