Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: number 1973, number 1974

KJV Translation Count — 58x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: enemy (14), distress (7), bind up (6), vex (6), afflict (4), besiege (4), adversary (3), strait (3), trouble (2), bound (2), pangs (2), misc (5)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to bind, be narrow, be in distress, make narrow, cause distress, besiege, be straitened, be bound
a. (Qal)
1. to bind, tie up, shut up
2. to be scant, be cramped, be in straits
b. (Pual) to be bound, be tied up
c. (Hiphil)
1. to make narrow for, cause distress to, press hard upon
2. to suffer distress
2. to show hostility toward, vex
a. (Qal)
1. to show hostility toward, treat with enmity, vex, harass
2. vexer, harasser (participle)

Strong's Definitions

tsarar, tsaw-rar'; a primitive root; to cramp, literally or figuratively, transitive or intransitive (as follows): — adversary, (be in) afflict(-ion), beseige, bind (up), (be in, bring) distress, enemy, narrower, oppress, pangs, shut up, be in a strait (trouble), vex.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being H6887 H6887 in their clothes H6887on their shoulders.


But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an H6887 unto thine enemies, and an H6887 unto thine adversaries.


Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to H6887 her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.


And if ye go to war in your land against the H6887 that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.


H6887 the Midianites, and smite them:


For they H6887 you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian, their sister, which was slain in the day of the plague for Peor's sake.


But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall H6887 you in the land wherein ye dwell.


And he shall H6887 thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall H6887 thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.


They did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks H6887on their asses, and wine bottles, old, and rent, and H6887 H6887;


And Jephthah said unto the elders of Gilead, Did not ye hate me, and expel me out of my father's house? and why are ye come unto me now when ye are in H6887?