Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

from teros (a watch, perhaps akin to 2334)

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 8:140

KJV Translation Count — 75x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: keep (57), reserve (8), observe (4), watch (2), preserve (2), keeper (1), hold fast (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to attend to carefully, take care of
a. to guard
b. metaph. to keep, one in the state in which he is
c. to observe
d. to reserve: to undergo something
For Synonyms see entry 5874

Strong's Definitions

tay-reh'-o; from τηρός (a watch; perhaps akin to (2334) (θεωρέω)); to guard (from loss or injury, properly by keeping the eye upon; and thus differing from (5442) (φυλάσσω), which is properly to prevent escaping; and from (2892) (κουστωδία), which implies a fortress or full military lines of apparatus), i.e. to note (a prophecy; figurative to fulfill a command); by implication to detain (in custody; figurative to maintain); by extension to withhold (for personal ends; figurative to keep unmarried): — hold fast, keep (-er), (pre-, re-) serve, watch.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, G5083 the commandments.


All therefore whatsoever they bid you G5083, that G5083 and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.


And sitting down they G5083ed him there;


Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, G5083ing Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.


And for fear of him the G5083ers did shake, and became as dead men.


Teaching them to G5083 all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.


And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may G5083 your own tradition.


And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.


Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man G5083 my saying, he shall never see death.


Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man G5083 my saying, he shall never taste of death.