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Lexicon :: Strong's G3870 - parakaleō

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παρακαλέω
Transliteration
parakaleō (Key)
Pronunciation
par-ak-al-eh'-o
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
mGNT
109x in 34 unique form(s)
TR
108x in 34 unique form(s)
LXX
88x in 37 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 5:773,778

Strong’s Definitions

παρακαλέω parakaléō, par-ak-al-eh'-o; from G3844 and G2564; to call near, i.e. invite, invoke (by imploration, hortation or consolation):—beseech, call for, (be of good) comfort, desire, (give) exhort(-ation), intreat, pray.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 109x

The KJV translates Strong's G3870 in the following manner: beseech (43x), comfort (23x), exhort (21x), desire (8x), pray (6x), intreat (3x), miscellaneous (4x), variations of 'besought' (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 109x
The KJV translates Strong's G3870 in the following manner: beseech (43x), comfort (23x), exhort (21x), desire (8x), pray (6x), intreat (3x), miscellaneous (4x), variations of 'besought' (1x).
  1. to call to one's side, call for, summon

  2. to address, speak to, (call to, call upon), which may be done in the way of exhortation, entreaty, comfort, instruction, etc.

    1. to admonish, exhort

    2. to beg, entreat, beseech

      1. to strive to appease by entreaty

    3. to console, to encourage and strengthen by consolation, to comfort

      1. to receive consolation, be comforted

    4. to encourage, strengthen

    5. exhorting and comforting and encouraging

    6. to instruct, teach

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
παρακαλέω parakaléō, par-ak-al-eh'-o; from G3844 and G2564; to call near, i.e. invite, invoke (by imploration, hortation or consolation):—beseech, call for, (be of good) comfort, desire, (give) exhort(-ation), intreat, pray.
STRONGS G3870:
παρακαλέω, παρακαλῶ; imperfect 3 person singular παρεκάλει, 1 and 3 person plural παρεκάλουν; 1 aorist παρεκάλεσα; passive, present παρακαλοῦμαι; perfect παρακέκλημαι; 1 aorist παρεκλήθην; 1 future παρακληθήσομαι; from Aeschylus and Herodotus down;
I. as in Greek writings to call to one's side, call for, summon: τινα, with an infinitive indicating the purpose, Acts 28:20 (others (less naturally) refer this to II. 2, making the accusative the subjunctive of the infinitive).
II. to address, speak to (call to, call on), which may be done in the way of exhortation, entreaty, comfort, instruction, etc.; hence, result a variety of senses, on which see Knapp, Scripto varii arg. edition 2, p. 117ff; cf. Fritzsche, Ep. ad Romans, i., p. 32f.
