Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

probably from 5443 through the idea of isolation

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 9:236

KJV Translation Count — 30x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: keep (23), observe (2), beware (2), keep (one's) self (1), save (1), be ... ware (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to guard
a. to watch, keep watch
b. to guard or watch, have an eye upon: lest he escape
c. to guard a person (or thing) that he may remain safe
1. lest he suffer violence, be despoiled, etc. to protect
2. to protect one from a person or thing
3. to keep from being snatched away, preserve safe and unimpaired
4. to guard from being lost or perishing
5. to guard one's self from a thing
d. to guard i.e. care for, take care not to violate
1. to observe
2. to observe for one's self something to escape
a. to avoid, shun flee from
b. to guard for one's self (i.e. for one's safety's sake) so as not to violate, i.e. to keep, observe (the precepts of the Mosaic law)
For Synonyms see entry 5874

Strong's Definitions

foo-las'-so; probably from (5443) (φυλή) through the idea of isolation; to watch, i.e. be on guard (literal or figurative); by implication to preserve, obey, avoid: — beware, keep (self), observe, save. Compare (5083) (τηρέω).

Concordance Results Using KJV

The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?


And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I G5442d from my youth.


And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, G5442ing watch over their flock by night.


(For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)


When a strong man armed G5442eth his palace, his goods are in peace:


But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and G5442 it.


And he said unto them, Take heed, and G5442 of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.


And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.


He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall G5442 it unto life eternal.


While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might G5442 fulfilled.