Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 117

KJV Translation Count — 41x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: strengthen (12), courage (9), strong (5), courageous (2), harden (2), speed (2), stronger (2), confirm (1), established (1), fortify (1), increaseth (1), steadfastly minded (1), obstinate (1), prevailed (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to be strong, alert, courageous, brave, stout, bold, solid, hard
a. (Qal) to be strong, brave, bold
b. (Piel) to strengthen, secure (for oneself), harden (heart), make firm, make obstinate, assure
c. (Hithpael) to be determined, to make oneself alert, strengthen oneself, confirm oneself, persist in, prove superior to
d. (Hiphil) to exhibit strength, be strong, feel strong

Strong's Definitions

'amats, aw-mats'; a primitive root; to be alert, physically (on foot) or mentally (in courage): — confirm, be courageous (of good courage, stedfastly minded, strong, stronger), establish, fortify, harden, increase, prevail, strengthen (self), make strong (obstinate, speed).

Concordance Results Using KJV

And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be H553er than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.


But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God H553ed his spirit, and made his heart H553, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.


But charge Joshua, and enH553 him, and H553 him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.


If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not H553 thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother:


Be H553 and of a good H553, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.


And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be H553 and of a good H553: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it.


And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be H553 and of a good H553: for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I sware unto them: and I will be with thee.


Be H553 and of a good H553: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.


Only be thou H553 and very H553ous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.


Have not I commanded thee? Be H553 and of a good H553; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.