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Lexicon :: Strong's G3850 - parabolē

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παραβολή
Transliteration
parabolē (Key)
Pronunciation
par-ab-ol-ay'
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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 33 times in 32 verses in the LXX Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:7 - καὶ ἐγενήθη πνεῦμα θεοῦ ἐπ᾽ αὐτῷ καὶ ἀναλαβὼν τὴν παραβολὴν G3850 αὐτοῦ εἶπεν ἐκ Μεσοποταμίας μετεπέμψατό με Βαλακ βασιλεὺς Μωαβ ἐξ ὀρέων ἀπ᾽ ἀνατολῶν λέγων δεῦρο ἄρασαί μοι τὸν Ιακωβ καὶ δεῦρο ἐπικατάρασαί μοι τὸν Ισραηλ
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:18 - καὶ ἀναλαβὼν τὴν παραβολὴν G3850 αὐτοῦ εἶπεν ἀνάστηθι Βαλακ καὶ ἄκουε ἐνώτισαι μάρτυς υἱὸς Σεπφωρ
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:3 - καὶ ἀναλαβὼν τὴν παραβολὴν G3850 αὐτοῦ εἶπεν φησὶν Βαλααμ υἱὸς Βεωρ φησὶν ἄνθρωπος ἀληθινῶς ὁρῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:15 - καὶ ἀναλαβὼν τὴν παραβολὴν G3850 αὐτοῦ εἶπεν φησὶν Βαλααμ υἱὸς Βεωρ φησὶν ἄνθρωπος ἀληθινῶς ὁρῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:20 - καὶ ἰδὼν τὸν Αμαληκ καὶ ἀναλαβὼν τὴν παραβολὴν G3850 αὐτοῦ εἶπεν ἀρχὴ ἐθνῶν Αμαληκ καὶ τὸ σπέρμα αὐτῶν ἀπολεῗται
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:21 - καὶ ἰδὼν τὸν Καιναῗον καὶ ἀναλαβὼν τὴν παραβολὴν G3850 αὐτοῦ εἶπεν ἰσχυρὰ κατοικία σου καὶ ἐὰν θῇς ἐν πέτρᾳ τὴν νοσσιάν σου
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:23 - καὶ ἰδὼν τὸν Ωγ καὶ ἀναλαβὼν τὴν παραβολὴν G3850 αὐτοῦ εἶπεν τίς ζήσεται ὅταν θῇ ταῦτα θεός
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:37 - καὶ ἔσῃ ἐκεῗ ἐν αἰνίγματι καὶ παραβολῇ G3850 καὶ διηγήματι ἐν πᾶσιν τοῗς ἔθνεσιν εἰς οὓς ἂν ἀπαγάγῃ σε κύριος ἐκεῗ
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:12 - καὶ ἀπεκρίθη τις αὐτῶν καὶ εἶπεν καὶ τίς πατὴρ αὐτοῦ διὰ τοῦτο ἐγενήθη εἰς παραβολήν G3850 καὶ Σαουλ ἐν προφήταις
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:13 - (LXX 24:14)καθὼς λέγεται παραβολὴ G3850 ἀρχαία ἐξ ἀνόμων ἐξελεύσεται πλημμέλεια καὶ χείρ μου οὐκ ἔσται ἐπὶ σέ
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:3 - λέγει θεὸς Ισραηλ ἐμοὶ ἐλάλησεν φύλαξ Ισραηλ παραβολὴν G3850 εἰπόν ἐν ἀνθρώπῳ πῶς κραταιώσητε φόβον θεοῦ
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:32 - (LXX 5:12)καὶ ἐλάλησεν Σαλωμων τρισχιλίας παραβολάς G3850 καὶ ἦσαν ᾠδαὶ αὐτοῦ πεντακισχίλιαι
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 7:20 - καὶ ἐξαρῶ ὑμᾶς ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς ἧς ἔδωκα αὐτοῗς καὶ τὸν οἶκον τοῦτον ὃν ἡγίασα τῷ ὀνόματί μου ἀποστρέψω ἐκ προσώπου μου καὶ δώσω αὐτὸν εἰς παραβολὴν G3850 καὶ εἰς διήγημα ἐν πᾶσιν τοῗς ἔθνεσιν
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:14 - (LXX 43:15)ἔθου ἡμᾶς εἰς παραβολὴν G3850 ἐν τοῗς ἔθνεσιν κίνησιν κεφαλῆς ἐν τοῗς λαοῗς
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:4 - (LXX 48:5)κλινῶ εἰς παραβολὴν G3850 τὸ οὖς μου ἀνοίξω ἐν ψαλτηρίῳ τὸ πρόβλημά μου
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:11 - (LXX 68:12)καὶ ἐθέμην τὸ ἔνδυμά μου σάκκον καὶ ἐγενόμην αὐτοῗς εἰς παραβολήν G3850
