Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1972

KJV Translation Count — 33x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: try (11), founder (5), goldsmith (5), refine (3), refiner (2), melt (2), pure (2), purge away (1), casteth (1), finer (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to smelt, refine, test
a. (Qal)
1. to smelt, refine
2. to test
3. to test (and prove true)
4. smelter, refiner, goldsmith (participle)
b. (Niphal) to be refined
c. (Piel) to be a refiner
1. refiner (participle)

Strong's Definitions

tsaraph, tsaw-raf'; a primitive root; to fuse (metal), i.e. refine (literally or figuratively): — cast, (re-) fine(-er), founder, goldsmith, melt, pure, purge away, try.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people are yet too many; bring them down unto the water, and I will H6884 them for thee there: and it shall be, that of whom I say unto thee, This shall go with thee, the same shall go with thee; and of whomsoever I say unto thee, This shall not go with thee, the same shall not go.


Yet he restored the money unto his mother; and his mother took two hundred shekels of silver, and gave them to the H6884, who made thereof a graven image and a molten image: and they were in the house of Micah.


As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.


Next unto him repaired Uzziel the son of Harhaiah, of the H6884s. Next unto him also repaired Hananiah the son of one of the apothecaries, and they fortified Jerusalem unto the broad wall.


And between the going up of the corner unto the sheep gate repaired the H6884s and the merchants.


The words of the LORD are H6884 words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.


Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.


As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.


Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; H6884 my reins and my heart.


For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.