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Lexicon :: Strong's H1875 - dāraš

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Strong’s Definitions

דָּרַשׁ dârash, daw-rash'; a primitive root; properly, to tread or frequent; usually to follow (for pursuit or search); by implication, to seek or ask; specifically to worship:—ask, × at all, care for, × diligently, inquire, make inquisition, (necro-) mancer, question, require, search, seek (for, out), × surely.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 164x

The KJV translates Strong's H1875 in the following manner: seek (84x), enquire (43x), require (12x), search (7x), miscellaneous (18x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 164x
The KJV translates Strong's H1875 in the following manner: seek (84x), enquire (43x), require (12x), search (7x), miscellaneous (18x).
  1. to resort to, seek, seek with care, enquire, require

    1. (Qal)

      1. to resort to, frequent (a place), (tread a place)

      2. to consult, enquire of, seek

        1. of God

        2. of heathen gods, necromancers

      3. to seek deity in prayer and worship

        1. God

        2. heathen deities

      4. to seek (with a demand), demand, require

      5. to investigate, enquire

      6. to ask for, require, demand

      7. to practice, study, follow, seek with application

      8. to seek with care, care for

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to allow oneself to be enquired of, consulted (only of God)

      2. to be sought, be sought out

      3. to be required (of blood)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
דָּרַשׁ dârash, daw-rash'; a primitive root; properly, to tread or frequent; usually to follow (for pursuit or search); by implication, to seek or ask; specifically to worship:—ask, × at all, care for, × diligently, inquire, make inquisition, (necro-) mancer, question, require, search, seek (for, out), × surely.
STRONGS H1875: Abbreviations
דָּרַשׁ 162 verb resort to, seek (compare Arabic دَرَسَ rub over, efface (a site), tread (wheat), figurative read repeatedly, study; WfRD beat (a path), discuss, Pa. practise in; Late Hebrew search out (a meaning), expound) —
Qal Perfect 1 Chronicles 10:14; Imperfect יִדְרשׁ Psalm 10:4 +, אֶדְרְשָׁה 1 Samuel 28:7, נִדְרְשָׁה 1 Kings 22:7 +, יִדְרְשׁוּן Isaiah 55:2; Imperative דְּרָשֿׁ 1 Kings 22:5 +; Infinitive absolute דָּרשׁ Leviticus 10:16; Deuteronomy 23:22; construct דְּרשׁ Deuteronomy 22:2 + לִדְרָשֿׁ Ezekiel 14:7, לְדַרְיוֺשׁ (scribal error for לִדְרוֺשׁ Ew§ 239 a Ol§ 245 g) Ezra 10:16; Participle דֹּרֵשׁ Deuteronomy 11:12 + 10 times, דּוֺרֵשׁ 1 Chronicles 28:9 + 3 times; passive דְּרוּשִׁים Psalm 111:2, דְּרוּשָׁה Isaiah 62:12; synonym בקשׁ; —
1. (tread a place,) resort to, frequent, with religious object, with accusative of location Amos 5:5; 2 Chronicles 1:5, לְ local Deuteronomy 12:5.
2. seek, consult, inquire of:
a. accusative י׳, אֱלֹהִים Genesis 25:22 (J) Exodus 18:15 (E) 1 Samuel 9:9; 1 Kings 22:8; 2 Kings 3:11; 2 Kings 8:8; 2 Kings 22:13, 18; 1 Chronicles 15:13; 1 Chronicles 21:30; 2 Chronicles 18:7; 34:21; Psalm 24:6; Psalm 78:34; Jeremiah 21:2; Jeremiah 37:7; Ezekiel 20:1, 3; the ark of God 1 Chronicles 13:3; word of Yahweh 1 Kings 22:5 (= 2 Chronicles 18:4) compare 1 Kings 14:5; with בְּ Yahweh 1 Chronicles 10:14; 2 Chronicles 34:26; Ezekiel 14:7; his word 2 Kings 1:16; with אֶל, אֶלאֵֿל Job 5:8; their God Isaiah 8:19, Messianic king Isaiah 11:10; מֵעַלסֵֿפֶר י׳ out of the book of י׳ Isaiah 34:16 (in gloss, according to CheJQ Jan. 1892, 332); with מֵאוֺתוֺ of a נָבִיא לי׳ 1 Kings 22:7 (= 2 Chronicles 18:6) compare (above) 2 Chronicles 18:8; 2 Kings 3:11 and 1 Kings 14:5 (מֵעִמְּךָ).
