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To pray is to Appeal, apply or ask.

The word to pray is defined as an "address a solemn request or expression of thanks to a deity or other object of worship."

From the Latin precari ‘entreat.’ "ask someone earnestly or anxiously to do something".

In the New Testament we see the word prayer from proseuchomai[1] meaning to solemnly request something for an advantage from an authority which has the power to grant benefits.

An application is "a formal request to an authority for something."

Who should you be applying to, or appealing for aid from or asking for benefits from?

Should that be our Father in heaven or the Fathers of the earth?

Should we pray for our daily bread to the God of Creation or the "gods many" of the world?

What is the difference between a house of prayer[2] and one of plunder or thieves?[3]

There is another word we see translated pray which is deomai[4] which we see in Luke 22:32. comes from the word deo meaning "to bind tie, fasten". The Book of Luke is the only gospel where this word appears and in Luke 22 we see Luke also using proseuchomai.

Whomever you pray to, whether it be the God of heaven or he gods and fathers of the earth you are bound by those prayers.

In the Bible, we see the word used many times but translated from many different words.

The Greek word proseuchomai [5] as a verb appears some 80+ times.[6]

Basically a prayer is an application for help from God or gods. Their are gods many according to Paul. We are to pray to our Father in Heaven and not the Fathers of the earth. We certainly should not be praying to the governments of the world for their benefits because they are Benefactors who exercise authority one over the other.

Such Covetous Practices would make Merchandise of us and curse our children with debt.

Another word parakaleo [7] appears over a hundred times [8] but only 6 times as pray but 43 times as beseech and also as desire.

So just the desire or application for the possibility of benefits is a form of prayer.

We see the same thing in a less used word of deomai [9] and erotao [10] appearing some 58 times in the Bible. [11]

Other words like euchomai [12] appearing only 7 times [13] denotes prayer as just wishing for something.


