Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

imperfect of 1510

KJV Translation Count — 457x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: was (267), were (115), had been (12), had (11), taught 1321 (4), stood 2476 (4), misc (42), vr was (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. I was, etc.

Strong's Definitions

ane; imperfect of (1510) (εἰμί), I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were): — + agree, be, x have (+ charge of), hold, use, was (-t), were.

Concordance Results Using KJV

Now the birth of Jesus Christ G2258 on this wise: When as his mother Mary G2258 espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she G2258 found with child of the Holy Ghost.


When they G2258 heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and G2258 over where the young child G2258.


And G2258 there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which G2258 spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.


And the same John G2258 his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat G2258 locusts and wild honey.


And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they G2258 fishers.


And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great G2258 the fall of it.


For he G2258 them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.


And there G2258 a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.


But when he saw the multitudes, he G2258 moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and G2258 scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.


How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which G2258 not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which G2258 with him, but only for the priests?