Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1407

KJV Translation Count — 63x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: keep (38), preserve (13), watchmen (3), besieged (2), keeper (1), monuments (1), observe 7521 (1), preserver (1), subtil (1), hidden things (1), watchers (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to guard, watch, watch over, keep
a. (Qal)
1. to watch, guard, keep
2. to preserve, guard from dangers
3. to keep, observe, guard with fidelity
4. to guard, keep secret
5. to be kept close, be blockaded
6. watchman (participle)

Strong's Definitions

natsar, naw-tsar'; a primitive root; to guard, in a good sense (to protect, maintain, obey, etc.) or a bad one (to conceal, etc.): — besieged, hidden thing, keep(-er, -ing), monument, observe, preserve(-r), subtil, watcher(-man).

Concordance Results Using KJV

H5341ing mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.


He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.


Who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have H5341d thy word, and kept thy covenant.


And the children of Israel did secretly those H5341 that were not right against the LORD their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the H5341 to the fenced city.


He smote the Philistines, even unto Gaza, and the borders thereof, from the tower of the H5341 to the fenced city.


I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou H5341r of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself?


He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the H5341er maketh.


Thou shalt H5341 them, O LORD, thou shalt H5341 them from this generation for ever.


All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as H5341 his covenant and his testimonies.


Let integrity and uprightness H5341 me; for I wait on thee.