Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #4697: splagchnizomai (pronounced splangkh-nid'-zom-ahee)

middle voice from 4698; to have the bowels yearn, i.e. (figuratively) feel sympathy, to pity:--have (be moved with) compassion.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) 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)

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: middle voice from G4698

Citing in TDNT: 7:548, 1067


This word is used 12 times:

Matthew 9:36: "when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted,"
Matthew 14:14: "a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed"
Matthew 15:32: "his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because"
Matthew 18:27: "lord of that servant was moved with compassion and loosed him, and forgave"
Matthew 20:34: "So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately"
Mark 1:41: "And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and"
Mark 6:34: "much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were"
Mark 8:2: " I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me"
Mark 9:22: "him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help"
Luke 7:13: "Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said"
Luke 10:33: "where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion"
Luke 15:20: "his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran,"

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