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bold'-nes (parresia, "confidence," "fearlessness," "freedom of speech"): This was one of the results of discipleship (Acts 4:13, 29, 31 Ephesians 3:12 Philippians 1:20 1 Timothy 3:13 1 John 4:17). It was a necessary qualification for the work assigned them. They were not only subject to violent persecutions, but also were the constant subject of ridicule and contempt. Paul uses the word in the sense of plainness in 2 Corinthians 3:12. In Hebrews 10:19 1 John 2:28; 1 John 4:17, it has the sense of freeness resulting from confidence. In Philemon 1:8, the reference is to the authority which Paul claims in this case.

Jacob W. Kapp

3954. parresia -- freedom of speech, confidence
... parresia Phonetic Spelling: (par-rhay-see'-ah) Short Definition: freedom, confidence
Definition: freedom, openness, especially in speech; boldness, confidence. ...
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5111. tolmao -- to have courage, to be bold
... Word Origin from tolma (boldness) Definition to have courage, to be bold NASB Word
Usage am...bold (1), bold (2), courageous (1), dare (4), dared (1), gathered ...
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2292. tharreo -- to be of good courage
... cheer. Cognate: 2292 (a later form of 2293 , "to show boldness," see
dictionary) -- to show courage (boldness). See 2293 (). Word ...
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662. apotolmao -- to be very bold
... to be very bold. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: apotolmao Phonetic Spelling:
(ap-ot-ol-mah'-o) Short Definition: I assume boldness Definition: I assume ...
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2293. tharseo -- to be of good courage
... derived from 2294 , " from within") -- properly, bolstered which supports unflinching
courage -- literally, to (exude "social boldness") because -hearted. ...
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993. Boanerges -- Boanerges, an epithet applied to the two sons of ...
... We don't know why Jesus named these brothers (James, John), "sons of tumult,"
but their passion and boldness in the past no doubt ! ...
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3955. parresiazomai -- to speak freely or boldly
... Word Origin from parresia Definition to speak freely or boldly NASB Word Usage
confidence (1), had the boldness (1), speak out boldly (1), speak boldly (1 ...
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4302. prolego -- to say beforehand, ie to predict
... Gal 5:21; 1 Thes 3:4). To this by () requires us to have a holy boldness to share
an important opinion (judgment) to warn or prepare someone. ...
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2294. tharsos -- courage
... courage. Akin (by transposition) to thrasos (daring); boldness (subjectively) --
courage. (tharsos) -- 1 Occurrence. 2293, 2294. tharsos. 2295 . ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5797. oz -- strength, might
... strength (53), strong (16), stronghold (2). boldness, loud, might, power,
strength, strong. Or (fully) rowz {oze}; from azaz; strength ...
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Of the Boldness of Speech of the Decurion of Beroea.
... Book III. Chapter XVII."Of the boldness of speech of the decurion of Beroea. After
starting with these threats he was put down by one single Beroean. ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/chapter xvii of the boldness of.htm

Of John's Boldness for God.
... Book V. Chapter XXVIII."Of John's boldness for God. When the great John
had received the tiller of the Church, he boldly convicted ...
/.../chapter xxviii of johns boldness for.htm

On Receiving this Epistle, Archelaus was Astonished at the Man's ...
... 41 On receiving this epistle, Archelaus was astonished at the man's boldness.� On
receiving this epistle, Archelaus was astonished at the man's boldness. ...
/.../41 on receiving this epistle.htm

Of the Fact that Opposite Powers are not of the Same Boldness, and ...
... Chapter XX. Of the fact that opposite powers are not of the same boldness, and
that the occasions of temptation are not under their control. ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xx of the fact.htm

Concerning the Arians; and Further, the Success of Eunomius. ...
... Book VII. Chapter VI."Concerning the Arians; and Further, the Success of
Eunomius. Boldness of St. Amphilochius toward the Emperor. ...
/.../chapter vi concerning the arians and.htm

Basil Becomes Bishop of Cæsarea after Eusebius; his Boldness ...
... Book VI. Chapter XVI."Basil becomes Bishop of Cæsarea after Eusebius;
his Boldness towards the Emperor and the Prefect. Some ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of sozomenus/chapter xvi basil becomes bishop of.htm

