Favor, Favored - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Favor, Favored

[ A-1,Noun,G5485, charis ]
(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; Luke 2:52; Acts 2:47; Acts 7:10, Acts 7:46; Acts 24:27; Acts 25:9, RV (for AV, "pleasure"); Acts 25:3; See more fully under GRACE.

[ B-1,Verb,G5487, charitoo ]
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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