3875. paraklétos
Strong's Concordance
paraklétos: called to one's aid
Original Word: παράκλητος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: paraklétos
Phonetic Spelling: (par-ak'-lay-tos)
Short Definition: an advocate, comforter, helper, Paraclete
Definition: (a) an advocate, intercessor, (b) a consoler, comforter, helper, (c) Paraclete.
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3875 paráklētos (from 3844 /pará, "from close-beside" and 2564 /kaléō, "make a call") – properly, a legal advocate who makes the right judgment-call because close enough to the situation. 3875 /paráklētos ("advocate, advisor-helper") is the regular term in NT times of an attorney (lawyer) – i.e. someone giving evidence that stands up in court.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from parakaleó
Definition
called to one's aid
NASB Translation
Advocate (1), Helper (4).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3875: παράκλητος

παράκλητος, παρακλητου, (παρακαλέω), properly, summoned, called to one's side, especially called to one's aid; hence,

1. "one who pleads another's cause before a judge, a pleader, counsel for defense, legal assistant; an advocate": Demosthenes, p. 341, 11; (Diogenes Laërtius 4, 50, cf. Dio Cassius, 46, 20.

2. universally, one who pleads another's cause with one, an intercessor: Philo, de mund. opif. § 59; de Josepho § 40; in Flaccum §§ 3 and 4; so of Christ, in his exaltation at God's right hand, pleading with God the Father for the pardon of our sins, 1 John 2:1 (in the same sense, of the divine Logos in Philo, vita Moys. iii. § 14).

3. in the widest sense, a helper, succorer, aider, assistant; so of the Holy Spirit destined to take the place of Christ with the apostles (after his ascension to the Father), to lead them to a deeper knowledge of gospel truth, and to give them the divine strength needed to enable them to undergo trials and persecutions on behalf of the divine kingdom: John 14:16, 26; John 15:26; John 16:7, cf. Matthew 10:19; Mark 13:11; Luke 12:11f (Philo de mund. opif. § 6 at the beginning says that God in creating the world had no need of a παράκλητος, an adviser, counsellor, helper. The Targums and Talmud borrow the Greek words פְּרַקְלִיט and פְּרַקְלִיטָא and use them of any intercessor, defender, or advocate; cf. Baxtorf, Lex. Talm., p. 1843 ((edited by Fischer, p. 916)); so Targ. on Job 33:23 for מֵלִיץ מַלְאָך, i. e. an angel that pleads man's cause with God; (cf. πλουσίων παρακλητοι in 'Teaching' etc. 5 [ET] under the end; the Epistle of Barnabas 20, 2 [ET]; Apostolic Constitutions 7, 18)). Cf. Knapp, Scripta varii Argumenti, p. 124ff; Düsterdieck on 1 John 2:1, p. 147ff; (Watkins, Excursus G, in Ellicott's N. T. Commentary for English Readers; Westcott in the Speaker's commentary Additional Note on John 14:16; Schaff in Lange ibid.).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
advocate, comforter.

An intercessor, consoler -- advocate, comforter.

Forms and Transliterations
παρακλητον παράκλητον παρακλήτορες παρακλητος παράκλητος parakleton paraklēton parákleton paráklēton parakletos paraklētos parákletos paráklētos
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Strong's Greek 3875
5 Occurrences


παράκλητον — 2 Occ.
παράκλητος — 3 Occ.

John 14:16 N-AMS
GRK: καὶ ἄλλον παράκλητον δώσει ὑμῖν
NAS: you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;
KJV: another Comforter, that
INT: and another Helper he will give you

John 14:26 N-NMS
GRK: ὁ δὲ παράκλητος τὸ πνεῦμα
NAS: But the Helper, the Holy Spirit,
KJV: But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy
INT: but [the] Helper the Spirit

John 15:26 N-NMS
GRK: ἔλθῃ ὁ παράκλητος ὃν ἐγὼ
NAS: When the Helper comes, whom
KJV: But when the Comforter is come, whom
INT: is come the Helper whom I

John 16:7 N-NMS
GRK: ἀπέλθω ὁ παράκλητος οὐ οὐκ
NAS: I do not go away, the Helper will not come
KJV: not away, the Comforter will not
INT: I go away the Helper no not at all

1 John 2:1 N-AMS
GRK: τις ἁμάρτῃ παράκλητον ἔχομεν πρὸς
NAS: we have an Advocate with the Father,
KJV: we have an advocate with
INT: anyone should sin an advocate we have with

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