  1. 4336 ~προσεύχομαι~ proseuchomai \@pros-yoo’-khom-ahee\@ from 4314 pros "to the advantage of" or for an advantage and 2172 euchomai "To wish", request or apply for; v AV-pray 83, make prayer 3, pray for 1; 87
    1) to offer prayers, to pray
  2. 4336 ~προσεύχομαι~ proseuchomai \@pros-yoo’-khom-ahee\@ from 4314 pros "to the advantage of" or for an advantage and 2172 euchomai "To wish", request or apply for; v AV-pray 83, make prayer 3, pray for 1; 87
    1) to offer prayers, to pray
  3. Matthew 21:13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves[plunderer].
    Mark 11:17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves[plunderer].
    Luke 19:46 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves[plunderer].
  4. 1189 ~δέομαι~ deomai \@deh’-om-ahee\@ middle voice of 1210; TDNT-2:40,144; {See TDNT 176} v AV-pray 12, beseech 9, make request 1; 22
    1) to want, lack
    2) to desire, long for
    3) to ask, beg
    3a) the thing asked for
    3b) to pray, make supplications
    For Synonyms see entry 5802
  5. 4336 ~προσεύχομαι~ proseuchomai \@pros-yoo’-khom-ahee\@ from 4314 and 2172; v AV-pray 83, make prayer 3, pray for 1; 87 1) to offer prayers, to pray
  6. Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray <4336> for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
    Matthew 6:5 And when thou prayest <4336>, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray <4336> standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
    Matthew 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest <4336>, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray <4336> to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
    Matthew 6:7 But when ye pray <4336>, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
    Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray <4336> ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
    Matthew 14:23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray <4336>: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.
    Matthew 19:13 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray <4336>: and the disciples rebuked them.
    Matthew 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make <4336> long prayer <4336>: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
    Matthew 24:20 But pray ye <4336> that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
    Matthew 26:36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray <4336> yonder.
    Matthew 26:39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed <4336>, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
    Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray <4336>, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
    Matthew 26:42 He went away again the second time, and prayed <4336>, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
    Matthew 26:44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed <4336> the third time, saying the same words.
    Mark 1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed <4336>.
    Mark 6:46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray <4336>.
    Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray <4336>, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
    Mark 11:25 And when ye stand praying <4336>, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
    Mark 12:40 Which devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make <4336> long prayers <4336>: these shall receive greater damnation.
    Mark 13:18 And pray ye <4336> that your flight be not in the winter.
    Mark 13:33 Take ye heed, watch and pray <4336>: for ye know not when the time is.
    Mark 14:32 And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray <4336>.
    Mark 14:35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed <4336> that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
    Mark 14:38 Watch ye and pray <4336>, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
    Mark 14:39 And again he went away, and prayed <4336>, and spake the same words.
    Luke 1:10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying <4336> without at the time of incense.
    Luke 3:21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying <4336>, the heaven was opened,
    Luke 5:16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed <4336>.
    Luke 6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray <4336>, and continued all night in prayer to God.
    Luke 6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray <4336> for them which despitefully use you.
    Luke 9:18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying <4336>, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?
    Luke 9:28 And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray <4336>.
    Luke 9:29 And as he prayed <4336>, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.
    Luke 11:1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying <4336> in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray <4336>, as John also taught his disciples.
    Luke 11:2 And he said unto them, When ye pray <4336>, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
    Luke 18:1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray <4336>, and not to faint;
    Luke 18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray <4336>; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
    Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed <4336> thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
    Luke 20:47 Which devour widows’ houses, and for a shew make <4336> long prayers <4336>: the same shall receive greater damnation.
    Luke 22:40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray <4336> that ye enter not into temptation.
    Luke 22:41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed <4336>,
    Luke 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed <4336> more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
    Luke 22:46 And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray <4336>, lest ye enter into temptation.
    Acts 1:24 And they prayed <4336>, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,
    Acts 6:6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed <4336>, they laid their hands on them.
    Acts 8:15 Who, when they were come down, prayed <4336> for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
    Acts 9:11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth <4336>,
    Acts 9:40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed <4336>; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
    Acts 10:9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray <4336> about the sixth hour:
    Acts 10:30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed <4336> in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,
    Acts 11:5 I was in the city of Joppa praying <4336>: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me:
    Acts 12:12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying <4336>.
    Acts 13:3 And when they had fasted and prayed <4336>, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
    Acts 14:23 And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed <4336> with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.
    Acts 16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed <4336>, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
    Acts 20:36 And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed <4336> with them all.
    Acts 21:5 And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed <4336>.
    Acts 22:17 And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed <4336> in the temple, I was in a trance;
