3954. parrésia
Strong's Concordance
parrésia: freedom of speech, confidence
Original Word: παρρησία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: parrésia
Phonetic Spelling: (par-rhay-see'-ah)
Definition: freedom of speech, confidence
Usage: freedom, openness, especially in speech; boldness, confidence.
HELPS Word-studies

3954 parrhēsía (from 3956 /pás, "all" and rhēsis, "a proverb or statement quoted with resolve," L-S) – properly, confidence (bold resolve), leaving a witness that something deserves to be remembered (taken seriously).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from pas and rhésis (speech)
freedom of speech, confidence
NASB Translation
boldness (4), boldness in...speech (1), confidence (13), confidently (1), openly (2), openness (1), plainly (5), public (1), publicly (3).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3954: παρρησία

παρρησία, παρρησίας, (πᾶν and ῤῆσις; cf. ἀρρησια silence, καταρρησις accusation, πρόρρησις prediction);

1. freedom in speaking, unreservedness in speech (Euripides, Plato, Demosthenes, others): παρρησία τίνος, Acts 4:13; χρῆσθαι παρρησία, 2 Corinthians 3:12; παρρησία adverbially — freely: λαλεῖν, John 7:13, 26; John 18:20; — openly, frankly, i. e. without concealment: Mark 8:32; John 11:14; — without ambiguity or circumlocution: εἶπε ἡμῖν παρρησία (Philemon 1, Meineke edition, p. 405), John 10:24; — without the use of figures and comparisons, opposed to ἐν παροιμίαις: John 16:25, and R G in 29 (where L T Tr WH ἐν παρρησία); ἐν παρρησία, freely, Ephesians 6:19; μετά παρρησίας, Acts 28:31; εἶπεν, Acts 2:29; λαλεῖν, Acts 4:29, 31.

2. free and fearless confidence, cheerful courage, boldness, assurance, (1 Macc. 4:18; Wis. 5:1; Josephus, Antiquities 9, 10, 4; 15, 2, 7; (cf. Winer's Grammar, 23)): Philippians 1:20 (opposed to αἰσχύνεσθαι, cf. Wiesinger at the passage); ἐν πίστει, resting on, 1 Timothy 3:13, cf. Huther at the passage; ἔχειν παρρησίαν εἰς τί, Hebrews 10:19; πολλή μοι (ἐστι) παρρησία πρός ὑμᾶς, 2 Corinthians 7:4; of the confidence impelling one to do something, ἔχειν παρρησία with an infinitive of the thing to be done, Philemon 1:8 (Test xii. Patr., test. Rub. 4); of the undoubting confidence of Christians relative to their fellowship with God, Ephesians 3:12; Hebrews 3:6; Hebrews 10:35; μετά παρρησίας, Hebrews 4:16; ἔχειν παρρησίαν, opposed to αἰσχύνεσθαι to be covered with shame, 1 John 2:28; before the judge, 1 John 4:17; with πρός τόν Θεόν added, 1 John 3:21; 1 John 5:14.

3. the deportment by which one becomes conspicuous or secures publicity (Philo de victim. offer. § 12): ἐν παρρησία, before the public, in view of all, John 7:4 (opposed to ἐν τῷ κρύπτω); John 11:54 (without ἐν); Colossians 2:15 (where cf. Lightfoot).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
boldness, confidence

From pas and a derivative of rheo; all out-spokenness, i.e. Frankness, bluntness, publicity; by implication, assurance -- bold (X -ly, -ness, -ness of speech), confidence, X freely, X openly, X plainly(-ness).

see GREEK pas

see GREEK rheo

Forms and Transliterations
παρρησια παρρησία παρρησίᾳ παρρησιαν παρρησίαν παρρησιας παρρησίας parresia parresía parrēsia parrēsía parresíāi parrēsíāi parresian parresían parrēsian parrēsían parresias parresías parrēsias parrēsías
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Mark 8:32 N-DFS
GRK: καὶ παρρησίᾳ τὸν λόγον
NAS: the matter plainly. And Peter
KJV: he spake that saying openly. And Peter
INT: And plainly the word

John 7:4 N-DFS
GRK: αὐτὸς ἐν παρρησίᾳ εἶναι εἰ
NAS: seeks to be [known] publicly. If
INT: himself in public to be If

John 7:13 N-DFS
GRK: οὐδεὶς μέντοι παρρησίᾳ ἐλάλει περὶ
NAS: was speaking openly of Him for fear
KJV: no man spake openly of him
INT: No one however publicly spoke concerning

John 7:26 N-DFS
GRK: καὶ ἴδε παρρησίᾳ λαλεῖ καὶ
NAS: He is speaking publicly, and they are saying
KJV: lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say
INT: and Behold publicly he speaks and