Concerning the Cunning of Leontius, Bishop of Antioch, and the ...
... Book II. Chapter XIX."Concerning the cunning of Leontius, Bishop of Antioch,
and the boldness of Flavianus and Diodorus. At Antioch ...
/.../chapter xix concerning the cunning of.htm

Of Artemius the Duke. Of Publia the Deaconess and Her Divine ...
... Book III. Chapter XIV."Of Artemius the Duke. Of Publia the Deaconess and her
divine boldness. Artemius [640] commanded the troops in Egypt. ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/chapter xiv of artemius the duke.htm

Of the Massacre of Thessalonica; the Boldness of Bishop Ambrosius ...
... Book V. Chapter XVII."Of the massacre of Thessalonica; the boldness of Bishop
Ambrosius, and the piety of the Emperor. Thessalonica ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/chapter xvii of the massacre of.htm

Paul and his Requests for Prayer (Continued)
... fully. He desired them to pray that he might have boldness. No quality seems
more important to the preacher than that of boldness. ...
/.../bounds/prayer and praying men/xvi paul and his requests.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) The state or quality of being bold.
Boldness (25 Occurrences)
... (n.) The state or quality of being bold. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BOLDNESS. ...
Jacob W. Kapp. Multi-Version Concordance Boldness (25 Occurrences). ...
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Confidence (103 Occurrences)
... 8:22, etc.; hupostasis ("what stands under"), in 2 Corinthians 11:17 Hebrews 3:14
2 Corinthians 9:4; parrhesia ("out-spokenness," "boldness") is invariably ...
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Bold (21 Occurrences)
... NIV). 2 Corinthians 3:12 Having therefore such a hope, we use great boldness
of speech, (Root in WEB ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV). 2 Corinthians ...
/b/bold.htm - 13k

Assurance (16 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) Excess of boldness; impudence; audacity; as, his assurance is intolerable. ...
(Hebrews 10:21, 22; compare Hebrews 10:19, "boldness to enter. ...
/a/assurance.htm - 16k

Boldly (26 Occurrences)
... were gathered together. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they
spoke the word of God with boldness. (See NIV). Acts 9 ...
/b/boldly.htm - 14k

Dare (19 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To challenge; to provoke; to defy. 4. (n.) The quality of daring;
venturesomeness; boldness; dash. 5. (n.) Defiance; challenge. ...
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Approach (56 Occurrences)
... this chariot. (DBY). Ephesians 3:12 in whom we have boldness and access in
confidence through our faith in him. (See NIV). 1 Timothy ...
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Courage (74 Occurrences)
... That quality of mind which enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with
firmness, or without fear, or fainting of heart; valor; boldness; resolution. ...
/c/courage.htm - 31k

Speech (107 Occurrences)
... (ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV). 2 Corinthians 3:12 Having therefore such a hope,
we use great boldness of speech, (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS). ...
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Tongues (67 Occurrences)
... The tongues of flame signified the power of speech, boldness of utterance, and
persuasiveness which from henceforth were to mark the testimony of the disciples ...
/t/tongues.htm - 61k

Bible Concordance
Boldness (25 Occurrences)

Luke 11:8 I tell you, although he will not rise and give it to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence, he will get up and give him as many as he needs.
(See NIV)

Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and had perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled. They recognized that they had been with Jesus.

Acts 4:29 Now, Lord, look at their threats, and grant to your servants to speak your word with all boldness,

Acts 4:31 When they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were gathered together. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.

Acts 28:31 preaching the Kingdom of God, and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness, without hindrance.

Romans 10:20 And Isaiah, with strange boldness, exclaims, "I have been found by those who were not looking for Me, I have revealed Myself to those who were not inquiring of Me."

2 Corinthians 3:12 Having therefore such a hope, we use great boldness of speech,

2 Corinthians 7:4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you. Great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort. I overflow with joy in all our affliction.

2 Corinthians 10:2 and I beseech 'you', that, being present, I may not have courage, with the confidence with which I reckon to be bold against certain reckoning us as walking according to the flesh;
(See RSV)

Ephesians 3:12 in whom we have boldness and access in confidence through our faith in him.

