1. Physical presence, arrival - The main use is the physical presence of a person., which where that person is not already present refers to the prospect of the physical arrival of that person. especially the visit of a royal or official personage and sometimes as an extension of this usage, a formal "occasion" In astrological usage it refers to the presence of a planet at a point on the zodiac.
2. Property - A less common and distinct secondary meaning is to refer to a person's material substance, property, or inheritance, including contribution in money. New Testament usageThe word is used 24 times in the New Testament. Of these, 6 uses refer to the coming of individuals: Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus (1Co.16:17), Titus (2Co.7:6 & 7) the physical "presence" of Paul himself (2Co.10:10, Php.1:26, 2:12), and a 7th use to the "coming of the lawless one" (2Thess.2:9). The other 17 times refer 16 times to the Second Coming of Christ, and in one case to the coming of the "Day of God" (2Pe.3:12).
 New Testament verses(vs.3) Tell us when will this be, and what will be the sign of your parousia and the close of the age? ... (vs.6) But the end is not yet. (vs.14) And the gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited land for a testimony to all nations and then will come the end. (vs.27) For as the lightning shines from the east to the west, so will be the parousia of the Son of Man. (vs.37) As were the days of Noah, so will be the parousia of the Son of Man. (vs.39)...and they did not know until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the parousia of the Son of Man.
But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then at his parousia those who belong to him.
—I Corinthians 15:23
For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting. Is it not you at the parousia of our Lord Jesus. For you are our glory and joy.
—I Thessalonians 2:19
So that he may establish your hearts blameless holiness before our God and Father, at the parousia of the Lord Jesus with all his saints.
—I Thessalonians 3:13
For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the parousia of the Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first; then we who are alive, who are left, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so we shall always be with the Lord.
—I Thessalonians 4:15-17
May the God of peace himself sanctify you completely so that your soul and spirit and body may be kept free from fault at the parousia of our Lord Jesus Christ.
—I Thessalonians 5:23
Now concerning the parousia of our Lord Jesus Christ and our assembling to meet him, we beg you not to be quickly shaken in mind or excited, either by spirit or by word, or by letter purporting to be from us, to the effect that the Day of the Lord has come. let no one deceive you in any way; for that Day will not come unless the apostasy comes first and then the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, thereby showing himself to be a god. (vs.7) For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work only the restraint now operates until out of the midst it comes, and then the lawless one will be revealed, whose parousia will be energised by Satan with all power and lying signs and wonders, deceiving the unrighteous who perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends upon them strong delusion to believe the lie so that they will all be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (vs. 8) Then at his coming the Lord Jesus will destroy him by the spirit of his mouth and nullify his actions by the outshining of his parousia.
—II Thessalonians 2:1 ff.
Be patient therefore, brethren, until the parousia. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it until it receives the early and the late rain. You also be patient, establish your hearts, for the parousia of the Lord has drawn near.
First of all you must understand this, that scoffers will come in the last days with mocking following their own passions and saying, “Where is the promise of his parousia? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things have continued as they were from the beginning of creation.” .... But the Day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the land and its works will be discovered. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of persons ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for, and hastening the parousia of the Day of God, because of which the heavens will be kindled and dissolved and the elements melt with fire! But according to his promise we wait for new heavens and a new land in which righteousness dwells.
—II Peter 3:3-13
For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and the parousia of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majesty.
—II Peter 1:16
And now, little children, remain in him so that whenever he is manifested we may have confidence and not be ashamed from him in his parousia.
—I John 2:28
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