Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1494

KJV Translation Count — 12x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: acquaint (2), profitable (2), cherish (2), advantage (1), ever (1), profiteth (1), treasurer (1), unprofitable (1), wont (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to be of use or service or profit or benefit
a. (Qal)
1. to be of use or service
2. servitor, steward (participle)
3. to benefit, profit
b. (Hiphil) to be used, be wont, exhibit use or habit, show harmony with, be familiar with, know intimately

Strong's Definitions

cakan, saw-kan'; a primitive root; to be familiar with; by implication, to minister to, be serviceable to, be customary: — acquaint (self), be advantage, X ever, (be, (un-)) profit(-able), treasurer, be wont.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden H5532 since I was thine unto this day? was I H5532 H5532 to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay.


Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her H5532 him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat.


And the damsel was very fair, and H5532ed the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.


Should he reason with H5532 talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good?


Can a man be H5532 unto God, as he that is wise may be H5532 unto himself?


H5532 now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.


For he hath said, It H5532 a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.


For thou saidst, What H5532 will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?


Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art H5532ed with all my ways.


Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get thee unto this H5532, even unto Shebna, which is over the house, and say,


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