Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primary verb

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 6:1

KJV Translation Count — 55x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: persuade (22), trust (8), obey (7), have confidence (6), believe (3), be confident (2), misc (7)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. persuade
a. to persuade, i.e. to induce one by words to believe
b. to make friends of, to win one's favour, gain one's good will, or to seek to win one, strive to please one
c. to tranquillise
d. to persuade unto i.e. move or induce one to persuasion to do something
2. be persuaded
a. to be persuaded, to suffer one's self to be persuaded; to be induced to believe: to have faith: in a thing
1. to believe
2. to be persuaded of a thing concerning a person
b. to listen to, obey, yield to, comply with
3. to trust, have confidence, be confident

Strong's Definitions

pi'-tho; a primary verb; to convince (by argument, true or false); by analogy to pacify or conciliate (by other fair means); reflexive or passive to assent (to evidence or authority), to rely (by inward certainty): — agree, assure, believe, have confidence, be (wax) confident, make friend, obey, persuade, trust, yield.

Concordance Results Using KJV

But the chief priests and elders G3982d the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.


He G3982ed in God; let him deliver him now, if he will G3982 him: for he said, I am the Son of God.


And if this come to the governor's ears, we will G3982 him, and secure you.


And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that G3982 in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!


But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he G3982ed, and divideth his spoils.


And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they G3982 G3982d, though one rose from the dead.


And he spake this parable unto certain which G3982ed in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:


But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they G3982 G3982d that John was a prophet.


For G3982fore these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to G3982 somebody; to whom a numG3982r of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as G3982ed him, were scattered, and brought to nought.


After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as G3982ed him, were dispersed.