Parts of Speech

n m

Root Word (Etymology)

from an unused root meaning to lie waste

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2494a

KJV Translation Count — 20x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: vain (4), vanity (4), confusion (3), without form (2), wilderness (2), nought (2), nothing (1), empty place (1), waste (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness
a. formlessness (of primeval earth)
1. nothingness, empty space
b. that which is empty or unreal (of idols) fig
c. wasteland, wilderness (of solitary places)
d. place of chaos
e. vanity

Strong's Definitions

tohuw, to'-hoo; from an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), i.e. desert; figuratively, a worthless thing; adverbially, in vain: — confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And the earth was H8414 H8414, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.


He found him in a desert land, and in the H8414 howling H8414; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.


And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after H8414 things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are H8414.


The paths of their way are turned aside; they go to H8414, and perish.


He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a H8414 where there is no way.


He stretcheth out the north over the H8414 H8414, and hangeth the earth upon H8414.


He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the H8414, where there is no way.


The city of H8414 is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.


That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of H8414.


But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of H8414, and the stones of emptiness.


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