Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #2654: chaphets (pronounced khaw-fates')

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.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) to delight in, take pleasure in, desire, be pleased with

1a) (Qal)

1a1) of men

1a1a) to take pleasure in, delight in

1a1b) to delight, desire, be pleased to do

1a2) of God

1a2a) to delight in, have pleasure in

1a2b) to be pleased to do

2) to move, bend down

2a) (Qal) to bend down

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 76 times:

Genesis 34:19: "to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was more honorable"
Numbers 14:8: "If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this and give"
Deuteronomy 21:14: "And it shall be, if thou have no delight in her, then thou shalt let her go whither she will; but thou shalt not"
Deuteronomy 25:7: "And if the man like not to take then let his brother's wife"
Deuteronomy 25:8: "unto him: and if he stand I like not to take"
Judges 13:23: "said unto him, If the LORD were pleased to kill have received a burnt offering"
Ruth 3:13: "let him do the kinsman's part: but if he will not do the part of a kinsman to thee, then will I do the part of a kinsman"
1 Samuel 2:25: "of their father, because the LORD would slay"
1 Samuel 18:22: "and say, Behold, the king hath delight in thee, and all his servants love thee: now"
1 Samuel 19:2: "But Jonathan Saul's son delighted much in David: told"
2 Samuel 15:26: "he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, to me as seemeth"
2 Samuel 20:11: "stood by him, and said, He favoreth Joab, and he"
2 Samuel 22:20: "also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted"
2 Samuel 24:3: "the king may see it: but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing?"
1 Kings 9:1: "Solomon's desire which he was pleased to do,"
1 Kings 10:9: "the LORD thy God, which delighted thee on the throne of Israel:"
1 Kings 21:6: "for money; or else, if it please thee, I will give thee another vineyard for"
2 Chronicles 9:8: "the LORD thy God, which delighted thee on his throne, to be king"
Esther 2:14: "more, except the king delighted in her, and that she were called by name."
Esther 6:6: "whom the king delighteth to honor? Now Haman thought in his heart,"
Esther 6:6: "in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honor more than to"
Esther 6:7: "the king, For the man whom the king delighteth to honor,"
Esther 6:9: "the man withal whom the king delighteth to honor, and bring him on"
Esther 6:9: "shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honor."
Esther 6:11: "unto the man whom the king delighteth to honor."
Job 9:3: "If he will contend with him, he cannot answer of"
Job 13:3: "would speak to the Almighty, and I desire with God."
Job 21:14: "unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not of thy ways."
Job 33:32: "answer me: speak, for I desire to justify"
Job 40:17: " He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones"
Psalms 18:19: "also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted"
Psalms 22:8: "that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted"
Psalms 37:23: "of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way."
Psalms 40:6: "Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: and sin offering"
Psalms 40:8: " I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within"
Psalms 41:11: "By this I know that thou favorest me, because mine enemy triumph"
Psalms 51:6: "Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know"
Psalms 51:16: "For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest in burnt offering."
Psalms 51:19: "Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: shall they offer"
Psalms 68:30: "of silver: scatter thou the people that delight in war."
Psalms 73:25: "have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside"
Psalms 109:17: "As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, from"
Psalms 112:1: "that feareth that delighteth greatly in his commandments."
Psalms 115:3: "is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased."
Psalms 119:35: "in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight."
Psalms 135:6: "Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth,"
Psalms 147:10: " He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs"
Proverbs 18:2: "A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart"
Proverbs 21:1: "of water: it whithersoever he will."
Ecclesiastes 8:3: "thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth"

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