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Lexicon :: Strong's H2656 - ḥēp̄eṣ

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 712b

Strong’s Definitions

חֵפֶץ chêphets, khay'-fets; from H2654; pleasure; hence (abstractly) desire; concretely, a valuable thing; hence (by extension) a matter (as something in mind):—acceptable, delight(-some), desire, things desired, matter, pleasant(-ure), purpose, willingly.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x

The KJV translates Strong's H2656 in the following manner: pleasure (16x), desire (12x), delight (3x), purpose (3x), acceptable (1x), delightsome (1x), matter (1x), pleasant (1x), willingly (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x
The KJV translates Strong's H2656 in the following manner: pleasure (16x), desire (12x), delight (3x), purpose (3x), acceptable (1x), delightsome (1x), matter (1x), pleasant (1x), willingly (1x).
  1. delight, pleasure

    1. delight

    2. desire, longing

    3. the good pleasure

    4. that in which one takes delight

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֵפֶץ chêphets, khay'-fets; from H2654; pleasure; hence (abstractly) desire; concretely, a valuable thing; hence (by extension) a matter (as something in mind):—acceptable, delight(-some), desire, things desired, matter, pleasant(-ure), purpose, willingly.
STRONGS H2656: Abbreviations
חֵ֫פֶץ noun masculineProverbs 3:15 delight, pleasure; — ח׳ Isaiah 54:12 + 20 times; suffix חֶפְצְךָ Isaiah 58:13 etc. + 13 times suffixes; plural חֲפָצִים Proverbs 8:11; suffix חֲפָצֶיךָ Proverbs 3:15; חֲפָצֶ֖ךָ Isaiah 58:13
1. delight אבני ח׳ Isaiah 54:12 delightful stones; אֶרֶץ ח׳ Malachi 3:12 delightsome land; דִּבְּרֵי ח׳ Ecclesiastes 12:10; so perhaps also בִּגְדֵי ח׳ Ezekiel 27:20 garments of delight, i.e. of beauty and luxury (Gr; MT חֹפֶשׁ which see); with בְּ of persons Psalm 16:3; Ecclesiastes 5:3; Malachi 1:10; of things 1 Samuel 15:22; 1 Samuel 18:25; Psalm 1:2; Job 21:21; Ecclesiastes 12:1; כְּלִי אֵין חֵפֶץ בּוֺ vessel wherein is no pleasure Jeremiah 22:28; Jeremiah 48:38; Hosea 8:8; הַחֵפֶץ לְשַׁדַּי כִּי Job 22:3 is it a pleasure to Shadday that ?
2. desire, longing דלים מנע מח׳ Job 31:16 withhold the poor from (their) desire; מְחוֺז חֶפְצָם the city of their desire Psalm 107:30; כל חפץ all (one's) desire 2 Samuel 23:5; 1 Kings 5:22 [1 Kings 5:8]; 1 Kings 5:23 [1 Kings 5:9]; 1 Kings 5:24 [1 Kings 5:10]; 1 Kings 9:11; 1 Kings 10:13 2 Chronicles 9:12; כל חפצים all things to be desired Proverbs 3:15; Proverbs 8:11.
3. the good pleasure, will, purpose, of Yahweh Isaiah 44:28; Isaiah 46:10; Isaiah 48:14.
4. that in which one takes delight, his business (late), or matter (very late, compare in Mishna=thing) בְּיָדוֺ יִצְלַח חֵפֶץ י׳ the good pleasure (cause, business) of Yahweh will prosper in his hands Isaiah 53:10; מצא ח׳ Isaiah 58:3, 13; עֲשׂוֺת חֲפָצֶךָ doing thy affairs Isaiah 58:13 (see De on the passage); בְּחֵפֶץ כַּמֶּיהָ in the business of her hands Proverbs 31:13; עֵתּ לְכָלחֵֿפֶץ time for every matter, affair Ecclesiastes 3:1, 17; Ecclesiastes 8:6; אַלֿ תִּתְּמַהּ עַלהַֿחֵפֶץ marvel not at the matter Ecclesiastes 5:7.
Note. — חפץ is not used in any of its forms in E D2 H P of the Hexateuch.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

