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Strong's #3929 - πάρεσις

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  1. passing over, letting pass, neglecting, disregarding
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πάρεσις, εως, ἡ,

letting go, dismissal, τινὸς ἐκ Συρακουσῶν Plu. Comp. Dion. Brut. 2; release, D.H. 7.37.

II slackening of strength, paralysis, Hp. Epid. 4.45; παραπληγίη π. ἁφῆς καὶ κινήσιος Aret. SD 1.7, cf. 2.5, Plu. 2.652e.

2. metaph., ἡ ἀπὸ τῆς ὕλης π. Dam. Pr. 440.

III remission of debts, χρημάτων π. Phalar. 81.1; of sins, Romans 3:25. neglect, App. Reg. 13.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πάρεσις, παρεσισεως, (παρίημι, which see), pretermission, passing over, letting pass, neglecting, disregarding: διά τήν πάρεσιν ... ἀνοχή τοῦ Θεοῦ, because God had patiently let pass the sins committed previously (to the expiatory death of Christ), i. e. bad tolerated, had not punished (and so man's conception of his holiness was in danger of becoming dim, if not extinct), Romans 3:25, where cf. Fritzsche; (Trench, § xxxiii. (Hippocrates, Dionysius Halicarnassus, others)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* πάρεσις , -εως ,

(< παρίημι ),

1. a letting go, dismissal.

2. prætermission, passing by (of debt or sin) : Romans 3:25

SYN.: ἄφεσις G859, q.v.

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the literal sense ";wear,"; ";carry,"; c. acc., as in Acts 28:20 (cf. 4 Maccabees 12:3), cf. OGIS 56.67 (B.C. 238) περικειμένων τὰς ἰδίας βασιλείας (";diadems"; ) (cited by Mayser Gr. p. 34). The metaphorical usage is seen in the illiterate P Lond 1926.12 (mid. iv/A.D.), where a certain Valeria asks for Paphnutius’s prayers—μεγάλῳ γὰρ νόσῳ περίκιμε δυσπνήας δινῆς (l. περίκειμαι δυσπνοίας δεινῆς), ";for I am afflicted with a great disease in the shape of a grievous shortness of breath"; (Bell) : cf. Hebrews 5:2, and from literary sources Theocritus xxiii. 13 f. φεῦγε δ᾽ ἀπὸ χρὼς | ὕβριν τᾶς ὀργᾶς περικείμενος, Anth. Pal. xi. 38 πῖνε καὶ ἔσθιε καὶ περικεῖσο ἄνθεα.


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List of Word Forms
παρεσιν πάρεσιν paresin páresin