Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1686

KJV Translation Count — 22x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: surety (9), meddle (2), mingled (2), pledges (2), becometh (1), engaged (1), intermeddle (1), mortgaged (1), occupiers (1), occupy (1), undertake (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to pledge, exchange, mortgage, engage, occupy, undertake for, give pledges, be or become surety, take on pledge, give in pledge
a. (Qal)
1. to take on pledge, go surety for
2. to give in pledge
3. to exchange
4. to pledge
b. (Hithpael)
1. to exchange pledges
2. to have fellowship with, share

Strong's Definitions

`arab, aw-rab'; a primitive root; to braid, i.e. intermix; technically, to traffic (as if by barter); also or give to be security (as a kind of exchange): — engage, (inter-) meddle (with), mingle (self), mortgage, occupy, give pledges, be(-come, put in) surety, undertake.

Concordance Results Using KJV

I will be H6148 for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:


For thy servant became H6148 for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever.


Now therefore, I pray thee, give H6148 to my lord the king of Assyria, and I will deliver thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.


For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have H6148 themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.


Some also there were that said, We have H6148 our lands, vineyards, and houses, that we might buy corn, because of the dearth.


Lay down now, put me in a H6148 with thee; who is he that will strike hands with me?


But were H6148 among the heathen, and learned their works.


Be H6148 for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.


My son, if thou be H6148 for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,


He that is H6148 for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.