Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

apparently from 2046 cf 2045

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 2:685

KJV Translation Count — 58x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: ask (23), beseech (14), pray (14), desire (6), intreat (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to question
2. to ask
a. to request, entreat, beg, beseech
For Synonyms see entry 5802 & 5920

Strong's Definitions

er-o-tah'-o; apparently from (2046) (ἐρέω) [compare (2045) (ἐρευνάω)]; to interrogate; by implication to request: — ask, beseech, desire, intreat, pray. Compare (4441) (πυνθάνομαι).

Concordance Results Using KJV

But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.


When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he G2065ed his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?


And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will G2065 you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.


And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve G2065ed of him the parable.


The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.


And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her.


And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and G2065ed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.


And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, G2065ing him that he would come and heal his servant.


And one of the Pharisees G2065d him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.


Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.


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