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Lexicon :: Strong's H2895 - ṭôḇ

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 793

Variant Spellings

The following spelling is supported by Strongs and Gesenius: טוב.

Strong’s Definitions

טוֹב ṭôwb, tobe; a primitive root, to be (transitively, do or make) good (or well) in the widest sense:—be (do) better, cheer, be (do, seem) good, (make) goodly, × please, (be, do, go, play) well.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 33x

The KJV translates Strong's H2895 in the following manner: ...well (10x), good (9x), please (6x), goodly (2x), better (2x), cheer (1x), comely (1x), do (1x), pleased (with H5869) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 33x
The KJV translates Strong's H2895 in the following manner: ...well (10x), good (9x), please (6x), goodly (2x), better (2x), cheer (1x), comely (1x), do (1x), pleased (with H5869) (1x).
  1. to be good, be pleasing, be joyful, be beneficial, be pleasant, be favourable, be happy, be right

    1. (Qal)

      1. to be pleasant, be delightful

      2. to be glad, be joyful

      3. to be better

      4. to be well with, be good for

      5. to be pleasing

    2. (Hiphil) to do well, do good, act right, act rightly

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
טוֹב ṭôwb, tobe; a primitive root, to be (transitively, do or make) good (or well) in the widest sense:—be (do) better, cheer, be (do, seem) good, (make) goodly, × please, (be, do, go, play) well.
STRONGS H2895: Abbreviations
† I. טוֺב verb pleasing, good (Late Hebrew id., Hiph.; also derivatives; Arabic طابَ, medial ى, be pleasant, delightful, delicious, sweet or savoury in taste or odour, be pure and clean, cheerful, gleeful (Lane); Aramaic BaEJ, BXJ, H2868 טְאֵב, טַב, טַיֵּב and especially derivatives glad, joyful; Assyrian ṭâbu, be good, kind, acceptable, joyful, vigorous DlHWB 299) —
Qal Perfect טוֺב Numbers 11:18 + 32 times; plural טֹבוּ Numbers 24:5; Songs 4:10; (Imperfect יִיטַב from יָטַב); Infinitive absolute טוֺב Judges 11:25; construct טוֺב Jeremiah 32:39 + 6 times, כְּטוֺב Judges 16:25 Qr (Kt כי טוב); Participle טוֺב Judges 11:25; 1 Samuel 2:26; (for these forms see Bö§ 1133, 4 SS under the word; Ges recognizes only Perfects and fewer of them than above. It is often difficult to decide between verb and adjective); —
1. be pleasant, delightful, of tents of Jacob Numbers 24:5 (J E; poetry); of caresses Songs 4:10 (followed by מִיַּיִן compare)
2. be glad, joyful טוֺב לֵב Judges 16:25 (Qr), 1 Samuel 25:36; 2 Samuel 13:28; Esther 1:10 (see טוּב 2c).
3. of rank, position, claim: הֲטוֺב טוֺב אתה מבלק Judges 11:25 art thou really better than Balak?
4. טוֺב לְ be well with, good for Numbers 11:18 (J), Deuteronomy 5:30; Deuteronomy 15:16; Deuteronomy 19:13; 1 Samuel 16:16, 23; 2 Samuel 14:32; Psalm 119:71; Psalm 128:2; Jeremiah 22:15; so (that is לוֺ) Isaiah 3:10 it is well (with him); אז טוב Jeremiah 22:16 (compare Jeremiah 22:15); טוֺב אֶלֿ 1 Samuel 20:12 there is good toward David.
5. be pleasing טוֺב בְּעֵינֵי (see II. טוֺב 2 b c f) Numbers 24:1 (J) 2 Samuel 3:19, 36; 2 Samuel 15:26; 2 Samuel 19:38; אִם טוֺב בְּעֵינֵי 1 Kings 21:2; Jeremiah 40:4, 4; Zechariah 11:12; later usage is אִם טוֺב עַל if it seem good unto (so Assyrian ṭâbu eli, be pleasing unto, DlHWB 300 a), 1 Chronicles 13:2; Nehemiah 2:5, 7; Esther 1:19; Esther 3:9; Esther 5:4, 8; Esther 7:3; Esther 8:5; Esther 9:13 (compare טוֺב adjective).
Hiph. Perfect 2nd person masculine singular הֱטִיבוֺתָ 2 Chronicles 6:8, הֱטִיבֹתָ 1 Kings 8:18; 2 Kings 10:30; — do well, act right, followed by כִּי that 1 Kings 8:18 thou didst well, that it was in thine heart2 Chronicles 6:8; followed by infinitive with לְ 2 Kings 10:30 thou hast done well in performing what was right in mine eyes.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


