Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2321

KJV Translation Count — 150x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: break (115), destroy (9), break in pieces (8), break down (4), hurt (3), torn (2), give birth (1), crush (1), quench (1), misc (6)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to break, break in pieces
a. (Qal)
1. break, break in or down, rend violently, wreck, crush, quench
2. to break, rupture (fig)
b. (Niphal)
1. to be broken, be maimed, be crippled, be wrecked
2. to be broken, be crushed (fig)
c. (Piel) to shatter, break
d. (Hiphil) to cause to break out, bring to the birth
e. (Hophal) to be broken, be shattered

Strong's Definitions

shabar, shaw-bar'; a primitive root; to burst (literally or figuratively): — break (down, off, in pieces, up), broken (-hearted), bring to the birth, crush, destroy, hurt, quench, X quite, tear, view (by mistake for 7663).

Concordance Results Using KJV

And they said, Stand back. And they said agaH7665, This one fellow came H7665 to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to H7665 the door.


And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was H7665 the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field.


H7665 one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye H7665 a bone thereof.


If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be H7665, or driven away, no man seeH7665g it:


And if a man borrow ought of his neighbour, and it be H7665, or die, the owner thereof beH7665g not with it, he shall surely make it good.


Thou shalt not bow H7665 to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite H7665 H7665 their images.


And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancH7665g: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.


And the LORD said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were H7665 the first tables, which thou brakest.


But ye shall H7665 their altars, H7665 their images, and cut H7665 their groves:


But the earthen vessel whereH7665 it is sodden shall be broken: and if it be sodden H7665 a brasen pot, it shall be both scoured, and rH7665sed H7665 water.