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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A prayer; a supplication; an imploration; an entreaty; especially, a request of a solemn or formal kind; a prayer to the Supreme Being, or to a person of superior power, rank, or authority; also, a single clause in such a prayer.

2. (n.) A formal written request addressed to an official person, or to an organized body, having power to grant it; specifically (Law), a supplication to government, in either of its branches, for the granting of a particular grace or right; -- in distinction from a memorial, which calls certain facts to mind; also, the written document.

3. (v. t.) To make a prayer or request to; to ask from; to solicit; to entreat; especially, to make a formal written supplication, or application to, as to any branch of the government; as, to petition the court; to petition the governor.

4. (v. i.) To make a petition or solicitation.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PETITION

pe-tish'-un: Used in English Versions of the Bible only as a noun, usually as representing the Hebrew she'elah (Psalm 20:5, mish'alah), from the common verb sha'al, "to ask." The noun, consequently, has no technical meaning, and may be used indifferently in the active (Esther 7:2) or passive (1 Samuel 1:27) sense, or for a petition addressed to either God (1 Samuel 1:17) or man (1 Kings 2:16), while in Judges 8:24 Job 6:8 Psalm 106:15, it is rendered simply "request." Otherwise "petition" represents the Aramaic ba`u (Daniel 6:7, 13), the Greek aitema (1 John 5:15), and deesis (1 Maccabees 7:37, the Revised Version (British and American) "supplication"), and the Latin oratio (2 Esdras 8:24).ru with the Pteria of Herodotus i.76 (identified with Bog-haz-keui, the great Hittite capital in Cappadocia, in ancient times called Hattu).

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Greek
1783. enteuxis -- a petition, ie spec. supplication
... 1782, 1783. enteuxis. 1784 . a petition, ie spec. supplication. ... 1 Jn 4:17).
Word Origin from entugchano Definition a petition, ie spec. supplication ...
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5241. huperentugchano -- to intercede, to make petition for
... to intercede, to make petition for. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration:
huperentugchano Phonetic Spelling: (hoop-er-en-toong-khan'-o) Short Definition: ...
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155. aitema -- a request
... a request. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: aitema Phonetic Spelling:
(ah'-ee-tay-mah) Short Definition: a petition, request Definition: a petition ...
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1162. deesis -- a need, entreaty
... Cognate: 1162 (, "to be , "; see the cognate 1189 , "praying for a ") -- heart-
petition, arising out of deep personal need (sense of lack, want). ...
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1793. entugchano -- to chance upon, by impl. confer with, by ext. ...
... of Speech: Verb Transliteration: entugchano Phonetic Spelling: (en-toong-khan'-o)
Short Definition: I meet, encounter, call upon, make a petition Definition: (a ...
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154. aiteo -- to ask, request
... to ask, request. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: aiteo Phonetic Spelling:
(ahee-teh'-o) Short Definition: I ask, request, beg, petition Definition: I ask ...
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1189. deomai -- to want, entreat
... beseech, pray to, make request. Middle voice of deo; to beg (as binding oneself),
ie Petition -- beseech, pray (to), make request. Compare punthanomai. ...
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2171. euche -- a prayer
... prayer, vow. From euchomai; properly, a wish, expressed as a petition to God,
or in votive obligation -- prayer, vow. see GREEK euchomai. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1159. bau -- a petition
... 1158, 1159. bau. 1160 . a petition. Transliteration: bau Phonetic Spelling:
(baw-oo') Short Definition: petition. Word Origin (Aramaic ...
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4862. mishalah -- request, petition
... 4861, 4862. mishalah. 4863 . request, petition. Transliteration: mishalah Phonetic
Spelling: (mish-aw-law') Short Definition: desires. ... desire, petition. ...
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7596. sheelah -- request, thing asked for
... request, thing asked for. Transliteration: sheelah or shelah Phonetic Spelling:
(sheh-ay-law') Short Definition: petition. ... loan, petition, request. ...
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1156. bea -- to ask, seek
... Aramaic) corresponding to baah Definition to ask, seek NASB Word Usage asking (1),
looked (1), made request (1), makes (1), makes a petition (1), making (1 ...
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8467. techinnah -- favor, supplication for favor
... Word Origin from chanan Definition favor, supplication for favor NASB Word Usage
grace (1), mercy (1), petition (4), supplication (18), supplications (1). camp. ...
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2603. chanan -- to show favor, be gracious
... compare chanah); properly, to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior; to favor,
bestow; causatively to implore (ie Move to favor by petition) -- beseech, X ...
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6030a. anah -- to answer, respond
... 2), declare* (1), get...answer (1), give a answer (1), give an account (1), give
him an answer (1), giving (1), go (1), grant them their petition (1), hailed (1 ...
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1246. baqqashah -- request, entreaty
... what i request (1). request. From baqash; a petition -- request. see HEBREW
baqash. 1245, 1246. baqqashah. 1247 . Strong's Numbers.
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Library

