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Entry for Strong's #5479 - χαρά

Transliteration
chará
Phonetics
khar-ah'  
Word Origin
from (5463)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
9:359,1298
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. joy, gladness
    1. the joy received from you
    2. the cause or occasion of joy
      1. of persons who are one's joy
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1524 ‑ גִּיל (gheel);  4234 ‑ מָחוֹל (maw‑khole');  7440 ‑ רִנָּה (rin‑naw');  7442 ‑ רָנַן (raw‑nan');  7814 ‑ שְׂחֹק (sekh‑oke', sekh‑oke');  8057 ‑ שִׂמְחָה (sim‑khaw');  8342 ‑ שָׂשׂן (saw‑sone', saw‑sone');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (59) NAS (59) HCS (59)
Matthew 6
Mark 1
Luke 8
John 7
Acts 5
Romans 3
2 Corinthians 5
Galatians 1
Philippians 5
Colossians 1
1 Thessalonians 4
2 Timothy 1
Hebrews 4
James 2
1 Peter 1
1 John 1
2 John 1
3 John 1
Matthew 6
Mark 1
Luke 8
John 7
Acts 4
Romans 3
2 Corinthians 5
Galatians 1
Philippians 5
Colossians 1
1 Thessalonians 4
2 Timothy 1
Philemon 1
Hebrews 4
James 2
1 Peter 1
1 John 1
2 John 1
3 John 1
Matthew 6
Mark 1
Luke 8
John 9
Acts 4
Romans 3
2 Corinthians 5
Galatians 1
Philippians 5
Colossians 1
1 Thessalonians 4
2 Timothy 1
Philemon 1
Hebrews 4
James 2
1 Peter 1
1 John 1
2 John 1
3 John 1
BYZ TIS TR
N-ASF 13
N-DSF 6
N-GSF 23
N-NSF 17
N-ASF 13
N-DSF 6
N-GSF 22
N-NSF 17
N-ASF 14
N-DSF 6
N-GSF 23
N-NSF 17
NA WH
N-ASF 13
N-DSF 6
N-GSF 22
N-NSF 16
N-VSF 1
N-ASF 17
N-DSF 9
N-GSF 23
N-NSF 19


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

χᾰρά, ἡ:

(χαίρω):

joy, delight, first in Sapph. Supp. 1.6, then in Trag. and (less freq.) in Com. and Prose: c. gen., στόματος ἐν πρώτῃ χ., of a hungry man, A. Fr. 258; c. gen. objecti, joy in or at a thing, μελέων E. Alc. 579 (lyr.); πρὸς χαρὰν λόγων in accordance with joyous tidings, S. Tr. 179 (v.l. cross χάριν) ; κέρτομος θεοῦ χ. a joy sent by some mocking god, E. Alc. 1125; ἅμα χαρᾷ δακρυούσας X. HG 7.2.9; χ. ἐπί τινι Pl. Def. 413e; ἔδωκας ἡμῖν χ. S. Tr. 201; ἐλάβομεν χ. E. Ion 1449 (lyr.); ἐμπλῆσαί τινα χαρᾶς Id. Ph. 170; χαρά μ' ὑφέρπει A. Ag. 270; λέγεις μοι χαράν wishest me joy, Ar. Pl. 637 (lyr.); χ. ἐνεργάσασθαι Gorg. Hel. 8; χαίρειν ἀνδραπόδων τινὰ χαράν Plu. 2.1091e, cf. Matthew 2:10; ἡδονὴ καὶ τέρψις καὶ χ. Pl. Phlb. 19; ἀπορέουσι.. χαρᾶς Democr. 293, cf. Epicur. Fr. 2; ζήλου καὶ χαρᾶς καὶ ἐπαίνων ἡ πόλις ἦν μεστή D. 18.217; εἴσελθε εἰς τήν χ. τοῦ Κυρίου σου Matthew 25:21 : χαρᾷ with joy, A. Ag. 1630, Ch. 233, etc.; μετὰ χαρᾶς Com.Adesp. 771, X. Hier. 1.25, LXX 1 Chronicles 29:22, al.; μετὰ μεγάλης χ. Plb. 21.34.12 (s.v.l.); μετὰ πολλῆς χ. BGU 1141.3 (i B. C.), cf. 1768.7 (i B. C.); χαρᾶς ὕπο A. Ag. 541; ὑπὸ χ. X. Cyn. 6.15; σὺν χαρᾷ S. El. 934, etc.; opp. λύπη, Sor. 1.46, al.

II in concrete sense, a joy, of persons, χ. μου Philippians 4:1; 1 Thessalonians 2:20.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

