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Home > Lexicons > Greek Lexicon > Parabole

The New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:  3850parabolh/
Original WordWord Origin
 parabolh/ from (3846)
Transliterated WordPhonetic Spelling
 Parabole par-ab-ol-ay'
Parts of SpeechTDNT
 Noun Feminine 5:744,773
  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
 Translated Words
 KJV (50) - comparison, 1; figure, 2; parable, 46; proverb, 1;

NAS (50) - parable, 31; parables, 16; proverb, 1; symbol, 1; type, 1;

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Abbreviations Legend:
TDNT - Theological Dictionary of the New Testament;

Copyright Statement
The New Testament 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.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries. Copyright © 1981, 1998 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.

Bibliography Information
Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Parabole". "The New Testament Greek Lexicon".


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