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Entry for Strong's #2654 - חָפֵץ

Transliteration
châphêts
Phonetics
khaw-fates'  
Word Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Verb
TWOT
712,713
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) to delight in, take pleasure in, desire, be pleased with

1a) (Qal)

1a1) of men

1a1a) to take pleasure in, delight in

1a1b) to delight, desire, be pleased to do

1a2) of God

1a2a) to delight in, have pleasure in

1a2b) to be pleased to do

2) to move, bend down

2a) (Qal) to bend down

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 25 ‑ ἀγαπάω (ag‑ap‑ah'‑o);  138 ‑ αἱρέω (hahee‑reh'‑om‑ahee);  140 ‑ αἱρετίζω (hahee‑ret‑id'‑zo);  1937 ‑ ἐπιθυμέω (ep‑ee‑thoo‑meh'‑o);  2106 ‑ εὐδοκέω (yoo‑dok‑eh'‑o);  2476 ‑ ἵστημι (his'‑tay‑mee);  2309 ‑ θέλω ();  1014 ‑ βούλομαι (boo'‑lom‑ahee);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (75) NAS (74) HCS (70)
Genesis 1
Numbers 1
Deuteronomy 3
Judges 1
Ruth 1
1 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 4
1 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 1
Esther 5
Job 5
Psalms 17
Proverbs 2
Ecclesiastes 1
Song of Solomon 3
Isaiah 11
Jeremiah 3
Ezekiel 3
Hosea 1
Jonah 1
Micah 1
Malachi 1
Genesis 1
Numbers 1
Deuteronomy 3
Judges 1
Ruth 1
1 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 4
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
Esther 5
Job 5
Psalms 17
Proverbs 2
Ecclesiastes 1
Song of Solomon 3
Isaiah 11
Jeremiah 3
Ezekiel 3
Hosea 1
Jonah 1
Micah 1
Malachi 1
Genesis 1
Numbers 1
Deuteronomy 3
Judges 1
Ruth 1
1 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 4
1 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 1
Esther 7
Job 5
Psalms 16
Proverbs 2
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 12
Jeremiah 3
Ezekiel 4
Hosea 1
Jonah 1
Malachi 1
BYZ TIS TR
a-ms 1
v-qi1cs 5
v-qi2ms 2
v-qi3fs 3
v-qi3mp 3
v-qi3ms 8
v-qp1cp 1
v-qp1cs 13
v-qp2mp 1
v-qp2ms 5
v-qp3fs 1
v-qp3ms 24
a-ms 1
v-qi1cs 5
v-qi2ms 2
v-qi3fs 3
v-qi3mp 3
v-qi3ms 11
v-qp1cp 1
v-qp1cs 13
v-qp2mp 1
v-qp2ms 5
v-qp3fs 1
v-qp3ms 24
a-ms 1
v-qi1cs 5
v-qi2ms 2
v-qi3fs 3
v-qi3mp 3
v-qi3ms 11
v-qp1cp 1
v-qp1cs 13
v-qp2mp 1
v-qp2ms 5
v-qp3fs 1
v-qp3ms 24
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2191) yph (ההפתס HhPTs) AC: Delight CO: ? AB: ?: [from: ph- hiding a treasure]

V) yph (ההפתס HhPTs) - Delight: To desire something out of pleasure or necessity. KJV (75): (vf: Paal) delight, please, desire, will, pleasure, favour, like, move, would - Strongs: H2654 (חָפֵץ)

Nm) yph (ההפתס HhPTs) - Delight: KJV (50): desire, pleasure, would, please, willing, favour, wish, delight - Strongs: H2655 (חָפֵץ), H2656 (חֵפֶץ)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2019
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 חָפֵץ verb delight in (compare Arabic be mindful of, attentive to, keep, protect, Aramaic whence eager, zealous, Arabic anger (excitement), enrage (Aramaic and Arabic of excited attention, Hebrew of delighted attention), Dl Proverbs 168 ZMG 1886,742; Late Hebrew חֵפֶץ weakened to thing, see De Ec. Glossary, Phoenician in proper name חפצבעל); —

