Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 399

KJV Translation Count — 1143x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: speak (840), say (118), talk (46), promise (31), tell (25), commune (20), pronounce (14), utter (7), command 4 misc (38)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to speak, declare, converse, command, promise, warn, threaten, sing
a. (Qal) to speak
b. (Niphal) to speak with one another, talk
c. (Piel)
1. to speak
2. to promise
d. (Pual) to be spoken
e. (Hithpael) to speak
f. (Hiphil) to lead away, put to flight

Strong's Definitions

dabar, daw-bar'; a primitive root; perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue: — answer, appoint, bid, command, commune, declare, destroy, give, name, promise, pronounce, rehearse, say, speak, be spokesman, subdue, talk, teach, tell, think, use (entreaties), utter, X well, X work.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And God spake unto Noah, H1696ing,


So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.


And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?


And Abram fell on his face: and God H1696ed with him, H1696ing,


And he left off H1696ing with him, and God went up from Abraham.


And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.


And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.


For I know him, that he will H1696 his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.


And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to H1696 unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:


And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.