Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root [compare 2583]

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: number 694, number 695

KJV Translation Count — 78x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: mercy (16), gracious (13), merciful (12), supplication (10), favour (7), besought (4), pity (4), fair (1), favourable (1), favoured (1), misc (9)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to be gracious, show favour, pity
a. (Qal) to show favour, be gracious
b. (Niphal) to be pitied
c. (Piel) to make gracious, make favourable, be gracious
d. (Poel) to direct favour to, have mercy on
e. (Hophal) to be shown favour, be shown consideration
f. (Hithpael) to seek favour, implore favour
2. to be loathsome

Strong's Definitions

chanan, khaw-nan'; a primitive root (compare 2583); properly, to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior; to favor, bestow; causatively to implore (i.e. move to favor by petition): — beseech, X fair, (be, find, shew) favour(-able), be (deal, give, grant (gracious(-ly), intreat, (be) merciful, have (shew) mercy (on, upon), have pity upon, pray, make supplication, X very.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath H2603ly given thy servant.


Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt H2603ly with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.


And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he H2603 us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.


And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be H2603 unto thee, my son.


And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be H2603 to whom I will be H2603, and will shew H2603 on whom I will shew H2603.


The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be H2603 unto thee:


And I H2603 the LORD at that time, saying,


And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew H2603 unto them:


A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew H2603 to the young:


And it shall be, when their fathers or their brethren come unto us to complain, that we will say unto them, Be H2603able unto them for our sakes: because we reserved not to each man his wife in the war: for ye did not give unto them at this time, that ye should be guilty.