Entice, Enticing - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Entice, Enticing

[ A-1,Verb,G1185, deleazo ]
primarily, to lure by a bait" (from delear, "a bait"), is used metaphorically in James 1:14, of the "enticement" of lust; in 2 Peter 2:14, of seducers, RV, "enticing," for AV, "beguiling;" in 2 Peter 2:18, RV, "entice (in)," for AV, "allure (through)."

[ B-1,Adjective,G3981, peithos ]
"apt to persuade" (from peitho, "to persuade"), is used in 1 Corinthians 2:4, AV, "enticing," RV, "persuasive."

Note: In Colossians 2:4, pithanologia, "persuasive speech" (from pithanos, "persuasive, plausible," akin to the above, and logos, "speech"), is rendered "enticing" in the AV (RV, "persuasiveness of.") It signifies the employment of plausible arguments, in contrast to demonstration. Cp. eulogia, "fair speech," Romans 16:18, i.e., "nice style."

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