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Strong's #1185 - δελεάζω

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  1. to bait, catch by a bait
  2. metaph. to beguile by blanishments, allure, entice, deceive
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KJV (3)
James 1
2 Peter 2
NAS (3)
James 1
2 Peter 2
HCS (3)
James 1
2 Peter 2
BSB (3)
James 1
2 Peter 2
ESV (3)
James 1
2 Peter 2
WEB (3)
James 1
2 Peter 2
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions



I entice or catch by a bait, τὴν γραῦν δ. λεπαστῇ Antiph. 45, cf. Hdn. 2.15.3; δ. τινὰς ἐπὶ πλεονεξίαν Onos. 6.10: Pass., γαστρὶ δελεάζεσθαι X. Mem. 2.1.4, cf. Isoc. 8.34, Epicur. Sent. Vat. 16, Phld. Lib. p.14O.; ῥᾳστώνῃ καὶ σχολῇ D. 18.45; ὑπὸ χρημάτων, ὑπὸ τῆς ἡδονῆς, Luc. Apol. 9, Jul. Or. 6.185a.

II c. acc. cogn., νῶτον ὑὸς περὶ ἄγκιστρον δ. put it on the hook as a bait, Hdt. 2.70; but δ. ἄγκιστρον ἰσχάδι bait it with a fig, Luc. Pisc. 47; δ. ἄγκιστρον ἐπ' ἄλλους to catch others. ib. 48.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

δελεάζω; (present passive δελεάζομαι); (δέλεαρ a bait);

1. properly, to bait, catch by a bait: Xenophon, mem. 2, 1, 4, et al.

2. as often in secular authors, metaphorically, to beguile by blandishments, allure, entice, deceive: τινα, 2 Peter 2:14, 18; James 1:14, on this passage cf. Philo, quod omn. prob. book § 22.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(< δέλεαρ , a bait),

to allure by a bait: metaph., to allure, entice: c. acc, 2 Peter 2:14; 2 Peter 2:18; pass., James 1:14.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
δελεαζομενος δελεαζόμενος δελεαζοντες δελεάζοντες δελεαζουσιν δελεάζουσιν deleazomenos deleazómenos deleazontes deleázontes deleazousin deleázousin
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