Parts of Speech

n n

Root Word (Etymology)

from an obsolete phao (to shine or make manifest, especially by rays, cf 5316, 5346)

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 9:310

KJV Translation Count — 70x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: light (68), fire (2)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. light
a. the light
1. emitted by a lamp
2. a heavenly light such as surrounds angels when they appear on earth
b. anything emitting light
1. a star
2. fire because it is light and sheds light
3. a lamp or torch
c. light, i.e brightness
1. of a lamp
2. metaph.
a. God is light because light has the extremely delicate, subtle, pure, brilliant quality
b. of truth and its knowledge, together with the spiritual purity associated with it
c. that which is exposed to the view of all, openly, publicly
d. reason, mind
1. the power of understanding esp. moral and spiritual truth
For Synonyms see entry 5817

Strong's Definitions

foce; from an obsolete φάω (to shine or make manifest, especially by rays; compare (5316) (φαίνω), (5346) (φημί)); luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative): — fire light.

Concordance Results Using KJV

The people which sat in darkness saw great G5457; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death G5457 is sprung up.


Ye are the G5457 of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.


Let your G5457 so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.


But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the G5457 that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!


What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in G5457: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.


And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the G5457.


And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the G5457.


A G5457 to G5457en the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.


No man, when he hath G5457ed a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the G5457.


Take heed therefore that the G5457 which is in thee be not darkness.