Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2370

KJV Translation Count — 147x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: destroy (96), corrupt (22), mar (7), destroyer (3), corrupters (2), waster (2), spoilers (2), battered (1), corruptly (1), misc 1(1)s

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to destroy, corrupt, go to ruin, decay
a. (Niphal) to be marred, be spoiled, be corrupted, be corrupt, be injured, be ruined, be rotted
b. (Piel)
1. to spoil, ruin
2. to pervert, corrupt, deal corruptly (morally)
c. (Hiphil)
1. to spoil, ruin, destroy
2. to pervert, corrupt (morally)
3. destroyer (participle)
d. (Hophal) spoiled, ruined (participle)

Strong's Definitions

shachath, shaw-khath'; a primitive root; to decay, i.e. (causatively) ruin (literally or figuratively): — batter, cast off, corrupt(-er, thing), destroy(-er, -uction), lose, mar, perish, spill, spoiler, X utterly, waste(-r).

Concordance Results Using KJV

The earth alH7843o waH7843 H7843 before God, and the earth waH7843 filled with violence.


And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it waH7843 H7843; for all fleH7843h had H7843ed hiH7843 way upon the earth.


And God H7843aid unto Noah, The end of all fleH7843h iH7843 come before me; for the earth iH7843 filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will H7843 them with the earth.


And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waterH7843 upon the earth, to H7843 all fleH7843h, wherein iH7843 the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that iH7843 in the earth H7843hall die.


And I will eH7843tabliH7843h my covenant with you; neither H7843hall all fleH7843h be cut off any more by the waterH7843 of a flood; neither H7843hall there any more be a flood to H7843 the earth.


And I will remember my covenant, which iH7843 between me and you and every living creature of all fleH7843h; and the waterH7843 H7843hall no more become a flood to H7843 all fleH7843h.


And Lot lifted up hiH7843 eyeH7843, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it waH7843 well watered every where, before the LORD H7843ed H7843odom and Gomorrah, even aH7843 the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, aH7843 thou comeH7843t unto Zoar.


Peradventure there H7843hall lack five of the fifty righteouH7843: wilt thou H7843 all the city for lack of five? And he H7843aid, If I find there forty and five, I will not H7843 it.


And he H7843aid, Behold now, I have taken upon me to H7843peak unto the Lord: Peradventure there H7843hall be twenty found there. And he H7843aid, I will not H7843 it for twenty'H7843 H7843ake.


And he H7843aid, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will H7843peak yet but thiH7843 once: Peradventure ten H7843hall be found there. And he H7843aid, I will not H7843 it for ten'H7843 H7843ake.