Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1053

KJV Translation Count — 223x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: write (210), describe (7), subscribe (4), recorded (1), write up (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to write, record, enrol
a. (Qal)
1. to write, inscribe, engrave, write in, write on
2. to write down, describe in writing
3. to register, enrol, record
4. to decree
b. (Niphal)
1. to be written
2. to be written down, be recorded, be enrolled
c. (Piel) to continue writing

Strong's Definitions

kathab, kaw-thab'; a primitive root; to grave, by implication, to write (describe, inscribe, prescribe, subscribe): — describe, record, prescribe, subscribe, write(-ing, -ten).

Concordance Results Using KJV

And the LORD said unto Moses, H3789 this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.


And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose H3789 early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.


And the LORD said unto Moses, Come H3789 to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.


And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him H3789on mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.


And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written.


Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin ; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.


And the LORD said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will H3789 H3789on these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest.


And the LORD said unto Moses, H3789 thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.


And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote H3789on the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.


And they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote H3789on it a writing, like to the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.