Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3982: peitho (pronounced pi'-tho)

a primary verb; to convince (by argument, true or false); by analogy, to pacify or conciliate (by other fair means); reflexively or passively, to assent (to evidence or authority), to rely (by inward certainty):--agree, assure, believe, have confidence, be (wax) conflent, make friend, obey, persuade, trust, yield.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) persuade

1a) to persuade, i.e. to induce one by words to believe

1b) to make friends of, to win one' s favour, gain one' s good will, or to seek to win one, strive to please one

1c) to tranquillise

1d) to persuade unto, i.e. move or induce one to persuasion to do something

2) be persuaded

2a) to be persuaded, to suffer one' s self to be persuaded; to be induced to believe: to have faith: in a thing

2a1) to believe

2a2) to be persuaded of a thing concerning a person

2b) to listen to, obey, yield to, comply with

3) to trust, have confidence, be confident

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primary verb


This word is used 55 times:

Matthew 27:20: "chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask"
Matthew 27:43: " He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will"
Matthew 28:14: "this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and"
Mark 10:24: "how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into"
Luke 11:22: "he taketh from him all his armor wherein he trusted, and divideth"
Luke 16:31: "the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose"
Luke 18:9: "parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were"
Luke 20:6: "us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet."
Acts 5:36: "and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought"
Acts 5:37: "and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed."
Acts 5:40: "And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten"
Acts 12:20: "to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend,"
Acts 13:43: "who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace"
Acts 14:19: "and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned"
Acts 17:4: "some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and"
Acts 18:4: "every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks."
Acts 19:8: "months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom"
Acts 19:26: "Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying"
Acts 21:14: "And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will"
Acts 23:21: "But do not thou yield unto them: for there lie in wait for him"
Acts 26:26: "I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden"
Acts 26:28: "unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian."
Acts 27:11: "Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the"
Acts 28:23: "kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both"
Acts 28:24: "And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not."
Romans 2:8: "do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation"
Romans 2:19: "And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them"
Romans 8:38: "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor"
Romans 14:14: "I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing"
Romans 15:14: "I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren,"
2 Corinthians 1:9: "that we should not trust in ourselves, but in"
2 Corinthians 2:3: "I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that"
2 Corinthians 5:11: "terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God;"
2 Corinthians 10:7: "after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of"
Galatians 1:10: "For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek"
Galatians 3:1: "hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose"
Galatians 5:7: "did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?"
Galatians 5:10: "I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded:"
Philippians 1:6: " Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in"
Philippians 1:14: "brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold"
Philippians 1:25: "And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with"
Philippians 2:24: "But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come"
Philippians 3:3: "Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh."
Philippians 3:4: "If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:"
2 Thessalonians 3:4: "And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both"
2 Timothy 1:5: "mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also."
2 Timothy 1:12: "whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep"
Philemon 1:21: " Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also"
Hebrews 2:13: "And again, I will put my trust in him. And"
Hebrews 6:9: "But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany"

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