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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #02530 - חָמַד
1) to desire, covet, take pleasure in, delight in (verb)
1a) (Qal) to desire
1b) (Niphal) to be desirable
1c) (Piel) to delight greatly, desire greatly
2) desirableness, preciousness (noun feminine)
V) dmh (ההמד HhMD) - Desire: To want something that is pleasant out of desire or lust. KJV (21): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Piel) desire, covet, delight, pleasant, beauty, lust, delectable - Strongs: H2530 (חָמַד)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חָמַד fut. יַחְמֹד and יֶחְמַד, whence נֶחְמְדֵהוּ, Isaiah 53:2
(1) to desire, to covet, Exodus 20:17, 34:24 Micah 2:2.
(2) to delight in any thing, Psalms 68:17; Isaiah 1:29, 53:2 Proverbs 12:12, with the addition of a dat. of benefit לוֹ Proverbs 1:22. Part. חָמוּד something to be desired, something desirable, hence that which is dearest to one, Job 20:20; Psalms 39:12. חֲמוּדֵיהֶם Isaiah 44:9, “their delight,” i.e. idols (comp. Daniel 11:37).
Niphal, participle נֶחְמָד
(1) desirable, hence pleasant, agreeable, Genesis 2:9, 3:6.
(2) precious, Psalms 19:11; Proverbs 21:20.
Piel, i.q. Kal No. 1. Song of Solomon 2:3, בְּצִלּוֹ חִמַּדְתִּי וְיָשַׁבְתִּי “I desire to sit down in his shadow.” Lehrgeb. § 222, 1 note.
Hence מַחְמָד, מַחְמֹד, and the words immediately following.
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