3870. parakaleó
Strong's Concordance
parakaleó: to call to or for, to exhort, to encourage
Original Word: παρακαλέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: parakaleó
Phonetic Spelling: (par-ak-al-eh'-o)
Definition: to call to or for, to exhort, to encourage
Usage: (a) I send for, summon, invite, (b) I beseech, entreat, beg, (c) I exhort, admonish, (d) I comfort, encourage, console.
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3870 parakaléō (from 3844 /pará, "from close-beside" and 2564 /kaléō, "to call") – properly, "make a call" from being "close-up and personal." 3870 /parakaléō ("personally make a call") refers to believers offering up evidence that stands up in God's court.

[3870 (parakaléō), the root of 3875 /paráklētos ("legal advocate"), likewise has legal overtones.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from para and kaleó
to call to or for, to exhort, to encourage
NASB Translation
appeal (4), appealed (1), appealing (2), beg (1), begging (2), beseeching (1), comfort (5), comforted (11), comforts (2), conciliate (1), encourage (6), encouraged (4), encouraging (3), entreat (1), exhort (8), exhortation* (1), exhortations (1), exhorted (2), exhorting (3), exhorts (1), given (1), implore (4), implored (9), imploring (5), invited (2), making an appeal (1), plead (1), pleaded (1), pleading (1), preach (1), requested (1), urge (17), urged (5), urging (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3870: παρακαλέω

παρακαλέω, παρακαλῶ; imperfect 3 person singular παρεκάλει, 1 and 3 person plural παρεκάλουν; 1 aorist παρεκάλεσα; passive, present παρακαλοῦμαι; perfect παρακέκλημαι; 1 aorist παρεκλήθην; 1 future παρακληθήσομαι; from Aeschylus and Herodotus down;

I. as in Greek writings to call to one's side, call for, summon: τινα, with an infinitive indicating the purpose, Acts 28:20 (others (less naturally) refer this to II. 2, making the accusative the subjunctive of the infinitive).

II. to address, speak to (call to, call on), which may be done in the way of exhortation, entreaty, comfort, instruction, etc.; hence, result a variety of senses, on which see Knapp, Scripto varii arg. edition 2, p. 117ff; cf. Fritzsche, Ep. ad Romans, i., p. 32f.

1. as in Greek authors, to admonish, exhort: absolutely, Luke 3:18; (Acts 20:1 (R G omit)); Romans 12:8; 2 Timothy 4:2; Hebrews 10:25; 1 Peter 5:12; followed by direct discourse, 2 Corinthians 5:20; followed by λέγων with direct discourse, Acts 2:40; followed by an infinitive where in Latinut, 1 Timothy 2:1; τινα, Acts 15:32; Acts 16:40; 2 Corinthians 10:1; 1 Thessalonians 2:12 (); ; 1 Timothy 5:1; Hebrews 3:13; τινα λόγῳ πολλῷ, Acts 20:2; ἰντα followed by direct discourse, 1 Corinthians 4:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; Hebrews 13:22 (here L WH marginal reading infinitive); 1 Peter 5:1f; τινα followed by an infinitive where in Latinut (cf. Buttmann, §§ 140, 1; 141, 2; Winer's Grammar, 332 (311); 335 (315) n.): infinitive present, Acts 11:23; Acts 14:22; Philippians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 4:10; Titus 2:6; 1 Peter 2:11 (here Lachmann adds ὑμᾶς to the infinitive, and WH meg. with manuscripts A C L etc. read ἀπέχεσθε); Jude 1:3; infinitive aorist, Acts 27:33; Romans 12:1; Romans 15:30; 2 Corinthians 2:8; 2 Corinthians 6:1; Ephesians 4:1; 1 Timothy 1:3; Hebrews 13:19; τινα followed by ἵνα with subjunctive (cf. Buttmann, § 139, 42; Winer's Grammar, 335 as above), 1 Corinthians 1:10; 1 Corinthians 16:15; 2 Corinthians 8:6; 1 Thessalonians 4:1; 2 Thessalonians 3:12; to enjoin a thing by exhortation (cf. Buttmann, § 141, 2), 1 Timothy 6:2; Titus 2:15.

