Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a root word

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT-2:60 & 4:328,543

KJV Translation Count — 43x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: loose (27), break (5), unloose (3), destroy (2), dissolve (2), put off (1), melt (1), break up (1), break down (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to loose any person (or thing) tied or fastened
a. bandages of the feet, the shoes,
b. of a husband and wife joined together by the bond of matrimony
c. of a single man, whether he has already had a wife or has not yet married
2. to loose one bound, i.e. to unbind, release from bonds, set free
a. of one bound up (swathed in bandages)
b. bound with chains (a prisoner), discharge from prison, let go
3. to loosen, undo, dissolve, anything bound, tied, or compacted together
a. an assembly, i.e. to dismiss, break up
b. laws, as having a binding force, are likened to bonds
c. to annul, subvert
d. to do away with, to deprive of authority, whether by precept or act
e. to declare unlawful
f. to loose what is compacted or built together, to break up, demolish, destroy
g. to dissolve something coherent into parts, to destroy
h. metaph., to overthrow, to do away with

Strong's Definitions

loo'-o; a primary verb; to "loosen" (literal or figurative): — break (up), destroy, dissolve, (un-) loose, melt, put off. Compare (4486) (ῥήγνυμι).

Concordance Results Using KJV

Whosoever therefore shall G3089 one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.


And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt G3089 on earth shall be G3089d in heaven.


Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall G3089 on earth shall be G3089d in heaven.


Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: G3089 them, and bring them unto me.


And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop G3089 and G3089.


And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was G3089d, and he spake plain.


And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; G3089 him, and bring him.


And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they G3089 him.


And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?


John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to G3089: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: