SYNONYMOUS WORDS FOR GRACE, ETC.

This Is Appendix 184 From The Companion Bible.

BY:  E. W. BULLINGER

There are three nouns, two verbs, and one adjective, to be noticed here.

I Nouns.

1. charis = free, undeserved favor ; occ. 156 times, rendered “grace” 130 times; “favour” 6 times; “thank”, “thankworthy”, etc., twelve times; “a pleasure” twice, and “acceptable”, “benefit”, “gift”, “gracious”, “joy”, and “liberality”, once each.

It is not found in Matthew or Mark. In Luke it occurs eight times, rendered “grace”, “gracious”, “favor”, and “thank”. John uses it four times in 1:14, 16, 17. It occurs sixteen times in Acts, 110 times in Paul’s epistles, sixteen times in those of James, Peter, John, and Jude; and twice in the Revelation, at the beginning and the end of that book of judgment (1:4; 22:21).

2. charisma = a gift of grace, a free gift. Occ. seventeen times, always of God’s gift. Rendered “gift” except in Romans 5:15, 16, where it is “free gift”.

3. eupreia. Only in James 1:11, meaning beauty of form, or appearance.

II. Verbs.

1. charizomat = give as an act of grace; hence, forgive. Occ. twenty-three times, twelve being rendered “forgive”. In the Gospels, only in Luke 7:21 (give), verse 42 (frankly forgive), verse 43 (forgive); four times in Acts (3:14, granted; 25:11, 16, deliver; 27:24, give), and sixteen times in Paul’s epistles: renderd forgive, save Romans 8:32. 1 Corinthians 2:12. Galatians 3:18. Philippians 1:29; 2:9. Philemon 22.

2. charitoo = treat with grace. Only in Luke 1:28 (highly favored) and Ephesians 1:6 (make accepted).

III. Adjective.

chrestos = useful, serviceable, from chraomai to use. Occ. seven times; “gracious” in 1 Peter 2:3; “easy”, Matthew 11:30; “better”, Luke 5:39; “kind”, Luke 6:35; Ephesians 4:32; “goodness”, Romans 2:4; “good”, 1 Corinthians 15:33.

  (a) chrestotes (the noun) occ. ten times, and is transl. “goodness”, “kindness”, etc. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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