Parts of Speech

n n

Root Word (Etymology)

neuter of a derivative of 5442

KJV Translation Count — 1x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: phylactery (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. a fortified place provided with a garrison, a station for a guard or garrison
2. a preservative or safeguard, an amulet. The Jews used this word to describe small strips of parchment on which were written the following passages of the law of Moses, Exodus 13:1-10, 11-16; De 6:4-9, 11:13-21, and which, enclosed in small cases, they were accustomed when engaged in prayer to wear fastened by a leather strap to the forehead and to the left arm over against the heart, in order that they might thus be solemnly reminded of the duty of keeping the commands of God in the head and in the heart, according to the directions given in Exodus 13:16, De 6:8, 11:18. These scrolls were thought to have the power, like amulets, to avert various evils and to drive away demons. The Pharisees were accustomed to widen, make broad, their phylacteries, that they might render them more conspicuous and show themselves to be more eager than the majority to be reminded of the law of God.

Strong's Definitions

foo-lak-tay'-ree-on; neuter of a derivative of (5442) (φυλάσσω); a guard-case, i.e. "phylactery" for wearing slips of Scripture texts: — phylactery.

Concordance Results Using KJV

But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,