Strong's Hebrew: 2654. חָפֵץ (chaphets) -- desire
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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
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.

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