Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 636

KJV Translation Count — 290x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: strong (48), repair (47), hold (37), strengthened (28), strengthen (14), harden (13), prevail (10), encourage (9), take (9), courage (8), caught (5), stronger (5), hold (5), misc (52)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to strengthen, prevail, harden, be strong, become strong, be courageous, be firm, grow firm, be resolute, be sore
a. (Qal)
1. to be strong, grow strong
a. to prevail, prevail upon
b. to be firm, be caught fast, be secure
c. to press, be urgent
d. to grow stout, grow rigid, grow hard (bad sense)
e. to be severe, be grievous
2. to strengthen
b. (Piel)
1. to make strong
2. to restore to strength, give strength
3. to strengthen, sustain, encourage
4. to make strong, make bold, encourage
5. to make firm
6. to make rigid, make hard
c. (Hiphil)
1. to make strong, strengthen
2. to make firm
3. to display strength
4. to make severe
5. to support
6. to repair
7. to prevail, prevail upon
8. to have or take or keep hold of, retain, hold up, sustain, support
9. to hold, contain
d. (Hithpael)
1. to strengthen oneself
2. to put forth strength, use one's strength
3. to withstand
4. to hold strongly with

Strong's Definitions

chazaq, khaw-zak'; a primitive root; to fasten upon; hence, to seize, be strong (figuratively, courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer: — aid, amend, X calker, catch, cleave, confirm, be constant, constrain, continue, be of good (take) courage(-ous, -ly), encourage (self), be established, fasten, force, fortify, make hard, harden, help, (lay) hold (fast), lean, maintain, play the man, mend, become (wax) mighty, prevail, be recovered, repair, retain, seize, be (wax) sore, strengthen (self), be stout, be (make, shew, wax) strong(-er), be sure, take (hold), be urgent, behave self valiantly, withstand.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And while he lingered, the men laid H2388 upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.


Arise, lift up the lad, and H2388 him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.


And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.


And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.


And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine H2388ed over them: so the land became Pharaoh's.


And one told Jacob, and said, BeH2388, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel H2388 himself, and sat upon the bed.


And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and H2388 it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and H2388 it, and it became a rod in his hand:


And the LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will H2388 his heart, that he shall not let the people go.


And he H2388ed Pharaoh's heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.


And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart was H2388ed, neither did he hearken unto them; as the LORD had said.