Parts of Speech

n m

Root Word (Etymology)

of uncertain affinity

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 6:485

KJV Translation Count — 18x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: shepherd (15), Shepherd (2), pastor (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. a herdsman, esp. a shepherd
a. in the parable, he to whose care and control others have committed themselves, and whose precepts they follow
2. metaph.
a. the presiding officer, manager, director, of any assembly: so of Christ the Head of the church
1. of the overseers of the Christian assemblies
2. of kings and princes
The tasks of a Near Eastern shepherd were:
to watch for enemies trying to attack the sheep
to defend the sheep from attackers
to heal the wounded and sick sheep
to find and save lost or trapped sheep
to love them, sharing their lives and so earning their trust.
During World War II, a shepherd was a pilot who guided another pilot whose plane was partially disabled back to the base or carrier by flying alongside him to maintain visual contact.

Strong's Definitions

poy-mane'; of uncertain affinity; a shepherd (literal or figurative): — shepherd, pastor.

Concordance Results Using KJV

But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no G4166.


And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a G4166 divideth his sheep from the goats:


Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the G4166, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.


And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a G4166: and he began to teach them many things.


And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the G4166, and the sheep shall be scattered.


And there were in the same country G4166s abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.


And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the G4166s said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.


And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the G4166s.


And the G4166s returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.


But he that entereth in by the door is the G4166 of the sheep.