שׁאל שׁאל 


sha'al; shaw-al' or sha'el



Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2303

KJV Translation Count — 173x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: ask (94), enquire (22), desire (9), require (7), borrow (6), salute (4), demand (4), lent (4), request (3), earnestly (2), beg (2), misc 1(6)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to ask, enquire, borrow, beg
a. (Qal)
1. to ask, ask for
2. to ask (as a favour), borrow
3. to enquire, enquire of
4. to enquire of, consult (of deity, oracle)
5. to seek
b. (Niphal) to ask for oneself, ask leave of absence
c. (Piel)
1. to enquire, enquire carefully
2. to beg, practise beggary
d. (Hiphil)
1. to be given on request
2. to grant, make over to, let (one) ask (successfully) or give or lend on request (then) grant or make over to

Strong's Definitions

sha'al, shaw-al'; or shael, shaw-ale'; a primitive root; to inquire; by implication, to request; by extension, to demand: — ask (counsel, on), beg, borrow, lay to charge, consult, demand, desire, X earnestly, enquire, + greet, obtain leave, lend, pray, request, require, + salute, X straitly, X surely, wish.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And I H7592ed her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.


And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth.


And the men of the place H7592ed him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon.


And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and H7592eth thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and whose are these before thee?


And Jacob H7592ed him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost H7592 after my name? And he blessed him there.


And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man H7592ed him, saying, What seekest thou?


Then he H7592ed the men of that place, saying, Where is the harlot, that was openly by the way side? And they said, There was no harlot in this place.


And he H7592ed Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?


And they said, The man H7592ed us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down?


And he H7592ed them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?