Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3190: yatab (pronounced yaw-tab')

a primitive root; to be (causative) make well, literally (sound, beautiful) or figuratively (happy, successful, right):--be accepted, amend, use aright, benefit, be (make) better, seem best, make cheerful, be comely, + be content, diligent(-ly), dress, earnestly, find favour, give, be glad, do (be, make) good((-ness)), be (make) merry, please (+ well), shew more (kindness), skilfully, X very small, surely, make sweet, thoroughly, tire, trim, very, be (can, deal, entreat, go, have) well (said, seen).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) to be good, be pleasing, be well, be glad

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to be glad, be joyful

1a2) to be well placed

1a3) to be well for, be well with, go well with

1a4) to be pleasing, be pleasing to

1b) (Hiphil)

1b1) to make glad, rejoice

1b2) to do good to, deal well with

1b3) to do well, do thoroughly

1b4) to make a thing good or right or beautiful

1b5) to do well, do right

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 115 times:

Genesis 4:7: "If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin"
Genesis 4:7: "be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto"
Genesis 12:13: "thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of"
Genesis 12:16: " And he entreated Abram well and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants,"
Genesis 32:9: "me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with"
Genesis 32:12: "And thou I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed"
Genesis 32:12: "And thou I will surely do thee good, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed"
Genesis 34:18: "And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son."
Genesis 40:14: "But me when it shall be well with thee, and show kindness, I pray thee,"
Genesis 41:37: "And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants."
Genesis 45:16: "Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants."
Exodus 1:20: "Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty."
Exodus 30:7: "sweet incense every morning: when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense"
Leviticus 5:4: "with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce"
Leviticus 10:19: "me: and if I had eaten the sin offering today, should it have been accepted in the sight of the LORD?"
Leviticus 10:20: "And when Moses that, he was content."
Numbers 10:29: "I will give it you: come thou with us, and we will do thee good: for the LORD hath spoken good"
Numbers 10:32: "that what goodness the LORD shall do unto us, the same will we do"
Numbers 10:32: "the LORD shall do unto us, the same will we do"
Deuteronomy 1:23: "And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of"
Deuteronomy 4:40: "command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong"
Deuteronomy 5:16: "thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD"
Deuteronomy 5:28: "which they have spoken unto thee: they have well said all that they have spoken."
Deuteronomy 5:29: "all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children forever!"
Deuteronomy 6:3: "and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as"
Deuteronomy 6:18: "in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good"
Deuteronomy 8:16: "he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;"
Deuteronomy 9:21: "it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, even until it was as small as dust:"
Deuteronomy 12:25: "Thou shalt not it; that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, when thou shalt do"
Deuteronomy 12:28: "I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee forever,"
Deuteronomy 13:14: "Then shalt thou inquire, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain,"
Deuteronomy 17:4: "And it be told of it, and inquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain,"
Deuteronomy 18:17: "And the LORD unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken."
Deuteronomy 19:18: "And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified"
Deuteronomy 22:7: "and take the young to thee; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days."
Deuteronomy 27:8: "the words of this law very plainly. very plainly."
Deuteronomy 28:63: "the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD"
Deuteronomy 30:5: "thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers."
Joshua 22:30: "and the children of Manasseh spoke, it pleased"
Joshua 22:33: "And the thing pleased the children of Israel; and the children of Israel blessed"
Joshua 24:20: "and consume you, after that he hath done you good."
Judges 17:13: "know I that the LORD will do me good, seeing I have a Levite to my priest."
Judges 18:20: "And the priest's was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image,"
Judges 19:6: "I pray thee, and tarry all night, and let thine heart be merry."
Judges 19:9: "lodge here, that thine heart may be merry; and tomorrow get you early on your way, that thou mayest go"
Judges 19:22: "Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain"
Ruth 3:1: "seek rest for thee, that it may be well"
Ruth 3:7: "and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn:"
Ruth 3:10: "be thou of the LORD, my daughter: for thou hast showed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning,"
1 Samuel 2:32: "in my habitation, in all the wealth which God shall give Israel: and there shall not be"

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