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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To ask; to request; to bid; to summon; to ask to do some act, or go to some place; esp., to ask to an entertainment or visit; to request the company of; as, to invite to dinner, or a wedding, or an excursion.

2. (v. t.) To allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by pleasure or hope; to attract.

3. (v. t.) To give occasion for; as, to invite criticism.

4. (v. i.) To give invitation.

479. antikaleo -- to invite in turn
... to invite in turn. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: antikaleo Phonetic Spelling:
(an-tee-kal-eh'-o) Short Definition: I invite in return Definition: I ...
// - 6k

2564. kaleo -- to call
... to call. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: kaleo Phonetic Spelling:
(kal-eh'-o) Short Definition: I call, invite, name Definition: (a) I call, summon, ...
// - 10k

1528. eiskaleomai -- to call in
... to call in. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: eiskaleomai Phonetic Spelling:
(ice-kal-eh'-o) Short Definition: I call in, invite Definition: I call in (to ...
// - 6k

5455. phoneo -- to call out
... shout, summon Definition: I give forth a sound, hence: (a) of a cock: I crow, (b)
of men: I shout, (c) trans: I call (to myself), summon; I invite, address. ...
// - 7k

3333. metakaleo -- to call from one place to another
... Word Origin from meta and kaleo Definition to call from one place to another NASB
Word Usage called (1), invite (1), invited (1), summon (1). ...
// - 6k

3870. parakaleo -- to call to or for, to exhort, to encourage
... parakaleo Phonetic Spelling: (par-ak-al-eh'-o) Short Definition: I summon, entreat,
admonish, comfort Definition: (a) I send for, summon, invite, (b) I beseech ...
// - 10k

4837. sumparakaleo -- to exhort together, pass. to be strengthened ...
... be strengthened with. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: sumparakaleo Phonetic
Spelling: (soom-par-ak-al-eh'-o) Short Definition: I invite, encourage along ...
// - 7k

4341. proskaleo -- to call to
... summon, call to. Middle voice from pros and kaleo; to call toward oneself, ie Summon,
invite -- call (for, to, unto). see GREEK pros. see GREEK kaleo. ...
// - 7k

3343. metapempo -- to send after or for
... to send after, summon. From meta and pempo; to send from elsewhere, ie (middle voice)
to summon or invite -- call (send) foreign. see GREEK meta. see GREEK pempo ...
// - 7k

4863. sunago -- to lead together, ie bring together, hence come ...
... 1), gathered (9), gathered...together (3), gathered together (14), gathered...together
(1), gathering (3), gathering together (1), invite (2), invited (1), met ...
// - 9k

Strong's Hebrew
7121. qara -- to call, proclaim, read
... 17), cried (24), cries (1), cry (19), crying (2), dictated* (1), famous* (1), gave
(4), given (1), gives (1), grasps (1), guests (4), invite (6), invited (14 ...
/hebrew/7121.htm - 7k

Christ's Advice to Invite the Poor in Accordance with Isaiah the ...
... Chapter XXXI."Christ's Advice to Invite the Poor in Accordance with Isaiah The Parable
of the Great Supper a Pictorial Sketch of the Creator's Own ...
/.../the five books against marcion/chapter xxxi christs advice to invite.htm

If Anyone Shall Despise those who Out of Faith Make Love-Feasts ...
... Canon XI. If anyone shall despise those who out of faith make love-feasts
and invite the brethren? If anyone shall despise those ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xi if anyone shall.htm

We Wish, Then, to Question You, and Invite You to Answer a Short ...
... Book IV. 31 We wish, then, to question you, and invite you to answer a
short question? We wish, then, to question you, and invite ...
/.../arnobius/the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/31 we wish then to.htm

Why He Delighted in that Theft, when all Things which under the ...
... Book II. Chapter VI."Why He Delighted in that Theft, When All Things Which Under
the Appearance of Good Invite to Vice are True and Perfect in God Alone. 12. ...
/.../augustine/the confessions and letters of st/chapter vi why he delighted in.htm

Immediately after This, Celsus, Perceiving that He Has Slandered ...
... Those who invite to participation in other mysteries, make proclamation as follows:
Every one who has clean hands, and a prudent tongue;' [3608] others again ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter lix immediately after this.htm

The Heavenly Banquet.
... Into that the apostles and pastors of Christ invite men to enter, and
many refuse. ... God can invite and attract, He cannot force. ...
/.../the village pulpit volume ii trinity to advent/lvii the heavenly banquet.htm

And He Spake a Parable unto those which were Bidden There...
... [6] [2060] And he said also to him that had invited him, When thou makest a feast
[2061] or a banquet, [2062] do not invite thy friends, nor even thy brethren ...
/.../hogg/the diatessaron of tatian/section xxx and he spake.htm

Whether we Ought to do Good to those Rather who are More Closely ...
... Reply to Objection 1: Our Lord did not absolutely forbid us to invite our friends
and kinsmen to eat with us, but to invite them so that they may invite us in ...
// theologica/whether we ought to do 2.htm

Chapter twenty-one
... It's a wonder you didn't invite him home with us. ... Therefore you will please not invite
him or others like him to hot suppers because I suggested it. Oh, dear! ...
// his steps/chapter twenty-one.htm

