Parts of Speech

n f

Root Word (Etymology)

from 5442

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 9:241

KJV Translation Count — 47x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: prison (36), watch (6), imprisonment (2), hold (1), cage (1), ward (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. guard, watch
a. a watching, keeping watch
1. to keep watch
b. persons keeping watch, a guard, sentinels
c. of the place where captives are kept, a prison
d. of the time (of night) during which guard was kept, a watch i.e. a period of time during which part of the guard was on duty, and at the end of which others relieved them. As the earlier Greeks divided the night commonly into three parts, so, previous to the exile, the Israelites also had three watches in a night; subsequently, however, after they became subject to the Romans, they adopted the Roman custom of dividing the night into four watches

Strong's Definitions

foo-lak-ay'; from (5442) (φυλάσσω); a guarding or (concrete guard), the act, the person; figurative the place, the condition, or (special) the time (as a division of day or night), literal or figurative: — cage, hold, (im-) prison (-ment), ward, watch.

Concordance Results Using KJV

Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into G5438.


For Herod had laid G5438 on John, and bound him, and put him in G5438 for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.


And he sent, and beheaded John in the G5438.


And in the fourth G5438 of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.


And he would not: but went and cast him into G5438, till he should pay the debt.


But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what G5438 the thief would come, he would have G5438ed, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.


Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in G5438, and ye came unto me.


Or when saw we thee sick, or in G5438, and came unto thee?


I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in G5438, and ye visited me not.


Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in G5438, and did not minister unto thee?