Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #7521 - רָצָה
1) to be pleased with, be favourable to, accept favourably
1a1) to be pleased with, be favourable to
1a2) to accept
1a3) to be pleased, be determined
1a4) to make acceptable, satisfy
1a5) to please
1b) (Niphal) to be accepted, be pleased with
1c) (Piel) to seek favour of
1d) (Hiphil) to please, pay off
1e) (Hithpael) to make oneself acceptable or pleasing
1455) yr (רתס RTs) AC: Crush CO: Potsherd AB: Desire: Broken pieces of pottery were commonly used as writing tablets as they were inexpensive and durable. These potsherds were commonly used to send messages from one person to another, usually carried by runners. (eng: earth; terra - with a reversal of letters; terrain)
V) yyr (רתסתס RTsTs) - Crush: To crush something to pieces. Also an oppression or struggle as crushing. [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: ssr] KJV (22): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Piel) oppress, break, bruise, crush, discourage, struggle - Strongs: H7465 (רֹעָה), H7533 (רָצַץ), H7567 (רָשַׁשׁ)
Nf) yra (ארתס ARTs) - Land: The whole of the earth or a region. [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: qra] KJV (2526): earth, land, country, ground, world, way, common, field, nations, inferior - Strongs: H772 (אֲרַע), H776 (אֶרֶץ), H778 (אֲרַק)
V) eyr (רתסה RTsH) - Desire: KJV (57): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Piel) accept, please, pleasure, delight, enjoy, favourable, acceptable, accomplish, affection, approve - Strongs: H7521 (רָצָה)
jm) nfyr (רתסונ RTsWN) - Will: Ones desire. From instructions that are written on potsherds. KJV (56): favour, will, acceptable, delight, pleasure, accepted, desire, acceptance, selfwill - Strongs: H7522 (רָצֹן)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
רָצָה (Arab. رضا, رَضِىَ
(1) to be delighted with any person or thing (prop., I believe, to delight in the appearance; Germ. gern fehen; see under רָעָה No. 1, 3 ); followed by בְּ Psalms 49:14, 147:10 149:4 Isaiah 42:1 (where, from the preceding context, we must supply בּוֹ); followed by an acc. of pers. and thing, Psalms 102:15; Job 14:6; Jeremiah 14:10. Specially to receive graciously any one bringing gifts, Genesis 33:10; Malachi 1:8 God, the sacrifices and prayers of men, Psalms 51:18; Job 33:26; Ezekiel 20:40 compare Psalms 77:8; Amos 5:22 (where an accus. must be supplied). Followed by עִם of pers.; pregn. to delight in the association of any one, Psalms 50:18; Job 34:9 (comp. רָעָה No. 3). Followed by an inf., Psalms 40:14, רְצֵה לְהַצִּילֵנִי “be pleased to deliver me.” Part. pass. רָצוּי pleasant, agreeable to any one, Deuteronomy 33:24; Esther 10:3.
(2) i.q. Hiphil, to satisfy, to pay off, Leviticus 26:34, 41 Leviticus 26:41; 2 Chronicles 36:21.
(1) to be graciously accepted, as a sacrifice (see Kal No. 1), Leviticus 7:18, 19:7 22:23, 27 Leviticus 22:27 also 1:4 22:25, in which passages there is added a dative of benefit, לוֹ, לָכֶם. Of the same meaning is הָיָה לְרָצוֹן Leviticus 22:20.
(2) pass. of Kal No. 2 and Hiphil, to be paid off, Isaiah 40:2.
Piel, to make any one well pleased, i.e. to ask or seek his favour, Job 20:10, “his children shall seek the favour of the poor,” or, what comes much to the same thing, “shall conciliate (or reconcile themselves to) the poor,” by restoring the goods taken from them, compare Arab. رضا II. to conciliate.
Hiphil, to pay, to pay off, i.q. Talmud הִרְצָה (pr. to appease a creditor, compare the Germ. befriedigen, and the obsolete vergnügen, for to pay), Leviticus 26:34, “then the land shall lie waste, and shall pay the sabbaths (she owes).” Compare Kal No. 2 and Niphal.
Hithpael, to make oneself pleasing, to obtain any one’s favour, followed by אֶל 1 Samuel 29:4.
Derivatives, pr.n. [רִצְיָא] תִּרְצָה, and
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