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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To treat, or conduct toward; to deal with; to use.

2. (v. t.) To treat with, or in respect to, a thing desired; hence, to ask earnestly; to beseech; to petition or pray with urgency; to supplicate; to importune.

3. (v. t.) To beseech or supplicate successfully; to prevail upon by prayer or solicitation; to persuade.

4. (v. t.) To invite; to entertain.

5. (v. i.) To treat or discourse; hence, to enter into negotiations, as for a treaty.

6. (v. i.) To make an earnest petition or request.

7. (n.) Entreaty.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

in-tret', in-tret'-i: The two forms are derived from the same verb. In 1611 the spelling was indifferently "intreat" or "entreat." In editions of the King James Version since 1760 "intreat" is used in the sense of "to beg"; "entreat" in the sense of "deal with." As examples of "intreat" see Exodus 8:8, "Intreat the Lord" (tsa`aq); Ruth 1:16, "Intreat me not to leave thee" (pagha`); 2 Corinthians 8:4, "praying us with much entreaty" paraklesis). In Genesis 25:21 "intreat" is used to indicate the success of a petition. For entreat see Genesis 12:16, "He entreated Abraham well"; Acts 27:3, "And Julius courteously entreated Paul" (philanthropos chresamenos, literally, "to use in a philanthropic way"); compare also James 3:17, where eupeithes, literally, "easily persuaded," is translated "easy to be entreated."

The Revised Version changes all passages of the King James Version where "intreat" is found to "entreat," with the exception of those mentioned below. The meaning of "entreat" is "to ask," "to beseech," "to supplicate": Job 19:17 reads "and my supplication to the children" (hannothi, the King James Version "though I entreated for the children," the Revised Version, margin "I make supplication"). Jeremiah 15:11 reads, "I will cause the enemy to make supplication" (hiphga'ti), instead, the King James Version "I will cause the enemy to entreat" (the Revised Version margin "I will intercede for thee with the enemy"). 1 Timothy 5:1 changes the King James Version "intreat" to "exhort." Philippians 4:3 renders the King James Version "entreat" by "beseech."

Russell Benjamin Miller




1793. entugchano -- to chance upon, by impl. confer with, by ext. ...
... entreat. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: entugchano Phonetic Spelling:
(en-toong-khan'-o) Short Definition: I meet, encounter, call upon, make a petition ...
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1189a. deomai -- to want, entreat
... 1189, 1189a. deomai. 1189b . to want, entreat. Transliteration: deomai
Short Definition: beg. Word Origin a form of deo Definition ...
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1189. deomai -- to want, entreat
... to want, entreat. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: deomai Phonetic Spelling:
(deh'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I request, beg Definition: I want for myself ...
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3870. parakaleo -- to call to or for, to exhort, to encourage
... to encourage. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: parakaleo Phonetic Spelling:
(par-ak-al-eh'-o) Short Definition: I summon, entreat, admonish, comfort ...
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1120. gonupeteo -- to fall on the knees
... of Speech: Verb Transliteration: gonupeteo Phonetic Spelling: (gon-oo-pet-eh'-o)
Short Definition: I fall on my knees before, supplicate, entreat Definition: I ...
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5530. chraomai -- to use, make use of
... Word Origin akin to chre Definition to use, make use of NASB Word Usage do (1),
treated (1), use (5), used (2), uses (1), vacillating* (1). use, entreat. ...
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2559. kakoo -- to ill-treat
... to mistreat, harm. From kakos; to injure; figuratively, to exasperate -- make
evil affected, entreat evil, harm, hurt, vex. see GREEK kakos. ...
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818. atimazo -- to dishonor
... From atimos; to render infamous, ie (by implication) contemn or maltreat -- despise,
dishonour, suffer shame, entreat shamefully. see GREEK atimos. ...
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3853. paraggello -- to transmit a message, to order
... paraggello Phonetic Spelling: (par-ang-gel'-lo) Short Definition: I notify, command,
charge Definition: I notify, command, charge, entreat solemnly. ...
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5195. hubrizo -- to run riot, to outrage, insult
... to mistreat, insult. From hubris; to exercise violence, ie Abuse -- use despitefully,
reproach, entreat shamefully (spitefully). see GREEK hubris. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2470b. chalah -- to mollify, appease, entreat the favor of
... 2470a, 2470b. chalah. 2471 . to mollify, appease, entreat the favor
of. Transliteration: chalah Short Definition: entreat. Word ...
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2589. channoth -- be gracious, entreat
... 2588, 2589. channoth. 2590 . be gracious, entreat. Transliteration: channoth
Phonetic Spelling: (klan-noth') Short Definition: gracious. ... be gracious, entreat ...
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994b. bayay -- to entreat
... bayay. 995 . to entreat. Transliteration: bayay Short Definition: ought. Word
Origin a prim. root Definition to entreat NASB Word Usage ought (1). ...
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6293. paga -- to meet, encounter, reach
... root Definition to meet, encounter, reach NASB Word Usage approach (1), attack
(2), attacked (1), came (1), cut him down (1), entreat (2), fall (7), fell (4 ...
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7462. ra'ah -- to pasture, tend, graze
... break, companion, keep company with, devour, eat up, evil entreat A primitive
root; to tend a flock; ie Pasture it; intransitively ...
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6279. athar -- to pray, supplicate
... root Definition to pray, supplicate NASB Word Usage answered (1), answered their
prayers (1), entreat (2), entreated (2), listened to our entreaty (1), made ...
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7489. ra'a' -- to be evil, bad
... socially or morally) -- afflict, associate selves (by mistake for ra'ah), break
(down, in pieces), + displease, (be, bring, do) evil (doer, entreat, man), show ...
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2604. chanan -- to show favor
... show mercy, make supplication. (Aramaic) corresponding to chanan; to favor or
(causatively) to entreat -- shew mercy, make supplication. see HEBREW chanan. ...
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2470. chalah -- to be weak or sick
... rubbed or worn; hence (figuratively) to be weak, sick, afflicted; or (causatively)
to grieve, make sick; also to stroke (in flattering), entreat -- beseech, (be ...
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6419. palal -- to intervene, interpose
... 36), prayed (28), praying (8), prays (4). entreat, judgment, make prayer
make supplication. A primitive root; to judge (officially ...
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But I Entreat those who Believe in and Fear God...
... Section 62. But I entreat those who believe in and fear God� 62. But I
entreat those who believe in and fear God, whoever deigns ...
/.../patrick/the confession of st patrick/section 62 but i entreat.htm

