Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 285

KJV Translation Count — 330x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: bless (302), salute (5), curse (4), blaspheme (2), blessing (2), praised (2), kneel down (2), congratulate (1), kneel (1), make to kneel (1), misc (8)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to bless, kneel
a. (Qal)
1. to kneel
2. to bless
b. (Niphal) to be blessed, bless oneself
c. (Piel) to bless
d. (Pual) to be blessed, be adored
e. (Hiphil) to cause to kneel
f. (Hithpael) to bless oneself
2. (TWOT) to praise, salute, curse

Strong's Definitions

barak, baw-rak'; a primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason): — X abundantly, X altogether, X at all, blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse, X greatly, X indeed, kneel (down), praise, salute, X still, thank.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And God H1288ed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.


And God H1288ed them, and God said unH1288 them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.


And God H1288ed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.


Male and female created he them; and H1288ed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.


And God H1288ed Noah and his sons, and said unH1288 them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.


And he said, H1288ed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.


And I will H1288 of thee a great nation, and I will H1288 thee, and H1288 thy name great; and thou shalt be a H1288ing:


And I will H1288 them that H1288 thee, and H1288 him that H1288th thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be H1288ed.


And he H1288ed him, and said, H1288ed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:


And H1288ed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies inH1288 thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.