Word Summary
chephets: delight, pleasure
Original Word: חֵפֶץ
Transliteration: chephets
Phonetic Spelling: (khay'-fets)
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: delight, pleasure
Meaning: pleasure, desire, a valuable thing, a matter
Strong's Concordance
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


H2656. chephets

חֵ֫פֶץnoun masculineProverbs 3:15 delight, pleasure; — ׳חIsaiah 54:12 20t.; suffix חֶפְצְךָ58:13 etc. + 13 t. suffixes; plural חֲפָצִיםProverbs 8:11; suffix חֲפָצֶיךָ3:15; חֲפָצֶ֖ךָIsaiah 58:13

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

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

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

4 that in which one takes delight, his business (late), or matter (very late, compare in Mishna = thing) י ׳חֵפֶץ יִצְלַח בְּיָדוֺthe good pleasure (cause, business) of Yahweh will prosper in his hands Isaiah 53:10; ח ׳מצא58:3, 13; חֲפָצֶךָ עֲשׂוֺתdoing thy affairs 58:13 (see De on the passage); כַּמֶּיהָ בְּחֵפֶץin the business of her hands Proverbs 31:13; לְכָלחֵֿפֶץ עֵתּtime for every matter, affair Ecclesiastes 3:1, 17; 8:6; עַלהַֿחֵפֶץ תִּתְּמַהּ אַלֿmarvel not at the matter 5:7.

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