I Entreat of You, Pay Attention to This...
... Book III. Chapter 29. " 34. I entreat of you, pay attention to this�
"34. I entreat of you, pay attention to this: I ask where ...
/.../writings in connection with the donatist controversy /chapter 29 34 i.htm

By Collating Similar Passages with 1 Sam. ...
... 40. But you say, It is written: "If a man sin against the Lord, who shall entreat
for him?" [2968] First of all, as I already said before, I might allow you to ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter ix by collating similar.htm

In Order to do Away with the Feeling of Shame which Holds Back the ...
... 91. Can any one endure that you should blush to entreat God, when you
do not blush to entreat a man? That you should be ashamed ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter x in order to.htm

The General Service to a Prophet.
... thee, O all-honoured (mentioned by name), and declaring unto all the peoples the
salvation that was being granted and the Kingdom of Christ; do entreat Him to ...
/.../anonymous/the general menaion/chapter vii the general service.htm

Then Jesus, Crying Out with a Loud Voice, Father...
... Then they say to him: We hold the feast of unleavened bread to-morrow; and we entreat
thee, since the crucified are still breathing, that their bones be broken ...
/.../unknown/the gospel of nicodemus /chapter 11 then jesus crying.htm

If this Queen Ye See Not, Now Rich Also with Royal Progeny. If She ...
... was said unto her, "There shall worship Him the daughters of Tyre with gifts." If
the pride also of the rich is not laid aside, and they do not entreat help of ...
/.../augustine/concerning faith of things not seen /6 if this queen ye.htm

Moses, the Mighty Intercessor
... "Entreat the Lord," most earnestly begged Pharaoh of Moses, while the loathsome
frogs were upon him. And "Moses cried unto the Lord ...
/.../bounds/prayer and praying men/iv moses the mighty intercessor.htm

Epistle Xliii. To the Roman Confessors, that they Should Return to ...
... beloved, what honour I have ever observed in my mode of speaking for your confession,
and what love for the associated brotherhood; believe, I entreat you, and ...
/.../cyprian/the epistles of cyprian/epistle xliii to the roman.htm

