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Strong's #3955 - παῤῥησιάζομαι

Root Word (Etymology)
middle voice from (G3954)
Parts of Speech
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  1. to use freedom in speaking, be free spoken
    1. to speak freely
  2. to grow confident, have boldness, show assurance, assume a bold bearing
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3313 ‑ יָפַע (yaw‑fah');  6026 ‑ עָנַג (aw‑nag');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (9)
Acts 7
Ephesians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
NAS (17)
Acts 13
Ephesians 2
1 Thessalonians 2
CSB (9)
Acts 7
Ephesians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
BSB (9)
Acts 7
Ephesians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
ESV (9)
Acts 7
Ephesians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
WEB (9)
Acts 7
Ephesians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


fut. -άσομαι Pl. Chrm. 156a, etc. (but παρρησιασθήσομαι LXX Job 22:26): aor. ἐπαρρησιασάμην Isoc. 11.1, dub. in Aeschin. 1.80: pf. (v.infr.): used only in Prose:

speak freely, openly, Pl. Grg. 487d; τι ib. 491e, cf. Aeschin. l.c.; πρὸς ὑμᾶς Pl. La. 178a, etc.; τινὶ περί τινος Id. Chrm. 156a, D. 18.177; πολλὰ κατά τινος Plb. 12.13.8: pf. πεπαρρησίασμαι in act. sense, ἂ γιγνώσκω πάνθ' ἁπλῶς.. πεπ. D. 4.51, cf. Plb. l.c.; but τὰ πεπαρρησιασμένα in pass. sense, free expressions, Isoc. 15.10; -ασμέναι φωναί Phld. Lib. p.4 O.: once in Act., ib. p.58 O.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

παρρησιάζομαι; imperfect ἐπαρρησιαζομην; 1 aorist ἐπαρρησιασαμην; (παρρησία, which see); a deponent verb; Vulg. chieflyfiducialiter ago; to bear oneself boldly or confidently;

1. to use freedom in speaking, be free-spoken; to speak freely ((A. V. boldly)): Acts 18:26; Acts 19:8; ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι τοῦ Ἰησοῦ, relying on the name of Jesus, Acts 9:27, 28(29); also ἐπί τῷ κυρίῳ, Acts 14:3.

2. to grow confident, have boldness, show assurance, assume a bold bearing: εἶπεν, Acts 13:46 (R. V. spake out boldly); λαλεῖν, Acts 26:26; παρρησιάζεσθαι ἐν τίνι, in reliance on one to take courage, followed by an infinitive of the thing to be done: λαλῆσαι, Ephesians 6:20; 1 Thessalonians 2:2. (Xenophon, Demosthenes, Aeschines, Polybius, Philo, Plutarch, others; the Sept.; Sir. 6:11.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(<παρρησία ),

[in LXX: Job 22:26 (H6026 hithp.), Psalms 12:5; Psalms 94:1, Proverbs 20:9, , Sirach 6:11*;]

to speak freely or boldly, be bold in speech: Acts 9:27-28; Acts 13:46; Acts 14:3; Acts 18:26; Acts 19:8; Acts 26:26, Ephesians 6:20, 1 Thessalonians 2:2.†

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
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