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The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 3985 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
peiravzwfrom (3984)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
pi-rad'-zo Verb
  1. to try whether a thing can be done
    1. to attempt, endeavour
  2. to try, make trial of, test: for the purpose of ascertaining his quantity, or what he thinks, or how he will behave himself
    1. in a good sense
    2. in a bad sense, to test one maliciously, craftily to put to the proof his feelings or judgments
    3. to try or test one's faith, virtue, character, by enticement to sin
      1. to solicit to sin, to tempt 1c
    4. of the temptations of the devil
    5. after the OT usage
      1. of God: to inflict evils upon one in order to prove his character and the steadfastness of his faith
      2. men are said to tempt God by exhibitions of distrust, as though they wished to try whether he is not justly distrusted
      3. by impious or wicked conduct to test God's justice and patience, and to challenge him, as it were to give proof of his perfections.
King James Word Usage - Total: 39
tempt 29, try 4, tempter 2, prove 1, assay 1, examine 1, go about 1
KJV Verse Count
1 Corinthians3
2 Corinthians1
1 Thessalonians1

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 Peirazo". "The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon". .

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