Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026

KJV Translation Count — 102x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: atonement (71), purge (7), reconciliation (4), reconcile (3), forgive (3), purge away (2), pacify (2), atonement...made (2), merciful (2), cleansed (1), disannulled (1), appease (1), put off (1), pardon (1), pitch (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to cover, purge, make an atonement, make reconciliation, cover over with pitch
a. (Qal) to coat or cover with pitch
b. (Piel)
1. to cover over, pacify, propitiate
2. to cover over, atone for sin, make atonement for
3. to cover over, atone for sin and persons by legal rites
c. (Pual)
1. to be covered over
2. to make atonement for
d. (Hithpael) to be covered

Strong's Definitions

kaphar, kaw-far'; a primitive root; to cover (specifically with bitumen); figuratively, to expiate or condone, to placate or cancel: — appease, make (an atonement, cleanse, disannul, forgive, be merciful, pacify, pardon, purge (away), put off, (make) reconcile(-liation).

Concordance Results Using KJV

Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt H3722 it within and without with H3722.


And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will H3722 him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.


And they shall eat those things wherewith the H3722 was H3722, to consecrate and to sanctify them: but a stranger shall not eat thereof, because they are holy.


And thou shalt H3722er every day a bullock for a sin H3722ering for H3722: and thou shalt cleanse the altar, when thou hast H3722 an H3722 for it, and thou shalt anoint it, to sanctify it.


Seven days thou shalt make an H3722 for the altar, and sanctify it; and it shall be an altar most holy: whatsoever toucheth the altar shall be holy.


And Aaron shall make an H3722 upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin H3722ering of H3722s: once in the year shall he make H3722 upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD.


The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give an H3722ering unto the LORD, to make an H3722 for your souls.


And thou shalt take the H3722 money of the children of Israel, and shalt appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation; that it may be a memorial unto the children of Israel before the LORD, to make an H3722 for your souls.


And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an H3722 for your sin.


And he shall H3722 his hand upon the head of the burnt H3722ering; and it shall be accepted for him to make H3722 for him.