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Dictionaries :: Entice, Enticing

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g1185 Greek: deleazo

Entice, Enticing:

primarily, "to lure by a bait" (from delear, "a bait"), is used metaphorically in Jam 1:14, of the "enticement" of lust; in 2Pe 2:14, of seducers, RV, "enticing," for AV, "beguiling;" in 2Pe 2:18, RV, "entice (in)," for AV, "allure (through)."

B-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g3981 Greek: peithos

Entice, Enticing:

"apt to persuade" (from peitho, "to persuade"), is used in 1Cr 2:4, AV, "enticing," RV, "persuasive."

Note: In Col 2:4, pithanologia, "persuasive speech" (from pithanos, "persuasive, plausible," akin to the above, and logos, "speech"), is rendered "enticing" in the AV (RV, "persuasiveness of.") It signifies the employment of plausible arguments, in contrast to demonstration. Cp. eulogia, "fair speech," Rom 16:18, i.e., "nice style."

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