International Standard Bible EncyclopediaFAVOR
fa'-ver (chen, ratson, with other Hebrew words; charis): Means generally good will, acceptance, and the benefits flowing from these; in older usage it meant also the countenance, hence, appearance. Alternating in English Versions of the Bible with "grace," it is used chiefly of man, but sometimes also of God (Genesis 18:3; Genesis 30:27; Genesis 39:21 Exodus 3:21 2 Samuel 15:25, "in the eyes of Yahweh," etc.). It is used perhaps in the sense of "countenance" in Proverbs 31:30, "Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain" (the King James Version), where for "favor" the Revised Version (British and American) has "grace"; the reference is to external appearance. "Favored" is used in the sense of "appearance" in the phrase "well-favored" (Genesis 29:17; Genesis 39:6; Genesis 41:2, 4).; conversely, "ill-favored" (Genesis 41:3, 4). For "favor" the Revised Version (British and American) has "have pity on" (Psalm 109:12), "good will" (Proverbs 14:9), "peace" (Songs 8:10); the English Revised Version "grace" (Ruth 2:13), the American Standard Revised Version "kindness" (Esther 2:17 Daniel 1:9), etc. In the American Standard Revised Version "the acceptable year of the Lord" (Isaiah 61:2) is changed Into "the year of Yahweh's favor"; "Do I now persuade men" (Galatians 1:10) into, "Am I now seeking the favor of men," and there are other the Revised Version (British and American) changes.
Greek5483. charizomai -- to show favor, give freely
... to show favor, give freely. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: charizomai Phonetic
Spelling: (khar-id'-zom-ahee) Short Definition: I show favor to, forgive ...
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1914. epiblepo -- to look on (with favor)
5484. charin -- in favor of, for the pleasure of
1523. eisdechomai -- to admit, to receive (into one's favor)
5485. charis -- grace, kindness
5487. charitoo -- to make graceful, endow with grace
5486. charisma -- a gift of grace, a free gift
2107. eudokia -- good pleasure
2643. katallage -- reconciliation
4380. prosopolempteo -- to have respect of persons
Strong's Hebrew2603a. chanan -- to show favor, be gracious
... 2603, 2603a. chanan. 2603b . to show favor, be gracious. Transliteration:
chanan Short Definition: gracious. Word Origin a prim. ...
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2580. chen -- favor, grace
2594. chaninah -- favor
7522. ratson -- goodwill, favor, acceptance, will
8467. techinnah -- favor, supplication for favor
2470b. chalah -- to mollify, appease, entreat the favor of
2592. Channiel -- "favor of God," a Manassite, also an Asherite
2603. chanan -- to show favor, be gracious
8468. Techinnah -- "favor," a descendant of Judah
2604. chanan -- to show favor
Testimonies of the Ancients in Favor of Eusebius.
How He Won the Favor of the People.
Prayer for Special Favor.
Constantine's Enactments in Favor of the Confessors.
Constantine Enacts a Law in Favor of Celibates and of the Clergy.
Favor of the Reader.
There is a Presumption in Favor of the Bible
Whether the Repayment of Gratitude Should Surpass the Favor ...
Whether a Man is Bound to Repay a Favor at Once?
But Infirmity Pleadeth Its Part, and with Favor of the Crowds ...
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) Kind regard; propitious aspect; countenance; friendly disposition; kindness; good will.
2. (n.) The act of countenancing, or the condition of being countenanced, or regarded propitiously; support; promotion; befriending.
3. (n.) A kind act or office; kindness done or granted; benevolence shown by word or deed; an act of grace or good will, as distinct from justice or remuneration.
4. (n.) Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity.
5. (n.) The object of regard; person or thing favored.
6. (n.) A gift or represent; something bestowed as an evidence of good will; a token of love; a knot of ribbons; something worn as a token of affection; as, a marriage favor is a bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a wedding.
7. (n.) Appearance; look; countenance; face.
8. (n.) Partiality; bias.
9. (n.) A letter or epistle; -- so called in civility or compliment; as, your favor of yesterday is received.
10. (n.) Love locks.
11. (n.) To regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have the disposition to aid, or to wish success to; to be propitious to; to countenance; to treat with consideration or tenderness; to show partiality or unfair bias towards.
12. (n.) To afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a weak place favored the entrance of the enemy.