Our Forefathers have Handed Down to us the Tradition, That, after ...
... preaching, lest haply, when separated, they might in any instance vary in the
statements which they should make to those whom they should invite to believe in ...
/.../2 our forefathers have handed.htm

Invite (20 Occurrences)
... to bid; to summon; to ask to do some act, or go to some place; esp., to ask to an
entertainment or visit; to request the company of; as, to invite to dinner ...
/i/invite.htm - 12k

... 2. (vt) To invite or ask. ... It may mean "to dictate," "to invite," "to compose."
In the latter meaning it is used in the above passage. ...
/i/indite.htm - 7k

Requital (9 Occurrences)
... Luke 14:12 Also to His host, who had invited Him, He said, "When you give a breakfast
or a dinner, do not invite your friends or brothers or relatives or rich ...
/r/requital.htm - 9k

Relatives (132 Occurrences)
... Luke 14:12 Also to His host, who had invited Him, He said, "When you give a breakfast
or a dinner, do not invite your friends or brothers or relatives or rich ...
/r/relatives.htm - 33k

Bid (35 Occurrences)
... 5. (vt) To order; to direct; to enjoin; to command. 6. (vt) To invite;
to call in; to request to come. 7. (v.) imp. & pp of Bid. ...
/b/bid.htm - 18k

Breakfast (5 Occurrences)
... Luke 14:12 Also to His host, who had invited Him, He said, "When you give a breakfast
or a dinner, do not invite your friends or brothers or relatives or rich ...
/b/breakfast.htm - 8k

... office, or employment, especially of a religious character; -- often used of a divine
summons; as, to be called to the ministry; sometimes, to invite; as, to ...
/c/call.htm - 11k

Banquet (58 Occurrences)
... Compare Luke 5:29 where Levi "made a feast." (1) In view of existing customs and
abuses, Christ taught His followers when they gave a banquet to invite the poor ...
/b/banquet.htm - 36k

Invited (49 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Invite. Multi-Version Concordance
Invited (49 Occurrences). Matthew 22:3 and sent out his ...
/i/invited.htm - 21k

Kinsfolk (13 Occurrences)
... thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, nor thy
kinsfolk, nor rich neighbours, lest it may be they also should invite thee in ...
/k/kinsfolk.htm - 10k

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Invite (20 Occurrences)

Matthew 22:9
Go therefore to the intersections of the highways, and as many as you may find, invite to the marriage feast.'

Matthew 25:38
When did we see you as a stranger, and take you in; or naked, and clothe you?

Matthew 25:43
I was a stranger, and you didn't take me in; naked, and you didn't clothe me; sick, and in prison, and you didn't visit me.'

Luke 14:12
He also said to the one who had invited him, "When you make a dinner or a supper, don't call your friends, nor your brothers, nor your kinsmen, nor rich neighbors, or perhaps they might also return the favor, and pay you back.

Luke 14:13
But when you entertain, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind;

Acts 10:22
They said, "Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous man and one who fears God, and well spoken of by all the nation of the Jews, was directed by a holy angel to invite you to his house, and to listen to what you say."

Acts 10:32
Send therefore to Jaffa, and invite Simon, surnamed Peter, to come here. He is staying as a guest in the house of Simon, a tanner, close to the sea.'

1 Corinthians 10:27
But if one of those who don't believe invites you to a meal, and you are inclined to go, eat whatever is set before you, asking no questions for the sake of conscience.

Exodus 2:20
He said to his daughters, "Where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread."

Exodus 34:15
lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and then, when they go a whoring after their gods, and sacrifice unto their gods, thou be invited, and eat of their sacrifice,

Deuteronomy 33:19
They shall invite the peoples to the mountain; There they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness; For they will suck the abundance of the seas, And the hidden treasures of the sand.

Judges 14:15
On the fourth day they said to Samson's wife, "Entice your husband to tell us what the riddle is, lest we burn you and your father's house with fire. Have you invited us here to impoverish us?"

1 Samuel 9:24
The cook took up the thigh, and that which was on it, and set it before Saul. Samuel said, "Behold, that which has been reserved! Set it before yourself and eat; because for the appointed time has it been kept for you, for I said,'I have invited the people.'" So Saul ate with Samuel that day.

1 Samuel 16:3
Call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do. You shall anoint to me him whom I name to you."

1 Kings 1:10
but Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty men, and Solomon his brother, he did not invite.

1 Kings 1:26
But me, even me thy servant, and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and thy servant Solomon, he has not invited.

Job 1:4
And his sons went and made a feast in the house of each one on his day; and they sent and invited their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.

Jeremiah 35:2
Go to the house of the Rechabites, and speak to them, and bring them into the house of Yahweh, into one of the chambers, and give them wine to drink.
(See NIV)

Lamentations 2:22
You have called, as in the day of a solemn assembly, my terrors on every side; There was none that escaped or remained in the day of Yahweh's anger: Those that I have dandled and brought up has my enemy consumed.
(See RSV)

Zechariah 3:10
In that day,' says Yahweh of Armies,'you will invite every man his neighbor under the vine and under the fig tree.'"



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