Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 337

KJV Translation Count — 30x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: spoil (8), take away (8), rob (4), pluck (3), caught (1), consume (1), exercised (1), force (1), pluck off (1), torn (1), violence (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to tear away, seize, plunder, tear off, pull off, rob, take away by force
a. (Qal)
1. to tear away, rob
2. to seize, plunder (with acc cognate)
b. (Niphal)
1. to be robbed
2. to be taken away

Strong's Definitions

gazal, gaw-zal'; a primitive root; to pluck off; specifically to flay, strip or rob: — catch, consume, exercise (robbery), pluck (off), rob, spoil, take away (by force, violence), tear.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently H1497n H1497.


And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest H1497 by H1497 thy daughters from me.


Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently H1497, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,


Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither H1497 him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.


And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and H1497ed evermore, and no man shall save thee.


Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass shall be violently H1497n H1497 from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them.


And the men of Shechem set liers in wait for him in the top of the mountains, and they H1497bed all that came along that way by them: and it was told Abimelech.


And the children of Benjamin did so, and took them wives, according to their number, of them that danced, whom they H1497: and they went and returned unto their inheritance, and repaired the cities, and dwelt in them.


And he slew an Egyptian, a goodly man: and the Egyptian had a spear in his hand; but he went down to him with a staff, and H1497ed the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his own spear.


And he slew an Egyptian, a man of great stature, five cubits high; and in the Egyptian's hand was a spear like a weaver's beam; and he went down to him with a staff, and H1497ed the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his own spear.