Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1048

KJV Translation Count — 288x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: cut off (145), make (85), cut down (23), cut (9), fail (6), destroy (4), want (3), covenanted (2), hew (2), misc (9)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to cut, cut off, cut down, cut off a body part, cut out, eliminate, kill, cut a covenant
a. (Qal)
1. to cut off
a. to cut off a body part, behead
2. to cut down
3. to hew
4. to cut or make a covenant
b. (Niphal)
1. to be cut off
2. to be cut down
3. to be chewed
4. to be cut off, fail
c. (Pual)
1. to be cut off
2. to be cut down
d. (Hiphil)
1. to cut off
2. to cut off, destroy
3. to cut down, destroy
4. to take away
5. to permit to perish
e. (Hophal) cut off

Strong's Definitions

karath, kaw-rath'; a primitive root; to cut (off, down or asunder); by implication, to destroy or consume; specifically, to covenant (i.e. make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces): — be chewed, be con-(feder-) ate, covenant, cut (down, off), destroy, fail, feller, be freed, hew (down), make a league ((covenant)), X lose, perish, X utterly, X want.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be H3772 H3772 any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to H3772 the earth.


In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:


And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be H3772 H3772 from his people; he hath broken my covenant.


And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.


Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.


And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us H3772 a covenant with thee;


Now therefore come thou, let us H3772 a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.


And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.


Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and H3772 H3772 the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.


And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I intreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to H3772 the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only?