Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1675

KJV Translation Count — 46x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: shut up (15), stayed (7), retain (3), detain (3), able (2), withhold (2), keep (2), prevail (1), recover (1), refrained (1), reign (1), misc (8)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to restrain, retain, close up, shut, withhold, refrain, stay, detain
a. (Qal)
1. to restrain, halt, stop
2. to retain
b. (Niphal) to be restrained, be stayed, be under restraint

Strong's Definitions

`atsar, aw-tsar'; a primitive root; to inclose; by analogy, to hold back; also to maintain, rule, assemble: — X be able, close up, detain, fast, keep (self close, still), prevail, recover, refrain, X reign, restrain, retain, shut (up), slack, stay, stop, withhold (self).

Concordance Results Using KJV

And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.


For the LORD had fast closed H6113 all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.


And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was H6113.


And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the plague was H6113.


And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was H6113 from the children of Israel.


And then the LORD'S wrath be kindled against you, and he H6113 H6113 the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.


For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none H6113 H6113, or left.


And Manoah said unto the angel of the LORD, I pray thee, let us H6113 thee, until we shall have made ready a kid for thee.


And the angel of the LORD said unto Manoah, Though thou H6113 me, I will not eat of thy bread: and if thou wilt offer a burnt offering, thou must offer it unto the LORD. For Manoah knew not that he was an angel of the LORD.


And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said unto him, Behold the man whom I spake to thee of! this same shall H6113 over my people.