Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

probably strengthened from 4685 (through the idea of extending)

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 7:536

KJV Translation Count — 54x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: sow (43), sower (6), receive seed (4), vr sow (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to sow, scatter, seed
2. metaph. of proverbial sayings

Strong's Definitions

spi'-ro; probably strengthened from (4685) (σπάω) (through the idea of extending); to scatter, i.e. sow (literal or figurative): — sow (-er), receive seed.

Concordance Results Using KJV

Behold the fowls of the air: for they G4687 not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?


And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a G4687er went forth to G4687;


And when he G4687ed, some G4687s fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:


Hear ye therefore the parable of the G4687er.


When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was G4687n in his heart. This is he which G4687d G4687 by the way side.


But he that G4687d the G4687 into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy G4687th it;


He also that G4687d G4687 among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.


But he that G4687d G4687 into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.


Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which G4687ed good G4687 in his field:


But while men slept, his enemy came and G4687ed tares among the wheat, and went his way.


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