Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

from 1380

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 2:255

KJV Translation Count — 7x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: approved (6), tried (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. accepted, particularly of coins and money.
2. accepted, pleasing, acceptable
In the ancient world there was no banking system as we know it today, and no paper money. All money was made from metal, heated until liquid, poured into moulds and allowed to cool. When the coins were cooled, it was necessary to smooth off the uneven edges. The coins were comparatively soft and of course many people shaved them closely. In one century, more than eighty laws were passed in Athens, to stop the practice of shaving down the coins then in circulation. But some money changers were men of integrity, who would accept no counterfeit money. They were men of honour who put only genuine full weighted money into circulation. Such men were called "dokimos" or "approved". (Donald Barnhouse)
(g1385) δοκός, — dok-os'; from (1209) (δέχομαι) (through the idea of holding up); a stick of timber: — beam.

Strong's Definitions

dok'-ee-mos; from (1380) (δοκέω); properly acceptable (current after assayal), i.e. approved: — approved, tried.

Concordance Results Using KJV

For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and G1384 of men.


Salute Apelles G1384 in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household.


For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are G1384 may be made manifest among you.


For not he that commendeth himself is G1384, but whom the Lord commendeth.


Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear G1384, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.


Study to shew thyself G1384 unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.


Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is G1384, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.