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Lexicon :: Strong's G2198 - zaō

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ζάω
Transliteration
zaō
Pronunciation
zä'-ō (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primary verb
mGNT
140x in 32 unique form(s)
TR
142x in 33 unique form(s)
LXX
436x in 47 unique form(s)
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TDNT Reference: 2:832,290

Strong’s Definitions

ζάω záō, dzah'-o; a primary verb; to live (literally or figuratively):—life(-time), (a-)live(-ly), quick.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 143x

The KJV translates Strong's G2198 in the following manner: live (117x), be alive (9x), alive (6x), quick (4x), lively (3x), not translated (1x), miscellaneous (2x), variations of 'live' (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 143x
The KJV translates Strong's G2198 in the following manner: live (117x), be alive (9x), alive (6x), quick (4x), lively (3x), not translated (1x), miscellaneous (2x), variations of 'live' (1x).
  1. to live, breathe, be among the living (not lifeless, not dead)

  2. to enjoy real life

    1. to have true life and worthy of the name

    2. active, blessed, endless in the kingdom of God

  3. to live i.e. pass life, in the manner of the living and acting

    1. of mortals or character

  4. living water, having vital power in itself and exerting the same upon the soul

  5. metaph. to be in full vigour

    1. to be fresh, strong, efficient,

    2. as adj. active, powerful, efficacious

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ζάω záō, dzah'-o; a primary verb; to live (literally or figuratively):—life(-time), (a-)live(-ly), quick.
STRONGS NT 2198: ζάω
ζάω, ζῶ, ζῇς, ζῇ, infinitive ζῆν (so L T, but R G WH -η-, Tr also (except 1 Corinthians 9:14; 2 Corinthians 1:8); cf. Winers Grammar, § 5, 4 c.; WH. Introductory § 410; Lipsius Gram. Unters., p. 5f), participle ζῶν; imperfect ἔζων (Romans 7:9, where Vat. has the inferior form ἔζην (found again Colossians 3:7 ἐζῆτε); cf. Fritzsche on Romans, ii., p. 38; (WHs Appendix, p. 169; Veitch, under the word)); future in the earlier form ζήσω (Romans 6:2 (not L marginal reading); Hebrews 12:9; L T Tr WH also in John (John 5:25); John 6:57,58 (John 6:51 T WH), (not L; John 14:19 T Tr WH); 2 Corinthians 13:4; James 4:15), and much oftener ((?) five times, quotations excepted, viz. Matthew 9:18; Luke 10:28; John 11:25; Romans 8:13; Romans 10:5; cf. Moulton's Winer, p. 105) the later form, first used by (Hippocrates 7, 536 (see Veitch, under the word)) Demosthenes, ζήσομαι; 1 aorist (unused in Attic (Hipp., Anth. Pal., Plutarch, others (see Veitch))) ἔζησα (Acts 26:5, etc.); cf. Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Sprachl. ii. 191f; Buttmann, 58 (51); Krüger, i., p. 172; Kühner, i. 829; Winers Grammar, 86 (83); (Veitch, under the word); Hebrew חָיָה; (from (Homer) Theognis, Aeschylus down); to live;
I. properly,
1. to live, be among the living, be alive (not lifeless, not dead): Acts 20:12; Romans 7:1-3; 1 Corinthians 7:39; 2 Corinthians 1:8; 2 Corinthians 4:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:15, 17; Revelation 19:20, etc.; ψυχή ζῶσα, 1 Corinthians 15:45 and R Tr marginal reading Revelation 16:3; διά παντός τοῦ ζῆν, during all their life (on earth), Hebrews 2:15 (διατελεῖν πάντα τόν τοῦ ζῆν χρόνον, Diodorus 1, 74 (cf. Buttmann, 262 (225))); ἔτι ζῶν (participle imperfect (cf. Winer's Grammar, 341 (320))), while he was yet alive, before his death, Matthew 27:63; with ἐν σαρκί added, of the earthly life, Philippians 1:22; δέ νῦν ζῶ ἐν σαρκί, that life which I live in an earthly body, Galatians 2:20 (Buttmann, 149 (130); Winer's Grammar, 227 (213)); ἐν αὐτῷ ζῶμεν, in God is the cause why we live, Acts 17:28; ζῶσα τέθνηκε, 1 Timothy 5:6; ἐμοί τό ζῆν Χριστός, my life is devoted to Christ, Christ is the aim, the goal, of my life, Philippians 1:21; ζῶντες are opposed to νεκροί, Matthew 22:32; Mark 12:27; Luke 20:38; ζῶντες καί νεκροί, Acts 10:42; Romans 14:9; 2 Timothy 4:1; 1 Peter 4:5; in the sense of living and thriving, 2 Corinthians 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 3:8; ζῇ ἐν ἐμοί Χριστός, Christ is living and operative in me, i. e. the holy