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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g3986 Greek: peirasmos


akin to A, above, is used of

(1) "trials" with a beneficial purpose and effect,

(a) of "trials" or "temptations," Divinely permitted or sent, Luk 22:28; Act 20:19; Jam 1:2; 1Pe 1:6; 4:12, RV, "to prove," AV, "to try;" 2Pe 2:9 (singular); Rev 3:10, RV, "trial" (AV, "temptation"); in Jam 1:12, "temptation" apparently has meanings (1) and (2) combined (see below), and is used in the widest sense;

(b) with a good or neutral significance, Gal 4:14, of Paul's physical infirmity, "a temptation" to the Galatian converts, of such a kind as to arouse feelings of natural repugnance;

(c) of "trials" of a varied character, Mat 6:13; Luk 11:4, where believers are commanded to pray not to be led into such by forces beyond their own control; Mat 26:41; Mar 14:38; Luk 22:40, 46, where they are commanded to watch and pray against entering into "temptations" by their own carelessness or disobedience; in all such cases God provides "the way of escape," 1Cr 10:13 (where peirasmos occurs twice).

(2) Of "trial" definitely designed to lead to wrong doing, "temptation," Luk 4:13; 8:13; 1Ti 6:9;

(3) of "trying" or challenging God, by men, Hbr 3:8.

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