Parts of Speech

n m

Root Word (Etymology)

from kane (a straight reed, i.e. rod)

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 3:596

KJV Translation Count — 5x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: rule (4), line (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. a rod or straight piece of rounded wood to which any thing is fastened to keep it straight
a. used for various purposes
1. a measuring rod, rule
2. a carpenter's line or measuring tape
3. the measure of a leap, as in the Olympic games
2. a definitely bounded or fixed space within the limits of which one's power of influence is confined
a. the province assigned one
b. one's sphere of activity
3. metaph. any rule or standard, a principle or law of investigating, judging, living, acting

Strong's Definitions

kan-ohn'; from κάνη (a straight reed, i.e. rod); a rule ("canon"), i.e. (figurative) a standard (of faith and practice); by implication a boundary, i.e. (figurative) a sphere (of activity): — line, rule.

Concordance Results Using KJV

But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the G2583 which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.


Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our G2583 abundantly,


To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's G2583 of things made ready to our hand.


And as many as walk according to this G2583, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.


Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same G2583, let us mind the same thing.