8654 importunity, towards people
Boldness, urgency and persistence in appealing to others; seen in making requests of all kinds, presenting the gospel and giving Christian instruction; seen too in God’s patient and persistent pleading with people.
Making requests of others
Ge 19:3 Lot prevails on his angelic visitors to stay with him; Ge 39:10 Potiphar’s wife propositions Joseph; Nu 22:37 Balak summons Balaam; Jdg 14:16-17 Samson’s wife presses for the answer to his riddle; Jdg 16:6-16 Delilah nags Samson to know the secret of his strength; 2Ki 2:16-17 Elisha is requested to authorise a search for Elijah; Est 3:3-4 Royal officials plead with Mordecai; Est 8:3 Esther pleads with the king; Pr 19:7 A poor man pleads in vain with fair-weather friends; Jer 38:26 Jeremiah pleads with King Zedekiah; Lk 23:23 The crowds call for Jesus Christ to be crucified; Ac 12:16 Peter knocks on the door after his release from prison; Ac 25:3 The chief priests urge that Paul be taken to Jerusalem; 2Co 8:4 The Macedonian churches ask to share in the giving to God’s people; Php 4:2 Paul pleads with Euodia and Syntyche to agree.
Importunity in preaching the gospel
Persistence Ac 5:42
Urgent appeal Ac 2:40
Importunity in giving instruction
God’s persistent appeal
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