2656. chephets
Strong's Concordance
chephets: delight, pleasure
Original Word: חֵפֶץ
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: chephets
Phonetic Spelling: (khay'-fets)
Definition: delight, pleasure
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from chaphets
delight, pleasure
NASB Translation
care (1), delight (8), delightful (2), delights (1), desirable things (1), desire (10), desired (2), event (1), good pleasure (3), matter (1), pleased (1), pleasure (3), precious (1), sight (1), undesirable* (2), what you desire (1).

חֵ֫פֶץ noun masculineProverbs 3:15 delight, pleasure; — ׳ח Isaiah 54:12 20t.; suffix חֶפְצְךָ Isaiah 58:13 etc. + 13 t. 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; ᵑ0 חֹפֶשׁ 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; כְּלִי אֵין 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 2Chronicles 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; אַלֿ תִּתְּמַהּ 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.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
acceptable, delightsome, desire, things desired, matter, pleasant, purpose

From chaphets; pleasure; hence (abstractly) desire; concretely, a valuable thing; hence (by extension) a matter (as something in mind) -- acceptable, delight(-some), desire, things desired, matter, pleasant(-ure), purpose, willingly.

see HEBREW chaphets

Forms and Transliterations
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
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
1 Samuel 15:22
HEB: וַיֹּ֣אמֶר שְׁמוּאֵ֗ל הַחֵ֤פֶץ לַֽיהוָה֙ בְּעֹל֣וֹת
NAS: Has the LORD as much delight in burnt offerings
KJV: Hath the LORD [as great] delight in burnt offerings
INT: said Samuel delight has the LORD burnt

1 Samuel 18:25
HEB: לְדָוִ֗ד אֵֽין־ חֵ֤פֶץ לַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ בְּמֹ֔הַר
NAS: The king does not desire any dowry
KJV: The king desireth not any dowry,
INT: to David does not desire the king dowry

2 Samuel 23:5
HEB: יִשְׁעִ֥י וְכָל־ חֵ֖פֶץ כִּֽי־ לֹ֥א
NAS: and all [my] desire, Will He not indeed
KJV: for [this is] all my salvation, and all [my] desire, although he make [it] not to grow.
INT: my salvation for all desire indeed make not

1 Kings 5:8
HEB: אֶת־ כָּל־ חֶפְצְךָ֔ בַּעֲצֵ֥י אֲרָזִ֖ים
NAS: me; I will do what you desire concerning the cedar
KJV: to me for: [and] I will do all thy desire concerning timber
INT: will do all manner what timber the cedar

1 Kings 5:9
HEB: תַּעֲשֶׂ֣ה אֶת־ חֶפְצִ֔י לָתֵ֖ת לֶ֥חֶם
NAS: [them] away. Then you shall accomplish my desire by giving
KJV: [them]: and thou shalt accomplish my desire, in giving
INT: you shall accomplish my desire giving food

1 Kings 5:10
HEB: בְרוֹשִׁ֖ים כָּל־ חֶפְצֽוֹ׃
NAS: as much as he desired of the cedar
KJV: trees [according to] all his desire.
INT: and cypress much desired

1 Kings 9:11
HEB: וּבַזָּהָ֖ב לְכָל־ חֶפְצ֑וֹ אָ֡ז יִתֵּן֩
NAS: according to all his desire), then
KJV: and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then
INT: and gold to all acceptable for gave

1 Kings 10:13
HEB: אֶת־ כָּל־ חֶפְצָהּ֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר שָׁאָ֔לָה
NAS: all her desire which
KJV: of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked,
INT: of Sheba all her desire which requested

2 Chronicles 9:12
HEB: אֶת־ כָּל־ חֶפְצָהּ֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר שָׁאָ֔לָה
NAS: all her desire which
KJV: of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked,
INT: of Sheba all her desire which requested

Job 21:21
HEB: כִּ֤י מַה־ חֶפְצ֣וֹ בְּבֵית֣וֹ אַחֲרָ֑יו
NAS: For what does he care for his household
KJV: For what pleasure [hath] he in his house
INT: For what care his household after

Job 22:3
HEB: הַחֵ֣פֶץ לְ֭שַׁדַּי כִּ֣י
NAS: Is there any pleasure to the Almighty
KJV: [Is it] any pleasure to the Almighty,
INT: pleasure to the Almighty if

