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Lexicon :: Strong's H6924 - qeḏem

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Part of Speech
adverb, masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1988a

Strong’s Definitions

קֶדֶם qedem, keh'-dem; or קֵדְמָה qêdᵉmâh; from H6923; the front, of place (absolutely, the fore part, relatively the East) or time (antiquity); often used adverbially (before, anciently, eastward):—aforetime, ancient (time), before, east (end, part, side, -ward), eternal, × ever(-lasting), forward, old, past. Compare H6926.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 87x

The KJV translates Strong's H6924 in the following manner: east (32x), old (17x), eastward (11x), ancient (6x), east side (5x), before (3x), east part (2x), ancient time (2x), aforetime (1x), eternal (1x), miscellaneous (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 87x
The KJV translates Strong's H6924 in the following manner: east (32x), old (17x), eastward (11x), ancient (6x), east side (5x), before (3x), east part (2x), ancient time (2x), aforetime (1x), eternal (1x), miscellaneous (7x).
masculine noun
  1. east, antiquity, front, that which is before, aforetime

    1. front, from the front or east, in front, mount of the East

    2. ancient time, aforetime, ancient, from of old, earliest time

    3. anciently, of old (adverb)

    4. beginning

    5. east

  2. eastward, to or toward the East

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קֶדֶם qedem, keh'-dem; or קֵדְמָה qêdᵉmâh; from H6923; the front, of place (absolutely, the fore part, relatively the East) or time (antiquity); often used adverbially (before, anciently, eastward):—aforetime, ancient (time), before, east (end, part, side, -ward), eternal, × ever(-lasting), forward, old, past. Compare H6926.
STRONGS H6924: Abbreviations
קֶ֫דֶם noun [masculine] front, east, aforetime; — absoluteק׳ Deuteronomy 33:27 +, קֶ֑קֶם Judges 8:10 +; construct קֶדֶם Proverbs 8:22; once plural construct קַדְמֵי Proverbs 8:23; —
1. location.
a. front, מִקּ׳ Isaiah 9:11 from the front (i.e. East), in front (opposed to מֵאָחוֺר), אָחוֺר וָק׳ Psalm 139:5 behind and before; אֶהֳלֹךְ ק׳ Job 23:8 I go forward (opposed to אָחוֺר)
b. East: הַרהַֿקּ׳ Genesis 10:30 (J) mount of the East; בְּנֵיקֿ׳ = dwellers in the east, tribes east or northeast of Canaan Genesis 29:1 (E), Judges 6:3, 33; Judges 7:12; Judges 8:10; 1 Kings 5:10; Isaiah 11:14; Jeremiah 49:28; Ezekiel 25:4, 10; Job 1:3; הַרְרֵי ק׳ Numbers 23:7, see Di Sachau: Reise (1883), 159 ff.165 ff. Dr in Hast.PETHOS; אֶרֶץ ק׳ Genesis 25:6 (J); מָֽלְאוּ מִקֶּדֶם Isaiah 2:6 they are full from the east (insert probablyקֶסֶם, מִקְסָם, or < קֹסְמִים before מִקּ׳, compare Lo De Du CheHpt Di-Kit); elsewhere מִקּ׳ =eastward:
(1) in the east Genesis 2:8
(2) on the eastern (side) Genesis 12:8 (J) Zechariah 14:4; לְ מִקּ׳ on the east of Genesis 3:24 (J), Genesis 12:8 (J), Numbers 34: (P), Joshua 7:2 (JE), Judges 8:11; Ezekiel 11:23 = Jonah 4:5; -3eastward, with verb of motion Genesis 11:2; Genesis 13:11 (both J).
2. temporal, ancient time, aforetime:
a. הַרְרֵי ק׳ Deuteronomy 33:15 ancient mountains, compare אֱלֹהֵי ק׳ Deuteronomy 33:27, מַלְכֵיקֿ׳ Isaiah 19:11, בִּשְׁמֵי שְׁמֵיקֿ׳ Psalm 68:34.
b. כִּימֵי ק׳ Psalm 44:2 in ancient days; compare מִימֵי ק׳ from of old Isaiah 23:7; Micah 7:20; Lamentations 1:7; Lamentations 2:17; Isaiah 37:26 = לְמִימֵי ק׳) 2 Kings 19:25 (see מִן 9b (2)); כִּימֵי ק׳ Isaiah 51:9; Jeremiah 46:26; יַרְחֵי ק׳ Job 29:2 months of old.
c. מִקּ׳ from of old Micah 5:1; Isaiah 45:21; Isaiah 46:10; Habakkuk 1:12; Nehemiah 12:46; Psalm 77:12 מִנִּיק׳ 7; Psalm 8:2 springing out of, derived from, ancient times (compare Dr); יָמִים מִקּ׳ Psalm 77:6; Psalm 143:5 days from of old.
d. ק׳ alone, as adverb anciently, of old Psalm 74:2; Psalm 119:152; כְּק׳ Jeremiah 30:20; Lamentations 5:21; ישֵׁב ק׳ Psalm 55:20 he that sitteth (enthroned from) of old.
e. beginning, מִקַּדְמֵיאָֿ֑רֶץ Proverbs 8:23 from the beginnings of the earth; מִפְעָלָיו ק׳ Proverbs 8:22 the beginning of his works (|| רֵאשִׁית).

