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Lexicon :: Strong's H7521 - rāṣâ

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TWOT Reference: 2207

Strong’s Definitions

רָצָה râtsâh, raw-tsaw'; a primitive root; to be pleased with; specifically, to satisfy a debt:—(be) accept(-able), accomplish, set affection, approve, consent with, delight (self), enjoy, (be, have a) favour(-able), like, observe, pardon, (be, have, take) please(-ure), reconcile self.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 57x

The KJV translates Strong's H7521 in the following manner: accept (22x), please (6x), pleasure (6x), delight (5x), enjoy (4x), favourable (3x), acceptable (1x), accomplish (1x), affection (1x), approve (1x), miscellaneous (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 57x
The KJV translates Strong's H7521 in the following manner: accept (22x), please (6x), pleasure (6x), delight (5x), enjoy (4x), favourable (3x), acceptable (1x), accomplish (1x), affection (1x), approve (1x), miscellaneous (7x).
  1. to be pleased with, be favourable to, accept favourably

    1. (Qal)

      1. to be pleased with, be favourable to

      2. to accept

      3. to be pleased, be determined

      4. to make acceptable, satisfy

      5. to please

    2. (Niphal) to be accepted, be pleased with

    3. (Piel) to seek favour of

    4. (Hiphil) to please, pay off

    5. (Hithpael) to make oneself acceptable or pleasing

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רָצָה râtsâh, raw-tsaw'; a primitive root; to be pleased with; specifically, to satisfy a debt:—(be) accept(-able), accomplish, set affection, approve, consent with, delight (self), enjoy, (be, have a) favour(-able), like, observe, pardon, (be, have, take) please(-ure), reconcile self.
STRONGS H7521: Abbreviations
רָצָה verb be pleased with, accept favourably (Late Hebrew id., will, be willing; Arabic bdb095301 (originally bdb095302) be well pleased with, NöZMG liv (1900), 155; Sabean רצֿו favour CISiv, no. 77, 9 and others, compare HomSüdar. Chrest. 123, רצֿים good, acceptable, CISiv, no. 73, 9, and others, of a coin, good, Idib. no. 21, 5; Aramaic רְעָא, bdb095303 have pleasure in, compare II. רָעָה above); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular ר׳ Ecclesiastes 9:7; suffix רָצָם Jeremiah 14:10; 1st person singular וְרָצִאתִי Ezekiel 43:27 consecutive (metaplastic Ges§ 75rr; Aramaism, Krae; but Co וְרָצִיתִי), etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִרְצֶה Psalm 147:10 +, suffix יִרְצְךָ Malachi 1:8; 3rd person feminine singular jussive תִּ֫רֶץ Leviticus 26:43; 3rd person feminine plural תִּרְצֶנָה Proverbs 23:6 Kt (< Qr תִּצֹּרְנָה, √ נצר, compare Toy), etc.; Imperative רְצֵה Psalm 40:14; Psalm 119:108; Infinitive construct רְצוֺת Proverbs 16:7; Psalm 77:8, etc.; Participle רוֺצֶה Psalm 147:11; Psalm 149:4, suffix רֹצָם Jeremiah 14:12; passive רְצוּי Esther 10:3, construct רְצוּי Deuteronomy 33:24; —
1. be pleased with, favourable to:
a. of God, with accusative of person Isaiah 42:1; Psalm 44:4; Psalm 147:11; Job 33:26; with accusative of thing Psalm 85:2; 1 Chronicles 29:17; Proverbs 16:7; Ecclesiastes 9:7; with ב person Psalm 149:4; ב of thing Psalm 147:10; Haggai 1:8; absolute Psalm 77:8.
b. of men: with accusative of person, subject father Malachi 1:8, || אהב Proverbs 3:12; of brother Genesis 33:10 (JE), monarch 2 Chronicles 10:7; with accusative of thing Psalm 62:5; Psalm 102:15; Job 14:6; Proverbs 23:26 (but see above); with בְּ of thing 1 Chronicles 29:3; Psalm 49:14; עִם person Job 34:9; Psalm 50:18; passive participle רָצוּי favoured, acceptable to Deuteronomy 33:24 (poem), Esther 10:3.
2. accept: of God, with accusative of person, sacrificing, 2 Samuel 24:23; Hosea 8:13; Jeremiah 14:10, 12; Ezekiel 20:40, 41; Ezekiel 43:27; with accusative of sacrifice Deuteronomy 33:11; Malachi 1:10, 13; Psalm 51:18; Psalm 119:108; with בְ of sacrifice Micah 6:7; absolute Amo 5:22.
3. be pleased:
a. determined, with infinitive Psalm 40:14.
b. with בּ person 1 Chronicles 28:4.
4. make acceptable, satisfy (by paying off debt), subject land, paying off its sabbaths (Di Dr and others accept, be satisfied with [in payment]) Leviticus 26:34, 43; 2 Chronicles 36:21, with accusative of guilt incurred (עָוֺן) Leviticus 26:41, 43 (< point all these as Hiph., so SS Gerber).
Niph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נִרְצָה Leviticus 1:4; Isaiah 40:2; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יֵרָצֶה Leviticus 7:18 +, etc.; —
1. passive of Qal 2, be accepted, of sacrifices, with ל person, Leviticus 1:4; Leviticus 22:25; with ל of sacrifice Leviticus 22:23, 27; absolute Leviticus 7:18; Leviticus 19:7.
2. passive of Qal 4: נִרְצָח עֲוֺנָהּ Isaiah 40:2 her punishment is accepted (as satisfactory).
Pi. Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural יְרַצּוּ Job 20:10, with accusative דַּלִּים seek the favour of the poor (but Bu SS Gerber from רצץ).
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular וְהִרְצָת (Ges§ 75m) consecutive Leviticus 26:34 the land shall pay off her sabbaths (accusative), compare Qal 4.
Hithp. Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִתְרַצֵּה 1 Samuel 29:4 with what shall he make himself acceptable unto (אֶל) his lord? + 3rd person masculine plural יִתְרַצּוּ Hosea 4:10 Greek Version of the LXX We Now (for MT יפרצּו) they shall not have delight.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




