3874. paraklésis
Strong's Concordance
paraklésis: a calling to one's aid, i.e. encouragement, comfort
Original Word: παράκλησις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: paraklésis
Phonetic Spelling: (par-ak'-lay-sis)
Definition: a calling to one's aid, encouragement, comfort
Usage: a calling for, summons, hence: (a) exhortation, (b) entreaty, (c) encouragement, joy, gladness, (d) consolation, comfort.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 3874 paráklēsis – properly, a call (urging), done by someone "close beside," i.e. a personal exhortation that delivers the "evidence that stands up in God's court."

[3874 (paráklēsis) is cognate with 3875 /paráklētos ("legal advocate") and thus has legal overtones.]

3874 (paráklēsis) is an "intimate call" that someone personally gives to deliver God's verdict, i.e. "the close-call" that reveals how the Lord weighs in the relevant facts (evidence). 3874 /paráklēsis ("holy urging") is used of the Lord directly motivating and inspiring believers to carry out His plan, delivering His particular message to someone else. The core-meaning of 3874 /paráklēsis ("personal urging") is shaped by the individual context, so it can refer to: exhortation, warning, encouragement (comfort), etc.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from parakaleó
a calling to one's aid, i.e. encouragement, comfort
NASB Translation
appeal (1), comfort (13), consolation (1), encouragement (6), exhortation (7), urging (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3874: παράκλησις

παράκλησις, παρακλήσεως, (παρακαλέω, which see);

1. properly, a calling near, summons (especially for help, Thucydides 4, 61; Demosthenes, p. 275, 20).

2. imploration, supplication, entreaty: 2 Corinthians 8:4 (Strabo 13, p. 581; Josephus, Antiquities 3, 1, 5; (contra Apion 2, 23, 3 παράκλησις πρός τόν Θεόν ἔστω); λόγοι παρακλήσεως, words of appeal, containing entreaties, 1 Macc. 10:24).

3. exhortation, admonition, encouragement: Acts 15:31 (others refer this to 4); 1 Corinthians 14:3; 2 Corinthians 8:17; Philippians 2:1; 1 Timothy 4:13; Hebrews 12:5; λόγος τῆς παρακλήσεως, Hebrews 13:22 (2 Macc. 7:24 2Macc. 15:9 (11); Plato, del. 415 e.; Thucydides 8, 92; Aeschines, Polybius, others).

4. consolation, comfort, solace: 2 Corinthians 1:4-7; Hebrews 6:18; (add, Acts 9:31; 2 Thessalonians 2:16) (Jeremiah 16:7; Has. 13:14; (Job 21:2; Nahum 3:7); Phalaris, epistle 97 at the beginning); τῶν γραφῶν, afforded by the contents of the Scriptures, Romans 15:4 (Winer's Grammar, 189 (178)); Θεός τῆς παρακλήσεως, God the author and bestower of comfort, Romans 15:5; 2 Corinthians 1:3; solace or cheer which comes from a happy lot or a prosperous state of things, Luke 6:24; 2 Corinthians 7:4, 7, 13 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 393 (368)); Philemon 1:7; by metonymy, that which affords comfort or refreshment; thus of the Messianic salvation, Luke 2:25 (so the rabbis call the Messiah the consoler, the comforter, κατ' ἐξοχήν, מְנַחֵם (cf. Wünsche, Neue Beiträge as above with at the passage; Schöttgen, Horae Hebrew etc. ii. 18)).

5. universally, "persuasive discourse, stirring address — instructive; admonitory, consolatory; powerful hortatory discourse": Romans 12:8; λόγος, παρακλήσεως (A. V. "word of exhortation), Acts 13:15; υἱός παρακλήσεως (a son of exhortation), a man gifted in teaching, admonishing, consoling, Acts 4:36; used of the apostles' instruction or preaching, 1 Thessalonians 2:3.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
comfort, consolation, exhortation, entreaty.

From parakaleo; imploration, hortation, solace -- comfort, consolation, exhortation, intreaty.

see GREEK parakaleo

Forms and Transliterations
παρακλησει παρακλήσει παρακλήσεις Παρακλησεως Παρακλήσεως παρακλησιν παράκλησιν παρακλησις παράκλησις παρακλητικούς paraklesei paraklēsei paraklḗsei Parakleseos Paraklēseōs Paraklḗseos Paraklḗseōs paraklesin paraklēsin paráklesin paráklēsin paraklesis paraklēsis paráklesis paráklēsis
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Englishman's Concordance
Luke 2:25 N-AFS
GRK: εὐλαβής προσδεχόμενος παράκλησιν τοῦ Ἰσραήλ
NAS: looking for the consolation of Israel;
KJV: waiting for the consolation of Israel:
INT: devout waiting for [the] consolation of Israel

Luke 6:24 N-AFS
GRK: ἀπέχετε τὴν παράκλησιν ὑμῶν
NAS: for you are receiving your comfort in full.
KJV: ye have received your consolation.
INT: you are receiving the comfort of you

Acts 4:36 N-GFS
GRK: μεθερμηνευόμενον Υἱὸς Παρακλήσεως Λευίτης Κύπριος
NAS: means Son of Encouragement),
KJV: The son of consolation,) a Levite,
INT: translated Son of encouragement a Levite a Cypriot

