Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #5479: chara (pronounced khar-ah')

from 5463; cheerfulness, i.e. calm delight:--gladness, X greatly, (X be exceeding) joy(-ful, -fully, -fulness, -ous).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) joy, gladness

1a) the joy received from you

1b) the cause or occasion of joy

1b1) of persons who are one' s joy

Part of Speech: noun feminine

Relation: from G5463

Citing in TDNT: 9:359, 1298


This word is used 59 times:

Matthew 2:10: "they rejoiced with exceeding great joy."
Matthew 13:20: "and anon with joy receiveth it;"
Matthew 13:44: "he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth"
Matthew 25:21: "many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord."
Matthew 25:23: "many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord."
Matthew 28:8: "fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word."
Mark 4:16: "immediately receive it with gladness;"
Luke 1:14: "And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many"
Luke 2:10: "behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all"
Luke 8:13: "the word with joy; and these have no"
Luke 10:17: "seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the"
Luke 15:7: "unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over"
Luke 15:10: "I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God"
Luke 24:41: "yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them,"
Luke 24:52: "Jerusalem with great joy:"
John 3:29: "heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice:"
John 3:29: "voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled."
John 15:11: "unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and"
John 15:11: "you, and that your joy might be full."
John 16:20: "sorrow shall be turned into joy."
John 16:21: "the anguish, for joy that a man is born into"
John 16:22: "heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from"
John 16:24: "and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full."
John 17:13: "that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves."
Acts 8:8: "And there was great joy in that city."
Acts 12:14: "the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter"
Acts 13:52: "the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost."
Acts 15:3: "and they caused great joy unto all the"
Acts 20:24: "so that I might finish my course with joy, and the"
Romans 14:17: "and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost."
Romans 15:13: "fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye"
Romans 15:32: "unto you with joy by the will of God, and"
2 Corinthians 1:24: "are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand."
2 Corinthians 2:3: "all, that my joy is the joy of you all."
2 Corinthians 7:4: "I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation."
2 Corinthians 7:13: "the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his"
2 Corinthians 8:2: "the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty"
Galatians 5:22: "Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness,"
Philippians 1:4: "making request with joy,"
Philippians 1:25: "for your furtherance and joy of faith;"
Philippians 2:2: "Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the"
Philippians 2:29: "the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation:"
Philippians 4:1: "and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast"
Colossians 1:11: "and longsuffering with joyfulness;"
1 Thessalonians 1:6: "much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:"
1 Thessalonians 2:19: "is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are"
1 Thessalonians 2:20: "our glory and joy."
1 Thessalonians 3:9: "you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes"
2 Timothy 1:4: "tears, that I may be filled with joy;"
Hebrews 10:34: "of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling"

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