Ephesians 6:19 on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in opening my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the Good News,

Philippians 1:20 according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will in no way be disappointed, but with all boldness, as always, now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life, or by death.

1 Thessalonians 2:2 But, as you will remember, after we had already met with suffering and outrage at Philippi, we summoned up boldness, by the help of our God, to tell you God's Good News amid much opposition.

1 Timothy 3:13 For those who have served well gain for themselves a good standing, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Philemon 1:8 Therefore, though I have all boldness in Christ to command you that which is appropriate,

Hebrews 3:6 but Christ was faithful as a Son having authority over God's house, and we are that house, if we hold firm to the End the boldness and the hope which we boast of as ours.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace for help in time of need.

Hebrews 10:19 Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holy place by the blood of Jesus,

Hebrews 10:35 Therefore don't throw away your boldness, which has a great reward.

1 John 2:28 Now, little children, remain in him, that when he appears, we may have boldness, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

1 John 3:21 Beloved, if our hearts don't condemn us, we have boldness toward God;

1 John 4:17 In this love has been made perfect among us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as he is, even so are we in this world.

1 John 5:14 This is the boldness which we have toward him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he listens to us.

Ecclesiastes 8:1 Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.

Jeremiah 30:21 Their prince shall be of themselves, and their ruler shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach to me: for who is he who has had boldness to approach to me? says Yahweh.



Boldness of the Righteous

Boldness: Instances of, in Prayer: Abraham

Boldness: Instances of, in Prayer: Moses

Holy Boldness is Through Faith in Christ

Holy Boldness: A Characteristic of Saints

Holy Boldness: Aaron

Holy Boldness: Abraham

Holy Boldness: Apollos

Holy Boldness: Barnabas

Holy Boldness: Christ Set an Example of

Holy Boldness: Daniel

Holy Boldness: David

Holy Boldness: Elijah

Holy Boldness: Exhortations To

Holy Boldness: Express Your Trust in God With

Holy Boldness: Have, in Prayer

Holy Boldness: Jacob

Holy Boldness: Joseph of Arimathaea

Holy Boldness: Ministers should Exhibit, in Faithfulness to Their People

Holy Boldness: Ministers should Exhibit, in Preaching

Holy Boldness: Ministers should Exhibit, in Reproving Sin

Holy Boldness: Ministers should Exhibit, in The Face of Opposition

Holy Boldness: Moses

Holy Boldness: Nehemiah

Holy Boldness: Paul

Holy Boldness: Peter and John

Holy Boldness: Pray For

Holy Boldness: Produced by Faithfulness to God

Holy Boldness: Produced by The Fear of God

Holy Boldness: Produced by Trust in God

Holy Boldness: Saints Shall Have, in Judgment

Holy Boldness: Shadrach

Holy Boldness: Stephen

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Boldly (26 Occurrences)

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Approach (56 Occurrences)

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Speech (107 Occurrences)

Tongues (67 Occurrences)

Ashamed (131 Occurrences)

Behalf (140 Occurrences)

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Nest (22 Occurrences)

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Unforbidden (1 Occurrence)

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Understood (63 Occurrences)

Uneducated (1 Occurrence)

Uninstructed (2 Occurrences)

Overflow (43 Occurrences)

Ordinary (17 Occurrences)

Opposition (22 Occurrences)

Outrage (3 Occurrences)

Overabound (2 Occurrences)

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Joyful (83 Occurrences)

James (40 Occurrences)

Joram (26 Occurrences)

Listens (28 Occurrences)

Lion (92 Occurrences)

Greatness (63 Occurrences)

Glorying (27 Occurrences)

Grant (87 Occurrences)

Wherein (208 Occurrences)

Isaiah (64 Occurrences)

Inquiring (23 Occurrences)

Ignorant (32 Occurrences)

Face (780 Occurrences)

Forwardness (2 Occurrences)

Front (327 Occurrences)

Threats (14 Occurrences)


Threatenings (2 Occurrences)

Roundness (1 Occurrence)

Risk (5 Occurrences)

Recognized (37 Occurrences)

Recognize (52 Occurrences)

Required (72 Occurrences)

Recognised (10 Occurrences)

Richly (26 Occurrences)

Recompense (79 Occurrences)

Entrance (190 Occurrences)

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Expect (20 Occurrences)

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