International Standard Bible EncyclopediaCOMFORT
kum'-fert (nacham; parakaleo): The New Testament word is variously translated, as "comfort," "exhort," "beseech," the exact translation to be determined by the context. Etymologically, it is "to call alongside of," i.e. to summon for assistance. To comfort is to cheer and encourage. It has a positive force wanting in its synonym "console," as it indicates the dispelling of grief by the impartation of strength. the Revised Version (British and American) has correctly changed the translation of paramutheomai from the King James Version "comfort," to "consolation." So in the Old Testament, "Comfort ye my people" (Isaiah 40:1) is much stronger than "console," which affords only the power of calm endurance of affliction, while the brightest hopes of the future and the highest incentives to present activity are the gifts of the Divine grace that is here bestowed.
Greek3874. paraklesis -- a calling to one's aid, ie encouragement ...
... a calling to one's aid, ie encouragement, comfort. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: paraklesis Phonetic Spelling: (par-ak'-lay-sis) Short ...
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3888. paramutheomai -- to encourge, comfort
3889. paramuthia -- encouragement, exhortation, comfort
3931. paregoria -- exhortation, comfort
3890. paramuthion -- exhortation, encouragement
3870. parakaleo -- to call to or for, to exhort, to encourage
404. anapsucho -- to refresh
2174. eupsucheo -- to be of good courage
4837. sumparakaleo -- to exhort together, pass. to be strengthened ...
218. aleipho -- anoint.
Strong's Hebrew5165. nechamah -- comfort
... 5164, 5165. nechamah. 5166 . comfort. Transliteration: nechamah Phonetic
Spelling: (nekh-aw-maw') Short Definition: comfort. Word ...
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5150. nichum -- comfort, compassion
5149. Nechum -- "comfort," an Israelite of Nehemiah's time
5163. Nacham -- "comfort," a man of Judah
5162. nacham -- to be sorry, console oneself
4010. mabligith -- smiling, cheerfulness, source of brightening
7502. raphad -- to spread
8575. tanchum -- consolation
5117. nuach -- to rest
5582. saad -- to support, sustain, stay
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Comfort from the Bible.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (v. t.) To make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate.
2. (v. t.) To assist or help; to aid.
3. (v. t.) To impart strength and hope to; to encourage; to relieve; to console; to cheer.
4. (n.) Assistance; relief; support.
5. (n.) Encouragement; solace; consolation in trouble; also, that which affords consolation.
6. (n.) A state of quiet enjoyment; freedom from pain, want, or anxiety; also, whatever contributes to such a condition.
7. (n.) A wadded bed quilt; a comfortable.
ThesaurusComfort (130 Occurrences)
... 7. (n.) A wadded bed quilt; a comfortable. 8. (n.) Unlawful support, countenance,
or encouragement; as, to give aid and comfort to the enemy. Int. ...COMFORT. ...
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Console (7 Occurrences)
Comfortable (2 Occurrences)
Consolation (23 Occurrences)
Express (13 Occurrences)
Comforting (21 Occurrences)
Sufferings (27 Occurrences)
Comforted (56 Occurrences)
Cheer (22 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceComfort (130 Occurrences)
Matthew 9:22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
Mark 10:49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.
Luke 2:25 And there was then in Jerusalem a man whose name was Simeon; and he was an upright man, fearing God and waiting for the comfort of Israel: and the Holy Spirit was on him.
Luke 6:24 But unhappy are you who have wealth: for you have been comforted now.
Luke 8:48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
John 11:19 And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
Acts 4:36 And Joseph, who was given by the Apostles the name of Barnabas (the sense of which is, Son of comfort), a Levite and a man of Cyprus by birth,
Acts 9:31 So the assemblies throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace, and were built up. They were multiplied, walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 13:15 And after the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the Synagogue sent to them, saying, Brothers, if you have a word of comfort for the people, say on.
Acts 15:31 The people read it, and were delighted with the comfort it brought them.
Acts 16:40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.
Acts 20:1 And after the noise had come to an end, Paul, having sent for the disciples and given them comfort, went away from them to Macedonia.
