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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 - “I certainly will require H1875 [fn]your lifeblood; [fn]from every animal I will require H1875 it. And [fn]from every person, [fn]from every man as his brother I will require H1875 the life of a person.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:22 - But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If it is so, why am I in this condition?” So she went to inquire H1875 of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:22 - Reuben answered them, saying, “Did I not tell [fn]you, ‘Do not sin against the boy’; and you would not listen? [fn]Now justice for his blood is required H1875.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:15 - 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! So he was angry with Aaron’s surviving sons Eleazar and Ithamar, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:29 - “But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search H1875 for Him with all your heart and all your soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:12 - a land for which the LORD your God cares H1875; the eyes of the LORD your God are continually on it, from the [fn]beginning even to the end of the year.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:5 - “But you shall seek H1875 the LORD at the place which the LORD your God will choose from all your tribes, to establish His name there for His dwelling, and you shall come there.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:30 - be careful that you are not ensnared [fn]to follow them, after they are destroyed from your presence, and that you do not inquire H1875 about their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations serve their gods, that I also may do likewise?’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:14 - then you shall investigate H1875, search out, and inquire thoroughly. And if it is true and the matter is certain that this abomination has been committed among you,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:4 - and if it is reported to you and you have heard about it, then you shall investigate H1875 thoroughly. And [fn]if it is true and the report is trustworthy that this detestable thing has been done in Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:9 - “So you shall come to the Levitical priests or the judge who is in office in those days, and you shall inquire H1875 of them and they will declare to you the [fn]verdict.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:11 - or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who consults H1875 the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:19 - ‘And it shall come about that whoever does not listen to My words which he speaks in My name, I Myself will [fn]require H1875 it of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:18 - “And the judges shall investigate H1875 thoroughly, and if the witness is a false witness and he has testified against his brother falsely,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:2 - “And if your countryman is not near you, or if you do not know him, then you shall bring it to your house, and it shall remain with you until your countryman looks H1875 for H1875 it; then you shall restore it 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 the LORD your God, you shall not delay to pay it, for the LORD your God will certainly H1875 require H1875 it of you, and it will be a sin [fn]for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:29 - So they said to one another, “Who did this thing?” And when they searched H1875 and inquired, they said, “Gideon the son of Joash did this thing.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:9 - (Previously in Israel, when a man went to inquire H1875 of God, he used to say, “Come, and let’s go to the seer”; for he who is called a prophet now was previously called a seer.)
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:7 - Then Saul said to his servants, “Find H1875 for me a woman who is a medium, so 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 servants and inquired H1875 about the woman. And someone said, “Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:5 - Now the LORD had said to Ahijah, “Behold, the wife of Jeroboam is coming to [fn]inquire H1875 of you about her son, because he is sick. You shall say such and such to her, for it will be when she arrives, that she is going to make herself unrecognizable.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:5 - However, Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Please request H1875 the word of the LORD [fn]first.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:7 - But Jehoshaphat said, “Is there no longer a prophet of the LORD here, that we may inquire H1875 of him?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:8 - And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is still one man by whom we may inquire H1875 of the LORD, but I hate him, because he does not prophesy anything good regarding me, but only bad. He is Micaiah the son of Imlah.” But Jehoshaphat said, “May the king not say so.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:2 - And Ahaziah fell through the window 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 recover from this sickness.”
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 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 - 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, “This is what the LORD says: ‘Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are sending messengers to inquire H1875 of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore [fn]you will not get down from the bed upon which you have lain, but you shall certainly die.’”’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:16 - Then he said to him, “This is what the LORD says: ‘Since 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 will not get down from the bed upon which you have lain, but you shall certainly die.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:11 - But Jehoshaphat said, “Is there no prophet of the LORD here, that we may inquire H1875 of the LORD 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 gift in your hand and go to meet the man of God, and inquire H1875 of the LORD by him, saying, ‘Will I recover from this sickness?’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:13 - “Go, inquire H1875 of the LORD for me and for the people and all Judah concerning the words of this book that has been found, for the wrath of the LORD that burns against us is great, because our fathers did not listen to the words of this book, to act in accordance with everything that is written regarding us.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:18 - ‘But to the king of Judah who sent you to inquire H1875 of the LORD, this is what you shall say to him: “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel says: ‘Regarding the words which you have heard,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:13 - So Saul died for his unfaithfulness which he committed against the LORD, because of the word of the LORD which he did not keep; and also because he asked counsel of a medium, making H1875 inquiry H1875 of her,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:14 - and did not inquire H1875 of the LORD. Therefore He killed him and turned the kingdom over to David, the son of Jesse.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:3 - and [fn]let us bring back the ark of our God to us, since 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, the LORD our God made an outburst against us, since we did not seek H1875 Him according to the ordinance.”
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 inquire H1875 of God, for he was terrified by 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; then arise, and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God into the house that is to be built for the name of the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:31 - As for the Hebronites, Jerijah the chief [fn](these Hebronites were sought H1875 out H1875 according to their genealogies and fathers’ households, in the fortieth year of David’s reign, and men of outstanding capability were found among them at Jazer of Gilead)
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:8 - “So now, in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of the LORD, and in the [fn]presence of our God, keep and seek H1875 after H1875 all the commandments of the LORD your God so that you may possess the good land and leave it as an inheritance to your sons after you forever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:9 - “As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him wholeheartedly and with a willing [fn]mind; for the LORD searches H1875 all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek H1875 Him, He will let you find Him; 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 was there before the tabernacle of the LORD, and Solomon and the assembly sought H1875 it out.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:14 - But he did evil because he did not set 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 [fn]comply with the Law and the commandment.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:7 - For he said to Judah, “Let’s build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, gates and bars. The land is still [fn]ours because we have sought H1875 the LORD our God; we have sought H1875 Him, and He has given us rest on every side.” So they built and prospered.
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: the LORD is with you when you are with Him. And if you seek H1875 Him, He will let you find Him; but if you abandon Him, He will abandon you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:12 - They entered into the covenant to seek H1875 the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and soul;

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