Parts of Speech

n m

Root Word (Etymology)

apparently a root word

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 5:945

KJV Translation Count — 419x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: Father (268), father (150)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. generator or male ancestor
a. either the nearest ancestor: father of the corporeal nature, natural fathers, both parents
b. a more remote ancestor, the founder of a family or tribe, progenitor of a people, forefather: so Abraham is called, Jacob and David
1. fathers i.e. ancestors, forefathers, founders of a nation
c. one advanced in years, a senior
2. metaph.
a. the originator and transmitter of anything
1. the authors of a family or society of persons animated by the same spirit as himself
2. one who has infused his own spirit into others, who actuates and governs their minds
b. one who stands in a father's place and looks after another in a paternal way
c. a title of honour
1. teachers, as those to whom pupils trace back the knowledge and training they have received
2. the members of the Sanhedrin, whose prerogative it was by virtue of the wisdom and experience in which they excelled, to take charge of the interests of others
3. God is called the Father
a. of the stars, the heavenly luminaries, because he is their creator, upholder, ruler
b. of all rational and intelligent beings, whether angels or men, because he is their creator, preserver, guardian and protector
1. of spiritual beings and of all men
c. of Christians, as those who through Christ have been exalted to a specially close and intimate relationship with God, and who no longer dread him as a stern judge of sinners, but revere him as their reconciled and loving Father
d. the Father of Jesus Christ, as one whom God has united to himself in the closest bond of love and intimacy, made acquainted with his purposes, appointed to explain and carry out among men the plan of salvation, and made to share also in his own divine nature
1. by Jesus Christ himself
2. by the apostles

Strong's Definitions

pat-ayr'; apparently a primary word; a "father" (literal or figurative, near or more remote): — father, parent.

Concordance Results Using KJV

But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his G3962 Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:


And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our G3962: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.


And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their G3962, mending their nets; and he called them.


And they immediately left the ship and their G3962, and followed him.


Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your G3962 which is in heaven.


That ye may be the children of your G3962 which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.


Be ye therefore perfect, even as your G3962 which is in heaven is perfect.


Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your G3962 which is in heaven.


That thine alms may be in secret: and thy G3962 which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.


But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy G3962 which is in secret; and thy G3962 which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.