b. heathen gods and necromancers, הַדֹּרֵשׁ the inquirer Ezekiel 14:10; with בְּ, בַּעֲלַת אוֺב 1 Samuel 28:7, בָּאוֺב 1 Chronicles 10:13, בְּבַעַל זְבוּב 2 Kings 1:2, 3, 6, 16; with אֶל, אֶלהָֿאֹבוֺת Isaiah 8:19, אֶלהַֿמֵּתִים Deuteronomy 18:11, אֶלהָֿאֱלִילִים Isaiah 19:3.
3. seek deity in prayer and worship:
b. seek heathen deities, with accusative Jeremiah 8:2; 2 Chronicles 25:15, 20; with לְ, Deuteronomy 12:30; 2 Chronicles 17:3.
a. seek, with idea of demanding, require (בקשׁ is seek, simply), with accusative lost sheep Deuteronomy 22:2; Ezekiel 34:6, 8, 11; goat Leviticus 10:16 (twice in verse) (P); with אחר, after green fodder Job 39:8.
b. inquire, investigate (a matter), absolute Judges 6:29; Deuteronomy 13:15; Deuteronomy 17:4, 9; Deuteronomy 19:18; with accusative כָּללְֿבָבוֺת דּוֺרֵשׁ י׳ all hearts Yahweh searches 1 Chronicles 28:9; לִדְרשׁ הַמּוֺפֵת to inquire into the wonder 2 Chronicles 32:31; with לְ, to inquire about 2 Samuel 11:3; Job 10:6; followed by עַל person + infinitive 2 Chronicles 24:6 apply to the Levites to bring, etc., compare 2 Chronicles 31:9 (עַל both person and thing).
5. ask for, require, demand, with accusative of thing Ezekiel 20:40; + מִן person Deuteronomy 23:22; Micah 6:8; exact, often with collateral idea of avenging, מֵעִם Deuteronomy 18:19, so with מִיַּד Ezekiel 34:10, דָּרַשׁ דָּם מִיַּד Genesis 9:5 (P) Ezekiel 33:6; accusative only, דֹּרֵשׁ דמים Psalm 9:13, רִשְׁעוֺ ד׳ Psalm 10:15; absolute Psalm 10:4; Psalm 10:13; 2 Chronicles 24:22.
6. seek with application, study, follow, practise, absolute by wisdom Ecclesiastes 1:13; with accusative מִשְׁפָּט ד׳ study or practise justice Isaiah 1:17; Isaiah 16:5; מַעֲשֵׂי י׳ Psalm 111:2; טוֺב וְאַלרַֿע Amos 5:14; commands of God Psalm 119:45; Psalm 119:94; Psalm 119:155; 1 Chronicles 28:8; the law Ear 1 Chronicles 7:10; שׁלום ד׳ seek or study the peace, welfare of any one Deuteronomy 23:7; Jeremiah 29:7; Ezra 9:12, לשׁלום Jeremiah 38:4, טוב ד׳ Esther 10:3, רעה ד׳ Proverbs 11:27; Psalm 38:13 (compare בקשׁ 2, where this use is more common).
7. seek with care, care for, ארץ אשׁר יהוה אלהיך דֹּרֵשׁ אתהּ land which Yahweh thy God careth for Deuteronomy 11:12; אַליִֿדְרְשֵׁהוּ אֱלוֺהַּ let not Eloah care for it Job 3:4; אוֺתָךְ לֹא יִד׳ Jeremiah 30:14; דָּֽרְשָׁה צֶמֶר Proverbs 31:13; with לְ Jeremiah 30:17; אֵין דּוֺרֵשׁ לְנַפְשִׁי no one careth for me Psalm 142:5; but in both these לְ perhaps belongs to אֵין, compare || אֵין לִי מַכִּיר Psalm 142:5, also Lamentations 4:4 etc.; דְּרוּשָׁה cared for (of Jerusalem) Isaiah 62:12.
Niph. Perfect נִדְרָ֑שׁ Genesis 42:22, נִדְרַשְׁתִּי Isaiah 65:1, נִדְרָ֑שׁוּ 1 Chronicles 26:31; Imperfect אִדָּרֵשׁ Ezekiel 14:3; Ezekiel 20:3, 31, 31; Ezekiel 36:37; Infinitive absolute הַאִדָּרשׁ Ezekiel 14:3 (for ההדרשׁ); —
1. let oneself be inquired of, consulted, only of God Ezekiel 14:3 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 20:3, 31, 31; Ezekiel 36:37; Isaiah 65:1.
2. be sought out 1 Chronicles 26:31.
3. be required, of blood (compare Qal 5) Genesis 42:22 (E).
Note.וְדָרְשׁוּ מֵחָרְבוֺתֵיהֶם and beg out of their desolate places Psalm 109:10 (Ki and others wedŏršu, see Baer); many MSS. read דָּֽרְשׁוּ, so most interpretations; Greek Version of the LXX Hup Bi Che read גֹּרְשׁוּ be driven from.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


