Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2113

KJV Translation Count — 25x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: spy (12), spy out (8), view (2), backbiteth (1), espy out (1), slandered (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to go on foot, spy out, foot it, go about, walk along, move the feet
a. (Qal) to be a tale-bearer, slander, go about
b. (Piel)
1. to slander
2. to go about as explorer, spy
c. (Tiphel) to teach to walk

Strong's Definitions

ragal, raw-gal'; a primitive root; to walk along; but only in specifically, applications, to reconnoiter, to be a tale-bearer (i.e. slander); also (as denominative from 7272) to lead about: — backbite, search, slander, (e-) spy (out), teach to go, view.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.


We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.


And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies:


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


The man, who is the lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.


And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:


And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that ye are no spies, but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffick in the land.


And Moses sent to H7270 H7270 Jaazer, and they took the villages thereof, and drove H7270 the Amorites that were there.


And they turned and went up into the mountain, and came unto the valley of Eshcol, and searched it H7270.


And Joshua the son of Nun sent H7270 of Shittim two men to H7270 secretly, saying, Go H7270 the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there.


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