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Lexicon :: Strong's H2205 - zāqēn

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Strong’s Definitions

זָקֵן zâqên, zaw-kane'; from H2204; old:—aged, ancient (man), elder(-est), old (man, men and...women), senator.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 178x

The KJV translates Strong's H2205 in the following manner: elders (115x), old (23x), old man (19x), ancient (14x), aged (3x), eldest (1x), ancient man (1x), senators (1x), old women (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 178x
The KJV translates Strong's H2205 in the following manner: elders (115x), old (23x), old man (19x), ancient (14x), aged (3x), eldest (1x), ancient man (1x), senators (1x), old women (1x).
  1. old

    1. old (of humans)

    2. elder (of those having authority)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
זָקֵן zâqên, zaw-kane'; from H2204; old:—aged, ancient (man), elder(-est), old (man, men and...women), senator.
STRONGS H2205: Abbreviations
זָקֵן adjective old, absolute ז׳ Genesis 19:4 + 30 times (on distinction from verb see above); construct זְקַן Genesis 24:2; plural זְקֵנִים Genesis 18:11 + 44 times; זְקֵנוֺת Zechariah 8:4; construct זִקְנֵי Genesis 50:7 + 85 times; suffix זְקֵנַי Lamentations 1:19, זְקֵנֶיךָ Deuteronomy 21:2; Deuteronomy 32:7, זְקֵנָיו Joshua 8:33 + 3 times, זְקֵנֶיהָ Judges 8:14, זְקֵנֵינוּ Exodus 10:9; Joshua 9:11, זִקְנֵיכֶם Deuteronomy 5:20 + 2 times; —
1. old, of human beings, as adjective predicate Genesis 18:11 (J), Job 32:4 (מִמֶּנּוּ לְיָמִים ז׳, in comparison), or attributive אָב זָקֵן Genesis 44:20 (J), אִישׁ ז׳ Judges 19:16, 17, 20, 22, נָבִיא ז׳ 1 Kings 13:11, 25, 29, מֶלֶךְ ז׳ Ecclesiastes 4:13; probably also וּשְׂבַע ימים ז׳ Genesis 35:29 (P), Job 42:17 and Genesis 25:8 (P) according to Greek Version of the LXX Sam Di; compare also Ezra 3:12.
2. usually as substantive: a. old man (or woman), b. elder;
a. old man Genesis 43:27 (J), Leviticus 19:32 (H), Deuteronomy 28:50; Deuteronomy 32:7 (|| אָב), 1 Samuel 2:31, 32; 1 Samuel 28:14; Isaiah 47:6; Job 12:20; Job 32:9; Proverbs 17:6; Proverbs 20:29; Psalm 119:100; Joel 1:2; old men and old women Zechariah 8:4 (twice in verse); compare זְקַן בֵּיתוֺ Genesis 24:2 (J), זִקְנֵי בֵיתוֺ 2 Samuel 12:17; especially opposed to נַעַר Exodus 10:9 (E), Isaiah 3:5; Isaiah 20:4; Jeremiah 51:22; Lamentations 2:21; Psalm 148:12, and in phrase מִנַּעַר וְעַד זָקֵן Genesis 19:4 (J), Joshua 6:21 (JE), Esther 3:13; opposed to ילדים 1 Kings 12:6, 8, 13 2 Chronicles 10:6; 10:8; 10:13; opposed to בַּחוּרִים Jeremiah 31:13; Ezekiel 9:6; Joel 3:1, compare 2 Chronicles 36:17 (+ יָשֵׁשׁ) and Jeremiah 6:11 (+ מְלֵא ימים); opposed to עוּל ימים Isaiah 65:20; opposed to יונקי שׁדים and עוללים Joel 2:16.
