Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2538

KJV Translation Count — 65x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: take (27), taken (12), handle (8), hold (8), catch (4), surprised (2), misc (4)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to catch, handle, lay hold, take hold of, seize, wield
a. (Qal)
1. to lay hold of, seize, arrest, catch
2. to grasp (in order to) wield, wield, use skilfully
b. (Niphal) to be seized, be arrested, be caught, be taken, captured
c. (Piel) to catch, grasp (with the hands)

Strong's Definitions

taphas, taw-fas'; a primitive root; to manipulate, i.e. seize; chiefly to capture, wield, specifically, to overlay; figuratively, to use unwarrantably: — catch, handle, (lay, take) hold (on, over), stop, X surely, surprise, take.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as H8610 the harp and organ.


And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.


And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, neither she be H8610n with the manner;


And divide the prey into two parts; between them that took the war upon them, who went out to battle, and between all the congregation:


And I took the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and brake them before your eyes.


When thou shalt besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to H8610 it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by forcing an axe against them: for thou mayest eat of them, and thou shalt not cut them down (for the tree of the field is man's life) to employ them in the siege:


Then shall his father and his mother lay H8610 on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;


If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay H8610 on her, and lie with her, and they be found;


And it shall be, when ye have H8610n the city, that ye shall set the city on fire: according to the commandment of the LORD shall ye do. See, I have commanded you.


And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.