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  #3868 παραιτέομαι paraiteomai {par-ahee-teh'-om-ahee}

 from G3844 and the middle voice of G0154; TDNT - 1:195,30; v

—Greek Word Study (Transliteration-Pronunciation Etymology & Grammar)

 1) to ask along side, beg to have near one
    1a) to obtain by entreaty
    1b) to beg from, to ask for, supplicate
 2) to avert by entreaty or seek to avert, to deprecate
    2a) to entreat that ... not
    2b) to refuse, decline
    2c) to shun, avoid
    2d) to avert displeasure by entreaty
        2d1) to beg pardon, crave indulgence, to excuse
        2d2) of one excusing himself for not accepting a wedding
             invitation to a feast

—Thayer's (New Testament Greek-English Lexicon)

From G3844 and the middle of G0154; to beg off, that is, deprecate, decline, shun:—avoid, (make) excuse, intreat, refuse, reject.

—Strong's (Greek Dictionary of the New Testament)

  • #3868.
  • παραιτε´ομαι
  • paraiteomai; from 3844 and 154; to beg from, to beg off:—
  • NASB - begged(1), excused(2), have nothing to do with(1), make excuses(1), refuse(4), refused(1), reject(1), requested(1).

—NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries

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 AV - refuse 5, excuse 2, make excuse 1, avoid 1, reject 1, intreat 1; 11
2 Timothy 2:23.
Luke 14:18.
Luke 14:18, 19.
Hebrews 12:25.
Hebrews 12:19.
Acts 25:11. 1 Timothy 4:7; 5:11. Hebrews 12:25.
Titus 3:10.

—Exhaustive Concordance (KJV Translation Frequency & Location)

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