1162. deésis
Strong's Concordance
deésis: a need, entreaty
Original Word: δέησις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: deésis
Phonetic Spelling: (deh'-ay-sis)
Definition: a need, entreaty
Usage: supplication, prayer, entreaty.
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Cognate: 1162 déēsis (deō, "to be in want, lack"; see the cognate 1189 /déomai, "praying for a specific, felt need") – heart-felt petition, arising out of deep personal need (sense of lack, want).

[1162 (déēsis) ultimately roots back to 1211 /dḗ ("really") which likewise implies a felt need that is personal and urgent (R, 1149).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from deomai
a need, entreaty
NASB Translation
entreaties (2), petition (3), prayer (6), prayers (6), supplication (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1162: δέησις

δέησις, δεήσεως, (δέομαι);

1. need, indigence (Psalm 21:25 (); Aeschines dial. 2, 39f; (Plato, Eryx. 405 e. bis); Aristotle, rhet. 2, 7 (ii., p. 1385a, 27)).

2. a seeking, asking, entreating, entreaty (from Plato down); in the N. T. requests addressed by men to God (German Bittgebet, supplication); universally: James 5:16; 1 Peter 3:12; as often in the Sept., joined with προσευχή (i. e. any pious address to God (see below)): Acts 1:14 Rec.; Ephesians 6:18; Philippians 4:6; plural 2 Timothy 1:3; joined with προσευχαί, 1 Timothy 5:5; with νηστειαι, Luke 2:37; ποιεῖσθαι δέησιν, Philippians 1:4; ποιεῖσθαι δεήσεις, Luke 5:33; 1 Timothy 2:1. contextually, of prayers imploring God's aid in some particular matter: Luke 1:13; Philippians 1:19; plural Hebrews 5:7; supplication for others: (2 Corinthians 1:11); περί τίνος, Ephesians 6:18; ὑπέρ τίνος, 2 Corinthians 9:14; Philippians 1:4; with the addition πρός τόν Θεόν, Romans 10:1. [SYNONYMS: δέησις, προσευχή, ἔντευξις: προσευχή, as Prof. Grimm remarks, is unrestricted as respects its contents, while δέησις is petitionary; moreover προσευχή is a word of sacred character, being limited to prayer to God, whereas δέησις may also be used of a request addressed to man. In Byzantine Greek it is used of a written supplication (like our petition); cf. Sophocles Lexicon, under the word. See more at length Trench, § li.; also Lightfoot on Philippians 4:6; Ellicott on Ephesians 6:18; cf. Schmidt, chapter vii. In 1 Timothy 2:1 to these two words is added ἔντευξις, which expresses confiding access to God; thus, in combination, δέησις gives prominence to the expression of personal need, προσευχή to the element of devotion, ἔντευξις to that of childlike confidence, by representing prayer as the heart's converse with God. See Huther's extended note at the passage; Ellicott at the passage; Trench, as above]

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
prayer, request, supplication.

From deomai; a petition -- prayer, request, supplication.

see GREEK deomai

Forms and Transliterations
δεησει δεήσει δεησεις δεήσεις δεήσεσι δεήσεσί δεησεσιν δεήσεσιν δεήσεσίν δεήσεων δεησεως δεήσεως δεήσεώς δέησεώς δεησιν δέησιν δέησίν δεησις δέησις δέησίς deesei deēsei deḗsei deeseis deēseis deḗseis deeseos deēseōs deḗseos deḗseōs deesesin deēsesin deḗsesin deḗsesín deesin deēsin déesin déēsin deesis deēsis déesis déesís déēsis déēsís
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Luke 1:13 N-NFS
GRK: εἰσηκούσθη ἡ δέησίς σου καὶ
NAS: Zacharias, for your petition has been heard,
KJV: for thy prayer is heard; and
INT: has been heard the prayer of you and

Luke 2:37 N-DFP
GRK: νηστείαις καὶ δεήσεσιν λατρεύουσα νύκτα
NAS: and day with fastings and prayers.
KJV: and prayers night
INT: with fastings and prayers serving night

