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The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   3850 Browse Lexicon 
Original WordWord Origin
paraboleuvomaifrom (3846)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
par-ab-ol-ay'   Noun Feminine
  1. a placing of one thing by the side of another, juxtaposition, as of ships in battle
  2. metaph.
    1. a comparing, comparison of one thing with another, likeness, similitude
    2. an example by which a doctrine or precept is illustrated
    3. 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
    4. 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
    1. an aphorism, a maxim
  4. a proverb
  5. an act by which one exposes himself or his possessions to danger, a venture, a risk
 King James Word Usage - Total: 50
parable 46, figure 2, comparison 1, proverb 1
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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 Parabole". "The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon". .

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