b. usually plural elders, as having authority, term techn. (100 times +); elders of a people, especially Israel Exodus 3:16, 18; Exodus 12:21 (all J), Exodus 17:5, 6; Exodus 18:12; Exodus 19:7; Exodus 24:1, 9, 14; Joshua 24:1 (all E), Numbers 11:16 (twice in verse) (שֹׁטְרָיו), Numbers 11:24; Numbers 11:25; Numbers 11:30; Numbers 16:25; Joshua 7:6; Joshua 8:10; Joshua 9:11 (all J E), Deuteronomy 5:20 (|| רָאשֵׁי שִׁבְטֵיכֶם), Deuteronomy 27:1; Deuteronomy 29:9 (|| ראשׁי שׁבטיכם, שֹׁטְרֵיכֶם), Deuteronomy 31:9, 28; Joshua 8:33 (|| שֹׁטְרִים וְשֹׁפְטָיו), Joshua 23:2 (|| רָאשׁיו, שֹׁפְטָיו, שֹׁטְרָיו); compare also probably Joshua 24:31 = Judges 2:7 (all D); Leviticus 9:1, compare זִקְנֵי הָעֵדָה Leviticus 4:15)both P), Judges 21:16; see also 1 Samuel 4:3; 1 Samuel 8:4; 1 Samuel 15:30; 2 Samuel 3:17; 2 Samuel 5:3 = 1 Chronicles 11:3; 2 Samuel 17:4, 15; 1 Kings 8:1, 3 2 Chronicles 5:2, 4, also 1 Chronicles 15:25; 1 Chronicles 21:16; compare Isaiah 3:2 (גִּבּוֺר וְאִישׁ מִלְחָמָ֑ה שׁוֺפֵט וְנָבִיא וְקֹסֵם וְז׳), Isaiah 9:14 (|| נְשׂוּאפָֿנִים, but see probably gloss, compare Ew Che Di Du and others); elders of one tribe (Judah) 1 Samuel 30:26; 2 Samuel 19:12, so of Gilead Judges 11:5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; after the division of the kingdoms, of Northern Israel זקני הארץ 1 Kings 20:7 compare 1 Kings 20:8, also 2 Kings 6:32 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 10:1 (|| שָׂרִים etc.) compare 2 Kings 10:5; under Josiah זקני יְהוּדָה 2 Kings 23:1 2 Chronicles 34:29; see also הארץ ז׳ Jeremiah 26:17, compare זקני ארץ Proverbs 31:23, compare Lamentations 1:19; Lamentations 2:10; Lamentations 4:16; Lamentations 5:12, 14 (|| שׂרים; + שַׁעַר); often in Ezek.: Ezekiel 7:26 (|| כהן), of Judah Ezekiel 8:1, of Israel Ezekiel 8:11, 12; Ezekiel 14:1; Ezekiel 20:1, 3, also Ezekiel 9:6 (but strike out Co). Exilic הַגּוֺלָה ז׳ Jeremiah 29:1 (|| הכהנים, הנביאים); post-exile Ezra 10:8 (|| שׂרים), possibly also Joel 1:14; elders of י׳ Isaiah 24:23 (compare Exodus 24:1, 9), זִקְנֵי הַכֹּהֲנִים 2 Kings 19:2 = Isaiah 37:2, so Jeremiah 19:1 (|| זקני העם); of other peoples, Midian Numbers 22:4, 7, Moab Numbers 22:7 (all E), Egypt Psalm 105:22 (|| שׂרים); of Gebal Ezekiel 27:9; elders of a city, especially as sitting in the gate to judge Deuteronomy 19:12; Deuteronomy 21:2 (+ שֹׁפְטֶיךָ) Deuteronomy 21:3; Deuteronomy 21:4; Deuteronomy 21:6; Deuteronomy 21:19 (+ שַׁעַרמְֿקֹמוֺ), Deuteronomy 21:20; Deuteronomy 22:15 (+ הַשָּׁ֑עְרָה), Deuteronomy 22:16; Deuteronomy 22:17; Deuteronomy 22:18; Deuteronomy 25:7 (+ הַשַּׁ֫עֲרָה), Deuteronomy 25:8; Deuteronomy 25:9 (all in Deuteronomic code, and only so therein), Ruth 4:2, 4, 9, 11 (compare שַׁעַר Ruth 4:1; Ruth 4:11), מוֺשַׁב זְקֵנִים Psalm 107:32 (|| קְהַלעָֿ֑ם); Judges 8:14 (|| שׂרים), Judges 8:16; 1 Samuel 11:3; 1 Samuel 16:4; 1 Kings 21:8, 11; Ezra 10:14.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:11; 18:11; 19:4; 19:4; 24:2; 24:2; 25:8; 35:29; 43:27; 44:20; 50:7


