CHARIS: Grace

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Strong’s Concordance
charis: grace, kindness
Original Word: χάρις, ιτος, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: charis
Phonetic Spelling: (khar’-ece)
Short Definition: grace, favor, kindness
Definition: (a) grace, as a gift or blessing brought to man by Jesus Christ, (b) favor, (c) gratitude, thanks, (d) a favor, kindness.
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Cognate: 5485 xáris (another feminine noun from xar-, “favor, disposed to, inclined, favorable towards, leaning towards to share benefit”) – properly, grace. 5485 (xáris) is preeminently used of the Lord’s favor – freely extended to give Himself away to people (because He is “always leaning toward them”).

5485 /xáris (“grace”) answers directly to the Hebrew (OT) term 2580 /Kaná (“grace, extension-toward”). Both refer to God freely extending Himself (His favor, grace), reaching (inclining) to people because He is disposed to bless (be near) them.

[5485 (xáris) is sometimes rendered “thanks” but the core-idea is “favor, grace” (“extension towards”).]
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NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
Definition
grace, kindness
NASB Translation
blessing (1), concession (1), credit (3), favor (11), gift (1), grace (122), gracious (2), gracious work (3), gratitude (1), thank (3), thankfulness (2), thanks (6).
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Thayer’s Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5485: χάρις

1. properly, that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness: grace of speech: (Ecclesiastes 10:12);

2. good-will, loving-kindness, favor: in a broad sense, χάρις παρά τίνι, (Luke 2:52); Moreover, the word χάρις contains the idea of kindness which bestows upon one what he has not deserved: (Romans 11:6); N. T. writers use χάρις pre-eminently of that kindness by which God bestow: favors even upon the ill-deserving, and grants to sinners the pardon of their offences, and bids them accept of eternal salvation through Christ;

3. what is due to grace;
a. the spiritual condition of one governed by the power of divine grace,
b. a token or proof of grace,
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Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance
grace, favor

From chairo; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude) — acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace(- ious), joy, liberality, pleasure, thank(-s, -worthy).

see GREEK chairo

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