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Lexicon :: Strong's H2199 - zāʿaq

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Strong’s Definitions

זָעַק zâʻaq, zaw-ak'; a primitive root; to shriek (from anguish or danger); by analogy, (as a herald) to announce or convene publicly:—assemble, call (together), (make a) cry (out), come with such a company, gather (together), cause to be proclaimed.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 73x

The KJV translates Strong's H2199 in the following manner: cry (50x), cry out (11x), assemble (3x), called (3x), gathered together (2x), gathered (2x), company (1x), proclaimed (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 73x
The KJV translates Strong's H2199 in the following manner: cry (50x), cry out (11x), assemble (3x), called (3x), gathered together (2x), gathered (2x), company (1x), proclaimed (1x).
  1. to cry, cry out, call, call for help

    1. (Qal)

      1. to call (to one's aid)

      2. to cry, cry out (in need)

    2. (Niphal) to be assembled, be called together, be joined together

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to call, call out, call together, summon

      2. to make a crying, proclaim

      3. to have a proclamation made

      4. to call out to, call out at

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
זָעַק zâʻaq, zaw-ak'; a primitive root; to shriek (from anguish or danger); by analogy, (as a herald) to announce or convene publicly:—assemble, call (together), (make a) cry (out), come with such a company, gather (together), cause to be proclaimed.
STRONGS H2199: Abbreviations
† [זָעַק] verb cry, cry out, call (|| form of צעק which see; Arabic زَعَقَ, Aramaic Qfiz) —
Qal Perfect 3rd person feminine singular וְזָעָ֑קָה 2 Samuel 13:19; 1st person singular זָעַקְתִּי Psalm 142:6; 3rd person plural זָֽעֲקוּ Judges 6:7 + 3 times; וְזָעֲקוּ consecutive Judges 11:11 + 2 times; 2nd person masculine plural וּזְעַקְתֶּם consecutive 1 Samuel 8:18; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִזְעָ֑ק Isaiah 15:5; וַיִּזְעַק 1 Samuel 7:9 + 5 times, etc.; Imperative זְעַק Ezekiel 21:17; feminine singular זַעֲקְיֿ Isaiah 14:31, compare Jeremiah 48:20 Kt; וְזַעֲקוּ Judges 10:14 + 2 times; וּזְעָ֑קוּ Jeremiah 48:20 Qr; Infinitive construct מִזְּעֹק 1 Samuel 7:8; וְלִזְעֹק 2 Samuel 19:29; suffix זַעְקֶ֑ךָ Isaiah 30:19; בְּזַעְקֵךְ Isaiah 57:13 (Ol§ 245 b Ges§ 61. 1. R 1); —
1. call, to one's aid, followed by accusative of person Judges 12:2.
2. cry, cry out, in need:
a. unto God (י׳), followed by אֶלֿ Judges 3:9, 15; Judges 6:6, 7; Judges 10:10; 1 Samuel 7:8, 9 (+ בעד of intercession), 1 Samuel 12:8, 10; 1 Samuel 15:11; Micah 3:4; Jeremiah 11:11; Habakkuk 1:2 (with accusative חמס, compare Hosea 8:2 below), 2 Chronicles 20:9; Psalm 22:6; Psalm 107:13; Psalm 107:19; Psalm 142:6; Joel 1:14; followed by אֶליֿ׳ + בְּקוֺל גָּדוֺל Nehemiah 9:4; + קוֺלִי Psalm 142:2 (|| התחנן); + בְּלִבָּם Hosea 7:14 (opposed to הֵילִיל); followed by לְ Hosea 8:2 (+ object of words uttered), 1 Chronicles 5:20; followed by suffix Nehemiah 9:28; followed by הַשָּׁמַיִם (without divine name) 2 Chronicles 32:20 (|| התפלל); absolute, but with implication of cry to י׳ 1 Samuel 8:18; Isaiah 30:19.
b. unto other gods, followed by אֶלֿ Judges 10:14; Jeremiah 11:12; Jonah 1:5.
c. unto king, followed by אֶלֿ 2 Samuel 19:29.
d. absolute, utterance of horror, anxiety, alarm, distress, sorrow, etc. 1 Samuel 4:13; 1 Samuel 5:10; 1 Samuel 28:12 (+ בקול גדול), 2 Samuel 13:19; 2 Samuel 19:5 (+ קול גדול), 1 Kings 22:32 2 Chronicles 18:31; Isaiah 15:4; Isaiah 26:17; Isaiah 57:13; Jeremiah 20:8 (|| קרא, compare Habakkuk 1:2 above), Lamentations 3:8 (|| אֲשַׁוֵּעַ) Ezekiel 9:8; Ezekiel 11:13; Ezekiel 27:30; also of cry heard by God Exodus 2:23 (P); followed by לְ of that in behalf of, or for which one cries Isaiah 15:5; Jeremiah 48:31; so followed by עַלֿ Jeremiah 30:15; followed by accusative of congnate meaning with verb זְעָקָה Esther 4:1; || היליל Jeremiah 47:2; and especially Imperative Isaiah 14:31; Jeremiah 25:34; Jeremiah 48:20; Ezekiel 21:17.
e. cry out against one, followed by עַלֿ Job 31:38 if my land cry out against me (|| יִבְכָּיוּן); compare also (absolute, and without preposition) Habakkuk 2:11 the stone shall cry out of (מִן) the wall.
Niph. Perfect 2nd person masculine singular נִזְעָ֑קְתָּ Judges 18:23; 3rd person masculine plural נִזְעֲקוּ Judges 18:22; Imperfect וַיִּזָּעֵק Judges 6:34 + 2 times; וַיִּזָּעֲקוּ Joshua 8:16; — be called together **be called out for military service, passive of Hiph. 1.; compare GFMJudg 18:23; assemble, join Joshua 8:16 (JE), Judges 18:22, 23; 1 Samuel 14:20; followed by אַחֲרָיו Judges 6:34, 35 assembled after him, i.e. joined him as his followers.
Hiph. Imperfect וַיַּזְעֵק Judges 4:10 + 3 times; יַזְעִיקוּ Job 35:9; Imperative הַזְעֶקֿ 2 Samuel 20:4; Infinitive construct לְהַזְעִיק 2 Samuel 20:5; —
1. call, call out, or together, for military service, followed by accusative Judges 4:10, 13; 2 Samuel 20:4, 5.
2. make a crying Job 35:9 (יְשַׁוְּעוּ in || clause)
3. have proclamation made ויאמר ויז׳ Jonah 3:7.
4. call out to, or at, followed by accusative וַיַּזְעֵק אֹתִי וַיְדַבֵּר Zechariah 6:8 (si vera lectio; Gr queries וַיָּעַר ?).

