Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

probably strengthened from psao (to rub or touch the surface, cf 5597)

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 8:489

KJV Translation Count — 5x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: sing (3), sing psalms (1), make melody (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to pluck off, pull out
2. to cause to vibrate by touching, to twang
a. to touch or strike the chord, to twang the strings of a musical instrument so that they gently vibrate
b. to play on a stringed instrument, to play, the harp, etc.
c. to sing to the music of the harp
d. in the NT to sing a hymn, to celebrate the praises of God in song

Strong's Definitions

psal'-lo; probably strengthened from ψάω (to rub or touch the surface; compare (5597) (ψώχω)); to twitch or twang, i.e. to play on a stringed instrument (celebrate the divine worship with music and accompanying odes): — make melody, sing (psalms).

Concordance Results Using KJV

And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and G5567 unto thy name.


What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will G5567 with the spirit, and I will G5567 with the understanding also.


Speaking to yourselves in G5567 and hymns and spiritual songs, G5567ing and making G5567 in your heart to the Lord;


Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him G5567 G5567.