134. THE SYNONYMOUS WORDS
- THE VERB
- euchomai = to speak out, utter aloud. Hence,
to wish or vow (Acts 26:29. 2Cor. 13:7. Jas. 5:16).
- proseuchomai. No. 1 with
104. xv) prefixed = to pray to. It is restricted to prayer to God
in N.T. First occ. in Matt. 5:44.
- erotao = to ask or request a person to
do (rarely to give) something : thus differing from No. 4 below.
- aiteo = to ask for something to be given (not
done, as No. 3). Commonly used of an inferior addressing a superior.
- deomai = to want, lack, or need; then, to make
known one's need; hence, to supplicate, beseech.
- parakaleo = to call aside, appeal to (by way
of exhortation, entreaty, comfort, or instruction).
- THE NOUN
- euche = a prayer (to God); also, a vow made to
- proseuche = No. 1 with pros (Ap. 104.
xv, prefixed). The word is quite common in the Papyri though in
the N.T. it is restricted to prayer offered to God, having regard to the
power of Him Who is invoked and giving prominence to personal devotion.
Also used of a place of prayer (Acts 16:31).
- deesis = a petition for a special object having
regard to our necessity rather than to God's sufficiency to supply it:
giving prominence to personal need. In Byzantine Greek it
was used of a written petition (as in Eng.)
- enteuxis = confiding access to God, giving prominence
to childlike confidence in prayer. Occ. only 1Tim. 2:1; 4:5.
- attema = a specific petition for a particular
thing, cp. No. I. 4. Occurs only in Luke 23:24. Phil. 4:6.
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