Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

from 2904

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 3:910

KJV Translation Count — 47x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: hold (12), take (9), lay hold on (8), hold fast (5), take by (4), lay hold upon (2), lay hand on (2), misc (5)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to have power, be powerful
a. to be chief, be master of, to rule
2. to get possession of
a. to become master of, to obtain
b. to take hold of
c. to take hold of, take, seize
1. to lay hands on one in order to get him into one's power
3. to hold
a. to hold in the hand
b. to hold fast, i.e. not discard or let go
1. to keep carefully and faithfully
c. to continue to hold, to retain
1. of death continuing to hold one
2. to hold in check, restrain

Strong's Definitions

krat-eh'-o; from (2904) (κράτος); to use strength, i.e. seize or retain (literal or figurative): — hold (by, fast), keep, lay hand (hold) on, obtain, retain, take (by).

Concordance Results Using KJV

But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her G2902 the G2902, and the maid arose.


And he said unto them, What man shall there be amG2902g you, that shall have G2902e sheep, and if it fall into a pit G2902 the sabbath day, will he not G2902 G2902 G2902 it, and lift it out?


For Herod had laid G2902 G2902 John, and bound him, and put him in prisG2902 for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.


But the same servant went out, and found G2902e of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid G2902s G2902 him, and took him G2902 the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.


But when they sought to G2902 G2902s G2902 him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.


And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.


And cG2902sulted that they might G2902 Jesus G2902 subtilty, and kill him.


Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: G2902 him G2902.


And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid G2902s G2902 Jesus, and took him.


In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to G2902 me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no G2902 G2902 me.