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παράκλησις, -εως, ἡ
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encouragement, comfort, consolation, appeal
a calling upon, exhortation, incitement, persuasion, Rom. 12:8; 1 Cor. 14:3; hortatory instruction, Acts 13:15; 15:31; entreaty, importunity, earnest supplication, 2 Cor. 8:4; solace, consolation, Lk. 2:25; Rom. 15:4, 5; 2 Cor. 1:3, 4, 5, 6, 7; cheering and supporting influence, Acts 9:31; joy, gladness, rejoicing, 2 Cor. 7:13; cheer, joy, enjoyment, Lk. 6:24

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Luke 2:25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting expectantly for the consolation (paraklēsin | παράκλησιν | acc sg fem) of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
Luke 6:24 “But, woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation (paraklēsin | παράκλησιν | acc sg fem).
Acts 4:36 And Joseph, who was surnamed Barnabas by the apostles (when translated means, “Son of Encouragement”) (paraklēseōs | παρακλήσεως | gen sg fem), a Levite, a Cypriot by race,
Acts 9:31 So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace; being built up, and walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort (paraklēsei | παρακλήσει | dat sg fem) of the Holy Spirit, it increased in number.
Acts 13:15 After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent a message to them, saying, “My brothers, if there is any among you with a word of encouragement (paraklēseōs | παρακλήσεως | gen sg fem) for the people, say it.”
Acts 15:31 And when they read it aloud, the people rejoiced at its encouragement (paraklēsei | παρακλήσει | dat sg fem).
Romans 12:8 if you have the gift of encouragement, then use it to encourage (paraklēsei | παρακλήσει | dat sg fem); if you are able to give, give generously; if your gift is leadership, lead with zeal; if it is showing mercy, then do it with cheerfulness.
Romans 15:4 For whatever was written at an earlier time was written for our instruction, that through endurance and the encouragement (paraklēseōs | παρακλήσεως | gen sg fem) of the scriptures we might have hope.
Romans 15:5 May the God of endurance and encouragement (paraklēseōs | παρακλήσεως | gen sg fem) enable you to live in harmony with one another, according to Christ Jesus,
1 Corinthians 14:3 On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their edification, encouragement (paraklēsin | παράκλησιν | acc sg fem), and consolation.
2 Corinthians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all encouragement (paraklēseōs | παρακλήσεως | gen sg fem),
2 Corinthians 1:4 who encourages us in all our troubles, so that we may be able to encourage those experiencing any trouble with the encouragement (paraklēseōs | παρακλήσεως | gen sg fem) with which we ourselves are encouraged by God.
2 Corinthians 1:5 For just as the sufferings of Christ overflow to us, so also does the encouragement (paraklēsis | παράκλησις | nom sg fem) we receive through Christ overflow.
2 Corinthians 1:6 If we are distressed, it is for your encouragement (paraklēseōs | παρακλήσεως | gen sg fem) and salvation; if we are encouraged, it is for your encouragement (paraklēseōs | παρακλήσεως | gen sg fem) that you experience in your patient endurance of the same sufferings that we also suffer.
2 Corinthians 1:7 And our hope for you is firm, because we know that as you share in our sufferings, so also you will share in our encouragement (paraklēseōs | παρακλήσεως | gen sg fem).
2 Corinthians 7:4 I have great confidence in you; I take great pride in you. I am filled with encouragement (paraklēsei | παρακλήσει | dat sg fem); I am overflowing with joy in all our distress.
2 Corinthians 7:7 And not only by his arrival but also by the encouragement (paraklēsei | παρακλήσει | dat sg fem) with which he was encouraged by you, as he reported to us your strong affection, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that I rejoiced more than ever.
2 Corinthians 7:13 Because of this we are encouraged. And in addition to our own encouragement (paraklēsei | παρακλήσει | dat sg fem), we rejoiced more than ever at the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by all of you.
2 Corinthians 8:4 begging us with great insistence (paraklēseōs | παρακλήσεως | gen sg fem) for the privilege of joining in this ministry to the saints.
2 Corinthians 8:17 because he not only accepted our request (paraklēsin | παράκλησιν | acc sg fem), but being very eager and acting on his own initiative, he is on his way to you.
Philippians 2:1 So if there is any encouragement (paraklēsis | παράκλησις | nom sg fem) in Christ, if any comfort from love, if any fellowship in the Spirit, if any affection and compassion,
1 Thessalonians 2:3 For our appeal (paraklēsis | παράκλησις | nom sg fem) was not based on deceit, nor did it rise from impure motives or by way of trickery,
2 Thessalonians 2:16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal encouragement (paraklēsin | παράκλησιν | acc sg fem) and good hope by grace,
1 Timothy 4:13 Until I come, be devoted to the reading of Scripture, to the exhortation (paraklēsei | παρακλήσει | dat sg fem), to the teaching.
Philemon 1:7 For I have derived much joy and encouragement (paraklēsin | παράκλησιν | acc sg fem) from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed by you.
Hebrews 6:18 so that through two unchangeable facts, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge might have strong incentive (paraklēsin | παράκλησιν | acc sg fem) to hold fast to the hope set before us.
Hebrews 12:5 And have you forgotten the word of encouragement (paraklēseōs | παρακλήσεως | gen sg fem) that speaks to you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor lose heart when corrected by him.
Hebrews 13:22 I appeal to you, brothers, bear with my word of exhortation (paraklēseōs | παρακλήσεως | gen sg fem), for in fact I have written to you briefly.