G3875 – parakletos – παράκλητος an advocate

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Find “parakletos” in the Bible (New Testament)

Equip God’s People Greek Lexicon

an advocate

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While the etymology shows the word literally means “one that is called/appointed beside,” it is a judicial word used both for Jesus ([bibleLink to="John 14:16–17, 26" /]) and the Holy Spirit ([bibleLink to="1 John 2:1" /]). The idea being that Satan is the prosecutor (Satan literally means "The Adversary" and the Devil literally means "The False Accuser" ), Jesus is our Advocate to The Father in Heaven's court and the Holy Spirit is our Advocate in our internal court with the truth of Christ against the lies of Satan.

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Strong’s Greek Lexicon

an intercessor, consoler:—advocate, comforter.

Owing to changes in the enumeration while in progress, there were no words left for numbers 2717 and 3203–3302, which were therefore silently dropped out of the vocabulary and references as redundant.

Thayer’s Greek Definitions

1) summoned, called to one’s side, especially called to one’s aid
1a) one who pleads another’s cause before a judge, a pleader, counsel for defense, legal assistant, an advocate
1b) one who pleads another’s cause with one, an intercessor
1b1) of Christ in his exaltation at God’s right hand, pleading with God the Father for the pardon of our sins
1c) in the widest sense, a helper, succourer, aider, assistant
1c1) of the Holy Spirit destined to take the place of Christ with the apostles (after his ascension to the Father), to lead them to a deeper knowledge of the gospel truth, and give them divine strength needed to enable them to undergo trials and persecutions on behalf of the divine kingdom

Thayer’s Definitions are as edited by the Online Bible of Winterbourne, Ontario. They removed the etymology, cross-references, and Greek phrases and changed some of Thayer’s Unitarian doctrinal positions concerning the work and person of Christ.