Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1402

KJV Translation Count — 65x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: Musician (55), set forward (3), overseers (3), excel (1), oversee (1), perpetual (1), chief singer (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to excel, be bright, be preeminent, be perpetual, be overseer, be enduring
a. (Niphal) enduring (participle)
b. (Piel) to act as overseer or superintendent or director or chief

Strong's Definitions

natsach, naw-tsakh'; a primitive root; properly, to glitter from afar, i.e. to be eminent (as a superintendent, especially of the Temple services and its music); also (as denominative from 5331), to be permanent: — excel, chief musician (singer), oversee(-r), set forward.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to H5329.


Of which, twenty and four thousand were to H5329 H5329 the work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand were officers and judges:


And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to H5329 them.


And he H5329 threescore and ten thousand of them to be bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred H5329 to H5329 the people a work.


And the men did the work faithfully: and the H5329 of them were Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to H5329 it H5329; and other of the Levites, all that could skill of instruments of musick.


Also they were over the bearers of burdens, and were H5329 of all that wrought the work in any manner of service: and of the Levites there were scribes, and officers, and porters.


Now in the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem; and appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and upward, to H5329 H5329 the work of the house of the LORD.


Then stood Jeshua with his sons and his brethren, Kadmiel and his sons, the sons of Judah, together, to H5329 H5329 the workmen in the house of God: the sons of Henadad, with their sons and their brethren the Levites.


Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.


I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.