Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 141

KJV Translation Count — 72x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: bind (47), prison (4), tie (4), prisoner (2), misc (15)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to tie, bind, imprison
a. (Qal)
1. to tie, bind
2. to tie, harness
3. to bind (with cords)
4. to gird (rare and late)
5. to begin the battle, make the attack
6. of obligation of oath (figurative)
b. (Niphal) to be imprisoned, bound
c. (Pual) to be taken prisoner

Strong's Definitions

'acar, aw-sar'; a primitive root; to yoke or hitch; by analogy, to fasten in any sense, to join battle: — bind, fast, gird, harness, hold, keep, make ready, order, prepare, prison(-er), put in bonds, set in array, tie.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the H631, a place where the king's H631ers were bound: and he was there in the H631.


And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the H631, the place where Joseph was bound.


And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the H631.


Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in H631, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.


If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your H631: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:


And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.


And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.


H631ing his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:


And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:


If a man vow a vow unto the LORD, or swear an oath to H631 his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.