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Lexicon :: Strong's H2204 - zāqēn

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 574

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 - Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? H2204
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:13 - And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? H2204
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:31 - And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, H2204 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, H2204 and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:1 - And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, H2204 and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:2 - And he said, Behold now, I am old, H2204 I know not the day of my death:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:1 - Now Joshua was old H2204 and stricken in years; and the LORD said unto him, Thou art old H2204 and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be possessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:1 - And it came to pass a long time after that the LORD had given rest unto Israel from all their enemies round about, that Joshua waxed old H2204 and stricken in age.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:2 - And Joshua called for all Israel, and for their elders, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers, and said unto them, I am old H2204 and stricken in age:
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:12 - Turn again, my daughters, go your way; for I am too old H2204 to have an husband. If I should say, I have hope, if I should have an husband also to night, and should also bear sons;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:22 - Now Eli was very old, H2204 and heard all that his sons did unto all Israel; and how they lay with the women that assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:18 - And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old H2204 man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:1 - And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, H2204 that he made his sons judges over Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:5 - And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, H2204 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 H2204 and grayheaded; and, behold, my sons are with you: and I have walked before you from my childhood unto this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:12 - Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehemjudah, whose name was Jesse; and he had eight sons: and the man went among men for an old man H2204 in the days of Saul.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:32 - Now Barzillai was a very aged H2204 man, even fourscore years old: and he had provided the king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim; for he was a very great man.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:1 - Now king David was old H2204 and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:15 - And Bathsheba went in unto the king into the chamber: and the king was very old; H2204 and Abishag the Shunammite ministered 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 child, and her husband is old. H2204
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:1 - So when David was old H2204 and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:15 - But Jehoiada waxed old, H2204 and was full of days when he died; an hundred and thirty years old was he when he died.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:8 - Though the root thereof wax old H2204 in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:25 - I have been young, and now am old; H2204 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 when he is old, H2204 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. H2204
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