1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
paraklésis: a calling to one's aid, i.e. encouragement, comfort
Strong’s number: G3874 (added)
Original Word: παράκλησις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech:Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (par-ak'-lay-sis)
Definition: a calling to one's aid, encouragement, comfort
Usage: a calling for, summons, hence: (a) exhortation, (b) entreaty, (c) encouragement, joy, gladness, (d) consolation, comfort.
Cognate: 3874 paráklēsis – properly, a call (urging), done by someone "close beside," i.e. a personal exhortation that delivers the "evidence that stands up in God's court."
[3874 (paráklēsis) is cognate with 3875/paráklētos ("legal advocate") and thus has legal overtones.]
3874 (paráklēsis) is an "intimate call" that someone personally gives to deliver God's verdict, i.e. "the close-call" that reveals how the Lord weighs in the relevant facts (evidence). 3874/paráklēsis ("holy urging") is used of the Lord directly motivating and inspiring believers to carry out His plan, delivering His particular message to someone else. The core-meaning of 3874 /paráklēsis ("personal urging") is shaped by the individual context, so it can refer to: exhortation, warning, encouragement (comfort), etc.
elpizó: to expect, to hope (for)
Strong’s number: G1679 (added)
Original Word: ἐλπίζω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (el-pid'-zo)
Definition: to expect, to hope (for)
Usage: I hope, hope for, expect, trust.
Cognate: 1679 elpízō (from 1680 /elpís, "hope") – to hope, actively waiting for God's fulfillment about the faith He has inbirted through the power of His love (cf. Gal 5:6 with Heb 11:1). See 1680(elpis).
These are just but a few scriptural verses and passages that speak of encouragement and hope from the inspired word of God (Acts 14:21-22, Hebrews 4:12-16, Romans 8:22-25, Romans 12:9-13, Romans 15:5-13 NASB, 1 Corinthians 9:10, 1 Corinthians 13:13, Colossians 3:1-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 NASB, 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13, 1 Thessalonians 4:13:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17, 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5, 1 Timothy 2:1-5 KJV, Hebrews 6:13-20 NASB, Hebrews 12:1-14, Jude 1:17-25 NASB).
In Acts 15:1-35 James the Lord’s brother through the Holy Spirit encouraged the gentile brethren to abstain from the things that are polluted from idols, and from sexual immortality, and from what has been strangled and blood. They were told that if you keep yourselves from these things that they will do well. A letter was written to inform the Lord’s churches of this judgement, since some of the men that came down from Judea, were teaching the gentile brethren that they were to be saved they also needed to be circumcised.
In Romans 5:1-5 the Apostle Paul through the Holy Spirit tells us that since we have been justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ and that we have access by faith to which we stand, and we rejoice in the glory of God, not only that we rejoice in our sufferings knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
In Romans 15:4, the Apostle Paul through the Holy Spirit tells us that “For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”
hupomoné: a remaining behind, a patient enduring
Strong’s Number G5281(added)
Original Word: ὑπομονή, ῆς, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (hoop-om-on-ay')
Definition: a remaining behind, a patient enduring
Usage: endurance, steadfastness, patient waiting for..
5281 hypomonḗ (from 5259 /hypó, "under" and 3306 /ménō, "remain, endure") – properly, remaining under, endurance; steadfastness, especially as God enables the believer to "remain (endure) under" the challenges He allots in life.
In 1 Corinthians 2:5-9 NASB the Apostle Paul through the Holy Spirit tells us that us about the wisdom from God.
In 1 Corinthians 2:10-16 NASB the Apostle Paul through the Holy Spirit tells us about the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit) so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.
The Apostle Paul and Timothy through the Holy Spirit tells encourages us in Colossians 1:1-14 NASB we have been delivered from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, and the forgiveness of sins.
In Philippians 2:1-18 NASB the Apostle Paul through the Holy Spirit tells that “If there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,” We need to humble ourselves without grumbling or disputing so we can be approved without blame and be innocent children of God without reproach appearing as lights in the world in the midst among the crooked and perverse generation holding fast the word of life.
Strong’s number: G299 (added)
Original Word: ἄμωμος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Definition: amomum (a fragrant plant of India)
Usage: blameless, without blemish, unblemished, faultless.
299 ámōmos (an adjective, derived from 1 /A "not" and 3470/mṓmos, "blemish") – properly, unblemished, without spot or blot (blight); (figuratively) morally, spiritually blameless, unblemished from the marring effects of sin.
In Hebrews 3:12-14 the Hebrews writer through the Holy Spirit tells us that if there any of us that have an unbelieving heart or an evil heart (Matthew 12:35, Matthew 15:16-20) leading you to fall away from the Living God. But encourage one another each day, as long as it is called “today” so that none of us would not be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our confidence until the end (Revelation 2:10, Revelation 3:10-11).
In Hebrews 10:19-22 the Hebrews writer through the Holy Spirit encourages us by telling us since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
plérophoria: full assurance
Strong’s number: G4135 (added)
Original Word: πληροφορία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (play-rof-or-ee'-ah)
Definition: full assurance
Usage: full assurance, conviction, confidence.
Cognate: 4136 plērophoría – properly, full carry-through ("fully come to bear"). See 4135 (plērophoreō).
In Hebrews 10:23-25 the Hebrews writer through the Holy Spirit tells us that we need to hold fast the confession of our hope, the confession that we confessed that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God and was baptized, and through Him we will be saved as long as we love one another and seek to do good works and not neglecting to meet together with our brothers and sisters in the body on the Lord’s day, but encouraging one another.
39 But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.
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