mind and energy of Christ pervades and moves me Galatians 2:20; ἐκ δυνάμεως Θεοῦ ζῆν εἰς τινα, through the power of God to live and be strong toward one (namely, in correcting and judging), 2 Corinthians 13:4; in the absolute sense, God is said to be ζῶν: Matthew 16:16; Matthew 26:63; John 6:57; John 6:69 Rec.; Acts 14:15; Romans 9:26; 2 Corinthians 3:3; 2 Corinthians 6:16; 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 1 Timothy 3:15; 1 Timothy 4:10; 1 Timothy 6:17 R G; Hebrews 3:12; Hebrews 9:14; Hebrews 10:31; Hebrews 12:22; Revelation 7:2 (Joshua 3:10; 2 Kings 19:4, 16; Isaiah 37:4, 17; Hosea 1:10; Daniel 6:20 Theod., 26, etc.); with the addition of εἰς τούς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων, Revelation 4:9; Revelation 15:7; ζῶ ἐγώ (אָנִי חַי, Numbers 14:21; Isaiah 49:18, etc.) as I live (by my life), the formula by which God swears by himself, Romans 14:11. equivalent to to continue to live, to be kept alice (ὅστις ζῆν ἐπιθυμεῖ, πειράσθω νικαν, Xenophon, an. 3, 2, 26 (39)): ἐάν κύριος θελήσῃ καί ζήσωμεν (ζήσομεν L T Tr WH), James 4:15 (Buttmann, 210 (181); Winer's Grammar, 286 (268f)); ζῆν ἐπ' ἄρτῳ (Matthew 4:4, etc.) see ἐπί, B. 2 a. α. (Tobit 5:20); ζῆν ἐκ τίνος, to get a living from a thing, 1 Corinthians 9:14; also when used of convalescents, John 4:50f, 53; with ἐκ τῆς ἀρρωστίας added, 2 Kings 1:2; 2 Kings 8:8f, figuratively, to live and be strong: ἐν τούτοις (for Rec. ἐν αὐτοῖς) in these vices, opposed to the ethical death by which Christians are wholly severed from sin (see ἀποθνῄσκω, II. 2 b.), Colossians 3:7; cf. Meyer at the passage equivalent to to be no longer dead, to recover life, be restored to life: Matthew 9:18; Acts 9:41; so of Jesus risen from the dead, Mark 16:11; Luke 24:5, 23; Acts 1:3; Acts 25:19; Romans 6:10; 2 Corinthians 13:4; opposed to νεκρός, Revelation 1:18; Revelation 2:8; ἔζησεν came to life, lived again, Romans 14:9 G L T Tr WH (opposed to ἀπέθανε); Revelation 13:14; Revelation 20:4, 5 (Rec. ἀνέζησεν) (Ezekiel 37:9f; on the aorist as marking entrance upon a state see βασιλεύω, at the end); ζῆν ἐκ νεκρῶν, tropically, out of moral death to enter upon a new life, dedicated and acceptable to God, Romans 6:13; (similarly in Luke 15:32 T Tr WH). equivalent to not to be mortal, Hebrews 7:8 (where ἄνθρωποι ἀποθνῄσκοντες dying men i. e. whose lot it is to die, are opposed to ζῶν).
2. emphatically, and in the Messianic sense, to enjoy real life, i. e. to have true life and worthy of the name — active, blessed, endless in the kingdom of God (or ζωή αἰώνιος; see ζωή, 2b.): Luke 10:28; John 5:25; John 11:25; Romans 1:17; Romans 8:13; Romans 14:9 ((?) see above); Galatians 3:12; Hebrews 12:9; with the addition of ἐκ πίστεως, Hebrews 10:38; of εἰς τόν αἰῶνα, John 6:51, 58; σύν Χριστῷ, in Christ's society, 1 Thessalonians 5:10; this life in its absolute fullness Christ enjoys, who owes it to God; hence, he says ζῶ διά τόν πατέρα, John 6:57; by the gift and power of Christ it is shared in by the faithful, who accordingly are said ζήσειν δἰ αὐτόν, John 6:57; δἰ αὐτοῦ, 1 John 4:9. with a dative denoting the respect, πνεύματι, 1 Peter 4:6; ὄνομα ἔχεις ὅτι ζῇς καί νεκρός εἰ, thou art said to have life (i. e. vigorous spiritual life bringing forth good fruit) and (yet) thou art dead (ethically), Revelation 3:1. In the O. T: ζῆν denotes to live most happily in the enjoyment of the theocratic blessings: Leviticus 18:5; Deuteronomy 4:1; Deuteronomy 8:1; Deuteronomy 30:16.
3. to live i. e. pass life, of the manner of living and acting; of morals or character: μετά ἀνδρός with the accusative of time, of a married woman, Luke 2:36; χωρίς νόμου, without recognition of the law, Romans 7:9; Φαρισαῖος, Acts 26:5; also ἐν κόσμῳ, Colossians 2:20; with ἐν and a dative indicating the act or state of the soul: ἐν πίστει, Galatians 2:20; ἐν τῇ ἁμαρτία, to devote life to sin, Romans 6:2; with adverbs expressing the manner: εὐσεβῶς, 2 Timothy 3:12; Titus 2:12; ἀσώτως, Luke 15:13; ἐθνικῶς, Galatians 2:14; ἀδίκως, Wis. 14:28; ζῆν τίνι (the dative of person, a phrase common in Greek authors also, in Latin vivere alicui; cf. Fritzsche on Romans, vol. iii., p. 176ff), to devote, consecrate, life to one; so to live that life results in benefit to someone or to his cause: τῷ Θεῷ, Luke 20:38; Romans 6:10; Galatians 2:19 (4 Macc. 16:25); τῷ Χριστῷ, 2 Corinthians 5:15; that man is said ἑαυτῷ ζῆν who makes his own will his law, is his own master, Romans 14:7; 2 Corinthians 5:15; with the dative of the thing to which life is devoted: τῇ δικαιοσύνη, 1 Peter 2:24; πνεύματι, to be actuated by the Spirit, Galatians 5:25; κατά σάρκα, as the flesh dictates, Romans 8:12f.
