Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3870: parakaleo (pronounced par-ak-al-eh'-o)

from 3844 and 2564; 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.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to call to one' s side, call for, summon

2) to address, speak to, (call to, call upon), which may be done in the way of exhortation, entreaty, comfort, instruction, etc.

2a) to admonish, exhort

2b) to beg, entreat, beseech

2b1) to strive to appease by entreaty

2c) to console, to encourage and strengthen by consolation, to comfort

2c1) to receive consolation, be comforted

2d) to encourage, strengthen

2e) exhorting and comforting and encouraging

2f) to instruct, teach

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: from G3844 and G2564

Citing in TDNT: 5:773, 778


This word is used 108 times:

1 Corinthians 1:10: "Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our"
1 Corinthians 4:13: "Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring"
1 Corinthians 4:16: "Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me."
1 Corinthians 14:31: "all may learn, and all may be comforted."
1 Corinthians 16:12: "our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto"
1 Corinthians 16:15: " I beseech you, brethren, ye (know the house of Stephanas,"
2 Corinthians 1:4: "Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we"
2 Corinthians 1:4: "tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble,"
2 Corinthians 1:4: "comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."
2 Corinthians 1:6: "also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and"
2 Corinthians 2:7: "ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch"
2 Corinthians 2:8: "Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him."
2 Corinthians 5:20: "Christ, as though God did beseech you by us; we pray you in Christ's stead,"
2 Corinthians 6:1: "We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the"
2 Corinthians 7:6: "Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the"
2 Corinthians 7:6: "God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming"
2 Corinthians 7:7: "by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told"
2 Corinthians 7:13: "Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly"
2 Corinthians 8:6: "Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also"
2 Corinthians 9:5: "Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before"
2 Corinthians 10:1: "I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness"
2 Corinthians 12:8: "For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart"
2 Corinthians 12:18: " I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain"
2 Corinthians 13:11: "brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and"
Ephesians 4:1: "prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the"
Ephesians 6:22: "that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts."
Philippians 4:2: " I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind"
Philippians 4:2: "I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind"
Colossians 2:2: "That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and"
Colossians 4:8: "that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;"
1 Thessalonians 2:11: "As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and"
1 Thessalonians 3:2: "to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:"
1 Thessalonians 3:7: "Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all"
1 Thessalonians 4:1: "you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as"
1 Thessalonians 4:10: "all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;"
1 Thessalonians 4:18: "Wherefore comfort one another with these words."
1 Thessalonians 5:11: "Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as"
1 Thessalonians 5:14: "Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the"
2 Thessalonians 2:17: " Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every"
2 Thessalonians 3:12: "them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus"
1 Timothy 1:3: "As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into"
1 Timothy 2:1: " I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks,"
1 Timothy 5:1: "not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as"
1 Timothy 6:2: "These things teach and exhort."
2 Timothy 4:2: "out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and"
Titus 1:9: "by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the"
Titus 2:6: "Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded."
Titus 2:15: "These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all"
Philemon 1:9: "Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such a one as Paul"
Philemon 1:10: " I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten"

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