Romans 1:12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Romans 15:5 Now the God of patience and of comfort grant you to be of the same mind one with another according to Christ Jesus:
1 Corinthians 14:3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
1 Corinthians 14:31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.
1 Corinthians 16:18 For they gave comfort to my spirit and to yours: for which cause give respect to such people.
2 Corinthians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort;
2 Corinthians 1:4 who comforts us in all our affliction, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
2 Corinthians 1:5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound to us, even so our comfort also abounds through Christ.
2 Corinthians 1:6 But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation. If we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer.
2 Corinthians 1:7 Our hope for you is steadfast, knowing that, since you are partakers of the sufferings, so also are you of the comfort.
2 Corinthians 2:7 so that on the contrary you should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up with his excessive sorrow.
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 7:6 Nevertheless, he who comforts the lowly, God, comforted us by the coming of Titus;
2 Corinthians 7:7 and not by his coming only, but also by the comfort with which he was comforted in you, while he told us of your longing, your mourning, and your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced still more.
2 Corinthians 7:13 Therefore we have been comforted. In our comfort we rejoiced the more exceedingly for the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all.
2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, rejoice. Be perfected, be comforted, be of the same mind, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.
Ephesians 6:22 whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know our state, and that he may comfort your hearts.
Philippians 2:1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
Philippians 2:19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.
Colossians 4:8 I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that he may know your circumstances and comfort your hearts,
Colossians 4:11 and Jesus who is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These are my only fellow workers for the Kingdom of God, men who have been a comfort to me.
1 Thessalonians 2:11 As you know, we exhorted, comforted, and implored every one of you, as a father does his own children,
1 Thessalonians 3:2 and sent Timothy, our brother and God's servant in the Good News of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith;
1 Thessalonians 4:18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
2 Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,
2 Thessalonians 2:17 comfort your hearts and establish you in every good work and word.
2 Timothy 4:2 Be preaching the word at all times, in every place; make protests, say sharp words, give comfort, with long waiting and teaching;
2 Timothy 4:5 But be self-controlled in all things, do without comfort, go on preaching the good news, completing the work which has been given you to do.
Titus 1:9 Keeping to the true word of the teaching, so that he may be able to give comfort by right teaching and overcome the arguments of the doubters.
Philemon 1:7 For we have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.
Hebrews 3:13 But give comfort to one another every day as long as it is still Today; so that no one among you may be made hard by the deceit of sin:
Hebrews 6:18 So that we, who have gone in flight from danger to the hope which has been put before us, may have a strong comfort in two unchanging things, in which it is not possible for God to be false;
1 John 3:19 In this way we may be certain that we are true, and may give our heart comfort before him,
Genesis 5:29 and he named him Noah, saying, "This same will comfort us in our work and in the toil of our hands, because of the ground which Yahweh has cursed."
Genesis 18:5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.
Genesis 27:42 The words of Esau, her elder son, were told to Rebekah. She sent and called Jacob, her younger son, and said to him, "Behold, your brother Esau comforts himself about you by planning to kill you.
Genesis 37:35 All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. He said, "For I will go down to Sheol to my son mourning." His father wept for him.
Genesis 50:21 Now therefore don't be afraid. I will nourish you and your little ones." He comforted them, and spoke kindly to them.
Deuteronomy 24:5 A newly married man will not have to go out with the army or undertake any business, but may be free for one year, living in his house for the comfort of his wife.
Deuteronomy 28:40 Your land will be full of olive-trees, but there will be no oil for the comfort of your body; for your olive-tree will give no fruit.
Deuteronomy 28:54 That man among you who is soft and used to comfort will be hard and cruel to his brother, and to his dear wife, and to of those his children who are still living;
Judges 19:5 And it came to pass on the fourth day, when they arose early in the morning, that he rose up to depart: and the damsel's father said unto his son in law, Comfort thine heart with a morsel of bread, and afterward go your way.
Judges 19:8 And he arose early in the morning on the fifth day to depart; and the damsel's father said, Comfort thine heart, I pray thee. And they tarried until afternoon, and they did eat both of them.
Ruth 2:13 Then she said, "Let me find favor in your sight, my lord, because you have comforted me, and because you have spoken kindly to your handmaid, though I am not as one of your handmaidens."