II. Metaphorically, of inanimate things;
a. ὕδωρ ζῶν, חַיִּים מַיִם (Genesis 26:19; Leviticus 14:5; etc.), living water, i. e. bubbling up, gushing forth, flowing, with the suggested idea of refreshment and salubrity (opposed to the water of cisterns and pools (cf. our spring water)), is figuratively used of the spirit and truth of God as satisfying the needs and desires of the soul: John 4:10; John 7:38; ἐπί ζώσας πηγάς ὑδάτων, Revelation 7:17 Rec.
b. having vital power in itself and exerting the same upon the soul: ἐλπίς ζῶσα, 1 Peter 1:3; λόγος Θεοῦ, 1 Peter 1:23; Hebrews 4:12; λόγια namely, τοῦ Θεοῦ, Acts 7:38, cf. Deuteronomy 32:47; ὁδός ζῶσα, Hebrews 10:20 (this phrase describing that characteristic of divine grace, in granting the pardon of sin and fellowship with God, which likens it to a way leading to the heavenly sanctuary). In the same manner the predicate ζῶν is applied to those things to which persons are compared who possess real life (see I. 2 above), in the expressions λίθοι ζῶντες, 1 Peter 2:4; ἄρτος ζῶν (see ἄρτος, at the end), John 6:51; θυσία ζῶσα (tacitly opposed to slain victims), Romans 12:1. (Compare: ἀναζάω, συζάω.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
26:19
Leviticus
14:5; 18:5
Numbers
14:21
Deuteronomy
4:1; 8:1; 30:16; 32:47
Joshua
3:10
2 Kings
1:2; 8:8; 19:4; 19:16
Isaiah
37:4; 37:17; 49:18
Ezekiel
37:9
Daniel
6:20
Hosea
1:10
Matthew
4:4; 9:18; 9:18; 16:16; 22:32; 26:63; 27:63
Mark
12:27; 16:11
Luke
2:36; 10:28; 10:28; 15:13; 15:32; 20:38; 20:38; 24:5; 24:23
John
4:10; 4:50; 4:53; 5:25; 5:25; 6:51; 6:51; 6:51; 6:57; 6:57; 6:57; 6:57; 6:58; 6:58; 6:69; 7:38; 11:25; 11:25; 14:19
Acts
1:3; 7:38; 9:41; 10:42; 14:15; 17:28; 20:12; 25:19; 26:5; 26:5
Romans
1:17; 6:2; 6:2; 6:10; 6:10; 6:13; 7:1; 7:2; 7:3; 7:9; 7:9; 8:12; 8:13; 8:13; 9:26; 10:5; 12:1; 14:7; 14:9; 14:9; 14:9; 14:11
1 Corinthians
7:39; 9:14; 9:14; 15:45
2 Corinthians
1:8; 1:8; 3:3; 4:11; 5:15; 5:15; 6:9; 6:16; 13:4; 13:4; 13:4
Galatians
2:14; 2:19; 2:20; 2:20; 2:20; 3:12; 5:25
Philippians
1:21; 1:22
Colossians
2:20; 3:7; 3:7
1 Thessalonians
1:9; 3:8; 4:15; 4:17; 5:10
1 Timothy
3:15; 4:10; 5:6; 6:17
2 Timothy
3:12; 4:1
Titus
2:12
Hebrews
2:15; 3:12; 4:12; 7:8; 9:14; 10:20; 10:31; 10:38; 12:9; 12:9; 12:22
James
4:15; 4:15
1 Peter
1:3; 1:23; 2:4; 2:24; 4:5; 4:6
1 John
4:9
Revelation
1:18; 2:8; 3:1; 4:9; 7:2; 7:17; 13:14; 15:7; 16:3; 19:20; 20:4; 20:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2198 matches the Greek ζάω (zaō),
which occurs 148 times in 127 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Page 1 / 3 (Mat 4:4–Rom 7:3)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:4 - But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:18 - While He spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped Him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her and she will live.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:16 - Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:32 - ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?[fn] God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:63 - But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest answered and said to Him, “I put You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:63 - saying, “Sir, we remember, while He was still alive, how that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:23 - and begged Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter lies at the point of death. Come and lay Your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she will live.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:27 - “He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. You are therefore greatly mistaken.