Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Desire, favour, like, move, have pleasure, will, would, properly, to incline to

Hebrew: חָפֵץ, ḥāpēṣ (H2654)

70 King James Bible Verses

Here are any at all, delight, desire, favour and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word חָפֵץ mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H2654

Hebrew Base Word: חָפֵץ

Part of speech: Verb

Usage: × any at all, (have, take) delight, desire, favour, like, move, be (well) pleased, have pleasure, will, would

Definition: Properly, to incline to; by implication (literally but rarely) to bend; figuratively, to be pleased with, desire.

Detailed definition:

  1. To delight in, take pleasure in, desire, be pleased with.
    1. (Qal).
      1. Of men.
        1. To take pleasure in, delight in.
        2. To delight, desire, be pleased to do.
      2. Of God.
        1. To delight in, have pleasure in.
        2. To be pleased to do.
  2. To move, bend down.
    1. (Qal) to bend down.

Derived terms: A primitive root.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ħɔːˈpet͡sˤ
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: χɑːˈfet͡s
  3. Transliteration: ḥāpēṣ
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: haw-PAYTS
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ha-FAYTS

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