Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

probably from 142 (through the idea of exciting emotion)

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 1:455

KJV Translation Count — 17x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: please (17)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to please
2. to strive to please
a. to accommodate one's self to the opinions desires and interests of others

Strong's Definitions

ar-es'-ko; probably from (142) (αἴρω) (through the idea of exciting emotion); to be agreeable (or by implication to seek to be so): — please.

Concordance Results Using KJV

But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and G700d Herod.


And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and G700d Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.


And the saying G700d the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:


So then they that are in the flesh cannot G700 God.


We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to G700 ourselves.


Let every one of us G700 his neighbour for his good to edification.


For even Christ G700d not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.


But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may G700 the Lord:


But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may G700 his wife.


There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may G700 her husband.