χαρά, χαρᾶς, (χαίρω), from Aeschylus and Sophocles down, the Sept. for שִׂמְחָה and שָׂשׂון, joy, gladness; a: Luke 1:14; Luke 15:7, 10; John 15:11; John 16:22, 24; John 17:13; Acts 8:8; 2 Corinthians 7:13; 2 Corinthians 8:2; Galatians 5:22; Colossians 1:11; Philippians 2:2; 1 John 1:4; 2 John 1:12; opposed to κατήφεια, James 4:9; opposed to λύπη, John 16:20; 2 Corinthians 2:3; Hebrews 12:11; ὑμῶν, i. e. the joy received from you, 2 Corinthians 1:24 (opposed to the 'sorrow' which Paul on returning to Corinth would both experience and give, 2 Corinthians 2:1-3); χαρά τῆς πίστεως, springing from faith, Philippians 1:25; χαίρειν χαράν μέγαν Matthew 2:10 (Winers Grammar, § 32, 2; Buttmann, 131, 5); ἀγαλλίασθαι χαρά, 1 Peter 1:8; χαράν (Rec.st χάριν) πολλήν ἐήξειν ἐπί with a dative of the thing, Philemon 1:7; πληροῦν τινα χαρᾶς, Romans 15:13; πληροῦσθαι χαρᾶς, Acts 13:52; 2 Timothy 1:4; ποιεῖν τίνι χαράν μεγάλην, Acts 15:3; ἀπό τῆς χαρᾶς, for joy, Matthew 13:44; Luke 24:41; Acts 12:14; ἐν χαρά (ἔρχεσθαι), Romans 15:32; μετά χαρᾶς, with joy, Matthew 13:20; Matthew 28:8; Mark 4:16; Luke 8:13; Luke 10:17; Luke 24:52; Acts 20:24 Rec.; Philippians 1:4; Philippians 2:29; Hebrews 10:34; Hebrews 13:17 (Polybius 11, 33, 7; 22, 17, 12; Xenophon, Hiero 1, 25); with πνεύματος ἁγίου added, joy wrought by the Holy Spirit, 1 Thessalonians 1:6; χαρά ἐν πνεύματι ἁγίῳ, joyousness caused by (cf. ἐν, I. 6 (p. 211{b} bottom) and Buttmann, § 133, 23) the Holy Spirit, Romans 14:17; χαρά ἐπί τίνι, 2 Corinthians 7:4; χαίρειν χαρά διά τί, John 3:29 (cf. χαίρω, a.); also διά τινα (a relative pronoun intervening), 1 Thessalonians 3:9; χαρά ὅτι, John 16:21; χαρά ἵνα (see ἵνα, II. 2 d.), 3 John 1:4.

b. by metonymy, the cause or occasion of joy: Luke 2:10; James 1:2; (so 2 Corinthians 1:15 WH text Tr marginal reading (others, χάρις, which see 3 b.)); of persons who are one's 'joy': 1 Thessalonians 2:19; Philippians 4:1; of a joyful condition or state: ἀντί ... χαρᾶς, to attain to blessedness at the right hand of God in heaven, Hebrews 12:2; the same idea is expressed in the parable by the words, χαρά τοῦ κυρίου, the blessedness which the Lord enjoys, Matthew 25:21, 23.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

χαρά , -ᾶς ,

(< χαίρω ),

[in LXX for H8057, H8342, etc.;]

joy, delight: Luke 1:14; Luke 15:7; Luke 15:10, John 15:11; John 16:22; John 16:24; John 17:13, Acts 8:8, 2 Corinthians 1:24; 2 Corinthians 7:13; 2 Corinthians 8:2, Galatians 5:22, Colossians 1:11, Philippians 2:2, 1 John 1:4, 2 John 1:12; opp. to κατήφεια , James 4:9; to λύπη , John 16:20; χ . τῆς πίστεως , Philippians 1:25; ἀγαλλιᾶσθαι (χαίρειν , q.v.), χαρᾷ , John 3:29, 1 Peter 1:8; χ . ἔχειν , Philemon 1:7; πληροῦν (-οῦσθαι ) χαρᾶς , Acts 13:52, Romans 15:13, 2 Timothy 1:4; ποιεῖν χ . μεγάλην , Acts 15:3; ἀπὸ τῆς χ ., Matthew 13:44, Luke 24:41, Acts 12:14; ἐν χ ., Romans 15:32; μετὰ χαρᾶς , Matthew 13:20; Matthew 28:8, Mark 4:16, Luke 8:13; Luke 10:17; Luke 24:52, Philippians 1:4; Philippians 2:29, Hebrews 10:34; Hebrews 13:17; id. seq.πνεύματος ἁγίου , 1 Thessalonians 1:6; χ . ἐν Papyri , Romans 14:17; χ . ἐπί , 2 Corinthians 7:4; διά , 1 Thessalonians 3:9; ὅτι , John 16:21; ἵνα , 3 John 1:4 By meton., of the cause or occasion of joy: Luke 2:10, 2 Corinthians 1:15, WH, txt., R, mg., Philippians 4:1, 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20, Hebrews 12:2, James 1:2; ἡ χ . τ . κυρίου , Matthew 25:21; Matthew 25:23.†


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";falsehood,"; ";untruth"; : cf. Chrest. I. 110A.18 (B.C. 110) οὐθὲν ψεῦδος ἐν τῷ ὅρκῳ ἐστίν, and the Delphic precept Syll 1268ii. 27 ψεῦδος αἰσχύνο [υ. In 2Th. 2:11 τῷ ψεύδει is contrasted with τῆς ἀληθείας (ver. 10). Note that ";among the Persians ‘the Lie’ (Drauga, akin to the Avestan demon Druj) is a comprehensive term for all evil"; (Moulton Exp T xviii. p. 537).

 

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List of Word Forms
χαρα χαρά χαρὰ χαρᾷ χαραν χαράν χαρὰν χαρας χαράς χαρᾶς χάριν chara chará charà charā̂i charan charàn charas charâs charin chárin
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