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Lexicon :: Strong's G5479 - chara


khä-rä' (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 9:359,1298

KJV Translation Count — Total: 59x
The KJV translates Strongs G5479 in the following manner: joy (51x), gladness (3x), joyful (1x), joyous (1x), joyfulness (1x), joyfully (with G3326) (1x), greatly (1x).
Outline of Biblical Usage [?]
  1. joy, gladness

    1. the joy received from you

    2. the cause or occasion of joy

      1. of persons who are one's joy

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
χαρά chará, khar-ah'; from G5463; cheerfulness, i.e. calm delight:—gladness, × greatly, (X be exceeding) joy(-ful, -fully, -fulness, -ous).
Thayer's Greek Lexicon

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Concordance Results Using KJV

Strong's Number G5479 matches the Greek χαρά (chara),
which occurs 59 times in 57 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV
Page 1 / 2 (Mat 2:10–Heb 12:11)

Tools specific to Mat 2:10

Mat 2:10

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. G5479

Tools specific to Mat 13:20

Mat 13:20

But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy G5479 receiveth it;

Tools specific to Mat 13:44

Mat 13:44

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy G5479 thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

Tools specific to Mat 25:21

Mat 25:21

His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy G5479 of thy lord.

Tools specific to Mat 25:23

Mat 25:23

His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy G5479 of thy lord.

Tools specific to Mat 28:8

Mat 28:8

And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; G5479 and did run to bring his disciples word.

Tools specific to Mar 4:16

Mar 4:16

And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; G5479

Tools specific to Luk 1:14

Luk 1:14

And thou shalt have joy G5479 and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

Tools specific to Luk 2:10

Luk 2:10

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, G5479 which shall be to all people.

Tools specific to Luk 8:13

Luk 8:13

They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; G5479 and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

Tools specific to Luk 10:17

Luk 10:17

And the seventy returned again with joy, G5479 saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

Tools specific to Luk 15:7

Luk 15:7

I say unto you, that likewise joy G5479 shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

Tools specific to Luk 15:10

Luk 15:10

Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy G5479 in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

Tools specific to Luk 24:41

Luk 24:41

And while they yet believed not for joy, G5479 and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?

Tools specific to Luk 24:52

Luk 24:52

And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: G5479

Tools specific to Jhn 3:29

Jhn 3:29

He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly G5479 because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy G5479 therefore is fulfilled.

Tools specific to Jhn 15:11

Jhn 15:11

These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy G5479 might remain in you, and that your joy G5479 might be full.

Tools specific to Jhn 16:20

Jhn 16:20

Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. G5479

Tools specific to Jhn 16:21

Jhn 16:21

A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy G5479 that a man is born into the world.

Tools specific to Jhn 16:22

Jhn 16:22

And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy G5479 no man taketh from you.

Tools specific to Jhn 16:24

Jhn 16:24

Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy G5479 may be full.

Tools specific to Jhn 17:13

Jhn 17:13

And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy G5479 fulfilled in themselves.

Tools specific to Act 8:8

Act 8:8

And there was great joy G5479 in that city.

Tools specific to Act 12:14

Act 12:14

And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, G5479 but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.

Tools specific to Act 13:52

Act 13:52

And the disciples were filled with joy, G5479 and with the Holy Ghost.

Tools specific to Act 15:3

Act 15:3

And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy G5479 unto all the brethren.

Tools specific to Act 20:24

Act 20:24

But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, G5479 and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Tools specific to Rom 14:17

Rom 14:17

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy G5479 in the Holy Ghost.

Tools specific to Rom 15:13

Rom 15:13

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy G5479 and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Tools specific to Rom 15:32

Rom 15:32

That I may come unto you with joy G5479 by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.

Tools specific to 2Co 1:24

2Co 1:24

Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: G5479 for by faith ye stand.

Tools specific to 2Co 2:3

2Co 2:3

And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy G5479 is the joy of you all.

Tools specific to 2Co 7:4

2Co 7:4

Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful G5479 in all our tribulation.

Tools specific to 2Co 7:13

2Co 7:13

Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy G5479 of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all.

Tools specific to 2Co 8:2

2Co 8:2

How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy G5479 and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

Tools specific to Gal 5:22

Gal 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, G5479 peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Tools specific to Phl 1:4

Phl 1:4

Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, G5479

Tools specific to Phl 1:25

Phl 1:25

And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy G5479 of faith;

Tools specific to Phl 2:2

Phl 2:2

Fulfil ye my joy, G5479 that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

Tools specific to Phl 2:29

Phl 2:29

Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; G5479 and hold such in reputation:

Tools specific to Phl 4:1

Phl 4:1

Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy G5479 and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

Tools specific to Col 1:11

Col 1:11

Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; G5479

Tools specific to 1Th 1:6

1Th 1:6

And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy G5479 of the Holy Ghost:

Tools specific to 1Th 2:19

1Th 2:19

For what is our hope, or joy, G5479 or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

Tools specific to 1Th 2:20

1Th 2:20

For ye are our glory and joy. G5479

Tools specific to 1Th 3:9

1Th 3:9

For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy G5479 wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God;

Tools specific to 2Ti 1:4

2Ti 1:4

Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy; G5479

Tools specific to Heb 10:34

Heb 10:34

For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully G5479 the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.

Tools specific to Heb 12:2

Heb 12:2

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy G5479 that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Tools specific to Heb 12:11

Heb 12:11

Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, G5479 but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

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1. Mat 2:10–Heb 12:11

2. Heb 13:17–3Jo 1:4

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