Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #2617: checed (pronounced kheh'-sed)

from 2616; kindness; by implication (towards God) piety: rarely (by opposition) reproof, or (subject.) beauty:--favour, good deed(-liness, -ness), kindly, (loving-)kindness, merciful (kindness), mercy, pity, reproach, wicked thing.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) goodness, kindness, faithfulness

2) a reproach, shame

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: from H2616

Same Word by TWOT Number: 698a, 699a


This word is used 247 times:

Genesis 19:19: "grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast showed unto me in saving"
Genesis 20:13: "from my father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt show"
Genesis 21:23: "that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do"
Genesis 24:12: "send me good speed and show kindness unto my master Abraham."
Genesis 24:14: "Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast showed kindness unto my master."
Genesis 24:27: "left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I"
Genesis 24:49: "if ye will deal kindly and truly with tell"
Genesis 32:10: "I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which"
Genesis 39:21: "with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave in the sight"
Genesis 40:14: "think on me when it shall be well with thee, and show kindness, I pray thee, me, and make mention"
Genesis 47:29: "under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not,"
Exodus 15:13: " Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength"
Exodus 20:6: "And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments."
Exodus 34:6: "and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,"
Exodus 34:7: "Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin,"
Leviticus 20:17: "his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people:"
Numbers 14:18: "The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression,"
Numbers 14:19: "of this people according unto the greatness of thy mercy, thou hast forgiven this people,"
Deuteronomy 5:10: "And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments."
Deuteronomy 7:9: "which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand"
Deuteronomy 7:12: "shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he swore unto thy fathers:"
Joshua 2:12: "you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have showed you kindness, I have showed you kindness, that ye"
Joshua 2:12: "I have showed you kindness, that ye show kindness unto my father's"
Joshua 2:14: "us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with"
Judges 1:24: "the entrance into the city, and we will show thee mercy."
Judges 8:35: "Neither showed they kindness to the house of Jerubbaal, namely, Gideon,"
Ruth 1:8: "house: the LORD deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with"
Ruth 2:20: "who left off his kindness to the living and to the dead."
Ruth 3:10: "of the LORD, my daughter: for thou hast showed more kindness than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst"
1 Samuel 15:6: "I destroy you with them: for ye showed kindness to all the children"
1 Samuel 20:8: "Therefore thou shalt deal kindly with thy servant; for thou hast brought"
1 Samuel 20:14: "yet I live show me the kindness of the LORD, not:"
1 Samuel 20:15: "But also thou shalt not cut off thy kindness from my house forever:"
2 Samuel 2:5: "of the LORD, that ye have showed this kindness unto your lord, even unto"
2 Samuel 2:6: "And now the LORD show kindness and truth unto you: and I"
2 Samuel 3:8: "which against Judah do show kindness this day unto the house of Saul"
2 Samuel 7:15: " But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from"
2 Samuel 9:1: "of the house that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?"
2 Samuel 9:3: "of the house of Saul, the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said"
2 Samuel 9:7: "not: for I will surely show thee kindness thy father's"
2 Samuel 10:2: "Then said David, I will show kindness unto Hanun the son"
2 Samuel 10:2: "as his father showed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort"
2 Samuel 15:20: "return thou, and take back thy brethren: mercy and truth be with"
2 Samuel 16:17: "to Hushai, Is this thy kindness to why wentest"
2 Samuel 22:51: "of salvation for his king: and showeth mercy to his anointed, unto David, forevermore."
1 Kings 2:7: "But show kindness unto the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those that eat"
1 Kings 3:6: "David great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth,"
1 Kings 3:6: "for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on"
1 Kings 8:23: "earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk"
1 Kings 20:31: "of the house of Israel are merciful kings: let us, I pray thee, put sackcloth"

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