Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

third person singular active present of 1210

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 2:21

KJV Translation Count — 106x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: must (58), ought (31), must needs (5), should (4), misc (7), vr ought 1

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. it is necessary, there is need of, it behooves, is right and proper
a. necessity lying in the nature of the case
b. necessity brought on by circumstances or by the conduct of others toward us.
c. necessity in reference to what is required to attain some end
d. a necessity of law and command, of duty, equity
e. necessity established by the counsel and decree of God, especially by that purpose of his which relates to the salvation of men by the intervention of Christ and which is disclosed in the Old Testament prophecies
1. concerning what Christ was destined finally to undergo, his sufferings, death, resurrection, ascension
For Synonyms see entry 5829 & 5940

Strong's Definitions

die; third person singular active present of (1210) (δέω); also δεόν, deh-on'; neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonal; it is (was, etc.) necessary (as binding): — behoved, be meet, must (needs), (be) need (-ful), ought, should.

Concordance Results Using KJV

From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he G1163 go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.


And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias G1163 first come?


G1163est not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?


Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these G1163 ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.


And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things G1163 come to pass, but the end is not yet.


Thou G1163est therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I G1163 have received mine own with usury.


Peter said unto him, Though I G1163 die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.


But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it G1163 be?


And he began to teach them, that the Son of man G1163 suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.


And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias G1163 first come?