Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1328

KJV Translation Count — 42x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: shake (6), wander (6), move (6), promoted (3), fugitive (2), sift (2), stagger (2), wag (2), misc 1(3)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to quiver, totter, shake, reel, stagger, wander, move, sift, make move, wave, waver, tremble
a. (Qal)
1. to wave, quiver, vibrate, swing, stagger, tremble, be unstable
2. to totter, go tottering
a. vagabond (participle)
b. (Niphal) to be tossed about or around
c. (Hiphil)
1. to toss about
2. to shake, cause to totter
3. to shake, disturb
4. to cause to wander

Strong's Definitions

nuwa`, noo'-ah; a primitive root; to waver, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively (as subjoined): — continually, fugitive, X make, to (go) up and down, be gone away, (be) move(-able, -d), be promoted, reel, remove, scatter, set, shake, sift, stagger, to and fro, be vagabond, wag, (make) wander (up and down).

Concordance Results Using KJV

When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a H5128 and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.


Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a H5128 and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.


And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they reH5128d, and stood afar off.


And the LORD'S anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them H5128 in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed.


But the olive tree said unto them, Should I leave my fatness, wherewith by me they honour God and man, and go to be H5128 over the trees?


But the fig tree said unto them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be H5128 over the trees?


And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to be H5128 over the trees?


Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips H5128d, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.


Whereas thou camest but yesterday, should I this day make thee go up and down with us? seeing I go whither I may, return thou, and take back thy brethren: mercy and truth be with thee.


This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath H5128n her head at thee.