Bible Verses Related to Persuasiveness

374 anapeiyw anapeitho an-ap-i’-tho
from 303 and 3982; ; v
AV-persuade 1; 1
1) to stir up by persuasion, to solicit, incite
  • Acts 18:13 Saying, This fellow persuadeth <374> men to worship God contrary to the law.

3982 peiyw peitho pi’-tho
a primary verb; TDNT-6:1,818; v
AV-persuade 22, trust 8, obey 7, have confidence 6, believe 3, be confident 2, misc. 7; 55
1) persuade
1a) to persuade, i.e. to induce one by words to believe
1b) to make friends of, to win one’s favour, gain one’s good will, or to seek to win one, strive to please one
1c) to tranquillise
1d) to persuade unto i.e. move or induce one to persuasion to do something
2) be persuaded
2a) to be persuaded, to suffer one’s self to be persuaded; to be induced to believe: to have faith: in a thing
2a1) to believe
2a2) to be persuaded of a thing concerning a person
2b) to listen to, obey, yield to, comply with
3) to trust, have confidence, be confident
  • Matthew 27:20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded <3982> the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
  • Matthew 27:43 He trusted <3982> in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
  • Matthew 28:14 And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade <3982> him, and secure you.
  • Mark 10:24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust <3982> in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
  • Luke 11:22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted <3982>, and divideth his spoils.
  • Luke 16:31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded <3982>, though one rose from the dead.
  • Luke 18:9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted <3982> in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
  • Luke 20:6 But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded <3982> that John was a prophet.
  • Acts 5:36 For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed <3982> him, were scattered, and brought to nought.
  • Acts 5:37 After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also perished; and all,even as many as obeyed <3982> him, were dispersed.
  • Acts 5:40 And to him they agreed <3982>: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
  • Acts 12:20 And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and, having made <3982>Blastus the king’s chamberlain their friend <3982>, desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king’s country.
  • Acts 13:43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded <3982> them to continue in the grace of God.
  • Acts 14:19 And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded <3982> the people, and, having stoned Paul, drewhim out of the city, supposing he had been dead.
  • Acts 17:4 And some of them believed <3982>, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.
  • Acts 18:4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded <3982> the Jews and the Greeks.
  • Acts 19:8 And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading <3982> the things concerning the kingdom of God.
  • Acts 19:26 Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded <3982> and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:
  • Acts 21:14 And when he would <3982> not be persuaded <3982>, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.
  • Acts 23:21 But do <3982> not thou yield <3982> unto them: for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, which have bound themselves with an oath, that they will neither eat nor drink till they have killed him: and now are they ready, looking for a promise from thee.
  • Acts 26:26 For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded <3982> that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner.
  • Acts 26:28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest <3982> me to be a Christian.
  • Acts 27:11 Nevertheless the centurion believed <3982> the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.
  • Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading <3982> them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.
  • Acts 28:24 And some believed <3982> the things which were spoken, and some believed not.
  • Romans 2:8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey <3982> unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
  • Romans 2:19 And art confident <3982> that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,
  • Romans 8:38 For I am persuaded <3982>, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
  • Romans 14:14 I know, and am persuaded <3982> by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
  • Romans 15:14 And I myself also am persuaded <3982> of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
  • 2 Corinthians 1:9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should <3982> not trust <3982> in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:
  • 2 Corinthians 2:3 And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence <3982> in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.
  • 2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade <3982> men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
  • 2 Corinthians 10:7 Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust <3982> to himself that he is Christ’s, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ’s, even so are we Christ’s.
  • Galatians 1:10 For do I <3982> now persuade <3982> men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
  • Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should <3982> not obey <3982> the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
  • Galatians 5:7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should <3982> not obey <3982> the truth?
  • Galatians 5:10 I have confidence <3982> in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgement, whosoever he be.
  • Philippians 1:6 Being confident <3982> of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
  • Philippians 1:14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident <3982> by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
  • Philippians 1:25 And having this confidence <3982>, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;
  • Philippians 2:24 But I trust <3982> in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.
  • Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have <3982> no confidence <3982> in the flesh.
  • Philippians 3:4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust <3982> in the flesh, I more:
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:4 And we have confidence <3982> in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.
  • 2 Timothy 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded <3982> that in thee also.
  • 2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded <3982> that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
  • Philemon 1:21 Having confidence <3982> in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say.
  • Hebrews 2:13 And again, I will put my trust <3982> in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
  • Hebrews 6:9 But, beloved, we are persuaded <3982> better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
  • Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of <3982> them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
  • Hebrews 13:17 Obey <3982> them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
  • Hebrews 13:18 Pray for us: for we trust <3982> we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.
  • James 3:3 Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey <3982> us; and we turn about their whole body.
  • 1 John 3:19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure <3982> our hearts before him.