    Acts 28:8 And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed <4336>, and laid his hands on him, and healed him.
    Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for <4336> as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
    1 Corinthians 11:4 Every man praying <4336> or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.
    1 Corinthians 11:5 But every woman that prayeth <4336> or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
    1 Corinthians 11:13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray <4336> unto God uncovered?
    1 Corinthians 14:13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray <4336> that he may interpret.
    1 Corinthians 14:14 For if I pray <4336> in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth <4336>, but my understanding is unfruitful.
    1 Corinthians 14:15 What is it then? I will pray <4336> with the spirit, and I will pray <4336> with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
    Ephesians 6:18 Praying <4336> always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
    Philippians 1:9 And this I pray <4336>, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
    Colossians 1:3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying <4336> always for you,
    Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray <4336> for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
    Colossians 4:3 Withal praying <4336> also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
    1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray <4336> without ceasing.
    1 Thessalonians 5:25 Brethren, pray <4336> for us.
    2 Thessalonians 1:11 Wherefore also we pray <4336> always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:
    2 Thessalonians 3:1 Finally, brethren, pray <4336> for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:
    1 Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray <4336> every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
    Hebrews 13:18 Pray <4336> for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.
    James 5:13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray <4336>. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
    James 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray <4336> over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
    James 5:17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed <4336> earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
    James 5:18 And he prayed <4336> again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
    Jude 1:20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying <4336> in the Holy Ghost,
  7. 3870 ~παρακαλέω~ parakaleo \@par-ak-al-eh’-o\@ from 3844 and 2564; v AV-beseech 43, comfort 23, exhort 21, desire 8, pray 6, intreat 3, misc 4, vr besought 1; 109 1) to call to one’s side, call for, summon 2) to address, speak to, (call to, call upon), which may be done in the way of exhortation, entreaty, comfort, instruction, etc. 2a) to admonish, exhort 2b) to beg, entreat, beseech 2b1) to strive to appease by entreaty 2c) to console, to encourage and strengthen by consolation, to comfort 2c1) to receive consolation, be comforted 2d) to encourage, strengthen 2e) exhorting and comforting and encouraging 2f) to instruct, teach
  8. Matthew 2:18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted <3870>, because they are not.
    Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted <3870>.
    Matthew 8:5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching <3870> him,
    Matthew 8:31 So the devils besought <3870> him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
    Matthew 8:34 And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought <3870> him that he would depart out of their coasts.
    Matthew 14:36 And besought <3870> him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
    Matthew 18:29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought <3870> him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
    Matthew 18:32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst <3870> me:
    Matthew 26:53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray <3870> to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
    Mark 1:40 And there came a leper to him, beseeching <3870> him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
    Mark 5:10 And he besought <3870> him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
    Mark 5:12 And all the devils besought <3870> him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
    Mark 5:17 And they began to pray <3870> him to depart out of their coasts.
    Mark 5:18 And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed <3870> him that he might be with him.
    Mark 5:23 And besought <3870> him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
    Mark 6:56 And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought <3870> him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.
    Mark 7:32 And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech <3870> him to put his hand upon him.
    Mark 8:22 And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought <3870> him to touch him.
    Luke 3:18 And many other things in his exhortation <3870> preached he unto the people.
    Luke 7:4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought <3870> him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
    Luke 8:31 And they besought <3870> <3870> him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.
    Luke 8:32 And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought <3870> him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.
    Luke 8:41 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, and besought <3870> him that he would come into his house:
    Luke 15:28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated <3870> him.
    Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise : : Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted <3870>, and thou art tormented.
    Acts 2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort <3870>, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
    Acts 8:31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired <3870> Philip that he would come up and sit with him.
    Acts 9:38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring <3870> him that he would not delay to come to them.
    Acts 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted <3870> them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.
    Acts 13:42 And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought <3870> that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.
    Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them <3870> to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
    Acts 15:32 And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted <3870> the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.
    Acts 16:9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed <3870> him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.
    Acts 16:15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought <3870> us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.
    Acts 16:39 And they came and besought <3870> them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city.
    Acts 16:40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted <3870> them, and departed.
    Acts 19:31 And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring <3870> him that he would not adventure himself into the theatre.
    Acts 20:2 And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation <3870>, he came into Greece,
    Acts 20:12 And they brought the young man alive, and were <3870> not a little comforted <3870>.