3:16; 3:18; 10:9; 10:9; 12:21; 17:5; 17:6; 18:12; 19:7; 24:1; 24:1; 24:9; 24:9; 24:14


4:15; 9:1; 19:32


11:16; 11:24; 11:25; 11:30; 16:25; 22:4; 22:7; 22:7


5:20; 5:20; 19:12; 21:2; 21:2; 21:3; 21:4; 21:6; 21:19; 21:20; 22:15; 22:16; 22:17; 22:18; 25:7; 25:8; 25:9; 27:1; 28:50; 29:9; 31:9; 31:28; 32:7; 32:7


6:21; 7:6; 8:10; 8:33; 8:33; 9:11; 9:11; 23:2; 24:1; 24:31


2:7; 8:14; 8:14; 8:16; 11:5; 11:7; 11:8; 11:9; 11:10; 11:11; 19:16; 19:17; 19:20; 19:22; 21:16


4:1; 4:2; 4:4; 4:9; 4:11; 4:11

1 Samuel

2:31; 2:32; 4:3; 8:4; 11:3; 15:30; 16:4; 28:14; 30:26

2 Samuel

3:17; 5:3; 12:17; 17:4; 17:15; 19:12

1 Kings

8:1; 8:3; 12:6; 12:8; 12:13; 13:11; 13:25; 13:29; 20:7; 20:8; 21:8; 21:11

2 Kings

6:32; 10:1; 10:5; 19:2; 23:1

1 Chronicles

11:3; 15:25; 21:16

2 Chronicles

5:2; 5:4; 10:6; 10:8; 10:13; 34:29; 36:17


3:12; 10:8; 10:14




12:20; 32:4; 32:9; 42:17


105:22; 107:32; 119:100; 148:12


17:6; 20:29; 31:23




3:2; 3:5; 9:14; 20:4; 24:23; 37:2; 47:6; 65:20


6:11; 19:1; 26:17; 29:1; 31:13; 51:22


1:19; 1:19; 2:10; 2:21; 4:16; 5:12; 5:14


7:26; 8:1; 8:11; 8:12; 9:6; 9:6; 14:1; 20:1; 20:3; 27:9


1:2; 1:14; 2:16; 3:1


8:4; 8:4

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2205 matches the Hebrew זָקֵן (zāqēn),
which occurs 179 times in 171 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 18:11–Deu 31:28)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:11 - Now Abraham and Sarah were old H2205 and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:4 - But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old H2205 and young, all the people from every quarter:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:2 - And Abraham said unto his eldest H2205 servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:8 - Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, H2205 and full of years; and was gathered to his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:29 - And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old H2205 and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:27 - And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man H2205 of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:20 - And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, H2205 and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:7 - And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders H2205 of his house, and all the elders H2205 of the land of Egypt,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:16 - Go, and gather the elders H2205 of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:18 - And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders H2205 of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:29 - And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders H2205 of the children of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:9 - And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old, H2205 with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:21 - Then Moses called for all the elders H2205 of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:5 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders H2205 of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:6 - Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders H2205 of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:12 - And Jethro, Moses' father in law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders H2205 of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father in law before God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:7 - And Moses came and called for the elders H2205 of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:1 - And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders H2205 of Israel; and worship ye afar off.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:9 - Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders H2205 of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:14 - And he said unto the elders, H2205 Tarry ye here for us, until we come again unto you: and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you: if any man have any matters to do, let him come unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:15 - And the elders H2205 of the congregation shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock before the LORD: and the bullock shall be killed before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:1 - And it came to pass on the eighth day, that Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders H2205 of Israel;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:32 - Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, H2205 and fear thy God: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:16 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders H2205 of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders H2205 of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:24 - And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the LORD, and gathered the seventy men of the elders H2205 of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:25 - And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: H2205 and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:30 - And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders H2205 of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:25 - And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders H2205 of Israel followed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:4 - And Moab said unto the elders H2205 of Midian, Now shall this company lick up all that are round about us, as the ox licketh up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:7 - And the elders H2205 of Moab and the elders H2205 of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came unto Balaam, and spake unto him the words of Balak.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:23 - And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders; H2205
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:12 - Then the elders H2205 of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:2 - Then thy elders H2205 and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that is slain:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:3 - And it shall be, that the city which is next unto the slain man, even the elders H2205 of that city shall take an heifer, which hath not been wrought with, and which hath not drawn in the yoke;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:4 - And the elders H2205 of that city shall bring down the heifer unto a rough valley, which is neither eared nor sown, and shall strike off the heifer's neck there in the valley:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:6 - And all the elders H2205 of that city, that are next unto the slain man, shall wash their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the valley:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:19 - Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders H2205 of his city, and unto the gate of his place;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:20 - And they shall say unto the elders H2205 of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:15 - Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel's virginity unto the elders H2205 of the city in the gate:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:16 - And the damsel's father shall say unto the elders, H2205 I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:17 - And, lo, he hath given occasions of speech against her, saying, I found not thy daughter a maid; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter's virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders H2205 of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:18 - And the elders H2205 of that city shall take that man and chastise him;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:7 - And if the man like not to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate unto the elders, H2205 and say, My husband's brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:8 - Then the elders H2205 of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:9 - Then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, H2205 and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's house.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:1 - And Moses with the elders H2205 of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:50 - A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, H2205 nor shew favour to the young:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:10 - Ye stand this day all of you before the LORD your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, H2205 and your officers, with all the men of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:9 - And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and unto all the elders H2205 of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:28 - Gather unto me all the elders H2205 of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to record against them.

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