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Lexicon :: Strong's G3850 - parabolē

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παραβολή
Transliteration
parabolē (Key)
Pronunciation
pä-rä-bo-lā' (Key)
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 5:744,773

Strong’s Definitions

παραβολή parabolḗ, par-ab-ol-ay'; from G3846; a similitude ("parable"), i.e. (symbolic) fictitious narrative (of common life conveying a moral), apothegm or adage:—comparison, figure, parable, proverb.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 50x

The KJV translates Strong's G3850 in the following manner: parable (46x), figure (2x), comparison (1x), proverb (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 50x
The KJV translates Strong's G3850 in the following manner: parable (46x), figure (2x), comparison (1x), proverb (1x).
  1. a placing of one thing by the side of another, juxtaposition, as of ships in battle

  2. metaph.

    1. a comparing, comparison of one thing with another, likeness, similitude

    2. an example by which a doctrine or precept is illustrated

    3. a narrative, fictitious but agreeable to the laws and usages of human life, by which either the duties of men or the things of God, particularly the nature and history of God's kingdom are figuratively portrayed

    4. a parable: an earthly story with a heavenly meaning

  3. a pithy and instructive saying, involving some likeness or comparison and having preceptive or admonitory force

    1. an aphorism, a maxim

  4. a proverb

  5. an act by which one exposes himself or his possessions to danger, a venture, a risk

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
παραβολή parabolḗ, par-ab-ol-ay'; from G3846; a similitude ("parable"), i.e. (symbolic) fictitious narrative (of common life conveying a moral), apothegm or adage:—comparison, figure, parable, proverb.
STRONGS NT 3850: παραβολή
παραβολή, παραβολῆς, (παραβάλλω, which see), the Sept. for מָשָׁל;
1. a placing of one thing by the side of another, juxtaposition, as of ships in battle, Polybius 15, 2, 13; Diodorus 14, 60.
2. metaphorically, a comparing, comparison of one thing with another, likeness, similitude (Plato, Isocrates, Polybius, Plutarch): universally, Matthew 24:32; Mark 13:28; an example by which a doctrine or precept is illustrated, Mark 3:23; Luke 14:7; a thing serving as a figure of something else, Hebrews 9:9; this meaning also very many interpreters give the word in Hebrews 11:19, but see 5 below; specifically, "a narrative, fictitious but agreeable to the laws and usages of human life, by which either the duties of men or the things of God, particularly the nature and history of God's kingdom, are figuratively portrayed" (cf. B. D., see under the words, Fable, Parable (and references there; add Aristotle, rhet. 2, 20, 2ff and Cope's notes)): Matthew 13:3, 10, 13, 24, 31, 33-35, 53; Matthew 21:33, 45; (Matthew 22:1); Mark 4:2, 10,(Mark 4:11),Mark 4:13,30,33f; (Mark 7:17); Mark 12:1,(Mark 12:12); Luke 8:4, 9-11; Luke 12:16, 41; Luke 13:6; Luke 14:7; Luke 15:3; Luke 18:1, 9; Luke 19:11; Luke 20:9, 19; Luke 21:29; with a genitive of the person or thing to which the contents of the parable refer (Winer's Grammar, § 30, 1 a.): τοῦ σπείροντος, Matthew 13:18; τῶν ζιζανίων, Matthew 13:36; τήν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐν παραβολή τιθέναι (literally, to set forth the kingdom of God in a parable), to illustrate (the nature and history of) the kingdom of God by the use of a parable, Mark 4:30 L text T Tr text WH.
3. "a pithy and instructive saying, involving some likeness or comparison and having preceptive or admonitory force; an aphorism, a maxim": Luke 5:36; Luke 6:39; Matthew 15:15 (Proverbs 1:6; Ecclesiastes 1:17; Sir. 3:29(27); Sir 13:26(25), etc.). Since sayings of this kind often pass into proverbs, παραβολή is
4. a proverb: Luke 4:23 (1 Samuel 10:12; Ezekiel 12:22; Ezekiel 18:2f).
5. an act by which one exposes himself or his possessions to danger, a venture, risk (in which sense the plural seems to be used by Plutarch, Aratus 22: διά πολλῶν ἑλιγμων καί παραβολῶν περαινοντες πρός τό τεῖχος (cf. Diodorus Siculus fragment book 30:9, 2; also variant in Thucydides 1, 131, 2 (and Poppo at the passage))); ἐν παραβολή, in risking him, i. e. at the very moment when he exposed his son to mortal peril (see παραβολεύομαι), Hebrews 11:19 (Hesychius ἐκ παραβολῆς. ἐκ παρακινδυνευματος); others with less probability explain it, in a figure, i. e. as a figure, either of the future general resurrection of all men, or of Christ offered up to God and raised again from the dead; others otherwise.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

