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King James Dictionary

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Additional Resources
• Torrey's Topical Textbook
Waiting Upon God
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
Judah upon Jordan
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Jonath Elem Rechokim, Upon
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Clothed Upon
Judah At (upon) the Jordan
Greek - look earnestly upon
Greek - that one may attend upon
Greek - exercise authority upon
Greek - come upon
Greek - have mercy upon
Greek - look upon
Greek - spit upon
Greek - bring in upon, bring upon
Greek - upon
Greek - be clothed upon
Greek - come upon
Greek - cast upon
Greek - call upon
Greek - lay hold upon
Greek - lay upon, put upon
Greek - take upon
Greek - upon
Greek - be laid upon, press upon
Greek - that which comes upon
Greek - come upon
Greek - exercise authority upon
Greek - lay hold upon
Greek - look upon
Greek - upon the sea coast
Greek - look round about upon
Greek - bestow upon, put upon
Greek - beat upon
Greek - beat upon
Greek - beat vehemently upon
Greek - look upon
Hebrew - came upon
Hebrew - upon
Hebrew - upon me
Hebrew - upon
Hebrew - look upon
Hebrew - lend upon usury
Hebrew - tread upon
Hebrew - upon
Hebrew - upon
Hebrew - upon
Hebrew - upon
Hebrew - taken upon me
Hebrew - ran upon
Hebrew - upon
Hebrew - upon a staff
Hebrew - upon
Hebrew - came upon him mightily, came upon mightily, come upon you mightily
Hebrew - spread upon

UPON', prep.

1. Resting or being on the top or surface; as being upon a hill, or upon a rock; upon a field; upon a table; upon a river; upon the altar; upon the roof. He has his coat upon his back; his hat is upon his head.
2. In a state of resting or dependence; as upon this condition; he will contract with you upon these terms. Upon our repentance we hope to be forgiven.
3. Denoting resting, as a burden. Impose upon yourself this task.
4. In the direction or part of; as upon the right hand.
5. Relating to. They are now engaged upon the affairs of the bank.
6. In consideration of; as upon the whole matter.
7. Near to; as a village upon the Thames.
8. With, or having received. He came upon an hour's warning.
9. On the occasion of; engaged in for the execution of. He sent the officer upon a bold enterprise.
10. In; during the time of; as upon the seventh day; upon the first of January.
11. Noting security; as, to borrow money upon lands, or upon mortgage.
12. Noting approach or attack.

The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. Judges 16.

13. Noting exposure or incurring some danger or loss. You do this upon pain of death, or upon the penalties of the law.
14. At the time of; on occasion of. What was their conduct upon this event?
15. By inference from, or pursuing a certain supposition. Upon his principles, we can have no stable government.
16. Engaged in. What is he upon?
17. Having a particular manner. The horse is now upon a hard trot.
18. Resting or standing, as on a condition. He is put upon his good behavior.
19. Noting means of subsistence or support. Cattle live upon grass.
20. Noting dependence for subsistence; as, paupers come upon the parish or town.

To take upon, to assume.

To assume upon, in law, to promise; to undertake.

Copyright Statement
Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software at

Bibliography Information
"Entry for 'Upon'". "King James Dictionary".


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