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.
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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