Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1553

KJV Translation Count — 290x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: serve (227), do (15), till (9), servant (5), work (5), worshippers (5), service (4), dress (2), labour (2), ear (2), misc 1(4)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to work, serve
a. (Qal)
1. to labour, work, do work
2. to work for another, serve another by labour
3. to serve as subjects
4. to serve (God)
5. to serve (with Levitical service)
b. (Niphal)
1. to be worked, be tilled (of land)
2. to make oneself a servant
c. (Pual) to be worked
d. (Hiphil)
1. to compel to labour or work, cause to labour, cause to serve
2. to cause to serve as subjects
e. (Hophal) to be led or enticed to serve

Strong's Definitions

`abad, aw-bad'; a primitive root; to work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc.: — X be, keep in bondage, be bondmen, bond-service, compel, do, dress, ear, execute, + husbandman, keep, labour(-ing man, bring to pass, (cause to, make to) serve(-ing, self), (be, become) servant(-s), do (use) service, till(-er), transgress (from margin), (set a) work, be wrought, worshipper.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And every plant of the field before it was in the H5647th, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the H5647th, and there was not a man to H5647 the ground.


And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to H5647 it and to keep it.


Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to H5647 the ground from whence he was taken.


And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a H5647er of the ground.


When thou H5647est the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the H5647th.


Twelve yH5647s they H5647d CheH5647rlaomer, and in the thirteenth yH5647 they rebelled.


And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall H5647 them; and they shall afflict them four hundred yH5647s;


And also that nation, whom they shall H5647, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.


And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall H5647 the younger.


Let people H5647 thee, and nations bow H5647wn to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow H5647wn to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.