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Lexicon :: Strong's G3850 - parabolē

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παραβολή
Transliteration
parabolē
Pronunciation
pä-rä-bo-lā' (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: 5:744,773

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 - And he spake many things unto them in parables, G3850 saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:10 - And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? G3850
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:13 - Therefore speak I to them in parables: G3850 because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:18 - Hear ye therefore the parable G3850 of the sower.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:24 - Another parable G3850 put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:31 - Another parable G3850 put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:33 - Another parable G3850 spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:34 - All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; G3850 and without a parable G3850 spake he not unto 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; G3850 I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:36 - Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable G3850 of the tares of the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:53 - And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, G3850 he departed thence.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:15 - Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable. G3850
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:33 - Hear another parable: G3850 There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:45 - And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, G3850 they perceived that he spake of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:1 - And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, G3850 and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:32 - Now learn a parable G3850 of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:23 - And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, G3850 How can Satan cast out Satan?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:2 - And he taught them many things by parables, G3850 and said unto them in his doctrine,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:10 - And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. G3850
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:11 - And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: G3850
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:13 - And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? G3850 and how then will ye know all parables? G3850
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:30 - And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison G3850 shall we compare it?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:33 - And with many such parables G3850 spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:34 - But without a parable G3850 spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:17 - And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. G3850
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:1 - And he began to speak unto them by parables. G3850 A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:12 - And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable G3850 against them: and they left him, and went their way.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:28 - Now learn a parable G3850 of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:23 - And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, G3850 Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:36 - And he spake also a parable G3850 unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:39 - And he spake a parable G3850 unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:4 - And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable: G3850
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:9 - And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable G3850 be?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:10 - And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; G3850 that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:11 - Now the parable G3850 is this: The seed is the word of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:16 - And he spake a parable G3850 unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:41 - Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable G3850 unto us, or even to all?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 13:6 - He spake also this parable; G3850 A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:7 - And he put forth a parable G3850 to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:3 - And he spake this parable G3850 unto them, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:1 - And he spake a parable G3850 unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:9 - And he spake this parable G3850 unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:11 - And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, G3850 because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:9 - Then began he to speak to the people this parable; G3850 A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:19 - And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable G3850 against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:29 - And he spake to them a parable; G3850 Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:9 - Which was a figure G3850 for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:19 - Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure. G3850
 
 
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