Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Am, have been, X it is I, was, I exist (used only when emphatic)

Greek: εἰμί, eimi (G1510)

144 King James Bible Verses


Here are am, have been, X it is I, was and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word εἰμί 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: G1510

Greek Base Word: εἰμί

Usage: Am, have been, X it is I, was

Definition: I exist (used only when emphatic).

Detailed definition:

  1. To be, to exist, to happen, to be present.

Derived terms: The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb.

See also:

  1. G1488
  2. G1498
  3. G1511
  4. G1526
  5. G2070
  6. G2071
  7. G2075
  8. G2076
  9. G2258
  10. G2468
  11. G2771
  12. G5600


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: iˈmi
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: iˈmi
  3. Transliteration: eimi
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ee-MEE
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ee-MEE

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