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Lexicon :: Strong's H3190 - yāṭaḇ

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Strong’s Definitions

יָטַב yâṭab, yaw-tab'; a primitive root; to be (causative) make well, literally (sound, beautiful) or figuratively (happy, successful, right):—be accepted, amend, use aright, benefit, be (make) better, seem best, make cheerful, be comely, be content, diligent(-ly), dress, earnestly, find favour, give, be glad, do (be, make) good(-ness), be (make) merry, please ( well), shew more (kindness), skilfully, × very small, surely, make sweet, thoroughly, tire, trim, very, be (can, deal, entreat, go, have) well (said, seen).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 107x

The KJV translates Strong's H3190 in the following manner: well (35x), good (21x), please (14x), merry (5x), amend (4x), better (4x), accepted (2x), diligently (2x), miscellaneous (20x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 107x
The KJV translates Strong's H3190 in the following manner: well (35x), good (21x), please (14x), merry (5x), amend (4x), better (4x), accepted (2x), diligently (2x), miscellaneous (20x).
  1. to be good, be pleasing, be well, be glad

    1. (Qal)

      1. to be glad, be joyful

      2. to be well placed

      3. to be well for, be well with, go well with

      4. to be pleasing, be pleasing to

    2. (Hiphil)

      1. to make glad, rejoice

      2. to do good to, deal well with

      3. to do well, do thoroughly

      4. to make a thing good or right or beautiful

      5. to do well, do right

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָטַב yâṭab, yaw-tab'; a primitive root; to be (causative) make well, literally (sound, beautiful) or figuratively (happy, successful, right):—be accepted, amend, use aright, benefit, be (make) better, seem best, make cheerful, be comely, be content, diligent(-ly), dress, earnestly, find favour, give, be glad, do (be, make) good(-ness), be (make) merry, please ( well), shew more (kindness), skilfully, × very small, surely, make sweet, thoroughly, tire, trim, very, be (can, deal, entreat, go, have) well (said, seen).
STRONGS H3190: Abbreviations
† [יָטַב] verb be good, well, glad, pleasing (Aramaic יְטַב Zinjirli יטב DHMSendsch. 57) —
Qal (Perfect not in use, see טוֺב verb) Imperfect יִיטַב Genesis 12:13 + 34 times, יִטַב 1 Samuel 24:5 + 3 times; תִּיטַב Esther 2:4 + 2 times; תֵּיטְבִי (incorrect for תִּיטְבִי Ges§ 70 R) Nahum 3:8; plural יִיטְבוּ Genesis 34:18; for Infinitive and Participle see טוֺב
1. be glad, joyful, לֵב Judges 18:20; Judges 19:6, 9; 1 Kings 21:7; Ruth 3:7; Ecclesiastes 7:3.
2. be well placed, הֲתֵיטְבִי מִנּאֹ אָמוֺן Nahum 3:8 art thou better placed than No of Amon?
4. be pleasing בְּעֵינֵי Genesis 34:18 (J), Genesis 41:37; Genesis 45:16 (E), Deuteronomy 1:23; Leviticus 10:19, 20; Joshua 22:30, 33 (P), 1 Samuel 18:5; 1 Samuel 24:5; 2 Samuel 3:36; 2 Samuel 18:4; 1 Kings 3:10; Esther 1:21; Esther 2:4 (twice in verse); Esther 2:9; with לְ, be pleasing to, Psalm 69:32; with לִפְנֵי (late) Nehemiah 2:5, 6; Esther 5:14.
