Parts of Speech

n f

Root Word (Etymology)

from 3846

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 5:744

KJV Translation Count — 50x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: parable (46), figure (2), comparison (1), proverb (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. a placing of one thing by the side of another, juxtaposition, as of ships in battle
2. metaph.
a. a comparing, comparison of one thing with another, likeness, similitude
b. an example by which a doctrine or precept is illustrated
c. a narrative, fictitious but agreeable to the laws and usages of human life, by which either the duties of men or the things of God, particularly the nature and history of God's kingdom are figuratively portrayed
d. a parable: an earthly story with a heavenly meaning
3. a pithy and instructive saying, involving some likeness or comparison and having preceptive or admonitory force
a. an aphorism, a maxim
4. a proverb
5. an act by which one exposes himself or his possessions to danger, a venture, a risk

Strong's Definitions

par-ab-ol-ay'; from (3846) (παραβάλλω); a similitude ("parable"), i.e. (symbolic) fictitious narrative (of common life conveying a moral), apothegm or adage: — comparison, figure, parable, proverb.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And he spake many things unto them in G3850s, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;


And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in G3850s?


Therefore speak I to them in G3850s: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.


Hear ye therefore the G3850 of the sower.


Another G3850 put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:


Another G3850 put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:


Another G3850 spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.


All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in G3850s; and without a G3850 spake he not unto them:


That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in G3850s; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.


Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the G3850 of the tares of the field.