15:22; 18:25

2 Samuel


1 Kings

5:8; 5:9; 5:10; 9:11; 10:13

2 Chronicles



21:21; 22:3; 31:16


1:2; 16:3; 107:30


3:15; 3:15; 3:15; 8:11; 8:11; 31:13


3:1; 3:17; 5:3; 5:7; 8:6; 12:1; 12:10


44:28; 46:10; 48:14; 53:10; 54:12; 54:12; 58:3; 58:13; 58:13; 58:13; 58:13


22:28; 48:38






1:10; 3:12

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2656 matches the Hebrew חֵפֶץ (ḥēp̄eṣ),
which occurs 39 times in 38 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:22 - Samuel said,
“Does the LORD have as much delight H2656 in burnt offerings and sacrifices
As in obeying the voice of the LORD?
Behold, to obey is better than a sacrifice,
And to pay attention is better than the fat of rams.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:25 - Saul then said, “This is what you shall say to David: ‘The king does not desire H2656 any dowry except a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to take vengeance on the king’s enemies.’” But Saul plotted to have David fall by the hand of the Philistines.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:5 - “Is my house not indeed so with God?
For He has made an everlasting covenant with me,
Properly ordered in all things, and secured;
For will He not indeed make
All my salvation and all my delight H2656 grow?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:8 - So Hiram sent word to Solomon, saying, “I have heard the message which you sent me; I will do everything you wish H2656 concerning the cedar and juniper timber.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:9 - “My servants will bring the timbers down from Lebanon to the sea; and I will have them made into rafts to go by sea to the place where you [fn]direct me, and I will have them broken up there, and you will carry them away. Then you shall do what H2656 I wish H2656, by giving food to my household.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:10 - So [fn]Hiram [fn]gave Solomon all that he wished H2656 of the cedar and juniper timber.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:11 - (Hiram king of Tyre had supplied Solomon with cedar and juniper timber and gold, [fn]satisfying all his desire H2656), that King Solomon then gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:13 - And King Solomon granted the queen of Sheba everything she desired H2656, whatever she requested, besides what he gave her in proportion to [fn]his royal bounty. Then she [fn]departed and went to her own land [fn]together with her servants.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:12 - King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba her every desire H2656, whatever she requested, besides gifts equal to what she had brought to the king. Then she turned and went to her own land with her servants.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:21 - “For what does he care H2656 about his household [fn]after him,
When the number of his months is at an end?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:3 - “Is it any pleasure H2656 to [fn]the Almighty if you are righteous,
Or gain if you make your ways blameless?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:16 - “If I have kept the poor from their desire H2656,
Or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 1:2 - But his delight H2656 is in the Law of the LORD,
And on His Law he meditates day and night.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:3 - As for the [fn]saints who are on the earth,
[fn]They are the majestic ones; all my delight H2656 is in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:30 - Then they were glad because they were quiet,
So He guided them to their desired H2656 harbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 111:2 - Great are the works of the LORD;
They are [fn]studied by all who delight in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:15 - She is more precious than [fn]jewels,
And nothing you desire H2656 compares with her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:11 - “For wisdom is better than [fn]jewels;
And all desirable H2656 things H2656 cannot compare with her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:13 - She looks for wool and linen,
And works with her [fn]hands [fn]in delight H2656.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:1 - There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every matter H2656 under heaven
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:17 - I said [fn]to myself, “God will judge the righteous and the wicked,” for a time for every matter H2656 and for every deed [fn]is there.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:4 - When you make a vow to God, do not be late in paying it; for He takes no delight H2656 in fools. Pay what you vow!
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:8 - If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the [fn]sight H2656; for one [fn]official watches over another [fn]official, and there are higher [fn]officials over them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 8:6 - For there is a proper time and procedure for every delight H2656, though a person’s trouble is heavy upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:1 - Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years approach when you will say, “I have no pleasure H2656 in them”;
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:10 - The Preacher sought to find delightful H2656 words and to write words of truth correctly.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:28 - It is I who says of Cyrus, ‘He is My shepherd,
And he will carry out all My desire H2656.’
And [fn]he says of Jerusalem, ‘She will be built,’
And of the temple, ‘[fn]Your foundation will be laid.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:10 - Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things which have not been done,
Saying, ‘My plan will be established,
And I will accomplish all My good H2656 pleasure H2656’;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:14 - “Assemble, all of you, and listen!
Who among them has declared these things?
The LORD loves him; he will carry out His good H2656 pleasure H2656 against Babylon,
And His arm will be against the Chaldeans.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:10 - But the LORD desired
To crush Him, [fn]causing Him grief;
If He renders [fn]Himself as a guilt offering,
He will see His [fn]offspring,
He will prolong His days,
And the [fn]good H2656 pleasure H2656 of the LORD will prosper in His hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:12 - “Moreover, I will make your battlements of [fn]rubies,
And your gates of [fn]crystal,
And your entire [fn]wall of precious H2656 stones.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:3 - ‘Why have we fasted and You do not see?
Why have we humbled ourselves and You do not [fn]notice?’
Behold, on the day of your fast you find your desire H2656,
And oppress all your workers.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:13 - “If, because of the Sabbath, you restrain your foot
From doing as you wish H2656 on My holy day,
And call the Sabbath a pleasure, and the holy day of the LORD honorable,
And honor it, desisting from your own ways,
From seeking your own pleasure H2656
And speaking your own word,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:28 - “Is this man Coniah a despised, shattered jar?
Or is he an undesirable H2656 vessel?
Why have he and his descendants been hurled out
And cast into a land that they had not known?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:38 - “On all the housetops of Moab and in its public squares [fn]there is mourning everywhere; for I have broken Moab like an undesirable H2656 vessel,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:8 - Israel has been swallowed up;
They are now among the nations
Like a vessel in which no one delights H2656.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:10 - “If only there were one among you who would shut the [fn]gates, so that you would not kindle fire on My altar for nothing! I am not pleased H2656 with you,” says the LORD of armies, “nor will I accept an offering from your hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 3:12 - “All the nations will call you blessed, for you will be a delightful H2656 land,” says the LORD of armies.
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