Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #5485: charis (pronounced khar'-ece)

from 5463; 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).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) grace

1a) that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness: grace of speech

2) good will, loving-kindness, favour

2a) of the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues

3) what is due to grace

3a) the spiritual condition of one governed by the power of divine grace

3b) the token or proof of grace, benefit

3b1) a gift of grace

3b2) benefit, bounty

4) thanks, (for benefits, services, favours), recompense, reward

Part of Speech: noun feminine

Relation: from G5463

Citing in TDNT: 9:372, 1298


This word is used 156 times:

Luke 1:30: "Mary: for thou hast found favor with God."
Luke 2:40: "filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him."
Luke 2:52: "and stature, and in favor with God and man."
Luke 4:22: "and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of"
Luke 6:32: "them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners"
Luke 6:33: "to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners"
Luke 6:34: "ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners"
Luke 17:9: " Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded"
John 1:14: "of the Father,) full of grace and truth."
John 1:16: "we received, and grace for grace."
John 1:16: "and grace for grace."
John 1:17: "was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by"
Acts 2:47: "God, and having favor with all the people."
Acts 4:33: "Jesus: and great grace was upon them all."
Acts 7:10: "and gave him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh"
Acts 7:46: "Who found favor before God, and desired to find"
Acts 11:23: "and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted"
Acts 13:43: "them to continue in the grace of God."
Acts 14:3: "unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and"
Acts 14:26: "they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work"
Acts 15:11: "we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ"
Acts 15:40: "the brethren unto the grace of God."
Acts 18:27: "them much which had believed through grace:"
Acts 20:24: "Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God."
Acts 20:32: "to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give"
Acts 24:27: "and Felix, willing to show the Jews a pleasure, left"
Acts 25:3: "And desired favor against him, that he would send for him to"
Acts 25:9: "to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Wilt"
Romans 1:5: "By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience"
Romans 1:7: "of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from"
Romans 3:24: "Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that"
Romans 4:4: "not reckoned of grace, but of debt."
Romans 4:16: "it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be"
Romans 5:2: "by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and"
Romans 5:15: "much more the grace of God, and the gift"
Romans 5:15: "the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus"
Romans 5:17: "more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness"
Romans 5:20: "where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:"
Romans 5:21: "death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto"
Romans 6:1: "Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?"
Romans 6:14: "the law, but under grace."
Romans 6:15: "the law, but under grace? God forbid."
Romans 6:17: "But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but"
Romans 11:5: "a remnant according to the election of grace."
Romans 11:6: "And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace"
Romans 11:6: "of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But"
Romans 11:6: "grace is no more grace. But if it be of works,"
Romans 11:6: "works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more"
Romans 12:3: "I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is"
Romans 12:6: "differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy,"

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