To an Objection that the State of Widowhood Might Indeed be ...
... They should have recourse to the Apostles, who are able to help us, and
should entreat for the intercessions of angels and martyrs. ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter ix to an objection.htm

Entreat (55 Occurrences)
... 7. (n.) Entreaty. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. INTREAT; INTREATY; (ENTREAT).
in-tret', in-tret'-i: The two forms are derived from the same verb. ...
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Intreat (13 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (vt) See Entreat. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
INTREAT; INTREATY; (ENTREAT). in-tret', in-tret'-i ...
/i/intreat.htm - 12k

Intreaty (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia INTREAT; INTREATY; (ENTREAT). in-tret',
in-tret'-i: The two forms are derived from the same verb. ...
/i/intreaty.htm - 8k

Urge (34 Occurrences)
... (See NAS NIV). 2 Corinthians 6:1 Working together, we entreat also that
you not receive the grace of God in vain, (See NAS NIV). 2 ...
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Sacrifices (186 Occurrences)
... Exodus 8:8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said: 'Entreat the LORD,
that He take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the ...
/s/sacrifices.htm - 39k

Owner (56 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Owner (56 Occurrences). Matthew 9:38 therefore entreat
the Owner of the Harvest to send out reapers into His fields." (WEY). ...
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Implore (14 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To call upon, or for, in supplication; to beseech; to prey to, or for,
earnestly; to petition with urgency; to entreat; to beg; -- followed directly by ...
/i/implore.htm - 10k

Intercede (12 Occurrences)
... Genesis 23:8 He talked with them, saying, "If it be your mind that I should bury
my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar ...
/i/intercede.htm - 10k

Fields (199 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Fields (199 Occurrences). Matthew 9:38 therefore entreat
the Owner of the Harvest to send out reapers into His fields." (WEY BBE). ...
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Reapers (15 Occurrences)
... are few; (WEY). Matthew 9:38 therefore entreat the Owner of the Harvest
to send out reapers into His fields." (WEY). Matthew 13:30 ...
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Bible Concordance
Entreat (55 Occurrences)

Matthew 8:31 So the demons entreated Him. "If Thou drivest us out," they said, "send us into the herd of swine."
(Root in WEY NAS)

Matthew 9:38 therefore entreat the Owner of the Harvest to send out reapers into His fields."

Matthew 26:53 Or do you suppose I cannot entreat my Father and He would instantly send to my help more than twelve legions of angels?

Luke 10:2 And He addressed them thus: "The harvest is abundant, but the reapers are few: therefore entreat the Owner of the harvest to send out more reapers into His fields. And now go.

Luke 16:27 "'I entreat you then, father,' said he, 'to send him to my father's house.

Acts 7:6 And God spake on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years.

Acts 24:4 But, that I don't delay you, I entreat you to bear with us and hear a few words.

Acts 28:20 For this cause therefore did I entreat you to see and to speak with 'me': for because of the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.

Romans 15:30 But I entreat you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love which His Spirit inspires, to help me by wrestling in prayer to God on my behalf,

1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I entreat you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to cultivate a spirit of harmony--all of you--and that there be no divisions among you, but rather a perfect union through your having one mind and one judgement.

1 Corinthians 4:13 Being defamed, we entreat. We are made as the filth of the world, the dirt wiped off by all, even until now.

1 Corinthians 4:16 I entreat you therefore to become like me.

1 Corinthians 16:12 and concerning Apollos our brother, much I did entreat him that he may come unto you with the brethren, and it was not at all 'his' will that he may come now, and he will come when he may find convenient.

1 Corinthians 16:15 And I entreat you, brethren, ye have known the household of Stephanas, that it is the first-fruit of Achaia, and to the ministration to the saints they did set themselves --

2 Corinthians 5:20 We are therefore ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 6:1 Working together, we entreat also that you not receive the grace of God in vain,

2 Corinthians 9:5 I thought it necessary therefore to entreat the brothers that they would go before to you, and arrange ahead of time the generous gift that you promised before, that the same might be ready as a matter of generosity, and not of greediness.

2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul, myself, entreat you by the humility and gentleness of Christ; I who in your presence am lowly among you, but being absent am of good courage toward you.

Ephesians 3:13 Therefore I entreat you not to lose heart in the midst of my sufferings on your behalf, for they bring you honour.

Ephesians 4:1 I, then, the prisoner for the Master's sake, entreat you to live and act as becomes those who have received the call that you have received--

Philippians 4:2 I entreat Euodia, and I entreat Syntyche, to be of one mind, as sisters in Christ.

