Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2124

KJV Translation Count — 143x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: pursue (74), persecute (20), follow (18), chase (13), persecutors (7), pursuer (6), follow after (1), flight (1), misc (3)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to be behind, follow after, pursue, persecute, run after
a. (Qal)
1. to pursue, put to flight, chase, dog, attend closely upon
2. to persecute, harass (fig)
3. to follow after, aim to secure (fig)
4. to run after (a bribe) (fig)
b. (Niphal)
1. to be pursued
2. one pursued (participle)
c. (Piel) to pursue ardently, aim eagerly to secure, pursue
d. (Pual) to be pursued, be chased away
e. (Hiphil) to pursue, chase

Strong's Definitions

radaph, raw-daf'; a primitive root; to run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively (of time) gone by): — chase, put to flight, follow (after, on), hunt, (be under) persecute(-ion, -or), pursue(-r).

Concordance Results Using KJV

And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and H7291d them unto Dan.


And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and H7291d them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.


And he took his brethren with him, and H7291d H7291 him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.


And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not H7291 H7291 the sons of Jacob.


And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, H7291 H7291 the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?


And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall H7291 H7291 them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.


And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he H7291d H7291 the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand.


But the Egyptians H7291d H7291 them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.


And the Egyptians H7291d, and went in H7291 them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.


The enemy said, I will H7291, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.