    Acts 21:12 And when we heard these things, both we, and they of that place, besought <3870> him not to go up to Jerusalem.
    Acts 24:4 Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray <3870> thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words.
    Acts 25:2 Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and besought <3870> him,
    Acts 27:33 And while the day was coming on, Paul besought <3870> them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing.
    Acts 27:34 Wherefore I pray <3870> you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.
    Acts 28:14 Where we found brethren, and were desired <3870> to tarry with them seven days: and so we went toward Rome.
    Acts 28:20 For this cause therefore have I called <3870> for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.
    Romans 12:1 I beseech <3870> you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
    Romans 12:8 Or he that exhorteth <3870>, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
    Romans 15:30 Now I beseech <3870> you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;
    Romans 16:17 Now I beseech <3870> you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
    1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech <3870> you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
    1 Corinthians 4:13 Being defamed, we intreat <3870>: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.
    1 Corinthians 4:16 Wherefore I beseech <3870> you, be ye followers of me.
    1 Corinthians 14:31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted <3870>.
    1 Corinthians 16:12 As touching our brother Apollos, I <3870> greatly desired <3870> him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.
    1 Corinthians 16:15 I beseech <3870> you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
    2 Corinthians 1:4 Who comforteth <3870> us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort <3870> them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we <3870> ourselves are comforted <3870> of God.
    2 Corinthians 1:6 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted <3870>, it is for your consolation and salvation.
    2 Corinthians 2:7 So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort <3870> him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
    2 Corinthians 2:8 Wherefore I beseech <3870> you that ye would confirm your love toward him.
    2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech <3870> you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
    2 Corinthians 6:1 We <3870> then, as workers together with him, beseech <3870> you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
    2 Corinthians 7:6 Nevertheless God, that comforteth <3870> those that are cast down, comforted <3870> us by the coming of Titus;
    2 Corinthians 7:7 And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted <3870> in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
    2 Corinthians 7:13 Therefore we were comforted <3870> in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all.
    2 Corinthians 8:6 Insomuch that we desired <3870> Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.
    2 Corinthians 9:5 Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort <3870> the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready, as a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness.
    2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul myself beseech <3870> you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:
    2 Corinthians 12:8 For this thing I besought <3870> the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
    2 Corinthians 12:18 I desired <3870> Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in the same steps?
    2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort <3870>, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
    Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech <3870> you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
    Ephesians 6:22 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort <3870> your hearts.
    Philippians 4:2 I beseech <3870> Euodias, and beseech <3870> Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.
    Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted <3870>, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
    Colossians 4:8 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort <3870> your hearts;
    1 Thessalonians 2:11 As ye know how we exhorted <3870> and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,
    1 Thessalonians 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort <3870> you concerning your faith:
    1 Thessalonians 3:7 Therefore, brethren, we were comforted <3870> over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:
    1 Thessalonians 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort <3870> you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
    1 Thessalonians 4:10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech <3870> you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;
    1 Thessalonians 4:18 Wherefore comfort <3870> one another with these words.
    1 Thessalonians 5:11 Wherefore comfort <3870> yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
    1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort <3870> you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
    2 Thessalonians 2:17 Comfort <3870> your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
    2 Thessalonians 3:12 Now them that are such we command and exhort <3870> by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
    1 Timothy 1:3 As I besought <3870> thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
    1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort <3870> therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
    1 Timothy 5:1 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat <3870> him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;
    1 Timothy 6:2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort <3870>.
    2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort <3870> with all longsuffering and doctrine.
    Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort <3870> and to convince the gainsayers.
    Titus 2:6 Young men likewise exhort <3870> to be sober minded.
    Titus 2:15 These things speak, and exhort <3870>, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
    Philemon 1:9 Yet for love’s sake I <3870> rather beseech <3870> thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.
    Philemon 1:10 I beseech <3870> thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:
    Hebrews 3:13 But exhort <3870> one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
    Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting <3870> one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
    Hebrews 13:19 But I beseech <3870> you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
    Hebrews 13:22 And I beseech <3870> you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.
    1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech <3870> you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
    1 Peter 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort <3870>, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
    1 Peter 5:12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting <3870>, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.
    Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort <3870> you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
  9. 1189 ~δέομαι~ deomai \@deh’-om-ahee\@ middle voice of 1210; v AV-pray 12, beseech 9, make request 1; 22 1) to want, lack 2) to desire, long for 3) to ask, beg 3a) the thing asked for 3b) to pray, make supplications