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:2 - (LXX 77:2)ἀνοίξω ἐν παραβολαῗς G3850 τὸ στόμα μου φθέγξομαι προβλήματα ἀπ᾽ ἀρχῆς
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:6 - νοήσει τε παραβολὴν G3850 καὶ σκοτεινὸν λόγον ῥήσεις τε σοφῶν καὶ αἰνίγματα
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:17 - καὶ ἔδωκα καρδίαν μου τοῦ γνῶναι σοφίαν καὶ γνῶσιν παραβολὰς G3850 καὶ ἐπιστήμην ἔγνων ὅτι καί γε τοῦτ᾽ ἔστιν προαίρεσις πνεύματος
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:9 - καὶ περισσὸν ὅτι ἐγένετο Ἐκκλησιαστὴς σοφός ἔτι ἐδίδαξεν γνῶσιν σὺν τὸν λαόν καὶ οὖς ἐξιχνιάσεται κόσμιον παραβολῶν G3850
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 24:9 - καὶ δώσω αὐτοὺς εἰς διασκορπισμὸν εἰς πάσας τὰς βασιλείας τῆς γῆς καὶ ἔσονται εἰς ὀνειδισμὸν καὶ εἰς παραβολὴν G3850 καὶ εἰς μῗσος καὶ εἰς κατάραν ἐν παντὶ τόπῳ οὗ ἐξῶσα αὐτοὺς ἐκεῗ
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 12:22 - υἱὲ ἀνθρώπου τίς ὑμῗν παραβολὴ G3850 αὕτη ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς τοῦ Ισραηλ λέγοντες μακρὰν αἱ ἡμέραι ἀπόλωλεν ὅρασις
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 12:23 - διὰ τοῦτο εἰπὸν πρὸς αὐτούς τάδε λέγει κύριος ἀποστρέψω τὴν παραβολὴν G3850 ταύτην καὶ οὐκέτι μὴ εἴπωσιν τὴν παραβολὴν G3850 ταύτην οἶκος τοῦ Ισραηλ ὅτι λαλήσεις πρὸς αὐτούς ἠγγίκασιν αἱ ἡμέραι καὶ λόγος πάσης ὁράσεως
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:44 - ταῦτά ἐστιν πάντα ὅσα εἶπαν κατὰ σοῦ ἐν παραβολῇ G3850 λέγοντες καθὼς μήτηρ καὶ θυγάτηρ
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:2 - υἱὲ ἀνθρώπου διήγησαι διήγημα καὶ εἰπὸν παραβολὴν G3850 πρὸς τὸν οἶκον τοῦ Ισραηλ
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:2 - υἱὲ ἀνθρώπου τί ὑμῗν παραβολὴ G3850 αὕτη ἐν τοῗς υἱοῗς Ισραηλ λέγοντες οἱ πατέρες ἔφαγον ὄμφακα καὶ οἱ ὀδόντες τῶν τέκνων ἐγομφίασαν
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:3 - ζῶ ἐγώ λέγει κύριος ἐὰν γένηται ἔτι λεγομένη παραβολὴ G3850 αὕτη ἐν τῷ Ισραηλ
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:14 - καὶ ἐξῆλθεν πῦρ ἐκ ῥάβδου ἐκλεκτῶν αὐτῆς καὶ κατέφαγεν αὐτήν καὶ οὐκ ἦν ἐν αὐτῇ ῥάβδος ἰσχύος φυλὴ εἰς παραβολὴν G3850 θρήνου ἐστὶν καὶ ἔσται εἰς θρῆνον
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:49 - (LXX 21:5)καὶ εἶπα μηδαμῶς κύριε κύριε αὐτοὶ λέγουσιν πρός με οὐχὶ παραβολή G3850 ἐστιν λεγομένη αὕτη
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:3 - καὶ εἰπὸν ἐπὶ τὸν οἶκον τὸν παραπικραίνοντα παραβολὴν G3850 καὶ ἐρεῗς πρὸς αὐτούς τάδε λέγει κύριος ἐπίστησον τὸν λέβητα καὶ ἔκχεον εἰς αὐτὸν ὕδωρ
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:4 - (LXX 2:4)ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ λημφθήσεται ἐφ᾽ ὑμᾶς παραβολή G3850 καὶ θρηνηθήσεται θρῆνος ἐν μέλει λέγων ταλαιπωρίᾳ ἐταλαιπωρήσαμεν μερὶς λαοῦ μου κατεμετρήθη ἐν σχοινίῳ καὶ οὐκ ἦν κωλύσων αὐτὸν τοῦ ἀποστρέψαι οἱ ἀγροὶ ἡμῶν διεμερίσθησαν
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:6 - (LXX 2:6)οὐχὶ ταῦτα πάντα παραβολὴν G3850 κατ᾽ αὐτοῦ λήμψονται καὶ πρόβλημα εἰς διήγησιν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐροῦσιν οὐαὶ πληθύνων ἑαυτῷ τὰ οὐκ ὄντα αὐτοῦ ἕως τίνος καὶ βαρύνων τὸν κλοιὸν αὐτοῦ στιβαρῶς

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