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Strong's #3874 - παράκλησις

Transliteration
paráklēsis
Phonetics
par-ak'-lay-sis
Root Word (Etymology)
from (G3870)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
TDNT
5:773,778
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Definition   
Thayer's
  1. a calling near, summons, (esp. for help)
  2. importation, supplication, entreaty
  3. exhortation, admonition, encouragement
  4. consolation, comfort, solace; that which affords comfort or refreshment
    1. thus of the Messianic salvation (so the Rabbis call the Messiah the consoler, the comforter)
  5. persuasive discourse, stirring address
    1. instructive, admonitory, conciliatory, powerful hortatory discourse
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5162 ‑ נָחַם (naw‑kham');  8469 ‑ תַּחֲנוּנָה (takh‑an‑oon', takh‑an‑oo‑naw');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (29)
Luke 2
Acts 4
Romans 3
1 Corinthians 1
2 Corinthians 11
Philippians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Timothy 1
Philemon 1
Hebrews 3
NAS (29)
Luke 2
Acts 4
Romans 3
1 Corinthians 1
2 Corinthians 11
Philippians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Timothy 1
Philemon 1
Hebrews 3
CSB (29)
Luke 2
Acts 4
Romans 3
1 Corinthians 1
2 Corinthians 11
Philippians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Timothy 1
Philemon 1
Hebrews 3
BSB (29)
Luke 2
Acts 4
Romans 3
1 Corinthians 1
2 Corinthians 11
Philippians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Timothy 1
Philemon 1
Hebrews 3
ESV (27)
Luke 2
Acts 4
Romans 3
1 Corinthians 1
2 Corinthians 10
Philippians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Timothy 1
Hebrews 3
WEB (28)
Luke 2
Acts 3
Romans 3
1 Corinthians 1
2 Corinthians 11
Philippians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Timothy 1
Philemon 1
Hebrews 3
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

παρά-κλησις, εως, ἡ,

calling to one's aid, summons, οἱ ἐκ παρακλήσεως συγκαθήμενοι a packed party in the assembly, D. 18.143.

2. imploring, appealing, τινος of or on the part of one, Th. 4.61; deprecation, συγγνώμης δεῖ καὶ π. Str. 13.1.1.

3. invocation of gods, Iamb. Myst. 4.3 (pl.).

4. demand, request, PGrenf. 1.32.7 (pl., ii B.C.), etc.; κατὰ-σιν on demand, PLond. 3.1164d10 (iii A. D.).

II exhortation, address, πρὸς τὸν ὄχλον Th. 8.92; οὐ π. εὑρόντες, ἀλλὰ παραίνεσιν γράψαντες not a mere address to their feelings, but counsel to act rightly, Isoc. 1.5; π. τῶν πολιτῶν πρὸς ἀρετήν Aeschin. 1.117; τὴν τῆς σωφροσύνης παράκλησιν.. αὐτοὺς παρακέκληκα Id. 2.180; ἀξιώσεισκαὶ-κλήσεις Plb. 1.67.10.

III consolation, LXX Isaiah 30:7, Nahum 3:7, Hebrews 6:18, Phalar. 103.1.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

παράκλησις, παρακλήσεως, (παρακαλέω, which see);

1. properly, a calling near, summons (especially for help, Thucydides 4, 61; Demosthenes, p. 275, 20).

2. imploration, supplication, entreaty: 2 Corinthians 8:4 (Strabo 13, p. 581; Josephus, Antiquities 3, 1, 5; (contra Apion 2, 23, 3 παράκλησις πρός τόν Θεόν ἔστω); λόγοι παρακλήσεως, words of appeal, containing entreaties, 1 Macc. 10:24).

3. exhortation, admonition, encouragement: Acts 15:31 (others refer this to 4); 1 Corinthians 14:3; 2 Corinthians 8:17; Philippians 2:1; 1 Timothy 4:13; Hebrews 12:5; λόγος τῆς παρακλήσεως, Hebrews 13:22 (2 Macc. 7:24 2Macc. 15:9 (11); Plato, del. 415 e.; Thucydides 8, 92; Aeschines, Polybius, others).

4. consolation, comfort, solace: 2 Corinthians 1:4-7; Hebrews 6:18; (add, Acts 9:31; 2 Thessalonians 2:16) (Jeremiah 16:7; Has. 13:14; (Job 21:2; Nahum 3:7); Phalaris, epistle 97 at the beginning); τῶν γραφῶν, afforded by the contents of the Scriptures, Romans 15:4 (Winer's Grammar, 189 (178)); Θεός τῆς παρακλήσεως, God the author and bestower of comfort, Romans 15:5; 2 Corinthians 1:3; solace or cheer which comes from a happy lot or a prosperous state of things, Luke 6:24; 2 Corinthians 7:4, 7, 13 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 393 (368)); Philemon 1:7; by metonymy, that which affords comfort or refreshment; thus of the Messianic salvation, Luke 2:25 (so the rabbis call the Messiah the consoler, the comforter, κατ' ἐξοχήν, מְנַחֵם (cf. Wünsche, Neue Beiträge as above with at the passage; Schöttgen, Horae Hebrew etc. ii. 18)).

5. universally, "persuasive discourse, stirring address — instructive; admonitory, consolatory; powerful hortatory discourse": Romans 12:8; λόγος, παρακλήσεως (A. V. "word of exhortation), Acts 13:15; υἱός παρακλήσεως (a son of exhortation), a man gifted in teaching, admonishing, consoling, Acts 4:36; used of the apostles' instruction or preaching, 1 Thessalonians 2:3.


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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

παρά -κλησις , -εως ,

(<παρακαλέω ),

[in LXX : Job 21:2, Psalms 94:19, Hosea 13:14, Nahum 3:7, Isaiah 57:18; Isaiah 66:11, Jeremiah 16:7 (H5162, its parts and derivatives), Jeremiah 38:9 (H8469), Isaiah 28:29; Isaiah 30:7, 1 Maccabees 10:24; 1 Maccabees 12:9, 2 Maccabees 7:24; 2 Maccabees 15:11*;]

1. a calling to one's aid, summons (Thus.), hence, appeal, entreaty (Strab., Plut., al., 1 Maccabees 10:24; of. Lft., Notes, 20) : 2 Corinthians 8:4.

2. exhortation, encouragement: Acts 15:31, Romans 12:8, 1 Corinthians 14:3, 2 Corinthians 8:17, Philippians 2:1, 1 Thessalonians 2:3, 1 Timothy 4:13, Hebrews 12:5; λόγος (τῆς ) Papyri, Acts 13:15, Hebrews 13:22; υἱὸς Papyri, Acts 4:36.

3. consolation, comfort (Phalar., LXX) : Luke 6:24, Acts 9:31, 2 Corinthians 1:4-7; 2 Corinthians 7:4; 2 Corinthians 7:7; 2 Corinthians 7:13, 2 Thessalonians 2:16, Philemon 1:7; τ . γραφῶν , Romans 15:4; θεὸς τῆς Papyri, Romans 15:5, 2 Corinthians 1:3; Papyri τοῦ Ἰσραήλ (v. Dalman, Words, 109 f.), Lk


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Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
παρακλησει παρακλήσει παρακλήσεις Παρακλησεως Παρακλήσεως παρακλησιν παράκλησιν παρακλησις παράκλησις παρακλητικούς paraklesei paraklēsei paraklḗsei Parakleseos Paraklēseōs Paraklḗseos Paraklḗseōs paraklesin paraklēsin paráklesin paráklēsin paraklesis paraklēsis paráklesis paráklēsis
 
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