Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 502

KJV Translation Count — 9x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: smite (3), break down (2), break (1), beat down (1), beat (1), overcome (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. (Qal) to smite, strike, hammer, strike down

Strong's Definitions

halam, haw-lam'; a primitive root; to strike down; by implication, to hammer, stamp, conquer, disband: — beat (down), break (down), overcome, smite (with the hammer).

Concordance Results Using KJV

Then were the horsehoofs broken by the means of the pransings, the pransings of their mighty ones.


She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen's hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote off his head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temples.


And the watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of Benjamin looked; and, behold, the multitude melted away, and they went on H1986ing H1986 one another.


But now they H1986 H1986 the carved work thereof at once with axes and hammers.


Let the righteous H1986 me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not H1986 my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.


They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have H1986en me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.


For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken H1986 the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.


Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are H1986 with wine!


So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.