Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primary preposition

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 2:420

KJV Translation Count — 1774x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: into (573), to (281), unto (207), for (140), in (138), on (58), toward (29), against (26), misc (322)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. into, unto, to, towards, for, among
For (as used in Acts 2:38 "for the forgiveness...") could have two meanings. If you saw a poster saying "Jesse James wanted for robbery", "for" could mean Jesse is wanted so he can commit a robbery, or is wanted because he has committed a robbery. The later sense is the correct one. So too in this passage, the word "for" signifies an action in the past. Otherwise, it would violate the entire tenor of the NT teaching on salvation by grace and not by works.

Strong's Definitions

ice; a primary prepostition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figurative) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases: — [abundant-] ly, against, among, as, at, [back-] ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for [intent, purpose], fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-) on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore (-unto), throughout, till, to (be, the end, ward), (here-) until (-to), ...ward, [where-] fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literal or figurative).

Concordance Results Using KJV

Now when Jesus was born G1519 Bethlehem of Judaea G1519 the days of Herod the kG1519g, behold, there came wise men from the east G1519 Jerusalem,


And he sent them G1519 Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently G1519 the young child; and when ye have found him, brG1519g me word agaG1519, that I may come and worship him also.


And when they were come G1519 the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented G1519 him gifts; gold, and frankG1519cense, and myrrh.


And beG1519g warned of God G1519 a dream that they should not return G1519 Herod, they departed G1519 their own country another way.


And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth G1519 Joseph G1519 a dream, sayG1519g, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee G1519 Egypt, and be thou there until I brG1519g thee word: G1519 Herod will seek the young child G1519 destroy him.


When he arose, he G1519ok the young child and his mother by night, and departed G1519 Egypt:


SayG1519g, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go G1519 the land of Israel: G1519 they are dead which sought the young child's life.


And he arose, and G1519ok the young child and his mother, and came G1519 the land of Israel.


But when he heard that Archelaus did reign G1519 Judaea G1519 the room of his father Herod, he was afraid G1519 go thither: notwithstandG1519g, beG1519g warned of God G1519 a dream, he turned aside G1519 the parts of Galilee:


And he came and dwelt G1519 a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.