Word: peirazw

Pronounce: pi-rad'-zo

Strongs Number: G3985

Orig: from 3984; to test (objectively), i.e. endeavor, scrutinize, entice, discipline:--assay, examine, go about, prove, tempt(-er), try. G3984

Use: TDNT-6:23,822 Verb

Heb Strong: H5254

    1) to try whether a thing can be done
    1a) to attempt, endeavour
    2) to try, make trial of, test: for the purpose of ascertaining his quantity, or what he thinks, or how he will behave himself
    2a) in a good sense
    2b) in a bad sense, to test one maliciously, craftily to put to the proof his feelings or judgments
    2c) to try or test one's faith, virtue, character, by enticement to sin
    2c1) to solicit to sin, to tempt
    1c1a) of the temptations of the devil
    2d) after the OT usage
    2d1) of God: to inflict evils upon one in order to prove his character and the steadfastness of his faith
    2d2) men are said to tempt God by exhibitions of distrust, as though they wished to try whether he is not justly distrusted
    2d3) by impious or wicked conduct to test God's justice and patience, and to challenge him, as it were to give proof of his perfections.