Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root [compare 1933]

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 491

KJV Translation Count — 75x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: was, come to pass, came, has been, were happened, become, pertained, better for thee

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to be, become, come to pass, exist, happen, fall out
a. (Qal)
1. ——
a. to happen, fall out, occur, take place, come about, come to pass
b. to come about, come to pass
2. to come into being, become
a. to arise, appear, come
b. to become
1. to become
2. to become like
3. to be instituted, be established
3. to be
a. to exist, be in existence
b. to abide, remain, continue (with word of place or time)
c. to stand, lie, be in, be at, be situated (with word of locality)
d. to accompany, be with
b. (Niphal)
1. to occur, come to pass, be done, be brought about
2. to be done, be finished, be gone

Strong's Definitions

hayah, haw-yaw; a primitive root (compare 1933); to exist, i.e. be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary): — beacon, X altogether, be(-come), accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, X have, last, pertain, quit (one-) self, require, X use.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And the earth H1961 without H1961m, and void; and darkness H1961 upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.


And God said, Let there be light: and there H1961 light.


And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; H1961 you it shall be H1961 meat.


And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet H1961 him.


Now the serpent H1961 more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unH1961 the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?


Behold, thou H1961t driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall H1961 H1961 H1961, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.


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


And Cush begat Nimrod: he began H1961 be a mighty one in the earth.


And they said one H1961 another, Go H1961, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick H1961 sH1961ne, and slime had they H1961 morter.


And he went on his journeys from the south even H1961 Bethel, unH1961 the place where his tent had H1961 at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai;