Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2028

KJV Translation Count — 82x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: curse (39), swifter (5), light thing (5), vile (4), lighter (4), despise (3), abated (2), ease (2), light (2), lighten (2), slightly (2), misc 1(2)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to be slight, be swift, be trifling, be of little account, be light
a. (Qal)
1. to be slight, be abated (of water)
2. to be swift
3. to be trifling, be of little account
b. (Niphal)
1. to be swift, show oneself swift
2. to appear trifling, be too trifling, be insignificant
3. to be lightly esteemed
c. (Piel)
1. to make despicable
2. to curse
d. (Pual) to be cursed
e. (Hiphil)
1. to make light, lighten
2. to treat with contempt, bring contempt or dishonour
f. (Pilpel)
1. to shake
2. to whet
g. (Hithpalpel) to shake oneself, be moved to and fro

Strong's Definitions

qalal, kaw-lal'; a primitive root; to be (causatively, make) light, literally (swift, small, sharp, etc.) or figuratively (easy, trifling, vile, etc.): — abate, make bright, bring into contempt, (ac-) curse, despise, (be) ease(-y, -ier), (be a, make, make somewhat, move, seem a, set) light(-en, -er, -ly, -ly afflict, -ly esteem, thing), X slight(-ly), be swift(-er), (be, be more, make, re-) vile, whet.

Concordance Results Using KJV

Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were H7043 from off the face of the ground;


And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were H7043 from off the earth.


And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again H7043 the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every H7043 living, as I have done.


And I will bless them that bless thee, and H7043 him that H7043th thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.


And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was H7043d in her eyes.


And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was H7043d in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.


And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.


And he that H7043th his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.


Thou shalt not reH7043 the gods, nor H7043 the ruler of thy people.


Thou shalt not H7043 the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.