Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: number 2191, number 2192

KJV Translation Count — 83x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: evil (20), evildoer (10), hurt (7), wickedly (5), worse (5), afflict (5), wicked (4), break (3), doer (3), ill (3), harm (3), displease (2), misc 1(3)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to be bad, be evil
a. (Qal)
1. to be displeasing
2. to be sad
3. to be injurious, be evil
4. to be wicked, be evil (ethically)
b. (Hiphil)
1. to do an injury or hurt
2. to do evil or wickedly
3. mischief (participle)
2. to break, shatter
a. (Qal)
1. to break
2. broken (participle)
3. to be broken
b. (Hithpolel) to be broken, be broken in pieces, be broken asunder

Strong's Definitions

ra`a`, raw-ah'; a primitive root; properly, to spoil (literally, by breaking to pieces); figuratively, to make (or be) good for nothing, i.e. bad (physically, socially or morally): — afflict, associate selves (by mistake for 7462), break (down, in pieces), + displease, (be, bring, do) evil (doer, entreat, man), show self friendly (by mistake for 7462), do harm, (do) hurt, (behave self, deal) ill, X indeed, do mischief, punish, still, vex, (do) wicked (doer, -ly), be (deal, do) worse.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so H7489.


And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he wH7489 needs be a judge: now wH7489 we deal H7489 with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to H7489 the door.


And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to H7489 me.


And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so H7489 with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?


Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done H7489 in so doing.


And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so H7489 entreated this people? why is it that thou hast sent me?


For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done H7489 to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all.


Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do H7489, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these.


Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of the LORD was kindled greatly; Moses also was H7489d.


And Moses said unto the LORD, Wherefore hast thou H7489ed thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?