Philippians 4:3 And I entreat thee also, true yoke-fellow, help those women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellow-laborers, whose names are in the book of life.

Colossians 1:9 For this reason we also, from the day we first received these tidings, have never ceased to pray for you and to entreat that you may be filled with a clear knowledge of His will accompanied by thorough wisdom and discernment in spiritual things;

2 Thessalonians 2:1 But with respect to the Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to meet Him, we entreat you, brethren,

1 Timothy 5:1 Never administer a sharp reprimand to a man older than yourself; but entreat him as if he were your father, and the younger men as brothers;

Philemon 1:9 because of the love I rather entreat, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ;

Philemon 1:10 I entreat you on behalf of my own child whose father I have become while in my chains--I mean Onesimus.

Hebrews 12:19 a sound of such a kind that those who heard it entreated that no more should be added.

Hebrews 13:22 And I entreat you, brethren, suffer the word of the exhortation, for also through few words I have written to you.

1 Peter 2:11 Dear friends, I entreat you as pilgrims and foreigners not to indulge the cravings of your lower natures: for all such cravings wage war upon the soul.

Genesis 23:8 He talked with them, saying, "If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,

Exodus 8:8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, "Entreat Yahweh, that he take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to Yahweh."

Exodus 8:9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I entreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only?

Exodus 8:28 And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the LORD your God in the wilderness; only ye shall not go very far away: entreat for me.

Exodus 9:28 Entreat the LORD (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer.

Exodus 10:17 Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and entreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only.

Deuteronomy 3:23 And I entreat for grace unto Jehovah, at that time, saying,

Ruth 1:16 Ruth said, "Don't entreat me to leave you, and to return from following after you, for where you go, I will go; and where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God;

1 Samuel 2:25 If one man sin against another, God shall judge him; but if a man sin against Yahweh, who shall entreat for him?" Notwithstanding, they didn't listen to the voice of their father, because Yahweh was minded to kill them.

1 Kings 13:6 The king answered the man of God, "Now entreat the favor of Yahweh your God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored me again." The man of God entreated Yahweh, and the king's hand was restored him again, and became as it was before.

Esther 4:8 He also gave him the copy of the writing of the decree that was given out in Shushan to destroy them, to show it to Esther, and to declare it to her, and to urge her to go in to the king, to make supplication to him, and to make request before him, for her people.
(See RSV)

Job 11:19 And thou hast rested, And none is causing trembling, And many have entreated thy face;
(Root in YLT NAS RSV)

Job 19:16 I call unto my servant, and he giveth me no answer, Though I entreat him with my mouth.

Job 21:15 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What profit should we have, if we pray to him?'
(See NAS)

Psalms 45:12 The daughter of Tyre comes with a gift. The rich among the people entreat your favor.

Psalms 119:58 I have entreated Thy favour with my whole heart; be gracious unto me according to Thy word.

Psalms 142:1 An Instruction of David, a Prayer when he is in the cave. My voice 'is' unto Jehovah, I cry, My voice 'is' unto Jehovah, I entreat grace.

Proverbs 19:6 Many will entreat the favor of a ruler, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.

Jeremiah 15:11 The LORD said, Verily it shall be well with thy remnant; verily I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well in the time of evil and in the time of affliction.

Jeremiah 26:19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him to death? Didn't he fear Yahweh, and entreat the favor of Yahweh, and Yahweh relented of the disaster which he had pronounced against them? Thus should we commit great evil against our own souls.

Jeremiah 27:18 But if they be prophets, and if the word of Yahweh be with them, let them now make intercession to Yahweh of Armies, that the vessels which are left in the house of Yahweh, and in the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem, don't go to Babylon.
(See NAS)

Zechariah 7:2 The people of Bethel sent Sharezer and Regem Melech, and their men, to entreat Yahweh's favor,

Zechariah 8:21 and the inhabitants of one shall go to another, saying,'Let us go speedily to entreat the favor of Yahweh, and to seek Yahweh of Armies. I will go also.'

Zechariah 8:22 Yes, many peoples and strong nations will come to seek Yahweh of Armies in Jerusalem, and to entreat the favor of Yahweh."

Malachi 1:9 "Now, please entreat the favor of God, that he may be gracious to us. With this, will he accept any of you?" says Yahweh of Armies.



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