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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 your face not be [fn]cheerful? And if you do not do H3190 well H3190, sin is lurking at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:13 - “Please say that you are my sister so that it may go H3190 well H3190 for 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 for her sake; and [fn]he gave him sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male servants and female servants, female donkeys, and camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:9 -

Then Jacob said, “God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, LORD, who said to me, ‘Return to your country and to your relatives, and I will [fn]make H3190 you prosper H3190,’

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

Now their words seemed H3190 [fn]reasonable H3190 to Hamor and Shechem, Hamor’s son.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:14 - “Only [fn]keep me in mind when it goes H3190 well H3190 for you, and please do me a kindness [fn]by mentioning me to Pharaoh, and get me out of this [fn]prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:37 -

Now the [fn]proposal seemed H3190 good H3190 [fn]to Pharaoh and [fn]to all his servants.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:16 -

Now when the [fn]news was heard in Pharaoh’s house [fn]that Joseph’s brothers had come, it [fn]pleased H3190 Pharaoh and 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 people speak thoughtlessly with an oath, and it is hidden from him, and then he comes to know it, he will be guilty of one of these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:19 - But Aaron said to Moses, “Behold, this very day they presented their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD. When things like these happened to me, if I had eaten a sin offering today, would it have been H3190 good H3190 in the sight of the LORD?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:20 - When Moses heard that, 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 the LORD said, ‘I will give it to you.’ Come with us and we will do H3190 you good H3190, for the LORD has [fn]promised good concerning Israel.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:32 - “So it will be, if you go with us, that [fn]whatever good the LORD [fn]does H3190 for us, we will [fn]do H3190 for you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:23 - “The [fn]plan pleased H3190 me, 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 [fn]giving you today, so that it may go H3190 well H3190 for you and for your children after you, and that you may [fn]live long on the land which the LORD your God is giving you for all time.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:16 -

‘Honor your father and your mother, just as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that your days may be prolonged and that it may go H3190 well H3190 for you on the land which the LORD your God is giving you.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:28 -

“Now the LORD heard the sound of your words when you spoke to me, and the LORD said to me, ‘I have heard the sound 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 - ‘If only they had such a heart in them, to fear Me and keep all My commandments always, so that it would go H3190 well H3190 with them and with their sons forever!
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:3 - “Now Israel, you shall listen and be careful to do them, so that it may go H3190 well H3190 for you and that you may increase greatly, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has [fn]promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:18 - “You shall do what is right and good in the sight of the LORD, so that it may go H3190 well H3190 for you and that you may go in and take possession of the good land which the LORD swore to give your fathers,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:16 - “In the wilderness it was He who fed you manna which your fathers did not know, in order to humble you and in order to put you to the test, to do H3190 good H3190 for you [fn]in the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:21 - “And I took your [fn]sinful thing which you had made, the calf, and burned it in the fire and crushed it, grinding it thoroughly H3190 until it was as fine as dust; and I threw its dust into the stream that came down from the mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:25 - “You shall not eat it, so that it may go H3190 well H3190 for you and your sons after you, since you will be doing what is right in the sight of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:28 -

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

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:14 - then you shall investigate, search out, and inquire thoroughly H3190. And if it is true and the matter is certain that this abomination has been committed among you,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:4 - and if it is reported to you and you have heard about it, then you shall investigate thoroughly H3190. And [fn]if it is true and the report is trustworthy that this detestable thing has been done in Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:17 - “And the LORD said to me, ‘They have [fn]spoken well H3190.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:18 - “And the judges shall investigate thoroughly H3190, and if the witness is a false witness and he has testified against 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 go H3190 well H3190 for you and that you may prolong your days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:8 - “You shall write on the [fn]stones all the words of this Law very H3190 clearly.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:63 - “And it will come about that, just as the LORD rejoiced over you to be H3190 good H3190 to you, and make you numerous, so will the LORD rejoice over you to wipe you out and destroy you; and you will be torn away from the land which you are entering to possess.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:5 - “The LORD your God will bring you into the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it; and He will be H3190 good H3190 to you and make you more numerous than your fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:30 -

So when Phinehas the priest and the leaders of the congregation, that is, the heads of the [fn]families of Israel who were with him, heard the words which the sons of Reuben, the sons of Gad, and the sons of Manasseh spoke, it pleased H3190 them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:33 - The word pleased H3190 the sons of Israel, and the sons of Israel blessed God; and they did not speak of going up against them in battle to destroy the land in which the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad were living.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:20 - “If you abandon the LORD and serve foreign gods, then He will turn and do you harm and destroy you after He has done H3190 good H3190 to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:13 - Then Micah said, “Now I know that the LORD will prosper H3190 me, because I have a Levite as a priest.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:20 - The priest’s heart was H3190 glad H3190, and he took the ephod, the [fn]household idols, and the carved image, and went 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 [fn]be so kind as to spend the night, and let your heart be H3190 cheerful H3190.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:9 - When the man got up to go, along with his concubine and servant, 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 so that your heart may be H3190 cheerful H3190. Then tomorrow you may arise early for your journey and go [fn]home.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:22 -

While they were [fn]celebrating H3190, behold, the men of the city, certain [fn]worthless men, surrounded the house, pushing one another at the door; and they spoke to the owner of the house, the old man, saying, “Bring out the man who entered your house that we may [fn]have relations with him.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:1 -

Then her mother-in-law Naomi said to her, “My daughter, shall I not seek [fn]security for you, that it may go H3190 well H3190 for you?

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:7 - When Boaz had eaten and drunk and his heart was H3190 cheerful H3190, 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 the LORD, my daughter. You have shown H3190 your last kindness 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 at the distress of My dwelling, in spite of all the good H3190 that [fn]I do H3190 for Israel; and there will never be an old man in your house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:17 - So Saul said to his servants, “Now select for me a man who can play well H3190, and bring him to me.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:5 - And David went into battle wherever Saul sent him, and always [fn]achieved success; so Saul put him in charge of the men of war. And it was pleasing H3190 in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul’s servants.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:13 - “If it pleases H3190 my father to do you harm, may the LORD do so to [fn]me and more so, if I fail to [fn]inform you and send you away, so that you may go in safety. And may the LORD be with you as He has been with my father.

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