Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: number 2103, number 2104

KJV Translation Count — 226x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: multiply (74), increase (40), much (29), many (28), more (12), great (8), long (3), store (2), exceedingly (2), greater (2), abundance (2), misc (24)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. be or become great, be or become many, be or become much, be or become numerous
a. (Qal)
1. to become many, become numerous, multiply (of people, animals, things)
2. to be or grow great
b. (Piel) to make large, enlarge, increase, become many
c. (Hiphil)
1. to make much, make many, have many
a. to multiply, increase
b. to make much to do, do much in respect of, transgress greatly
c. to increase greatly or exceedingly
2. to make great, enlarge, do much
2. (Qal) to shoot

Strong's Definitions

rabah, raw-baw'; a primitive root; to increase (in whatever respect): — (bring in) abundance (X -antly), + archer (by mistake for 7232), be in authority, bring up, X continue, enlarge, excel, exceeding(-ly), be full of, (be, make) great(-er, -ly, X -ness), grow up, heap, increase, be long, (be, give, have, make, use) many (a time), (any, be, give, give the, have) more (in number), (ask, be, be so, gather, over, take, yield) much (greater, more), (make to) multiply, nourish, plenty(-eous), X process (of time), sore, store, thoroughly, very.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and H7235, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl H7235 in the earth.


And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and H7235, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.


Unto the woman he said, I will H7235ly H7235 thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.


And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters H7235d, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.


And the waters prevailed, and were H7235d H7235ly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.


Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and H7235 upon the earth.


And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and H7235, and replenish the earth.


And you, be ye fruitful, and H7235; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and H7235 therein.


After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding H7235 reward.


And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will H7235 thy seed H7235, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.