1185. deleazó
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deleazó: to lure
Original Word: δελεάζω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: deleazó
Phonetic Spelling: (del-eh-ad'-zo)
Short Definition: I allure, entice by a bait
Definition: I allure, entice (by a bait).

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1185 deleázō (from delear, "bait") – properly, to bait a hook or set a trap with bait; (figuratively) entice a victim into a moral trap, luring them in through their own selfish impulses.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from delear (bait)
to lure
NASB Translation
entice (1), enticed (1), enticing (1).

STRONGS NT 1185: δελεάζω

δελεάζω; (present passive δελεάζομαι); (δέλεαρ a bait);

1. properly, to bait, catch by a bait: Xenophon, mem. 2, 1, 4, et al.

2. as often in secular authors, metaphorically, to beguile by blandishments, allure, entice, deceive: τινα, 2 Peter 2:14, 18; James 1:14, on this passage cf. Philo, quod omn. prob. book § 22.

allure, beguile, entice.

From the base of dolos; to entrap, i.e. (figuratively) delude -- allure, beguile, entice.

see GREEK dolos

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