heterozugeó: to be yoked up differently, i.e. to be unequally yokedOriginal Word: ἑτεροζυγέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (het-er-od-zoog-eh'-o)
Short Definition: I am yoked with one different from myself
Definition: I am yoked with one different from myself, unequally yoked.
2086 heterozygéō (from 2087 /héteros, "another of a different kind" and 2218 /zygós, "a yoke, joining two to a single plow") – properly, different kinds of people joined together but unevenly matched; hence "unequally yoked" (not aptly joined).
2086 /heterozygéō ("mis-matched") is used figuratively of Christians wrongly committed to a partner holding very different values (priorities), i.e. that run contrary to faith (the kingdom of God).
Reflection: Scripture uses symbols to teach about the importance of keeping spiritually pure. Along this line, Scripture prohibited:Word Origin
from heteros and zugos
to be yoked up differently, i.e. to be unequally yoked
bound together (1).
STRONGS NT 2086: ἑτεροζυγέω
ἑτεροζυγέω, ἑτεροζύγῳ; (ἑτερόζυγος yoked with a different yoke; used in Leviticus 19:19 of the union of beasts of different kinds, e. g. an ox and an ass), to come under an unequal or different yoke (Beza,impari jugo copulor), to be unequally yoked: τίνι (on the dative see Winers Grammar, § 31, 10 N. 4; Buttmann, § 133, 8), tropically, to have fellowship with one who is not an equal: 2 Corinthians 6:14, where the apostle is forbidding Christians to have contact with idolaters.<1>
unequally yoke together with.
From a compound of heteros and zugos; to yoke up differently, i.e. (figuratively) to associate discordantly -- unequally yoke together with.
see GREEK heteros
see GREEK zugos ετεροζυγουντες ετεροζυγούντες ἑτεροζυγοῦντες ετεροζύγω eterozugountes heterozygountes heterozygoûntes