The Petition
... CHAPTER XXIV THE PETITION. ... "Put the petition herein inclosed into the Pharaoh's hands!
For my life's sake let it not come into the possession of any other. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the yoke/chapter xxiv the petition.htm

The Next Petition Is, Forgive us Our Debts. ...
... Of Prayer. John Calvin Chapter 45 The next petition is, FORGIVE US OUR
DEBTS.� The next petition is, FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS. In ...
/.../of prayer--a perpetual exercise of faith/chapter 45 the next petition.htm

Which is the First Petition?
... Lord's Day 47 Question 122 Which is the first petition? Which is the first
petition? "Hallowed be thy name"; that is, grant us, first ...
/.../various/the heidelberg catechism /question 122 which is the.htm

Which is the Second Petition?
... Lord's Day 48 Question 123 Which is the second petition? Which is the second
petition? "Thy kingdom come"; that is, rule us so by ...
/.../various/the heidelberg catechism /question 123 which is the.htm

Which is the Third Petition?
... Lord's Day 49 Question 124 Which is the third petition? Which is the third
petition? "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven ...
/.../various/the heidelberg catechism /question 124 which is the.htm

Which is the Fourth Petition?
... Lord's Day 50 Question 125 Which is the fourth petition? Which is the
fourth petition? "Give us this day our daily bread"; that ...
/.../various/the heidelberg catechism /question 125 which is the.htm

Which is the Fifth Petition?
... Lord's Day 51 Question 126 Which is the fifth petition? Which is the fifth
petition? "And forgive us our debts as we forgive our ...
/.../various/the heidelberg catechism /question 126 which is the.htm

Which is the Sixth Petition?
... Lord's Day 52 Question 127 Which is the sixth petition? Which is the sixth
petition? "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver ...
/.../various/the heidelberg catechism /question 127 which is the.htm

The First Petition Is, Hallowed be Thy Name. ...
... Of Prayer. John Calvin Chapter 41 The first petition is, HALLOWED BE THY
NAME.� The first petition is, HALLOWED BE THY NAME. The ...
/.../of prayer--a perpetual exercise of faith/chapter 41 the first petition.htm

Second Petition of the Same, Sent from Chalcedon to Theodosius ...
... Letters of the Blessed Theodoret, CLXVII. Second Petition of the same,
sent from Chalcedon to Theodosius Augustus. Your piety has ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/clxvii second petition of the.htm

