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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Favor, Favored

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A — 1: χάρις
(Strong's #5485 — Noun Feminine — charis — khar'-ece )

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 Luke 1:30 ; 2:52 ; Acts 2:47 ; 7:10,46 ; 24:27 ; 25:9 , RV (for AV, "pleasure"); Acts 25:3 ; see more fully under GRACE.

B — 1: χαριτόω
(Strong's #5487 — Verb — charitoo — khar-ee-to'-o )

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," Luke 1:28 , "highly favored" (marg., "endued with grace"); in Ephesians 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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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Favor, Favored'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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Monday, November 18th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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