Hiph. Perfect הֵיטִיב Genesis 12:16; Joshua 24:20; הֵיטִב 1 Samuel 25:31; suffix הֵיטִ֑בְךָ Deuteronomy 30:5; הֵיטַבְתָּ Jeremiah 1:12; הֵיטַבְתְּ Ruth 3:10, etc.; וְהִֵֽֽֽטבֹתִ֫י Ezekiel 36:11 (for הֵיטַבְתִּי as if from טוב Ges§ 70 R); Imperfect יֵיטִיב Numbers 10:32 + 3 times; יֵיטִב Proverbs 15:13 + 2 times; יְיֵטִיב Job 24:21 (Ges§ 70 R); יֵיטֵיב 1 Kings 1:47 (Ges§ 70 R); וַיִּ֫יטֶב Exodus 1:20; suffix וִיטִיבְךָ Ecclesiastes 11:9, etc.; Imperative הֵיטִ֫יבָה Psalm 51:20; הֵיטִ֫יבִי Isaiah 23:16, etc.; Infinitive absolute הֵיטֵיב Jeremiah 7:5; Jeremiah 10:5; הֵיטֵב Genesis 32:13 + 10 times; Infinitive construct הֵיטִיב Leviticus 5:4 + 7 times; הֵטִיב Jeremiah 32:41; suffix הֵיטִיבִי Jeremiah 32:40, etc.; Participle מֵיטִיב 1 Samuel 16:17; מֵטִיב Psalm 119:68; מֵטִב Ezekiel 33:32, etc.; —
1. make glad, rejoice לֵב Judges 19:22; פנים Proverbs 15:13; the person Ecclesiastes 11:9.
2. do good to, deal well with, a person usually with preposition: with לְ, Exodus 1:20; Joshua 24:20 (both E), Genesis 12:16; Numbers 10:29, 32 (all J), Judges 17:13; 1 Samuel 25:31; Psalm 49:19; Psalm 125:4; with עִם, Genesis 32:10; Genesis 32:13 (twice in verse); Numbers 10:32 (all J), Micah 2:7; with accusative Deuteronomy 8:16; Deuteronomy 28:63; Deuteronomy 30:5; 1 Samuel 2:32; Jeremiah 18:10; Jeremiah 32:40, 41; Zechariah 8:15; Job 24:21; Psalm 51:20; absolute Ezekiel 36:11; opposed to הֵרַע (in prov. phrase, cannot do good or ill, = cannot do anything at all; test of deity) Zephaniah 1:12; Isaiah 41:23; Jeremiah 10:5.
3. do well or thoroughly: הֵטִיבוּ (כל)אשׁר דבּרוּ they have done well (all) that they have spoken Deuteronomy 5:25; Deuteronomy 18:17; על הרע כפים להיטיב Micah 7:3 their hands are upon the evil to do it well,i.e.diligently, thoroughly, literally make (it) good, with play on הרע; especially as auxil. followed by infinitive; דעת היט׳ Proverbs 15:2 = know well; לראות Jeremiah 1:12 see well; (לְ)נַגֵּן play well, skilfully 1 Samuel 16:17; Isaiah 23:16; Ezekiel 33:32; Psalm 33:3; compare participle construct followed by substantive מֵטִבֵי צָ֑עַד Proverbs 30:29 marching well, in a stately manner, so מֵיטִבֵי לֶכֶת Proverbs 30:29; infinitive absolute הֵיטֵיב as adverb = thoroughly, with verbs: כתת Deuteronomy 9:21, שׁאל Deuteronomy 13:15, דרשׁ Deuteronomy 17:4; Deuteronomy 19:18, באר Deuteronomy 27:8, שׁבּר 2 Kings 11:18.
4. make a thing good, right, beautiful: with accusative of thing: the head 2 Kings 9:30; dress, trim: a lamp Exodus 30:7 (P); מַצֵּבוֺת Hosea 10:1; גֵּהָה Proverbs 17:22 a glad heart maketh a good cure; followed by מִן comparative, object שֵׁם 1 Kings 1:47 ( = make it more glorious then); חֶסֶד Ruth 3:10; followed by דֶּרֶךְ = course of life or action Jeremiah 2:33 (in order to win love); amend one's ways and doings Jeremiah 7:3; Jeremiah 18:11; Jeremiah 26:13; Jeremiah 35:15; הֵיטֵיב תֵּיטִיבוּ אתדֿ׳ Jeremiah 7:5.
5. do well, right, ethically, absolute:
a. of men, Genesis 4:7 (twice in verse) (J), Leviticus 5:4 (P), Psalm 36:4; Isaiah 1:17; Jeremiah 4:22; Jeremiah 13:23.
b. of God, טוֺב מֵטִיב good and doing good Psalm 119:68; so infinitive absolute as adverb הַהֵיטֵב חָרָה לך Jonah 4:4, 9 art thou rightly angry ? followed by לי Jonah 4:9. In כִּייֵֿיטִב אֶלאָֿבִי 1 Samuel 20:13 verb is apparently intransitive, = Qal, if it be pleasing unto my father, but Hiph. not elsewhere in this sense; point rather יִיטַב; on this and on following אֶתֿ see We Dr.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:7; 12:13; 12:13; 12:16; 12:16; 32:10; 32:13; 32:13; 34:18; 34:18; 40:14; 41:37; 45:16


1:20; 1:20; 30:7


5:4; 5:4; 10:19; 10:20


10:29; 10:32; 10:32; 10:32


1:23; 4:40; 5:16; 5:25; 5:26; 6:3; 6:18; 8:16; 9:21; 12:25; 12:28; 13:15; 17:4; 18:17; 19:18; 22:7; 27:8; 28:63; 30:5; 30:5