Luke 5:33 N-AFP
GRK: πυκνὰ καὶ δεήσεις ποιοῦνται ὁμοίως
NAS: and offer prayers, the [disciples] of the Pharisees
KJV: and make prayers, and likewise
INT: often and prayers make likewise

Romans 10:1 N-NFS
GRK: καὶ ἡ δέησις πρὸς τὸν
NAS: desire and my prayer to God
KJV: desire and prayer to God
INT: and the supplication to

2 Corinthians 1:11 N-DFS
GRK: ἡμῶν τῇ δεήσει ἵνα ἐκ
NAS: joining in helping us through your prayers, so
KJV: helping together by prayer for
INT: us by the supplication that by

2 Corinthians 9:14 N-DFS
GRK: καὶ αὐτῶν δεήσει ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν
NAS: while they also, by prayer on your behalf,
KJV: And by their prayer for you,
INT: and of them by supplication for you

Ephesians 6:18 N-GFS
GRK: προσευχῆς καὶ δεήσεως προσευχόμενοι ἐν
NAS: prayer and petition pray
KJV: prayer and supplication in the Spirit,
INT: prayer and supplication praying in

Ephesians 6:18 N-DFS
GRK: προσκαρτερήσει καὶ δεήσει περὶ πάντων
NAS: perseverance and petition for all
KJV: perseverance and supplication for all
INT: perserverance and supplication for all

Philippians 1:4 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν πάσῃ δεήσει μου ὑπὲρ
NAS: offering prayer with joy
KJV: in every prayer of mine for
INT: in every supplication of me for

Philippians 1:4 N-AFS
GRK: χαρᾶς τὴν δέησιν ποιούμενος
NAS: in my every prayer for you all,
KJV: all making request with joy,
INT: joy the supplication making

Philippians 1:19 N-GFS
GRK: τῆς ὑμῶν δεήσεως καὶ ἐπιχορηγίας
NAS: through your prayers and the provision
KJV: through your prayer, and the supply
INT: your prayer and [the] provision

Philippians 4:6 N-DFS
GRK: καὶ τῇ δεήσει μετὰ εὐχαριστίας
NAS: by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
KJV: and supplication with
INT: and the supplication with thanksgiving

1 Timothy 2:1 N-AFP
GRK: πάντων ποιεῖσθαι δεήσεις προσευχάς ἐντεύξεις
NAS: I urge that entreaties [and] prayers,
KJV: of all, supplications, prayers,
INT: of all to be made entreaties prayers intercessions

1 Timothy 5:5 N-DFP
GRK: προσμένει ταῖς δεήσεσιν καὶ ταῖς
NAS: and continues in entreaties and prayers
KJV: continueth in supplications and
INT: continues in supplications and

2 Timothy 1:3 N-DFP
GRK: ἐν ταῖς δεήσεσίν μου νυκτὸς
NAS: remember you in my prayers night
KJV: in my prayers night and
INT: in the prayers of me night

Hebrews 5:7 N-AFP
GRK: σαρκὸς αὐτοῦ δεήσεις τε καὶ
NAS: up both prayers and supplications
KJV: when he had offered up prayers and
INT: flesh of him prayers both and

James 5:16 N-NFS
GRK: πολὺ ἰσχύει δέησις δικαίου ἐνεργουμένη
NAS: The effective prayer of a righteous man
KJV: The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man
INT: Much prevails [the] supplication of a righteous [man] accomplishes

1 Peter 3:12 N-AFS
GRK: αὐτοῦ εἰς δέησιν αὐτῶν πρόσωπον
KJV: their prayers: but
INT: of him toward prayer of them [the] face

Strong's Greek 1162
18 Occurrences

δεήσει — 5 Occ.
δεήσεις — 3 Occ.
δεήσεως — 2 Occ.
δεήσεσιν — 3 Occ.
δέησιν — 2 Occ.
δέησίς — 3 Occ.

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