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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Favor, Favored

Dictionaries :: Favor, Favored

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g5485 Greek: charis

Favor, Favored:

denotes

(a) objectively, "grace in a person, graciousness,"

(b) subjectively,

(1) "grace on the part of a giver, favor, kindness,"

(2) "a sense of favor received, thanks." It is rendered "favor" in Luk 1:30; 2:52; Act 2:47; 7:10, 46; 24:27; 25:9, RV (for AV, "pleasure"); Act 25:3; see more fully under GRACE.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g5487 Greek: charitoo

Favor, Favored:

akin to A, to endow with charis, primarily signified "to make graceful or gracious," and came to denote, in Hellenistic Greek, "to cause to find favor," Luk 1:28, "highly favored" (marg., "endued with grace"); in Eph 1:6, it is translated "made... accepted," AV, "freely bestowed," RV (lit., "graced"); it does not here mean to endue with grace. Grace implies more than favor; grace is a free gift, favor may be deserved or gained.

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