Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2318

KJV Translation Count — 187x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: sware (167), charge (8), oath (7), adjure (3), straitly (2)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to swear, adjure
a. (Qal) sworn (participle)
b. (Niphal)
1. to swear, take an oath
2. to swear (of Jehovah by Himself)
3. to curse
c. (Hiphil)
1. to cause to take an oath
2. to adjure

Strong's Definitions

shaba`, shaw-bah'; a primitive root; propr. to be complete, but used only as a denominative from 7651; to seven oneself, i.e. swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times): — adjure, charge (by an oath, with an oath), feed to the full (by mistake for 7646), take an oath, X straitly, (cause to, make to) swear.

Concordance Results Using KJV

Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.


And Abraham said, I will swear.


Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they H7650 both of them.


And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:


And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:


The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that H7650 unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.


And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and H7650 to him concerning that matter.


And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:


And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he H7650 unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.


Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the H7650 which I H7650 unto Abraham thy father;