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Lexicon :: Strong's H2617 - checed

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kheh'·sed (Key)
Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 698a,699a

Strong’s Definitions

חֶסֶד cheçed, kheh'-sed; from H2616; kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opposition) reproof, or (subjectively) beauty:—favour, good deed(-liness, -ness), kindly, (loving-) kindness, merciful (kindness), mercy, pity, reproach, wicked thing.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 248x

The KJV translates Strong's H2617 in the following manner: mercy (149x), kindness (40x), lovingkindness (30x), goodness (12x), kindly (5x), merciful (4x), favour (3x), good (1x), goodliness (1x), pity (1x), reproach (1x), wicked thing (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 248x
The KJV translates Strong's H2617 in the following manner: mercy (149x), kindness (40x), lovingkindness (30x), goodness (12x), kindly (5x), merciful (4x), favour (3x), good (1x), goodliness (1x), pity (1x), reproach (1x), wicked thing (1x).
  1. goodness, kindness, faithfulness

  2. a reproach, shame

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֶסֶד cheçed, kheh'-sed; from H2616; kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opposition) reproof, or (subjectively) beauty:—favour, good deed(-liness, -ness), kindly, (loving-) kindness, merciful (kindness), mercy, pity, reproach, wicked thing.

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2617 matches the Hebrew חֶסֶד (checed),
which occurs 253 times in 241 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the NASB

