Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Forasmuch as, if, whether, that, etc

Greek: εἰ, ei (G1487)

413 King James Bible Verses


Here are forasmuch as, if, that, though, whether and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word εἰ mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G1487

Greek Base Word: εἰ

Usage: Forasmuch as, if, that, (al-)though, whether

Definition: If, whether, that, etc.

Detailed definition:

  1. If, whether.

Derived terms: A primary particle of conditionality.

See also:

  1. G1437
  2. G1489
  3. G1490
  4. G1499
  5. G1508
  6. G1509
  7. G1512
  8. G1513
  9. G1536
  10. G1537

Comments: Often used in connection or composition with other particles, especially as in G1489, G1490, G1499, G1508, G1509, G1512, G1513, G1536, G1537.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: i
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: i
  3. Transliteration: ei
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ee
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ee

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