Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 40

KJV Translation Count — 26x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: desire (17), lust (4), longed (3), covet (2)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. desire, incline, covet, wait longingly, wish, sigh, want, be greedy, prefer
a. (Piel) to desire, crave (food and drink)
b. (Hithpael) to desire, long for, lust after (of bodily appetites)

Strong's Definitions

'avah, aw-vaw'; a primitive root; to wish for: — covet, (greatly) desire, be desirous, long, lust (after).

Concordance Results Using KJV

And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a H183ing: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?


And he called the name of that place Kibrothhattaavah: because there they buried the people that H183ed.


Neither shalt thou H183 thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou H183 thy neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's.


When the LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he hath promised thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul longeth to eat flesh; thou mayest eat flesh, whatsoever thy soul H183eth after.


And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul H183eth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul H183th: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,


And if any man said unto him, Let them not fail to burn the fat presently, and then take as much as thy soul H183th; then he would answer him, Nay; but thou shalt give it me now: and if not, I will take it by force.


And Abner said unto David, I will arise and go, and will gather all Israel unto my lord the king, that they may make a league with thee, and that thou mayest reign over all that thine heart H183th. And David sent Abner away; and he went in peace.


And David H183, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!


And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul H183th, and shalt be king over Israel.


And David H183, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!