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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #3954 - παῤῥησία

Transliteration
parrhēsía
Phonetics
par-rhay-see'-ah
Origin
from (G3956) and a derivative of (G4483)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
5:871,794
Definition
Thayer's
  1. freedom in speaking, unreservedness in speech
    1. openly, frankly, i.e without concealment
    2. without ambiguity or circumlocution
    3. without the use of figures and comparisons
  2. free and fearless confidence, cheerful courage, boldness, assurance
  3. the deportment by which one becomes conspicuous or secures publicity
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 6998 ‑ קָטַף (kaw‑taf');  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (31)
Mark
1
John
9
Acts
5
2 Corinthians
2
Ephesians
2
Philippians
1
Colossians
1
1 Timothy
1
Philemon
1
Hebrews
4
1 John
4
NAS (32)
Mark
1
John
9
Acts
5
2 Corinthians
3
Ephesians
2
Philippians
1
Colossians
1
1 Timothy
1
Philemon
1
Hebrews
4
1 John
4
HCS (31)
Mark
1
John
9
Acts
5
2 Corinthians
2
Ephesians
2
Philippians
1
Colossians
1
1 Timothy
1
Philemon
1
Hebrews
4
1 John
4
BSB (31)
Mark
1
John
9
Acts
5
2 Corinthians
2
Ephesians
2
Philippians
1
Colossians
1
1 Timothy
1
Philemon
1
Hebrews
4
1 John
4
ESV (26)
Mark
1
John
9
Acts
5
2 Corinthians
1
Ephesians
1
Philippians
1
1 Timothy
1
Hebrews
4
1 John
3
WEB (30)
Mark
1
John
8
Acts
5
2 Corinthians
2
Ephesians
2
Philippians
1
Colossians
1
1 Timothy
1
Philemon
1
Hebrews
4
1 John
4
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

παρρησί-α, ἡ,

(πᾶς, ῥῆσις)

outspokenness, frankness, freedom of speech, claimed by the Athenians as their privilege, ἐλεύθεροι παρρησίᾳ θάλλοντες οἰκοῖεν πόλιν κλεινῶν Ἀθηνῶν E. Hipp. 422, cf. Ion 672; παρρησίᾳ φράζειν Id. Ba. 668; ἔχειν π. Id. Ph. 391; οὔσης παρρησίας Ar. Th. 541; διδόναι π. τισί Isoc. 2.28; ἐλευθερίας ἡ πόλις μεστὴ καὶ π. γίγνεται Pl. R. 557b; τἀληθῆ μετὰ παρρησίας ἐρῶ D. 6.31; τὴν ὑπὲρ τῶν δικαίων π. ἀποδόμενος Din. 2.1; δημοκρατίας οὔσης οὐκ ἔστι π. Isoc. 8.14; π. καὶ ἰσηγορία καὶ δημοκρατία Plb. 2.38.6; περὶ παρρησίας, title of work by Philodemus.

2. in bad sense, licence of tongue, ἡ εἰς τοὺς θεοὺς π. Isoc. 11.40, cf. Pl. Phdr. 240e, Cic. Att. 1.16.8.

3. freedom of action, Aristaenet. 2.7; π. ζωῆς καὶ θανάτου power of life and death, Vett. Val. 6.3,al.; licence, permission, Just. Nov. 1.1.1; παρρησίᾳ ἐκτέμνεται τὸ δέρμα without fear, Aët. 15.8; ἤγαγον ὑμᾶς μετὰ παρρησίας openly, LXX Leviticus 26:13.

4. liberality, lavishness, κεκόσμηκε τὸν αὑτοῦ βίον τῇ καλλίστῃ π. OGI 323.10(Pergam., ii B.C.); ἐπὶ τῇ.. τῶν καμάτων καὶ πάσης ἐπιμελείας παρρησίᾳ IG 5(1).547 (Sparta, iii A.D.); = copia, Gloss.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

παρρησία , -ας ,

(< πᾶς + ῥῆσις , speech),

[in LXX; Leviticus 26:13 (μετὰ Papyri, קוֺמְמִיּוּת H6968), Proverbs 1:20; Proverbs 10:10, Wisdom of Solomon 5:1, al.;]

1. freedom of speech, plainness, openness, freedom in speaking (Eur., Plat., al.) : Acts 4:13, 2 Corinthians 3:12; παρρησίᾳ , adverbially, freely, openly, plainly, Mark 8:32, John 7:13; John 7:26; John 10:24; John 11:14; John 16:29; John 18:20; opp. to ἐν παροιμίαις , John 16:25; ἐν Papyri, Ephesians 6:19; μετὰ Papyri, Acts 2:29; Acts 4:29; Acts 4:31; Acts 28:31

2. In LXX (1 Maccabees 4:18, Wisdom of Solomon 5:1, al.), FlJ, and NT, also (from the absence of fear which accompanies freedom of speech), confidence, boldness: 2 Corinthians 7:4, Philippians 1:20, 1 Timothy 3:13; ἔχειν Papyri, Ephesians 3:12, Philemon 1:8, Hebrews 3:6; Hebrews 10:19; Hebrews 10:35, 1 John 2:28; 1 John 3:21; 1 John 4:17; 1 John 5:14; μετὰ Papyri, He 416; ἐν Papyri, Colossians 2:15; id. (as בפרהסיא in Rabbinic lit.; v. Westc., Jo., i, 262), in public, John 7:4 and (without ἐν ) John 11:54.†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
παρρησια παρρησία παρρησίᾳ παρρησιαν παρρησίαν παρρησιας παρρησίας parresia parresía parrēsia parrēsía parresíāi parrēsíāi parresian parresían parrēsian parrēsían parresias parresías parrēsias parrēsías
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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