2. to beg, entreat, beseech (Josephus, Antiquities 6, 7, 4; (11, 8, 5); often in Epictetus cf. Schweighäuser, Index graecit. Epictetus, p. 411; Plutarch, apophth. regum, Mor. ii, p. 30, Tauchn. edition (vi. 695 edition Reiske; examples from Polybius, Diodorus, Philo, others, in Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word); not thus in the earlier Greek authors except where the gods are called on for aid, in the expressions, παρακαλεῖν Θεούς, so Θεόν in Josephus, Antiquities 6, 2, 2 and 7, 4; (cf. Winer's Grammar, 22)): (absolutely, Philemon 1:9 (yet see the commentaries at the passage)); τινα, Matthew 8:5; Matthew 18:32; Matthew 26:53; Mark 1:40; Acts 16:9; 2 Corinthians 12:18; πολλά, much, Mark 5:23: τινα περί τίνος, Philemon 1:10; followed by direct discourse, Acts 9:38 L T Tr WH with λέγων added and direct discourse, Matthew 18:29; Mark 5:12; (Luke 7:4 (Tdf. ἠρώτων)); without the accusative. Acts 16:15; τινα followed by an infinitive (Winers Grammar, and Buttmann's Grammar, as above), Mark 5:17; Luke 8:41; Acts 8:31; Acts 19:31; Acts 28:14 (1 Macc. 9:35); τινα followed by ὅπως, Matthew 8:34 (here Lachmann ἵνα (see above)); Acts 25:2 (4 Macc. 4:11; Plutarch, Demetr c. 38); τινα followed by ἵνα (Winers Grammar, § 44, 8 a.; Buttmann, § 139, 42), Matthew 14:36; Mark 5:18; Mark 6:56; Mark 7:32; Mark 8:22; Luke 8:31f; (2 Corinthians 9:5); τινα ὑπέρ τίνος, ἵνα, 2 Corinthians 12:8; πολλά (much) τινα, ἵνα, Mark 5:10; 1 Corinthians 16:12; followed by τοῦ μή with an infinitive (Buttmann, § 140, 16 δ.; Winer's Grammar, 325 (305)), Acts 21:12; by an infinitive Acts 9:38 R G; by an accusative with an infinitive, Acts 13:42; Acts 24:4; (Romans 16:17). to strive to appease by entreaty: absolutely, 1 Corinthians 4:13; τινα, Luke 15:28; Acts 16:39 (2 Macc. 13:23).

3. to console, to encourage and strengthen by consolation, to comfort, (the Sept. for נִחַם; very rarely so in Greek authors, as Plutarch, Oth. 16): absolutely, 2 Corinthians 2:7; τινα, 2 Corinthians 1:6; 2 Corinthians 7:6f; ἐν with a dative of the thing with which one comforts another, 1 Thessalonians 4:18; τινα διά παρακλήσεως, 2 Corinthians 1:4; with an accusative of the contents, διά τῆς παρακληθῆναι ἧς (for ἥν, see ὅς, , , II. 2 c. α.) παρακαλούμεθα, ibid.; in the passive, to receive consolation, be comforted, Matthew 2:18; 2 Corinthians 13:11; ἐπί τίνι over (in) a thing (see ἐπί, B. 2 a. δ.), 2 Corinthians 1:4; of the consolation (comfort) given not in words but by the experience of a happier lot or by a happy issue, equivalent to to refresh, cheer: passive, Matthew 5:4 (5); Luke 16:25; Acts 20:12; 2 Corinthians 7:13 (where a full stop must be put after παρακεκλήμεθα; ἐν τίνι, by the help of a thing, 2 Corinthians 7:6f; ἐπί τίνι, 1 Thessalonians 3:7; with (ἐν) παρακλήσει added, 2 Corinthians 7:7.

