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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 50 times in 48 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:3 - And He told them many things in parables G3850, saying, “Behold, the sower went out to sow;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:10 - And the disciples came up and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables G3850?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:13 - “Therefore I speak to them in parables G3850; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:18 - “Listen then to the parable G3850 of the sower.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:24 - Jesus presented another parable G3850 to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven [fn]is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:31 - He presented another parable G3850 to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a person took and sowed in his field;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:33 - He spoke another parable G3850 to them: “The kingdom of heaven is like [fn]leaven, which a woman took and hid in three [fn]sata of flour until it was all leavened.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:34 - All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables G3850, and He did not speak anything to them without a parable G3850.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:35 - This was so that what was spoken through the prophet would be [fn]fulfilled:
“I WILL OPEN MY MOUTH IN PARABLES G3850;
I WILL PROCLAIM THINGS HIDDEN SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:36 - Then He left the crowds and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him and said, “Explain to us the parable G3850 of the [fn]weeds of the field.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:53 - When Jesus had finished these parables G3850, He departed from there.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:15 - Peter [fn]said to Him, “Explain the parable G3850 to us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:33 - “Listen to another parable G3850. There was a [fn]landowner who PLANTED A VINEYARD AND PUT A [fn]FENCE AROUND IT, AND DUG A WINE PRESS IN IT, AND BUILT A TOWER, and he leased it to [fn]vine-growers and went on a journey.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:45 - When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables G3850, they understood that He was speaking about them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:1 - Jesus spoke to them again in parables G3850, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:32 - “Now learn the parable G3850 from the fig tree: as soon as its branch has become tender and sprouts its leaves, you know that summer is near;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:23 - And so He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in parables G3850: “How can Satan cast out Satan?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:2 - And He was teaching them many things in parables G3850, and was saying to them in His teaching,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:10 - As soon as He was alone, [fn]His followers, along with the twelve disciples, began asking Him about the parables G3850.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:11 - And He was saying to them, “To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but for those who are outside, everything comes in parables G3850,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:13 - And He *said to them, “Do you not understand this parable G3850? How will you understand all the parables G3850?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:30 - And He was saying, “How shall we [fn]picture the kingdom of God, or by what parable G3850 shall we present it?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:33 - And with many such parables G3850 He was speaking the word to them, so far as they were able to [fn]understand it;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:34 - and He did not speak to them without a parable G3850; but He was explaining everything privately to His own disciples.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:17 - And when He later entered a house, away from the crowd, His disciples asked Him about the parable G3850.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:1 - And He began to speak to them in parables G3850: “A man planted a vineyard and put a [fn]fence around it, and dug a vat under the wine press and built a tower, and leased it to [fn]vine-growers and went on a journey.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:12 - And they were seeking to seize Him, and yet they feared the [fn]people, for they understood that He told the parable G3850 against them. And so they left Him and went away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:28 - “Now learn the parable G3850 from the fig tree: as soon as its branch has become tender and sprouts its leaves, you know that summer is near.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:23 - And He said to them, “No doubt you will [fn]quote this proverb G3850 to Me: ‘Physician, heal yourself! All the miracles that we heard were done in Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:36 - And He was also telling them a parable G3850: “No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise he will both tear the new, and the patch from the new garment will not match the old.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:39 - Now He also spoke a parable G3850 to them: “A person who is blind cannot guide another who is blind, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:4 - Now when a large crowd was coming together, and those from the various cities were journeying to Him, He spoke by way of a parable G3850:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:9 - Now His disciples began asking Him what this parable G3850 [fn]meant.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:10 - And He said, “To you it has been granted to know the [fn]mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest they are told in parables G3850, so that [fn]while seeing they may not see, and [fn]while hearing they may not understand.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:11 - “Now this is the parable G3850: the seed is the word of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:16 - And He told them a parable G3850, saying, “The land of a rich man was very productive.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:41 - Peter said, “Lord, are You telling this parable G3850 to us, or to everyone else as well?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 13:6 - And He began telling this parable G3850: “A man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:7 - Now He began telling a parable G3850 to the invited guests when He noticed how they had been picking out the places of honor at the table, saying to them,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:3 - And so He told them this parable G3850, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:1 - Now He was telling them a parable G3850 to show that at all times they ought to pray and not become discouraged,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:9 - Now He also told this parable G3850 to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:11 - Now while they were listening to these things, Jesus went on to tell a parable G3850, because He was near Jerusalem and they thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear immediately.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:9 - But He began to tell the people this parable G3850: “A man planted a vineyard and leased it to [fn]vine-growers, and went on a journey for a long time.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:19 - The scribes and the chief priests tried to lay hands on Him that very hour, and yet they feared the people; for they were aware that He had spoken this parable G3850 against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:29 - And He told them a parable G3850: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees:
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:9 - which is a symbol G3850 for the present time. Accordingly both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make the worshiper perfect in conscience,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:19 - [fn]He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he also received him back [fn]as a [fn]type G3850.

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