Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

from 1656

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 2:477

KJV Translation Count — 31x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: have mercy on (14), obtain mercy (8), show mercy (2), have compassion (1), have compassion on (1), have pity on (1), have mercy (1), have mercy upon (1), receive mercy (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to have mercy on
2. to help one afflicted or seeking aid
3. to help the afflicted, to bring help to the wretched
4. to experience mercy
For Synonyms see entry 5842

Strong's Definitions

el-eh-eh'-o; from (1656) (ἔλεος); to compassionate (by word or deed, specially by divine grace): — have compassion (pity on), have (obtain, receive, shew) mercy (on).

Concordance Results Using KJV

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall G1653 G1653.


And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou SG1653 of David, G1653 G1653 G1653 us.


And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, G1653 G1653 G1653 me, O Lord, thou SG1653 of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.


Lord, G1653 G1653 G1653 my sG1653: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.


Shouldest not thou also G1653 had G1653 G1653 thy fellowservant, even as I had G1653 G1653 thee?


And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, G1653 G1653 G1653 us, O Lord, thou SG1653 of David.


And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, G1653 G1653 G1653 us, O Lord, thou SG1653 of David.


Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath dG1653e for thee, and hath had G1653 G1653 thee.


And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou SG1653 of David, G1653 G1653 G1653 me.


And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou SG1653 of David, G1653 G1653 G1653 me.