ThesaurusFavor (184 Occurrences)
... something bestowed as an evidence of good will; a token of love; a knot of ribbons;
something worn as a token of affection; as, a marriage favor is a ...FAVOR. ...
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Elect (32 Occurrences)
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Entreat (55 Occurrences)
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Partial (14 Occurrences)
Pleasure (331 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceFavor (184 Occurrences)
Matthew 20:20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, kneeling and asking a certain thing of him.
Luke 1:25 "Thus has the Lord done to me in the days in which he looked at me, to take away my reproach among men."
Luke 1:30 The angel said to her, "Don't be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
Luke 2:14 "Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace, good will toward men."
Luke 2:40 The child was growing, and was becoming strong in spirit, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
Luke 4:19 and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."
Luke 14:12 He also said to the one who had invited him, "When you make a dinner or a supper, don't call your friends, nor your brothers, nor your kinsmen, nor rich neighbors, or perhaps they might also return the favor, and pay you back.
John 5:32 It is another who testifies about me. I know that the testimony which he testifies about me is true.
Acts 2:47 praising God, and having favor with all the people. The Lord added to the assembly day by day those who were being saved.
Acts 7:10 and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. He made him governor over Egypt and all his house.
Acts 7:46 who found favor in the sight of God, and asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob.
Acts 24:27 But when two years were fulfilled, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, and desiring to gain favor with the Jews, Felix left Paul in bonds.
Acts 25:3 asking a favor against him, that he would summon him to Jerusalem; plotting to kill him on the way.
Acts 25:9 But Festus, desiring to gain favor with the Jews, answered Paul and said, "Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem, and be judged by me there concerning these things?"
Romans 4:4 But in the case of a man who works, pay is not reckoned a favour but a debt;
1 Corinthians 4:6 Now these things, brothers, I have in a figure transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that in us you might learn not to think beyond the things which are written, that none of you be puffed up against one another.
2 Corinthians 1:11 you also helping together on our behalf by your supplication; that, for the gift bestowed on us by means of many, thanks may be given by many persons on your behalf.
2 Corinthians 6:2 for he says, "At an acceptable time I listened to you, in a day of salvation I helped you." Behold, now is the acceptable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation.
2 Corinthians 8:4 with much entreaty calling on us to receive the favour and the fellowship of the ministration to the saints,
Galatians 1:10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? For if I were still pleasing men, I wouldn't be a servant of Christ.
Ephesians 1:6 to the praise of the glory of his grace, by which he freely bestowed favor on us in the Beloved,
Ephesians 6:6 not in the way of service only when eyes are on you, as men pleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
Colossians 3:22 Servants, obey in all things those who are your masters according to the flesh, not just when they are looking, as men pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing God.
1 Timothy 5:21 I command you in the sight of God, and Christ Jesus, and the chosen angels, that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing by partiality.
Philemon 1:14 But I was willing to do nothing without your consent, that your goodness would not be as of necessity, but of free will.
1 Peter 2:19 For it is commendable if someone endures pain, suffering unjustly, because of conscience toward God.
1 Peter 2:20 For what glory is it if, when you sin, you patiently endure beating? But if, when you do well, you patiently endure suffering, this is commendable with God.
Revelation 2:6 Yet this you have in your favor: you hate the doings of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
Genesis 4:4 Abel also brought some of the firstborn of his flock and of its fat. Yahweh respected Abel and his offering,
Genesis 4:5 but he didn't respect Cain and his offering. Cain was very angry, and the expression on his face fell.
Genesis 6:8 But Noah found favor in Yahweh's eyes.
Genesis 18:3 and said, "My lord, if now I have found favor in your sight, please don't go away from your servant.
Genesis 19:19 See now, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your loving kindness, which you have shown to me in saving my life. I can't escape to the mountain, lest evil overtake me, and I die.
Genesis 19:21 He said to him, "Behold, I have granted your request concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow the city of which you have spoken.
Genesis 30:27 Laban said to him, "If now I have found favor in your eyes, stay here, for I have divined that Yahweh has blessed me for your sake."
Genesis 31:2 Jacob saw the expression on Laban's face, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.
Genesis 31:5 and said to them, "I see the expression on your father's face, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father has been with me.
Genesis 32:5 I have cattle, donkeys, flocks, male servants, and female servants. I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favor in your sight.'"
