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Lexicon :: Strong's G3982 - peithō

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πείθω
Transliteration
peithō (Key)
Pronunciation
pi'-tho
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primary verb
mGNT
52x in 33 unique form(s)
TR
55x in 35 unique form(s)
LXX
129x in 28 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 6:1,818

Strong’s Definitions

πείθω peíthō, pi'-tho; a primary verb; to convince (by argument, true or false); by analogy, to pacify or conciliate (by other fair means); reflexively or passively, to assent (to evidence or authority), to rely (by inward certainty):—agree, assure, believe, have confidence, be (wax) confident, make friend, obey, persuade, trust, yield.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 55x

The KJV translates Strong's G3982 in the following manner: persuade (22x), trust (8x), obey (7x), have confidence (6x), believe (3x), be confident (2x), miscellaneous (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 55x
The KJV translates Strong's G3982 in the following manner: persuade (22x), trust (8x), obey (7x), have confidence (6x), believe (3x), be confident (2x), miscellaneous (7x).
  1. persuade

    1. to persuade, i.e. to induce one by words to believe

    2. to make friends of, to win one's favour, gain one's good will, or to seek to win one, strive to please one

    3. to tranquillise

    4. to persuade unto i.e. move or induce one to persuasion to do something

  2. be persuaded

    1. to be persuaded, to suffer one's self to be persuaded; to be induced to believe: to have faith: in a thing

      1. to believe

      2. to be persuaded of a thing concerning a person

    2. to listen to, obey, yield to, comply with

  3. to trust, have confidence, be confident

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
πείθω peíthō, pi'-tho; a primary verb; to convince (by argument, true or false); by analogy, to pacify or conciliate (by other fair means); reflexively or passively, to assent (to evidence or authority), to rely (by inward certainty):—agree, assure, believe, have confidence, be (wax) confident, make friend, obey, persuade, trust, yield.
STRONGS G3982:
πείθω [(from the root meaning 'to bind'; allied with πίστις, fides, foedus, etc.; Curtius, § 327; Vanicek, p. 592)]; imperfect ἔπειθον; future πείσω; 1 aorist ἐπεισα; 2 perfect πέποιθα; pluperfect ἐπεποίθειν (Luke 11:22); passive [or middle, present πείθομαι; imperfect ἐπειθομην); perfect πέπεισμαι; 1 aorist ἐπείσθην; 1 future πεισθήσομαι (Luke 16:31); from Homer down;
1. Active;
a. to persuade, i. e. to induce one by words to believe: absolutely πείσας μετέστησεν ἱκανόν ὄχλον, Acts 19:26; τί, to cause belief in a thing (which one sets forth), Acts 19:8 R G T [cf. Buttmann, 150 (131) n.] (Sophocles O. C. 1442); τερί with the genitive of the thing, ibid. L Tr WH; τινά, one, Acts 18:4; τινά τι, one of a thing, Acts 28:23 Rec. (Herodotus 1, 163; Plato, Apology, p. 37 a., and elsewhere; [cf. Buttmann, as above]); τινὰ περἰ τινος, concerning a thing, ibid. G L T Tr WH.
b. as in classical Greek from Homer down, with an accusative of a person, to make friends of, win one's favor, gain one's good-will, Acts 12:20; or to seek to win one, strive to please one, 2 Corinthians 5:11; Galatians 1:10; to conciliate by persuasion, Matthew 28:14 [here T WH omit; Tr brackets αὐτόν]; Acts 14:19; equivalent to to tranquillize [A. V. assure], τὰς καρδίας ἡμῶν, 1 John 3:19.
c. to persuade unto i. e. move or induce one by persuasion to do something: τινά followed by an infinitive [B § 139, 46], Acts 13:43; Acts 26:28 (Xenophon, an. 1, 3, 19; Polybius 4, 64, 2; Diodorus 11, 15; 12, 39; Josephus, Antiquities 8, 10, 3); τινά followed by ἵνα [cf. Winers Grammar, 338 (317); Buttmann, § 139, 46], Matthew 27:20 [Plutarch, apoph. Alex. 21].
2. Passive and middle [cf. Winers Grammar, 253 (238)];
a. to be persuaded, to suffer oneself to be persuaded; to be induced to believe: absol, Luke 16:31; Acts 17:4; to have faith, Hebrews 11:13 Rec.; τινί, in a thing, Acts 28:24; to believe, namely, ὅτι, Hebrews 13:18 L T Tr WH. πέπεισμαί τι [on the neuter accusative cf. Buttmann, § 131, 10] περί τίνας (genitive of person), to be persuaded (of) a thing concerning a person, Hebrews 6:9 [A. V. we are persuaded better things of you, etc.); πεπεισμένος εἰμί, to have persuaded oneself, and πείθομαι, to believe [cf. English to be persuaded], followed by an accusative with an infinitive, Luke 20:6; Acts 26:26; πέπεισμαι ὅτι, Romans 8:38; 2 Timothy 1:5, 12; with ἐν κυρίῳ added (see ἐν, I. 6 b.), Romans 14:14; περί τινος ὅτι, Romans 15:14.
b. to listen to, obey, yield to, comply with: τινί, one, Acts 5:36f, 39 (40); Acts 23:21; Acts 27:11; Romans 2:8; Galatians 3:1 Rec.; Galatians 5:7; Hebrews 13:17; James 3:3.
3. 2 perfect πέποιθα (Septuagint mostly for בָּטַח, also for חָסָה, נִשְׁעַן Niphal of the unused שָׁעַן), intransitive, to trust, have confidence, be confident: followed by an accusative with an infinitive, Romans 2:19; by ὅτι, Hebrews 13:18 Rec.; by ὅτι with a preparatory αὐτὸ τοῦτο [Winer's Grammar, § 23, 5], Philippians 1:6; τοῦτο πεποιθώς οἶδα ὅτι, Philippians 1:25; πέποιθα with a dative of the person or the thing in which the confidence reposes (so in classical Greek [on its construction in the N. T. see Buttmann, § 133, 5; Winer's Grammar, 214 (201); § 33, d.]): Philippians 1:14; Philemon 1:21 (2 Kings 18:20; Proverbs 14:16; Proverbs 28:26; Isaiah 28:17; Sir. 35:24 (Sir. 32:24); Wis. 14:29); ἑαυτῷ followed by an infinitive 2 Corinthians 10:7; ἔν τινι, to trust in, put confidence in a person or thing [cf. Buttmann, as above], Philippians 3:3, 4; ἐν κυρίῳ followed by ὅτι, Philippians 2:24; ἐπί τινι, Matthew 27:43 L text WH marginal reading; Mark 10:24 [where T WH omit; Tr marginal reading brackets the clause]; Luke 11:22; Luke 18:9; 2 Corinthians 1:9; Hebrews 2:13 (and very often in the Septuagint, as Deuteronomy 28:52; 2 Chronicles 14:11; Psalm 2:13; Proverbs 3:5; Isaiah 8:17; Isaiah 31:1); ἐπί τινα, Matthew 27:43 where L text WH marginal reading ἐπί with the dative (Isaiah 36:5; Habakkuk 2:18; 2 Chronicles 16:7f, etc.); ἐπί τινα followed by ὅτι, 2 Corinthians 2:3; 2 Thessalonians 3:4; εἴς τινα followed by ὅτι, Galatians 5:10.
[Compare: ἀναπείθω.]

