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Lexicon :: Strong's G3874 - paraklēsis

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παράκλησις
Transliteration
paraklēsis (Key)
Pronunciation
pä-rä'-kla-ses (Key)
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 5:773,778

Strong’s Definitions

παράκλησις paráklēsis, par-ak'-lay-sis; from G3870; imploration, hortation, solace:—comfort, consolation, exhortation, intreaty.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x

The KJV translates Strong's G3874 in the following manner: consolation (14x), exhortation (8x), comfort (6x), intreaty (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x
The KJV translates Strong's G3874 in the following manner: consolation (14x), exhortation (8x), comfort (6x), intreaty (1x).
  1. a calling near, summons, (esp. for help)

  2. importation, supplication, entreaty

  3. exhortation, admonition, encouragement

  4. consolation, comfort, solace; that which affords comfort or refreshment

    1. thus of the Messianic salvation (so the Rabbis call the Messiah the consoler, the comforter)

  5. persuasive discourse, stirring address

    1. instructive, admonitory, conciliatory, powerful hortatory discourse

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
παράκλησις paráklēsis, par-ak'-lay-sis; from G3870; imploration, hortation, solace:—comfort, consolation, exhortation, intreaty.
STRONGS NT 3874: παράκλησις
παράκλησις, παρακλήσεως, (παρακαλέω, which see);
1. properly, a calling near, summons (especially for help, Thucydides 4, 61; Demosthenes, p. 275, 20).
2. imploration, supplication, entreaty: 2 Corinthians 8:4 (Strabo 13, p. 581; Josephus, Antiquities 3, 1, 5; (contra Apion 2, 23, 3 παράκλησις πρός τόν Θεόν ἔστω); λόγοι παρακλήσεως, words of appeal, containing entreaties, 1 Macc. 10:24).
3. exhortation, admonition, encouragement: Acts 15:31 (others refer this to 4); 1 Corinthians 14:3; 2 Corinthians 8:17; Philippians 2:1; 1 Timothy 4:13; Hebrews 12:5; λόγος τῆς παρακλήσεως, Hebrews 13:22 (2 Macc. 7:24 2Macc. 15:9 (11); Plato, del. 415 e.; Thucydides 8, 92; Aeschines, Polybius, others).
4. consolation, comfort, solace: 2 Corinthians 1:4-7; Hebrews 6:18; (add, Acts 9:31; 2 Thessalonians 2:16) (Jeremiah 16:7; Has. 13:14; (Job 21:2; Nahum 3:7); Phalaris, epistle 97 at the beginning); τῶν γραφῶν, afforded by the contents of the Scriptures, Romans 15:4 (Winer's Grammar, 189 (178)); Θεός τῆς παρακλήσεως, God the author and bestower of comfort, Romans 15:5; 2 Corinthians 1:3; solace or cheer which comes from a happy lot or a prosperous state of things, Luke 6:24; 2 Corinthians 7:4, 7, 13 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 393 (368)); Philemon 1:7; by metonymy, that which affords comfort or refreshment; thus of the Messianic salvation, Luke 2:25 (so the rabbis call the Messiah the consoler, the comforter, κατ' ἐξοχήν, מְנַחֵם (cf. Wünsche, Neue Beiträge as above with at the passage; Schöttgen, Horae Hebrew etc. ii. 18)).
5. universally, "persuasive discourse, stirring address — instructive; admonitory, consolatory; powerful hortatory discourse": Romans 12:8; λόγος, παρακλήσεως (A. V. "word of exhortation), Acts 13:15; υἱός παρακλήσεως (a son of exhortation), a man gifted in teaching, admonishing, consoling, Acts 4:36; used of the apostles' instruction or preaching, 1 Thessalonians 2:3.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Job
21:2
Jeremiah
16:7
Nahum
3:7
Luke
2:25; 6:24
Acts
4:36; 9:31; 13:15; 15:31
Romans
12:8; 15:4; 15:5
1 Corinthians
14:3
2 Corinthians
1:3; 1:4; 1:5; 1:6; 1:7; 7:4; 7:7; 7:13; 8:4; 8:17
Philippians
2:1
1 Thessalonians
2:3
2 Thessalonians
2:16
1 Timothy
4:13
Philemon
1:7
Hebrews
6:18; 12:5; 13:22

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3874 matches the Greek παράκλησις (paraklēsis),
which occurs 29 times in 28 verses in the Greek concordance of the NASB

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:25 - Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:24 - “But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:36 - Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”),
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:31 - Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:15 - After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent word to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have a word of exhortation for the people, please speak.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:31 - The people read it and were glad for its encouraging message.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:8 - if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,[fn] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:4 - For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:5 - May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:3 - But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:3 - Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:4 - who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:5 - For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:6 - If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:7 - And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:4 - I have spoken to you with great frankness; I take great pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my joy knows no bounds.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:7 - and not only by his coming but also by the comfort you had given him. He told us about your longing for me, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that my joy was greater than ever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:13 - By all this we are encouraged. In addition to our own encouragement, we were especially delighted to see how happy Titus was, because his spirit has been refreshed by all of you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:4 - they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:17 - For Titus not only welcomed our appeal, but he is coming to you with much enthusiasm and on his own initiative.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:1 - Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:3 - For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:16 - May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 4:13 - Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:7 - Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:18 - God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:5 - And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:22 - Brothers and sisters, I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for in fact I have written to you quite briefly.
 
 
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