4. to encourage, strengthen (i. e. in the language of A. V. comfort (see Wright, Bible Word-Book, 2nd edition, under the word)) (in faith, piety, hope): τάς καρδίας, your hearts, Ephesians 6:22; Colossians 2:2; Colossians 4:8; 2 Thessalonians 2:17, (also χεῖρας ἀσθενεῖς, Job 4:3 for חִזַק; γόνατα παραλελυμένα, Isaiah 35:3f (see the Hebrew) for אִמֵּץ).

5. it combines the ideas of exhorting and comforting and encouraging in Romans 12:8; 1 Corinthians 14:31; 1 Thessalonians 3:2.

6. to instruct, teach: ἐν τῇ διδασκαλία, Titus 1:9. (Compare: συμπαρακαλέω.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
beseech, call for, urge

From para and kaleo; to call near, i.e. Invite, invoke (by imploration, hortation or consolation) -- beseech, call for, (be of good) comfort, desire, (give) exhort(-ation), intreat, pray.

see GREEK para

see GREEK kaleo

Forms and Transliterations
παρακαλει παρακαλεῖ παρακάλει παρακαλειν παρακαλείν παρακαλεῖν παρακαλείσθαι παρακαλεισθε παρακαλείσθε παρακαλεῖσθε παρακαλειται παρακαλείται παρακαλεῖται παρακαλειτε παρακαλείτε παρακαλείτέ παρακαλεῖτε παρακαλεσαι παρακαλέσαι παρακαλεσας παρακαλέσας παρακαλέσατε παρακαλέσει παρακαλέσεις παρακαλέσετε παρακαλεση παρακαλέση παρακαλέσῃ παρακαλεσον παρακάλεσον παρακαλέσουσιν παρακαλέσω παρακαλέσωσί παρακαλουμεθα παρακαλούμεθα παρακαλουμεν παρακαλούμεν παρακαλοῦμεν παρακαλούντας παρακαλουντες παρακαλούντες παρακαλοῦντες παρακαλουντος παρακαλούντος παρακαλοῦντος παρακαλουσιν παρακαλούσιν παρακαλοῦσιν παρακαλω παρακαλώ παρακαλῶ παρακαλων παρακαλών παρακαλῶν παρακαλωνται παρακαλώνται παρακαλῶνται παρακεκλημεθα παρακεκλήμεθα παρακεκλημένοι παρακληθείς παρακληθηναι παρακληθήναι παρακληθῆναι παρακληθής παρακληθήσεσθε παρακληθήσεται παρακληθήσομαι παρακληθησονται παρακληθήσονται παρακλήθητι παρακληθώ παρακληθωσιν παρακληθώσιν παρακληθῶσιν παρεκαλει παρεκάλει παρεκαλεσα παρεκάλεσα παρεκάλεσά παρεκαλεσαν παρεκάλεσαν παρεκαλεσας παρεκάλεσας παρεκάλεσάς παρεκάλεσε παρεκάλεσέ παρεκαλεσεν παρεκάλεσεν παρεκάλεσέν παρεκαλουμεν παρεκαλούμεν παρεκαλοῦμεν παρεκαλουν παρεκάλουν παρεκληθη παρεκλήθη παρεκληθημεν παρεκλήθημεν παρεκλήθην παρεκλήθης παρεκληθησαν παρεκλήθησαν parakalei parakaleî parakálei parakalein parakaleîn parakaleisthe parakaleîsthe parakaleitai parakaleîtai parakaleite parakaleîte parakalesai parakalésai parakalesas parakalésas parakalese parakalesē parakalései parakalésēi parakaleson parakáleson parakalo parakalô parakalō parakalō̂ parakalon parakalôn parakalōn parakalō̂n parakalontai parakalôntai parakalōntai parakalō̂ntai parakaloumen parakaloûmen parakaloumetha parakaloúmetha parakalountes parakaloûntes parakalountos parakaloûntos parakalousin parakaloûsin parakeklemetha parakeklēmetha parakeklḗmetha paraklethenai paraklethênai paraklēthēnai paraklēthē̂nai paraklethesontai paraklethḗsontai paraklēthēsontai paraklēthḗsontai paraklethosin paraklethôsin paraklēthōsin paraklēthō̂sin parekalei parekálei parekalesa parekálesa parekálesá parekalesan parekálesan parekalesas parekálesás parekalesen parekálesen parekálesén parekaloumen parekaloûmen parekaloun parekáloun pareklethe pareklēthē pareklḗthe pareklḗthē pareklethemen pareklēthēmen pareklḗthemen pareklḗthēmen pareklethesan pareklēthēsan pareklḗthesan pareklḗthēsan
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 2:18 V-ANP
GRK: οὐκ ἤθελεν παρακληθῆναι ὅτι οὐκ
KJV: not be comforted, because
INT: not would be comforted because no more