Thesaurus
Petition (33 Occurrences)
... to solicit; to entreat; especially, to make a formal written supplication, or
application to, as to any branch of the government; as, to petition the court; to ...
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Injunction (8 Occurrences)
... the counselors and the governors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute,
and to make a strong decree, that whoever shall ask a petition of any ...
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Interdict (6 Occurrences)
... counsellors and the governors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute,
and to make a strong interdict, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any ...
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Entreat (55 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) 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. ...
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Ask (1255 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To request; to seek to obtain by words; to petition; to solicit; -- often
with of, in the sense of from, before the person addressed. ...
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Address (8 Occurrences)
... 4. (v.) To clothe or array; to dress. 5. (v.) To direct, as words (to any one or
any thing); to make, as a speech, petition, etc. (to any one, an audience). ...
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Wish (141 Occurrences)
... of. 5. (n.) Desire; eager desire; longing. 6. (n.) Expression of desire;
request; petition; hence, invocation or imprecation. 7. (n ...
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Intercession (12 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary. (n.) Mediation between parties at variance; prayer, petition,
or entreaty on behalf of another. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ...
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Entreaty (12 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) An earnest request or petition; a plea;
an urgent prayer; earnest petition; pressing solicitation. ...
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Persian (4 Occurrences)
... before a judge"; At. ava-sta, "to stand near"), or (2) a petition (Pahl.
apastan, "petition"; Arm. apastan, "refuge," "asylum"), in ...
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Concordance
Petition (33 Occurrences)

Luke 1:13
But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your petition has been heard: and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call his name John.
(WEY NAS)

John 15:16
It is not you who chose me, but it is I who chose you and appointed you that you might go and be fruitful and that your fruit might remain; so that whatever petition you present to the Father in my name He may give you.
(WEY)

Acts 23:15
Now therefore, you with the council inform the commanding officer that he should bring him down to you tomorrow, as though you were going to judge his case more exactly. We are ready to kill him before he comes near."
(See NIV)

Ephesians 6:18
with all prayer and requests, praying at all times in the Spirit, and being watchful to this end in all perseverance and requests for all the saints:
(See NAS)

Philippians 4:6
In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
(WEB NIV)

Judges 8:24
And Gideon saith unto them, 'Let me ask of you a petition, and give ye to me each the ring of his prey, for they have rings of gold, for they 'are' Ishmaelites.'
(YLT)

1 Samuel 1:17
Then Eli answered, "Go in peace; and may the God of Israel grant your petition that you have asked of him."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Samuel 1:27
For this child I prayed; and Yahweh has given me my petition which I asked of him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Samuel 2:20
Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, "Yahweh give you seed of this woman for the petition which was asked of Yahweh." They went to their own home.
(WEB ASV YLT)

1 Samuel 25:35
So David received of her hand that which she had brought him: and he said to her, "Go up in peace to your house. Behold, I have listened to your voice, and have granted your request."
(See RSV)

1 Kings 2:16
Now I ask one petition of you. Don't deny me." She said to him, "Say on."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

1 Kings 2:20
Then she said, "I ask one small petition of you; don't deny me." The king said to her, "Ask on, my mother; for I will not deny you."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

1 Kings 12:7
They spoke to him, saying, "If you will be a servant to this people this day, and will serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever."
(See NAS)

1 Chronicles 16:4
He appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of Yahweh, and to celebrate and to thank and praise Yahweh, the God of Israel:
(See NIV)

Esther 5:6
The king said to Esther at the banquet of wine, "What is your petition? It shall be granted you. What is your request? Even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 5:7
Then Esther answered and said, "My petition and my request is this.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 5:8
If I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I will prepare for them, and I will do tomorrow as the king has said."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 7:2
The king said again to Esther on the second day at the banquet of wine, "What is your petition, queen Esther? It shall be granted you. What is your request? Even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 7:3
Then Esther the queen answered, "If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Esther 9:12
The king said to Esther the queen, "The Jews have slain and destroyed five hundred men in the citadel of Susa, including the ten sons of Haman; what then have they done in the rest of the king's provinces! Now what is your petition? It shall be granted you. What is your further request? It shall be done."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 38:1
A Psalm by David, for a memorial. Yahweh, don't rebuke me in your wrath, neither chasten me in your hot displeasure.
(See NIV)