11:18; 11:18; 24:1; 24:5; 24:5


5:30; 15:16; 19:13


11:25; 11:25; 11:25; 16:25; 16:25

1 Samuel

2:26; 16:16; 16:23; 20:12; 25:36

2 Samuel

3:19; 3:36; 13:28; 14:32; 15:26; 19:38

1 Kings

8:18; 8:18; 21:2

2 Kings

10:30; 10:30

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

6:8; 6:8


2:5; 2:7


1:10; 1:19; 3:9; 5:4; 5:8; 7:3; 8:5; 9:13


119:71; 128:2

Song of Songs

4:10; 4:10




22:15; 22:15; 22:16; 32:39; 40:4; 40:4



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2895 matches the Hebrew טוֹב (ṭôḇ),
which occurs 24 times in 24 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:18 -

“Tell the people: Consecrate yourselves in readiness for tomorrow, and you will eat meat because you wept in the LORD’s hearing, ‘Who will feed us meat? We were better off in Egypt.’ The LORD will give you meat and you will eat.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:1 -

Since Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he did not go to seek omens as on previous occasions, but turned[fn] toward the wilderness.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:5 -

How beautiful are your tents, Jacob,

your dwellings, Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:33 -

“Follow the whole instruction the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live, prosper, and have a long life in the land you will possess.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:16 -

“But if your slave says to you, ‘I don’t want to leave you,’ because he loves you and your family, and is well off with you,

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:16 -

“Let our lord command your servants here in your presence to look for someone who knows how to play the lyre. Whenever the evil spirit from God comes on you, that person can play the lyre, and you will feel better.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:23 -

Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would pick up his lyre and play, and Saul would then be relieved, feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:18 -

But the LORD said to my father David,

“Since your heart was set on building a temple for my name,

you have done well to have this desire.[fn]

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:30 -

Nevertheless, the LORD said to Jehu, “Because you have done well in carrying out what is right in my sight and have done to the house of Ahab all that was in my heart, four generations of your sons will sit on the throne of Israel.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:2 -

Then he said to the whole assembly of Israel, “If it seems good to you, and if this is from the LORD our God, let’s spread out and send the message to the rest of our relatives in all the districts of Israel, including the priests and Levites in their cities with pasturelands, that they should gather together with us.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:8 -

However, the LORD said to my father David,

“Since it was your desire to build a temple for my name,

you have done well to have this desire.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:5 -

and answered the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor with you, send me to Judah and to the city where my ancestors are buried,[fn] so that I may rebuild it.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:7 -

I also said to the king, “If it pleases the king, let me have letters written to the governors of the region west of the Euphrates River, so that they will grant me safe passage until I reach Judah.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:19 -

“If it meets the king’s approval, he should personally issue a royal decree. Let it be recorded in the laws of the Persians and the Medes, so that it cannot be revoked: Vashti is not to enter King Ahasuerus’s presence, and her royal position is to be given to another woman who is more worthy than she.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:9 -

“If the king approves, let an order be drawn up authorizing their destruction, and I will pay 375 tons of silver to[fn] the officials for deposit in the royal treasury.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:4 -

“If it pleases the king,” Esther replied, “may the king and Haman come today to the banquet I have prepared for them.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:8 -

“If I have found favor in the eyes of the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and perform my request, may the king and Haman come to the banquet I will prepare for them. Tomorrow I will do what the king has asked.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:3 -

Queen Esther answered, “If I have found favor with you, Your Majesty, and if the king is pleased, spare my life; this is my request. And spare my people; this is my desire.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:68 -

You are good, and you do what is good;

teach me your statutes.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 125:4 -

Do what is good, LORD, to the good,

to those whose hearts are upright.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:10 -

How delightful your caresses are, my sister, my bride.

Your caresses are much better than wine,

and the fragrance of your perfume than any balsam.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:41 -

“I will take delight in them to do what is good for them, and with all my heart and mind I will faithfully plant them in this land.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:32 -

“Yes, to them you are like a singer of passionate songs who has a beautiful voice and plays skillfully on an instrument. They hear your words, but they don’t obey them.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:11 -

“I will fill you with people and animals, and they will increase and be fruitful. I will make you inhabited as you once were and make you better off than you were before. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

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