International Standard Bible EncyclopediaPETITION
pe-tish'-un: Used in English Versions of the Bible only as a noun, usually as representing the Hebrew she'elah (Psalm 20:5, mish'alah), from the common verb sha'al, "to ask." The noun, consequently, has no technical meaning, and may be used indifferently in the active (Esther 7:2) or passive (1 Samuel 1:27) sense, or for a petition addressed to either God (1 Samuel 1:17) or man (1 Kings 2:16), while in Judges 8:24 Job 6:8 Psalm 106:15, it is rendered simply "request." Otherwise "petition" represents the Aramaic ba`u (Daniel 6:7, 13), the Greek aitema (1 John 5:15), and deesis (1 Maccabees 7:37, the Revised Version (British and American) "supplication"), and the Latin oratio (2 Esdras 8:24).ru with the Pteria of Herodotus i.76 (identified with Bog-haz-keui, the great Hittite capital in Cappadocia, in ancient times called Hattu).
Greek1783. enteuxis -- a petition, ie spec. supplication
... 1782, 1783. enteuxis. 1784 . a petition, ie spec. supplication. ... 1 Jn 4:17).
Word Origin from entugchano Definition a petition, ie spec. supplication ...
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5241. huperentugchano -- to intercede, to make petition for
155. aitema -- a request
1162. deesis -- a need, entreaty
1793. entugchano -- to chance upon, by impl. confer with, by ext. ...
154. aiteo -- to ask, request
1189. deomai -- to want, entreat
2171. euche -- a prayer
Strong's Hebrew1159. bau -- a petition
... 1158, 1159. bau. 1160 . a petition. Transliteration: bau Phonetic Spelling:
(baw-oo') Short Definition: petition. Word Origin (Aramaic ...
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4862. mishalah -- request, petition
7596. sheelah -- request, thing asked for
1156. bea -- to ask, seek
8467. techinnah -- favor, supplication for favor
2603. chanan -- to show favor, be gracious
6030a. anah -- to answer, respond
1246. baqqashah -- request, entreaty
The Next Petition Is, Forgive us Our Debts. ...
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The First Petition Is, Hallowed be Thy Name. ...
Second Petition of the Same, Sent from Chalcedon to Theodosius ...
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A prayer; a supplication; an imploration; an entreaty; especially, a request of a solemn or formal kind; a prayer to the Supreme Being, or to a person of superior power, rank, or authority; also, a single clause in such a prayer.
2. (n.) A formal written request addressed to an official person, or to an organized body, having power to grant it; specifically (Law), a supplication to government, in either of its branches, for the granting of a particular grace or right; -- in distinction from a memorial, which calls certain facts to mind; also, the written document.
3. (v. t.) To make a prayer or request to; to ask from; to solicit; to entreat; especially, to make a formal written supplication, or application to, as to any branch of the government; as, to petition the court; to petition the governor.
ThesaurusPetition (33 Occurrences)
... to solicit; to entreat; especially, to make a formal written supplication, or
application to, as to any branch of the government; as, to petition the court; to ...
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Injunction (8 Occurrences)
Interdict (6 Occurrences)
Entreat (55 Occurrences)
Ask (1255 Occurrences)
Address (8 Occurrences)
Wish (141 Occurrences)
Intercession (12 Occurrences)
Entreaty (12 Occurrences)
Persian (4 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordancePetition (33 Occurrences)
Luke 1:13 But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your petition has been heard: and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call his name John.
John 15:16 It is not you who chose me, but it is I who chose you and appointed you that you might go and be fruitful and that your fruit might remain; so that whatever petition you present to the Father in my name He may give you.
Acts 23:15 Now therefore, you with the council inform the commanding officer that he should bring him down to you tomorrow, as though you were going to judge his case more exactly. We are ready to kill him before he comes near."
Ephesians 6:18 with all prayer and requests, praying at all times in the Spirit, and being watchful to this end in all perseverance and requests for all the saints:
Philippians 4:6 In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
Judges 8:24 And Gideon saith unto them, 'Let me ask of you a petition, and give ye to me each the ring of his prey, for they have rings of gold, for they 'are' Ishmaelites.'
1 Samuel 1:17 Then Eli answered, "Go in peace; and may the God of Israel grant your petition that you have asked of him."
1 Samuel 1:27 For this child I prayed; and Yahweh has given me my petition which I asked of him.
1 Samuel 2:20 Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, "Yahweh give you seed of this woman for the petition which was asked of Yahweh." They went to their own home.
1 Samuel 25:35 So David received of her hand that which she had brought him: and he said to her, "Go up in peace to your house. Behold, I have listened to your voice, and have granted your request."
1 Kings 2:16 Now I ask one petition of you. Don't deny me." She said to him, "Say on."
1 Kings 2:20 Then she said, "I ask one small petition of you; don't deny me." The king said to her, "Ask on, my mother; for I will not deny you."
1 Kings 12:7 They spoke to him, saying, "If you will be a servant to this people this day, and will serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever."
1 Chronicles 16:4 He appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of Yahweh, and to celebrate and to thank and praise Yahweh, the God of Israel:
Esther 5:6 The king said to Esther at the banquet of wine, "What is your petition? It shall be granted you. What is your request? Even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed."
Esther 5:7 Then Esther answered and said, "My petition and my request is this.
Esther 5:8 If I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I will prepare for them, and I will do tomorrow as the king has said."
Esther 7:2 The king said again to Esther on the second day at the banquet of wine, "What is your petition, queen Esther? It shall be granted you. What is your request? Even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed."
Esther 7:3 Then Esther the queen answered, "If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request.
Esther 9:12 The king said to Esther the queen, "The Jews have slain and destroyed five hundred men in the citadel of Susa, including the ten sons of Haman; what then have they done in the rest of the king's provinces! Now what is your petition? It shall be granted you. What is your further request? It shall be done."
Psalms 38:1 A Psalm by David, for a memorial. Yahweh, don't rebuke me in your wrath, neither chasten me in your hot displeasure.
Psalms 70:1 For the Chief Musician. By David. A reminder. Hurry, God, to deliver me. Come quickly to help me, Yahweh.
Jeremiah 7:16 And as for you (Jeremiah), make no prayers for this people, send up no cry or prayer for them, make no request for them to me: for I will not give ear.
Jeremiah 11:14 Therefore don't pray for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them; for I will not hear them in the time that they cry to me because of their trouble.
Jeremiah 36:7 It may be they will present their supplication before Yahweh, and will return everyone from his evil way; for great is the anger and the wrath that Yahweh has pronounced against this people.
Jeremiah 37:20 Now please hear, my lord the king: please let my supplication be presented before you, that you not cause me to return to the house of Jonathan the scribe, lest I die there.
Jeremiah 38:26 then you shall tell them, I presented my supplication before the king, that he would not cause me to return to Jonathan's house, to die there.
Jeremiah 42:2 and said to Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we pray you, our supplication be presented before you, and pray for us to Yahweh your God, even for all this remnant; for we are left but a few of many, as your eyes do see us:
Jeremiah 42:9 and said to them, Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, to whom you sent me to present your supplication before him:
Daniel 6:11 Then these men assembled together, and found Daniel making petition and supplication before his God.
Daniel 6:12 Then they came near, and spoke before the king concerning the king's decree: Haven't you signed an decree, that every man who shall make petition to any god or man within thirty days, except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which doesn't alter.
Daniel 6:13 Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel, who is of the children of the captivity of Judah, doesn't respect you, O king, nor the decree that you have signed, but makes his petition three times a day.
Daniel 9:3 I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and petitions, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.
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