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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 Esau her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:20 - “As for your donkeys which were lost three days ago, do not set your mind on them, for they have been found. And for whom is all 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 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 and brought him to Babylon with the valuable H2532 articles of the house of the LORD, and he made his kinsman Zedekiah king over Judah and Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:27 - and 20 gold bowls worth 1,000 darics, and two utensils of fine shiny bronze, precious H2532 as gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:24 - Then they despised the pleasant H2532 land;
They did not believe in His word,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:16 - Against all the ships of Tarshish
And against all the beautiful H2532 craft.
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;
And wallow in ashes, you masters of the flock;
For the days of your slaughter and your dispersions [fn]have come,
And you will fall like a choice H2532 vessel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:12 - “Also they will make a spoil of your riches and a prey of your merchandise, break down your walls and destroy your pleasant H2532 houses, and [fn]throw your stones and your timbers and your debris into the water.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:8 - “Also their gods with their [fn]metal images and their precious H2532 vessels of silver and gold he will take into captivity to Egypt, and he on his part will [fn]refrain from attacking the king of the North for some years.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:37 - “He will show no regard for the [fn]gods of his fathers or for the desire H2532 of women, nor will he show regard for any other god; for he will magnify himself above 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 be dried 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 limit 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 hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:14 - “but I [fn]scattered them with a storm wind among all the nations whom they have not known. Thus the land is desolated behind them [fn]so that no one went back and forth, for they made the pleasant H2532 land desolate.”
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