Matthew 5:4 V-FIP-3P
GRK: ὅτι αὐτοὶ παρακληθήσονται
NAS: who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
KJV: for they shall be comforted.
INT: for they will be comforted

Matthew 8:5 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: αὐτῷ ἑκατόνταρχος παρακαλῶν αὐτὸν
NAS: came to Him, imploring Him,
KJV: unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
INT: to him a centurion imploring him

Matthew 8:31 V-IIA-3P
GRK: δὲ δαίμονες παρεκάλουν αὐτὸν λέγοντες
NAS: The demons [began] to entreat Him, saying,
KJV: So the devils besought him, saying,
INT: and [the] demons begged him saying

Matthew 8:34 V-AIA-3P
GRK: ἰδόντες αὐτὸν παρεκάλεσαν ὅπως μεταβῇ
NAS: and when they saw Him, they implored Him to leave
KJV: him, they besought [him] that
INT: having seen him they begged [him] that he would depart

Matthew 14:36 V-IIA-3P
GRK: καὶ παρεκάλουν αὐτὸν ἵνα
NAS: and they implored Him that they might just
KJV: And besought him that
INT: and begged him that

Matthew 18:29 V-IIA-3S
GRK: σύνδουλος αὐτοῦ παρεκάλει αὐτὸν λέγων
NAS: fell [to the ground] and [began] to plead with him, saying,
KJV: his feet, and besought him, saying,
INT: fellow servant of him begged him saying

Matthew 18:32 V-AIA-2S
GRK: σοι ἐπεὶ παρεκάλεσάς με
NAS: that debt because you pleaded with me.
KJV: debt, because thou desiredst me:
INT: you since you begged me

Matthew 26:53 V-ANA
GRK: οὐ δύναμαι παρακαλέσαι τὸν πατέρα
NAS: that I cannot appeal to My Father,
KJV: I cannot now pray to my Father,
INT: not I am able to call upon the Father

Mark 1:40 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: αὐτὸν λεπρὸς παρακαλῶν αὐτὸν καὶ
NAS: came to Jesus, beseeching Him and falling on his knees before
KJV: to him, beseeching him, and
INT: him a leper imploring him and

Mark 5:10 V-IIA-3S
GRK: καὶ παρεκάλει αὐτὸν πολλὰ
NAS: And he [began] to implore Him earnestly
KJV: And he besought him much
INT: And he begged him much

Mark 5:12 V-AIA-3P
GRK: καὶ παρεκάλεσαν αὐτὸν λέγοντες
NAS: [The demons] implored Him, saying,
KJV: all the devils besought him, saying,
INT: and they begged him saying

Mark 5:17 V-PNA
GRK: καὶ ἤρξαντο παρακαλεῖν αὐτὸν ἀπελθεῖν
NAS: And they began to implore Him to leave
KJV: And they began to pray him to depart
INT: And they began to implore him to depart

Mark 5:18 V-IIA-3S
GRK: τὸ πλοῖον παρεκάλει αὐτὸν ὁ
NAS: the man who had been demon-possessed was imploring Him that he might accompany
KJV: he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him
INT: the boat begged him the [one]

Mark 5:23 V-PIA-3S
GRK: καὶ παρακαλεῖ αὐτὸν πολλὰ
NAS: and implored Him earnestly, saying,
KJV: And besought him greatly,
INT: and he begged him much

