them-el'-ee-os or transliterated: themelion;

Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

from a derivative of 5087

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 3:63

KJV Translation Count — 16x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: foundation (16)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. laid down as a foundation, the foundation (of a building, wall, city)
2. metaph. the foundations, beginnings, first principals
a. of institution or system of truth

Strong's Definitions

them-el'-ee-os; from a derivative of (5087) (τίθημι); something put down, i.e. a substruction (of a building, etc.), (literal or figurative): — foundation.

Concordance Results Using KJV

He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the G2310 on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.


But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a G2310 built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.


Lest haply, after he hath laid the G2310, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,


And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the G2310s of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.


Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's G2310:


According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the G2310, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.


For other G2310 can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.


Now if any man build upon this G2310 gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;


And are built upon the G2310 of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;


Laying up in store for themselves a good G2310 against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.