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Lexicon :: Strong's G3982 - peithō

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peithō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primary verb
52x in 33 unique form(s)
55x in 35 unique form(s)
129x in 28 unique form(s)
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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.
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

2 Kings
2 Chronicles
14:11; 16:7f
3:5; 14:16; 28:26
8:17; 28:17; 31:1; 36:5
27:20; 27:43; 27:43; 28:14
11:22; 11:22; 16:31; 16:31; 18:9; 20:6
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
2:8; 2:19; 8:38; 14:14; 15:14
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
1:9; 2:3; 5:11; 10:7
1:10; 3:1; 5:7; 5:10
1:6; 1:14; 1:25; 2:24; 3:3; 3:4
2 Thessalonians
2 Timothy
1:5; 1:12
2:13; 6:9; 11:13; 13:17; 13:18; 13:18
1 John

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 HAS TRUSTED G3982 IN GOD; LET GOD RESCUE Him now, IF HE [fn]TAKES PLEASURE IN HIM; for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:14 - “And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will appease G3982 him and [fn]keep you out of trouble.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:24 - And the disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus responded 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, that man takes away 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 - Now 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, since they are convinced G3982 that John was a prophet.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:36 - “For, some time ago Theudas appeared, claiming to be somebody, and a group of about four hundred men joined him. [fn]But he was killed, and all who followed G3982 him were dispersed and came to nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:37 - “After this man, Judas of Galilee appeared in the days of the census and drew away some people after him; he also perished, and all those who followed G3982 him were scattered.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:40 - They followed G3982 his advice G3982; and after calling the apostles in, they flogged them and ordered 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 mind they came to him, and having won G3982 over G3982 Blastus the king’s chamberlain, they were asking for peace, because their country was supported with grain from the king’s country.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:43 - Now when the meeting of the synagogue had broken up, many of the Jews and the God-fearing [fn]proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who were speaking to them and urging G3982 them to continue in the grace of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:19 - But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having won G3982 over G3982 the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, thinking that he was dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:4 - And some of them were persuaded G3982 and joined Paul and Silas, [fn]along with a large number of the God-fearing Greeks and [fn]a significant number of the leading women.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:4 - And Paul was reasoning in the synagogue every Sabbath and trying to persuade G3982 Jews and Greeks.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:8 - And he entered the synagogue and continued speaking out boldly for three months, having discussions and persuading G3982 them about the kingdom of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:26 - “You see and hear that not only in Ephesus, but in almost all of [fn]Asia, this Paul has persuaded G3982 and turned away a considerable number of people, saying that [fn]gods made by hands are not gods at all.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:14 - And since he would not be persuaded G3982, we became quiet, remarking, “The will of the Lord be done!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:21 - “So do not [fn]listen G3982 to them, for more than forty [fn]of them are in hiding to ambush him, and these men have put themselves under an oath not to eat or drink until they kill him; and now they are ready and waiting for assurance from you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:26 - “For the king [fn]knows about these matters, and I also speak to him 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 - Agrippa replied to Paul, “[fn]In a short time you are going to persuade G3982 me to [fn]make a Christian of myself.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:11 - But the centurion was 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 - When they had set a day for [fn]Paul, people came to him at his lodging in large numbers; and he was explaining to them by solemnly testifying 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 - Some were being persuaded G3982 by the things said by Paul, but others would not believe.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:8 - but to those who are self-serving and do not obey the truth, but obey G3982 unrighteousness, He will give wrath and indignation.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:19 - and are confident G3982 that you yourself are a guide to people who are blind, a light to those in darkness,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:38 - For I am convinced G3982 that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, 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 [fn]unclean in itself; but to the one who thinks something is [fn]unclean, to that person it is [fn]unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:14 - And concerning you, my brothers and sisters, I myself also am convinced G3982 that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and 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 trust G3982 in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:3 - 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 was the joy of you all.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:11 - Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade G3982 people, but we are well known to God; and I hope that we are also well known 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, have him consider this again within himself, that just as he is Christ’s, so too are we.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:10 - For am I now seeking G3982 the G3982 favor G3982 of G3982 people, or of God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:1 - [fn]You foolish Galatians, who has 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 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 the punishment, whoever he is.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:6 - For I am confident G3982 of this very thing, that He who began a good work [fn]among you will complete it [fn]by the day of Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:14 - and that most of the brothers and sisters, [fn]trusting G3982 in the Lord because of my [fn]imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:25 - 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 trust G3982 in the Lord that I myself will also be coming shortly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:3 - for we are the true [fn]circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and take pride in Christ Jesus, and put G3982 no confidence G3982 in the flesh,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:4 - although I myself could boast as having confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he is G3982 confident G3982 in the flesh, I have more reason:
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:4 - We have G3982 confidence G3982 in the Lord concerning you, that you are doing, and will do, what we command.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:5 - [fn]For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelled in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am G3982 sure 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 protect 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,
And again,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:9 - But, beloved, we are convinced G3982 of better things regarding you, and things that [fn]accompany salvation, even though we are speaking in this way.

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