[קֵ֫דֶם], with ה locative I. קֵ֫דְמָה adverb eastward, to, toward, the east; — Genesis 25:6 (J), Leviticus 1:16; Leviticus 16:14; Numbers 34:3, 11, 15; Joshua 19:12, 13 (all P), 1 Kings 7:39 2 Chronicles 4:10; 1 Kings 17:3 = 2 Kings 13:17; Ezekiel 8:16 (twice in verse); + north, south, west, Genesis 13:14; Genesis 28:14 (both J), Numbers 2:3; Numbers 3:28; Numbers 10:5 (north, west, in Greek Version of the LXX), Numbers 34:10 (all P); also as noun after פְּאַת = eastern side, Exodus 27:13; Exodus 38:13 (both P), + W Ezekiel 45:7 (strike out Co; read קֶדֶם Berthol Toy Krae), + north, south, west, Numbers 35:5; Joshua 18:20 so גְּבוּל ק׳ Joshua 15:5 (all P).

See related Aramaic BDB entry H6925.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:8; 3:24; 10:30; 11:2; 12:8; 12:8; 13:11; 13:14; 25:6; 25:6; 28:14; 29:1


27:13; 38:13


1:16; 16:14


2:3; 3:28; 10:5; 23:7; 34; 34:3; 34:10; 34:11; 34:15; 35:5


33:15; 33:27; 33:27


7:2; 15:5; 18:20; 19:12; 19:13


6:3; 6:33; 7:12; 8:10; 8:10; 8:11

1 Kings

5:10; 7:39; 17:3

2 Kings

13:17; 19:25

2 Chronicles





1:3; 23:8; 29:2


8:2; 44:2; 55:20; 68:34; 74:2; 77:6; 77:12; 119:152; 139:5; 143:5


8:22; 8:22; 8:23; 8:23


2:6; 9:11; 11:14; 19:11; 23:7; 37:26; 45:21; 46:10; 51:9


30:20; 46:26; 49:28


1:7; 2:17; 5:21


8:16; 11:23; 25:4; 25:10; 45:7




5:1; 7:20





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6924 matches the Hebrew קֶדֶם (qeḏem),
which occurs 87 times in 83 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 2:8–Psa 74:12)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:8 - The LORD God planted a garden eastward, in `Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:24 - So he drove out the man; and he placed Keruvs at the east of the garden of `Eden, and the flame of a sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:30 - Their dwelling was from Mesha, as you go toward Sefar, the mountain of the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:2 - It happened, as they traveled east, that they found a plain in the land of Shin`ar; and they lived there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:8 - He left from there to the mountain on the east of Beit-El, and pitched his tent, having Beit-El on the west, and `Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD, and called on the name of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:11 - So Lot chose the Plain of the Yarden for himself. Lot traveled east, and they separated themselves the one from the other.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:14 - The LORD said to Avram, after Lot was separated from him, "Now, lift up your eyes, and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:6 - but to the sons of the concubines who Avraham had, Avraham gave gifts. He sent them away from Yitzchak his son, while he yet lived, eastward, to the east country.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:14 - Your seed will be as the dust of the eretz, and you will spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. In you and in your seed will all the families of the eretz be blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:1 - Then Ya`akov went on his journey, and came to the land of the children of the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:13 - The breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:13 - For the east side eastward fifty cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:16 - and he shall take away its crop with its filth, and cast it beside the altar on the east part, in the place of the ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:14 - He shall take some of the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it with his finger on the mercy seat on the east; and before the mercy seat he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:3 - Those who encamp on the east side toward the sunrise shall be of the standard of the camp of Yehudah, according to their divisions: and the prince of the children of Yehudah shall be Nachshon the son of `Amminadav.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:38 - Those who encamp before the tabernacle eastward, in front of the Tent of Meeting toward the sunrise, shall be Moshe, and Aharon and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Yisra'el. The stranger who comes near shall be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:5 - When you blow an alarm, the camps that lie on the east side shall take their journey.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:7 - He took up his parable, and said, From Aram has Balak brought me, The king of Mo'av from the mountains of the East: Come, curse me Ya`akov, Come, defy Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:3 - then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Tzin along by the side of Edom, and your south border shall be from the end of the Salt Sea eastward;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:10 - You shall mark out your east border from Hatzar-`Enan to Shefam;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:11 - and the border shall go down from Shefam to Rivlah, on the east side of `Ayin; and the border shall go down, and shall reach to the side of the sea of Kinneret eastward;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:15 - the two tribes and the half-tribe have received their inheritance beyond the Yarden at Yericho eastward, toward the sunrise.