Related entry:
Πειθώ, Πειθους, ,
1. Peitho, proper name of a goddess, literally, Persuasion; LatinSuada orSuadela.
2. persuasive power, persuasion: 1 Corinthians 2:4 ἐν πειθοι — accusative to certain inferior authorities. (On the word, see Müller's note on Josephus, contra Apion 2, 21, 3. (Hesiod, Herodotus, others.))
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Deuteronomy
28:52
2 Kings
18:20
2 Chronicles
14:11; 16:7f
Proverbs
3:5; 14:16; 28:26
Isaiah
8:17; 28:17; 31:1; 36:5
Habakkuk
2:18
Matthew
27:20; 27:43; 27:43; 28:14
Mark
10:24
Luke
11:22; 11:22; 16:31; 16:31; 18:9; 20:6
Acts
5:36f; 5:39; 12:20; 13:43; 14:19; 17:4; 18:4; 19:8; 19:26; 23:21; 26:26; 26:28; 27:11; 28:23; 28:24
Romans
2:8; 2:19; 8:38; 14:14; 15:14
1 Corinthians
2:4
2 Corinthians
1:9; 2:3; 5:11; 10:7
Galatians
1:10; 3:1; 5:7; 5:10
Philippians
1:6; 1:14; 1:25; 2:24; 3:3; 3:4
2 Thessalonians
3:4
2 Timothy
1:5; 1:12
Philemon
1:21
Hebrews
2:13; 6:9; 11:13; 13:17; 13:18; 13:18
James
3:3
1 John
3:19

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3982 matches the Greek πείθω (peithō),
which occurs 55 times in 55 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 27:20–Heb 6:9)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:20 - But the chief priests and the elders persuaded G3982 the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to put Jesus to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:43 - “HE TRUSTS G3982 IN GOD; LET GOD RESCUE Him now, IF HE [fn]DELIGHTS IN HIM; for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:14 - “And if this is heard before the governor, we will win G3982 him over G3982 and [fn]keep you out of trouble.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:24 - And the disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus *answered again and *said to them, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:22 - “But when someone stronger than he attacks him and overpowers him, he takes away from him all his armor on which he had relied G3982 and distributes his plunder.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:31 - “But he said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded G3982 even if someone rises from the dead.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:9 -

And He also told this parable to some people who trusted G3982 in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:6 - “But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced G3982 that John was a prophet.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:36 - “For some time ago Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a group of about four hundred men joined up with him. [fn]But he was killed, and all who [fn]were following G3982 him were dispersed and came to nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:37 - “After this man, Judas the Galilean rose up in the days of the census and drew away people after him. He too perished, and all those who [fn]were following G3982 him were scattered.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:40 -

