enteuxis: a petition, i.e. spec. supplicationOriginal Word: ἔντευξις, εως, ἡPart of Speech:
a petition, prayer, intercessionDefinition:
(lit: approaching the king, hence a technical term), a petition, prayer, intercession.
Cognate: 1783 énteuksis – properly, intervention (intersection which literally "hits the mark"); intervention led by God, marking intersection between heaven and earth as it reflects the Lord's specific will. See 1793 (entygxanō).
[The root of this term is 5177 (tygxánō) which means "to strike, hit the bulls-eye" ("spot on"). Accordingly, it is used in classical Greek as the antonym of harmartia ("to miss the mark, sin"), so Lucian, Xenophon, Homer, etc. (see Thayer, 5177 /tygxánō). Thus biblical intercession centers in waiting upon the Lord to learn what hits the mark (is His will) – i.e. guiding the believer to act as His agent. Intercession is not "the tool in and of itself" to act according to the mark, of the intercessor! It always builds on faith (learning God's persuasion).]
1783 /énteuksis ("Spirit-directed intervention") refers to the petitions (intercessions) of believers as they "fall in line with" God's will – revealing how the one intervening should get involved after drawing near to God and agreeing with His revealed will. True intercession (1783 /énteuksis) seeks to act only as the Lord directs, i.e. following His will to act as His hand extended (cf. 1 Jn 4:17).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a petition, i.e. spec. supplicationNASB Translation
petitions (1), prayer (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1783: ἔντευξιςἔντευξις
, which see), a falling in with, meeting with
(αἱ τοῖς λῃσταῖς ἐντεύξεις
, politic., p. 298 d.); an interview, a coming together,
to visit, converse, or for any other cause; that for which an interview is held, a conference or conversation
, others), a petition, supplication
16, 55; Josephus
, Antiquities 15, 3, 8; Plutarch
, Tib. Gracch. 11); used of prayer to God: 1 Timothy 4:5
; plural (A. V. intercessions
), 1 Timothy 2:1
, Numbers 14 ποιεῖσθαι τάς πρός τό θεῖον ἐντεύξεις
). (Synonym: see δέησις
, at the end.)<1>
From entugchano; an interview, i.e. (specially) supplication -- intercession, prayer.
see GREEK entugchano