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Lexicon :: Strong's H2204 - zāqēn

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

זָקֵן zâqên, zaw-kane'; a primitive root; to be old:—aged man, be (wax) old (man).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x

The KJV translates Strong's H2204 in the following manner: ...old (26x), aged (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x
The KJV translates Strong's H2204 in the following manner: ...old (26x), aged (1x).
  1. to be old, become old

    1. (Qal) to be old, become old

    2. (Hiphil) to grow old, show age

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
זָקֵן zâqên, zaw-kane'; a primitive root; to be old:—aged man, be (wax) old (man).
STRONGS H2204: Abbreviations
זָקֵן verb be or become old (compare, according to Thes, Arabic bdb027807 a she-camel that lets her lower lip hang down, see Lane968; bdb027808 decrepit man) —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular זָקֵן Genesis 18:12 + 14 times (often hard to distinguished from predicate adjective זָקֵן which see); 3rd person feminine singular זָֽקְנָה Proverbs 23:22; 2nd person masculine singular זָקַנְתָּ 1 Samuel 8:5; זָקַ֫נְתָּה Joshua 13:1; 1st person singular זָקַנְתִּי Joshua 23:2 + 3 times; זָקַנְ֑תִּי Genesis 18:13; Genesis 27:2; Imperfect וַיִּזְקַן 2 Chronicles 24:15; — be (or become) old Genesis 18:12, 13; Genesis 19:31; Genesis 27:1, 2 (all J), 1 Samuel 2:22; 1 Samuel 4:18; 1 Samuel 8:1; 1 Samuel 8:5; 1 Samuel 12:2; 1 Samuel 17:12; 2 Samuel 19:33; 1 Kings 1:1, 15; 2 Kings 4:14; also Genesis 24:1 (|| בא בימים), so Joshua 13:1 (twice in verse); Joshua 23:1, 2(|| here בָּאתִי בימים), 1 Chronicles 23:1 (|| שָׂבַע ימים), 1 Chronicles 24:15 (|| id.); Proverbs 23:22; Psalm 37:25 (opposed to || היה נער); note especially זָקַנְתִּי מִהְיוֺת לאישׁ Ruth 1:12 I am too old to belong to a man (husband).
Hiph. only Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יַזְקִין inchoate shew age, grow old = senescere Ew§ 122 c, compare Di; of youth Proverbs 22:6; of tree-root Job 14:8.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:12; 18:12; 18:13; 18:13; 19:31; 24:1; 27:1; 27:2; 27:2


13:1; 13:1; 23:1; 23:2; 23:2



1 Samuel

2:22; 4:18; 8:1; 8:5; 8:5; 12:2; 17:12

2 Samuel


1 Kings

1:1; 1:15

2 Kings


1 Chronicles

23:1; 24:15

2 Chronicles







22:6; 23:22; 23:22

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2204 matches the Hebrew זָקֵן (zāqēn),
which occurs 27 times in 26 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:12 - And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:13 - And Jehovah said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, who am old?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:31 - And the first-born said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:1 - And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and Jehovah had blessed Abraham in all things.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:1 - And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his elder son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Here am I.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:2 - And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:1 - Now Joshua was old and well stricken in years; and Jehovah said unto him, Thou art old and well stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be possessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:1 - And it came to pass after many days, when Jehovah had given rest unto Israel from all their enemies round about, and Joshua was old and well stricken in years;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:2 - that Joshua called for all Israel, for their elders and for their heads, and for their judges and for their officers, and said unto them, I am old and well stricken in years:
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:12 - Turn again, my daughters, go your way; for I am too old to have a husband. If I should say, I have hope, if I should even have a husband to-night, and should also bear sons;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:22 - Now Eli was very old; and he heard all that his sons did unto all Israel, and how that they lay with the women that did service at the door of the tent of meeting.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:18 - And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that Eli fell from off his seat backward by the side of the gate; and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:1 - And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:5 - and they said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:2 - And now, behold, the king walketh before you; and I am old and grayheaded; and, behold, my sons are with you: and I have walked before you from my youth unto this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:12 - Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Beth-lehem-judah, whose name was Jesse; and he had eight sons: and the man was an old man in the days of Saul, stricken in years among men.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:32 - Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even fourscore years old: and he had provided the king with sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim; for he was a very great man.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:1 - Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:15 - And Bath-sheba went in unto the king into the chamber: and the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite was ministering unto the king.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:14 - And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no son, and her husband is old.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:1 - Now David was old and full of days; and he made Solomon his son king over Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:15 - But Jehoiada waxed old and was full of days, and he died; a hundred and thirty years old was he when he died.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:8 -
Though the root thereof wax old in the earth,
And the stock thereof die in the ground;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:25 -
I have been young, and now am old;
Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken,
Nor his seed begging bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:6 -
Train up a child in the way he should go,
And even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:22 -
Hearken unto thy father that begat thee,
And despise not thy mother when she is old.
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