H2896 – towb – טוֹב to be good, appropriate, exemplary

Strong’s ID:
Hebrew Word:
ṭôwb / towb
Part of Speech:
adjective, feminine noun, masculine noun
, pleasant, delightful
, upright, straight
, good, beneficial
Usage Count:
Find “towb” in the Bible (Old Testament)

Equip God’s People Hebrew Lexicon

1) to be good
2) to be appropriate
3) to be exemplary

Word Picture:

“Towb” (or “tov”) is centered around the concept of “goodness.” It can describe anything from the taste of food to the character of a person, but it isn’t limited to just morality or quality. It emphasizes suitability, signifying its perfection and appropriateness for its purpose. Throughout the Old Testament, “towb” is often contrasted with “rah” (), which suggests something is bad, evil, adverse, or undesirable.

When God said His creation was “good,” it was a declaration of the world’s inherent harmony and purpose with His intent. “Towb” can be more than mere desirability, signifying something that aligned with God’s will and intention. It’s about God’s kingdom purposes being manifested.

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Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon

from ; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well):—beautiful, best, better, bountiful, cheerful, at ease, × fair (word), (be in) favour, fine, glad, good (deed, -lier, -liest, -ly, -ness, -s), graciously, joyful, kindly, kindness, liketh (best), loving, merry, × most, pleasant, + pleaseth, pleasure, precious, prosperity, ready, sweet, wealth, welfare, (be) well ([-favoured]).