Genesis 33:8 Esau said, "What do you mean by all this company which I met?" Jacob said, "To find favor in the sight of my lord."
Genesis 33:10 Jacob said, "Please, no, if I have now found favor in your sight, then receive my present at my hand, because I have seen your face, as one sees the face of God, and you were pleased with me.
Genesis 33:15 Esau said, "Let me now leave with you some of the folk who are with me." He said, "Why? Let me find favor in the sight of my lord."
Genesis 34:11 Shechem said to her father and to her brothers, "Let me find favor in your eyes, and whatever you will tell me I will give.
Genesis 39:4 Joseph found favor in his sight. He ministered to him, and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
Genesis 39:21 But Yahweh was with Joseph, and showed kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
Genesis 47:25 They said, "You have saved our lives! Let us find favor in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants."
Genesis 47:29 The time drew near that Israel must die, and he called his son Joseph, and said to him, "If now I have found favor in your sight, please put your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me. Please don't bury me in Egypt,
Genesis 50:4 When the days of weeping for him were past, Joseph spoke to the house of Pharaoh, saying, "If now I have found favor in your eyes, please speak in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,
Exodus 3:21 I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, and it will happen that when you go, you shall not go empty-handed.
Exodus 11:3 Yahweh gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in the sight of the people.
Exodus 12:36 Yahweh gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. They despoiled the Egyptians.
Exodus 23:3 neither shall you favor a poor man in his cause.
Exodus 32:11 Moses begged Yahweh his God, and said, "Yahweh, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, that you have brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?
Exodus 33:12 Moses said to Yahweh, "Behold, you tell me,'Bring up this people:' and you haven't let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said,'I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.'
Exodus 33:13 Now therefore, if I have found favor in your sight, please show me now your ways, that I may know you, so that I may find favor in your sight: and consider that this nation is your people."
Exodus 33:16 For how would people know that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? Isn't it in that you go with us, so that we are separated, I and your people, from all the people who are on the surface of the earth?"
Exodus 33:17 Yahweh said to Moses, "I will do this thing also that you have spoken; for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name."
Exodus 34:9 He said, "If now I have found favor in your sight, Lord, please let the Lord go in the midst of us; although this is a stiff-necked people; pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance."
Leviticus 26:9 "'I will have respect for you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and will establish my covenant with you.
Numbers 11:11 Moses said to Yahweh, "Why have you treated with your servant so badly? Why haven't I found favor in your sight, that you lay the burden of all this people on me?
Numbers 11:15 If you treat me this way, please kill me right now, if I have found favor in your sight; and don't let me see my wretchedness."
Numbers 32:5 They said, "If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants for a possession; don't bring us over the Jordan."
Deuteronomy 7:2 and Jehovah thy God hath given them before thee, and thou hast smitten them -- thou dost utterly devote them -- thou dost not make with them a covenant, nor dost thou favour them.
Deuteronomy 24:1 When a man takes a wife, and marries her, then it shall be, if she find no favor in his eyes, because he has found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a bill of divorce, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.
Deuteronomy 28:50 a nation of fierce facial expressions, that shall not respect the person of the old, nor show favor to the young,
Deuteronomy 33:16 for the precious things of the earth and its fullness, the good will of him who lived in the bush. Let the blessing come on the head of Joseph, On the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.
Deuteronomy 33:23 Of Naphtali he said, "Naphtali, satisfied with favor, full of the blessing of Yahweh, Possess the west and the south."
Joshua 11:20 For it was of Yahweh to harden their hearts, to come against Israel in battle, that he might utterly destroy them, that they might have no favor, but that he might destroy them, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
Joshua 15:19 She said, "Give me a blessing. Because you have set me in the land of the South, give me also springs of water." He gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
Judges 1:15 She said to him, "Give me a blessing; for that you have set me in the land of the South, give me also springs of water." Then Caleb gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
Judges 6:17 He said to him, "If now I have found favor in your sight, then show me a sign that it is you who talk with me.
Ruth 2:2 Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, "Let me now go to the field, and glean among the ears of grain after him in whose sight I shall find favor." She said to her, "Go, my daughter."
Ruth 2:10 Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said to him, "Why have I found favor in your sight, that you should take knowledge of me, seeing I am a foreigner?"
Ruth 2:13 Then she said, "Let me find favor in your sight, my lord, because you have comforted me, and because you have spoken kindly to your handmaid, though I am not as one of your handmaidens."
