Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

from 2596 and 2983

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 4:9

KJV Translation Count — 15x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: take (3), apprehend (3), comprehend (2), come upon (1), attain (1), find (1), overtake (1), obtain (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to lay hold of
a. to lay hold of so as to make one's own, to obtain, attain to, to make one's own, to take into one's self, appropriate
b. to seize upon, take possession of
1. of evils overtaking one, of the last day overtaking the wicked with destruction, of a demon about to torment one
2. in a good sense, of Christ by his holy power and influence laying hold of the human mind and will, in order to prompt and govern it
c. to detect, catch
d. to lay hold of with the mind
1. to understand, perceive, learn, comprehend

Strong's Definitions

kat-al-am-ban'-o; from (2596) (κατά) and (2983) (λαμβάνω); to take eagerly, i.e. seize, possess, etc. (literal or figurative): — apprehend, attain, come upon, comprehend, find, obtain, perceive, (over-) take.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And wheresoever he G2638th him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.


And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness G2638ed it not.


And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman G2638n in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,


They say unto him, Master, this woman was G2638n in adultery, in the very act.


Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness G2638 G2638 you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.


Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.


Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:


But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him.


What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have G2638ed to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.


Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may G2638.