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The New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:  3985peira/zw
Original WordWord Origin
 peira/zw from (3984)
Transliterated WordPhonetic Spelling
 Peirazo pi-rad'-zo
Parts of SpeechTDNT
 Verb 6:23,822
  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.
 Translated Words
 KJV (39) - assay, 1; examine, 1; go about, 1; prove, 1; tempt, 29; tempter, 2; try, 4;

NAS (40) - did, 1; put, 1; put to the test, 2; tempt, 2; tempted, 13; tempter, 2; test, 6; tested, 2; testing, 7; tried, 2; trying, 2;

 Verse Count
1 Corinthians3
2 Corinthians1
1 Thessalonians1
1 Corinthians3
2 Corinthians1
1 Thessalonians1
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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 Peirazo". "The New Testament Greek Lexicon".


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