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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 - “Surely I will require H1875 [fn]your lifeblood; [fn]from every living thing I will require H1875 it. And [fn]from every man, [fn]from each man’s brother I will require H1875 the life of man.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:22 - But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If it is so, why then am I this way?” So she went to inquire H1875 of Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:22 - And Reuben answered them, saying, “Did I not tell you, saying, ‘Do not sin against the boy’; yet you would not listen? So also his blood, behold, it is required H1875 of us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:15 - And Moses said to his father-in-law, “Because the people come to me to inquire H1875 of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:16 -

But Moses searched H1875 carefully H1875 for the goat of the sin offering, and behold, it had been burned up! So he was angry with Aaron’s remaining sons Eleazar and Ithamar, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:29 - “But from there you will seek Yahweh your God, and you will find Him, for you will search H1875 for Him with all your heart and all your soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:12 - a land for which Yahweh your God cares H1875; the eyes of Yahweh your God are always on it, from the [fn]beginning even to the end of the year.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:5 - “But you shall seek H1875 Yahweh at the place which Yahweh your God will choose from all your tribes, to establish His name there for His dwelling, and there you shall come.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:30 - beware lest you be ensnared [fn]to follow them, after they are destroyed before you, and lest you inquire H1875 after their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations serve their gods, that I also may do likewise?’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:14 - then you shall inquire H1875 and search out H1875 and ask thoroughly. Behold, if it is true and the matter is confirmed, that this abomination has been done among you,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:4 - and if it is told to you and you have heard of it, then you shall inquire H1875 thoroughly. Behold, if it is true and the matter is confirmed that this abomination has been done in Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:9 - “So you shall come to the Levitical priest or the judge who is in office in those days, and you shall inquire H1875 of them, and they will declare to you the judgment in the case.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:11 - or one who is an enchanter or a medium or a spiritist or one who inquires H1875 of the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:19 - ‘And it will be that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require H1875 it of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:18 - “And the judges shall inquire H1875 thoroughly, and behold, if the witness is a false witness and he has [fn]accused his brother falsely,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:2 - “And if your brother is not near you, or if you do not know him, then you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall be with you until your brother searches H1875 for H1875 it; then you shall give it back to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:6 - “You shall never seek H1875 their peace or their prosperity all your days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:21 -

“When you make a vow to Yahweh your God, you shall not delay to pay it, for Yahweh your God will surely H1875 require H1875 it of you; and it will be a sin in you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:29 - And they said to one another, “Who did this thing?” And when they searched H1875 about and inquired, they said, “Gideon the son of Joash did this thing.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:9 - (Formerly in Israel, when a man went to inquire H1875 of God, he used to say, “Come, and let us go to the seer”; for he who is called a prophet now was formerly called a seer.)
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:7 - So Saul said to his servants, “Seek for me a woman who is a medium, that I may go to her and inquire H1875 of her.” And his servants said to him, “Behold, there is a woman who is a medium at En-dor.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:3 - So David sent and [fn]inquired H1875 about the woman. And one said, “Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:5 - Now Yahweh had said to Ahijah, “Behold, the wife of Jeroboam is coming to [fn]inquire H1875 of you concerning her son, for he is sick. You shall say thus and thus to her, for it will be when she arrives that she will pretend to be another woman.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:5 -

Moreover, Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Please inquire H1875 [fn]first for the word of Yahweh.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:7 - But Jehoshaphat said, “Is there not yet a prophet of Yahweh here that we may inquire H1875 of him?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:8 - And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is yet one man by whom we may inquire H1875 of Yahweh, but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. He is Micaiah son of Imlah.” But Jehoshaphat said, “Let not the king say so.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:2 - And Ahaziah fell through the lattice in his upper chamber, which was in Samaria, and became ill. So he sent messengers and said to them, “Go, inquire H1875 of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I will live from this sickness.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:3 - But the angel of [fn]Yahweh said to Elijah the Tishbite, “Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria and say to them, ‘Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are going to inquire H1875 of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron?’
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:6 - And they said to him, “A man came up to meet us and said to us, ‘Go, return to the king who sent you and say to him, “Thus says Yahweh, ‘Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are sending to inquire H1875 of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore [fn]you shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die.’”’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:16 - Then he spoke to him, “Thus says Yahweh, ‘Because you have sent messengers to inquire H1875 of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron—is it because there is no God in Israel to inquire H1875 of His word?—therefore [fn]you shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:11 - But Jehoshaphat said, “Is there not a prophet of Yahweh here, that we may inquire H1875 of Yahweh by him?” And one of the king of Israel’s servants answered and said, “Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who used to pour water on the hands of Elijah.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:8 - And the king said to Hazael, “Take a present in your hand and go to meet the man of God, and inquire H1875 of Yahweh by him, saying, ‘Will I be restored to life from this sickness?’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:13 - “Go, inquire H1875 of Yahweh for me and the people and all Judah, concerning the words of this book that has been found, for great is the wrath of Yahweh which is set aflame against us, because our fathers have not listened to the words of this book, to do according to all that is written concerning us.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:18 - “But to the king of Judah who sent you to inquire H1875 of Yahweh thus you shall say to him, ‘Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, “Regarding the words which you have heard,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:13 -

Thus Saul died for his unfaithfulness, which he committed against Yahweh, because of the word of Yahweh which he did not keep; and also because he asked counsel of a medium, making H1875 inquiry H1875 of it,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:14 - and did not inquire H1875 of Yahweh. Therefore He put him to death and turned the kingdom to David the son of Jesse.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:3 - and let us bring back the ark of our God to us, for we did not seek H1875 it in the days of Saul.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:13 - “Because you did not carry it at the first, Yahweh our God broke out against us, for we did not seek H1875 Him according to the legal judgment.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:11 -

Inquire H1875 of Yahweh and His strength;

Seek His face continually.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:30 - But David could not go before it to inquire H1875 of God, for he was terrified by the sword of the angel of Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:19 - “Now give your heart and your soul to seek H1875 Yahweh your God; arise, therefore, and build the sanctuary of Yahweh God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of Yahweh and the holy vessels of God into the house that is to be built for the name of Yahweh.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:31 - As for the Hebronites, Jerijah the chief [fn](these Hebronites were investigated H1875 according to their generations and fathers’ households, in the fortieth year of David’s reign, and mighty men of valor were found among them at Jazer of Gilead)
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:8 - “So now, in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of Yahweh, and in the hearing of our God, keep and seek H1875 after H1875 all the commandments of Yahweh your God so that you may possess the good land and cause your sons after you to inherit it forever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:9 -

“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with [fn]a whole heart and a delighted soul; for Yahweh searches H1875 all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek H1875 Him, He will be found; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:5 - Now the bronze altar, which Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, [fn]was there before the tabernacle of Yahweh, and Solomon and the assembly sought H1875 it out H1875.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:14 - And he did evil because he did not set his heart to seek H1875 Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:4 - and said for Judah to seek H1875 Yahweh, the God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:7 - And he said to Judah, “Let us build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, gates and bars. The land is still [fn]ours because we have sought H1875 Yahweh our God; we have sought H1875 Him, and He has given us rest on every side.” So they built and succeeded.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:2 - and he went out [fn]to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: Yahweh is with you when you are with Him. And if you seek H1875 Him, He will be found; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:12 - They entered into the covenant to seek H1875 Yahweh, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul;

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