See related Aramaic BDB entry H2200.
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8:16; 8:16


3:9; 3:15; 4:10; 4:10; 4:13; 6:6; 6:7; 6:7; 6:34; 6:34; 6:35; 10:10; 10:14; 10:14; 11:11; 12:2; 18:22; 18:22; 18:23; 18:23; 18:23

1 Samuel

4:13; 5:10; 7:8; 7:8; 7:9; 7:9; 8:18; 8:18; 12:8; 12:10; 14:20; 15:11; 28:12

2 Samuel

13:19; 13:19; 19:5; 19:29; 19:29; 20:4; 20:4; 20:5; 20:5

1 Kings


1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

18:31; 20:9; 32:20


9:4; 9:28




31:38; 35:9; 35:9


22:6; 107:13; 107:19; 142:2; 142:6; 142:6


14:31; 14:31; 15:4; 15:5; 15:5; 26:17; 30:19; 30:19; 57:13; 57:13


11:11; 11:12; 20:8; 25:34; 30:15; 47:2; 48:20; 48:20; 48:20; 48:31




9:8; 11:13; 21:17; 21:17; 27:30


7:14; 8:2; 8:2




1:5; 3:7




1:2; 1:2; 2:11



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2199 matches the Hebrew זָעַק (zāʿaq),
which occurs 73 times in 72 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Exo 2:23–Isa 57:13)

