Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 276

KJV Translation Count — 225x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: seek (189), require (14), request (4), seek out (4), enquired (3), besought (2), ask (2), sought for (2), begging (1), desire (1), get (1), inquisition (1), procureth (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to seek, require, desire, exact, request
a. (Piel)
1. to seek to find
2. to seek to secure
3. to seek the face
4. to desire, demand
5. to require, exact
6. to ask, request
b. (Pual) to be sought

Strong's Definitions

baqash, baw-kash'; a primitive root; to search out (by any method, specifically in worship or prayer); by implication, to strive after: — ask, beg, beseech, desire, enquire, get, make inquisition, procure, (make) request, require, seek (for).

Concordance Results Using KJV

That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou H1245 it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.


And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man H1245ed him, saying, What H1245est thou?


And he said, I H1245 my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks.


I will be surety H1245 him; of my hand shalt thou H1245 him: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him beH1245e thee, then let me bear the blame H1245 ever:


And Joseph made haste; H1245 his bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he H1245 where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.


Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he H1245 to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.


And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: H1245 all the men are dead which H1245 thy life.


And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and H1245 to kill him.


Not so: go now ye that are men, and serve the LORD; H1245 that ye did H1245. And they were driven H1245 from Pharaoh's presence.


And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it withH1245 the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, that every one which H1245 the LORD went H1245 unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was withH1245 the camp.