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Entry for Strong's #2656 - חֵפֶץ

Transliteration
chêphets
Phonetics
khay'-fets  
Word Origin
from (02654)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TWOT
712b
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) delight, pleasure

1a) delight

1b) desire, longing

1c) the good pleasure

1d) that in which one takes delight

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3199 ‑ μέλω (mel'‑o);  1011 ‑ βουλεύω (bool‑yoo'‑o);  1588 ‑ ἐκλεκτός (ek‑lek‑tos');  2173 ‑ εὔχρηστος (yoo'‑khrays‑tos);  2308 ‑ θέλησις (thel'‑ay‑sis);  4229 ‑ πρᾶγμα (prag'‑mah);  5093 ‑ τίμιος (tim'‑ee‑os);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (39) NAS (39) HCS (38)
1 Samuel 2
2 Samuel 1
1 Kings 5
2 Chronicles 1
Job 3
Psalms 4
Proverbs 3
Ecclesiastes 7
Isaiah 7
Jeremiah 2
Hosea 1
Malachi 2
1 Samuel 2
2 Samuel 1
1 Kings 5
2 Chronicles 1
Job 3
Psalms 3
Proverbs 3
Ecclesiastes 7
Isaiah 8
Jeremiah 2
Hosea 1
Malachi 2
1 Samuel 2
2 Samuel 1
1 Kings 5
2 Chronicles 1
Job 3
Psalms 3
Proverbs 3
Ecclesiastes 7
Isaiah 8
Jeremiah 2
Hosea 1
Malachi 2
BYZ TIS TR
n-cmp 1
n-cms 17
n-cmsc 3
n-cmp 1
n-cms 14
n-cmsc 3
n-cmp 1
n-cms 14
n-cmsc 3
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)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 חֵ֫פֶץ noun masculine Proverbs 3:15 delight, pleasure; — ׳ח Isaiah 54:12 20t.; suffix חֶפְצְךָ Isaiah 58:13 etc. + 13t. suffixes; plural חֲפָצִים Proverbs 8:11; suffix חֲפָצֶיךָ Proverbs 3:15; חֲפָצֶ֖ךָ Isaiah 58:13

1 delight ׳אבני ח Isaiah 54:12 delightful stones; ׳אֶרֶץ ח Malachi 3:12 delightsome land; ׳דִּבְּרֵי ח Ecclesiastes 12:10; so perhaps also ׳בִּגְדֵי ח Ezekiel 27:20 garments of delight, i.e. of beauty and luxury (Gr; ᵑ0חֹפֶשׁ q. v.); with בְּ of persons Psalm 16:3; Ecclesiastes 5:3; Malachi 1:10; of things 1 Samuel 15:22; 1 Samuel 18:25; Psalm 1:2; Job 21:21; Ecclesiastes 12:1; כְּלִיאֵין חֵפֶץ בּוֺ vessel wherein is no pleasure Jeremiah 22:28; Jeremiah 48:38; Hosea 8:8; הַחֵפֶץ לְשַׁדַּי כִּי Job 22:3 is it a pleasure to Shadday that ?

2 desire, longing דלים׳מנע מח Job 31:16 withhold the poor from ( their) desire; מְחוֺז חֶפְצָם the city of their desire Psalm 107:30; כל חפץ all ( one's) desire 2 Samuel 23:5; 1 Kings 5:22; 1 Kings 5:23; 1 Kings 5:24; 1 Kings 9:11; 1 Kings 10:13 2 Chronicles 9:12; כל חפצים all things to be desired Proverbs 3:15; Proverbs 8:11.

3 the good pleasure, will, purpose, of Yahweh Isaiah 44:28; Isaiah 46:10; Isaiah 48:14.

4 that in which one takes delight, his business (late), or matter (very late, compare in Mishna = thing) בְּיָדוֺ יִצְלַח׳חֵפֶץ י the good pleasure ( cause, business) of Yahweh will prosper in his hands Isaiah 53:10; ׳מצא ח Isaiah 58:3,13; עֲשׂוֺת חֲפָצֶךָ doing thy affairs Isaiah 58:13 (see De on the passage); בְּחֵפֶץ כַּמֶּיהָ in the business of her hands Proverbs 31:13; עֵתּ לְכָלחֵֿפֶץ time for every matter, affair Ecclesiastes 3:1,17; Ecclesiastes 8:6; אַלֿתִּתְּמַהּ עַלהַֿחֵפֶץ marvel not at the matter Ecclesiastes 5:7.

