Parts of Speech

n m

Root Word (Etymology)

probably from the base of 2865

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 3:868

KJV Translation Count — 187x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: world (186), adorning (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. an apt and harmonious arrangement or constitution, order, government
2. ornament, decoration, adornment, i.e. the arrangement of the stars, 'the heavenly hosts', as the ornament of the heavens. 1 Peter 3:3
3. the world, the universe
4. the circle of the earth, the earth
5. the inhabitants of the earth, men, the human family
6. the ungodly multitude; the whole mass of men alienated from God, and therefore hostile to the cause of Christ
7. world affairs, the aggregate of things earthly
a. the whole circle of earthly goods, endowments riches, advantages, pleasures, etc, which although hollow and frail and fleeting, stir desire, seduce from God and are obstacles to the cause of Christ
8. any aggregate or general collection of particulars of any sort
a. the Gentiles as contrasted to the Jews (Romans 11:12 etc)
b. of believers only, John 1:29; 3:16; 3:17; 6:33; 12:47; 1 Corinthians 4:9; 2 Corinthians 5:19
For Synonyms see entry 5921

Strong's Definitions

kos'-mos; probably from the base of (2865) (κομίζω); orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration; by implication the world (in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitant, literal or figurative [moral]): — adorning, world.

Concordance Results Using KJV

Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the G2889, and the glory of them;


Ye are the light of the G2889. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.


That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the G2889.


The field is the G2889; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;


For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole G2889, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?


Woe unto the G2889 because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!


For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the G2889 to this time, no, nor ever shall be.


Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the G2889:


Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole G2889, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.


For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole G2889, and lose his own soul?