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Dictionaries :: Exhort, Exhortation

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g3870 Greek: parakaleo

Exhort, Exhortation:

primarily, "to call to a person" (para, "to the side," kaleo, "to call"), denotes

(a) "to call on, entreat;" see BESEECH;

(b) "to admonish, exhort, to urge" one to pursue some course of conduct (always prospective, looking to the future, in contrast to the meaning to comfort, which is retrospective, having to do with trial experienced), translated "exhort" in the RV of Phl 4:2; 1Th 4:10; Hbr 13:19, 22, for AV, "beseech;" in 1Ti 5:1, for AV, "intreat;" in 1Th 5:11, for AV, "comfort;" "exhorted" in 2Cr 8:6; 12:18, for AV, "desired;" in 1Ti 1:3, for AV, "besought."

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g3867 Greek: paraineo

Exhort, Exhortation:

primarily, "to speak of near" (para, "near," and aineo, "to tell of, speak of," then, "to recommend"), hence, "to advise, exhort, warn," is used in Act 27:9, "admonished," and Act 27:22, "I exhort."

A-3 Verb Strong's Number: g4389 Greek: protrepo

Exhort, Exhortation:

lit., "to turn forward, propel" (pro, "before," trepo, "to turn"); hence, "to impel morally, to urge forward, encourage," is used in Act 18:27, RV, "encouraged him" (Apollos), with reference to his going into Achaia; AV, "exhorting the disciples;" while the encouragement was given to Apollos, a letter was written to the disciples in Achaia to receive him.

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

Exhort, Exhortation:

akin to A, No. 1, primarily "a calling to one's side," and so "to one's aid," hence denotes

(a) an appeal, "entreaty," 2Cr 8:4;

(b) encouragement, "exhortation," e.g., Rom 12:8; in Act 4:36, RV, "exhortation," for AV, "consolation;"

(c) "consolation and comfort," e.g., Rom 15:4.
See COMFORT. Cp. parakletos, "an advocate, comforter."


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