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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #2655 - חָפֵץ

Word Origin
from (02654)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) desiring, delighting in, having pleasure in

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2307 ‑ θέλημα (thel'‑ay‑mah);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (11) NAS (12) HCS (13)
1 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 1
Psalms 5
Malachi 1
1 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 1
Psalms 6
Malachi 1
1 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 1
Psalms 7
Micah 1
Malachi 1
a-fs 1
a-mp 2
a-mpc 2
a-ms 6
a-fs 1
a-mp 2
a-mpc 1
a-ms 5
a-fs 1
a-mp 2
a-mpc 1
a-ms 5

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)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 חָפֵץ verbal adjective delighting in, having pleasure in; — ׳ח Psalm 5:5 4t.; plural חֲפֵצִים Malachi 3:1; Nehemiah 1:11; construct חֲפֵצֵי Psalm 35:27 2t.; suffix חֶפְצֵיהֶם Psalm 111:2; feminine חֲפֵצָ֑ה 1 Chronicles 28:9; —

1 of man, with accusative Psalm 34:13; Psalm 35:27; Malachi 3:1; with infinitive Nehemiah 1:11; absolute הֶחָפֵץ whosoever would 1 Kings 13:33; אם חפץ אתה if thou pleasest 1 Kings 21:6; נֶפֶשׁ חֲפֵצָה willing soul 1 Chronicles 28:9; plural construct before nouns absolute Psalm 35:22; Psalm 40:15 = Psalm 70:3; דְּרוּשִׁים לְכָלחֶֿפְצֵיהֶם studied of all who take pleasure in them Psalm 111:2.

2 of God, לֹא אֵלֿחָפֵץ רֶשַׁע אַתָּה thou art not a God taking pleasure in wickedness Psalm 5:5.

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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
הֶ֝חָפֵ֗ץ הֶֽחָפֵץ֙ הֶחָפֵ֣ץ הַֽחֲפֵצִים֙ החפץ החפצים חֲ֝פֵצֵ֗י חֲפֵצִים֙ חֲפֵצֵ֪י חֲפֵצָ֔ה חָפֵ֘ץ חָפֵ֣ץ חפץ חפצה חפצי חפצים chaFetz chafeTzah chafeTzei chafeTzim ha·ḥă·p̄ê·ṣîm ḥă·p̄ê·ṣāh ḥă·p̄ê·ṣê ḥă·p̄ê·ṣîm ḥā·p̄êṣ hachafeTzim haḥăp̄êṣîm ḥāp̄êṣ ḥăp̄êṣāh ḥăp̄êṣê ḥăp̄êṣîm he·ḥā·p̄êṣ hechaFetz heḥāp̄êṣ
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