Persuade
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PERSUADE; PERSUASION

per-swad', per-swazhun: (1) In the older English "persuade" need not mean "convince" (although this is its usual sense in the King James Version: Matthew 27:20, etc.), but may mean only "attempt to convince," "argue with." This is well brought out in Acts 26:28, where the Greek is literally "In little thou `persuadest' peitheis to make me a Christian." the King James Version took peitheis as "convince" ("almost thou persuadest me...."), but this is impossible, and so the Revised Version (British and American) rendered peitheis by "thou wouldest fain." To keep something of the language of the King James Version, "persuasion" was supplied after "little," but it should have been italicized, for it is merely conjectural, as the American Revised Version margin recognizes by giving "time" as an alternative for "persuasion." The text of the passage, however, is suspected. See ALMOST. Similarly in Acts 13:43, the Revised Version (British and American) replaces "persuade" by "urge," and the same change should have been made also in 2 Kings 18:32 and its parallels. (2) The "popular persuasions" of 1 Esdras 5:73 are "efforts to persuade the people" (uncertain text, however). Acts 19:8 the King James Version writes "persuading the things" (the Revised Version (British and American) "as to the things") for "present the things persuasively." And in Galatians 1:10 (the English Revised Version and the King James Version, not in the American Standard Revised Version) and 2 Corinthians 5:11, there is a half-ironic force in the word: Paul's enemies have accused him of using unworthy persuasion in making his conversions.

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Greek
3982. peitho -- to persuade, to have confidence
... to persuade, to have confidence. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: peitho Phonetic
Spelling: (pi'-tho) Short Definition: I persuade, urge Definition: I ...
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374. anapeitho -- to persuade
... to persuade. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: anapeitho Phonetic Spelling:
(an-ap-i'-tho) Short Definition: I urge by evil persuasion, I tempt Definition ...
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374a. anapeitho -- to persuade
... to persuade. Transliteration: anapeitho Short Definition: persuades. Word Origin
from ana and peitho Definition to persuade NASB Word Usage persuades (1). ...
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1670. helko -- to drag
... to drag. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: helko Phonetic Spelling:
(hel-koo'-o) Short Definition: I drag, draw, pull, persuade Definition: I drag, ...
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4102. pistis -- faith, faithfulness
... if there is strain or tension . . . trying to persuade yourself to keep from
doubting, you can be quite sure that it is not faith . . . ...
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2138. eupeithes -- constantly attendant
... 2138 (from 2095 , "well" and 3982 , "persuade") -- properly, "well-persuaded," ,
ie willing (pre-disposed, favorable to); easy to come to terms with . ...
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4135. plerophoreo -- to bring in full measure, to fulfill
... and phoreo; to carry out fully (in evidence), ie Completely assure (or convince),
entirely accomplish -- most surely believe, fully know (persuade), make full ...
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4389. protrepo -- to turn forward, urge forward
... of Speech: Verb Transliteration: protrepo Phonetic Spelling: (prot-rep'-om-ahee)
Short Definition: I encourage, exhort Definition: I encourage, exhort, persuade ...
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3980. peitharcheo -- to obey authority
... 3980 (from 3982 , " persuade" and 746, "what comes ") -- properly, of , ie
what has (the higher authority). Word Origin from a comp. ...
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545. apeithes -- disobedient
... preferred-will (cf. 2307 ). See 543 (). [Note the root, 3982 ("persuade").].
Word Origin from alpha (as a neg. prefix) and peitho ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6601. pathah -- to be spacious, wide or open
... allure, deceive, enlarge, entice, flatter, persuade, silly one A primitive
root; to open, ie Be (causatively, make) roomy; usually ...
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5496. suth -- to incite, allure, instigate
... persuaded (2), stirred (1). entice, move, persuade, provoke, remove, set
on, stir up, take away. Perhaps denominative from shayith ...
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Library

It was a Difficult Matter to Persuade Me that the Tinseled Ware ...
... THE THIRD CENTURY 9 It was a difficult matter to persuade me that the tinseled
ware upon a hobby-horse was a fine thing. It was a ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/9 it was a difficult.htm

The Evil one Perceived his Great Humiliation, and Boasted Himself ...
... The Evil One perceived his great humiliation, and boasted himself in the presence
of his servants: he spoke great words to persuade them and said: "The ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn xl the evil one.htm

And So from Such Things Let a Man Persuade Himself not to Make ...
... Life of Antony. Section 18. And so from such things let a man persuade
himself not to make light´┐Ż 18. And so from such things ...
/.../athanasius/select works and letters or athanasius/life of antony section 18.htm

Not Even the Most Experienced Men could Persuade Him of the Vanity ...
... Book IV. Chapter III."Not Even the Most Experienced Men Could Persuade
Him of the Vanity of Astrology to Which He Was Devoted. ...
/.../augustine/the confessions and letters of st/chapter iii not even the most.htm

Of a Lazy Brother who Tried to Persuade Others to Leave the ...
... Prolegomena. Chapter XX. Of a lazy brother who tried to persuade others
to leave the monastery. We know a brother, whose name we ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xx of a lazy.htm

That God is So Angry against Idolatry, that He Has Even Enjoined ...
... 5. That God is so angry against idolatry, that He has even enjoined those to
be slain who persuade others to sacrifice and serve idols. ...
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The Rules of Eloquence are True, Though Sometimes Used to Persuade ...
... Book II. Chapter 36."The Rules of Eloquence are True, Though Sometimes
Used to Persuade Men of What is False. 54. There are also ...
/.../on christian doctrine in four books /chapter 36 the rules of eloquence.htm

