Encourage, Encouragement - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Encourage, Encouragement

[ A-1,Verb,G4389, protrepo ]
to urge forward, persuade," is used in Acts 18:27 in the Middle Voice, RV, "encouraged," indicating their particular interest in giving Apollos the "encouragement" mentioned; the AV, "exhorting," wrongly connects the verb.

[ A-2,Verb,G3888, paramutheomai ]
from para, "with," and muthos, "counsel, advice," is translated "encouraging" in 1 Thessalonians 2:11, RV, and "encourage" in 1 Thessalonians 5:14, RV, there signifying to stimulate to the discharge of the ordinary duties of life. In John 11:19, John 11:31, it means "to comfort." See COMFORT. Cp. the nouns paramuthia, 1 Corinthians 14:3, and paramuthion, Philippians 2:1, "comfort."

[ B-1,Noun,G3874, paraklesis ]
"a calling to one's aid" (para, "by the side," kaleo, "to call"), then, "an exhortation, encouragement," is translated "encouragement" in Hebrews 6:18, RV, for AV, "consolation;" it is akin to parakaleo, "to beseeach or exhort, encourage, comfort," and parakletos, "a paraclete or advocate." See COMFORT, CONSOLATION, EXHORTATION, INTREATY.

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