'Persuade' in the Bible
And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said in this manner and another said in that manner.
And there came forth a spirit and stood before the LORD and said, I will persuade him.
And the LORD said unto him, In what manner? 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 him, and prevail also; go forth and do so.
Now, therefore, do not let Hezekiah deceive you nor persuade you in this matter neither believe him, for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of my hands and out of the hands of my fathers; how much less shall your God deliver you out of my hand?
Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, The LORD will deliver us. Have any of the gods of the Gentiles delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
He shall then set his face to come with the strength of his whole kingdom and shall do upright things with him, and he shall give him a daughter of his women to persuade her, but she shall not stand, neither be for him.
And if this comes to the governor's ears, we will persuade him and make you secure.
Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We must persuade God rather than men.
And we are his witnesses of these things, and so is also the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those that persuade him.
And when they had appointed him a day, many came to him into his lodging, to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, procuring to persuade them of that concerning Jesus, the Christ, out of the law of Moses and out of the prophets, from morning until evening.
Therefore being certain of that terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God, and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
For do I now persuade men or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the slave of Christ.
Admonish them to be subject to dominion and power, and to persuade those who have authority, that they be quick unto every good work.