Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: number 2263, number 2264

KJV Translation Count — 63x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: understand (12), wise (12), prosper (8), wisely (6), understanding (5), consider (4), instruct (3), prudent (2), skill (2), teach (2), misc (7)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to be prudent, be circumspect, wisely understand, prosper
a. (Qal) to be prudent, be circumspect
b. (Hiphil)
1. to look at or upon, have insight
2. to give attention to, consider, ponder, be prudent
3. to have insight, have comprehension
a. insight, comprehension (subst)
4. to cause to consider, give insight, teach
a. the teachers, the wise
5. to act circumspectly, act prudently, act wisely
6. to prosper, have success
7. to cause to prosper
2. (Piel) to lay crosswise, cross (hands)

Strong's Definitions

sakal, saw-kal'; a primitive root; to be (causatively, make or act) circumspect and hence, intelligent: — consider, expert, instruct, prosper, (deal) prudent(-ly), (give) skill(-ful), have good success, teach, (have, make to) understand(-ing), wisdom, (be, behave self, consider, make) wise(- ly), guide wittingly.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one H7919, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.


And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.


Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may H7919 in all that ye do.


O that they were H7919, that they understood this, that they would H7919 their latter end!


Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest H7919 whithersoever thou goest.


This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way H7919ous, and then thou shalt have good success.


And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself H7919ly: and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul's servants.


And David behaved himself H7919ly in all his ways; and the LORD was with him.


Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very H7919ly, he was afraid of him.


Then the princes of the Philistines went forth: and it came to pass, after they went forth, that David behaved himself more H7919ly than all the servants of Saul; so that his name was much set by.