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Entry for Strong's #3916 - παραχρῆμα

Word Origin
from (3844) and (5536) (in its original sense)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. immediately, forthwith, instantly
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 6597 ‑ פִּתְאֹם (pith‑ome', pith‑ome');  6621 ‑ פֶּתַע (peh'‑thah);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (19) NAS (17) HCS (18)
Matthew 2
Luke 10
Acts 7
Matthew 2
Luke 9
Acts 6
Matthew 2
Luke 10
Acts 6
ADV 19
ADV 17
ADV 19
ADV 17
ADV 19

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Adv. for παρὰ τὸ χρῆμα (cf. χρέος) on the spot, forthwith, Hdt. 3.15, 7.150, Lys. 25.17, etc.; πάλαι τε καὶ οἱ πλεῖστοι π. Th. 7.75; εἰ καὶ μὴ π., ἀλλ' ὀλίγον ὕστερον Isoc. 18.64; ταχέως καὶ π. Cratin. 6; at the moment, π. τέρψασαι Critias 6.23 (nisi divisim scribendum); τὰ π. the present, opp. τὰ μέλλοντα, Th. 1.138; ἡ π. ἀνάγκη present necessity, Id. 2.17; τὸ π. περιχαρές ib. 51; τὸ π. περιδεές Id. 8.1; τὸ π. ἡδύ immediate pleasure, Pl. Prt. 356a; αἱ π. ἡδοναί Antipho Soph. 58: with the Art., τὸ π. Hdt. 6.11, etc.; ἐκ τοῦ π. λέγειν to speak offhand, Pl. Cra. 399d, cf. D. 1.1; ἐκ τοῦ π. στρατεύεσθαι X. HG 6.4.11; αἱ ἐκ τοῦ π. ἡδοναί Id. Mem. 2.1.20; λέγειν ἀπὸ τοῦ π. Id. HG 1.1.30; ἐν τῷ π. Antipho 5.73, Pl. R. 455a, etc.; ἐς τὸ π. ἀκούειν Th. 1.22; ἀσθενεῖς εἰς τὸ π. γίγνονται Pl. Lg. 646c. More freq. in Hdt. and Att. Prose than in later writers (hence expld. by Hsch. παραχρῆμα· παραυτίκα.., εὐθέως), cf. Call. Fr. 106.3, SIG 577.12 (Milet., iii/ii B. C.), Plu. Cam. 42; νόμοι ἐκ τοῦ π. κείμενοι Jul. ad Them. 262a; ἐκ τοῦ π. εἰπεῖν Plu. 2.6e, cf. Longin. 18.2; ἐν τῷ π. Aristid. 2.407 J.: hence Cobet treats ἄρτι, εὐθύς, εὐθέως, when joined with παραχρῆμα as glosses, π. ἄρτι X. HG 1.4.14; εὐθέως π. Antipho 1.20; εὐθὺς π. Isaiah 1:11, Din. 1.94, D. 48.40.

2. in later writers, c. gen., π. τῆς εὐεργεσίας D.Chr. 11.130; π. τῆς διαβάσεως Eun. Hist. p.240 D., cf. Gp. 10.75.16.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

παραχρῆμα (properly, equivalent to παρά τό χρῆμα; cf. our on the spot), from Herodotus down; immediately, forthwith, instantly: Matthew 21:19; Luke 1:64; Luke 4:39; Luke 5:25; Luke 8:44, 47, 55; Luke 13:13; Luke 18:43; Luke 19:11; Luke 22:60; Acts 3:7; Acts 5:10; Acts 9:18 Rec.; (WH brackets παραχρῆμα); Acts 16:33. (Wis. 18:17; 2 Macc. 4:34, 38, etc.; the Sept. for פִּתְאֹם, Numbers 6:9; Numbers 12:4; Isaiah 29:5; Isaiah 30:13.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

παραχρῆμα ,


(= παρὰ τὸ χρῆμα ),

[in LXX: Numbers 6:9; Numbers 12:4, Isaiah 29:5; Isaiah 30:13 (H6597), etc.;]

on the spot, forthwith, instantly: Matthew 21:19-20, Luke 1:64; Luke 4:39; Luke 5:25; Luke 8:44; Luke 8:47; Luke 8:55; Luke 13:13; Luke 18:43; Luke 19:11; Luke 22:60, Acts 3:7; Acts 5:10; Acts 12:23; Acts 13:11; Acts 16:26; Acts 16:33 (on the usage in Mt, Lk, v. Dalman, Words, 28 f.).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For a good parallel to the TR of Luke 19:43 cf. P Oxy IV. 707.32 (c. A.D. 136) where a man is charged with neglecting a vineyard—μηδὲ τὰς πλάτας περιβεβληκέναι, ";not even to have built the enclosing walls."; For the meaning ";wrap about,"; ";clothe myself,"; as in Mark 14:51 (cf. Field Notes, p. 40), see P Fay 12.18 (c. B.C. 103) ἐξέδυσαν ὃ περ [ιε ]βεβλήμην ἱμάτιον, ";they stripped me of the garment in which I was clothed,"; P Grenf I. 38.14 (ii/i B.C.) (as emended Berichtigungen, p. 182) ὅ τε περιεβλήμην ὀθόνιον κατέρηξεν, and the metaphor. use in PSI IV. 330.7 (B.C. 258–7) οὗτος δὲ τῆι μεγίστηι με ἀτιμίαι περιβέβληκεν, ib. 435.9 (iii/B.C.) (as read by Deissmann Exp VIII. xxiv. p. 421) εἰς ἀ ̣ρ ̣ρ ̣ω ̣σ ̣[τ ]ι ̣α ̣[ν ] μ [ε πε ]ρ ̣ι ̣ε ̣β ̣α ̣λεν μεγάλην, ";he afflicted me with a great sickness,"; and Aristeas 208 αἰκίαις περιβάλλειν, ";subject men to injuries."; See also Menander Περικ. 36 εὐθὺς προσδραμών | ἐφίλει, περέβαλλε.


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