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Lexicon :: Strong's H2532 - ḥemdâ

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Part of Speech
adjective, feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 673b

Strong’s Definitions

חֶמְדָּה chemdâh, khem-daw'; feminine of H2531; delight:—desire, goodly, pleasant, precious.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x

The KJV translates Strong's H2532 in the following manner: pleasant (12x), desire (4x), beloved (3x), goodly (2x), precious (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x
The KJV translates Strong's H2532 in the following manner: pleasant (12x), desire (4x), beloved (3x), goodly (2x), precious (4x).
feminine noun
  1. desire, that which is desirable

  2. pleasant, precious

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֶמְדָּה chemdâh, khem-daw'; feminine of H2531; delight:—desire, goodly, pleasant, precious.
STRONGS H2532: Abbreviations
חֶמְדָּה noun feminine id. — ח׳ Hosea 13:15 + 8 times; construct חֶמְדַּת 1 Samuel 9:20 + 3 times; suffix חֶמְדָּתִי Jeremiah 12:10; חֶמְדָּתֵךְ Ezekiel 26:12; חֶמְדָּתָם Daniel 11:8; — desire of Israel 1 Samuel 9:20 followed by לְ before object of desire; בְּלֹא ח׳ = without desire 2 Chronicles 21:20 (i.e. he lived as no one desired), see Öttli Greek Version of the LXX (not LXX of Lucian (Lag.)) Vulgate; concrete: ישׂראל כלחֿ׳ 1 Samuel 9:20 and for whom is all that is desirable in Israel? so Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate RV Dr; (>AV and on whom is all the desire of Israel?); compare כלהֿגוים ובאו ח׳ Haggai 2:7 (i.e. the desirable, precious things of all nations); elsewhere after construct as חֶמֶד; especially כלי ח׳ Hosea 13:15; Nahum 2:10; Jeremiah 25:34; 2 Chronicles 32:27; 36:10; Daniel 11:8; שְׂכִיּוֺת ח׳ Isaiah 2:16, אֶרֶץ ח׳ Psalm 106:24; Jeremiah 3:19; Zechariah 7:14, compare חֶלְקַת ח׳ Jeremiah 12:10; בתי ח׳ Ezekiel 26:12; נשׁים ח׳ Daniel 11:37, apparently reference to some object of idolatrous worship, perhaps Adonis = Tammuz Ew Bev (Astarte, Meinh).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

9:20; 9:20; 9:20

2 Chronicles

21:20; 32:27; 36:10






3:19; 12:10; 12:10; 25:34


26:12; 26:12


11:8; 11:8; 11:37


13:15; 13:15








Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2532 matches the Hebrew חֶמְדָּה (ḥemdâ),
which occurs 18 times in 18 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:15 - And Rebekah took goodly H2532 raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:20 - And as for thine asses that were lost three days ago, set not thy mind on them; for they are found. And on whom is all the desire H2532 of Israel? Is it not on thee, and on all thy father's house?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:20 - Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years, and departed without being desired. H2532 Howbeit they buried him in the city of David, but not in the sepulchres of the kings.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:27 - And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and honour: and he made himself treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of pleasant H2532 jewels;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:10 - And when the year was expired, king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought him to Babylon, with the goodly H2532 vessels of the house of the LORD, and made Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:27 - Also twenty basons of gold, of a thousand drams; and two vessels of fine copper, precious H2532 as gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:24 - Yea, they despised the pleasant H2532 land, they believed not his word:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:16 - And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant H2532 pictures.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:19 - But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant H2532 land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:10 - Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant H2532 portion a desolate wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:34 - Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and ye shall fall like a pleasant H2532 vessel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:12 - And they shall make a spoil of thy riches, and make a prey of thy merchandise: and they shall break down thy walls, and destroy thy pleasant H2532 houses: and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the water.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:8 - And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with their princes, and with their precious H2532 vessels of silver and of gold; and he shall continue more years than the king of the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:37 - Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire H2532 of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:15 - Though he be fruitful among his brethren, an east wind shall come, the wind of the LORD shall come up from the wilderness, and his spring shall become dry, and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall spoil the treasure of all pleasant H2532 vessels.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:9 - Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold: for there is none end of the store and glory out of all the pleasant H2532 furniture.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:7 - And I will shake all nations, and the desire H2532 of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:14 - But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolate after them, that no man passed through nor returned: for they laid the pleasant H2532 land desolate.
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