Number 3986

Transliteration:
peirasmos {pi-ras-mos'}
Word Origin:
from 3985
TDNT:
6:23,822
Part of Speech:
noun masculine
Usage in the KJV:
temptation 19, temptations 1, try 1

Total: 21
Definition:
  1. an experiment, attempt, trial, proving
    1. trial, proving: the trial made of you by my bodily condition, since condition served as to test the love of the Galatians toward Paul (Gal. 4:14)
    2. the trial of man's fidelity, integrity, virtue, constancy
      1. an enticement to sin, temptation, whether arising from the desires or from the outward circumstances
      2. an internal temptation to sin
        1. of the temptation by which the devil sought to divert Jesus the Messiah from his divine errand
      3. of the condition of things, or a mental state, by which we are enticed to sin, or to a lapse from the faith and holiness
      4. adversity, affliction, trouble: sent by God and serving to test or prove one's character, faith, holiness
    3. temptation (i.e. trial) of God by men
      1. rebellion against God, by which his power and justice are, as it were, put to the proof and challenged to show themselves