Note. — חפץ is not used in any of its forms in E D2 H P of the Hexateuch.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חֵפֶץ m. with suff. חֶפְצִי [pl. חֲפָצִים]

(1)  delight. 1 Samuel 15:22; Psalms 1:2, 16:3 1 Kings 10:13, כָּל־חֶפְצָהּ “every thing in which she delighted.” דִּבְרֵי חֵפֶץ pleasant, acceptable words, Ecclesiastes 12:10, 5:3, אֵין חֵפֶץ בַּכְּסִילִים “(God) has no pleasure in fools.”

(2) desire, will, Job 31:16.

(3) something precious (comp. חֶמֶד). אַבְנֵי־חֵפֶץ precious stones, Isaiah 54:12 plural חֲפָצִים precious things, Proverbs 3:15, 8:11.

(4) pursuit, ardour, hence affair, matter, LXX. πρᾶγμα Ecclesiastes 3:1, וְעֵת לְכָל־חֵפֶץ “and its own time for every thing,” i.e. all things are fleeting and unenduring, nothing is stable and everlasting. 5:7, אַל־תִּתְמַהּ עַל הַחֶפֶץ “marvel not at this thing.” The origin of this signification may be seen from passages such as these, Isaiah 53:10, חֵפֶץ יְהֹוָה בְּיָדוֹ יִצְלַח “the affairs of Jehovah shall prosper in his hand,” Isaiah 44:28, 58:3, 13 Isaiah 58:13; Job 21:21, 22:3. (Similar to this is the Syriac ܨܒܘܽ a thing, an affair, from ܨܒܐܳ i.q. חָפֵץ to will, desire.)

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List of Word Forms
בְּחֵ֣פֶץ בחפץ הַחֵ֑פֶץ הַחֵ֣פֶץ הַחֵ֤פֶץ החפץ וְחֵ֥פֶץ וחפץ חֲ֝פָצִ֗ים חֲ֝פָצֶ֗יךָ חֲפָצֶ֖יךָ חֵ֑פֶץ חֵ֔פֶץ חֵ֖פֶץ חֵ֜פֶץ חֵ֤פֶץ חֵ֥פֶץ חֵֽפֶץ׃ חֶ֫פְצ֥וֹ חֶפְצ֑וֹ חֶפְצ֣וֹ חֶפְצְךָ֔ חֶפְצְךָ֖ חֶפְצִ֔י חֶפְצִ֖י חֶפְצִי־ חֶפְצֵיהֶֽם׃ חֶפְצָֽם׃ חֶפְצָהּ֙ חֶפְצֽוֹ׃ חֶפְצוֹ֙ חפץ חפץ׃ חפצה חפצו חפצו׃ חפצי חפצי־ חפציהם׃ חפציך חפצים חפצך חפצם׃ מֵחֵ֣פֶץ מחפץ bə·ḥê·p̄eṣ beChefetz bəḥêp̄eṣ chafaTzeicha chafaTzim Chefetz chefTzah chefTzam cheftzeCha cheftzeiHem chefTzi chefTzo ha·ḥê·p̄eṣ ḥă·p̄ā·ṣe·ḵā ḥă·p̄ā·ṣîm haChefetz haḥêp̄eṣ ḥăp̄āṣeḵā ḥăp̄āṣîm ḥê·p̄eṣ ḥep̄·ṣāh ḥep̄·ṣām ḥep̄·ṣê·hem ḥep̄·ṣə·ḵā ḥep̄·ṣî ḥep̄·ṣî- ḥep̄·ṣōw ḥêp̄eṣ ḥep̄ṣāh ḥep̄ṣām ḥep̄ṣêhem ḥep̄ṣəḵā ḥep̄ṣî ḥep̄ṣî- ḥep̄ṣōw mê·ḥê·p̄eṣ meChefetz mêḥêp̄eṣ veChefetz wə·ḥê·p̄eṣ wəḥêp̄eṣ
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