Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #1875: darash (pronounced 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, X at all, care for, X diligently, inquire, make inquisition, (necro-)mancer, question, require, search, seek (for, out), X surely.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) to resort to, seek, seek with care, enquire, require

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to resort to, frequent (a place), (tread a place)

1a2) to consult, enquire of, seek

1a2a) of God

1a2b) of heathen gods, necromancers

1a3) to seek deity in prayer and worship

1a3a) God

1a3b) heathen deities

1a4) to seek (with a demand), demand, require

1a5) to investigate, enquire

1a6) to ask for, require, demand

1a7) to practice, study, follow, seek with application

1a8) to seek with care, care for

1b) (Niphal)

1b1) to allow oneself to be enquired of, consulted (only of God)

1b2) to be sought, be sought out

1b3) to be required (of blood)

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 164 times:

Genesis 9:5: "your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast"
Genesis 9:5: "at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man;"
Genesis 9:5: "it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require"
Genesis 25:22: "am I thus? And she went to inquire of the LORD."
Genesis 42:22: "therefore, behold, also his blood is required."
Exodus 18:15: "come unto me to inquire of God:"
Leviticus 10:16: "And Moses diligently sought the goat of the sin offering, it was burnt: and he was angry"
Leviticus 10:16: "And Moses diligently sought diligently sought the goat of the sin offering, it was burnt: and he was angry"
Deuteronomy 4:29: "the LORD thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all"
Deuteronomy 11:12: "which the LORD thy God careth for the eyes of the LORD thy God are always"
Deuteronomy 12:5: "to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come:"
Deuteronomy 12:30: "they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying, How"
Deuteronomy 13:14: " Then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; if it be truth, and the thing certain,"
Deuteronomy 17:4: "And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and inquired diligently, it be true, and the thing certain,"
Deuteronomy 17:9: "shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall show thee the sentence of judgment:"
Deuteronomy 18:11: "Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer."
Deuteronomy 18:19: "which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of"
Deuteronomy 19:18: "And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness witness, and hath testified"
Deuteronomy 22:2: "and it shall be with thee until thy brother seek after it, and thou shalt restore"
Deuteronomy 23:6: "Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity thy days forever."
Deuteronomy 23:21: "it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be"
Deuteronomy 23:21: "it: for the LORD thy God will surely require will surely require it of thee; and it would be"
Judges 6:29: "hath done this thing? And when they inquired and asked, they said, Gideon the son"
1 Samuel 9:9: "in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, thus he spoke, Come,"
1 Samuel 28:7: "a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and inquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold,"
2 Samuel 11:3: "And David sent and inquired after the woman. Is not this Bath-sheba,"
1 Kings 14:5: "the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of thee for"
1 Kings 22:5: "unto the king Inquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD"
1 Kings 22:7: "of the LORD besides, that we might inquire of"
1 Kings 22:8: "the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the LORD: but I"
2 Kings 1:2: "and said unto them, Go, inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron whether"
2 Kings 1:3: "a God in Israel, that ye go to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron?"
2 Kings 1:6: "a God in Israel, that thou sendest to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron?"
2 Kings 1:16: "Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron,"
2 Kings 1:16: "is it not because there is no God in Israel to inquire of his word? therefore"
2 Kings 3:11: "here of the LORD, that we may inquire of the LORD by"
2 Kings 8:8: "meet the man of God, and inquire of the LORD by"
2 Kings 22:13: "Go ye, inquire of the LORD me, and for the people, and for"
2 Kings 22:18: "the king of Judah which sent you to inquire of the LORD, thus shall ye say"
1 Chronicles 10:13: "and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire"
1 Chronicles 10:14: " And inquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew the kingdom unto David"
1 Chronicles 13:3: "of our God us: for we inquired not at it in the days of Saul."
1 Chronicles 15:13: "our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order."
1 Chronicles 16:11: " Seek the LORD and his strength, seek continually."
1 Chronicles 21:30: "not go it to inquire of God: for he was afraid because"
1 Chronicles 22:19: "set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build"
1 Chronicles 26:31: "year of the reign of David they were sought for, and there were found among them mighty men of valor at Jazer"
1 Chronicles 28:8: "and in the audience of our God, keep and seek for all the commandments of the LORD your God:"
1 Chronicles 28:9: "mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all"
1 Chronicles 28:9: "the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off"

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