Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 765

KJV Translation Count — 28x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: spare (8), keep back (3), withhold (3), refrain (3), asswage (2), reserved (2), hold back (1), variant (1), forbear (1), hindereth (1), kept (1), punished (1), withholdeth (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to withhold, restrain, hold back, keep in check, refrain
a. (Qal)
1. to withhold, keep back, keep for oneself, keep from, hold in check, refrain, spare, reserve
2. to restrain, check
b. (Niphal) to assuage, be spared

Strong's Definitions

chasak, khaw-sak'; a primitive root; to restrain or (reflex.) refrain; by implication, to refuse, spare, preserve; also (by interch. with 2821) to observe: — assuage, X darken, forbear, hinder, hold back, keep (back), punish, refrain, reserve, spare, withhold.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.


And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.


And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:


There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he H2820 H2820 any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?


And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be the LORD, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and hath H2820 his servant from evil: for the LORD hath returned the wickedness of Nabal upon his own head. And David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife.


And Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from pursuing after Israel: for Joab held H2820 the people.


But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, BeH2820, my master hath H2820d Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him.


And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast H2820 us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this;


Therefore I will not H2820 my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.


But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should H2820 your grief.