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Lexicon :: Strong's H2205 - zāqēn

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TWOT Reference: 574b

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, advanced in age; Sarah was past [fn]childbearing.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:4 - Before they lay down, the men of the city—the men of Sodom—surrounded the house, both young and old H2205, all the people [fn]from every quarter;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:2 - Abraham said to his servant, the oldest H2205 of his household who was in charge of all that he owned, “Please place your hand under my thigh,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:8 - Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old H2205 man H2205 and satisfied with life; and he was gathered to his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:29 - Then Isaac breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people, an old H2205 man H2205 [fn]of ripe age; and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:27 - Then he asked them about their welfare, and said, “Is your old H2205 father well, of whom you spoke? Is he still alive?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:20 - “And we said to my lord, ‘We have an old H2205 father and a little boy born in our father’s old age. Now his brother is dead, so he alone is left of his mother, and his father loves him.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:7 -

So Joseph went up to bury his father, and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders H2205 of his household 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 to them, ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob has appeared to me, saying, “[fn]I am indeed concerned about you and what has been done to you in Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:18 - “Then they will [fn]pay attention to what you say; and you with the elders H2205 of Israel will come to the king of Egypt, and you will say to him, ‘The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. So now, please let us go a three days’ journey into the wilderness, so that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:29 - Then Moses and Aaron went and assembled all the elders H2205 of the sons of Israel;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:9 - Moses said, “We shall go with our young and our old H2205; with our sons and our daughters, with our flocks and our herds we shall go, for we [fn]must hold a feast to the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:21 -

Then Moses called for all the elders H2205 of Israel and said to them, “Go and take for yourselves [fn]lambs according to your families, and slaughter the Passover lamb.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:5 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Pass before the people and take with you some of the elders H2205 of Israel; and take in your hand your staff with which you struck the Nile, and go.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:6 - “Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink.” And Moses did so in the sight of the elders H2205 of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:12 - Then Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God, and Aaron came with all the elders H2205 of Israel to eat [fn]a meal with Moses’ father-in-law before God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:7 -

So Moses came and called the elders H2205 of the people, and set before them all these words which the LORD had commanded him.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:1 -

Then He said to Moses, “Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders H2205 of Israel, and you shall worship at a distance.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:9 -

Then Moses went up [fn]with Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders H2205 of Israel,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:14 - But to the elders H2205 he said, “Wait here for us until we return to you. And behold, Aaron and Hur are with you; whoever [fn]has a legal matter, have him approach them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:15 - ‘Then the elders H2205 of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before the LORD, and the bull shall be slaughtered before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:1 -

Now it came about on the eighth day that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders H2205 of Israel;

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:32 -

‘You shall stand up in the presence of the grayheaded and honor [fn]elders H2205, and you shall [fn]fear your God; I am the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:16 -

The LORD therefore said to Moses, “Gather for Me seventy men from the elders H2205 of Israel, whom you know to be the elders H2205 of the people and their officers, and bring them to the tent of meeting, and have them take their stand there with you.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:24 -

So Moses went out and told the people the words of the LORD. He also gathered seventy men of the elders H2205 of the people, and positioned them around the tent.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:25 - Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke to him; and He took away some of the Spirit who was upon him and placed Him upon the seventy elders H2205. And when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. Yet they did not do it again.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:30 - Then Moses [fn]returned to the camp, both he and the elders H2205 of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:25 -

Then Moses arose and went to Dathan and Abiram, with the elders H2205 of Israel following him,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:4 - Moab said to the elders H2205 of Midian, “Now this [fn]horde will eat up all that is around us, as the ox eats up the grass of the field!” And Balak the son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:7 -

So the elders H2205 of Moab and the elders H2205 of Midian left with the fees for divination in their hands; and they came to Balaam and [fn]repeated Balak’s words to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:23 - “And when you heard the voice from the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, you approached me, all the heads of your tribes and your elders H2205.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:12 - then the elders H2205 of his city shall send men and take him from there, and hand him over to the avenger of blood, so that he may die.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:2 - then your elders H2205 and your judges shall go out and measure the distance to the cities which are around the one who was killed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:3 - “And it shall be that the city which is nearest to the person killed, that is, that the elders H2205 of that city shall take a heifer of the herd that has not been worked [fn]and has not pulled in a yoke;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:4 - and the elders H2205 of that city shall bring the heifer down to a valley with running water, which has not been plowed or sown, and they shall break the heifer’s neck there in the valley.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:6 - “And all the elders H2205 of that city [fn]which is nearest to the person killed shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:19 - then his father and mother shall seize him, and bring him out to the elders H2205 of his city [fn]at the gateway of his hometown.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:20 - “And they shall say to the elders H2205 of his city, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious; he does not obey us, he is thoughtless and given to drinking.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:15 - then the girl’s father and her mother shall take and bring out the evidence of the girl’s virginity to the elders H2205 of the city at the gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:16 - “And the girl’s father shall say to the elders H2205, ‘I gave my daughter to this man as a wife, but he [fn]turned against her;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:17 - and behold, he has charged her with shameful behavior, saying, “I did not find your daughter to have evidence of virginity.” But [fn]this is the evidence of my daughter’s virginity.’ And they shall spread out the garment before the elders H2205 of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:18 - “Then the elders H2205 of that city shall take the man and rebuke him,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:7 - “But if the man does not desire to take his brother’s widow, then his brother’s widow shall go up to the gate to the elders H2205, and say, ‘My husband’s brother refuses to establish a name for his brother in Israel; he is not willing to perform the duty of a husband’s brother to me.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:8 - “Then the elders H2205 of his city shall summon him and speak to him. And if he persists and says, ‘I do not desire to take her,’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:9 - then his brother’s widow shall come up to him in the sight of the elders H2205, and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face; and she shall [fn]declare, ‘This is what is done to the man who does not build up his brother’s house!’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:1 -

Then Moses and the elders H2205 of Israel commanded the people, saying, “Keep all the commandments which I am commanding you today.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:50 - a nation [fn]with a defiant attitude, who will have no respect for the old H2205, nor show favor to the young.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:10 -

“You stand today, all of you, before the LORD your God: your heads, your tribes, your elders H2205 and your officers, that is, all the men of Israel,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:9 -

So Moses wrote this Law and gave it to the priests, the sons of Levi who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and to all the elders H2205 of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:28 - “Assemble to me all the elders H2205 of your tribes and your officers, that I may speak these words in their hearing and call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against them.

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