Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 239

KJV Translation Count — 170x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: understand (62), understanding (32), consider (22), prudent (8), perceive (7), regard (6), discern (3), instruct (3), misc. 2(7)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to discern, understand, consider
a. (Qal)
1. to perceive, discern
2. to understand, know (with the mind)
3. to observe, mark, give heed to, distinguish, consider
4. to have discernment, insight, understanding
b. (Niphal) to be discerning, intelligent, discreet, have understanding
c. (Hiphil)
1. to understand
2. to cause to understand, give understanding, teach
d. (Hithpolel) to show oneself discerning or attentive, consider diligently
e. (Polel) to teach, instruct
2. (TWOT) prudent, regard

Strong's Definitions

biyn, bene; a primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), i.e.(generally) understand: — attend, consider, be cunning, diligently, direct, discern, eloquent, feel, inform, instruct, have intelligence, know, look well to, mark, perceive, be prudent, regard, (can) skill(-full), teach, think, (cause, make to, get, give, have) understand(-ing), view, (deal) wise(-ly, man).

Concordance Results Using KJV

Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.


And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:


Take you wise men, and H995ing, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.


Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your H995ing in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and H995ing people.


Remember the days of old, H995 the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.


He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he H995ed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.


O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would H995 their latter end!


And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli H995d that the LORD had called the child.


Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and H995 in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.


But when David saw that his servants whispered, David H995d that the child was dead: therefore David said unto his servants, Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead.