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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 you do H3190 well H3190, [fn]will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do H3190 well H3190, sin is lying at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:13 - “Please say that you are my sister so that it may go H3190 well H3190 with me because of you, and that [fn]I may live on account of you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:16 - Therefore he treated H3190 Abram well H3190 because of her; and sheep and oxen and donkeys and male and female servants and female donkeys and camels [fn]came into his possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:9 -

And Jacob said, “O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, O Yahweh, who said to me, ‘Return to your land and to your kin, and I will [fn]prosper H3190 you,’

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:12 - “For You said, ‘I will surely H3190 [fn]prosper H3190 you and make your seed as the sand of the sea, which is too great to be numbered.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:18 -

Now their words seemed H3190 good H3190 in the sight of Hamor and Shechem, Hamor’s son.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:14 - “Only remember me when it goes H3190 well H3190 with you, and please show me lovingkindness by remembering me to Pharaoh and getting me out of this house.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:37 - And the [fn]proposal seemed H3190 good H3190 [fn]to Pharaoh and [fn]to all his servants.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:16 -

Now the [fn]news was heard in Pharaoh’s house, saying, “Joseph’s brothers have come.” And it was good H3190 in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:20 - So God was H3190 good H3190 to the midwives, and the people multiplied and became very [fn]mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:7 - “Aaron shall burn fragrant incense on it; he shall burn it every morning when he trims H3190 the lamps.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:4 - ‘Or if a person swears thoughtlessly with his lips to do evil or to do H3190 good H3190, in whatever matter a man may speak thoughtlessly with a sworn oath, and it is hidden from him, and then he comes to know it, he will be guilty in one of these.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:19 - But Aaron spoke to Moses, “Behold, this very day they brought near their sin offering and their burnt offering before Yahweh. Then things like these happened to me. So if I had eaten a sin offering today, would it have been H3190 good H3190 in the sight of Yahweh?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:20 - So Moses heard this, and it was H3190 good H3190 in his sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:29 -

Then Moses said to Hobab the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses’ father-in-law, “We are setting out to the place of which Yahweh said, ‘I will give it to you’; come with us and we will do H3190 you good H3190, for Yahweh has [fn]promised good concerning Israel.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:32 - “So it will be, if you go with us, that [fn]whatever good Yahweh [fn]does H3190 for us, we will [fn]do H3190 for you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:23 - “And the thing was good H3190 in my sight, and I took twelve of your men, one man for each tribe.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:40 - “So you shall keep His statutes and His commandments which I am commanding you today, that it may go H3190 well H3190 with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days on the land which Yahweh your God is giving you for all the days.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:16 -

‘Honor your father and your mother, as Yahweh your God has commanded you, that your days may be prolonged and that it may go H3190 well H3190 with you on the land which Yahweh your God gives you.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:28 -

“And Yahweh heard the voice of your words when you spoke to me, and Yahweh said to me, ‘I have heard the voice of the words of this people which they have spoken to you. They have done H3190 well H3190 in all that they have spoken.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:29 - ‘Oh that they had such a heart in them, that they would fear Me and keep all My commandments all the days, that it may be H3190 well H3190 with them and with their sons forever!
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:3 - “O Israel, you shall listen and [fn]be careful to do it, that it may be well H3190 with you and that you may multiply greatly, just as Yahweh, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:18 - “And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of Yahweh, that it may be H3190 well H3190 with you and that you may go in and possess the good land which Yahweh swore to give your fathers,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:16 - “In the wilderness He fed you manna which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do H3190 good H3190 for you [fn]in the end,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:21 - “Now I took your [fn]sinful thing, the calf which you had made, and burned it with fire and crushed it, grinding it very H3190 small H3190 until it was as fine as dust; and I threw its dust into the brook that came down from the mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:25 - “You shall not eat it, so that it may be well H3190 with you and your sons after you, for you will be doing what is right in the sight of Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:28 -

“Be careful to listen to all these words which I command you, so that it may be well H3190 with you and your sons after you forever, for you will be doing what is good and right in the sight of Yahweh your God.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:14 - then you shall inquire and search out and ask thoroughly H3190. Behold, if it is true and the matter is confirmed, that this abomination has been done among you,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:4 - and if it is told to you and you have heard of it, then you shall inquire thoroughly H3190. Behold, if it is true and the matter is confirmed that this abomination has been done in Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:17 - “And Yahweh said to me, ‘They have [fn]spoken well H3190.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:18 - “And the judges shall inquire thoroughly H3190, and behold, if the witness is a false witness and he has [fn]accused his brother falsely,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:7 - you shall certainly let the mother go, but the young you may take for yourself, in order that it may be well H3190 with you and that you may prolong your days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:8 - “And you shall write on the [fn]stones all the words of this law very H3190 distinctly.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:63 - “And it will be that as Yahweh delighted over you to prosper H3190 you and multiply you, so Yahweh will delight over you to make you perish and destroy you; and you will be torn from the land where you are entering to possess it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:5 - “And Yahweh your God will bring you into the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it; and He will prosper H3190 you and multiply you more than your fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:30 -

So Phinehas the priest and the leaders of the congregation, even the heads of the thousands of Israel who were with him, heard the words which the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the sons of Manasseh spoke. And it was good H3190 in their sight.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:33 - And the word was good H3190 in the sight of the sons of Israel, and the sons of Israel blessed God; and they did not speak of going up against them in war to destroy the land in which the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad were living.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:20 - “If you forsake Yahweh and serve foreign gods, then He will turn and do you harm and consume you after He has done H3190 good H3190 to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:13 - Then Micah said, “Now I know that Yahweh will prosper H3190 me because I have a Levite as priest.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:20 - And the priest’s heart was H3190 merry H3190, and he took the ephod and household idols and the graven image and entered among the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:6 - So both of them sat down and ate and drank together; and the girl’s father said to the man, “Please be willing to spend the night, and let your heart be H3190 merry H3190.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:9 - Then the man arose to go along with his concubine and young man, and his father-in-law, the girl’s father, said to him, “Behold now, the day has drawn [fn]to a close; please spend the night. Behold, the day is [fn]coming to an end; spend the night here that your heart may be merry H3190. Then tomorrow you may arise early for your journey so that you may go to your tent.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:22 -

They were making their hearts merry H3190, and behold, the men of the city, certain [fn]vile fellows, surrounded the house, pounding the door; and they spoke to the owner of the house, the old man, saying, “Bring out the man who came into your house that we may [fn]know him.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:1 -

Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, shall I not seek a state of rest for you, that it may be H3190 well H3190 with you?

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:7 - And Boaz ate and drank and his heart was H3190 merry H3190, and he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain; and she came secretly and uncovered his feet and lay down.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:10 - Then he said, “May you be blessed of Yahweh, my daughter. You have shown H3190 your last lovingkindness to be better H3190 than the first by not going after young men, whether poor or rich.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:32 - ‘And you will look upon the distress of My habitation, in spite of all the good H3190 that [fn]I do H3190 for Israel; and an old man will not be in your house all the days.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:17 - So Saul said to his servants, “Provide for me now a man who can play well H3190 and bring him to me.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:5 - So David went out wherever Saul sent him and [fn]prospered; and Saul set him over the men of war. And it was pleasing H3190 in the eyes of all the people and also in the eyes of Saul’s servants.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:13 - “If it please H3190 my father to do you harm, may Yahweh do so to Jonathan and more also, if I do not reveal it in your ear and send you away, that you may go in peace. And may Yahweh be with you as He has been with my father.

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