1. as in Greek authors, to admonish, exhort: absolutely, Luke 3:18; (Acts 20:1 (R G omit)); Romans 12:8; 2 Timothy 4:2; Hebrews 10:25; 1 Peter 5:12; followed by direct discourse, 2 Corinthians 5:20; followed by λέγων with direct discourse, Acts 2:40; followed by an infinitive where in Latinut, 1 Timothy 2:1; τινα, Acts 15:32; Acts 16:40; 2 Corinthians 10:1; 1 Thessalonians 2:12 (1 Thessalonians 2:11); 1 Thessalonians 5:11; 1 Timothy 5:1; Hebrews 3:13; τινα λόγῳ πολλῷ, Acts 20:2; ἰντα followed by direct discourse, 1 Corinthians 4:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; Hebrews 13:22 (here L WH marginal reading infinitive); 1 Peter 5:1f; τινα followed by an infinitive where in Latinut (cf. Buttmann, §§ 140, 1; 141, 2; Winer's Grammar, 332 (311); 335 (315) n.): infinitive present, Acts 11:23; Acts 14:22; Philippians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 4:10; Titus 2:6; 1 Peter 2:11 (here Lachmann adds ὑμᾶς to the infinitive, and WH meg. with manuscripts A C L etc. read ἀπέχεσθε); Jude 1:3; infinitive aorist, Acts 27:33; Romans 12:1; Romans 15:30; 2 Corinthians 2:8; 2 Corinthians 6:1; Ephesians 4:1; 1 Timothy 1:3; Hebrews 13:19; τινα followed by ἵνα with subjunctive (cf. Buttmann, § 139, 42; Winer's Grammar, 335 as above), 1 Corinthians 1:10; 1 Corinthians 16:15; 2 Corinthians 8:6; 1 Thessalonians 4:1; 2 Thessalonians 3:12; to enjoin a thing by exhortation (cf. Buttmann, § 141, 2), 1 Timothy 6:2; Titus 2:15.
2. to beg, entreat, beseech (Josephus, Antiquities 6, 7, 4; (11, 8, 5); often in Epictetus cf. Schweighäuser, Index graecit. Epictetus, p. 411; Plutarch, apophth. regum, Mor. ii, p. 30, Tauchn. edition (vi. 695 edition Reiske; examples from Polybius, Diodorus, Philo, others, in Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word); not thus in the earlier Greek authors except where the gods are called on for aid, in the expressions, παρακαλεῖν Θεούς, so Θεόν in Josephus, Antiquities 6, 2, 2 and 7, 4; (cf. Winer's Grammar, 22)): (absolutely, Philemon 1:9 (yet see the commentaries at the passage)); τινα, Matthew 8:5; Matthew 18:32; Matthew 26:53; Mark 1:40; Acts 16:9; 2 Corinthians 12:18; πολλά, much, Mark 5:23: τινα περί τίνος, Philemon 1:10; followed by direct discourse, Acts 9:38 L T Tr WH with λέγων added and direct discourse, Matthew 18:29; Mark 5:12; (Luke 7:4 (Tdf. ἠρώτων)); without the accusative. Acts 16:15; τινα followed by an infinitive (Winers Grammar, and Buttmann's Grammar, as above), Mark 5:17; Luke 8:41; Acts 8:31; Acts 19:31; Acts 28:14 (1 Macc. 9:35); τινα followed by ὅπως, Matthew 8:34 (here Lachmann ἵνα (see above)); Acts 25:2 (4 Macc. 4:11; Plutarch, Demetr c. 38); τινα followed by ἵνα (Winers Grammar, § 44, 8 a.; Buttmann, § 139, 42), Matthew 14:36; Mark 5:18; Mark 6:56; Mark 7:32; Mark 8:22; Luke 8:31f; (2 Corinthians 9:5); τινα ὑπέρ τίνος, ἵνα, 2 Corinthians 12:8; πολλά (much) τινα, ἵνα, Mark 5:10; 1 Corinthians 16:12; followed by τοῦ μή with an infinitive (Buttmann, § 140, 16 δ.; Winer's Grammar, 325 (305)), Acts 21:12; by an infinitive Acts 9:38 R G; by an accusative with an infinitive, Acts 13:42; Acts 24:4; (Romans 16:17). to strive to appease by entreaty: absolutely, 1 Corinthians 4:13; τινα, Luke 15:28; Acts 16:39 (2 Macc. 13:23).
