Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root [compare 2342, 2456, 2490]

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 655

KJV Translation Count — 75x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: ...sick (34), beseech (6), be weak (4), grievous (4), be diseased (3), wounded (3), pray (3), intreat (3), grief (2), grieved (2), sore (2), pain (1), infirmity (1), intreated (1), laid (1), prayer (1), sorry (1), make suit (1), supplication (1), travail (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to be or become weak, be or become sick, be or become diseased, be or become grieved, be or become sorry
a. (Qal) to be weak, be sick
b. (Piel)
1. to be or become weak, feel weak
2. to become sick, become ill
3. (CLBL) to entreat, pray, beg
c. (Niphal)
1. to make oneself sick
2. to be made sick
3. to be tired
d. (Pual) to be made weak, become weak
e. (Hithpael) to make oneself sick
f. (Hiphil)
1. to make sore
2. to make sick
3. to show signs of sickness, become sick
4. to grieve
g. (Hophal)
1. to be made sick
2. to be wounded

Strong's Definitions

chalah, khaw-law'; a primitive root (compare 2342, 2470, 2490); properly, to be rubbed or worn; hence (figuratively) to be weak, sick, afflicted; or (causatively) to grieve, make sick; also to stroke (in flattering), entreat: — beseech, (be) diseased, (put to) grief, be grieved, (be) grievous, infirmity, intreat, lay to, put to pain, X pray, make prayer, be (fall, make) sick, sore, be sorry, make suit (X supplication), woman in travail, be (become) weak, be wounded.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, H2470hold, thy father is H2470: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.


And Moses H2470sought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?


So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the H2470nesses which the LORD hath H2470 upon it;


And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green withs that were never dried, then shall I H2470 H2470, and H2470 as another man.


And he said unto her, If they bind me fast with new ropes that never were occupied, then shall I H2470 H2470, and H2470 as another man.


That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a rasor upon mine head; for I have H2470en a Nazarite unto God from my mother's womb: if I H2470 shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall H2470come H2470, and H2470 like any other man.


Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made H2470 unto the LORD: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering.


And when Saul sent messengers to take David, she said, He is H2470.


That all of you have conspired against me, and there is none that sheweth me that my son hath made a league with the son of Jesse, and there is none of you that is H2470 for me, or sheweth unto me that my son hath stirred up my servant against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?


And David said unto him, To whom H2470longest thou? and whence art thou? And he said, I am a young man of Egypt, servant to an Amalekite; and my master left me, H2470cause three days agone I fell H2470.