tob: to be pleasing or goodOriginal Word: טוֹבPart of Speech:
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. rootDefinition
to be pleasing or goodNASB Translation
any (1), did well (2), done well (1), fair (1), go well (1), good (1), good (5), high (1), merry (3), please (2), pleased* (2), pleases (4), pleases* (2), pleasing (1), well (8), well-off (1).
I. טוֺב verb pleasing, good
(Late Hebrew id.
, Hiph`il; also derivatives; Arabic
, be pleasant, delightful, delicious, sweet
in taste or odour, be pure and clean, cheerful, gleeful
and especially derivatives glad, joyful
; Assyrian ‰âbu
, be good, kind, acceptable
Qal Perfect טוֺב Numbers 11:18 32t.; plural טֹבוּ Numbers 24:5; Songs 4:10; (Imperfect יִיטַב from יָטַב); Infinitive absolute טוֺב Judges 11:25; construct טוֺב Jeremiah 32:39 6t., כְּטוֺב Judges 16:25 Qr (Kt כי טוב); Participle טוֺב Judges 11:25; 1 Samuel 2:26; (for these forms see Bö§ 1133, 4 SS under the word; Ges recognizes only Perfects and fewer of them than above. It is often difficult to decide between verb and adjective ); —
1 be pleasant, delightful, of tents of Jacob Numbers 24:5 (J E; poetry); of caresses Songs 4:10 (followed by מִיַּיִן compare)
2 be glad, joyful טוֺב לֵב Judges 16:25 (Qr), 1 Samuel 25:36; 2 Samuel 13:28; Esther 1:10 (see טוּב 2c).
3 of rank, position, claim: הֲטוֺב טוֺב אתה מבלק Judges 11:25 art thou really better than Balak?
4 טוֺב לְ be well with, good for Numbers 11:18 (J), Deuteronomy 5:30; Deuteronomy 15:16; Deuteronomy 19:13; 1 Samuel 16:16,23; 2 Samuel 14:32; Psalm 119:71; Psalm 128:2; Jeremiah 22:15; so (that is לוֺ) Isaiah 3:10 it is well (with him); אז טוב Jeremiah 22:16 (compare Jeremiah 22:15); טוֺב אֶלֿ 1 Samuel 20:12 there is good toward David
5 be pleasing טוֺב בְּעֵינֵי (see II. טוֺב 2b c f) Numbers 24:1 (J) 2 Samuel 3:19,36; 2 Samuel 15:26; 2 Samuel 19:38; אִם טוֺב בְּעֵינֵי 1 Kings 21:2; Jeremiah 40:4,4; Zechariah 11:12; later usage is אִם טוֺב עַל if it seem good unto (so Assyrian ‰âbu eli, be pleasing unto, DlHWB 300 a), 1 Chronicles 13:2; Nehemiah 2:5,7; Esther 1:19; Esther 3:9; Esther 5:4,8; Esther 7:3; Esther 8:5; Esther 9:13 (compare טוֺב adjective ).
Hiph`il Perfect2masculine singular הֱטִיבוֺתָ2Chronicles 6:8, הֱטִיבֹתָ 1 Kings 8:18; 2 Kings 10:30; — do well, act right, followed by כִּי that 1 Kings 8:18 thou didst well, that it was in thine heart = 2 Chronicles 6:8; followed by infinitive with לְ 2 Kings 10:30 thou hast done well in performing what was right in mine eyes.
be do better, cheer, be do, seem good, make goodly, please, be, do,
A primitive root, to be (transitively, do or make) good (or well) in the widest sense -- be (do) better, cheer, be (do, seem) good, (make) goodly, X please, (be, do, go, play) well.