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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act of persuading; the act of influencing the mind by arguments or reasons offered, or by anything that moves the mind or passions, or inclines the will to a determination.

2. (n.) The state of being persuaded or convinced; settled opinion or conviction, which has been induced.

3. (n.) A creed or belief; a sect or party adhering to a certain creed or system of opinions; as, of the same persuasion; all persuasions are agreed.

4. (n.) The power or quality of persuading; persuasiveness.

5. (n.) That which persuades; a persuasive.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

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.

Burton Scott Easton

3988. peismone -- persuasion
... persuasion. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: peismone Phonetic Spelling:
(pice-mon-ay') Short Definition: persuasion, conviction Definition ...
// - 6k

1650. elegchos -- a proof, test
... test. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: elegchos Phonetic Spelling:
(el'-eng-khos) Short Definition: a proof, persuasion, reproof Definition: a ...
// - 6k

4006. pepoithesis -- confidence
... Cognate: 4006 (a feminine noun derived from 3982 , "persuade, be persuaded") --
properly, ; used of human confidence (deluded self-persuasion in Phil 3:4), but ...
// - 7k

2138. eupeithes -- constantly attendant
... compliant, obedient From eu and peitho; good for persuasion, ie (intransitively)
complaint -- easy to be intreated. see GREEK eu. see GREEK peitho. ...
// - 6k

570. apistia -- unbelief
... Cognate: 570 (the negated form of 4103 , "faithful") -- properly, without (divine)
persuasion, "no-faithfulness" (unfaithfulness); "want of faith" (betraying a ...
// - 7k

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 ...
// - 5k

266. hamartia -- a sin, failure
... is the brand of sin that emphasizes its -originated (-empowered) nature -- ie it
is not originated or empowered by God (ie of , His inworked persuasion, cf. ...
// - 7k

2210. zemioo -- to damage, suffer loss
... eternal significance in every scene of life by living in faith ("His inworked
persuasion," 4102 , Phil 3:8,9). This eternal gain always follows, no matter how ...
// - 8k

2309. thelo -- to will, wish
... 2309 ("to desire, wish") is commonly used of the Lord extending His "best-offer"
to the believer -- wanting (desiring) to birth His persuasion (faith) in them ...
// - 11k

3890. paramuthion -- exhortation, encouragement
... Phonetic Spelling: (par-am-oo'-thee-on) Short Definition: comfort, consolation
Definition: comfort, consolation, an exhortation, persuasion, encouragement. ...
// - 7k


How Antony at the Persuasion of Cleopatra Sent Herod to Fight ...
... CHAPTER 19. How Antony At The Persuasion Of Cleopatra Sent Herod To Fight Against
The Arabians; And Now After Several Battles, He At Length Got The Victory. ...
/.../chapter 19 how antony at.htm

Paul's Persuasion
... TALK THIRTY-THREE. PAUL'S PERSUASION. Paul uses the term "persuaded" in
the sense of assurance. When he said that he was persuaded ...
/.../naylor/heart talks/talk thirty-three pauls persuasion.htm

Passion and Persuasion
... PASSION AND PERSUASION. It may ... unpleasing. The passions are the very life
and soul of persuasion. QUALITIES NEEDED IN THE ORATOR. What ...
/.../kleiser/the training of a public speaker/passion and persuasion.htm

Hold Fast in the Meantime this Persuasion, While I Examine a ...
... Chapter VIII. Hold fast in the meantime this persuasion, while I examine
a question which comes in? Hold fast in the meantime ...
/.../tertullian/the chaplet or de corona/chapter viii hold fast in.htm

That the World's Belief in Christ is the Result of Divine Power ...
... Book XXII. Chapter 7."That the World's Belief in Christ is the Result of
Divine Power, Not of Human Persuasion. But it is thoroughly ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 7 that the worlds belief.htm

Objection to the Number of Extracts from Philosophical Writings in ...
... And otherwise erudition commends him, who sets forth the most essential doctrines
so as to produce persuasion in his hearers, engendering admiration in those ...
/.../clement/the stromata or miscellanies/chapter ii objection to the number.htm

John i. 11
... And to this end He draws no one by force or compulsion: but by persuasion and
benefits He draws all that will, and wins them to Himself. ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on the gospel of st john and hebrews/homily x john i 11.htm

"That which was from the Beginning, which we have Heard, which we ...
... of their hearers, or make them the more inclinable to receive instruction, or catch
their favour or good-will, which is of great moment to persuasion, for it ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/sermon i that which was.htm

With Respect to the Question, "How is He Incapable of Persuading ...
... And if one were to apply this expression to men who are the "artificers of persuasion,"
[4571] he would not be wrong; for it is possible for a man who has ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter lvii with respect to.htm

Whether the Angels Can Change the Will of Man?
... In this way also God alone can move the will efficaciously; but an angel and man
move the will by way of persuasion, as above explained ([904]Q[106], A[2]). ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the angels can change.htm

Persuasion (2 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A creed or belief; a sect or party adhering to a certain creed or system
of opinions; as, of the same persuasion; all persuasions are agreed. ...
/p/persuasion.htm - 9k

Persuade (20 Occurrences)
... 5. (vi) To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion. 6. (n.) Persuasion.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PERSUADE; PERSUASION. ...
/p/persuade.htm - 15k

Feel (58 Occurrences)
... pain. 4. (vt) To take internal cognizance of; to be conscious of; to have
an inward persuasion of. 5. (vt) To perceive; to observe. ...
/f/feel.htm - 25k

Train (17 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To draw along; to trail; to drag. 2. (vt) To draw by persuasion, artifice,
or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure. ...
/t/train.htm - 14k

Believe (239 Occurrences)
... 2. (vi) To have a firm persuasion, esp. of the truths of religion; to have a
persuasion approaching to certainty; to exercise belief or faith. ...
/b/believe.htm - 35k

Belief (61 Occurrences)
... knowledge; reliance upon word or testimony; partial or full assurance without positive
knowledge or absolute certainty; persuasion; conviction; confidence; as ...
/b/belief.htm - 23k

Nehemiah (9 Occurrences)
... and a fiercer mood; he had less patience with transgressors; he was a man of action
rather than a man of thought, and more inclined to use force than persuasion...
/n/nehemiah.htm - 24k

Urge (34 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion,
or importunity. 3. (vt) To provoke; to exasperate. ...
/u/urge.htm - 15k

Obey (219 Occurrences)
... of subordinating one's self to the person or thing heard, hence, "to obey." There
is another New Testament usage, however, indicating persuasion from, peithomai ...
/o/obey.htm - 39k

Occasion (53 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) Need; exigency; requirement; necessity; as, I have no occasion for
firearms. 5. (n.) A reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion. ...
/o/occasion.htm - 23k

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Bible ConcordanceBible DictionaryBible EncyclopediaTopical BibleBible Thesuarus
Persuasion (2 Occurrences)

Acts 26:28
Agrippa said to Paul, "With a little persuasion are you trying to make me a Christian?"

Galatians 5:8
This persuasion is not from him who calls you.



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