G2198 ζάω - Strong's Greek Lexicon Number

LSJ Gloss:
to live
I live
I live, am alive.
to live (literally or figuratively)
Derivation: a primary verb;

KJV Usage: life(-time), (a-)live(-ly), quick.

to live
ζάω, -ῶ,
[in LXX chiefly for חיה (most freq. ptcp., ζῶν, inf., ζῆν, for חַי ;]
__1. prop., to live, be alive (see Syn., see word βίος; in cl. usually of animal life, but sometimes of plants, as Arist., Eth. N, i, 7, 12):
Refs Act.20:12, Rom.7:1-3, 1Co.7:39, Rev.19:20, al.
; ἐν αὐτῷ ζῶμεν, Act.17:28; ἐμοὶ τὸ ζῆν Χριστός, Php.1:21; διὰ παντὸς τοῦ ζῆν (M, Pr., 215, 249), Heb.2:15; ὃ δὲ νῦν ζῶ ἐν σαρκί, Gal.2:20; ζῇ ἐν ἐμοὶ Χριστός, Gal.2:20; (ὁ) ζῶν, of God (אֵל חַי and cognate phrases,
Refs Jos.3:10, Hos.2:1 (1:10), Isa.37:4, al.
; see DCG, ii, 39a),
Refs Mat.16:16, Jhn.6:57, Rom.9:26, 1Th.1:9, Heb.3:12, Rev.7:2, al.
; in juristic phrase, ζῶ ἐγώ (חַי־אָנִי, Num.14:21, al.), as I live, Rom.14:11; ζῆν ἐπ᾽ ἄρτῳ, Mat.4:4, al.; ἐκ, 1Co.9:14; of coming to life,
Refs Mrk.16:[11], Rom.6:10 14:9, 2Co.13:4
; opp. to νεκρός,
Refs Rev.1:18 2:8
; metaph., Luk.15:32; ζῆν ἐκ νεκρῶν, Rom.6:13; of the spiritual life of Christians,
Refs Luk.10:28, Jhn.5:25, Rom.1:17 8:13
; εἰς τ. αἰῶνα,
Refs Jhn.6:51, 58
; σὺν Χριστῷ, 1Th.5:10; ὄνομα ἔχεις ὅτι ζῇς, Rev.3:1.
__2. As sometimes in cl., = βιόω, to live, pass one's life:
Refs Luk.2:36, Act.26:5, Rom.7:9, Col.2:20
; ἐν πίστει, Gal.2:20; ἐν τ. ἁμαρτίᾳ, Rom.6:2; εὐσεβῶς, 2Ti.3:12; ἀσώτως, Luk.15:13; with dative (cl.), ἑαυτῳ (Field, Notes, 164),
Refs Rom.14:7, 2Co.5:15
; τ. δικαιοσύνῃ,
Refs Luk.20:38, Rom.6:10, 11 Gal.2:19
; τ. Χριστῷ, 2Co.5:15; τ. θεῷ, 1Pe.2:24; πνεύματι, Gal.5:25; κατὰ σάρκα,
Refs Rom.8:12, 13
__3. Of inanimate things, metaph.: ὕδωρ ζῶν (i.e. springing water, as opp. to still water), in a spiritual sense,
Refs Jhn.4:10, 11 7:38
(DCG, ii, 39f.): ἐλπὶς ζῶσα, 1Pe.1:3; ὁδὸς ζῶσα, Heb.10:20 (cf. ἀνα-, συν-ζάω; Cremer, 270, 721).
1) to live, breathe, be among the living (not lifeless, not dead)
2) to enjoy real life
2a) to have true life and worthy of the name
2b) active, blessed, endless in the kingdom of God
3) to live i.e. pass life, in the manner of the living and acting
3a) of mortals or character
4) living water, having vital power in itself and exerting the same upon the soul
5) metaph. to be in full vigour
5a) to be fresh, strong, efficient,
5b) as adj. active, powerful, efficacious

A primary verb; to live (literally or figuratively)

KJV Usage: life (-time), (a-) live (-ly), quick.

View how G2198 ζάω is used in the Bible

First 30 of 147 occurrences of G2198 ζάω

Matthew 4:4 shall
Matthew 4:4 live
Matthew 9:18 she shall live.
Matthew 16:16 of the living
Matthew 22:32 of the living.
Matthew 26:63 the living
Matthew 27:63 alive,
Mark 5:23 she shall live.
Mark 12:27 of the living:
Mark 16:11 he was alive,
Luke 2:36 and had lived
Luke 4:4 shall
Luke 4:4 live
Luke 10:28 thou shalt live.
Luke 15:13 living
Luke 20:38 of the living:
Luke 20:38 live
Luke 24:5 living
Luke 24:23 was alive.
John 4:10 living
John 4:11 that living
John 4:50 liveth.
John 4:51 liveth.
John 4:53 liveth:
John 5:25 shall live.
John 6:51 the living
John 6:51 he shall live
John 6:57 the living
John 6:57 live
John 6:57 shall live

Distinct usage

11 the living
10 live
10 living
10 of the living
8 shall live
5 liveth
4 alive
3 liveth.
3 we live,
3 to live
3 a living
3 we live
2 she shall live.
2 alive,
2 of the living:
2 live,
2 he liveth
2 we should live
2 should live
2 him that liveth
2 shall
2 I live
1 of the living.
1 he was alive,
1 and had lived
1 thou shalt live.
1 that living
1 liveth:
1 shall live.
1 he shall live
1 yet shall he live:
1 to live.
1 he liveth,
1 liveth,
1 was alive
1 they who live
1 should
1 we live;
1 we shall live
1 I may live
1 ye lived
1 are alive
1 while she liveth.
1 he liveth.
1 live?
1 we shall live,
1 as to a living
1 we,
1 we might live
1 him that liveth.
1 ye live
1 ye shall live.
1 those that are alive
1 to a living
1 I lived
1 so long as he liveth;
1 of life:
1 is living,
1 should live.
1 I am he that liveth,

Corresponding Hebrew Words

zao H2421 chayah

Related words

G2198 ζάω

G326 ἀναζάω
From G303 and G2198; to recover life (literally or figuratively)

KJV Usage: (be a-) live again, revive.

G2222 ζωή
From G2198; life (literally or figuratively)

KJV Usage: life (-time).

Compare G5590.

G2226 ζῶον
Neuter of a derivative of G2198; a live thing, that is, an animal

KJV Usage: beast.

G4800 συζάω
From G4862 and G2198; to continue to live in common with, that is, co-survive (literally or figuratively)

KJV Usage: live with.