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 16:11 - And when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:36 - Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:4 - But Jesus answered him, saying,[fn] “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ [fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:28 - And He said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:13 - “And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:38 - “For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:5 - Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:23 - “When they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said He was alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:10 - Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:11 - The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:50 - Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:51 - And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:53 - So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:25 - “Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:51 - “I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:57 - “As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:58 - “This is the bread which came down from heaven—not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:69 - “Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:38 - “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:25 - Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:26 - “And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:19 - “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:3 - to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:38 - “This is he who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the Angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers, the one who received the living oracles to give to us,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:41 - Then he gave her his hand and lifted her up; and when he had called the saints and widows, he presented her alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:42 - “And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:15 - and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men with the same nature as you, and preach to you that you should turn from these useless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all things that are in them,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:28 - “for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:12 - And they brought the young man in alive, and they were not a little comforted.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:22 - And they listened to him until this word, and then they raised their voices and said, “Away with such a fellow from the earth, for he is not fit to live!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:19 - “but had some questions against him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, who had died, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:24 - And Festus said: “King Agrippa and all the men who are here present with us, you see this man about whom the whole assembly of the Jews petitioned me, both at Jerusalem and here, crying out that he was not fit to live any longer.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:5 - “They knew me from the first, if they were willing to testify, that according to the strictest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:4 - So when the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped the sea, yet justice does not allow to live.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:17 - For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 6:2 - Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 6:10 - For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 6:11 - Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 6:13 - And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:1 - Or do you not know, brethren (for I speak to those who know the law), that the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:2 - For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:3 - So then if, while her husband lives, she marries another man, she will be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from that law, so that she is no adulteress, though she has married another man.

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