Mark 6:56 V-IIA-3P
GRK: ἀσθενοῦντας καὶ παρεκάλουν αὐτὸν ἵνα
NAS: in the market places, and imploring Him that they might just
KJV: the streets, and besought him that
INT: were sick and begged him that

Mark 7:32 V-PIA-3P
GRK: μογιλάλον καὶ παρακαλοῦσιν αὐτὸν ἵνα
NAS: and spoke with difficulty, and they implored Him to lay
KJV: and they beseech him
INT: who spoke with difficulty and they implore him that

Mark 8:22 V-PIA-3P
GRK: τυφλὸν καὶ παρακαλοῦσιν αὐτὸν ἵνα
NAS: a blind man to Jesus and implored Him to touch
KJV: unto him, and besought him to
INT: a blind [man] and implore him that

Luke 3:18 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: καὶ ἕτερα παρακαλῶν εὐηγγελίζετο τὸν
NAS: other exhortations he preached the gospel
KJV: things in his exhortation preached
INT: also other things exhorting he preached good news to the

Luke 7:4 V-IIA-3P
GRK: τὸν Ἰησοῦν παρεκάλουν αὐτὸν σπουδαίως
NAS: they earnestly implored Him, saying,
KJV: to Jesus, they besought him instantly,
INT: Jesus they begged him earnestly

Luke 8:31 V-IIA-3P
GRK: καὶ παρεκάλουν αὐτὸν ἵνα
NAS: They were imploring Him not to command
KJV: And they besought him that
INT: And they begged him that

Luke 8:32 V-AIA-3P
GRK: ὄρει καὶ παρεκάλεσαν αὐτὸν ἵνα
NAS: on the mountain; and [the demons] implored Him to permit
KJV: and they besought him
INT: mountain and they begged him that

Luke 8:41 V-IIA-3S
GRK: τοῦ Ἰησοῦ παρεκάλει αὐτὸν εἰσελθεῖν
NAS: feet, and [began] to implore Him to come
KJV: feet, and besought him
INT: of Jesus he begged him to come

Luke 15:28 V-IIA-3S
GRK: αὐτοῦ ἐξελθὼν παρεκάλει αὐτόν
NAS: came out and [began] pleading with him.
KJV: father out, and intreated him.
INT: of him having gone begged him

Luke 16:25 V-PIM/P-3S
GRK: δὲ ὧδε παρακαλεῖται σὺ δὲ
NAS: but now he is being comforted here,
KJV: but now he is comforted, and thou
INT: however here he is comforted you moreover

Strong's Greek 3870
109 Occurrences

παρακαλεῖ — 5 Occ.
παρακαλεῖν — 3 Occ.
παρακαλεῖσθε — 1 Occ.
παρακαλεῖται — 1 Occ.
παρακαλεῖτε — 3 Occ.
παρακαλέσαι — 6 Occ.
παρακαλέσας — 2 Occ.
παρακαλέσῃ — 2 Occ.
παρακάλεσον — 1 Occ.
παρακαλῶ — 20 Occ.
παρακαλῶν — 9 Occ.
παρακαλῶνται — 1 Occ.
παρακαλοῦμεν — 6 Occ.
παρακαλούμεθα — 2 Occ.
παρακαλοῦντες — 4 Occ.
παρακαλοῦντος — 1 Occ.
παρακαλοῦσιν — 2 Occ.
παρακεκλήμεθα — 1 Occ.
παρακληθῆναι — 1 Occ.
παρακληθήσονται — 1 Occ.
παρακληθῶσιν — 1 Occ.
παρεκάλει — 8 Occ.
παρεκάλεσα — 5 Occ.
παρεκάλεσαν — 6 Occ.
παρεκάλεσάς — 1 Occ.
παρεκάλεσέν — 3 Occ.
παρεκαλοῦμεν — 1 Occ.
παρεκάλουν — 8 Occ.
παρεκλήθη — 1 Occ.
παρεκλήθημεν — 2 Occ.
παρεκλήθησαν — 1 Occ.

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