Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

from 5228 and 2192

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 8:523

KJV Translation Count — 5x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: higher (1), better (1), excellency (1), pass (1), supreme (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to have or hold over one
2. to stand out, rise above, overtop
a. to be above, be superior in rank, authority, power
1. the prominent men, rulers
b. to excel, to be superior, better than, to surpass

Strong's Definitions

hoop-er-ekh'-o; from (5228) (ὑπέρ) and (2192) (ἔχω); to hold oneself above, i.e. (figurative) to excel; participle (as adjective, or neuter as noun) superior, superiority: — better, excellency, higher, pass, supreme.

Concordance Results Using KJV

Let every soul be subject unto the G5242 powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.


Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other G5242 than themselves.


Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the G5242 of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,


And the peace of God, which G5242eth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.


Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as G5242;


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