1:4; 1:4; 7:18; 7:18; 19:7; 22:23; 22:25; 22:27; 26:34; 26:34; 26:41; 26:43; 26:43; 26:43


33:11; 33:24; 33:24

1 Samuel


2 Samuel


1 Chronicles

28:4; 29:3; 29:17

2 Chronicles

10:7; 36:21


10:3; 10:3


14:6; 20:10; 33:26; 34:9


40:14; 40:14; 44:4; 49:14; 50:18; 51:18; 62:5; 77:8; 77:8; 85:2; 102:15; 119:108; 119:108; 147:10; 147:10; 147:11; 147:11; 149:4; 149:4


3:12; 16:7; 16:7; 23:6; 23:26


9:7; 9:7


40:2; 40:2; 42:1


14:10; 14:10; 14:12; 14:12


20:40; 20:41; 43:27; 43:27


4:10; 8:13








1:8; 1:8; 1:10; 1:13

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7521 matches the Hebrew רָצָה (rāṣâ),
which occurs 57 times in 55 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 33:10–Amo 5:22)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:10 - Jacob said, “No, please, if now I have found favor in your sight, then accept my gift from my hand, [fn]for I see your face as one sees the face of God, and you have received H7521 me favorably H7521.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:4 - ‘And he shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, so that it may be accepted H7521 for him to make atonement on his behalf.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:18 - ‘So if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings is ever eaten on the third day, he who offers it will not be accepted H7521, and it will not be credited to him. It will be an unclean thing, and the person who eats it shall bear his punishment.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:7 - ‘So if it is eaten at all on the third day, it is unclean; it will not be accepted H7521.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:23 - ‘Now as for an ox or a lamb which has an [fn]overgrown or stunted member, you may present it as a [fn]voluntary offering, but for a vow it will not be accepted H7521.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:25 - nor shall you offer any of these animals taken from the hand of a [fn]foreigner as the [fn]food of your God; for their deformity is in them, they have an impairment. They will not be accepted H7521 for you.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:27 - “When an ox or a sheep or a goat is born, it shall [fn]remain seven days [fn]with its mother, and from the eighth day on it will be considered H7521 acceptable H7521 as a sacrifice of an offering by fire to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:34 - ‘Then the land will restore H7521 its Sabbaths all the days of the desolation, while you are in your enemies’ land; then the land will rest and restore H7521 its Sabbaths.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:41 - I also was acting with hostility against them, to bring them into the land of their enemies—or if their uncircumcised heart is humbled so that they then make H7521 amends H7521 for their wrongdoing,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:43 - ‘For the land will be abandoned by them, and will restore H7521 its Sabbaths while it is made desolate without them. They, meanwhile, will be making H7521 amends H7521 for their wrongdoing, [fn]because they rejected My ordinances and their soul loathed My statutes.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:11 - “LORD, bless his strength,
And accept H7521 the work of his hands;
Smash the [fn]hips of those who rise up against him,
And those who hate him, so that they do not rise again.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:24 - Of Asher he said,
“More blessed than sons is Asher;
May he be favored H7521 by his brothers,
And may he dip his foot in olive oil.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:4 - But the commanders of the Philistines were angry with him, and the commanders of the Philistines said to him, “Make the man go back, so that he will return to his place where you have assigned him, and do not let him go down to battle with us, or in the battle he may become an adversary to us. For how could this man find H7521 favor H7521 with his lord? Would it not be with the heads of [fn]these men?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:23 - “Everything, O king, Araunah gives to the king.” And Araunah said to the king, “May the LORD your God be H7521 favorable H7521 to you.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:4 - “Yet, the LORD, the God of Israel, chose me from all the household of my father to be king over Israel forever. For He has chosen Judah to be a leader; and in the house of Judah, my father’s house, and among the sons of my father He took H7521 pleasure H7521 in me to make me king over all Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:3 - “In addition, in my delight H7521 in the house of my God, the treasure I have of gold and silver, I give to the house of my God, over and above all that I have already provided for the holy [fn]temple,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:17 - “Since I know, my God, that You put the heart to the test and delight H7521 in uprightness, I, in the integrity of my heart, have willingly offered all these things; so now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here, make their offerings willingly to You.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:7 - They spoke to him, saying, “If you are kind to this people and please H7521 them and speak pleasant words to them, then they will be your servants always.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:21 - to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed H7521 its Sabbaths. All the days of its desolation it kept the Sabbath [fn]until seventy years were complete.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 10:3 - For Mordecai the Jew was second only to King Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews and in H7521 favor H7521 with his many kinsmen, one who sought the good of his people and one who spoke for the welfare of his entire [fn]nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:6 - “Look away from him so that he may [fn]rest,