3. to console, to encourage and strengthen by consolation, to comfort, (the Sept. for נִחַם; very rarely so in Greek authors, as Plutarch, Oth. 16): absolutely, 2 Corinthians 2:7; τινα, 2 Corinthians 1:6; 2 Corinthians 7:6f; ἐν with a dative of the thing with which one comforts another, 1 Thessalonians 4:18; τινα διά παρακλήσεως, 2 Corinthians 1:4; with an accusative of the contents, διά τῆς παρακληθῆναι ἧς (for ἥν, see ὅς, , , II. 2 c. α.) παρακαλούμεθα, ibid.; in the passive, to receive consolation, be comforted, Matthew 2:18; 2 Corinthians 13:11; ἐπί τίνι over (in) a thing (see ἐπί, B. 2 a. δ.), 2 Corinthians 1:4; of the consolation (comfort) given not in words but by the experience of a happier lot or by a happy issue, equivalent to to refresh, cheer: passive, Matthew 5:4 (5); Luke 16:25; Acts 20:12; 2 Corinthians 7:13 (where a full stop must be put after παρακεκλήμεθα; ἐν τίνι, by the help of a thing, 2 Corinthians 7:6f; ἐπί τίνι, 1 Thessalonians 3:7; with (ἐν) παρακλήσει added, 2 Corinthians 7:7.
4. to encourage, strengthen (i. e. in the language of A. V. comfort (see Wright, Bible Word-Book, 2nd edition, under the word)) (in faith, piety, hope): τάς καρδίας, your hearts, Ephesians 6:22; Colossians 2:2; Colossians 4:8; 2 Thessalonians 2:17, (also χεῖρας ἀσθενεῖς, Job 4:3 for חִזַק; γόνατα παραλελυμένα, Isaiah 35:3f (see the Hebrew) for אִמֵּץ).
5. it combines the ideas of exhorting and comforting and encouraging in Romans 12:8; 1 Corinthians 14:31; 1 Thessalonians 3:2.
6. to instruct, teach: ἐν τῇ διδασκαλία, Titus 1:9. (Compare: συμπαρακαλέω.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Job
4:3
Isaiah
35:3
Matthew
2:18; 5:4; 8:5; 8:34; 14:36; 18:29; 18:32; 26:53
Mark
1:40; 5:10; 5:12; 5:17; 5:18; 5:23; 6:56; 7:32; 8:22
Luke
3:18; 7:4; 8:31; 8:41; 15:28; 16:25
Acts
2:40; 8:31; 9:38; 9:38; 11:23; 13:42; 14:22; 15:32; 16:9; 16:15; 16:39; 16:40; 19:31; 20:1; 20:2; 20:12; 21:12; 24:4; 25:2; 27:33; 28:14; 28:20
Romans
12:1; 12:8; 12:8; 15:30; 16:17
1 Corinthians
1:10; 4:13; 4:16; 14:31; 16:12; 16:15
2 Corinthians
1:4; 1:4; 1:6; 2:7; 2:8; 5:20; 6:1; 7:6; 7:6; 7:7; 7:13; 8:6; 9:5; 10:1; 12:8; 12:18; 13:11
Ephesians
4:1; 6:22
Philippians
4:2
Colossians
2:2; 4:8
1 Thessalonians
2:11; 2:12; 3:2; 3:7; 4:1; 4:10; 4:18; 5:11; 5:14
2 Thessalonians
2:17; 3:12
1 Timothy
1:3; 2:1; 5:1; 6:2
2 Timothy
4:2
Titus
1:9; 2:6; 2:15
Philemon
1:9; 1:10
Hebrews
3:13; 10:25; 13:19; 13:22
1 Peter
2:11; 5:1; 5:12
Jude
1:3

