Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root [apparently akin (by transmission) to 7901 through the idea of lodging]

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2387

KJV Translation Count — 129x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: dwell (92), abide (8), place (7), remain (5), inhabit (4), rest (3), set (2), continue (1), dwellers (1), dwelling (1), misc (5)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to settle down, abide, dwell, tabernacle, reside
a. (Qal)
1. to settle down to abide
2. to abide, dwell, reside
b. (Piel)
1. to make settle down, establish
2. to make or cause to dwell
c. (Hiphil)
1. to lay, place, set, establish, settle, fix
2. to cause to dwell or abide

Strong's Definitions

shakan, shaw-kan'; a primitive root (apparently akin (by transmission) to 7901 through the idea of lodging; compare 5531, 7925); to reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively): — abide, continue, (cause to, make to) dwell(-er), have habitation, inhabit, lay, place, (cause to) remain, rest, set (up).

Concordance Results Using KJV

So he drove out the man; and he H7931d at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.


God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall H7931 in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.


And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.


And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall H7931 in the presence of all his brethren.


And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.


And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; H7931 in the land which I shall tell thee of:


And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:


Zebulun shall H7931 at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.


And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.


And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may H7931 among them.