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:23 - Now it came about in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried H2199 out; and their cry for help because of their bondage rose up to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:16 - And all the people who were in the city were called H2199 together H2199 to pursue them, and they pursued Joshua and were drawn away from the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:9 - When the sons of Israel cried H2199 to the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer for the sons of Israel to deliver them, Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:15 - But when the sons of Israel cried H2199 to the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer for them, Ehud the son of Gera, the Benjamite, a left-handed man. And the sons of Israel sent tribute by [fn]him to Eglon the king of Moab.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:10 - Barak called H2199 Zebulun and Naphtali together H2199 to Kedesh, and ten thousand men went up [fn]with him; Deborah also went up with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:13 - Sisera called H2199 together H2199 all his chariots, nine hundred iron chariots, and all the people who were with him, from Harosheth-hagoyim to the river Kishon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:6 - So Israel was brought very low because of Midian, and the sons of Israel cried H2199 to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:7 - Now it came about when the sons of Israel cried H2199 to the LORD on account of Midian,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:34 - So the Spirit of the LORD [fn]came upon Gideon; and he blew a trumpet, and the Abiezrites were called H2199 together H2199 to follow him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:35 - He sent messengers throughout Manasseh, and they also were called H2199 together H2199 to follow him; and he sent messengers to Asher, Zebulun, and Naphtali, and they came up to meet them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:10 - Then the sons of Israel cried H2199 out to the LORD, saying, “We have sinned against You, for indeed, we have forsaken our God and served the Baals.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:14 - “Go and cry H2199 out to the gods which you have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your distress.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 12:2 - Jephthah said to them, “I and my people were at great strife with the sons of Ammon; when I called H2199 you, you did not deliver me from their hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:22 - When they had gone some distance from the house of Micah, the men who were in the houses near Micah’s house assembled H2199 and overtook the sons of Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:23 - They cried to the sons of Dan, who turned [fn]around and said to Micah, “What is the matter with you, that you have assembled H2199 together?” H2199
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:13 - When he came, behold, Eli was sitting on his seat [fn]by the road eagerly watching, because his heart was trembling for the ark of God. So the man came to tell it in the city, and all the city cried H2199 out.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:10 - So they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And as the ark of God came to Ekron the Ekronites cried H2199 out, saying, “They have brought the ark of the God of Israel around to [fn]us, to kill [fn]us and [fn]our people.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:8 - Then the sons of Israel said to Samuel, “Do not cease to cry H2199 to the LORD our God for us, that He may save us from the hand of the Philistines.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:9 - Samuel took a suckling lamb and offered it for a whole burnt offering to the LORD; and Samuel cried H2199 to the LORD for Israel and the LORD answered him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:18 - “Then you will cry H2199 out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:8 - “When Jacob went into Egypt and your fathers cried H2199 out to the LORD, then the LORD sent Moses and Aaron [fn]who brought your fathers out of Egypt and settled them in this place.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:10 - “They cried H2199 out to the LORD and said, ‘We have sinned because we have forsaken the LORD and have served the Baals and the Ashtaroth; but now deliver us from the hands of our enemies, and we will serve You.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:20 - Then Saul and all the people who were with him rallied H2199 and came to the battle; and behold, every man’s sword was against his fellow, and there was very great confusion.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:11 - “I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from [fn]following Me and has not carried out My commands.” And Samuel was distressed and cried H2199 out to the LORD all night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:12 - When the woman saw Samuel, she cried H2199 out with a loud voice; and the woman spoke to Saul, saying, “Why have you deceived me? For you are Saul.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:19 - Tamar put [fn]ashes on her head and tore her [fn]long-sleeved garment which was on her; and she put her hand on her head and went away, crying H2199 aloud H2199 as she went.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:4 - The king covered his face and [fn]cried H2199 out with a loud voice, “O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:28 - “For all my father’s household was nothing but dead men before my lord the king; yet you set your servant among those who ate at your own table. What right do I have yet that I should [fn]complain H2199 anymore to the king?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:4 - Then the king said to Amasa, “Call H2199 out the men of Judah for me within three days, and be present here yourself.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:5 - So Amasa went to call H2199 out the men of Judah, but he delayed longer than the set time which he had appointed him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:32 - So when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, they said, “Surely it is the king of Israel,” and they turned aside to fight against him, and Jehoshaphat cried H2199 out.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 5:20 - They were helped against them, and the Hagrites and all who were with them were given into their hand; for they cried H2199 out to God in the battle, and He answered their prayers because they trusted in Him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 18:31 - So when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, they said, “It is the king of Israel,” and they turned aside to fight against him. But Jehoshaphat cried H2199 out, and the LORD helped him, and God diverted them from him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:9 - ‘Should evil come upon us, the sword, or judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before You (for Your name is in this house) and cry H2199 to You in our distress, and You will hear and deliver us.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:20 - But King Hezekiah and Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, prayed about this and cried H2199 out to heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:4 - Now on the Levites’ platform stood Jeshua, Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani and Chenani, and they cried H2199 with a loud voice to the LORD their God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:28 - “But as soon as they had rest, they did evil again before You;
Therefore You abandoned them to the hand of their enemies, so that they ruled over them.
When they cried H2199 again to You, You heard from heaven,
And many times You rescued them according to Your compassion,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:1 - When Mordecai learned all that had been done, [fn]he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city and wailed H2199 loudly and bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:38 - “If my land cries H2199 out against me,
And its furrows weep together;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:9 - “Because of the multitude of oppressions they cry H2199 out;
They cry for help because of the arm of the mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:5 - To You they cried H2199 out and were delivered;
In You they trusted and were not [fn]disappointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:13 - Then they cried H2199 out to the LORD in their trouble;
He saved them out of their distresses.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:19 - Then they cried H2199 out to the LORD in their trouble;
He saved them out of their distresses.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 142:1 - [fn]Maskil of David, when he was [fn]in the cave. A Prayer.
I cry H2199 aloud H2199 with my voice to the LORD;
I make supplication with my voice to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 142:5 - I cried H2199 out to You, O LORD;
I said, “You are my refuge,
My portion in the land of the living.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:31 - “Wail, O gate; cry, H2199 O city;
[fn]Melt away, O Philistia, all of you;
For smoke comes from the north,
And there is no straggler in his ranks.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:4 - Heshbon and Elealeh also cry H2199 out,
Their voice is heard all the way to Jahaz;
Therefore the [fn]armed men of Moab cry aloud;
His soul trembles within him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:5 - My heart cries H2199 out for Moab;
His fugitives are as far as Zoar and Eglath-shelishiyah,
For they go up the ascent of Luhith weeping;
Surely on the road to Horonaim they raise a cry of distress over their ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 26:17 - As the pregnant woman approaches the time to give birth,
She writhes and cries H2199 out in her labor pains,
Thus were we before You, O LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:13 - “When you cry H2199 out, let your collection of idols deliver you.
But the wind will carry all of them up,
And a breath will take them away.
But he who takes refuge in Me will inherit the land
And will possess My holy mountain.”

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