3988 peismonh peismone pice-mon-ay’
from a presumed derivative of 3982; TDNT-6:9,818; n f
AV-persuasion 1; 1
1) persuasion
2) treacherous or deceptive persuasion
  • Galatians 5:8 This persuasion <3988> cometh not of him that calleth you.

4135 plhroforew plerophoreo play-rof-or-eh’-o
from 4134 and 5409; TDNT-6:309,867; v
AV-be fully persuaded 2, be most surely believed 1, be fully known 1, make full proof of 1; 5
1) to bear or bring full, to make full
1a) to cause a thing to be shown to the full
1a1) to fulfil the ministry in every part
1b) to carry through to the end, accomplish
1b1) things that have been accomplished
1c) to fill one with any thought, conviction, or inclination
1c1) to make one certain, to persuade, convince one
1c2) to be persuaded, persuaded, fully convinced or assured
1c3) to render inclined or bent on
  • Luke 1:1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed <4135>among us,
  • Romans 4:21 And being fully persuaded <4135> that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
  • Romans 14:5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let <4135> every man be fully persuaded <4135>in his own mind.
  • 2 Timothy 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof <4135> of thy ministry.
  • 2 Timothy 4:17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known <4135>, and thatall the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

05496 two cuwth sooth or tyo
perhaps denominative from 07898; TWOT-1481; v
AV-persuade 5, move 5, set on 2, stir up 2, away 1, entice 1, provoked 1, removed 1; 18
1) to incite, allure, instigate, entice
1a) (Hiphil)
1a1) to incite (to a request)
1a2) to allure, lure
1a3) to instigate (bad sense)
  • Deuteronomy 13:6 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice <05496> thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;
  • Joshua 15:18 And it came to pass, as she came unto him, that she moved <05496> him to ask of her father a field: and she lighted off her ass; and Caleb said unto her, What wouldest thou?
  • Judges 1:14 And it came to pass, when she came to him, that she moved <05496> him to ask of her father a field: and she lighted from off herass; and Caleb said unto her, What wilt thou?
  • 1 Samuel 26:19 Now therefore, I pray thee, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If the LORD have stirred thee up <05496> against me, let him accept an offering: but if they be the children of men, cursed be they before the LORD; for they have driven me out this day from abiding in the inheritance of the LORD, saying, Go, serve other gods.
  • 2 Samuel 24:1 And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved <05496> David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.
  • 1 Kings 21:25 But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up <05496>.
  • 2 Kings 18:32 Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of oil olive and of honey, that ye may live, and not die: and hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth <05496> you, saying, The LORD will deliver us.
  • 1 Chronicles 21:1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked <05496> David to number Israel.
  • 2 Chronicles 18:2 And after certain years he went down to Ahab to Samaria. And Ahab killed sheep and oxen for him in abundance, and for the people that he had with him, and persuaded <05496> him to go up with him to Ramothgilead.
  • 2 Chronicles 18:31 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, It is the king of Israel. Therefore they compassed about him to fight: but Jehoshaphat cried out, and the LORD helped him; and God moved <05496> them to depart from him.
  • 2 Chronicles 32:11 Doth not Hezekiah persuade <05496> you to give over yourselves to die by famine and by thirst, saying, The LORD our God shall deliver us out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
  • 2 Chronicles 32:15 Now therefore let not Hezekiah deceive you, nor persuade <05496> you on this manner, neither yet believe him: for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of mine hand, and out of the hand of my fathers: how much less shall your God deliver you out of mine hand?
  • Job 2:3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst <05496> me against him, to destroy him without cause.
  • Job 36:16 Even so would he have removed <05496> thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table should be full of fatness.
  • Job 36:18 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away <05496> with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.
  • Isaiah 36:18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade <05496> you, saying, The LORD will deliver us. Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
  • Jeremiah 38:22 And, behold, all the women that are left in the king of Judah’s house shall be brought forth to the king of Babylon’s princes, and those women shall say, Thy friends have set thee on <05496>, and have prevailed against thee: thy feet are sunk in the mire, and they are turned away back.
  • Jeremiah 43:3 But Baruch the son of Neriah setteth thee on <05496> against us, for to deliver us into the hand of the Chaldeans, that they might put us to death, and carry us away captives into Babylon.

