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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4261 - מַחְמָד
1) desire, desirable thing, pleasant thing
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)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מַחְמָד constr. מַחְמַד masc. plur. מַחֲמַדִּים (from the root חָמַד).
(1) desire, hence the object of desire. מַחְמַד עֵינֶיךָ that which thy eyes desire, 1 Kings 20:6 the delight of any one, Isaiah 64:10. Hosea 9:16, “the delight of their womb,” i.e. their dearest offspring.
(2) grace, beauty, Song of Solomon 5:16.
(3) something precious. Plur. Joel 4:5 2 Chronicles 36:19.
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