Ruth 3:1 And Naomi, her mother-in-law, said to her, My daughter, am I not to get you a resting-place where you may be in comfort?
2 Samuel 10:2 David said, "I will show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father showed kindness to me." So David sent by his servants to comfort him concerning his father. David's servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.
2 Samuel 12:24 David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in to her, and lay with her. She bore a son, and he called his name Solomon. Yahweh loved him;
2 Samuel 14:17 Then thine handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the LORD thy God will be with thee.
2 Samuel 19:7 Now therefore arise, go out, and speak to comfort your servants; for I swear by Yahweh, if you don't go out, not a man will stay with you this night. That would be worse to you than all the evil that has happened to you from your youth until now."
1 Chronicles 7:22 Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brothers came to comfort him.
1 Chronicles 19:2 David said, "I will show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father showed kindness to me." So David sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father. David's servants came into the land of the children of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort him.
Job 2:11 Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that had come on him, they each came from his own place: Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and to comfort him.
Job 5:18 For after his punishment he gives comfort, and after wounding, his hands make you well.
Job 6:10 Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.
Job 7:13 When I say,'My bed shall comfort me. My couch shall ease my complaint;'
Job 9:27 If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:
Job 10:20 Aren't my days few? Cease then. Leave me alone, that I may find a little comfort,
Job 12:5 In the thought of him who is in comfort there is no respect for one who is in trouble; such is the fate of those whose feet are slipping.
Job 16:5 I might give you strength with my mouth, and not keep back the comfort of my lips.
Job 16:12 I was in comfort, but I have been broken up by his hands; he has taken me by the neck, shaking me to bits; he has put me up as a mark for his arrows.
Job 21:2 Give attention with care to my words; and let this be your comfort.
Job 21:34 So how can you comfort me with nonsense, seeing that in your answers there remains only falsehood?"
Job 29:25 I chose out their way, and sat as chief. I lived as a king in the army, as one who comforts the mourners.
Job 30:28 I go about in dark clothing, uncomforted; I get up in the public place, crying out for help.
Job 32:20 Let me say what is in my mind, so that I may get comfort; let me give answer with open mouth.
Job 36:16 Yes, he would have allured you out of distress, into a broad place, where there is no restriction. That which is set on your table would be full of fatness.
Job 38:32 Dost thou bring out Mazzaroth in its season? And Aysh for her sons dost thou comfort?
Job 42:11 Then came there to him all his brothers, and all his sisters, and all those who had been of his acquaintance before, and ate bread with him in his house. They comforted him, and consoled him concerning all the evil that Yahweh had brought on him. Everyone also gave him a piece of money, and everyone a ring of gold.
Psalms 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Psalms 36:2 For he takes comfort in the thought that his sin will not be uncovered and hated.
Psalms 39:2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; And my sorrow was stirred.
Psalms 39:13 Let your wrath be turned away from me, so that I may be comforted, before I go away from here, and become nothing.
Psalms 71:21 Increase my honor, and comfort me again.
Psalms 86:17 Show me a sign of your goodness, that those who hate me may see it, and be shamed, because you, Yahweh, have helped me, and comforted me.
Psalms 119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction, for your word has revived me.
Psalms 119:52 I remember your ordinances of old, Yahweh, and have comforted myself.
Psalms 119:76 Please let your loving kindness be for my comfort, according to your word to your servant.
Psalms 119:82 My eyes fail for your word. I say, "When will you comfort me?"
Proverbs 19:10 Material comfort is not good for the foolish; much less for a servant to be put over rulers.
Proverbs 29:17 Chastise thy son, and he giveth thee comfort, Yea, he giveth delights to thy soul.
Ecclesiastes 4:1 Then I returned and saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold, the tears of those who were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.
Song of Songs 2:5 Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.
Isaiah 12:1 In that day you will say, "I will give thanks to you, Yahweh; for though you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you comfort me.
Isaiah 22:4 Therefore I said, "Look away from me. I will weep bitterly. Don't labor to comfort me for the destruction of the daughter of my people.
Isaiah 32:9 Give ear to my voice, you women who are living in comfort; give attention to my words, you daughters who have no fear of danger.
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