The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 3986 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
peirasmoßfrom (3985)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
pi-ras-mos' Noun Masculine
  1. an experiment, attempt, trial, proving
    1. trial, proving: the trial made of you by my bodily condition, since condition served as to test the love of the Galatians toward Paul (Gal. 4:
    1. the trial of man's fidelity, integrity, virtue, constancy
      1. an enticement to sin, temptation, whether arising from the desires or from the outward circumstances
      2. an internal temptation to sin 1b
    2. of the temptation by which the devil sought to divert Jesus the Messiah from his divine errand
      1. of the condition of things, or a mental state, by which we are enticed to sin, or to a lapse from the faith and holiness
      2. adversity, affliction, trouble: sent by God and serving to test or prove one's character, faith, holiness
    3. temptation (i.e. trial) of God by men
      1. rebellion against God, by which his power and justice are, as it were, put to the proof and challenged to show themselves
NAS Word Usage - Total: 21
temptation 12, testing 2, trial 3, trials 4
NAS Verse Count
1 Corinthians1
1 Timothy1
1 Peter2
2 Peter1

Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Peirasmos". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.