The Pythagoreans and Stoics, While they Hold the Immortality of ...
... Chap. XVIII."The Pythagoreans and Stoics, While They Hold the Immortality
of the Soul, Foolishly Persuade a Voluntary Death. Others ...
/.../lactantius/the divine institutes/chap xviii the pythagoreans and stoics.htm

The Aim of the Orator, According to Cicero, is to Teach, to ...
... Accordingly a great orator has truly said that "an eloquent man must speak so as
to teach, to delight, and to persuade." [1951] Then he adds: "To teach is a ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books /chapter 12 the aim of the.htm

Rhetoric and Eloquence
... Cicero has written in many places that the duty of an orator is to speak in "a manner
proper to persuade"; and in his books of rhetoric, of which undoubtedly ...
/.../kleiser/the training of a public speaker/rhetoric and eloquence.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; to draw or incline to a determination by presenting sufficient motives.

2. (v. t.) To try to influence.

3. (v. t.) To convince by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe.

4. (v. t.) To inculcate by argument or expostulation; to advise; to recommend.

5. (v. i.) To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion.

6. (n.) Persuasion.

Thesaurus
Persuade (20 Occurrences)
... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PERSUADE; PERSUASION. ... (2) The "popular persuasions"
of 1 Esdras 5:73 are "efforts to persuade the people" (uncertain text, however). ...
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Persuasion (2 Occurrences)
... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PERSUADE; PERSUASION. ... (2) The "popular persuasions"
of 1 Esdras 5:73 are "efforts to persuade the people" (uncertain text, however). ...
/p/persuasion.htm - 9k

Win (27 Occurrences)
... yourselves. (WEY NIV). Matthew 28:14 If this comes to the governor's ears, we
will persuade him and make you free of worry." (See NAS). Luke ...
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Almost (27 Occurrences)
... Some scholars are of the opinion that the thought is: "You are trying to persuade
me so as to make me a Christian." This is, indeed, the Spanish version; but ...
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Persuaded (40 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (imp. & pp) of Persuade. 2. (pp & a.) Prevailed upon;
influenced by argument or entreaty; convinced. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Persuading (6 Occurrences)
... (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Persuade. Multi-Version Concordance ... (YLT). Acts 18:13 saying --
'Against the law this one doth persuade men to worship God;' (See RSV NIV). ...
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Hezeki'ah (120 Occurrences)
... 2 Chronicles 32:11 Doth not Hezekiah persuade you, to give you over to die by famine
and by thirst, saying: The LORD our God will deliver us out of the hand of ...
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Judaeus
... He tried to persuade them that, after all, Greek thought was not inimical to their
cherished doctrines, but, on the contrary, involved similar, almost identical ...
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Philo
... He tried to persuade them that, after all, Greek thought was not inimical to their
cherished doctrines, but, on the contrary, involved similar, almost identical ...
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James (40 Occurrences)
... By the same reasoning, he accompanied Jesus on His journey to Capernaum (John
2:12), and joined in attempting to persuade Him to depart from Galilee for Judea ...
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Bible Concordance
Persuade (20 Occurrences)

Matthew 27:20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes to ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
(Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 28:14 If this comes to the governor's ears, we will persuade him and make you free of worry."
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Acts 18:4 He reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks.
(Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 18:13 saying, "This man persuades men to worship God contrary to the law."
(Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Acts 26:28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.
(Root in KJV WEY DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Acts 28:23 and having appointed him a day, they came, more of them unto him, to the lodging, to whom he was expounding, testifying fully the reign of God, persuading them also of the things concerning Jesus, both from the law of Moses, and the prophets, from morning till evening,
(See NAS)

2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are revealed to God; and I hope that we are revealed also in your consciences.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Hebrews 13:18 Pray for us, for we are persuaded that we have a good conscience, desiring to live honorably in all things.
(Root in WEB ASV DBY)

1 John 3:19 And by this we know that we are of the truth, and persuade our hearts before him,
(WEB DBY)

Judges 19:3 Her husband arose, and went after her, to speak kindly to her, to bring her again, having his servant with him, and a couple of donkeys: and she brought him into her father's house; and when the father of the young lady saw him, he rejoiced to meet him.
(See NIV)

2 Samuel 3:35 All the people came to cause David to eat bread while it was yet day; but David swore, saying, "God do so to me, and more also, if I taste bread, or anything else, until the sun goes down."
(See NAS RSV)

1 Kings 22:20 And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.
(KJV WBS)

1 Kings 22:21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him.
(KJV WBS)

1 Kings 22:22 And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.
(KJV WBS)

2 Kings 18:30 Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in Yahweh, saying, "Yahweh will surely deliver us, and this city shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria."
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 32:11 Doesn't Hezekiah persuade you, to give you over to die by famine and by thirst, saying, Yahweh our God will deliver us out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

2 Chronicles 32:15 Now therefore don't let Hezekiah deceive you, nor persuade you after this manner, neither believe you him; for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of my hand, and out of the hand of my fathers: how much less shall your God deliver you out of my hand?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Isaiah 36:15 And do not let Hezekiah make you put your faith in the Lord, saying, The Lord will certainly keep us safe, and this town will not be given into the hands of the king of Assyria.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 36:18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, "Yahweh will deliver us." Have any of the gods of the nations delivered their lands from the hand of the king of Assyria?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

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