Bold, Boldness, Boldly - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Bold, Boldness, Boldly

[ A-1,Verb,G2292, tharreo ]
a later form of tharseo (See CHEER, COMFORT), is connected with thero, to be warm" (warmth of temperament being associated with confidence); hence, "to be confident, bold, courageous;" RV, invariably, "to be of good courage;" 2 Corinthians 5:6, 2 Corinthians 5:8 (AV, "to be confident"); 2 Corinthians 7:16 (AV, "to have confidence"); 2 Corinthians 10:1-2 (AV, "to be bold"); Hebrews 13:6, AV, "boldly;" RV, "with good courage" (lit., "being courageous"). See COURAGE.

[ A-2,Verb,G3955, parrhesiazomai ]
"to speak boldly, or freely," primarily had reference to speech (See B, below), but acquired the meaning of "being bold, or waxing bold," 1 Thessalonians 2:2; in Acts 13:46, RV, "spake out boldly" (the aorist participle here signifies "waxing bold"); Acts 9:27, Acts 9:29, "preached boldly (See also Acts 18:26; Acts 19:8); in Acts 26:26, "speak freely." See FREELY.

[ A-3,Verb,G5111, tolmao ]
signifies "to dare to do, or to bear, something terrible or difficult;" hence, "to be bold, to bear onself boldly, deal boldly;" it is translated "be bold" in 2 Corinthians 10:2, as contrasted with tharreo in verse 2 Corinthians 10:1, and the first line of verse 2, "shew courage" (See No. 1, above); in 2 Corinthians 10:12, RV, "are not bold to," for AV, "dare not make ourselves of." Tharreo denotes confidence in one's own powers, and has reference to character; tolmao denotes boldness in undertaking and has reference to manifestation (Thayer). See COURAGE, DARE.

[ A-4,Verb,G662, apotolmao ]
apo (intensive), with No. 3, means "to be very bold, to speak out boldly," and is used in Romans 10:20.

[ B-1,Noun,G3954, parrhesia ]
from pas, "all," rhesis, "speech" (See A, No. 2), denotes
(a), primarily, "freedom of speech, unreservedness of utterance," Acts 4:29, Acts 4:31; 2 Corinthians 3:12; 2 Corinthians 7:4; Philemon 1:8; or "to speak without ambiguity, plainly," John 10:24; or "without figures of speech," John 16:25;
(b) "the absence of fear in speaking boldly; hence, confidence, cheerful courage, boldness, without any connection necessarily with speech;" the RV has "boldness" in the following; Acts 4:13; Ephesians 3:12; 1 Timothy 3:13; Hebrews 3:6; Hebrews 4:16; Hebrews 10:19, Hebrews 10:35; 1 John 2:28; 1 John 3:21; 1 John 4:17; 1 John 5:14;
(c) the deportment by which one becomes conspicuous, John 7:4; John 11:54, acts openly, or secures publicity, Colossians 2:15. See CONFIDENCE, OPENLY, PLAINNESS.

[ C-1,Adverb,G5112, tolmeroteros ]
the comparative degree of tolmeros, means "the more boldly," Romans 15:15; in some texts, tolmeroteron. Cp. A, No. 3. Cp. tolmetes, "presumptuous," RV, "daring," 2 Peter 2:10.

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