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Lexicon :: Strong's H2895 - ṭôḇ

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Part of Speech
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.
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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 - And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the ears of the LORD, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well H2895 with us in Egypt: therefore the LORD will give you flesh, and ye shall eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:1 - And when Balaam saw that it pleased H2895 the LORD to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:5 - How goodly H2895 are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:33 - Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well H2895 with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:16 - And it shall be, if he say unto thee, I will not go away from thee; because he loveth thee and thine house, because he is well H2895 with thee;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:16 - Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well. H2895
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:23 - And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, H2895 and the evil spirit departed from him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:18 - And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well H2895 that it was in thine heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:30 - And the LORD said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well H2895 in executing that which is right in mine eyes, and hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in mine heart, thy children of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:2 - And David said unto all the congregation of Israel, If it seem good H2895 unto you, and that it be of the LORD our God, let us send abroad unto our brethren every where, that are left in all the land of Israel, and with them also to the priests and Levites which are in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto us:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:8 - But the LORD said to David my father, Forasmuch as it was in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well H2895 in that it was in thine heart:
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:5 - And I said unto the king, If it please H2895 the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:7 - Moreover I said unto the king, If it please H2895 the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond the river, that they may convey me over till I come into Judah;
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:19 - If it please H2895 the king, let there go a royal commandment from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes, that it be not altered, That Vashti come no more before king Ahasuerus; and let the king give her royal estate unto another that is better than she.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:9 - If it please H2895 the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed: and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver to the hands of those that have the charge of the business, to bring it into the king's treasuries.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:4 - And Esther answered, If it seem good H2895 unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:8 - If I have found favour in the sight of the king, and if it please H2895 the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I shall prepare for them, and I will do to morrow as the king hath said.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:3 - Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please H2895 the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:68 - Thou art good, and doest good; H2895 teach me thy statutes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 125:4 - Do good, H2895 O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:10 - How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better H2895 is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:41 - Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, H2895 and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:32 - And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well H2895 on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:11 - And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old estates, and will do better H2895 unto you than at your beginnings: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
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