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Lexicon :: Strong's G1162 - deēsis

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deēsis (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

δέησις déēsis, deh'-ay-sis; from G1189; a petition:—prayer, request, supplication.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x

The KJV translates Strong's G1162 in the following manner: prayer (12x), supplication (6x), request (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x
The KJV translates Strong's G1162 in the following manner: prayer (12x), supplication (6x), request (1x).
  1. need, indigence, want, privation, penury

  2. a seeking, asking, entreating, entreaty to God or to man

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
δέησις déēsis, deh'-ay-sis; from G1189; a petition:—prayer, request, supplication.
δέησις, -εως, , (δέομαι);
1. need, indigence (Psalm 21:25 (Ps. 22:25)); Aeschines dial. 2, 39f; [Plato, Eryx. 405 e. bis]; Aristotle, rhet. 2, 7 [ii., p. 1385a, 27]).
2. a seeking, asking, entreating, entreaty (from Plato down); in the N. T. requests addressed by men to God (German Bittgebet, supplication); universally: James 5:16; 1 Peter 3:12; as often in the Sept., joined with προσευχή (i. e. any pious address to God [see below]): Acts 1:14 Rec.; Ephesians 6:18; Philippians 4:6; plural 2 Timothy 1:3; joined with προσευχαί, 1 Timothy 5:5; with νηστεῖαι, Luke 2:37; ποιεῖσθαι δέησιν, Philippians 1:4; π. δεήσεις, Luke 5:33; 1 Timothy 2:1. contextually, of prayers imploring God's aid in some particular matter: Luke 1:13; Philippians 1:19; plural Hebrews 5:7; supplication for others: [2 Corinthians 1:11]; περί τινος, Ephesians 6:18; ὑπέρ τινος, 2 Corinthians 9:14; Philippians 1:4; with the addition πρὸς τὸν θεόν, Romans 10:1.
[Synonyms: δέησις, προσευχή, ἔντευξις: πρ., as Professor Grimm remarks, is unrestricted as respects its contents, while δ. is petitionary; moreover πρ. is a word of sacred character, being limited to prayer to God, whereas δ. may also be used of a request addressed to man. In Byzantine Greek it is used of a written supplication (like our petition); cf. Sophocles Lexicon under the word. See more at length Trench § 51; also Bp. Lightfoot on Philippians 4:6; Ellicott on Ephesians 6:18; cf. Schmidt chapter 7. In 1 Timothy 2:1 to these two words is added ἔντευξις, which expresses confiding access to God; thus, in combination, δέησις gives prominence to the expression of personal need, προσευχή to the element of devotion, ἔντευξις to that of child-like confidence, by representing prayer as the heart's converse with God. See Huther's extended note at the passage; Ellicott at the passage; Trench as above.]
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

1:13; 2:37; 5:33
2 Corinthians
1:11; 9:14
6:18; 6:18; 6:18
1:4; 1:4; 1:19; 4:6; 4:6
1 Timothy
2:1; 2:1; 5:5
2 Timothy
1 Peter

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1162 matches the Greek δέησις (deēsis),
which occurs 19 times in 17 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:13 - But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer G1162 is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:37 - And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers G1162 night and day.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:33 - And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, G1162 and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:14 - These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, G1162 with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:1 - Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer G1162 to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:11 - Ye also helping together by prayer G1162 for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:14 - And by their prayer G1162 for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:18 - Praying always with all prayer and supplication G1162 in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication G1162 for all saints;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:4 - Always in every prayer G1162 of mine for you all making request G1162 with joy,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:19 - For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, G1162 and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:6 - Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication G1162 with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:1 - I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, G1162 prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:5 - Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications G1162 and prayers night and day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:3 - I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers G1162 night and day;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:7 - Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers G1162 and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:16 - Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer G1162 of a righteous man availeth much.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:12 - For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: G1162 but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
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