Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 255

KJV Translation Count — 376x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: build (340), build up (14), builder (10), made (3), built again (2), repair (2), set up (2), have children (1), obtain children +08735 (1), surely 1 (inf. for emphasis)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to build, rebuild, establish, cause to continue
a. (Qal)
1. to build, rebuild
2. to build a house (ie, establish a family)
b. (Niphal)
1. to be built
2. to be rebuilt
3. established (of restored exiles) (fig.)
4. established (made permanent)
5. to be built up (of childless wife becoming the mother of a family through the children of a concubine)

Strong's Definitions

banah, baw-naw'; a primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively): — (begin to) build(-er), obtain children, make, repair, set (up), X surely.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, H1129 he a woman, and brought her unto the man.


And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he H1129ed a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.


And Noah H1129ed an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.


Out of that land went forth Asshur, and H1129ed Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,


And they said, Go to, let us H1129 us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad H1129on the face of the whole earth.


And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the H1129 of men H1129ed.


So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence H1129on the face of all the earth: and they left off to H1129 the city.


And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there H1129ed he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.


And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he H1129ed an altar unto the LORD, and called H1129on the name of the LORD.


Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and H1129 there an altar unto the LORD.


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