John 10:24 N-DFS
GRK: εἰπὲ ἡμῖν παρρησίᾳ
NAS: You are the Christ, tell us plainly.
KJV: tell us plainly.
INT: tell us plainly

John 11:14 N-DFS
GRK: ὁ Ἰησοῦς παρρησίᾳ Λάζαρος ἀπέθανεν
NAS: said to them plainly, Lazarus
KJV: unto them plainly, Lazarus
INT: Jesus plainly Lazarus died

John 11:54 N-DFS
GRK: Ἰησοῦς οὐκέτι παρρησίᾳ περιεπάτει ἐν
NAS: continued to walk publicly among
KJV: walked no more openly among the Jews;
INT: Jesus no longer publicly walked among

John 16:25 N-DFS
GRK: ὑμῖν ἀλλὰ παρρησίᾳ περὶ τοῦ
NAS: but will tell you plainly of the Father.
KJV: you plainly of
INT: to you but plainly concerning the

John 16:29 N-DFS
GRK: νῦν ἐν παρρησίᾳ λαλεῖς καὶ
NAS: You are speaking plainly and are not using
KJV: speakest thou plainly, and
INT: now in freedom you speak and

John 18:20 N-DFS
GRK: Ἰησοῦς Ἐγὼ παρρησίᾳ λελάληκα τῷ
NAS: him, I have spoken openly to the world;
KJV: I spake openly to the world; I
INT: Jesus I openly spoke to the

Acts 2:29 N-GFS
GRK: εἰπεῖν μετὰ παρρησίας πρὸς ὑμᾶς
NAS: I may confidently say
INT: to speak with freedom to you

Acts 4:13 N-AFS
GRK: τοῦ Πέτρου παρρησίαν καὶ Ἰωάννου
NAS: as they observed the confidence of Peter
KJV: when they saw the boldness of Peter
INT: of Peter boldness and of John

Acts 4:29 N-GFS
GRK: σου μετὰ παρρησίας πάσης λαλεῖν
NAS: Your word with all confidence,
KJV: all boldness they may speak
INT: of you with boldness all to speak

Acts 4:31 N-GFS
GRK: θεοῦ μετὰ παρρησίας
NAS: the word of God with boldness.
KJV: of God with boldness.
INT: of God with boldness

Acts 28:31 N-GFS
GRK: μετὰ πάσης παρρησίας ἀκωλύτως
NAS: Christ with all openness, unhindered.
KJV: all confidence, no man forbidding him.
INT: with all boldness unhinderedly

2 Corinthians 3:12 N-DFS
GRK: ἐλπίδα πολλῇ παρρησίᾳ χρώμεθα
NAS: we use great boldness in [our] speech,
KJV: we use great plainness of speech:
INT: hope much boldness we use

2 Corinthians 7:4 N-NFS
GRK: πολλή μοι παρρησία πρὸς ὑμᾶς
NAS: Great is my confidence in you; great
KJV: [is] my boldness of speech toward
INT: Great [is] to me boldness toward you

Ephesians 3:12 N-AFS
GRK: ἔχομεν τὴν παρρησίαν καὶ προσαγωγὴν
NAS: we have boldness and confident
KJV: whom we have boldness and access
INT: we have boldness and access

Ephesians 6:19 N-DFS
GRK: μου ἐν παρρησίᾳ γνωρίσαι τὸ
NAS: to make known with boldness the mystery
INT: of me with boldness to make known the

Philippians 1:20 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν πάσῃ παρρησίᾳ ὡς πάντοτε
NAS: but [that] with all boldness, Christ
KJV: [that] with all boldness, as always,
INT: in all boldness as always

Colossians 2:15 N-DFS
GRK: ἐδειγμάτισεν ἐν παρρησίᾳ θριαμβεύσας αὐτοὺς
NAS: He made a public display
INT: he made a show [of them] in freedom having led in triumph them

1 Timothy 3:13 N-AFS
GRK: καὶ πολλὴν παρρησίαν ἐν πίστει
NAS: and great confidence in the faith
KJV: and great boldness in the faith
INT: and much boldness in faith

Philemon 1:8 N-AFS
GRK: ἐν Χριστῷ παρρησίαν ἔχων ἐπιτάσσειν
NAS: enough confidence in Christ
KJV: though I might be much bold in Christ
INT: in Christ boldness having to order

Hebrews 3:6 N-AFS
GRK: ἐάνπερ τὴν παρρησίαν καὶ τὸ
NAS: we hold fast our confidence and the boast
KJV: we hold fast the confidence and
INT: if indeed the boldness and the

Hebrews 4:16 N-GFS
GRK: οὖν μετὰ παρρησίας τῷ θρόνῳ
NAS: let us draw near with confidence to the throne
INT: therefore with boldness to the throne

Strong's Greek 3954
31 Occurrences

παρρησίᾳ — 16 Occ.
παρρησίαν — 10 Occ.
παρρησίας — 5 Occ.

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