Page 1 / 5 (Gen 19:19–1Ch 17:13)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:19 - “Now behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your lovingkindness, H2617 which you have shown me by saving my life; but I cannot escape to the [fn]mountains, for the disaster will overtake me and I will die;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:13 - and it came about, when God caused me to wander from my father’s house, that I said to her, ‘This is [fn]the kindness H2617 which you will show to me: [fn]everywhere we go, say of me, “He is my brother.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:23 - now therefore, swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my offspring or with my posterity, but according to the kindness H2617 that I have shown to you, you shall show to me and to the land in which you have sojourned.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:12 - He said, “O LORD, the God of my master Abraham, please [fn]grant me success today, and show lovingkindness H2617 to my master Abraham.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:14 - now may it be that the girl to whom I say, ‘Please let down your jar so that I may drink,’ and [fn]who answers, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels also’—may she be the one whom You have appointed for Your servant Isaac; and by this I will know that You have shown lovingkindness H2617 to my master.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:27 - He said, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken His lovingkindness H2617 and His truth toward my master; as for me, the LORD has guided me in the way to the house of my master’s brothers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:49 - “So now if you are going to [fn]deal kindly H2617 and truly with my master, tell me; and if not, let me know, that I may turn to the right hand or the left.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:10 - [fn]I am unworthy of all the lovingkindness H2617 and of all the [fn]faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant; for with my staff only I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two companies.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:21 - But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness H2617 to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:14 - “Only [fn]keep me in mind when it goes well with you, and please do me a kindness H2617 [fn]by mentioning me to Pharaoh and get me out of this house.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:29 - When [fn]the time for Israel to die drew near, he called his son Joseph and said to him, “Please, if I have found favor in your sight, place now your hand under my thigh and deal with me in kindness H2617 and [fn]faithfulness. Please do not bury me in Egypt,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:13 - “In Your lovingkindness H2617 You have led the people whom You have redeemed;
In Your strength You have guided them to Your holy habitation.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:6 - but showing lovingkindness H2617 to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:6 - Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness H2617 and [fn]truth;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:7 - who keeps lovingkindness H2617 for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:17 - ‘If there is a man who takes his sister, his father’s daughter or his mother’s daughter, so that he sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is a disgrace; H2617 and they shall be cut off in the sight of the sons of their people. He has uncovered his sister’s nakedness; he bears his guilt.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:18 - ‘The LORD is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, H2617 forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children [fn]to the third and the fourth generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:19 - “Pardon, I pray, the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of Your lovingkindness, H2617 just as You also have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:10 - but showing lovingkindness H2617 to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:9 - “Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps [fn]His covenant and [fn]His lovingkindness H2617 to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:12 - “Then it shall come about, because you listen to these judgments and keep and do them, that the LORD your God will keep with you [fn]His covenant and [fn]His lovingkindness H2617 which He swore to your forefathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:12 - “Now therefore, please swear to me by the LORD, since I have dealt kindly H2617 with you, that you also will deal kindly H2617 with my father’s household, and give me a pledge of [fn]truth,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:14 - So the men said to her, “Our [fn]life [fn]for yours if you do not tell this business of ours; and it shall come about when the LORD gives us the land that we will deal kindly H2617 and [fn]faithfully with you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:24 - The spies saw a man coming out of the city and they said to him, “Please show us the entrance to the city and we will treat you kindly.” H2617
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:35 - nor did they show kindness H2617 to the household of Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) in accord with all the good that he had done to Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:8 - And Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each of you to her mother’s house. May the LORD deal kindly H2617 with you as you have dealt with the dead and with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:20 - Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “May he be blessed of the LORD who has not withdrawn his kindness H2617 to the living and to the dead.” Again Naomi said to her, “The man is [fn]our relative, he is one of our [fn]closest relatives.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:10 - Then he said, “May you be blessed of the LORD, my daughter. You have shown your last kindness H2617 to be better than the first by not going after young men, whether poor or rich.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:6 - Saul said to the Kenites, “Go, depart, go down from among the Amalekites, so that I do not destroy you with them; for you showed kindness H2617 to all the sons of Israel when they came up from Egypt.” So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:8 - “Therefore deal kindly H2617 with your servant, for you have brought your servant into a covenant of the LORD with you. But if there is iniquity in me, put me to death yourself; for why then should you bring me to your father?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:14 - “If I am still alive, will you not show me the lovingkindness H2617 of the LORD, that I may not die?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:15 - “You shall not cut off your lovingkindness H2617 from my house forever, not even when the LORD cuts off every one of the enemies of David from the face of the earth.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:5 - David sent messengers to the men of Jabesh-gilead, and said to them, “May you be blessed of the LORD because you have [fn]shown this kindness H2617 to Saul your lord, and have buried him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:6 - “Now may the LORD [fn]show lovingkindness H2617 and truth to you; and I also will [fn]show this goodness to you, because you have done this thing.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:8 - Then Abner was very angry over the words of Ish-bosheth and said, “Am I a dog’s head that belongs to Judah? Today I show kindness H2617 to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers and to his friends, and have not delivered you into the hands of David; and yet today you charge me with a guilt concerning the woman.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:15 - but My lovingkindness H2617 shall not depart from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:1 - Then David said, “Is there yet [fn]anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness H2617 for Jonathan’s sake?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:3 - The king said, “Is there not yet anyone of the house of Saul to whom I may show the kindness H2617 of God?” And Ziba said to the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan who is crippled in both feet.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:7 - David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will surely show kindness H2617 to you for the sake of your father Jonathan, and will restore to you all the [fn]land of your [fn]grandfather Saul; and you shall [fn]eat at my table regularly.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:2 - Then David said, “I will show kindness H2617 to Hanun the son of Nahash, just as his father showed kindness H2617 to me.” So David sent [fn]some of his servants to console him concerning his father. But when David’s servants came to the land of the Ammonites,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:20 - “You came only yesterday, and shall I today make you wander with us, while I go where I will? Return and take back your brothers; mercy H2617 and [fn]truth be with you.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:17 - Absalom said to Hushai, “Is this your [fn]loyalty H2617 to your friend? Why did you not go with your friend?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:51 - He is a tower of [fn]deliverance to His king,
And shows lovingkindness H2617 to His anointed,
To David and his [fn]descendants forever.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:7 - “But show kindness H2617 to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be among those who eat at your table; for they [fn]assisted me when I fled from Absalom your brother.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:6 - Then Solomon said, “You have shown great lovingkindness H2617 to Your servant David my father, according as he walked before You in [fn]truth and righteousness and uprightness of heart toward You; and You have [fn]reserved for him this great lovingkindness, H2617 that You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:23 - He said, “O LORD, the God of Israel, there is no God like You in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing lovingkindness H2617 to Your servants who walk before You with all their heart,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:31 - His servants said to him, “Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful H2617 kings, please let us put sackcloth on our loins and ropes on our heads, and go out to the king of Israel; perhaps he will save your [fn]life.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:34 - O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness H2617 is everlasting.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:41 - With them were Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest who were chosen, who were designated by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because His lovingkindness H2617 is everlasting.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:13 - “I will be his father and he shall be My son; and I will not take My lovingkindness H2617 away from him, as I took it from him who was before you.

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