Strong's Hebrew: 2654. חָפֵץ (chaphets) -- desire
2654. chaphets
Strong's Concordance
chaphets: desire
Original Word: חָפֵץ
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: chaphets
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-fates')
Short Definition: desire
Brown-Driver-Briggs
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), DlPr 168ZMG 1886, 742; Late Hebrew חֵפֶץ weakened to thing, see DeEc. Glossary, Phoenician in proper name חפצבעל); —

Qal Perfect ׳ח Genesis 34:19 28t.; feminine הָפֵ֑צָה Isaiah 66:3?; 2masculine חָפַצְתָּ Deuteronomy 21:14 4t.; חָפָ֫צְנוּ Job 21:14, etc., + 14 t. 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. + 9 t. 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 man 1 Samuel 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) Songs 2:7; Songs 3:5; Songs 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, 1 Kings 10:9 2Chronicles 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 אשׁר חפץ 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 DeJob 526 HiHiob 299.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
to be pleased with, desire

A primitive root; properly, to incline to; by implication (literally but rarely) to bend; figuratively, to be pleased with, desire -- X any at all, (have, take) delight, desire, favour, like, move, be (well) pleased, have pleasure, will, would.

Forms and Transliterations
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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75 Occurrences


ḥā·p̄ā·ṣə·nū — 1 Occ.
ḥā·p̄ā·ṣə·tî — 4 Occ.
ḥā·p̄aṣ·tā — 5 Occ.
ḥă·p̄aṣ·tem — 1 Occ.
ḥā·p̄aṣ·tî — 9 Occ.
ḥā·p̄êṣ — 29 Occ.
ḥā·p̄ê·ṣāh — 1 Occ.
’eḥ·pāṣ — 1 Occ.
’eḥ·pōṣ — 3 Occ.
he·ḥā·p̄ōṣ — 1 Occ.
šet·teḥ·pāṣ — 3 Occ.
ṯaḥ·pōṣ — 2 Occ.
yaḥ·pə·ṣū- — 2 Occ.
yaḥ·pōṣ — 8 Occ.
yeḥ·pāṣ — 2 Occ.
yeḥ·pā·ṣū — 1 Occ.
yeḥ·pā·ṣūn — 2 Occ.

Genesis 34:19
HEB: הַדָּבָ֔ר כִּ֥י חָפֵ֖ץ בְּבַֽת־ יַעֲקֹ֑ב
NAS: because he was delighted with Jacob's
KJV: the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's
INT: the thing because was delighted daughter Jacob's

Numbers 14:8
HEB: אִם־ חָפֵ֥ץ בָּ֙נוּ֙ יְהוָ֔ה
NAS: the LORD is pleased with us, then He will bring
KJV: If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring
INT: If is pleased the LORD will bring

Deuteronomy 21:14
HEB: אִם־ לֹ֧א חָפַ֣צְתָּ בָּ֗הּ וְשִׁלַּחְתָּהּ֙
NAS: It shall be, if you are not pleased with her, then you shall let her go
KJV: And it shall be, if thou have no delight in her, then thou shalt let her go
INT: shall be if are not pleased shall let wishes

Deuteronomy 25:7
HEB: וְאִם־ לֹ֤א יַחְפֹּץ֙ הָאִ֔ישׁ לָקַ֖חַת
NAS: the man does not desire to take
KJV: And if the man like not to take
INT: if does not desire the man to take

Deuteronomy 25:8
HEB: וְאָמַ֔ר לֹ֥א חָפַ֖צְתִּי לְקַחְתָּֽהּ׃
NAS: and says, 'I do not desire to take
KJV: [to it], and say, I like not to take
INT: and says not desire to take

Judges 13:23
HEB: אִשְׁתּ֗וֹ לוּ֩ חָפֵ֨ץ יְהוָ֤ה לַהֲמִיתֵ֙נוּ֙
NAS: the LORD had desired to kill
KJV: the LORD were pleased to kill
INT: his wife If had desired the LORD to kill

Ruth 3:13
HEB: וְאִם־ לֹ֨א יַחְפֹּ֧ץ לְגָֽאֳלֵ֛ךְ וּגְאַלְתִּ֥יךְ
NAS: you. But if he does not wish to redeem
KJV: let him do the kinsman's part: but if he will not do the part of a kinsman
INT: if does not wish to redeem will redeem

1 Samuel 2:25
HEB: אֲבִיהֶ֔ם כִּֽי־ חָפֵ֥ץ יְהוָ֖ה לַהֲמִיתָֽם׃
NAS: for the LORD desired to put them to death.
KJV: because the LORD would slay
INT: of their father for desired the LORD to put

