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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #3952 - παρουσία

Word Origin:
from the present participle of (3918)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Feminine
Word Definition  [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. presence
  2. the coming, arrival, advent
    1. the future visible return from heaven of Jesus, to raise the dead, hold the last judgment, and set up formally and gloriously the kingdom of God
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

παρουσ-ία, ἡ,


presence, of persons, δεσπότου, etc., A. Pers. 169, etc.; ἀνδρῶν π., = ἄνδρες οἱ παρόντες, E. Alc. 606; πόλις μείζων τῆς ἡμετέρας π., = ἡμῶν τῶν παρόντων, Th. 6.86; παρουσίαν μὲν οἶσθα.. φίλων, ὡς οὔτις ἡμῖν ἐστιν, i.e. that we have no friends present to assist us, S. El. 948; of things, κακῶν E. Hec. 227, Ar. Th. 1049; ἀγαθῶν Pl. Grg. 497e: abs., παρουσίαν ἔχειν, = παρεῖναι, S. Aj. 540; τὰ τῆς τύχης.. κοινὰς [ἔχει] τὰς παρουσίας D. Prooem. 39; αὐτὸ τὸ ἀγαθὸν [αἴτιον] τῇ π. τοῖς ἄλλοις τοῦ ἀγαθὰ εἶναι Arist. EE 1217b5, cf. Pl. Phd. 100d, etc.

2. arrival, ἡμῶν κοινόπουν π. S. El. 1104, cf. E. Alc. 209, Th. 1.128; εἰς Ἰταλίαν D.H. 1.45; esp. visit of a royal or official personage, βασιλέως, etc., PTeb. 48.14 (ii B. C.), IPE 12.32 A 85 (Olbia, iii B.C.), etc.; of a god, IG 42(1).122.34(Epid.).

3. occasion, v.l. in S. El. 1251.

4. π. τισὶ ποιεῖσθαι entertain them on their official visits, OGI 139.9 (Philae, ii B.C.).

5. in NT, the Advent, Matthew 24:27, al.

6. Astrol., situation of a planet at a point on the zodiac, ἤτοι κατὰ παρουσίαν ἢ κατὰ συμμαρτυρίαν Vett.Val. 49.26.

II substance, property, ὡς.. ἔχομεν παρουσίας Pl.Com. 177, cf. Men. 471; π. χρημάτων Crates Com. 16.

2. contribution in money, Sch. Luc. Phal. 1.3 (pl.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 παρουσία, παρουσίας, (παρών, παροῦσα, παρουσον, from πάρειμι which see) in Greek authors from the Tragg., Thucydides, Plato down; not found in the Sept.;

1. presence: 1 Corinthians 16:17; 2 Corinthians 10:10; opposed to ἀπουσίᾳ, Philippians 2:12 ( 2 Maccabees 15:21; ( Aristotle, phys. 2,3, p. 195a, 14; metaphys. 4,2, p. 1013b, 14; meteor. 4,5, p. 382a, 33etc.)).

2. the presence of one coming, hence, the coming, arrival, advent, (( Polybius 3,41, 1. 8); Judith 10:18; 2 Maccabees 8:12; ( Hermas, sim. 5,5, 3 [ET])): 2 Corinthians 7:6; 2 Thessalonians 2:9 (cf. 2 Thessalonians 2:8> ἀποκαλυφθήσεται; ... πάλιν πρός τινα, of a return, Philippians 1:26. In the N. T. especially of the advent, i. e. the future, visible, return from heaven of Jesus, the Messiah, to raise the dead, hold the last judgment, and set up formally and gloriously the kingdom of God: Matthew 24:3; παρουσία τοῦ υἱοῦ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου (27), 37,39; τοῦ κυρίου, 1 Thessalonians 3:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:15; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:1; James 5:7; 2 Peter 3:4; Χριστοῦ, 2 Peter 1:16; αὐτοῦ, 1 Corinthians 15:23; ( 1 Thessalonians 2:19); 2 Thessalonians 2:8; 2 Peter 3:4; ( 1 John 2:28); τῆς τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμέρας, 2 Peter 3:12. It is called in ecclesiastical writings δευτέρᾳ παρουσία, Ev. Nicod. c. 22at the end; Justin Martyr, Apology 1,52 (where see Otto's note); dialog contra Trypho, chapters 40,110, 121; and is opposed to πρώτη παρουσία which took place in the incarnation, birth, and earthly career of Christ, Justin Martyr, dialog contra Trypho, chapters 52,121, cf. 14,32, 49, etc.; (cf. Ignatius ad Philippians 9 [ET] (and Lightfoot)); see ἔλευσις.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

παρ -ουσία , -ας , ,

[in LXX: A, , ; , *;]

1. usually in cl., a being present, presence: , ; opp. to ἀπουσία , (cf. ).

2. a coming, arrival, advent (Soph., Eur., Thuc., al., v. LS, s.v.; so Jth, l.c., ) : , , ; in late writers (v. M, Th., 145 ff.; MM, xix; LAE, 372 ff.) as technical term for the visit of a king; hence, in NT, specif. of the Advent or Parousia of Christ : ; ; ; , , ; ; ; , ; , , ; ; , .





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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

περισσεύω, with the meaning ";remain over,"; as often in the NT (Matthew 15:37, al.), occurs in Syll 306 (= .3672).19 (B.C. 162–0) εἰ δέ τι περισσεύοι ἀπὸ τῶν τόκων, and ib. .3250ii. 33 (B. C 338–7) τῶν ] σκευῶν τῶμ περισσευσάντω [ν σταδίου. The common Pauline sense ";have abundance"; survives in MGr περισσεύω.


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List of Word Forms
παρουσια παρουσία παρουσίᾳ παρουσιαν παρουσίαν παρουσιας παρουσίας parousia parousía parousíāi parousian parousían parousias parousías

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