9:5; 25:22; 42:22; 42:22




10:16; 10:16


4:29; 11:12; 11:12; 12:5; 12:30; 13:15; 17:4; 17:9; 18:11; 18:19; 19:18; 22:2; 22:2; 23:7; 23:22; 23:22



1 Samuel

9:9; 28:7; 28:7

2 Samuel


1 Kings

14:5; 14:5; 22:5; 22:5; 22:7; 22:7; 22:8

2 Kings

1:2; 1:3; 1:6; 1:16; 1:16; 3:11; 3:11; 8:8; 22:13; 22:18

1 Chronicles

7:10; 10:13; 10:14; 10:14; 13:3; 15:13; 16:11; 21:30; 22:19; 26:31; 26:31; 28:8; 28:9; 28:9

2 Chronicles

1:5; 12:14; 14:3; 14:6; 15:2; 15:12; 15:13; 16:12; 17:3; 17:4; 18:4; 18:6; 18:7; 18:8; 19:3; 20:3; 22:9; 24:6; 24:22; 25:15; 25:20; 26:5; 26:5; 30:19; 31:9; 31:21; 32:31; 34:3; 34:21; 34:26


4:2; 6:21; 9:12; 10:16




3:4; 5:8; 10:6; 39:8


9:11; 9:13; 10:4; 10:4; 10:13; 10:15; 14:2; 22:27; 24:6; 28:9; 34:5; 34:11; 38:13; 53:3; 69:33; 77:3; 78:34; 105:4; 109:10; 111:2; 111:2; 119:2; 119:10; 119:45; 119:94; 119:155; 142:5; 142:5


11:27; 31:13




1:17; 8:19; 8:19; 9:12; 11:10; 16:5; 19:3; 31:1; 34:16; 55:2; 55:6; 58:2; 62:12; 62:12; 65:1; 65:1; 65:10


8:2; 10:21; 21:2; 29:7; 29:13; 30:14; 30:17; 37:7; 38:4


3:25; 4:4


14:3; 14:3; 14:3; 14:7; 14:7; 14:10; 20:1; 20:3; 20:3; 20:3; 20:31; 20:31; 20:31; 20:31; 20:40; 33:6; 34:6; 34:8; 34:10; 34:11; 36:37; 36:37




