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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Beseech

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1: παρακαλέω

(Strong's #3870 — Verb — parakaleo — par-ak-al-eh'-o )

the most frequent word with this meaning, lit. denotes "to call to one's side," hence, "to call to one's aid." It is used for every kind of calling to a person which is meant to produce a particular effect, hence, with various meanings, such as "comfort, exhort, desire, call for," in addition to its significance "to beseech," which has a stronger force than aiteo (see ASK). See, e.g., the RV "besought" in Mark 5:18; Acts 8:31; 19:31; 1 Corinthians 16:12 . See CALL , No. 6, Note (2), COMFORT, DESIRE, EXHORT, INTREAT, PRAY.

2: ἐρωτάω

(Strong's #2065 — Verb — erotao — er-o-tah'-o )

often translated by the verb "to beseech," in the Gospels, is elsewhere rendered "beseech," in 1 Thessalonians 4:1; 5:12; 2 Thessalonians 2:1; 2 John 1:5 . See under ASK , No. 2.

3: δέομαι

(Strong's #1189 — Verb — deomai — deh'-om-ahee )

"to desire, to long for," usually representing the word "need," is sometimes translated "beseech," e.g., Luke 5:12; Acts 21:39; 2 Corinthians 10:2; Galatians 4:12 . It is used of prayer to God, in Matthew 9:38; Luke 10:2; 21:36; 22:32; Acts 4:31; 8:22,24; 10:2; Romans 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 3:10 . See PRAY , REQUEST.

Note: Proskuneo is wrongly rendered "besought" in the AV marg. of Matthew 18:26 . The word signifies "to worship."

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Beseech'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/b/beseech.html. 1940.

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