Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1905c

KJV Translation Count — 36x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: play (10), laugh (10), rejoice (3), scorn (3), sport (3), merry (2), mock (2), deride (1), derision (1), mockers (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to laugh, play, mock
a. (Qal)
1. to laugh (usually in contempt or derision)
2. to sport, play
b. (Piel)
1. to make sport
2. to jest
3. to play (including instrumental music, singing, dancing)
c. (Hiphil) to laugh mockingly

Strong's Definitions

sachaq, saw-khak'; a primitive root; to laugh (in pleasure or detraction); by implication, to play: — deride, have in derision, laugh, make merry, mock(-er), play, rejoice, (laugh to) scorn, be in (make) sport.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And it came to pass, when their hearts were H7832, that they said, Call for Samson, that he may make us H7832. And they called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them H7832: and they set him between the pillars.


Now the house was full of men and women; and all the lords of the Philistines were there; and there were upon the roof about three thousand men and women, that beheld while Samson made H7832.


And the women answered one another as they H7832ed, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.


And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise, and H7832 before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.


And David and all the house of Israel H7832ed before the LORD on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.


And David said unto Michal, It was before the LORD, which chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I H7832 before the LORD.


And David and all Israel H7832ed before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.


And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looking out at a window saw king David dancing and H7832ing: and she despised him in her heart.


So the posts passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh even unto Zebulun: but they H7832ed them to H7832, and H7832ed them.


At destruction and famine thou shalt H7832: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.