Job 31:16
HEB: אִם־ אֶ֭מְנַע מֵחֵ֣פֶץ דַּלִּ֑ים וְעֵינֵ֖י
NAS: the poor from [their] desire, Or have caused the eyes
KJV: the poor from [their] desire, or have caused the eyes
INT: If have kept from desire the poor the eyes

Psalm 1:2
HEB: בְּתוֹרַ֥ת יְהוָ֗ה חֶ֫פְצ֥וֹ וּֽבְתוֹרָת֥וֹ יֶהְגֶּ֗ה
NAS: But his delight is in the law
KJV: But his delight [is] in the law
INT: the law God his delight his law meditates

Psalm 16:3
HEB: וְ֝אַדִּירֵ֗י כָּל־ חֶפְצִי־ בָֽם׃
NAS: in whom is all my delight.
KJV: and [to] the excellent, in whom [is] all my delight.
INT: are the majestic is all my delight

Psalm 107:30
HEB: אֶל־ מְח֥וֹז חֶפְצָֽם׃
NAS: So He guided them to their desired haven.
KJV: so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
INT: about haven to their desired

Psalm 111:2
HEB: דְּ֝רוּשִׁ֗ים לְכָל־ חֶפְצֵיהֶֽם׃
KJV: sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
INT: studied all have pleasure

Proverbs 3:15
HEB: ק) וְכָל־ חֲ֝פָצֶ֗יךָ לֹ֣א יִֽשְׁווּ־
NAS: And nothing you desire compares
KJV: than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared
INT: ruby you desire not compares

Proverbs 8:11
HEB: מִפְּנִינִ֑ים וְכָל־ חֲ֝פָצִ֗ים לֹ֣א יִֽשְׁווּ־
NAS: And all desirable things cannot
KJV: than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared
INT: jewels and all desirable cannot compare

Proverbs 31:13
HEB: וּפִשְׁתִּ֑ים וַ֝תַּ֗עַשׂ בְּחֵ֣פֶץ כַּפֶּֽיהָ׃
NAS: And works with her hands in delight.
KJV: and worketh willingly with her hands.
INT: and flax and works delight her hands

Ecclesiastes 3:1
HEB: וְעֵ֥ת לְכָל־ חֵ֖פֶץ תַּ֥חַת הַשָּׁמָֽיִם׃
NAS: for every event under
KJV: and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
INT: time every event under heaven

Ecclesiastes 3:17
HEB: עֵ֣ת לְכָל־ חֵ֔פֶץ וְעַ֥ל כָּל־
NAS: for every matter and for every
KJV: for [there is] a time there for every purpose and for every work.
INT: A time every matter and for every

Ecclesiastes 5:4
HEB: כִּ֛י אֵ֥ין חֵ֖פֶץ בַּכְּסִילִ֑ים אֵ֥ת
NAS: it; for [He takes] no delight in fools.
KJV: not to pay it; for [he hath] no pleasure in fools:
INT: for no delight fools what

Ecclesiastes 5:8
HEB: תִּתְמַ֖הּ עַל־ הַחֵ֑פֶץ כִּ֣י גָבֹ֜הַּ
NAS: do not be shocked at the sight; for one official
KJV: marvel not at the matter: for [he that is] higher
INT: be shocked over the sight one official

Ecclesiastes 8:6
HEB: כִּ֣י לְכָל־ חֵ֔פֶץ יֵ֖שׁ עֵ֣ת
NAS: for every delight, though
KJV: Because to every purpose there is time
INT: though every delight there time

Ecclesiastes 12:1
HEB: לִ֥י בָהֶ֖ם חֵֽפֶץ׃
NAS: I have no delight in them;
KJV: when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
INT: will say have delight

39 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 2656
39 Occurrences

bə·ḥê·p̄eṣ — 1 Occ.
ḥă·p̄ā·ṣe·ḵā — 2 Occ.
ḥă·p̄ā·ṣîm — 1 Occ.
ḥê·p̄eṣ — 15 Occ.
ḥep̄·ṣāh — 2 Occ.
ḥep̄·ṣām — 1 Occ.
ḥep̄·ṣə·ḵā — 2 Occ.
ḥep̄·ṣê·hem — 1 Occ.
ḥep̄·ṣî — 4 Occ.
ḥep̄·ṣōw — 5 Occ.
ha·ḥê·p̄eṣ — 3 Occ.
mê·ḥê·p̄eṣ — 1 Occ.
wə·ḥê·p̄eṣ — 1 Occ.

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