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:5 - You shall measure outside of the city for the east side two thousand cubits, and for the south side two thousand cubits, and for the west side two thousand cubits, and for the north side two thousand cubits, the city being in the midst. This shall be to them the suburbs of the cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:15 - For the chief things of the ancient mountains, For the precious things of the everlasting hills,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:27 - The eternal God is your dwelling-place, Underneath are the everlasting arms. He thrust out the enemy from before you, Said, Destroy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:2 - Yehoshua sent men from Yericho to `Ai, which is beside Beit-Aven, on the east side of Beit-El, and spoke to them, saying, Go up and spy out the land. The men went up and spied out `Ai.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:5 - The east border was the Salt Sea, even to the end of the Yarden. The border of the north quarter was from the bay of the sea at the end of the Yarden;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:20 - The Yarden was the border of it on the east quarter. This was the inheritance of the children of Binyamin, by the borders of it round about, according to their families.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:12 - and it turned from Sarid eastward toward the sunrise to the border of Kislot-Tavor; and it went out to Daverat, and went up to Yafia;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:13 - and from there it passed along eastward to Gat-Hefer, to Eth-kazin; and it went out at Rimmon which stretches to Ne`ah;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:3 - So it was, when Yisra'el had sown, that the Midyanim came up, and the `Amaleki, and the children of the east; they came up against them;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:33 - Then all the Midyanim and the `Amaleki and the children of the east assembled themselves together; and they passed over, and encamped in the valley of Yizre`el.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:12 - The Midyanim and the `Amaleki and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like locusts for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand which is on the sea-shore for multitude.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:10 - Now Zevach and Tzalmunnah were in Karkor, and their hosts with them, about fifteen thousand men, all who were left of all the host of the children of the east; for there fell one hundred twenty thousand men who drew sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:11 - Gid`on went up by the way of those who lived in tents on the east of Novach and Yogbehah, and struck the host; for the host was secure.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:30 - Shlomo's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east, and all the wisdom of Mitzrayim.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:39 - He set the bases, five on the right side of the house, and five on the left side of the house: and he set the sea on the right side of the house eastward, toward the south.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:3 - Get you hence, and turn you eastward, and hide yourself by the brook Kerit, that is before the Yarden.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:17 - He said, Open the window eastward; and he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot; and he shot. He said, the LORD's arrow of victory, even the arrow of victory over Aram; for you shall strike the Aram in Afek, until you have consumed them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:25 - Haven't you heard how I have done it long ago, and formed it of ancient times? now have I brought it to pass, that it should be yours to lay waste fortified cities into ruinous heaps.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:10 - He set the sea on the right side of the house eastward, toward the south.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:46 - For in the days of David and Asaf of old there was a chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:3 - His possessions also were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred she-donkeys, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the children of the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:8 - "If I go east, he is not there; If west, I can't find him;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:2 - "Oh that I were as in the months of old, As in the days when God watched over me;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:1 - For the Chief Musician. By the sons of Korach. A maskil. We have heard with our ears, God; Our fathers have told us, What work you did in their days, In the days of old.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:19 - God, who is enthroned forever, Will hear, and answer them. Selah. They never change, Who don't fear God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:33 - To him who rides on the heaven of heavens, which are of old; Behold, he utters his voice, a mighty voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:2 - Remember your congregation, which you purchased of old, Which you have redeemed to be the tribe of your inheritance; Mount Tziyon, in which you have lived.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:12 - Yet God is my King of old, Working salvation in the midst of the eretz.

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