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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 - And the LORD God planted a garden eastward H6924 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 at the east H6924 of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:30 - And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east. H6924
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:2 - And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, H6924 that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:8 - And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east H6924 of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: H6924 and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:11 - Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: H6924 and they separated themselves the one from the other.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:14 - And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, H6924 and westward:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:6 - But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, H6924 unto the east H6924 country.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:14 - And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, H6924 and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:1 - Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east. H6924
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:13 - And the breadth of the court on the east H6924 side eastward shall be fifty cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:13 - And for the east H6924 side eastward fifty cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:16 - And he shall pluck away his crop with his feathers, and cast it beside the altar on the east part, H6924 by the place of the ashes:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:14 - And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward; H6924 and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:3 - And on the east side H6924 toward the rising of the sun shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch throughout their armies: and Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be captain of the children of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:38 - But those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, H6924 even before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:5 - When ye blow an alarm, then the camps that lie on the east parts H6924 shall go forward.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:7 - And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, H6924 saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:3 - Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea eastward: H6924
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:10 - And ye shall point out your east H6924 border from Hazarenan to Shepham:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:11 - And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side H6924 of Ain; and the border shall descend, and shall reach unto the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward: H6924
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:15 - The two tribes and the half tribe have received their inheritance on this side Jordan near Jericho eastward, H6924 toward the sunrising.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:5 - And ye shall measure from without the city on the east H6924 side two thousand cubits, and on the south side two thousand cubits, and on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two thousand cubits; and the city shall be in the midst: this shall be to them the suburbs of the cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:15 - And for the chief things of the ancient H6924 mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:27 - The eternal H6924 God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:2 - And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Bethaven, on the east side H6924 of Bethel, and spake unto them, saying, Go up and view the country. And the men went up and viewed Ai.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:5 - And the east H6924 border was the salt sea, even unto the end of Jordan. And their border in the north quarter was from the bay of the sea at the uttermost part of Jordan:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:20 - And Jordan was the border of it on the east H6924 side. This was the inheritance of the children of Benjamin, by the coasts thereof round about, according to their families.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:12 - And turned from Sarid eastward H6924 toward the sunrising unto the border of Chislothtabor, and then goeth out to Daberath, and goeth up to Japhia,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:13 - And from thence passeth on along on the east H6924 to Gittahhepher, to Ittahkazin, and goeth out to Remmonmethoar to Neah;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:3 - And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, H6924 even they came up against them;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:33 - Then all the Midianites and the Amalekites and the children of the east H6924 were gathered together, and went over, and pitched in the valley of Jezreel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:12 - And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east H6924 lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the sea side for multitude.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:10 - Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor, and their hosts with them, about fifteen thousand men, all that were left of all the hosts of the children of the east: H6924 for there fell an hundred and twenty thousand men that drew sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:11 - And Gideon went up by the way of them that dwelt in tents on the east H6924 of Nobah and Jogbehah, and smote the host: for the host was secure.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:30 - And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, H6924 and all the wisdom of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:39 - And he put five bases 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 H6924 over against the south.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:3 - Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, H6924 and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:17 - And he said, Open the window eastward. H6924 And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of the LORD'S deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have consumed them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:25 - Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done it, and of ancient H6924 times that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:10 - And he set the sea on the right side of the east end, H6924 over against the south.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:46 - For in the days of David and Asaph of old H6924 there were chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:3 - His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east. H6924
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:8 - Behold, I go forward, H6924 but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:2 - Oh that I were as in months past, H6924 as in the days when God preserved me;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:1 - [[To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, Maschil.]] We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. H6924
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:19 - God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. H6924 Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:33 - To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; H6924 lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:2 - Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; H6924 the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:12 - For God is my King of old, H6924 working salvation in the midst of the earth.

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