1 Samuel
10:12
Proverbs
1:6
Ecclesiastes
1:17
Ezekiel
12:22; 18:2
Matthew
13; 13:3; 13:10; 13:13; 13:18; 13:24; 13:31; 13:36; 13:53; 15:15; 21:33; 21:45; 22:1; 24:32
Mark
3:23; 4:2; 4:10; 4:11; 4:13; 4:30; 4:30; 4:33; 7:17; 12:1; 12:12; 13:28
Luke
4:23; 5:36; 6:39; 8; 8:4; 12:16; 12:41; 13:6; 14:7; 14:7; 15:3; 18:1; 18:9; 19:11; 20:9; 20:19; 21:29
Hebrews
9:9; 11:19; 11:19

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3850 matches the Greek παραβολή (parabolē),
which occurs 50 times in 48 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:3 - Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: “Behold, a sower went out to sow.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:10 - And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:13 - “Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:18 - “Therefore hear the parable of the sower:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:24 - Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:31 - Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:33 - Another parable He spoke to them: “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures[fn] of meal till it was all leavened.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:34 - All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables; and without a parable He did not speak to them,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:35 - that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying:

“I will open My mouth in parables;
I will utter things kept secret from the foundation of the world.”
[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:36 - Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:53 - Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these parables, that He departed from there.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:15 - Then Peter answered and said to Him, “Explain this parable to us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:33 - “Hear another parable: There was a certain landowner who planted a vineyard and set a hedge around it, dug a winepress in it and built a tower. And he leased it to vinedressers and went into a far country.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:45 - Now when the chief priests and Pharisees heard His parables, they perceived that He was speaking of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:1 - And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:32 - “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:23 - So He called them to Himself and said to them in parables: “How can Satan cast out Satan?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:2 - Then He taught them many things by parables, and said to them in His teaching:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:10 - But when He was alone, those around Him with the twelve asked Him about the parable.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:11 - And He said to them, “To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:13 - And He said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:30 - Then He said, “To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:33 - And with many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:34 - But without a parable He did not speak to them. And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:17 - When He had entered a house away from the crowd, His disciples asked Him concerning the parable.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:1 - Then He began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard and set a hedge around it, dug a place for the wine vat and built a tower. And he leased it to vinedressers and went into a far country.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:12 - And they sought to lay hands on Him, but feared the multitude, for they knew He had spoken the parable against them. So they left Him and went away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:28 - “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:23 - He said to them, “You will surely say this proverb to Me, ‘Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we have heard done in Capernaum,[fn] do also here in Your country.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:36 - Then He spoke a parable to them: “No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old one;[fn] otherwise the new makes a tear, and also the piece that was taken out of the new does not match the old.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:39 - And He spoke a parable to them: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:4 - And when a great multitude had gathered, and they had come to Him from every city, He spoke by a parable:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:9 - Then His disciples asked Him, saying, “What does this parable mean?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:10 - And He said, “To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that

‘Seeing they may not see,
And hearing they may not understand.’
[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:11 - “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:16 - Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:41 - Then Peter said to Him, “Lord, do You speak this parable only to us, or to all people?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 13:6 - He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:7 - So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:3 - So He spoke this parable to them, saying:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:1 - Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:9 - Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:11 - Now as they heard these things, He spoke another parable, because He was near Jerusalem and because they thought the kingdom of God would appear immediately.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:9 - Then He began to tell the people this parable: “A certain man planted a vineyard, leased it to vinedressers, and went into a far country for a long time.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:19 - And the chief priests and the scribes that very hour sought to lay hands on Him, but they feared the people[fn]—for they knew He had spoken this parable against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:29 - Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:9 - It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience—
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:19 - concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense.
 
 
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