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Strong's #2530 - חָמַד

Transliteration
châmad
Phonetics
khaw-mad'
Root Word (Etymology)
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
feminine noun, verb
TWOT
673
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Definition   
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

  1. v
    1. to desire, covet, take pleasure in, delight in
      1. (Qal) to desire
      2. (Niphal) to be desirable
      3. (Piel) to delight greatly, desire greatly
  2. n f
    1. desirableness, preciousness

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1014 ‑ βούλομαι (boo'‑lom‑ahee);  1760 ‑ ἐνθυμέομαι (en‑thoo‑meh'‑om‑ahee);  1938 ‑ ἐπιθυμητής (ep‑ee‑thoo‑may‑tace');  1939 ‑ ἐπιθυμία (ep‑ee‑thoo‑mee'‑ah);  2106 ‑ εὐδοκέω (yoo‑dok‑eh'‑o);  3528 ‑ νικάω (nik‑ah'‑o);  5611 ‑ ὡραῖος (ho‑rah'‑yos);  1937 ‑ ἐπιθυμέω (ep‑ee‑thoo‑meh'‑o);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (21)
Genesis 2
Exodus 3
Deuteronomy 2
Joshua 1
Job 1
Psalms 3
Proverbs 4
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 3
Micah 1
NAS (23)
Genesis 2
Exodus 3
Deuteronomy 2
Joshua 1
Job 1
Psalms 3
Proverbs 4
Song of Solomon 2
Isaiah 4
Micah 1
CSB (30)
Genesis 3
Exodus 3
Deuteronomy 2
Joshua 1
2 Chronicles 1
Ezra 1
Job 1
Psalms 3
Proverbs 4
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 3
Daniel 6
Micah 1
BSB (30)
Genesis 4
Exodus 3
Deuteronomy 2
Joshua 1
2 Chronicles 1
Job 1
Psalms 3
Proverbs 4
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 3
Daniel 6
Micah 1
ESV (17)
Genesis 2
Deuteronomy 2
Joshua 1
Job 1
Psalms 3
Proverbs 4
Isaiah 3
Micah 1
WEB (21)
Genesis 2
Exodus 3
Deuteronomy 2
Joshua 1
Job 1
Psalms 3
Proverbs 4
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 3
Micah 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2169) dmh (ההמד HhMD) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Desire: Something of value or delighted in. [from: mh- as in cheese as a delicacy]

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)

Nm) dmh (ההמד HhMD) - Desirable: Something that is desired. KJV (6): desirable, pleasant - Strongs: H2531 (חֶמֶד)

Nf1) edmh (ההמדה HhMDH) - Pleasant: An object of desire. KJV (25): pleasant, desire, beloved, goodly, precious - Strongs: H2532 (חֶמְדָּה)

am) dmhm (מההמד MHhMD) - Pleasant: An object of desire. KJV (13): pleasant, desire, goodly, lovely beloved - Strongs: H4261 (מַחְמָד)

adm) dfmhm (מההמוד MHhMWD) - Pleasant: An object of desire. KJV (2): pleasant - Strongs: H4262 (מַחְמֻד)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 חָמַד verb desire, take pleasure in (Aramaic חֲמַד (not in Syriac); Arabic praise, eulogize, appove of; Sabean חמדם in gratitude [praise] there-for DHM ZMG 1875,595; 1876,686) —

Qal Perfect ׳ח Psalm 68:17; Proverbs 12:12; חָֽמְדוּ Proverbs 1:22; וְחָֽמְדוּ consecutive Micah 2:2; חֲמַדְתֶּם Isaiah 1:29; Imperfect יַחְמֹד Exodus 34:24; 2 masculine singular תַּחְמֹד Exodus 20:16 (twice in verse) + 3t. (including Proverbs 6:25 jussive); suffix וָאֶחְמְדֵם Joshua 7:21; וְנֶחְמְדֵ֫הוּ Isaiah 53:2; Passive participle חֲמוּדוֺ Psalm 39:12; Job 20:20, חֲמוּדֵיהֶם Isaiah 44:9; — desire:

a. in bad sense of inordinate, ungoverned, selfish desire, followed by accusative Exodus 20:17 (twice in verse) (E) = Deuteronomy 5:18 ( Deuteronomy 5:18 b has תִּתְאַוֶּה), Exodus 34:24 (JE) Deuteronomy 7:25; Joshua 7:21 (JE) Micah 2:2; Proverbs 12:12; of lustful desire Proverbs 6:25.

b. = take pleasure in, of idolatrous tendency Isaiah 1:29, so participle plural חֲמוּדֵיהֵם Isaiah 44:9 their delightful things (things in which they delight, see also Isaiah 44:11 and Bev JPhoenician xvii. 1888. p. 126); לֵצִיםלָצוֺן חָֽמְדוּ Proverbs 1:22 how long do scorners delight in scoring.

c. less often in good sense, said of God לְשִׁבְתּוֺ׳הָהָר חָמַד א, poetic Psalm 68:17; object the suffering servant of ׳י, Isaiah 53:2 no beauty in him, that we should desire him (choose him, be drawn toward him); passive participle collective חֲמוּדוֺ Psalm 39:12 his desired things, i. e. chosen, choice, desirable (see Niph`al); so probably Job 20:20.

