H2530 חמד - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to delight in

KJV Usage: beauty, greatly beloved, covet, delectable thing, ( X great) delight, desire, goodly, lust, (be) pleasant (thing), precious (thing).

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. to desire, covet, take pleasure in, delight in
a. (Qal) to desire
b. (Niphal) to be desirable
c. (Piel) to delight greatly, desire greatly n f
2. desirableness, preciousness
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 673
Parts of Speech:

View how H2530 חמד is used in the Bible

21 occurrences of H2530 חמד

Genesis 2:9 that is desirable
Genesis 3:6 to be desired
Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not desire
Exodus 20:17 thou shalt not desire
Exodus 34:24 desire
Deuteronomy 5:21 Neither shalt thou desire
Deuteronomy 7:25 thou shalt not desire
Joshua 7:21 then I desired
Job 20:20 of that which he desired.
Psalms 19:10 More to be desired
Psalms 39:11 thou makest his desirableness
Psalms 68:16 desireth
Proverbs 1:22 delight
Proverbs 6:25 Desire
Proverbs 12:12 desireth
Proverbs 21:20 to be desired
Song of Songs 2:3 with great delight,
Isaiah 1:29 which ye have desired,
Isaiah 44:9 and their delectable things
Isaiah 53:2 that we should desire
Micah 2:2 And they desire

Distinct usage

3 thou shalt not desire
2 desireth
2 desire
2 to be desired
1 Neither shalt thou desire
1 of that which he desired.
1 More to be desired
1 delight
1 with great delight,
1 that we should desire
1 which ye have desired,
1 and their delectable things
1 And they desire
1 then I desired
1 thou makest his desirableness
1 that is desirable

Corresponding Greek Words

chamad G1014 boulomai
chamad G1760 enthumeomai
chamad G1938 epithumetes
chamad G1939 epithumia
chamad G2106 eu dokeo
chamad G3528 nikao
chamad ni. G5611 horaios
chamad qal.,pi. G1937 epithumeo

Related words


H4261 מחמד machmâd
From H2530; delightful; hence a delight, that is, object of affection or desire

KJV Usage: beloved, desire, goodly, lovely, pleasant (thing).

מחמוּד מחמד o
machmûd machmûd
makh-mood', makh-mood'
From H2530; desired; hence a valuable

KJV Usage: pleasant thing.