Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 962

KJV Translation Count — 37x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: contain (6), feed (6), sustain (4), abide (3), nourish (3), hold (2), receive (2), victual (2), bear (1), comprehended (1), misc (7)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to seize, contain, measure
a. (Qal) to measure, calculate
b. (Pilpel) to sustain, maintain, contain
1. to sustain, support, nourish
2. to contain, hold in, restrain
3. to support, endure
c. (Polpal) to be supplied
d. (Hilpil) to contain, hold, hold in, endure
1. to contain
2. to sustain, endure

Strong's Definitions

kuwl, kool; a primitive root; properly, to keep in; hence, to measure; figuratively, to maintain (in various senses): — (be able to, can) abide, bear, comprehend, contain, feed, forbearing, guide, hold(-ing in), nourish(-er), be present, make provision, receive, sustain, provide sustenance (victuals).

Concordance Results Using KJV

And there will I H3557 thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy houseH3557, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.


And Joseph H3557ed his father, and his brethren, and all his father's houseH3557, with bread, according to their families.


Now therefore fear ye not: I will H3557 you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.


And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a H3557er of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him.


Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even fourscore years old: and he had provided the king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim; for he was a very great man.


And the king said unto Barzillai, Come thou over with me, and I will H3557 thee with me in Jerusalem.


And David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten women his concubines, whom he had left to keep the house, and put them in ward, and fed them, but went not in unto them. So they were shut up unto the day of their death, living in widowhood.


And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided H3557s for the king and his houseH3557: each man his month in a year made provision.


And those officers provided H3557 for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month: they lacked nothing.


And it was an hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it H3557ed two thousand baths.