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Lexicon :: Strong's H2656 - ḥēp̄eṣ

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חֵפֶץ
Transliteration
ḥēp̄eṣ
Pronunciation
khay'-fets
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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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:
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.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

15:22; 18:25

2 Samuel

23:5

1 Kings

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

2 Chronicles

9:12

Job

21:21; 22:3; 31:16

Psalms

1:2; 16:3; 107:30

Proverbs

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

Ecclesiastes

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

Isaiah

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

Jeremiah

22:28; 48:38

Ezekiel

27:20

Hosea

8:8

Malachi

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,
“Has the LORD as much delight H2656 in burnt offerings and sacrifices
As in obeying the voice of the LORD?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
And to heed than the fat of rams.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:25 - Saul then said, “Thus 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.’” Now Saul planned to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:5 - “Truly is not my house so with God?
For He has made an everlasting covenant with me,
Ordered in all things, and secured;
For all my salvation and all my desire, H2656
Will He not indeed make it grow?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:8 - So Hiram sent word to Solomon, saying, “I have heard the message which you have sent me; I will do [fn]what H2656 you desire H2656 concerning the cedar and cypress timber.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:9 - “My servants will bring them down from Lebanon to the sea; and I will make them into rafts to go by sea to the place where you [fn]direct me, and I will have them broken up there, and you shall carry them away. Then you shall accomplish my desire H2656 by giving food to my household.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:10 - So [fn]Hiram [fn]gave Solomon [fn]as much as he desired H2656 of the cedar and cypress timber.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:11 - (Hiram king of Tyre had supplied Solomon with cedar and cypress timber and gold according to all his desire), H2656 then King Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:13 - King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire H2656 which she requested, besides what he gave her according to [fn]his royal bounty. Then she turned and went to her own land [fn]together with her servants.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:12 - King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire H2656 which she requested besides a return for 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 for his household [fn]after him,
When the number of his months is cut off?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:3 - “Is there any pleasure H2656 to [fn]the Almighty if you are righteous,
Or profit if you make your ways perfect?
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 in His law he meditates day and night.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:3 - As for the [fn]saints who are in the earth,
[fn]They are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight. H2656
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:30 - Then they were glad because they were quiet,
So He guided them to their desired H2656 haven.
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 flax
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 [fn]event H2656 under heaven
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:17 - I said [fn]to myself, “God will judge both the righteous man and the wicked man,” for a time for every [fn]matter H2656 and for every deed 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 man’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 draw near when you will say, “I have no delight 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 perform all My desire.’ H2656
And [fn]he declares 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 purpose 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 on Babylon,
And His arm will be against the Chaldeans.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:10 - But the LORD was pleased
To crush Him, [fn]putting Him to grief;
If [fn]He would render 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 drive hard all your workers.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:13 - “If because of the sabbath, you turn your foot
From doing your own pleasure H2656 on My holy day,
And call the sabbath a delight, 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 streets [fn]there is lamentation everywhere; for I have broken Moab like an undesirable H2656 vessel,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:8 - Israel is swallowed up;
They are now among the nations
Like a vessel in which no one delights. H2656
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:10 - “Oh that there were one among you who would shut the [fn]gates, that you might not uselessly kindle fire on My altar! I am not pleased H2656 with you,” says the LORD of hosts, “nor will I accept an offering from [fn]you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 3:12 - “All the nations will call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful H2656 land,” says the LORD of hosts.

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