Parts of Speech

TDNT 2:229

Root Word (Etymology)

a prolonged (and causative) form of a primary verb dio (to flee

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: cf the base of 1169 and 1249)

KJV Translation Count — 44x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: persecute (28), follow after (6), follow (4), suffer persecution (3), misc (3)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to make to run or flee, put to flight, drive away
2. to run swiftly in order to catch a person or thing, to run after
a. to press on: figuratively of one who in a race runs swiftly to reach the goal
b. to pursue (in a hostile manner)
3. in any way whatever to harass, trouble, molest one
a. to persecute
b. to be mistreated, suffer persecution on account of something
4. without the idea of hostility, to run after, follow after: someone
5. metaph., to pursue
a. to seek after eagerly, earnestly endeavour to acquire

Strong's Definitions

dee-o'-ko; a prolonged (and causative) form of a primary verb δίω (to flee; compare the base of (1169) (δειλός) and (1249) (διάκονος)); to pursue (literal or figurative); by implication to persecute: — ensue, follow (after), given to, (suffer) persecute (-ion), press forward.

Concordance Results Using KJV

Blessed are they which are G1377d for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and G1377 you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.


Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so G1377d they the prophets which were before you.


But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and G1377 you;


But when they G1377 you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.


Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and G1377 them from city to city:


And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not G1377 them, nor G1377 them.


But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and G1377 you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.


And therefore did the Jews G1377 Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.


Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have G1377d me, they will also G1377 you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.