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Lexicon :: Strong's H2201 - zaʿaq

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 570a

Variant Spellings

Variant spellings for this word: זעק (Strongs and Gesenius) זעקה (Strongs and Gesenius)

Strong’s Definitions

זַעַק zaʻaq, zah'-ak; and (feminine) זְעָקָה zᵉʻâqâhxlit zᵉâqâh corrected to zᵉʻâqâh; from H2199; a shriek or outcry:—cry(-ing).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x

The KJV translates Strong's H2201 in the following manner: cry (17x), crying (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x
The KJV translates Strong's H2201 in the following manner: cry (17x), crying (1x).
  1. cry, outcry

    1. outcry

    2. cry of distress

    3. outcry, clamour

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
זַעַק zaʻaq, zah'-ak; and (feminine) זְעָקָה zᵉʻâqâhxlit zᵉâqâh corrected to zᵉʻâqâh; from H2199; a shriek or outcry:—cry(-ing).
STRONGS H2201: Abbreviations
זְעָקָה noun feminine cry, outcry, absolute ז׳ Jeremiah 18:22 +5 times; construct זַעֲקַת Genesis 18:20 + 3 times; suffix זַעֲקָתִי Job 16:18; זַעֲקָתָם Isaiah 15:5+ 3 times; —
1. outcry, against, זַעֲקַת סְדֹם וגו׳ Genesis 18:20 (J).
2. cry of distress, concerning something זַעֲקַתשֶֿׁבֶר Isaiah 15:5 (object of יְעֹעֵ֑רוּ; compare בִּבְכִי in prev. clause); absolute Isaiah 15:8 (subject of הִקִּיפָה, || יְלָלָה); Jeremiah 18:22 (תִּשָּׁמַע ז׳), Jeremiah 20:16; Jeremiah 48:4; Jeremiah 50:46; Nehemiah 5:6; Nehemiah 9:9 (all with שׁמע), Jeremiah 48:34 (jointed with נתן קול), Job 16:18; Esther 9:31 (lamentation), compare Esther 4:1 (גְּדוֺלָה וּמָרָה ז׳, accusative of congnate meaning with verb with זעק); specifically זעקתדָּֿ֑ל Proverbs 21:13 cry of poor; קול ז׳ Isaiah 65:19 (|| קול בכי), Jeremiah 51:54; Ezekiel 27:28.
3. outcry, clamour זעקת מושׁל בַּכְּסִילִים Ecclesiastes 9:17 (opposed to דברי חכמים בְּנַחַת נשׁמעים).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:20; 18:20


5:6; 9:9


4:1; 9:31


16:18; 16:18






15:5; 15:5; 15:8; 65:19


18:22; 18:22; 20:16; 48:4; 48:34; 50:46; 51:54




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2201 matches the Hebrew זַעַק (zaʿaq),
which occurs 19 times in 19 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:20 - And the LORD said, “The outcry H2201 of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:6 - Then I was very angry when I heard their outcry H2201 and these words.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:9 - “You saw the affliction of our fathers in Egypt,
And heard their cry H2201 by the [fn]Red Sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:1 - When Mordecai learned of everything 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 H2201 loudly and bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:31 - to establish these days of Purim at their appointed times, just as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther had established for them, and just as they had established for themselves and for their [fn]descendants, with [fn]instructions for their times of fasting and their mourning H2201.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:18 - “Earth, do not cover my blood,
And may there be no resting place for my cry H2201.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:13 - One who shuts his ear to the outcry H2201 of the poor
Will also call out himself, and not be answered.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:17 - The words of the wise heard in calm are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:5 - My heart cries out for Moab;
His fugitives are as far as Zoar and Eglath-shelishiyah,
For they go up the ascent of Luhith weeping;
Indeed, on the road to Horonaim they raise a cry H2201 of H2201 distress H2201 over their collapse.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:8 - For the cry H2201 of H2201 distress H2201 has gone around the territory of Moab,
Its wailing goes as far as Eglaim and its howling to Beer-elim.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:19 - [fn]For, you people in Zion, inhabitant in Jerusalem, you will weep no longer. He will certainly be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:19 - “I will also rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in My people;
And there will no longer be heard in her
The voice of weeping and the sound of crying H2201.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:22 - May a cry H2201 be heard from their houses
When You suddenly bring raiders upon them;
For they have dug a pit to capture me
And hidden snares for my feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:16 - But may that man be like the cities
Which the LORD overthrew without [fn]relenting,
And may he hear an outcry H2201 in the morning
And [fn]an alarm for war at noon;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:4 - “Moab is broken,
Her little ones have sounded out a cry H2201 of distress.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:34 - “From the outcry H2201 at Heshbon to Elealeh, to Jahaz they have [fn]raised their voice, from Zoar to Horonaim, and to Eglath-shelishiyah; for even the waters of Nimrim will become desolate.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:46 - At the [fn]shout, “Babylon has been conquered!” the earth quakes, and an outcry H2201 is heard among the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:54 - The sound of an outcry H2201 from Babylon,
And of great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans!
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:28 - “At the sound of the cry H2201 of your sailors,
The pasture lands will shake.
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