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Lexicon :: Strong's G3985 - peirazō

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πειράζω
Transliteration
peirazō
Pronunciation
pā-rä'-zō (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 6:23,822

Trench's Synonyms: lxxiv. δοκιμάζω, πειράζω.

Strong’s Definitions

πειράζω peirázō, pi-rad'-zo; from G3984; to test (objectively), i.e. endeavor, scrutinize, entice, discipline:—assay, examine, go about, prove, tempt(-er), try.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x

The KJV translates Strong's G3985 in the following manner: tempt (29x), try (4x), tempter (2x), prove (1x), assay (1x), examine (1x), go about (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x
The KJV translates Strong's G3985 in the following manner: tempt (29x), try (4x), tempter (2x), prove (1x), assay (1x), examine (1x), go about (1x).
  1. to try whether a thing can be done

    1. to attempt, endeavour

  2. to try, make trial of, test: for the purpose of ascertaining his quality, or what he thinks, or how he will behave himself

    1. in a good sense

    2. in a bad sense, to test one maliciously, craftily to put to the proof his feelings or judgments

    3. to try or test one's faith, virtue, character, by enticement to sin

      1. to solicit to sin, to tempt

        1. of the temptations of the devil

    4. after the OT usage

      1. of God: to inflict evils upon one in order to prove his character and the steadfastness of his faith

      2. men are said to tempt God by exhibitions of distrust, as though they wished to try whether he is not justly distrusted

      3. by impious or wicked conduct to test God's justice and patience, and to challenge him, as it were to give proof of his perfections.

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
πειράζω peirázō, pi-rad'-zo; from G3984; to test (objectively), i.e. endeavor, scrutinize, entice, discipline:—assay, examine, go about, prove, tempt(-er), try.
STRONGS NT 3985: πειράζω
πειράζω (a form found several times in Homer and Apoll. Rhod. and later prose, for πειράω (which see in Veitch) more common in the other Greek writings); imperfect ἐπείραζον; 1 aorist ἐπείρασα; passive, present πειράζομαι; 1 aorist ἐπειρασθην; perfect participle πεπειρασμενος (Hebrews 4:15; see πειράω, 1); 1 aorist middle 2 person singular ἐπειράσω (Revelation 2:2 Rec.); the Sept. for נִסָּה; to try, i. e.:
1. to try whether a thing can be done; to attempt, endeavor: with an infinitive, Acts 9:26 L T Tr WH; Acts 16:7; 24:6.
2. to try, make trial of, test: τινα, for the purpose of ascertaining his quality, or what he thinks, or how he will behave himself;
a. in a good sense: Matthew 22:35 (others refer this to b.); John 6:6; (2 Corinthians 13:5); Revelation 2:2.
b. in a bad sense: to test one maliciously, craftily to put to the proof his feelings or judgment, Matthew 16:1; Matthew 19:3; Matthew 22:18, 35; Mark 8:11; Mark 10:2; Mark 12:15; Luke 11:16; Luke 20:23 (where G T WH Tr text omit; Tr marginal reading brackets the words τί με πειράζετε); John 8:6.
c. to try or test one's faith, virtue, character, by enticement to sin; hence, according to the context equivalent to to solicit to sin, to tempt: James 1:13; Galatians 6:1; Revelation 2:10; of the temptations of the devil, Matthew 4:1, 3; Mark 1:13; Luke 4:2; 1 Corinthians 7:5; 1 Thessalonians 3:5; hence, πειράζων, a substantive, Vulg.tentator, etc., the tempter: Matthew 4:3; 1 Thessalonians 3:5.
d. After the O. T. usage α. of God; to inflict evils upon one in order to prove his character and the steadfastness of his faith: 1 Corinthians 10:13; Hebrews 2:18; Hebrews 4:15 (see πειράω); Hebrews 11:17,37 (where see WH's Appendix); Revelation 3:10 (Genesis 22:1; Exodus 20:20; Deuteronomy 8:2; Wis. 3:5 Wis. 11:10(Wisdom 11:9); Judith 8:25f). β. Men are said πειράζειν τόν Θεόν — by exhibitions of distrust, as though they wished to try whether he is not justly distrusted; by impious or wicked conduct to test God's justice and patience, and to challenge him, as it were, to give proof of his perfections: Acts 15:10; Hebrews 3:9 R G (Exodus 17:2, 7; Numbers 14:22; Psalm 77:41 (Ps. 78:41), Psalms 77:56; Psalms 105:14 (Psalms 106:14), etc.; cf. Grimm, Exgt. Hdb. on Sap., p. 49); namely, τόν Χριστόν (L T Tr text WH τόν κύριον), 1 Corinthians 10:9 (but L marginal reading T WH marginal reading ἐξεπείρασαν); τό κυρίου, Acts 5:9; absolutely πειράζειν ἐν δοιμασια (see δοκιμασία), Hebrews 3:9 L T Tr WH. (On πειράζω (as compared with δοκιμάζω), see Trench, § lxxiv.; cf. Cremer, under the word. Compare: ἐξπειράζω.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
22:1
Exodus
17:2; 17:7; 20:20
Numbers
14:22
Deuteronomy
8:2
Psalms
78:41; 105:14; 106:14
Matthew
4:1; 4:3; 4:3; 16:1; 19:3; 22:18; 22:35; 22:35
Mark
1:13; 8:11; 10:2; 12:15
Luke
4:2; 11:16; 20:23
John
6:6; 8:6
Acts
5:9; 9:26; 15:10; 16:7; 24:6
1 Corinthians
7:5; 10:9; 10:13
2 Corinthians
13:5
Galatians
6:1
1 Thessalonians
3:5; 3:5
Hebrews
2:18; 3:9; 3:9; 4:15; 4:15; 11:17; 11:37
James
1:13
Revelation
2:2; 2:2; 2:10; 3:10

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3985 matches the Greek πειράζω (peirazō),
which occurs 42 times in 35 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:1 - Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted G3985 of the devil.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:3 - And when the tempter G3985 came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:1 - The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting G3985 desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:3 - The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting G3985 him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:18 - But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye G3985 me, ye hypocrites?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:35 - Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting G3985 him, and saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:13 - And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted G3985 of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 8:11 - And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting G3985 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:2 - And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting G3985 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:15 - Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye G3985 me? bring me a penny, that I may see it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:2 - Being G3985 forty days tempted G3985 of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:16 - And others, tempting G3985 him, sought of him a sign from heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:23 - But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye G3985 me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:6 - And this he said to prove G3985 him: for he himself knew what he would do.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:6 - This they said, tempting G3985 him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:9 - Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt G3985 the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:10 - Now therefore why tempt ye G3985 God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:7 - After they were come to Mysia, they assayed G3985 to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 24:6 - Who also hath gone about G3985 to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:5 - Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt G3985 you not for your incontinency.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:9 - Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, G3985 and were destroyed of serpents.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:13 - There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted G3985 above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 13:5 - Examine G3985 yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 6:1 - Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. G3985
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 3:5 - For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter G3985 have tempted G3985 you, and our labour be in vain.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:18 - For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, G3985 he is able to succour them that are tempted. G3985
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 3:9 - When your fathers tempted G3985 me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 4:15 - For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was G3985 in all points tempted G3985 like as we are, yet without sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:17 - By faith Abraham, when he was tried, G3985 offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:37 - They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, G3985 were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:13 - Let no man say when he is tempted, G3985 I am tempted G3985 of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth G3985 he G3985 any man:
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:14 - But every man is tempted, G3985 when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:2 - I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried G3985 them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:10 - Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; G3985 and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:10 - Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try G3985 them that dwell upon the earth.
 
 
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