Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2198

KJV Translation Count — 46x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: feeble (6), fail (4), weaken (4), go (4), alone (4), idle (3), stay (3), slack (3), faint (2), forsake (2), abated (1), cease (1), misc (9)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to sink, relax, sink down, let drop, be disheartened
a. (Qal)
1. to sink down
2. to sink, drop
3. to sink, relax, abate
4. to relax, withdraw
b. (Niphal) idle (participle)
c. (Piel) to let drop
d. (Hiphil)
1. to let drop, abandon, relax, refrain, forsake
2. to let go
3. to refrain, let alone
4. to be quiet
e. (Hithpael) to show oneself slack

Strong's Definitions

raphah, raw-faw'; a primitive root; to slacken (in many applications, literal or figurative): — abate, cease, consume, draw (toward evening), fail, (be) faint, be (wax) feeble, forsake, idle, leave, let alone (go, down), (be) slack, stay, be still, be slothful, (be) weak(-en). See 7495.

Concordance Results Using KJV

So he let him H7503: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision.


And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish ought thereof: for they be H7503; therefore they cry, saying, Let us H7503 and sacrifice to our H7503d.


But he said, Ye are H7503, ye are H7503: therefore ye say, Let us H7503 and do sacrifice to the LORD.


(For the LORD thy H7503d is a merciful H7503d;) he will not H7503 thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.


Let me H7503, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven: and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.


Be strong and of a H7503od courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy H7503d, he it is that doth H7503 with thee; he will not H7503 thee, nor H7503 thee.


And the LORD, he it is that doth H7503 before thee; he will be with thee, he will not H7503 thee, neither H7503 thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.


There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not H7503 thee, nor H7503 thee.


And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, H7503 not thy hand from thy servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us: for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the mountains are gathered together against us.


And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are ye H7503 to H7503 to possess the land, which the LORD H7503d of your fathers hath given you?