Parts of Speech

n m

Root Word (Etymology)

from 1909 and 4649 (in the sense of 1983)

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 2:608

KJV Translation Count — 7x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: bishop (6), overseer (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. an overseer
a. a man charged with the duty of seeing that things to be done by others are done rightly, any curator, guardian or superintendent
b. the superintendent, elder, or overseer of a Christian church

Strong's Definitions

ep-is'-kop-os; from (1909) (ἐπί) and (4649) (σκοπός) (in the sense of (1983) (ἐπισκοπέω)); a superintendent, i.e. Christian officer in general charge of a (or the) church (literal or figurative): — bishop, overseer.

Concordance Results Using KJV

Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you G1985s, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.


Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the G1985s and deacons:


A G1985 then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;


The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.


For a G1985 must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;


All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.


For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and G1985 of your souls.


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