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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.
STRONGS NT 1162: δέησις
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 to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer G1162 has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall [fn]name him John.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:37 - and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She did not leave the temple grounds, serving night and day with fasts and prayers G1162.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:33 - And they said to Him, “The disciples of John often fast and offer prayers G1162, the disciples of the Pharisees also do [fn]the same, but Yours eat and drink.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:14 - All these were continually devoting themselves with one [fn]mind to prayer, along with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:1 - Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and my prayer G1162 to God for them is for their salvation.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:11 - if you also join in helping us through your prayers G1162, so that thanks may be given by many persons in our behalf for the favor granted to us through the prayers of many.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:14 - while they also, by prayer G1162 on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:18 - [fn]With every prayer and request G1162, [fn]pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, [fn]be alert with all perseverance and every request G1162 for all the [fn]saints,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:4 - always offering prayer G1162 with joy in my every prayer G1162 for you all,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:19 - for I know that this will turn out for my [fn]deliverance through your [fn]prayers G1162 and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:6 - Do not [fn]be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading G1162 with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:1 - First of all, then, I urge that requests G1162, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made in behalf of all people,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:5 - Now she who is actually a widow and has been left alone has set her hope on God, and she continues in requests G1162 and prayers night and day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:3 - I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience [fn]the way my forefathers did, as I constantly remember you in my [fn]prayers G1162 night and day,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:7 - In the days of [fn]His humanity, [fn]He offered up both prayers G1162 and pleas with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him [fn]from death, and He [fn]was heard because of His devout behavior.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:16 - Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. A [fn]prayer G1162 of a righteous person, when it is [fn]brought about, can accomplish much.

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