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Lexicon :: Strong's H7521 - rāṣâ

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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 - And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou hast been pleased with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:4 - And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt-offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:18 - And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace-offerings shall be eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted, neither shall it be imputed to him that offereth it; it shall be an abomination, and the soul that eateth of it shall bear his iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:7 - And if it shall be eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable; it shall not be accepted.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:23 - Either a bullock, or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest thou offer for a free-will-offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:25 - Neither from a stranger's hand shall ye offer the bread of your God of any of these; because their corruption is in them, and blemishes are in them: they shall not be accepted for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:27 - When a bullock, or a sheep, or a goat is brought forth, then it shall be seven days under the dam; and from the eighth day and thenceforth it shall be accepted for an offering made by fire to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:34 - Then shall the land enjoy its sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye are in your enemies' land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy its sabbaths.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:41 - And that I also have walked contrary to them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts shall be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:43 - The land also shall be left by them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she lieth desolate without them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their iniquity; because, even because they despised my judgments, and because their soul abhorred my statutes.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:11 - Bless, LORD, his substance, and accept the work of his hands: smite through the loins of them that rise against him, and of them that hate him, that they rise not again.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:24 - And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:4 - And the princes of the Philistines were wroth with him; and the princes of the Philistines said to him, Make this man return, that he may go again to his place which thou hast appointed him, and let him not go down with us to battle, lest in the battle he should be an adversary to us: for with what would he reconcile himself to his master? would it not be with the heads of these men?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:23 - All these things did Araunah, as a king, give to the king. And Araunah said to the king, The LORD thy God accept thee.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:4 - However the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he hath chosen Judah to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of my father; and among the sons of my father he approved me to make me king over all Israel:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:3 - Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of my own possessions, of gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:17 - I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, who are present here, to offer willingly to thee.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:7 - And they spoke to him, saying, If thou wilt be kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, they will be thy servants for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:21 - To fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfill seventy years.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 10:3 - For Mordecai the Jew was next to king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted by the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:6 - Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:10 - His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:26 - He shall pray to God, and he will be favorable to him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render to man his righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:9 - For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:13 - Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:3 - For they obtained not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thy arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favor to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:13 - This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:18 - When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:16 - For thou desirest not sacrifice: else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt-offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:4 - They only consult to cast him down from his excellence: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:7 - Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favorable no more?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:1 - To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. LORD, thou hast been favorable to thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:14 - For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favor the dust thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:108 - Accept, I beseech thee, the free-will-offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:10 - He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:11 - The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 149:4 - For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:12 - For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:7 - When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:26 - My son, give me thy heart, and let thy eyes observe my ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:7 - Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:2 - Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry to her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received from the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:1 - Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:10 - Thus saith the LORD to this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not restrained their feet, therefore the LORD doth not accept them; he will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:12 - When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt-offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:40 - For on my holy mountain, on the mountain of the hight of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me: there will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the first fruits of your oblations, with all your holy things.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:41 - I will accept you with your sweet savor, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries in which ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:27 - And when these days have expired, it shall be, that upon the eighth day, and so forward, the priests shall make your burnt-offerings upon the altar, and your peace-offerings: and I will accept you, saith the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:13 - They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of my offerings, and eat it; but the LORD accepteth them not; now will he remember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:22 - Though ye offer me burnt-offerings and your meat-offerings, I will not accept them; neither will I regard the peace-offerings of your fat beasts.

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