G3850 παραβολή - Strong's Greek Lexicon Number

LSJ Gloss:
juxta-position, comparison
a parable, comparison
(a) a comparison, (b) a parable, often of those uttered by our Lord, (c) a proverb, an adage.
a similitude ("parable"), i.e. (symbolic) fictitious narrative (of common life conveying a moral), apothegm or adage
Derivation: from G3846;

KJV Usage: comparison, figure, parable, proverb.

παραβολή, -ῆς, ἡ
(< παραβάλλω), [in LXX (cf. McNeile, Mt., 185):
Refs Num.23:7, Deu.28:37, Psa.44:14, Pro.1:6, Eze.12:22, al.
(מָשַׁל), Sir.47:17 (חִידָה), al. mutt. in Sir, Wis.5:3 ;]
__1. a placing beside, juxtaposition (Polyb., al.).
__2. a comparing, comparison (Plat., Arist., al.).
__3. a comparison, illustration, analogy, figure (Arist., al.) :
Refs Mat.24:32, Mrk.3:23, Heb.9:9 11:19
; specif. of the pictures and narratives drawn from nature and human life which are characteristic of the synoptic teaching of our Lord, a parable:
Refs Mat.13:3, 10 Mrk.4:2, 10, Luk.8:4, 9-11, al.
; with genitive ref.,
Refs Mat.13:18, 36

__4 4 Like Heb. מָשַׁל (
Refs 1Ki.10:12, Pro.1:6, Sir.3:29, al.
), = παροιμία, a proverb or gnomic saying:
Refs Luk.4:23 5:36 6:39

SYN.: παροιμία (see Abbott, Essays, 82 ff.) (AS)
1) a placing of one thing by the side of another, juxtaposition, as of ships in battle
2) metaph.
2a) a comparing, comparison of one thing with another, likeness, similitude
2b) an example by which a doctrine or precept is illustrated
2c) a narrative, fictitious but agreeable to the laws and usages of human life, by which either the duties of men or the things of God, particularly the nature and history of God's kingdom are figuratively portrayed
2d) a parable: an earthly story with a heavenly meaning
3) a pithy and instructive saying, involving some likeness or comparison and having preceptive or admonitory force
3a) an aphorism, a maxim
4) a proverb
5) an act by which one exposes himself or his possessions to danger, a venture, a risk

From G3846; a similitude (“parable”), that is, (symbolically) fictitious narrative (of common life conveying a moral), apoth gm or adage

KJV Usage: comparison, figure, parable, proverb.

View how G3850 παραβολή is used in the Bible

First 30 of 50 occurrences of G3850 παραβολή

Matthew 13:3 parables,
Matthew 13:10 parables?
Matthew 13:13 parables:
Matthew 13:18 the parable
Matthew 13:24 parable
Matthew 13:31 parable
Matthew 13:33 parable
Matthew 13:34 parables;
Matthew 13:34 a parable
Matthew 13:35 parables;
Matthew 13:36 the meaning of the parable
Matthew 13:53 parables,
Matthew 15:15 parable.
Matthew 21:33 parable:
Matthew 21:45 parables,
Matthew 22:1 parables,
Matthew 24:32 a parable
Mark 3:23 parables,
Mark 4:2 parables,
Mark 4:10 the parable.
Mark 4:11 parables:
Mark 4:13 parable?
Mark 4:13 parables?
Mark 4:30 comparison
Mark 4:33 parables
Mark 4:34 a parable
Mark 7:17 the parable.
Mark 12:1 parables.
Mark 12:12 the parable
Mark 13:28 a parable

Distinct usage

9 a parable
8 parable
6 parables,
3 the parable
3 parables;
2 parables?
2 parables:
2 the parable.
2 parable;
1 parable.
1 parable:
1 parable?
1 comparison
1 parables
1 parables.
1 a parable:
1 a parable,
1 a parable;
1 a figure.
1 proverb,
1 was a figure
1 the meaning of the parable

Corresponding Hebrew Words

parabole H4911 mashal

Related words

G3850 παραβολή

G3846 παραβάλλω

From G3844 and G906; to throw alongside, that is, (reflexively) to reach a place, or (figuratively) to liken

KJV Usage: arrive, compare.