Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

middle voice from 3954

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 5:871

KJV Translation Count — 9x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: speak boldly (4), preach boldly (1), be bold (1), wax bold (1), boldly (1), freely (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to use freedom in speaking, be free spoken
a. to speak freely
2. to grow confident, have boldness, show assurance, assume a bold bearing

Strong's Definitions

par-hray-see-ad'-zom-ahee; middle from (3954) (παῤῥησία); to be frank in utterance, or confident in spirit and demeanor: — be (wax) bold, (preach, speak) boldly.

Concordance Results Using KJV

But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had G3955ed G3955 at Damascus in the name of Jesus.


And he spake G3955 in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.


Then Paul and Barnabas G3955ed G3955, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have G3955en spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.


Long time therefore abode they G3955ing G3955 in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to G3955 done by their hands.


And he G3955gan to G3955 G3955 in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.


And he went into the synagogue, and spake G3955 for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.


For the king knoweth of these things, G3955fore whom also I G3955 G3955: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner.


For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may G3955 G3955, as I ought to G3955.


But even after that we had suffered G3955fore, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were G3955 in our God to G3955 unto you the gospel of God with much contention.