Word Summary
qadam: to come or be in front, meet
Original Word: קָדַם
Transliteration: qadam
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-dam')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to come or be in front, meet
Meaning: to project, precede, to anticipate, hasten, meet
Strong's Concordance
go, flee before, disappoint, meet, prevent

A primitive root; to project (one self), i.e. Precede; hence, to anticipate, hasten, meet (usually for help) -- come (go, (flee)) before, + disappoint, meet, prevent.


H6923. qadam

[קָדַם‎] verb Pi`el denominative (Gerber130) come or be in front, meet; — קִדַּמְתִּיJonah 4:2; Psalm 119:147; 3plural קִדְּמוּDeuteronomy 23:5 +, etc.; Imperfect3masculine singular suffix יְקַדְּמֵנִיPsalm 59:11; 3feminine singular suffix תְּקַדְּמֶךָּ88:14; 1singular אֲקַדֵּםMicah 6:6; Imperative masculine singular קַדְּמָה‎ Mic 17:3; —

1. a. meet, confront (with hostility) with accusative of person 2 Samuel 22:6 (twice in verse).= Psalm 18:6; 18:9; Job 30:27, with accusative מָּנָיוPsalm 17:13 of hostile approach to city (active) 2 Kings 19:32 = Isaiah 37:33 (+ adverb accusative).

b. come to meet one (accusative) as friend, with (ב‎) something Isaiah 21:14; Deuteronomy 23:5; Nehemiah 13:2, so, as worshippers (accusative of ׳י‎), Micah 6:6 (twice in verse); with accusative of person + of thing Psalm 21:4, so 59:11 Kt ᵑ9 ᵐ5‎ (accusative of person alone Qr), accusative of person alone 79:8; accusative ׳י88:14, accusative מָּנָיו‎ (of ׳י‎) 95:2, compare פָנֶיךָ יְקַדְּמוּ וֶאֱמֶת חֶסֶד89:15 (namely, to join themselves to thee).

c. meet, receive, accusative of person, Job 3:12.

2. a. go before, in front Psalm 68:26.

b. be in front, 1 Samuel 20:25 (read וַיְקַדֵּם‎ for וַיָּקָם‎) ᵐ5‎ Ew Th We Dr and others

3 be beforehand, with ב‎ temporal Psalm 119:147; + infinitive construct Jonah 4:2; anticipate, forestall, with accusative of thing Psalm 119:148.

Hiph`il 1. Imperfect3feminine singular תַּקְדִּים‎ (We Now GASm תְּקַדֵּם‎) Amos 9:10 calamity . . . shall not come in front about us (בַּעֲדֵינוּ‎).

2 Perfect3masculine singular suffix הִקְדִּימַנִיJob 41:3 who has anticipated me [God]? ᵐ5‎ Me Bi Bu confronted me (reading וַיִּשְׁלָ֑ם‎ for following וַאֲשַׁלֵּם‎); Du יְקַדְּמֶנּוּconfronted him (the crocodile).