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#2. GREEK WORD STUDIES
χάρις 'charis' meaning Grace Strong's 5485

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Introduction 2.1

This is a thorough word study about the meaning of the Greek word χάρις, 'charis' meaning Grace, Strong's 5485, and gives every verse where the Greek word 'charis' appears in the New Testament. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word charis appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with bold and yellow. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.1 Scriptures for χάρις 'charis' meaning Grace Strong's 5485

Luke 1:30 And the angel said to her, Do not fear, Mary: for you have found favour with God.
2:40 And the child grew, and grew strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
4:22 And all bore him witness, and wondered at the gracious words (Lit. words of grace) which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?
6:32 For if you love those who love you, what grace do you have? for sinners also love those that love them.
6:33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what grace do you have? for sinners also do even the same.
6:34 And if you lend to those of whom you hope to receive, what grace do you have? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
17:9 Does he favour that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we saw his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
1:15 John bore witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spoke, He who comes after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
1:16 And of his fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.
1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
7:10 And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.
7:46 Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.
11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cling to the Lord.
13:43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
14:3 A long time therefore they abode speaking boldly in the Lord, who gave testimony to the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
14:26 And from there sailed to Antioch, from where they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.
15:11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
15:40 And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brothers to the grace of God.
18:27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brothers wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he came, helped them much who had believed through grace:
20:24 But none of these things move me, nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
20:32 And now, brothers, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
24:27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to show the Jews a favour, left Paul bound.
25:3 And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.
25:9 But Festus, willing to do the Jews a favour, answered Paul, and said, Will you go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me?

Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
1:6 Among whom are you also the called of Jesus Christ:
1:7 To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
4:4 Now to him who works the reward is not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
5:15 But is it not as the offence, so also the free gift? For if through the offence of one many are dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, has abounded to many.
5:16 And was it not as by one that sinned, so also the gift? For the judgement was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences into justification.
5:17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
5:20 Furthermore the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace much more abounded:
5:21 That as sin has reigned in death, even so might grace reign through righteousness to eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
6:2 May it not be! How shall we, who are dead to sin, live any longer in it?
6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace.
6:15 What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? May it not be!
6:16 Do you not know, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are to whom you obey; whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?
6:17 But grace belongs to God, because you were the servants of sin, but you have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it is of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
12:3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man a measure of faith.
12:4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members do not have the same office:
12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
15:15 Nevertheless, brothers, I have written the more boldly to you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God,
16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
16:24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

1 Corinthians 1:3 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;
3:10 According to the grace of God which is given to me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let every man take heed how he builds on it.
10:30 For if I partake by grace, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?
15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than them all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
15:57 But grace belongs to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
16:3 And when I come, whoever you shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your gift to Jerusalem.
16:23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

2 Corinthians 1:2 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conduct in the world, and more abundantly towards you.
1:15 And in this confidence I was minded to come to you before, that you might have a second favour;
2:14 Now grace belongs to God, who always causes us to triumph in Christ, and makes manifest the taste of his knowledge by us in every place.
4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many rebound to the glory of God.
6:1 We then, as workers together with him, entreat you also that you do not receive the grace of God in vain.
8:1 But we make known to you, brothers, the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
8:2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded to the riches of their grace.
8:3 For to their power, I bear record, yes, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;
8:4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
8:5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us by the will of God.
8:6 So that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.
8:7 Therefore, as you abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that you abound in this grace also.
8:8 I do not speak by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich.
8:16 But grace belongs to God, who put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
8:19 And not that only, but who was also chosen by the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and a witness of your ready mind:
9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
9:14 And by their prayer for you, who long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.
9:15 Grace belongs to God, because of his unspeakable gift.
12:9 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. Amen.

Galatians 1:3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
1:6 I marvel that you are so soon removed from him who called you into the grace of Christ into another gospel:
1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
2:9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given to me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcision.
2:21 I do not set aside the grace of God: for if righteousness comes by the law, then Christ died in vain.
5:4 Christ is of no effect to you, whoever of you are being justified by the law; you have fallen from grace.
6:18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

Ephesians 1:2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, with which he has made us accepted in the beloved.
1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
1:8 In which he has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, has made us alive together with Christ, (by grace you have been saved;)
2:6 And has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
2:7 That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
3:2 If you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me towards you:
3:7 Of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effectual working of his power.
3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
4:7 But to every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.
6:24 Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen

Philippians 1:2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:7 Even as it is fit for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of my grace.
4:23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Colossians 1:2To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ who are at Colosse: Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:6 Which is come to you, as it is in all the world; and brings forth fruit, as it does also in you, since the day you heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:
3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man.
4:18 The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

1 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, to the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

2 Thessalonians 1:2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, who has loved us, and has given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
3:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

1 Timothy 1:2 To Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
6:21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.

2 Timothy 1:2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
1:3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of you in my prayers night and day;
1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
2:1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.

Titus 1:4To Titus, my own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,
2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
3:15 All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen

Philemon 1:3 Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:7 For we have great favour and consolation in your love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by you, brother.
1:25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant, with which he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and has despised the Spirit of grace?
12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fails of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up troubles you, and by it many are defiled;
12:28 Therefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
13:9 Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited those who have been occupied in it.
13:25 Grace be with you all. Amen.

James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Therefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

1 Peter 1:2 Chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, into obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace be to you, and peace, be multiplied.
1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come to you:
1:13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
2:19 For this is grace, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
2:20 For what glory is it, if, when you are buffeted for your faults, you shall take it patiently? but if, when you do well, and suffer for it, you take it patiently, this is grace with God.
3:7 Likewise, you husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers are not hindered.
4:10 As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the various grace of God.
5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble.
5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you.
5:12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother to you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God in which you stand.

2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

2 John 1:3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Revelation 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be to you, and peace, from him who is, and who was, and who is to come; and from the seven Spirits who are before his throne;
22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

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