Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

from ptosso (to crouch, akin to 4422 and the alternate of 4098)

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 6:885

KJV Translation Count — 34x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: poor (30), beggar (2), poor man (1), beggarly (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. reduced to beggary, begging, asking alms
2. destitute of wealth, influence, position, honour
a. lowly, afflicted, destitute of the Christian virtues and eternal riches
b. helpless, powerless to accomplish an end
c. poor, needy
3. lacking in anything
a. as respects their spirit
1. destitute of wealth of learning and intellectual culture which the schools afford (men of this class most readily give themselves up to Christ's teaching and proved themselves fitted to lay hold of the heavenly treasure)
For Synonyms see entry 5870

Strong's Definitions

pto-khos'; from πτώσσω (to crouch; akin to (4422) (πτοέω) and the alternate of (4098) (πίπτω)); a beggar (as cringing), i.e. pauper (strictly denoting absolute or public mendicancy, although also used in a qualified or relative sense; whereas (3993) (πένης) properly means only straitened circumstances in private), literal (often as noun) or figurative (distressed): — beggar (-ly), poor.

Concordance Results Using KJV

Blessed are the G4434 in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the G4434 have the gospel preached to them.


Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the G4434, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.


For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the G4434.


For ye have the G4434 always with you; but me ye have not always.


Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the G4434, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.


And there came a certain G4434 widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.


And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this G4434 widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:


For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the G4434. And they murmured against her.


For ye have the G4434 with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.