Until he [fn]fulfills H7521 his day like a hired worker.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:10 - “His sons [fn]favor H7521 the poor,
And his hands give back his wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:26 - Then he will pray to God, and He will accept H7521 him,
So that he may see His face with joy,
And He will restore His righteousness to that person.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:9 - “For he has said, ‘It is of no use to a man
When he becomes H7521 friends H7521 with God.’
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:13 - Be H7521 pleased H7521, LORD, to rescue me;
Hurry, LORD, to help me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:3 - For by their own sword they did not possess the land,
And their own arm did not save them,
But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence,
For You favored H7521 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:13 - This is the way of those who are foolish,
And of those after them who approve H7521 their words. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:18 - “When you see a thief, you become H7521 friends H7521 with him,
And [fn]you associate with adulterers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:16 - For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;
You do not take H7521 pleasure H7521 in burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:4 - They have planned only to thrust him down from his high position;
They delight H7521 in falsehood;
They bless with [fn]their mouth,
But inwardly they curse. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:7 - Will the Lord reject forever?
And will He never be H7521 favorable H7521 again?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:1 - For the music director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
LORD, You showed H7521 favor H7521 to Your land;
You restored H7521 the fortunes of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:14 - Surely Your servants [fn]take H7521 pleasure H7521 in her stones,
And feel pity for her dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:108 - Be H7521 pleased H7521 to H7521 accept H7521 the [fn]voluntary offerings of my mouth, LORD,
And teach me Your judgments.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:10 - He does not delight in [fn]the strength of the horse;
He does not take H7521 pleasure H7521 in the [fn]legs of a man.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:11 - The LORD favors H7521 those who fear Him,
Those who wait for His [fn]faithfulness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 149:4 - For the LORD takes H7521 pleasure H7521 in His people;
He will glorify the lowly with salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:12 - For whom the LORD loves He disciplines,
Just as a father disciplines the son in whom he delights H7521.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:7 - When a person’s ways are H7521 pleasing H7521 to the LORD,
He causes even his enemies to make peace with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:26 - Give me your heart, my son,
And let your eyes [fn]delight H7521 in my ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:7 - Go then, eat your bread in happiness, and drink your wine with a cheerful heart; for God has already approved H7521 your works.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:2 - “Speak [fn]kindly to Jerusalem;
And call out to her, that her [fn]warfare has ended,
That her [fn]guilt has been removed H7521,
That she has received of the LORD’S hand
Double for all her sins.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:1 - “Behold, My Servant, whom I [fn]uphold;
My chosen one in whom My soul delights H7521.
I have put My Spirit upon Him;
He will bring forth justice to the [fn]nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:10 - This is what the LORD says to this people: “So much they have loved to wander; they have not restrained their feet. Therefore the LORD does not accept H7521 them; now He will remember their wrongdoing and call their sins to account.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:12 - “When they fast, I am not going to listen to their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and grain offering, I am not going to accept H7521 them. Rather, I am going to put an end to them by the sword, famine, and plague.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:40 - “For on My holy mountain, on the high mountain of Israel,” declares the Lord GOD, “there the entire house of Israel, all of them, will serve Me in the land; there I will accept H7521 them and there I will demand your contributions and the choicest of your gifts, with all your holy things.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:41 - [fn]As a soothing aroma I will accept H7521 you when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you from the lands where you are scattered; and I will show Myself to be holy among you in the sight of the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:27 - ‘When they have completed the days, it shall be that on the eighth day and onward, the priests shall [fn]offer your burnt offerings on the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept H7521 you,’ declares the Lord GOD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:13 - As for My sacrificial gifts,
They sacrifice the flesh and eat it,
But the LORD has taken H7521 no delight H7521 in them.
Now He will remember their guilt,
And punish them for their sins;
They will return to Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:22 - “Even though you offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings,
I will not accept H7521 them;
And I will not even look at the peace offerings of your fattened oxen.

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