Psalms 70:1
For the Chief Musician. By David. A reminder. Hurry, God, to deliver me. Come quickly to help me, Yahweh.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 7:16
And as for you (Jeremiah), make no prayers for this people, send up no cry or prayer for them, make no request for them to me: for I will not give ear.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 11:14
Therefore don't pray for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them; for I will not hear them in the time that they cry to me because of their trouble.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 36:7
It may be they will present their supplication before Yahweh, and will return everyone from his evil way; for great is the anger and the wrath that Yahweh has pronounced against this people.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 37:20
Now please hear, my lord the king: please let my supplication be presented before you, that you not cause me to return to the house of Jonathan the scribe, lest I die there.
(See NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 38:26
then you shall tell them, I presented my supplication before the king, that he would not cause me to return to Jonathan's house, to die there.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 42:2
and said to Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we pray you, our supplication be presented before you, and pray for us to Yahweh your God, even for all this remnant; for we are left but a few of many, as your eyes do see us:
(See NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 42:9
and said to them, Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, to whom you sent me to present your supplication before him:
(See NAS NIV)

Daniel 6:11
Then these men assembled together, and found Daniel making petition and supplication before his God.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV)

Daniel 6:12
Then they came near, and spoke before the king concerning the king's decree: Haven't you signed an decree, that every man who shall make petition to any god or man within thirty days, except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which doesn't alter.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV)

Daniel 6:13
Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel, who is of the children of the captivity of Judah, doesn't respect you, O king, nor the decree that you have signed, but makes his petition three times a day.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Daniel 9:3
I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and petitions, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.
(Root in WEB NIV)

Subtopics

Petition

Petition: David

Petition: Israel

Petition: Jehoram

Petition: Rehoboam

Petition: Right of, Recognized by Pharaoh

Related Terms

Injunction (8 Occurrences)

Interdict (6 Occurrences)

Entreat (55 Occurrences)

Ask (1255 Occurrences)

Address (8 Occurrences)

Wish (141 Occurrences)

Intercession (12 Occurrences)

Entreaty (12 Occurrences)

Persian (4 Occurrences)

Prays (14 Occurrences)

Attitudes (1 Occurrence)

Grant (87 Occurrences)

Hannah (13 Occurrences)

Den (19 Occurrences)

Refuse (103 Occurrences)

Pleases (51 Occurrences)

Granted (102 Occurrences)

Prayers (99 Occurrences)

Eli (36 Occurrences)

Banquet (58 Occurrences)

Dispersion (4 Occurrences)

Answereth (144 Occurrences)

Deny (48 Occurrences)

Prayed (97 Occurrences)

Decree (82 Occurrences)

Lions (50 Occurrences)

Present (577 Occurrences)

Drank (70 Occurrences)

Prayer (406 Occurrences)

Supplication (71 Occurrences)

Queen (59 Occurrences)

Esther (48 Occurrences)

Performed (110 Occurrences)

Unite (10 Occurrences)

Lycia (1 Occurrence)

Grace (277 Occurrences)

Intreaty (1 Occurrence)

Implore (14 Occurrences)

Intreat (13 Occurrences)

File (1 Occurrence)

Fasting (34 Occurrences)

Fruitful (57 Occurrences)

Tumultuously (4 Occurrences)

Thanksgiving (49 Occurrences)

Repealed (3 Occurrences)

Regardeth (21 Occurrences)

Request (248 Occurrences)

Requests (29 Occurrences)

Enforce (1 Occurrence)

Eleazar (74 Occurrences)

Elkanah (20 Occurrences)

Desire (565 Occurrences)

Deputies (14 Occurrences)

Dedicated (37 Occurrences)

Dismiss (15 Occurrences)

Memorial (54 Occurrences)

Pethu'el (1 Occurrence)

Petitioned (2 Occurrences)

Pays (18 Occurrences)

Prefer (10 Occurrences)

Presidents (5 Occurrences)

Bethink (4 Occurrences)

Boon (4 Occurrences)

Beg (77 Occurrences)

Altereth (2 Occurrences)

Adoration

Administrators (7 Occurrences)

Alter (8 Occurrences)

Citadel (20 Occurrences)

Syrophenician (1 Occurrence)

Solicit (2 Occurrences)

Susa (20 Occurrences)

Signed (8 Occurrences)

Strain (5 Occurrences)

Shelah (18 Occurrences)

Salah (6 Occurrences)

Sue (2 Occurrences)

Supplicate (8 Occurrences)

Sala (2 Occurrences)

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