|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (a.) Different; taking various forms; dissimilar; distinct; separate.
2. (a.) Capable of various forms; multiform.
3. (adv.) In different directions; diversely.
4. (v. i.) To turn aside.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DIVERS; DIVERSE; DIVERSITIES
di'-verz, di-vurs', di-vur'-si-tiz: "Divers" meaning "various," "different in kind," is now obsolete and used only as a synonym of "several," i.e. more than one. The distinction between "divers" and "diverse" in the King James Version seems to be that the former is the wider term, the latter being restricted to the meaning of "different in kind," while "divers" is also used to express difference of number. the Revised Version (British and American) retains "diverse" in all instances but changes "divers" nearly everywhere, except where it has the meaning "several." Compare Matthew 24:7 Luke 21:11 Hebrews 9:10, and others. It is hard to understand why the Revised Version (British and American) retains "divers" as a translation of poikilos, in Matthew 4:24 Mark 1:34, et al., because poikilos certainly cannot have the meaning "several" but "different in kind," and the idea expressed in these passages is not that some of the people had several diseases but that different people had different kinds of diseases. The same is true in Hebrews 13:9 where "divers" does not refer to number but to various kinds of teaching. Hebrews 2:4 and James 1:2 rightly change the reading of the King James Version "divers" to "manifold."
In other passages the Revised Version (British and American) changes "divers" to "diverse," and thus renders the idea of the original text "different in kind." Compare Deuteronomy 25:13; Proverbs 20:10, 23. Other passages are changed the better to render the original text: Deuteronomy 22:9, "two kinds of seed"; Judges 5:30, "dyed"; 2 Chronicles 30:11, "certain men"; Mark 8:3 and Acts 19:9, "some." the King James Version reads. in all these passages "divers." the Revised Version (British and American) changes the King James Version Hebrews 1:1 "at sundry times and in divers manners," an expression often found in Old English, to "by divers portions and in divers manners."
"Diversities" is found twice as translation of diairesis, literally, "distribution" (1 Corinthians 12:4), but the Revised Version (British and American) changes the King James Version, 1 Corinthians 12:28, "diversities" to "divers kinds," as translation of gene, "kinds."
A. L. Breslich
Diverse (15 Occurrences)
Matthew 4:24 And his fame spread throughout all Syria: and they brought to him all sick people that were taken with diverse diseases and torments, and those who were possessed with demons, and those who were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. (WBS)
Hebrews 13:9 Don't be carried away by various and strange teachings, for it is good that the heart be established by grace, not by food, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited. (See RSV)
Deuteronomy 25:13 You shall not have in your bag diverse weights, a great and a small. (WEB JPS ASV)
Deuteronomy 25:14 You shall not have in your house diverse measures, a great and a small. (WEB JPS ASV)
1 Chronicles 29:2 and with all my power I have prepared for the house of my God, the gold for 'things of' gold, and the silver for 'those of' silver, and the brass for 'those of' brass, the iron for 'those of' iron, and the wood for 'those of' wood, shoham stones, and settings, and stones of painting and of diverse colours, and all 'kinds of' precious stone, and stones of white marble, in abundance. (YLT)
Esther 1:7 And they gave them drink in vessels of gold, (the vessels being diverse one from another,) and royal wine in abundance, according to the state of the king. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Esther 3:8 And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Proverbs 20:10 Diverse weights, and diverse measures, Both of them alike are an abomination to Jehovah. (ASV RSV)
Proverbs 20:23 Diverse weights are an abomination to Jehovah; And a false balance is not good. (ASV RSV)
Ezekiel 17:3 and thou hast said: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: The great eagle, great-winged, long-pinioned, Full of feathers, that hath diverse colours, Hath come in unto Lebanon, And it taketh the foliage of the cedar, (YLT)
Daniel 7:3 Four great animals came up from the sea, diverse one from another. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Daniel 7:7 After this I saw in the night visions, and, behold, a fourth animal, awesome and powerful, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth; it devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet: and it was diverse from all the animals that were before it; and it had ten horns. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Daniel 7:19 Then I desired to know the truth concerning the fourth animal, which was diverse from all of them, exceedingly terrible, whose teeth were of iron, and its nails of brass; which devoured, broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet; (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Daniel 7:23 Thus he said, The fourth animal shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be diverse from all the kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Daniel 7:24 As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom shall ten kings arise: and another shall arise after them; and he shall be diverse from the former, and he shall put down three kings. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)