Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

of uncertain affinity

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 2:892

KJV Translation Count — 119x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: seek (100), seek for (5), go about (4), desire (3), misc (7)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to seek in order to find
a. to seek a thing
b. to seek [in order to find out] by thinking, meditating, reasoning, to enquire into
c. to seek after, seek for, aim at, strive after
2. to seek i.e. require, demand
a. to crave, demand something from someone

Strong's Definitions

dzay-teh'-o; of uncertain affinity; to seek (literal or figurative); specially (by Hebrew) to worship (God), or (in a bad sense) to plot (against life): — be (go) about, desire, endeavour, enquire (for), require, (x will) seek (after, for, means). Compare (4441) (πυνθάνομαι).

Concordance Results Using KJV

And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: G2212 Herod will G2212 the young child to destroy him.


Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and G2212 into the land of Israel: G2212 they are dead which sought the young child's life.


But G2212 ye first the kingdom of G2212d, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.


Ask, and it shall be given you; G2212, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:


G2212 every one that asketh receiveth; and he that G2212eth findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.


When the unclean spirit is G2212ne out of a man, he walketh through dry places, G2212ing rest, and findeth none.


While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.


Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.


Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, G2212ing G2212odly pearls:


How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be G2212ne astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and G2212eth into the mountains, and G2212eth that which is G2212ne astray?