1 Samuel 1:18 She said, "Let your handmaid find favor in your sight." So the woman went her way, and ate; and her facial expression wasn't sad any more.
1 Samuel 2:26 The child Samuel grew on, and increased in favor both with Yahweh, and also with men.
1 Samuel 13:12 therefore I said,'Now the Philistines will come down on me to Gilgal, and I haven't entreated the favor of Yahweh.' I forced myself therefore, and offered the burnt offering."
1 Samuel 16:22 Saul sent to Jesse, saying, "Please let David stand before me; for he has found favor in my sight."
1 Samuel 20:3 David swore moreover, and said, "Your father knows well that I have found favor in your eyes; and he says,'Don't let Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved:' but truly as Yahweh lives, and as your soul lives, there is but a step between me and death."
1 Samuel 20:29 He said,'Please let me go, for our family has a sacrifice in the city. My brother has commanded me to be there. Now, if I have found favor in your eyes, let me get away, please, and see my brothers.' Therefore he has not come to the king's table."
1 Samuel 25:8 Ask your young men, and they will tell you. Therefore, let the young men find favor in your eyes; for we come in a good day. Please give whatever comes to your hand, to your servants, and to your son David.'"
1 Samuel 27:5 David said to Achish, "If now I have found favor in your eyes, let them give me a place in one of the cities in the country, that I may dwell there. For why should your servant dwell in the royal city with you?"
1 Samuel 29:4 But the princes of the Philistines were angry with him; and the princes of the Philistines said to him, "Make the man return, that he may go back to his place where you have appointed him, and let him not go down with us to battle, lest in the battle he become an adversary to us. For with what should this fellow reconcile himself to his lord? Should it not be with the heads of these men?
1 Samuel 29:6 Then Achish called David, and said to him, "As Yahweh lives, you have been upright, and your going out and your coming in with me in the army is good in my sight; for I have not found evil in you since the day of your coming to me to this day. Nevertheless, the lords don't favor you.
2 Samuel 2:6 Now may Yahweh show loving kindness and truth to you. I also will reward you for this kindness, because you have done this thing.
2 Samuel 14:22 Joab fell to the ground on his face, and did obeisance, and blessed the king. Joab said, "Today your servant knows that I have found favor in your sight, my lord, king, in that the king has performed the request of his servant."
2 Samuel 15:25 The king said to Zadok, "Carry back the ark of God into the city. If I find favor in the eyes of Yahweh, he will bring me again, and show me both it, and his habitation;
2 Samuel 16:4 Then the king said to Ziba, "Behold, all that pertains to Mephibosheth is yours." Ziba said, "I do obeisance. Let me find favor in your sight, my lord, O king."
1 Kings 11:19 Hadad found great favor in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him as wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.
1 Kings 13:6 The king answered the man of God, "Now entreat the favor of Yahweh your God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored me again." The man of God entreated Yahweh, and the king's hand was restored him again, and became as it was before.
2 Kings 5:1 Now Naaman, captain of the army of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him Yahweh had given victory to Syria: he was also a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper.
2 Kings 13:4 Jehoahaz begged Yahweh, and Yahweh listened to him; for he saw the oppression of Israel, how that the king of Syria oppressed them.
2 Chronicles 33:12 When he was in distress, he begged Yahweh his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.
Ezra 7:28 and has extended loving kindness to me before the king, and his counselors, and before all the king's mighty princes. I was strengthened according to the hand of Yahweh my God on me, and I gathered together out of Israel chief men to go up with me.
Ezra 9:8 Now for a little moment grace has been shown from Yahweh our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.
Nehemiah 1:11 Lord, I beg you, let your ear be attentive now to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants, who delight to fear your name; and please prosper your servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. Now I was cup bearer to the king.
Nehemiah 2:5 I said to the king, If it please the king, and if your servant have found favor in your sight, that you would send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers' tombs, that I may build it.
Nehemiah 5:19 Remember to me, my God, for good, all that I have done for this people.
Nehemiah 13:31 and for the wood offering, at times appointed, and for the first fruits. Remember me, my God, for good.
Esther 2:9 The maiden pleased him, and she obtained kindness from him. He quickly gave her cosmetics and her portions of food, and the seven choice maidens who were to be given her out of the king's house. He moved her and her maidens to the best place in the women's house.
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