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a -lūr ´ (פּתה , pāthāh , "to persuade," "woo," "entice"; δελεάζω , deleázō , "to entrap," "lay a bait"):

(1) "I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness" (Hosea 2:14 ), with evident reference to the Assyrian invasion and the devastation of the land, followed up by the Exile. Thus would Yahweh entice Israel to repent by gentle punishment; then would follow her restoration and the outpouring of His love (Hosea 2:14 ).

(2) "They allure through the lusts of the flesh" (2 Peter 2:18 , the Revised Version (British and American) "entice"). Wicked men allure to destruction; God (as above) allures to punishment, repentance and restoration.

Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Allure'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​isb/​a/allure.html. 1915.
 
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