So they [fn]followed G3982 his advice G3982. And after calling the apostles in and beating them, they commanded them not to [fn]speak in the name of Jesus, and then released them.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:20 -

Now he was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon; and with one accord they came to him, and having won G3982 over G3982 Blastus the king’s chamberlain, they were asking for peace, because their country was fed by the king’s country.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:43 - Now when the meeting of the synagogue had broken up, many of the Jews and of the God-fearing [fn]proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, were urging G3982 them to continue in the grace of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:19 -

But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and after winning G3982 over G3982 the crowds and stoning Paul, they were dragging him out of the city, supposing him to be dead.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:4 - And some of them were persuaded G3982 and joined Paul and Silas, [fn]along with a great multitude of the God-fearing Greeks and not a few of the leading women.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:4 - And he was reasoning in the synagogue every Sabbath and trying to persuade G3982 both Jews and Greeks.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:8 -

And after he entered the synagogue, he continued speaking out boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading G3982 them about the kingdom of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:26 - “And you see and hear that not only in Ephesus, but in almost all of Asia, this Paul has persuaded G3982 and turned away a considerable crowd, saying that things made with hands are not gods.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:14 - And since he would not be persuaded G3982, we fell silent, saying, “The will of the Lord be done!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:21 - “So do not be persuaded G3982 by them, for more than forty of them—who have bound themselves under a curse not to eat or drink until they slay him—are lying in wait for him and now they are ready and waiting for the promise from you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:26 - “For the king [fn]knows about these matters, and I speak to him also with confidence, since I am persuaded G3982 that none of these things escape his notice; for this has not been done in a [fn]corner.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:28 - But Agrippa replied to Paul, “[fn]In such short time [fn]are you persuading G3982 me to become a Christian?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:11 - But the centurion was being more persuaded G3982 by the pilot and the [fn]captain of the ship than by what was being said by Paul.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:23 -

And when they had set a day for Paul, they came to him at his lodging in large numbers; and he was explaining to them by solemnly bearing witness about the kingdom of God and trying to persuade G3982 them concerning Jesus, from both the Law of Moses and from the Prophets, from morning until evening.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:24 - And some were being persuaded G3982 by the things spoken, but others were not believing.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:8 - but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey G3982 unrighteousness, wrath and anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:19 - and are confident G3982 that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:38 - For I am convinced G3982 that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:14 - I know and am convinced G3982 [fn]in the Lord Jesus that nothing is defiled in itself; but to him who considers anything to be defiled, to him it is defiled.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:14 -

But I myself am also convinced G3982 about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, having been filled with all knowledge and being able also to admonish one another.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:9 - [fn]Indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not have confidence G3982 in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:3 - And this is the very thing I wrote you, so that when I came, I would not have sorrow from those who ought to make me rejoice; having G3982 confidence G3982 in you all that my joy would be the joy of you all.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:11 -

So then, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade G3982 men, but we [fn]have been made manifest to God; and I hope that we [fn]have been made manifest also in your consciences.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:7 -

[fn]You are looking at [fn]things as they are outwardly. If anyone is confident G3982 in himself that he is Christ’s, let him consider this again within himself, that just as he is Christ’s, so also are we.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:10 -

For am I now seeking G3982 the G3982 favor G3982 of G3982 men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a slave of Christ.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:1 -

O foolish Galatians, who bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:7 -

You were running well; who hindered you from [fn]obeying G3982 the truth?

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:10 - I have G3982 confidence G3982 [fn]in you in the Lord that you will adopt no other view. But the one who is disturbing you will bear his judgment, whoever he is.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:6 - For I am confident G3982 of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:14 - and that most of the [fn]brothers, having become confident G3982 in the Lord because of my chains, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:25 - And convinced G3982 of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy [fn]in the faith,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:24 - and I am confident G3982 in the Lord that I myself also will be coming shortly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:3 - For we are the [fn]circumcision, who worship [fn]in the Spirit of God and boast in Christ Jesus and put G3982 no confidence G3982 in the flesh,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:4 - although I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else has a mind to put G3982 confidence G3982 in the flesh, I far more:
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:4 - And we have G3982 confidence G3982 in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will continue to do what we command.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:5 - [fn]being reminded of the unhypocritical faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am G3982 convinced G3982 that it is in you as well.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:12 - For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced G3982 that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him [fn]until that day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:21 -

Having G3982 confidence G3982 in your obedience, I write to you, since I know that you will do even more than what I say.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:13 -

And again,

“I WILL PUT G3982 MY TRUST G3982 IN HIM.”

And again,

“BEHOLD, I AND THE CHILDREN WHOM GOD HAS GIVEN ME.”

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:9 -

But we are convinced G3982 about you, beloved, of things that are better and that belong to salvation, though we are speaking in this way.


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