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3870 matches the Greek παρακαλέω (parakaleō),
which occurs 108 times in 104 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 3 (Mat 2:18–Rom 16:17)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:18 -

“A VOICE WAS HEARD IN RAMAH,

WEEPING AND GREAT MOURNING,

RACHEL WEEPING FOR HER CHILDREN;

AND SHE WAS REFUSING TO BE COMFORTED G3870,

BECAUSE THEY WERE NO MORE.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:4 -

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted G3870.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:5 -

And when [fn]Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading G3870 with Him,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:31 - And the demons began to plead G3870 with Him, saying, “If You are going to cast us out, send us into the herd of swine.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:34 - And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they pleaded G3870 with Him to leave their region.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:36 - and they were pleading G3870 with Him that they might just touch the fringe of His garment; and as many as touched it were cured.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:29 - “So, his fellow slave fell to the ground and was pleading G3870 with him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will repay you.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:32 - “Then summoning him, his lord *said to him, ‘You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded G3870 with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:53 - “Or do you think that I cannot appeal G3870 to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve [fn]legions of angels?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:40 -

And a leper *came to Jesus, pleading with G3870 Him and falling on his knees before Him, and saying, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:10 - And he began pleading G3870 with Him earnestly not to send them out of the region.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:12 - And the demons pleaded G3870 with Him, saying, “Send us into the swine so that we may enter them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:17 - And they began to plead G3870 with Him to leave their region.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:18 - And as He was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed was pleading G3870 with Him that he might [fn]accompany Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:23 - and *pleaded G3870 with Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death; please come, that by coming, You may lay Your hands on her, so that she will [fn]be saved and live.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:56 - And wherever He was entering villages, or cities, or countryside, they were laying the sick in the marketplaces, and pleading G3870 with Him that they might just touch the fringe of His garment; and as many as touched it were being [fn]saved from their sicknesses.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:32 - And they *brought to Him one who was deaf and spoke with difficulty, and they *pleaded G3870 with Him to lay His hand on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 8:22 -

And they *came to Bethsaida. And they *brought a blind man to Jesus and *pleaded G3870 with Him to touch him.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:18 -

So with many other exhortations G3870 he proclaimed the gospel to the people.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:4 - And when they came to Jesus, they were earnestly pleading G3870 with Him, saying, “He is worthy for You to grant this to him;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:31 - And they were pleading G3870 with Him not to command them to go away into the abyss.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:32 -

Now there was a herd of many swine feeding there on the mountain, and the demons pleaded G3870 with Him to permit them to enter [fn]the swine. And He gave them permission.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:41 - And behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was [fn]an official of the synagogue. And falling at Jesus’ feet, he began to plead G3870 with Him to come to his house,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:28 - “But he became angry and was not wanting to go in, and his father came out and began pleading G3870 with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:25 - “But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things. But now he is being comforted G3870 here, and you are in agony.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:40 - And with many other words he solemnly bore witness and kept on exhorting G3870 them, saying, “[fn]Be saved from this crooked generation!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:31 - And he said, “Well, how could I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited G3870 Philip to come up and sit with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:38 - Now since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, having heard that Peter was there, sent two men to him, pleading G3870 with him, “Do not delay in coming to us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:23 - who, when he arrived and saw the grace of God, rejoiced and began to encourage G3870 them all with a purposeful heart to remain true to the Lord;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:42 -

And as [fn]Paul and Barnabas were leaving, the people kept pleading G3870 that these words might be spoken to them the next Sabbath.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:22 - strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging G3870 them to continue in the faith, and saying, “Through many afflictions we must enter the kingdom of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:32 - And both Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, [fn]encouraged G3870 and strengthened the brothers with a lengthy message.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:9 - And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing and appealing G3870 to him, and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:15 - And when she and her household had been baptized, she urged G3870 us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:39 - and they came and appealed G3870 to them, and when they had brought them out, they kept requesting them to leave the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:40 - And they went out of the prison and entered the house of Lydia, and when they saw the brothers, they [fn]encouraged G3870 them and left.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:31 - Also some of the [fn]Asiarchs who were friends of his sent to him and repeatedly urged G3870 him not to [fn]venture into the theater.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:2 - And when he had gone through those districts and had given G3870 them much exhortation G3870, he came to Greece.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:12 - And they took away the boy alive, and were not a little comforted G3870.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:12 - And when we had heard this, we as well as the local residents began begging G3870 him not to go up to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 24:4 - “But, that I may not weary you any further, I plead G3870 with you by your forbearance to hear us briefly.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:2 - And the chief priests and the leading men of the Jews brought charges against Paul, and they were pleading G3870 with him,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:33 -

Until the day was about to dawn, Paul was encouraging G3870 them all to take some food, saying, “Today is the fourteenth day that you have been constantly watching and going without eating, having taken nothing.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:34 - “Therefore I encourage G3870 you to take some food, for this is for your [fn]salvation, for not a hair from the head of any of you will perish.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:14 - [fn]There we found some brothers, and were invited G3870 to stay with them for seven days; and thus we came to Rome.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:20 - “For this reason, therefore, I [fn]requested G3870 to see you and to speak with you, for I am wearing this chain for the sake of the hope of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:1 -

Therefore I exhort G3870 you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a sacrifice—living, holy, and pleasing to God, which is your [fn]spiritual service of worship.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:8 - or he who exhorts G3870, in his exhortation; he who gives, with [fn]generosity; he who [fn]leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:30 -

Now I urge G3870 you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me,

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:17 -

Now I urge G3870 you, brothers, to keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and stumblings contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.


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