|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To treat, or conduct toward; to deal with; to use.
2. (v. t.) To treat with, or in respect to, a thing desired; hence, to ask earnestly; to beseech; to petition or pray with urgency; to supplicate; to importune.
3. (v. t.) To beseech or supplicate successfully; to prevail upon by prayer or solicitation; to persuade.
4. (v. t.) To invite; to entertain.
5. (v. i.) To treat or discourse; hence, to enter into negotiations, as for a treaty.
6. (v. i.) To make an earnest petition or request.
7. (n.) Entreaty.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
INTREAT; INTREATY; (ENTREAT)
in-tret', in-tret'-i: The two forms are derived from the same verb. In 1611 the spelling was indifferently "intreat" or "entreat." In editions of the King James Version since 1760 "intreat" is used in the sense of "to beg"; "entreat" in the sense of "deal with." As examples of "intreat" see Exodus 8:8, "Intreat the Lord" (tsa`aq); Ruth 1:16, "Intreat me not to leave thee" (pagha`); 2 Corinthians 8:4, "praying us with much entreaty" paraklesis). In Genesis 25:21 "intreat" is used to indicate the success of a petition. For entreat see Genesis 12:16, "He entreated Abraham well"; Acts 27:3, "And Julius courteously entreated Paul" (philanthropos chresamenos, literally, "to use in a philanthropic way"); compare also James 3:17, where eupeithes, literally, "easily persuaded," is translated "easy to be entreated."
The Revised Version changes all passages of the King James Version where "intreat" is found to "entreat," with the exception of those mentioned below. The meaning of "entreat" is "to ask," "to beseech," "to supplicate": Job 19:17 reads "and my supplication to the children" (hannothi, the King James Version "though I entreated for the children," the Revised Version, margin "I make supplication"). Jeremiah 15:11 reads, "I will cause the enemy to make supplication" (hiphga'ti), instead, the King James Version "I will cause the enemy to entreat" (the Revised Version margin "I will intercede for thee with the enemy"). 1 Timothy 5:1 changes the King James Version "intreat" to "exhort." Philippians 4:3 renders the King James Version "entreat" by "beseech."
Russell Benjamin Miller
Entreat (55 Occurrences)
Matthew 8:31 So the demons entreated Him. "If Thou drivest us out," they said, "send us into the herd of swine." (Root in WEY NAS)
Matthew 9:38 therefore entreat the Owner of the Harvest to send out reapers into His fields." (WEY)
Matthew 26:53 Or do you suppose I cannot entreat my Father and He would instantly send to my help more than twelve legions of angels? (WEY)
Luke 10:2 And He addressed them thus: "The harvest is abundant, but the reapers are few: therefore entreat the Owner of the harvest to send out more reapers into His fields. And now go. (WEY)
Luke 16:27 "'I entreat you then, father,' said he, 'to send him to my father's house. (WEY)
Acts 7:6 And God spake on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years. (KJV DBY)
Acts 24:4 But, that I don't delay you, I entreat you to bear with us and hear a few words. (WEB ASV)
Acts 28:20 For this cause therefore did I entreat you to see and to speak with 'me': for because of the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain. (ASV)
Romans 15:30 But I entreat you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love which His Spirit inspires, to help me by wrestling in prayer to God on my behalf, (WEY)
1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I entreat you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to cultivate a spirit of harmony--all of you--and that there be no divisions among you, but rather a perfect union through your having one mind and one judgement. (WEY)
1 Corinthians 4:13 Being defamed, we entreat. We are made as the filth of the world, the dirt wiped off by all, even until now. (WEB ASV DBY WBS YLT)
1 Corinthians 4:16 I entreat you therefore to become like me. (WEY DBY)
1 Corinthians 16:12 and concerning Apollos our brother, much I did entreat him that he may come unto you with the brethren, and it was not at all 'his' will that he may come now, and he will come when he may find convenient. (YLT)
1 Corinthians 16:15 And I entreat you, brethren, ye have known the household of Stephanas, that it is the first-fruit of Achaia, and to the ministration to the saints they did set themselves -- (YLT)
2 Corinthians 5:20 We are therefore ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. (Root in WEB WEY ASV DBY)
2 Corinthians 6:1 Working together, we entreat also that you not receive the grace of God in vain, (WEB WEY ASV RSV)
2 Corinthians 9:5 I thought it necessary therefore to entreat the brothers that they would go before to you, and arrange ahead of time the generous gift that you promised before, that the same might be ready as a matter of generosity, and not of greediness. (WEB ASV)
2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul, myself, entreat you by the humility and gentleness of Christ; I who in your presence am lowly among you, but being absent am of good courage toward you. (WEB WEY ASV DBY RSV)
Ephesians 3:13 Therefore I entreat you not to lose heart in the midst of my sufferings on your behalf, for they bring you honour. (WEY)
Ephesians 4:1 I, then, the prisoner for the Master's sake, entreat you to live and act as becomes those who have received the call that you have received-- (WEY)
Philippians 4:2 I entreat Euodia, and I entreat Syntyche, to be of one mind, as sisters in Christ. (WEY RSV)
Philippians 4:3 And I entreat thee also, true yoke-fellow, help those women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellow-laborers, whose names are in the book of life. (WBS)
Colossians 1:9 For this reason we also, from the day we first received these tidings, have never ceased to pray for you and to entreat that you may be filled with a clear knowledge of His will accompanied by thorough wisdom and discernment in spiritual things; (WEY)