Niph`al Participle נֶחְמָד Genesis 2:9 2t.; הַנֶּחֱמָדִים Psalm 19:11; — desirable: ׳עץ נלְמַרְאֶה Genesis 2:9, לְהַשְׂכִּיל׳נ Genesis 3:6, מִזָּהָב׳הַנֶּח Psalm 19:11 which are more desirable than gold; אוֺצָר נֶחְמָד Proverbs 21:20 desirable, i.e. costly treasure.

Pi`el Perfect 1 singular delight greatly וְיָשַׁ֫בְתִּי׳בְּצִלּוֺ ח Song of Solomon 2:3 in his shadow I greatly delighted and sate, i.e. sate with great delight.

[חֲמוּדָה] noun feminine desirableness, preciousness Plural absolute חֲמוּדוֺת Daniel 9:23; חֲמוּדֹת Ezra 8:37; חֲמֻדוֺת 2 Chronicles 20:25 4t.; חֲמֻדֹת Genesis 27:15; construct חֲמֻדוֺת Daniel 11:43; — desirable, choice things i.e. garments Genesis 27:15 ("" בגדים); compare Daniel 11:38 ("" אבןיקרה), Daniel 11:43 (חֲמֻדוֺת מִצְרַיִם); = precious things Ezra 8:27 (as gold); ׳כלי ח 2 Chronicles 20:25; ׳לֶחֶם ח Deuteronomy 10:3; of man only ׳אִישׁחֿ Daniel 10:11,19, and, without אישׁ, אָ֫תָּה׳ח Daniel 9:23 thou art a precious treasure (on construction see Dr§ 189,2; see Bev and compare negative חמד Isaiah 53:2).


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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

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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List of Word Forms
בַּ֝חֲמוּד֗וֹ בחמודו הַֽנֶּחֱמָדִ֗ים הנחמדים וְחָמְד֤וּ וְנֶחְמְדֵֽהוּ׃ וְנֶחְמָ֤ד וַחֲמוּדֵיהֶ֖ם וָֽאֶחְמְדֵ֖ם וּבַחֲמֻדֽוֹת׃ ואחמדם ובחמדות׃ וחמדו וחמודיהם ונחמד ונחמדהו׃ חֲ֠מֻדוֹת חֲמַדְתֶּ֑ם חֲמֻד֔וֹת חֲמֻד֛וֹת חֲמֻד֞וֹת חֲמֻד֣וֹת חֲמוּד֑וֹ חֲמוּד֖וֹת חִמַּ֣דְתִּי חָמְד֣וּ חָמַ֣ד חמד חמדו חמדות חמדתי חמדתם חמודו חמודות יַחְמֹ֥ד יחמד נֶחְמָ֣ד נֶחְמָ֥ד נחמד תַּחְמֹ֣ד תַחְמֹ֖ד תַחְמֹ֞ד תַחְמֹד֩ תחמד ba·ḥă·mū·ḏōw bachamuDo baḥămūḏōw chaMad chamadTem chameDu chamuDo chamuDot chimMadti ḥā·maḏ ḥă·maḏ·tem ḥā·mə·ḏū ḥă·mu·ḏō·wṯ ḥă·mū·ḏō·wṯ ḥă·mū·ḏōw ḥāmaḏ ḥămaḏtem ḥāməḏū ḥămūḏōw ḥămuḏōwṯ ḥămūḏōwṯ han·ne·ḥĕ·mā·ḏîm hannechemaDim hanneḥĕmāḏîm ḥim·maḏ·tî ḥimmaḏtî nechMad neḥ·māḏ neḥmāḏ tachMod taḥ·mōḏ ṯaḥ·mōḏ taḥmōḏ ṯaḥmōḏ ū·ḇa·ḥă·mu·ḏō·wṯ ūḇaḥămuḏōwṯ uvachamuDot vachamudeiHem vaechmeDem vechameDu venechMad venechmeDehu wā’eḥməḏêm wā·’eḥ·mə·ḏêm wa·ḥă·mū·ḏê·hem waḥămūḏêhem wə·ḥā·mə·ḏū wə·neḥ·māḏ wə·neḥ·mə·ḏê·hū wəḥāməḏū wəneḥmāḏ wəneḥməḏêhū yachMod yaḥ·mōḏ yaḥmōḏ
 
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