Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1456

KJV Translation Count — 154x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: (stood, turned, etc...) about (54), compass (41), turn (34), turn away (4), remove (3), returned (2), round (2), side (2), turn aside (2), turn back (2), beset (2), driven (2), compass in (2), misc (8)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to turn, turn about or around or aside or back or towards, go about or around, surround, encircle, change direction
a. (Qal)
1. to turn, turn about, be brought round, change
2. to march or walk around, go partly around, circle about, skirt, make a round, make a circuit, go about to, surround, encompass
b. (Niphal)
1. to turn oneself, close round, turn round
2. to be turned over to
c. (Piel) to turn about, change, transform
d. (Poel)
1. to encompass, surround
2. to come about, assemble round
3. to march, go about
4. to enclose, envelop
e. (Hiphil)
1. to turn, cause to turn, turn back, reverse, bring over, turn into, bring round
2. to cause to go around, surround, encompass
f. (Hophal)
1. to be turned
2. to be surrounded

Strong's Definitions

cabab, saw-bab'; a primitive root; to revolve, surround, or border; used in various applications, literally and figuratively (as follows): — bring, cast, fetch, lead, make, walk, X whirl, X round about, be about on every side, apply, avoid, beset (about), besiege, bring again, carry (about), change, cause to come about, X circuit, (fetch a) compass (about, round), drive, environ, X on every side, beset (close, come, compass, go, stand) round about, inclose, remove, return, set, sit down, turn (self) (about, aside, away, back).

Concordance Results Using KJV

The name of the first is Pison: that is it which H5437eth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;


And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that H5437eth the whole land of Ethiopia.


But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, H5437ed the house H5437, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:


For, behold, we were bH5437dH5437g sheaves H5437 the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood H5437 H5437, and made obeisance to my sheaf.


And he H5437ed himself H5437 from them, and wept; and H5437 to them agaH5437, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.


But God led the people H5437, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.


And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to H5437 the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.


And your border shall H5437 from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to ZH5437: and the goH5437g forth thereof shall be from the south to Kadeshbarnea, and shall go on to Hazaraddar, and pass on to Azmon:


And the border shall fetch a H5437 from Azmon unto the river of Egypt, and the goH5437gs out of it shall be at the sea.


So shall not the H5437heritance of the children of Israel H5437 from tribe to tribe: for every one of the children of Israel shall keep himself to the H5437heritance of the tribe of his fathers.