H2654 חפץ - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; properly to incline to; by implication (literally but rarely) to bend; figuratively to be pleased with, desire

KJV Usage: X any at all, (have, take) delight, desire, favour, like, move, be (well) pleased, have pleasure, will, would.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to delight in, take pleasure in, desire, be pleased with
a. (Qal)
1. of men 1a
b. to take pleasure in, delight in 1a
c. to delight, desire, be pleased to do
1. of God 1a
d. to delight in, have pleasure in 1a
e. to be pleased to do
2. to move, bend down
a. (Qal) to bend down
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 712,713
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H2654 חפץ is used in the Bible

First 30 of 75 occurrences of H2654 חפץ

Genesis 34:19 because he had delight
Numbers 14:8 delighteth
Deuteronomy 21:14 And it shall be, if thou shalt have no delight
Deuteronomy 25:7 shall not desire
Deuteronomy 25:8 I desire
Judges 13:23 were pleased
Ruth 3:13 but if he will
1 Samuel 2:25 would
1 Samuel 18:22 hath delight
1 Samuel 19:2 delighted
2 Samuel 15:26 I have no delight
2 Samuel 20:11 that favoureth
2 Samuel 22:20 me, because he delighted
2 Samuel 24:3 delight
1 Kings 9:1 which he was pleased
1 Kings 10:9 who delighted
2 Chronicles 9:8 who delighted
Esther 2:14 delighted
Esther 6:6 delighteth
Esther 6:6 delight
Esther 6:7 delighteth
Esther 6:9 delighteth
Esther 6:9 delighteth
Esther 6:11 delighteth
Job 9:3 If he will
Job 13:3 and I desire
Job 21:14 from us; for we desire
Job 33:32 for I desire
Job 40:17 He moveth
Psalms 18:19 me, because he delighted

Distinct usage

8 delighteth
2 delighted
2 me, because he delighted
2 delight
2 and he delighteth
2 till he please.
2 that in which I delighted
2 who delighted
1 because he had delight
1 And it shall be, if thou shalt have no delight
1 shall not desire
1 I desire
1 were pleased
1 but if he will
1 would
1 hath delight
1 I have no delight
1 that favoureth
1 which he was pleased
1 If he will
1 and I desire
1 from us; for we desire
1 for I desire
1 He moveth
1 him, seeing he delighted
1 thou didst not desire;
1 that thou favourest
1 Behold, thou desirest
1 For thou desirest
1 Then shalt thou be pleased
1 that I desire
1 to him: as he delighted
1 whatever he pleased.
1 for in that do I delight.
1 pleased,
1 He delighteth
1 hath no delight
1 it wherever he will.
1 whatever pleaseth
1 until he please.
1 they shall not delight
1 that which I please,
1 the things that please
1 they have no delight
1 where ye desire
1 Have I any pleasure
1 at all
1 For I have no pleasure
1 I have no pleasure
1 For I desired
1 as it pleased
1 and I delight
1 that delight
1 because he delighteth
1 Yet it pleased
1 I delight
1 that delighteth
1 and delight
1 they take delight
1 for in these things I delight,

Corresponding Greek Words

chaphets G25 agapao
chaphets G138 haireo
chaphets G140 hairetizo
chaphets G1937 epithumeo
chaphets G2106 eu dokeo
chaphets G2476 histemi
chaphets verb,adj G2309 thelo
chaphets verb,adj. G1014 boulomai

Related words


H2655 חפץ châphêts
From H2654; pleased with

KJV Usage: delight in, desire, favour, please, have pleasure, whosoever would, willing, wish.

H2656 חפץ chêphets
From H2654; pleasure; hence (abstractly) desire; concretely a valuable thing; hence (by extension) a matter (as something in mind)

KJV Usage: acceptable, delight (-some), desire, things desired, matter, pleasant (-ure), purpose, willingly.