22:30; 22:33; 24:20; 24:20


17:13; 18:20; 19:6; 19:9; 19:22


3:1; 3:7; 3:10; 3:10

1 Samuel

2:32; 16:17; 16:17; 18:5; 20:13; 24:5; 24:5; 25:31; 25:31

2 Samuel

3:36; 18:4

1 Kings

1:47; 1:47; 3:10; 21:7

2 Kings

9:30; 11:18; 25:24


2:5; 2:6


1:21; 2:4; 2:4; 2:9; 5:14


24:21; 24:21


33:3; 36:4; 49:19; 69:32; 119:68; 119:68; 125:4


15:2; 15:13; 15:13; 17:22; 30:29; 30:29


7:3; 11:9; 11:9


1:17; 23:16; 23:16; 41:23


1:12; 1:12; 2:33; 4:22; 7:3; 7:5; 7:5; 7:23; 10:5; 10:5; 13:23; 18:10; 18:11; 26:13; 32:40; 32:40; 32:41; 32:41; 35:15; 38:20; 40:9; 42:6


33:32; 33:32; 36:11; 36:11




4:4; 4:9; 4:9


2:7; 7:3


3:8; 3:8





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3190 matches the Hebrew יָטַב (yāṭaḇ),
which occurs 112 times in 105 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 4:7–1Sa 20:13)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:7 - If thou doest well, H3190 shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, H3190 sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:13 - Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well H3190 with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:16 - And he entreated H3190  Abram well H3190 for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:9 - And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well H3190 with thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:12 - And thou saidst, I will surely H3190 do thee good, H3190 and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:18 - And their words pleased H3190 Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:14 - But think on me when it shall be well H3190 with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:37 - And the thing was good H3190 in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:16 - And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased H3190  Pharaoh well, H3190 and his servants.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:20 - Therefore God dealt well H3190 with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:7 - And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he dresseth H3190 the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:4 - Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, H3190 whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:19 - And Aaron said unto Moses, Behold, this day have they offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD; and such things have befallen me: and if I had eaten the sin offering to day, should it have been accepted H3190 in the sight of the LORD?
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:20 - And when Moses heard that, he was content. H3190
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:29 - And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Raguel the Midianite, Moses' father in law, We are journeying unto the place of which the LORD said, I will give it you: come thou with us, and we will do thee good: for the LORD hath spoken good concerning Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:32 - And it shall be, if thou go with us, yea, it shall be, that what goodness the LORD shall do H3190 unto us, the same will we do unto thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:23 - And the saying pleased me well: H3190 and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:40 - Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well H3190 with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:16 - Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well H3190 with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:28 - And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto me; and the LORD said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken unto thee: they have well H3190 said all that they have spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:29 - O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well H3190 with them, and with their children for ever!
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:3 - Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well H3190 with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:18 - And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well H3190 with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:16 - Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good H3190 at thy latter end;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:21 - And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, H3190 even until it was as small as dust: and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:25 - Thou shalt not eat it; that it may go well H3190 with thee, and with thy children after thee, when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:28 - Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well H3190 with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the LORD thy God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:14 - Then shalt thou enquire, and make search, and ask diligently; H3190 and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:4 - And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and enquired diligently, H3190 and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:17 - And the LORD said unto me, They have well H3190 spoken that which they have spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:18 - And the judges shall make diligent H3190 inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:7 - But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee; that it may be well H3190 with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:8 - And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law very H3190 plainly.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:63 - And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, H3190 and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:5 - And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, H3190 and multiply thee above thy fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:30 - And when Phinehas the priest, and the princes of the congregation and heads of the thousands of Israel which were with him, heard the words that the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the children of Manasseh spake, it pleased H3190 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:33 - And the thing pleased H3190 the children of Israel; and the children of Israel blessed God, and did not intend to go up against them in battle, to destroy the land wherein the children of Reuben and Gad dwelt.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:20 - If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good. H3190
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:13 - Then said Micah, Now know I that the LORD will do me good, H3190 seeing I have a Levite to my priest.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:20 - And the priest's heart was glad, H3190 and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the midst of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:6 - And they sat down, and did eat and drink both of them together: for the damsel's father had said unto the man, Be content, I pray thee, and tarry all night, and let thine heart be merry. H3190
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:9 - And when the man rose up to depart, he, and his concubine, and his servant, his father in law, the damsel's father, said unto him, Behold, now the day draweth toward evening, I pray you tarry all night: behold, the day groweth to an end, lodge here, that thine heart may be merry; H3190 and to morrow get you early on your way, that thou mayest go home.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:22 - Now as they were making their hearts merry, H3190 behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:1 - Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well H3190 with thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:7 - And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, H3190 he went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn: and she came softly, and uncovered his feet, and laid her down.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:10 - And he said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my daughter: for thou hast shewed H3190 more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:32 - And thou shalt see an enemy in my habitation, in all the wealth which God shall give H3190 Israel: and there shall not be an old man in thine house for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:17 - And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, H3190 and bring him to me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:5 - And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted H3190 in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul's servants.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:13 - The LORD do so and much more to Jonathan: but if it please H3190 my father to do thee evil, then I will shew it thee, and send thee away, that thou mayest go in peace: and the LORD be with thee, as he hath been with my father.

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