  10. 2065 ~ἐρωτάω~ erotao \@er-o-tah’-o\@ apparently from 2046 cf 2045; v AV-ask 23, beseech 14, pray 14, desire 6, intreat 1; 58 1) to question 2) to ask 2a) to request, entreat, beg, beseech
  11. Matthew 15:23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought <2065> him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
    Matthew 16:13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked <2065> his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
    Matthew 21:24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask <2065> you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.
    Mark 4:10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked <2065> of him the parable.
    Mark 7:26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought <2065> him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
    Luke 4:38 And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon’s house. And Simon’s wife’s mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought <2065> him for her.
    Luke 5:3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed <2065> him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
    Luke 7:3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching <2065> him that he would come and heal his servant.
    Luke 7:36 And one of the Pharisees desired <2065> him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat.
    Luke 8:37 Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought <2065> him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.
    Luke 9:45 But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask <2065> him of that saying.
    Luke 11:37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought <2065> him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.
    Luke 14:18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray <2065> thee have me excused.
    Luke 14:19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray <2065> thee have me excused.
    Luke 14:32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth <2065> conditions of peace.
    Luke 16:27 Then he said, I pray <2065> thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
    Luke 19:31 And if any man ask <2065> you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.
    Luke 20:3 And he answered and said unto them, I will <2065> also ask <2065> you one thing; and answer me:
    Luke 22:68 And if I also ask <2065> you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go.
    John 1:19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask <2065> him, Who art thou?
    John 1:21 And they asked <2065> him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
    John 1:25 And they asked <2065> him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?
    John 4:31 In the mean while his disciples prayed <2065> him, saying, Master, eat.
    John 4:40 So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought <2065> him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.
    John 4:47 When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought <2065> him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
    John 5:12 Then asked they <2065> him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?
    John 8:7 So when they continued asking <2065> him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
    John 9:2 And his disciples asked <2065> him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
    John 9:15 Then again the Pharisees also asked <2065> him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see.
    John 9:19 And they asked <2065> them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see?
    John 9:21 But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask <2065> him: he shall speak for himself.
    John 9:23 Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask <2065> him.
    John 12:21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired <2065> him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
    John 14:16 And I will pray <2065> the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
    John 16:5 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh <2065> me, Whither goest thou?
    John 16:19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask <2065> him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me?
    John 16:23 And in that day ye shall ask <2065> me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
    John 16:26 At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray <2065> the Father for you:
    John 16:30 Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask <2065> thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.
    John 17:9 I pray <2065> for them: I pray <2065> not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
    John 17:15 I pray <2065> not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
    John 17:20 Neither pray I <2065> for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
    John 18:19 The high priest then asked <2065> Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.
    John 19:31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought <2065> Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
    John 19:38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought <2065> Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.
    Acts 3:3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked <2065> an alms.
    Acts 10:48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they <2065> him to tarry certain days.
    Acts 16:39 And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired <2065> them to depart out of the city.
    Acts 18:20 When they desired <2065> him to tarry longer time with them, he consented not;
    Acts 23:18 So he took him, and brought him to the chief captain, and said, Paul the prisoner called me unto him, and prayed me <2065> to bring this young man unto thee, who hath something to say unto thee.
    Acts 23:20 And he said, The Jews have agreed to desire <2065> thee that thou wouldest bring down Paul to morrow into the council, as though they would enquire somewhat of him more perfectly.
    Philippians 4:3 And I intreat <2065> thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.
    1 Thessalonians 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech <2065> you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
    1 Thessalonians 5:12 And we beseech <2065> you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
    2 Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech <2065> you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
    1 John 5:16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray <2065> for it.
    2 John 1:5 And now I beseech <2065> thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
  12. 2171 ~εὐχή~ euche \@yoo-khay’\@ from 2172; TDNT-2:775,279; {See TDNT 277} n f AV-vow 2, prayer 1; 3
    1) a prayer to God
    2) a vow
    For Synonyms see entry 5883
  13. Acts 26:29 And Paul said, I would <2172> to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.
    Acts 27:29 Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished <2172> for the day.
    Romans 9:3 For I could wish <2172> that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
    2 Corinthians 13:7 Now I pray <2172> to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.
    2 Corinthians 13:9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish <2172>, even your perfection.
    ames 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray <2172> one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
    3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish <2172> above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

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