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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Encourage, Encouragement

Dictionaries :: Encourage, Encouragement

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g4389 Greek: protrepo

Encourage, Encouragement:

"to urge forward, persuade," is used in Act 18:27 in the Middle Voice, RV, "encouraged," indicating their particular interest in giving Apollos the "encouragement" mentioned; the AV, "exhorting," wrongly connects the verb.

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g3888 Greek: paramutheomai

Encourage, Encouragement:

from para, "with," and muthos, "counsel, advice," is translated "encouraging" in 1Th 2:11, RV, and "encourage" in 1Th 5:14, RV, there signifying to stimulate to the discharge of the ordinary duties of life. In Jhn 11:19, 31, it means "to comfort."
See COMFORT. Cp. the nouns paramuthia, 1Cr 14:3, and paramuthion, Phl 2:1, "comfort."

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g3874 Greek: paraklesis

Encourage, Encouragement:

"a calling to one's aid" (para, "by the side," kaleo, "to call"), then, "an exhortation, encouragement," is translated "encouragement" in Hbr 6:18, RV, for AV, "consolation;" it is akin to parakaleo, "to beseeach or exhort, encourage, comfort," and parakletos, "a paraclete or advocate."


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