Qal Perfect ׳ח Genesis 34:19 28t.; feminine הָפֵ֑צָה Isaiah 66:3?; 2 masculine חָפַצְתָּ Deuteronomy 21:14 4t.; חָפָ֫צְנוּ Job 21:14, etc., + 14t. Perfect; Imperfect יַחְמֹּץ Deuteronomy 25:7 7t.; יֶחְמָּ֑ץ Psalm 37:23; Psalm 147:10; plural יַחְמְּצוּ Isaiah 13:17; Jeremiah 6:10; יֶחְמָּ֑צוּ Psalm 68:31; יֶחְמָּצוּ֑ן Isaiah 58:2 (twice in verse) etc. + 9t. Imperfect; Infinitive absolute חָפֹץ Ezekiel 18:23; on Participle חָפֵץ = adjective verb., see below; —

1 of men:

a. take pleasure in, delight in, with בְּ, a woman Genesis 34:19 (J), Deuteronomy 21:14; Esther 2:14; a Prayer of Manasseh 1Samuel 18:22; 1 Samuel 19:1; 2 Samuel 20:11; in matters and things 2 Samuel 24:3; Isaiah 13:17; Isaiah 66:3; Jeremiah 6:10; Psalm 109:17; Psalm 112:1; Psalm 119:35; Proverbs 18:2; Esther 6:6,7,9 (twice in verse); Esther 6:11; with accusative Psalm 68:31; Isaiah 58:2; Ecclesiastes 8:3; implicit object Psalm 73:25.

b. delight, desire, be pleased to do a thing, would do it Deuteronomy 25:7,8; 1 Kings 9:1; Esther 6:6; Ruth 3:13; Psalm 40:9; Job 9:3; Job 13:3; Job 21:14; Job 33:32; Isaiah 58:2; Jeremiah 42:22.

c. absolute עַד שֶׁתֶּחְמָּ֑ץ until it please (of love) Song of Solomon 2:7; Song of Solomon 3:5; Song of Solomon 8:4.

2 of God:

a. delight in, have pleasure in, with בְּ, persons Numbers 14:8 (J), 2 Samuel 15:26; 2 Samuel 22:20 = Psalm 18:20,1Kings 10:9 2 Chronicles 9:8; Psalm 22:9; Psalm 41:12; Isaiah 62:4; not in the strength of a horse Psalm 147:10; in doing evil Malachi 2:17; in the death of the sinner Ezekiel 18:32; Ezekiel 33:11; but in mercy, justice, and righteousness Jeremiah 9:23; בחר באשׁר (לא) חפצתי Isaiah 56:4; Isaiah 65:12; Isaiah 66:4; not with (accusative) the blood of bullocks Isaiah 1:11; זבח (ים ׅ; Psalm 40:7; Psalm 51:18,21, or the death of the sinner Ezekiel 18:23 (twice in verse); but with חסד Hosea 6:6; Micah 7:18, אמת Psalm 51:8; with the way of a man Psalm 37:23; כל אשׁרחפץ Psalm 115:3; Psalm 135:6; Proverbs 21:1; אשׁר חפץ Isaiah 55:11; Jonah 1:14.

b. pleased to do a thing with infinitive Judges 13:23; 1 Samuel 2:25; Isaiah 53:10.

c. with imperfect subject (Ges§ 142 (3) c) חָפֵץ יגדיל תּורה׳י Yahweh was pleased to magnify teaching Isaiah 42:21. — On Job 40:17 see חָפַץ.

[חָפַץ] verb bend down (Arabic lower, depress, as wings Qor 15:88) — only

Qal Imperfect יַחְמֹּץ זְנָבוֺ כְמוֺאֶֿרֶז Job 40:17; he bendeth down (extendeth down stiffly) his tail like a cedar, see Wetzst in De Job 526 Hi Hiob 299.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חָפֵץ fut. יַחְפֹּץ and יֶחְפַּץ

(1) i.q. Arabic حَفَض to bend, to curve. Job 40:17, יַחְפֹּץ זְנָבוֹ “he bends his tail.”

(2) intrans. and metaph. to incline, to be favourable.

