Parts of Speech

n m

Root Word (Etymology)

from 2986 in the sense of flowing

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1142

KJV Translation Count — 13x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: flood (13)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. flood, deluge.
a. Noah's flood that submerged the entire planet earth under water for about a year
Some think Noah's flood was only local. However the description of it found in Genesis 6 through 8 makes this patently absurd. If it was local, Noah had 120 years to migrate out of the area to safe ground! Why waste all that effort building a ship? He only had to move less than 1500 feet a day to reach the farthest point on the globe! With the possible exception of Psalm 29:10, this word always refers to Noah's flood. The real reason for insisting on a local flood is the acceptance of evolution with its long geological ages. Most holding that view are not willing to allow a global world wide flood to have happened less than 5000 years ago. To admit such eliminates the need for the geological ages for most of the geological column would have been rapidly laid down by Noah's flood.

Strong's Definitions

mabbuwl, mab-bool'; from 2986 in the sense of flowing; a deluge: -flood.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And, behold, I, even I, do bring a H3999 of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.


And Noah was six hundred years old when the H3999 of waters was upon the earth.


And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the H3999.


And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the H3999 were upon the earth.


And the H3999 was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.


And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a H3999; neither shall there any more be a H3999 to destroy the earth.


And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a H3999 to destroy all flesh.


And Noah lived after the H3999 three hundred and fifty years.


Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the H3999.


These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the H3999.