Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

from 2596 and 2192

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 2:829

KJV Translation Count — 19x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: hold (3), hold fast (3), keep (2), possess (2), stay (1), take (1), have (1), make (1), misc (5)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to hold back, detain, retain
a. from going away
b. to restrain, hinder (the course or progress of)
1. that which hinders, Antichrist from making his appearance
2. to check a ship's headway i.e. to hold or head the ship
c. to hold fast, keep secure, keep firm possession of
2. to get possession of, take
b. to possess

Strong's Definitions

kat-ekh'-o; from (2596) (κατά) and (2192) (ἔχω); to hold down (fast), in various applications (literal or figurative): — have, hold (fast), keep (in memory), let, x make toward, possess, retain, seize on, stay, take, withhold.

Concordance Results Using KJV

But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.


And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and G2722ed him, that he should not depart from them.


But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, G2722 it, and bring forth fruit with patience.


And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to G2722 the lowest room.


For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.


And when they had G2722n up the anchors, they committed themselves unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore.


For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who G2722 the truth in unrighteousness;


But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.


And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they G2722ed not;


Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and G2722 the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.