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Lexicon :: Strong's H2204 - zāqēn

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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 - So Sarah laughed [fn]to herself, saying, “After I have become old, am I to have pleasure, my lord being H2204 old H2204 also?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:13 - But the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I actually give birth to a child, when I am H2204 so old H2204?’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:31 - Then the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is H2204 old H2204, and there is not a man [fn]on earth to [fn]have relations with us according to the custom of all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:1 -

Now Abraham was H2204 old H2204, advanced in age; and the LORD had blessed Abraham in every way.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:1 -

Now it came about, when Isaac was H2204 old H2204 and his eyes were too dim to see, that he called his older son Esau and said to him, “My son.” And he said to him, “Here I am.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:2 - Then [fn]Isaac said, “Behold now, I am H2204 old H2204 and I do not know the day of my death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:1 -

Now Joshua was H2204 old H2204 and advanced in years when the LORD said to him, “You are H2204 old H2204 and advanced in years, and a very large amount of the land remains to be possessed.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:1 -

Now it came about after many days, when the LORD had given rest to Israel from all their enemies on every side, and Joshua was H2204 old H2204, advanced in years,

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:2 - that Joshua called for all Israel, for their elders, their heads, their judges, and their officers, and said to them, “I am H2204 old H2204, advanced in years.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:12 - “Return, my daughters! Go, for I am H2204 too old H2204 to have a husband. If I said I have hope, if I were even to have a husband tonight and also give birth to sons,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:22 -

Now Eli was H2204 very old H2204; and he heard about everything that his sons were doing to all Israel, and that they slept with the women who served at the doorway of the tent of meeting.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:18 - When he mentioned the ark of God, [fn]Eli fell off the seat backward beside the gate, and his neck was broken and he died, for [fn]he was H2204 old H2204 and heavy. And so he judged Israel for forty years.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:1 -

Now it came about, when Samuel was H2204 old H2204, that he appointed his sons as judges over Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:5 - and they said to him, “Behold, you have grown H2204 old H2204, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint us a king to judge us like all the nations.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:2 - “Now, here is the king walking before you, but as for me, I am H2204 old H2204 and gray, and my sons are here with you. And I have walked before you since my youth to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:12 -

Now David was the son of [fn]the Ephrathite of Bethlehem in Judah, the man whose name was Jesse, and he had eight sons. And [fn]Jesse was H2204 old H2204 in the days of Saul, advanced in years among men.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:32 - Barzillai was H2204 very old H2204: eighty years old; and he had provided the king food while he stayed in Mahanaim, for he was a very great man.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:1 -

Now King David was H2204 old H2204, [fn]advanced in age; and they covered him with garments, but he could not keep warm.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:15 -

So Bathsheba entered to the king in the bedroom. Now the king was H2204 very old H2204, and Abishag the Shunammite was serving the king.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:14 - So he said, “What then is to be done for her?” And Gehazi [fn]answered, “It is a fact that she has no son, and her husband is H2204 old H2204.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:1 -

Now when David [fn]reached H2204 old H2204 age, he made his son Solomon king over Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:15 -

Now Jehoiada [fn]reached H2204 a good old H2204 age and he died; he was 130 years old at his death.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:8 -

“Though its roots grow H2204 old H2204 in the ground,

And its stump dies in the dry soil,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:25 -

I have been young and now I am H2204 old H2204,

Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken

Or his [fn]descendants begging for bread.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:6 -

Train up a child [fn]in the way he should go,

Even when he grows H2204 older H2204 he will not abandon it.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:22 -

Listen to your father, who fathered you,

And do not despise your mother when she is H2204 old H2204.

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