2 Thessalonians 2:1 But with respect to the Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to meet Him, we entreat you, brethren, (WEY)
1 Timothy 5:1 Never administer a sharp reprimand to a man older than yourself; but entreat him as if he were your father, and the younger men as brothers; (WEY WBS YLT)
Philemon 1:9 because of the love I rather entreat, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ; (YLT)
Philemon 1:10 I entreat you on behalf of my own child whose father I have become while in my chains--I mean Onesimus. (WEY YLT)
Hebrews 12:19 a sound of such a kind that those who heard it entreated that no more should be added. (Root in WEY ASV WBS YLT RSV)
Hebrews 13:22 And I entreat you, brethren, suffer the word of the exhortation, for also through few words I have written to you. (YLT)
1 Peter 2:11 Dear friends, I entreat you as pilgrims and foreigners not to indulge the cravings of your lower natures: for all such cravings wage war upon the soul. (WEY)
Genesis 23:8 He talked with them, saying, "If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Exodus 8:8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, "Entreat Yahweh, that he take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to Yahweh." (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV)
Exodus 8:9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I entreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only? (KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV)
Exodus 8:28 And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the LORD your God in the wilderness; only ye shall not go very far away: entreat for me. (KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)
Exodus 9:28 Entreat the LORD (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer. (KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)
Exodus 10:17 Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and entreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only. (KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)
Deuteronomy 3:23 And I entreat for grace unto Jehovah, at that time, saying, (YLT)
Ruth 1:16 Ruth said, "Don't entreat me to leave you, and to return from following after you, for where you go, I will go; and where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God; (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)
1 Samuel 2:25 If one man sin against another, God shall judge him; but if a man sin against Yahweh, who shall entreat for him?" Notwithstanding, they didn't listen to the voice of their father, because Yahweh was minded to kill them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)
1 Kings 13:6 The king answered the man of God, "Now entreat the favor of Yahweh your God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored me again." The man of God entreated Yahweh, and the king's hand was restored him again, and became as it was before. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV)
Esther 4:8 He also gave him the copy of the writing of the decree that was given out in Shushan to destroy them, to show it to Esther, and to declare it to her, and to urge her to go in to the king, to make supplication to him, and to make request before him, for her people. (See RSV)
Job 11:19 And thou hast rested, And none is causing trembling, And many have entreated thy face; (Root in YLT NAS RSV)
Job 19:16 I call unto my servant, and he giveth me no answer, Though I entreat him with my mouth. (ASV DBY JPS WBS)
Job 21:15 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What profit should we have, if we pray to him?' (See NAS)
Psalms 45:12 The daughter of Tyre comes with a gift. The rich among the people entreat your favor. (WEB JPS ASV WBS)
Psalms 119:58 I have entreated Thy favour with my whole heart; be gracious unto me according to Thy word. (Root in JPS ASV WBS RSV)
Psalms 142:1 An Instruction of David, a Prayer when he is in the cave. My voice 'is' unto Jehovah, I cry, My voice 'is' unto Jehovah, I entreat grace. (YLT)
Proverbs 19:6 Many will entreat the favor of a ruler, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts. (WEB JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Jeremiah 15:11 The LORD said, Verily it shall be well with thy remnant; verily I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well in the time of evil and in the time of affliction. (KJV RSV)
Jeremiah 26:19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him to death? Didn't he fear Yahweh, and entreat the favor of Yahweh, and Yahweh relented of the disaster which he had pronounced against them? Thus should we commit great evil against our own souls. (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV)
Jeremiah 27:18 But if they be prophets, and if the word of Yahweh be with them, let them now make intercession to Yahweh of Armies, that the vessels which are left in the house of Yahweh, and in the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem, don't go to Babylon. (See NAS)
Zechariah 7:2 The people of Bethel sent Sharezer and Regem Melech, and their men, to entreat Yahweh's favor, (WEB JPS ASV RSV NIV)
Zechariah 8:21 and the inhabitants of one shall go to another, saying,'Let us go speedily to entreat the favor of Yahweh, and to seek Yahweh of Armies. I will go also.' (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)
Zechariah 8:22 Yes, many peoples and strong nations will come to seek Yahweh of Armies in Jerusalem, and to entreat the favor of Yahweh." (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)
Malachi 1:9 "Now, please entreat the favor of God, that he may be gracious to us. With this, will he accept any of you?" says Yahweh of Armies. (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV)