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Lexicon :: Strong's H2895 - ṭôḇ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

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.
† 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 - “Say to the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat meat; for you have wept in the ears of the LORD, saying, “Oh that someone would give us meat to eat! For we were well-off H2895 in Egypt.” Therefore the LORD will give you meat and you shall eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:1 - When Balaam saw that it [fn]pleased H2895 the LORD to bless Israel, he did not go as at other times to [fn]seek omens but he set his face toward the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:5 - How fair H2895 are your tents, O Jacob,
Your dwellings, O Israel!
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:33 - “You shall walk in all the way which the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well H2895 with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you will possess.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:16 - “It shall come about if he says to you, ‘I will not go out from you,’ because he loves you and your household, since he fares well H2895 with you;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:16 - “Let our lord now command your servants who are before you. Let them seek a man who is a skillful player on the harp; and it shall come about when the evil spirit from God is on you, that he shall play the harp with his hand, and you will be well.” H2895
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:23 - So it came about whenever the evil spirit from God came to Saul, David would take the harp and play it with his hand; and Saul would be refreshed and be well, H2895 and the evil spirit would depart from him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:18 - “But the LORD said to my father David, ‘Because it was [fn]in your heart to build a house for My name, you did H2895 well H2895 that it was [fn]in your heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:30 - The LORD said to Jehu, “Because you have done H2895 well H2895 in executing what is right in My eyes, and have done to the house of Ahab according to all that was in My heart, your sons of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:2 - David said to all the assembly of Israel, “If it seems good H2895 to you, and if it is from the LORD our God, let us send everywhere to our kinsmen who remain in all the land of Israel, also to the priests and Levites who are with them in their cities with pasture lands, that they may meet with us;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:8 - “But the LORD said to my father David, ‘Because it was [fn]in your heart to build a house for My name, you did H2895 well H2895 that it was [fn]in your heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:5 - I said to the king, “If it please H2895 the king, and if your servant has found favor before you, send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, that I may rebuild it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:7 - And I said to the king, “If it please H2895 the king, let letters be given me for the governors of the provinces beyond the River, that they may allow me to pass through until I come to Judah,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:19 - “If it pleases H2895 the king, let a royal [fn]edict be issued by him and let it be written in the laws of Persia and Media so that it cannot [fn]be repealed, that Vashti may no longer come into the presence of King Ahasuerus, and let the king give her royal position to [fn]another who is more worthy than she.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:9 - “If it is pleasing H2895 to the king, let it be [fn]decreed that they be destroyed, and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the hands of those who carry on the king’s business, to put into the king’s treasuries.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:4 - Esther said, “If it pleases H2895 the king, may the king and Haman come this day to the banquet that I have prepared for him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:8 - if I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it pleases H2895 the king to grant my petition and do [fn]what I request, may the king and Haman come to the banquet which I will prepare for them, and tomorrow I will do [fn]as the king says.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:3 - Then Queen Esther replied, “If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it pleases H2895 the king, let my life be given me as my petition, and my people as my request;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:68 - You are good and do good;
Teach me Your statutes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 125:4 - Do good, O LORD, to those who are good
And to those who are upright in their hearts.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:10 - “How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride!
How much better is your love than wine,
And the fragrance of your oils
Than all kinds of [fn]spices!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:41 - “I will rejoice over them to do them good and will [fn]faithfully plant them in this land with all My heart and with all My soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:32 - “Behold, you are to them like a sensual song by one who has a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument; for they hear your words but they do not practice them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:11 - ‘I will multiply on you man and beast; and they will increase and be fruitful; and I will cause you to be inhabited as you were formerly and will [fn]treat you better than at the first. Thus you will know that I am the LORD.

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