Acts 9:31 N-DFS
GRK: καὶ τῇ παρακλήσει τοῦ ἁγίου
NAS: of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy
KJV: and in the comfort of the Holy
INT: and in the comfort of the Holy

Acts 13:15 N-GFS
GRK: ὑμῖν λόγος παρακλήσεως πρὸς τὸν
NAS: word of exhortation for the people,
KJV: any word of exhortation for
INT: you a word of exhortaion to the

Acts 15:31 N-DFS
GRK: ἐπὶ τῇ παρακλήσει
NAS: because of its encouragement.
KJV: they rejoiced for the consolation.
INT: at the encouragement

Romans 12:8 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν τῇ παρακλήσει ὁ μεταδιδοὺς
NAS: he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives,
KJV: on exhortation: he that giveth,
INT: in the exhortation he that imparts

Romans 15:4 N-GFS
GRK: διὰ τῆς παρακλήσεως τῶν γραφῶν
NAS: perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures
KJV: and comfort of the scriptures
INT: through the encouragement of the Scriptures

Romans 15:5 N-GFS
GRK: καὶ τῆς παρακλήσεως δῴη ὑμῖν
NAS: perseverance and encouragement grant
KJV: of patience and consolation grant you
INT: and encouragement give you

1 Corinthians 14:3 N-AFS
GRK: οἰκοδομὴν καὶ παράκλησιν καὶ παραμυθίαν
NAS: for edification and exhortation and consolation.
KJV: and exhortation, and
INT: building up and encouragement and consolation

2 Corinthians 1:3 N-GFS
GRK: θεὸς πάσης παρακλήσεως
NAS: and God of all comfort,
KJV: the God of all comfort;
INT: God of all comfort

2 Corinthians 1:4 N-GFS
GRK: διὰ τῆς παρακλήσεως ἧς παρακαλούμεθα
NAS: affliction with the comfort with which
KJV: trouble, by the comfort wherewith we
INT: through the comfort with which we are comforted

2 Corinthians 1:5 N-NFS
GRK: καὶ ἡ παράκλησις ἡμῶν
NAS: also our comfort is abundant
KJV: so our consolation also aboundeth
INT: also the comfort of us

2 Corinthians 1:6 N-GFS
GRK: τῆς ὑμῶν παρακλήσεως καὶ σωτηρίας
NAS: we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation;
KJV: your consolation and
INT: your comfort and salvation

2 Corinthians 1:6 N-GFS
GRK: τῆς ὑμῶν παρακλήσεως τῆς ἐνεργουμένης
NAS: we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective
KJV: your consolation and
INT: your comfort being done

2 Corinthians 1:7 N-GFS
GRK: καὶ τῆς παρακλήσεως
NAS: also you are [sharers] of our comfort.
KJV: [shall ye be] also of the consolation.
INT: also of the comfort

2 Corinthians 7:4 N-DFS
GRK: πεπλήρωμαι τῇ παρακλήσει ὑπερπερισσεύομαι τῇ
NAS: I am filled with comfort; I am overflowing
KJV: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding
INT: I have been filled with encouragement I overabound

2 Corinthians 7:7 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν τῇ παρακλήσει ᾗ παρεκλήθη
NAS: but also by the comfort with which
KJV: by the consolation wherewith
INT: by the encouragement with which he was encouraged

2 Corinthians 7:13 N-DFS
GRK: δὲ τῇ παρακλήσει ἡμῶν περισσοτέρως
NAS: And besides our comfort, we rejoiced
KJV: in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly
INT: moreover the comfort of us the more abundantly

2 Corinthians 8:4 N-GFS
GRK: μετὰ πολλῆς παρακλήσεως δεόμενοι ἡμῶν
NAS: us with much urging for the favor
KJV: much intreaty that we
INT: with much entreaty imploring of us

2 Corinthians 8:17 N-AFS
GRK: τὴν μὲν παράκλησιν ἐδέξατο σπουδαιότερος
NAS: accepted our appeal, but being
KJV: he accepted the exhortation; but
INT: the indeed exhortation he received more earnest

Philippians 2:1 N-NFS
GRK: τις οὖν παράκλησις ἐν Χριστῷ
NAS: there is any encouragement in Christ,
KJV: any consolation in
INT: any Therefore encouragement in Christ

1 Thessalonians 2:3 N-NFS
GRK: ἡ γὰρ παράκλησις ἡμῶν οὐκ
NAS: For our exhortation does not [come] from error
KJV: For our exhortation [was] not of
INT: For [the] exhortation of us [was] not

2 Thessalonians 2:16 N-AFS
GRK: καὶ δοὺς παράκλησιν αἰωνίαν καὶ
NAS: us eternal comfort and good
KJV: [us] everlasting consolation and
INT: and having given [us] comfort eternal and

1 Timothy 4:13 N-DFS
GRK: ἀναγνώσει τῇ παρακλήσει τῇ διδασκαλίᾳ
NAS: to the [public] reading [of Scripture], to exhortation and teaching.
KJV: to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
INT: to reading to exhortation to teaching

Strong's Greek 3874
29 Occurrences

παρακλήσει — 7 Occ.
Παρακλήσεως — 12 Occ.
παράκλησιν — 7 Occ.
παράκλησις — 3 Occ.

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