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חֵפֶץ 'chephets' meaning 'pleasure' or 'delight' Strong's 2656

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This is a word study is about the Hebrew word חֵפֶץ, 'chephets' meaning 'delight' or 'pleasure' Strong's 2656 and gives every verse where the Hebrew word 'chephets' appears. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word chephets appears in the Hebrew, the translation of it is highlighted with bold and yellow. In Hebrew the suffixes and some prepositions are added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, and where this has been done the meaning of the suffix or preposition has been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#1.3 Scriptures for חֵפֶץ 'chephets' meaning 'delight' or 'pleasure' Strong's 2656

1 Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, Has Yahweh as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of Yahweh? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hear than the fat of rams.
18:25 And Saul said, Thus shall you say to David, The king does not desire any dowry, but a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king's enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.

2 Samuel 23:5 For is not my house so with God? Yet he has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, for will he not make it to grow?

1 Kings 5:8 And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have considered the things which you sent to me for: and I will do all your desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir.
5:9 My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon to the sea: and I will make them into floats in the sea and send them to the place that you shall send to me, and I will spread them out there, and you shall receive them: and you shall do my desire, in giving food for my household.
5:10 So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees according to all his desire.
9:11 (Now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar trees and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.
10:13 And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, beside that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned and went to her own country, she and her servants.

2 Chronicles 9:12 And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, beside that which she had brought to the king. So she turned, and went away to her own land, she and her servants.

Job 21:21 For what is his pleasure in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?
22:3 Is it a pleasure to the Almighty, that you are righteous? Or is it gain to him, that you make your ways perfect?
31:16 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;

Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of Yahweh; and in his law does he meditates day and night.
16:3 But to the saints who are on the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
107:30 Then are they glad because they are quiet; so he brings them to the haven of their desire.
111:2 The works of Yahweh are great, sought out of all those who desire them.

Proverbs 3:15 She is more precious than rubies: and all your delights are not to be compared to her.
8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all your delights are not to be compared to her.
31:13 She seeks wool, and flax, and works willingly with her hands.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heaven:
3:17 I said in my heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time for every purpose and for every work.
5:4 When you vow a vow to God, do not defer to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools: pay that which you have vowed.
5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and removing of judgment and justice in a province, do not marvel at the matter: for a high one over a high one is watching; and high ones are over them.
8:6 Because to every purpose there is a time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him.
12:1 Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, while the evil days do not come, nor the years draw near, when you shall say, I have no pleasure in them;
12:10 The preacher sought to find out words of delight: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.

Isaiah 44:28 Who says of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, You shall be built; and to the temple, Your foundation shall be laid.
46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
48:14 All you, assemble yourselves, and hear; who among them has declared these things? Yahweh has loved him: he will do his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.
53:10 Yet it pleased Yahweh to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of Yahweh shall prosper in his hand.
54:12 And I will make your battlements of rubies, and your gates of carbuncles, and all your border stones of delight.
58:3 They say, Why have we fasted, and you do not see? Why have we afflicted our soul, and you do not take knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, and exact all your labors.
58:13 If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of Yahweh, honorable; and shall honour him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words:
62:4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken; nor shall your land anymore be termed, Desolate: but you shall be called, My delight is in her, and your land, Married: for Yahweh delights in you, and your land shall be married.

Jeremiah 22:28 Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? Is he a vessel in which is no pleasure? Why are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they do not know?
48:38 On all the housetops of Moab, and in its streets there is wailing for all: for I have broken Moab like a vessel in which is no pleasure, says Yahweh.
8:8 Israel is swallowed up: now they shall be among the Gentiles as a vessel in which is no pleasure.

Mal 1:10 Who is there even among you who would shut the doors? And do you not kindle fire on my altar in vain? I have no pleasure in you, says Yahweh of hosts, nor will I accept an offering at your hand.
3:12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for you shall be a land of delight, says Yahweh of hosts.

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