Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 455

KJV Translation Count — 164x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: seek (84), enquire (43), require (12), search (7), misc (18)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to resort to, seek, seek with care, enquire, require
a. (Qal)
1. to resort to, frequent (a place), (tread a place)
2. to consult, enquire of, seek
a. of God
b. of heathen gods, necromancers
3. to seek deity in prayer and worship
a. God
b. heathen deities
4. to seek (with a demand), demand, require
5. to investigate, enquire
6. to ask for, require, demand
7. to practice, study, follow, seek with application
8. to seek with care, care for
b. (Niphal)
1. to allow oneself to be enquired of, consulted (only of God)
2. to be sought, be sought out
3. to be required (of blood)

Strong's Definitions

darash, daw-rash'; a primitive root; properly, to tread or frequent; usually to follow (for pursuit or search); by implication, to seek or ask; specifically to worship: — ask, X at all, care for, X diligently, inquire, make inquisition, (necro-) mancer, question, require, search, seek (for, out), X surely.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And surely your blood of your lives will I H1875; at the hand of every beast will I H1875 it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I H1875 the life of man.


And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the LORD.


And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is H1875d.


And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto me to inquire of God:


And Moses diligently sought the goat of the sin offering, and, behold, it was burnt: and he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron which were left alive, saying,


But if from thence thou shalt H1875 the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou H1875 him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.


A land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.


But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye H1875, and thither thou shalt come:


Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.


Then shalt thou inquire, and make H1875, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you;