H6923 קדם - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to project (one self), that is, precede; hence to anticipate, hasten, meet (usually for help)

KJV Usage: come (go, [flee]) before, + disappoint, meet, prevent.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to meet, come or be in front, confront, go before
a. (Piel)
1. to meet, confront, come to meet, receive
2. to go before, go in front, be in front
3. to lead, be beforehand, anticipate, forestall
b. (Hiphil)
1. to come in front
2. to confront, anticipate
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 1988
Parts of Speech: Verb

to meet
1) to meet, come or be in front, confront, go before
1a) (Piel)
1a1) to meet, confront, come to meet, receive
1a2) to go before, go in front, be in front
1a3) to lead, be beforehand, anticipate, forestall
1b) (Hiphil)
1b1) to come in front
1b2) to confront, anticipate

View how H6923 קדם is used in the Bible

26 occurrences of H6923 קדם

Deuteronomy 23:4 they met
2 Samuel 22:6 seized
2 Samuel 22:19 They fell upon
2 Kings 19:32 there, nor come before
Nehemiah 13:2 Because they met
Job 3:12 receive
Job 30:27 came upon
Job 41:11 Who hath given to
Psalms 17:13 disappoint
Psalms 18:5 seized
Psalms 18:18 They came upon
Psalms 21:3 For thou meetest
Psalms 59:10 shall go before
Psalms 68:25 went before,
Psalms 79:8 come to help
Psalms 88:13 come before
Psalms 89:14 shall go
Psalms 95:2 Let us come
Psalms 119:147 I came before
Psalms 119:148 are awake through
Isaiah 21:14 they met
Isaiah 37:33 there, nor come before
Amos 9:10 nor fall upon
Jonah 4:2 before
Micah 6:6 How shall I come before
Micah 6:6 shall I come before

Distinct usage

2 they met
2 there, nor come before
2 seized
1 They fell upon
1 receive
1 came upon
1 Who hath given to
1 They came upon
1 For thou meetest
1 went before,
1 shall go
1 are awake through
1 nor fall upon
1 How shall I come before
1 shall I come before
1 disappoint
1 come before
1 I came before
1 come to help
1 before
1 Because they met
1 Let us come
1 shall go before

Corresponding Greek Words

qadam hi. G436 anth istemi
qadam hi. G1096 ginomai
qadam pi. see G4198 st. poreuo
qadam pi. G906 ballo
qadam pi. G1911 epi ballo
qadam pi. G2638 kata lambano
qadam pi. G4313 pro poreuo
qadam pi. G4399 pro phthano
qadam pi. G4876 sun antao

Related words


H6917 קדוּם qâdûm
Passive participle of H6923; a pristine hero

KJV Usage: ancient.

H6921 קדם קדים qâdı̂ym qâdim
קדם קדים
qâdı̂ym qâdim
kaw-deem', kaw-deem'
From H6923; the fore or front part; hence (by orientation) the East (often adverbially eastward, for brevity the East wind)

KJV Usage: east (-ward, wind).

H6924 קדמה קדם qedem qêdmâh
קדמה קדם
qedem qêdmâh
keh'-dem, kayd'-maw
From H6923; the front, of place (absolutely the fore part, relatively the East) or time (antiquity); often used adverbially (before, anciently, eastward)

KJV Usage: aforetime, ancient (time), before, east (end, part, side, -ward), eternal, X ever (-lasting), forward, old, past.

Compare H6926.

H6927 קדמה qadmâh
From H6923; priority (in time); also used adverbially (before)

KJV Usage: afore, antiquity, former (old) estate.

H6929 קדמה qêde mâh
qêde mâh
From H6923; precedence; Kedemah, a son of Ishmael

KJV Usage: Kedemah.

H6930 קדמון qadmôn
From H6923; eastern

KJV Usage: east.

H6932 קדמות qe dêmôth
qe dêmôth
From H6923; beginnings; Kedemoth, a place in eastern Palestine

KJV Usage: Kedemoth.

H6933 קדמי qadmay
(Chaldee); from a root corresponding to H6923; first

KJV Usage: first.

H7134 קרדּם qardôm
Perhaps from H6923 in the sense of striking upon; an axe

KJV Usage: ax.