Parts of Speech

n m

Root Word (Etymology)

of Hebrew origin, cf 6567

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 9:11

KJV Translation Count — 100x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: Pharisee (100)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. A sect that seems to have started after the Jewish exile. In addition to OT books the Pharisees recognised in oral tradition a standard of belief and life. They sought for distinction and praise by outward observance of external rites and by outward forms of piety, and such as ceremonial washings, fastings, prayers, and alms giving; and, comparatively negligent of genuine piety, they prided themselves on their fancied good works. They held strenuously to a belief in the existence of good and evil angels, and to the expectation of a Messiah; and they cherished the hope that the dead, after a preliminary experience either of reward or of penalty in Hades, would be recalled to life by him, and be requited each according to his individual deeds. In opposition to the usurped dominion of the Herods and the rule of the Romans, they stoutly upheld the theocracy and their country's cause, and possessed great influence with the common people. According to Josephus they numbered more than 6000. They were bitter enemies of Jesus and his cause; and were in turn severely rebuked by him for their avarice, ambition, hollow reliance on outward works, and affection of piety in order to gain popularity.

Strong's Definitions

far-is-ah'-yos; of Hebrew origin [compare Hebrew {6567} (parash)]; a separatist, i.e. exclusively religious; a Pharisaean, i.e. Jewish sectary: — Pharisee.

Concordance Results Using KJV

But when he saw many of the G5330s and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?


For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and G5330s, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.


And when the G5330s saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?


Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the G5330s fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?


But the G5330s said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.


But when the G5330s saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.


Then the G5330s went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.


But when the G5330s heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.


Then certain of the scribes and of the G5330s answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.


Then came to Jesus scribes and G5330s, which were of Jerusalem, saying,