Strongs Concordance

Websters dictionary 1828



Strongs Definition


Proverbs 1

A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially

(including observation, care, recognition;
and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.): -

From H3045; knowledge: -

H3045 (repeat of above)

Proverbs 2:3

From H995; understanding: -

A primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), that is, (generally) understand: -

Webster Definition

KNOW, v.t. no. pret. knew; pp. known. [L. nosco, cognosco, Gr. although much varied in orthography. Nosco makes novi, which, with g or c prefixed, gnovi or cnovi, would coincide with know, knew. So L. cresco, crevi, coincides with grow, grew. The radical sense of knowing is generally to take, receive, or hold.]


includes all doubt or uncertainty of its existence.

2. To be informed of; to be taught.

It is not unusual for us to say we know things from information, when we rely on the veracity of the informer.

3. To distinguish; as, to know one man from another. We know a fixed star from a planet by its twinkling.

4. To recognize by

We do not always know a person after a long absence. We sometimes know a man by having seen his portrait, or having heard him described.

5. To be no stranger to; to be familiar. This man is well known to us.

6. In scripture, to have sexual commerce with. Gen 4.

7. To approve.

The Lord knoweth the way of the righteous. Psa 1.

8. To learn. Prov 1.

9. To acknowledge with due respect. 1 Th 5.

10. To choose; to favor or take an interest in. Amos 3.

11. To commit; to have.

He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin. 2Cor.

12. To have full assurance of; to have satisfactory evidence of any thing, though short of certainty.

KNOW, v.i. no.

1. To have clear and certain perception;
not to be doubtful;
sometimes with of.

If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. John 7.

2. To be informed.

Sir John must not know of it.

3. To take cognizance of; to examine.

Know of your youth - examine well your blood.




KNOWL'EDGE, n. nol'lej.

1. A clear and certain perception
of that which exists, or
of truth and fact;

the perception of the connection
and agreement, or disagreement
and repugnancy of our ideas.

We can have no knowledge of that which does not exist. God has a perfect knowledge of all his works.

Human knowledge
is very limited, and
is mostly gained by observation and experience.

2. Learning; illumination of mind.

Ignorance is the curse of God, knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.

3. Skill; as a knowledge of seamanship.

4. Acquaintance with any fact or person. I have no knowledge of the man or thing.

5. Cognizance; notice. Ruth 2.

6. Information; power of knowing.

7. Sexual intercourse. But it is usual to prefix carnal; as carnal knowledge.

KNOWLEDGE, for acknowledge or avow, is not used.