ירשׁ ירשׁ 


yarash; yaw-rash' or yaresh



Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 920

KJV Translation Count — 232x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: possess (116), ...out (46), inherit (21), heir (10), possession (6), succeed (5), dispossess (4), poverty (3), drive (2), enjoy (2), poor (2), expelled (2), utterly (2), misc (11)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to seize, dispossess, take possession off, inherit, disinherit, occupy, impoverish, be an heir
a. (Qal)
1. to take possession of
2. to inherit
3. to impoverish, come to poverty, be poor
b. (Niphal) to be dispossessed, be impoverished, come to poverty
c. (Piel) to devour
d. (Hiphil)
1. to cause to possess or inherit
2. to cause others to possess or inherit
3. to impoverish
4. to dispossess
5. to destroy, bring to ruin, disinherit

Strong's Definitions

yarash, yaw-rash'; or yaresh, yaw-raysh'; a primitive root; to occupy (by driving out previous tenants, and possessing in their place); by implication, to seize, to rob, to inherit; also to expel, to impoverish, to ruin: — cast out, consume, destroy, disinherit, dispossess, drive(-ing) out, enjoy, expel, X without fail, (give to, leave for) inherit(-ance, -or) + magistrate, be (make) poor, come to poverty, (give to, make to) possess, get (have) in (take) possession, seize upon, succeed, X utterly.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine H3423.


And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine H3423; but he that shall come forth H3423 of thine own bowels shall be thine H3423.


And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee H3423 of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to H3423 it.


And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall H3423 it?


Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast H3423 this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be H3423 with my son, even with Isaac.


That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall H3423 the gate of his enemies;


And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed H3423 the gate of those which hate them.


And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest H3423 the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.


And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to H3423.


The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.