Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 781b

KJV Translation Count — 33x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: law (27), affinity (3), marriages (3)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to become a son-in-law, make oneself a daughter's husband
a. (Qal) wife's father, wife's mother, father-in-law, mother-in- law (participle)
b. (Hithpael) to make oneself a daughter's husband

Strong's Definitions

chathan, khaw-than'; a primitive root; to give (a daughter) away in marriage; hence (generally) to contract affinity by marriage: — join in affinity, father in law, make marriages, mother in law, son in law.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And make ye H2859 with us, and give your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you.


Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in H2859, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.


And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father in H2859, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren which are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace.


When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father in H2859, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt;


Then Jethro, Moses' father in H2859, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back,


And Jethro, Moses' father in H2859, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of God:


And he said unto Moses, I thy father in H2859 Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.


And Moses went out to meet his father in H2859, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.


And Moses told his father in H2859 all that the LORD had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the LORD delivered them.


And Jethro, Moses' father in H2859, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father in H2859 before God.