5:4; 5:5; 5:6; 5:14





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1875 matches the Hebrew דָּרַשׁ (dāraš),
which occurs 165 times in 152 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 9:5–2Ch 15:12)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:5 - And surely your blood of your lives will I require; H1875 at the hand of every beast will I require it, H1875 and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require H1875 the life of man.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:22 - And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire H1875 of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:22 - And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required. H1875
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:15 - And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto me to enquire H1875 of God:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:16 - And Moses diligently H1875 sought H1875 the goat of the sin offering, and, behold, it was burnt: and he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron which were left alive, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:29 - But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek H1875 him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:12 - A land which the LORD thy God careth for: H1875 the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:5 - But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, H1875 and thither thou shalt come:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:30 - Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire H1875 not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:14 - Then shalt thou enquire, H1875 and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:4 - And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and enquired H1875 diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:9 - And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and enquire; H1875 and they shall shew thee the sentence of judgment:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:11 - Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. H1875
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:19 - And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require H1875 it of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:18 - And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: H1875 and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:2 - And if thy brother be not nigh unto thee, or if thou know him not, then thou shalt bring it unto thine own house, and it shall be with thee until thy brother seek H1875 after it, and thou shalt restore it to him again.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:6 - Thou shalt not seek H1875 their peace nor their prosperity all thy days for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:21 - When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely H1875 require H1875 it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:29 - And they said one to another, Who hath done this thing? And when they enquired H1875 and asked, they said, Gideon the son of Joash hath done this thing.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:9 - (Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to enquire H1875 of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is now called a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.)
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:7 - Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire H1875 of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:3 - And David sent and enquired H1875 after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:5 - And the LORD said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask H1875 a thing of thee for her son; for he is sick: thus and thus shalt thou say unto her: for it shall be, when she cometh in, that she shall feign herself to be another woman.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:5 - And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, H1875 I pray thee, at the word of the LORD to day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:7 - And Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD besides, that we might enquire H1875 of him?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:8 - And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire H1875 of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:2 - And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, enquire H1875 of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:3 - But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to enquire H1875 of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:6 - And they said unto him, There came a man up to meet us, and said unto us, Go, turn again unto the king that sent you, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to enquire H1875 of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:16 - And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to enquire H1875 of Baalzebub the god of Ekron, is it not because there is no God in Israel to enquire H1875 of his word? therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:11 - But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD, that we may enquire H1875 of the LORD by him? And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:8 - And the king said unto Hazael, Take a present in thine hand, and go, meet the man of God, and enquire H1875 of the LORD by him, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:13 - Go ye, enquire H1875 of the LORD for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found: for great is the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:18 - But to the king of Judah which sent you to enquire H1875 of the LORD, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, As touching the words which thou hast heard;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:13 - So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire H1875 of it;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:14 - And enquired H1875 not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:3 - And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we enquired H1875 not at it in the days of Saul.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:13 - For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought H1875 him not after the due order.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:11 - Seek H1875 the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:30 - But David could not go before it to enquire H1875 of God: for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:19 - Now set your heart and your soul to seek H1875 the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:31 - Among the Hebronites was Jerijah the chief, even among the Hebronites, according to the generations of his fathers. In the fortieth year of the reign of David they were sought H1875 for, and there were found among them mighty men of valour at Jazer of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:8 - Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation of the LORD, and in the audience of our God, keep and seek H1875 for all the commandments of the LORD your God: that ye may possess this good land, and leave it for an inheritance for your children after you for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:9 - And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth H1875 all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek H1875 him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:5 - Moreover the brasen altar, that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he put before the tabernacle of the LORD: and Solomon and the congregation sought H1875 unto it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:14 - And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek H1875 the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:4 - And commanded Judah to seek H1875 the LORD God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:7 - Therefore he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities, and make about them walls, and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is yet before us; because we have sought H1875 the LORD our God, we have sought H1875 him, and he hath given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:2 - And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek H1875 him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:12 - And they entered into a covenant to seek H1875 the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;

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