1 Samuel 18:22
HEB: לֵאמֹ֔ר הִנֵּ֨ה חָפֵ֤ץ בְּךָ֙ הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ
NAS: the king delights in you, and all
KJV: Behold, the king hath delight in thee, and all his servants
INT: saying Behold delights the king and all

1 Samuel 19:1
HEB: בֶּן־ שָׁא֔וּל חָפֵ֥ץ בְּדָוִ֖ד מְאֹֽד׃
NAS: son, greatly delighted in David.
INT: son Saul's delighted David greatly

2 Samuel 15:26
HEB: יֹאמַ֔ר לֹ֥א חָפַ֖צְתִּי בָּ֑ךְ הִנְנִ֕י
NAS: He should say thus, I have no delight
KJV: But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, [here am] I, let him do
INT: say no have behold do

2 Samuel 20:11
HEB: מִי֩ אֲשֶׁ֨ר חָפֵ֧ץ בְּיוֹאָ֛ב וּמִ֥י
NAS: Whoever favors Joab
KJV: He that favoureth Joab,
INT: He after favors Joab any

2 Samuel 22:20
HEB: יְחַלְּצֵ֖נִי כִּי־ חָ֥פֵֽץ בִּֽי׃
NAS: me, because He delighted in me.
KJV: he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
INT: rescued because delighted

2 Samuel 24:3
HEB: הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ לָ֥מָּה חָפֵ֖ץ בַּדָּבָ֥ר הַזֶּֽה׃
NAS: the king delight in this
KJV: the king delight in this thing?
INT: the king why delight act this

1 Kings 9:1
HEB: שְׁלֹמֹ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר חָפֵ֖ץ לַעֲשֽׂוֹת׃ פ
KJV: desire which he was pleased to do,
INT: Solomon which pleased to do

1 Kings 10:9
HEB: בָּר֔וּךְ אֲשֶׁר֙ חָפֵ֣ץ בְּךָ֔ לְתִתְּךָ֖
NAS: who delighted in you to set
KJV: thy God, which delighted in thee, to set
INT: Blessed who delighted to set on

2 Chronicles 9:8
HEB: בָּר֔וּךְ אֲשֶׁ֣ר ׀ חָפֵ֣ץ בְּךָ֗ לְתִתְּךָ֤
NAS: who delighted in you, setting
KJV: thy God, which delighted in thee to set
INT: Blessed who delighted setting over

Esther 2:14
HEB: כִּ֣י אִם־ חָפֵ֥ץ בָּ֛הּ הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ
NAS: the king delighted in her and she was summoned
KJV: no more, except the king delighted in her, and that she were called
INT: for lo delighted the king was summoned

Esther 6:6
HEB: אֲשֶׁ֥ר הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ חָפֵ֣ץ בִּיקָר֑וֹ וַיֹּ֤אמֶר
NAS: the king desires to honor?
KJV: whom the king delighteth to honour?
INT: whom the king desires to honor said

Esther 6:6
HEB: בְּלִבּ֔וֹ לְמִ֞י יַחְפֹּ֥ץ הַמֶּ֛לֶךְ לַעֲשׂ֥וֹת
NAS: would the king desire to honor
KJV: To whom would the king delight to do
INT: to himself Whom desire the king is to be done

Esther 6:7
HEB: אֲשֶׁ֥ר הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ חָפֵ֥ץ בִּיקָרֽוֹ׃
NAS: whom the king desires to honor,
KJV: whom the king delighteth to honour,
INT: whom the king desires to honor

Esther 6:9
HEB: אֲשֶׁ֥ר הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ חָפֵ֣ץ בִּֽיקָר֑וֹ וְהִרְכִּיבֻ֤הוּ
NAS: the king desires to honor
KJV: [withal] whom the king delighteth to honour,
INT: whom the king desires to honor and lead

Esther 6:9
HEB: אֲשֶׁ֥ר הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ חָפֵ֥ץ בִּיקָרֽוֹ׃
NAS: whom the king desires to honor.'
KJV: whom the king delighteth to honour.
INT: whom the king desires to honor

Esther 6:11
HEB: אֲשֶׁ֥ר הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ חָפֵ֥ץ בִּיקָרֽוֹ׃
NAS: whom the king desires to honor.
KJV: whom the king delighteth to honour.
INT: whom the king desires to honor

Job 9:3
HEB: אִם־ יַ֭חְפֹּץ לָרִ֣יב עִמּ֑וֹ
NAS: If one wished to dispute
KJV: If he will contend
INT: If wished to dispute with

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