06601 htp pathah paw-thaw’
a primitive root; TWOT-1853; v
AV-entice 10, deceive 8, persuade 4, flatter 2, allure 1, enlarge 1, silly one 1, silly 1; 28
1) to be spacious, be open, be wide
1a) (Qal) to be spacious or open or wide
1b) (Hiphil) to make spacious, make open
2) to be simple, entice, deceive, persuade
2a) (Qal)
2a1) to be open-minded, be simple, be naive
2a2) to be enticed, be deceived
2b) (Niphal) to be deceived, be gullible
2c) (Piel)
2c1) to persuade, seduce
2c2) to deceive
2d) (Pual)
2d1) to be persuaded
2d2) to be deceived
  • Genesis 9:27 God shall enlarge <06601> Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
  • Exodus 22:16 And if a man entice <06601> a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
  • Deuteronomy 11:16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived <06601>, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;
  • Judges 14:15 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they said unto Samson’s wife, Entice <06601> thy husband, that he may declare unto us the riddle, lest we burn thee and thy father’s house with fire: have ye called us to take that we have? is it not so?
  • Judges 16:5 And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice <06601> him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him: and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundredpieces of silver.
  • 2 Samuel 3:25 Thou knowest Abner the son of Ner, that he came to deceive <06601> thee, and to know thy going out and thy coming in, and to know all that thou doest.
  • 1 Kings 22:20 And the LORD said, Who shall persuade <06601> Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.
  • 1 Kings 22:21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade <06601> him.
  • 1 Kings 22:22 And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade <06601> him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.
  • 2 Chronicles 18:19 And the LORD said, Who shall entice <06601> Ahab king of Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one spake saying after this manner, and another saying after that manner.
  • 2 Chronicles 18:20 Then there came out a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will entice <06601> him. And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith?
  • 2 Chronicles 18:21 And he said, I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And the LORD said, Thou shalt entice <06601>him, and thou shalt also prevail: go out, and do even so.
  • Job 5:2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one <06601>.
  • Job 31:9 If mine heart have been deceived <06601> by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbour’s door;
  • Job 31:27 And my heart hath been secretly enticed <06601>, or my mouth hath kissed my hand:
  • Psalms 78:36 Nevertheless they did flatter <06601> him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues.
  • Proverbs 1:10 My son, if sinners entice <06601> thee, consent thou not.
  • Proverbs 16:29 A violent man enticeth <06601> his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.
  • Proverbs 20:19 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth <06601> with his lips.
  • Proverbs 24:28 Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive <06601> not with thy lips.
  • Proverbs 25:15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded <06601>, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
  • Jeremiah 20:7 O LORD, thou hast deceived <06601> me, and I was deceived <06601>: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me.
  • Jeremiah 20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed <06601>, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.
  • Ezekiel 14:9 And if the prophet be deceived <06601> when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived <06601> that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.
  • Hosea 2:14 Therefore, behold, I will allure <06601> her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.
  • Hosea 7:11 Ephraim also is like a silly <06601> dove without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.