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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 - Then Rebekah took the [fn]best H2532 garments of her elder son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them on her younger son Jacob.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:20 - “And as for your donkeys that wandered off three days ago, do not be concerned about them, for they have been found. And for whom is everything that is desirable H2532 in Israel? Is it not for you and for all your father’s household?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:20 - He was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem for eight years; and he departed [fn]with no one’s regret H2532, and they buried him in the city of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:27 - Now Hezekiah had immense riches and honor; and he made for himself treasuries for silver, gold, precious stones, spices, shields, and all kinds of valuable H2532 articles,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:10 - At the turn of the year King Nebuchadnezzar sent men and had him brought to Babylon with the valuable H2532 articles of the house of the LORD; and he made his relative Zedekiah king over Judah and Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:27 - and twenty gold bowls worth a thousand [fn]darics, and two utensils of fine shiny bronze, precious H2532 as gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:24 - Then they rejected the pleasant H2532 land;
They did not believe His word,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:16 - Against all the ships of Tarshish
And against all the delightful H2532 ships.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:19 - “Then I said,
‘How I would set you among [fn]My sons
And give you a pleasant H2532 land,
The most beautiful inheritance of the nations!’
And I said, ‘You shall call Me, My Father,
And not turn away from following Me.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:10 - “Many shepherds have ruined My vineyard,
They have trampled down My field;
They have made My pleasant H2532 field
A desolate wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:34 - “Wail, you shepherds, and cry out;
Wallow in the dust, you masters of the flock;
For the days of your slaughter and your dispersions [fn]have come,
And you will fall like a precious H2532 vessel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:12 - “Also they will take your riches as spoils and plunder your merchandise, tear down your walls and destroy your delightful H2532 houses, and [fn]throw your stones, your timbers, and your debris into the water.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:8 - “And he will also take into captivity to Egypt their gods with their cast metal images and their precious H2532 vessels of silver and gold, and he on his part will [fn]refrain from attacking the king of the North for some years.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:37 - “And he will show no regard for the [fn]gods of his fathers or for the [fn]desire H2532 of women, nor will he show regard for any other god; for he will boast against them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:15 - Though he flourishes among the [fn]reeds,
An east wind will come,
The wind of the LORD coming up from the wilderness;
And his fountain will become dry
And his spring will dry up;
It will plunder his treasury of every precious H2532 article.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:9 - Plunder the silver,
Plunder the gold!
For there is no end to the treasure
Wealth from every kind of desirable H2532 object.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:7 - ‘I will shake all the nations; and [fn]they will come with the wealth H2532 of all nations, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the LORD of armies.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:14 - “but I [fn]scattered them with a storm wind among all the nations whom they did not know. So the land was desolated behind them [fn]so that no one went back and forth, since they made the pleasant H2532 land desolate.”
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