2656. chephets
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chephets: delight, pleasure
Original Word: חֵ֫פֶץ
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: chephets
Phonetic Spelling: (khay'-fets)
Short Definition: desire

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from chaphets
delight, pleasure
NASB Translation
care (1), delight (8), delightful (2), delights (1), desirable things (1), desire (10), desired (2), event (1), good pleasure (3), matter (1), pleased (1), pleasure (3), precious (1), sight (1), undesirable* (2), what you desire (1).

חֵ֫פֶץ noun masculineProverbs 3:15 delight, pleasure; — ׳ח Isaiah 54:12 20t.; suffix חֶפְצְךָ Isaiah 58:13 etc. + 13 t. suffixes; plural חֲפָצִים Proverbs 8:11; suffix חֲפָצֶיךָ Proverbs 3:15; חֲפָצֶ֖ךָ Isaiah 58:13

1 delight ׳אבני ח Isaiah 54:12 delightful stones; ׳אֶרֶץ ח Malachi 3:12 delightsome land; ׳דִּבְּרֵי ח Ecclesiastes 12:10; so perhaps also ׳בִּגְדֵי ח Ezekiel 27:20 garments of delight, i.e. of beauty and luxury (Gr; ᵑ0 חֹפֶשׁ q. v.); with בְּ of persons Psalm 16:3; Ecclesiastes 5:3; Malachi 1:10; of things 1 Samuel 15:22; 1 Samuel 18:25; Psalm 1:2; Job 21:21; Ecclesiastes 12:1; כְּלִי אֵין חֵפֶץ בּוֺ vessel wherein is no pleasure Jeremiah 22:28; Jeremiah 48:38; Hosea 8:8; הַחֵפֶץ לְשַׁדַּי כִּי Job 22:3 is it a pleasure to Shadday that ?

2 desire, longing דלים ׳מנע מח Job 31:16 withhold the poor from (their) desire; מְחוֺז חֶפְצָם the city of their desire Psalm 107:30; כל חפץ all (one's) desire 2 Samuel 23:5; 1 Kings 5:22; 1 Kings 5:23; 1 Kings 5:24; 1 Kings 9:11; 1 Kings 10:13 2Chronicles 9:12; כל חפצים all things to be desired Proverbs 3:15; Proverbs 8:11.

3 the good pleasure, will, purpose, of Yahweh Isaiah 44:28; Isaiah 46:10; Isaiah 48:14.

4 that in which one takes delight, his business (late), or matter (very late, compare in Mishna = thing) בְּיָדוֺ יִצְלַח ׳חֵפֶץ י the good pleasure (cause, business) of Yahweh will prosper in his hands Isaiah 53:10; ׳מצא ח Isaiah 58:3,13; עֲשׂוֺת חֲפָצֶךָ doing thy affairs Isaiah 58:13 (see De on the passage); בְּחֵפֶץ כַּמֶּיהָ in the business of her hands Proverbs 31:13; עֵתּ לְכָלחֵֿפֶץ time for every matter, affair Ecclesiastes 3:1,17; Ecclesiastes 8:6; אַלֿ תִּתְּמַהּ עַלהַֿחֵפֶץ marvel not at the matter Ecclesiastes 5:7.

Note. — חפץ is not used in any of its forms in E D2 H P of the Hexateuch.

acceptable, delightsome, desire, things desired, matter, pleasant, purpose

From chaphets; pleasure; hence (abstractly) desire; concretely, a valuable thing; hence (by extension) a matter (as something in mind) -- acceptable, delight(-some), desire, things desired, matter, pleasant(-ure), purpose, willingly.

see HEBREW chaphets

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