Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2146

KJV Translation Count — 47x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: ...mercy (32), ...compassion (8), pity (3), love (1), merciful (1), Ruhamah (1), surely (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to love, love deeply, have mercy, be compassionate, have tender affection, have compassion
a. (Qal) to love
b. (Piel)
1. to have compassion, be compassionate
a. of God, man
c. (Pual) to be shown compassion, be compassionate

Strong's Definitions

racham, raw-kham'; a primitive root; to fondle; by implication, to love, especially to compassionate: — have compassion (on, upon), love, (find, have, obtain, shew) mercy(iful, on, upon), (have) pity, Ruhamah, X surely.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew H7355 on whom I will shew H7355.


And there shall cleave nought of the cursed thing to thine hand: that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and shew thee H7355, and have H7355 upon thee, and multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers;


That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have H7355 upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.


And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them H7355 before them who carried them captive, that they may have H7355 on them:


And the LORD was gracious unto them, and had H7355 on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.


{To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said,} I will H7355 thee, O LORD, my strength.


Thou shalt arise, and have H7355 upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.


Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.


Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is H7355.


He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have H7355.