(a) to do something; to will, to desire, absol. Song of Solomon 2:7, 3:5 followed by a gerund, Deuteronomy 25:8; Psalms 40:9; Job 9:3; 1 Samuel 2:25 by a naked infinitive Isaiah 53:10; Job 13:3, 33:32, חָפַצְתִּי צַדְּקֶךָּ “I desire thy justification.”

(b) towards some one, i.e. to favour him, to delight in him as in God, in men; to love some one, followed by בְּ Genesis 34:19; 2 Samuel 20:11; Numbers 14:8; 2 Samuel 22:20, 24:3 followed by an acc., Psalms 40:7; Micah 7:18. It is also applied to things, 2 Samuel 24:3.

חָפֵץ m. (with Tzere impure), [“pl. constr. חֲפֵצֵי, Psalms 35:27, 40:15 but חֶפְצֵיהֶם, Psalms 111:2.”] verbal adj. from the preceding; often used with personal pronouns instead of the verb, e.g. 1 Kings 21:6, אִם חָפֵץ אַתָּה “if thou art willing,” if it please thee. Malachi 3:1, אַתֶּם חֲפֵצִים “you wish for,” delight in, נֶפֶשׁ חֲפֵצָה a willing mind, 1 Chronicles 28:9.

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List of Word Forms
אֶחְפָּֽץ׃ אֶחְפֹּץ֙ אחפץ אחפץ׃ הֶחָפֹ֤ץ החפץ חֲפַצְתֶּ֔ם חָ֥פֵֽץ חָפֵ֔ץ חָפֵ֖ץ חָפֵ֣ץ חָפֵ֤ץ חָפֵ֥ץ חָפֵ֧ץ חָפֵ֨ץ חָפֵֽצָה׃ חָפַ֔צְתִּי חָפַ֖צְתִּי חָפַ֖צְתָּ חָפַ֗צְתָּ חָפַ֣צְתָּ חָפַ֥צְתִּי חָפָ֑צְתִּי חָפָֽצְנוּ׃ חָפָֽצְתִּי׃ חפץ חפצה׃ חפצנו׃ חפצת חפצתי חפצתי׃ חפצתם יֶחְפָּ֑ץ יֶחְפָּֽץ׃ יֶחְפָּֽצוּ׃ יֶחְפָּצ֑וּן יֶחְפָּצֽוּן׃ יַ֭חְפֹּץ יַחְפְּצוּ־ יַחְפֹּ֖ץ יַחְפֹּ֣ץ יַחְפֹּ֥ץ יַחְפֹּ֧ץ יַחְפֹּץ֙ יחפץ יחפץ׃ יחפצו־ יחפצו׃ יחפצון יחפצון׃ שֶׁתֶּחְפָּֽץ׃ שתחפץ׃ תַּחְפֹּ֣ץ תַחְפֹּ֣ץ תחפץ ’eḥ·pāṣ ’eḥ·pōṣ ’eḥpāṣ ’eḥpōṣ chaFatzenu chaFatzeti chaFatzta chafatzTem chaFatzti chaFetz chaFetzah echPatz echPotz ḥā·p̄ā·ṣə·nū ḥā·p̄ā·ṣə·tî ḥā·p̄aṣ·tā ḥă·p̄aṣ·tem ḥā·p̄aṣ·tî ḥā·p̄ê·ṣāh ḥā·p̄êṣ ḥāp̄āṣənū ḥāp̄āṣətî ḥāp̄aṣtā ḥăp̄aṣtem ḥāp̄aṣtî ḥāp̄êṣ ḥāp̄êṣāh he·ḥā·p̄ōṣ hechaFotz heḥāp̄ōṣ šet·teḥ·pāṣ šetteḥpāṣ shettechPatz tachPotz taḥ·pōṣ ṯaḥ·pōṣ taḥpōṣ ṯaḥpōṣ yachpetzu yachPotz yaḥ·pə·ṣū- yaḥ·pōṣ yaḥpəṣū- yaḥpōṣ yechPatz yechPatzu yechpaTzun yeḥ·pā·ṣū yeḥ·pā·ṣūn yeḥ·pāṣ yeḥpāṣ yeḥpāṣū yeḥpāṣūn
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