5479. chara
Strong's Concordance
chara: joy, delight
Original Word: χαρά, ᾶς, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: chara
Phonetic Spelling: (khar-ah')
Definition: joy, delight
Usage: joy, gladness, a source of joy.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 5479 xará (another feminine noun from the root xar-, "extend favor, lean towards, be favorably disposed") – properly, the awareness (of God's) grace, favor; joy ("grace recognized").

[The etymological link between 5463 /xaírō ("rejoice because of grace"), 5479 /xará ("joy because of grace") and 5485 /xáris ("grace") – i.e. that they are all cognates – is observed by LS (p 1,976), Zod (Dict), CBL, Wigram's Englishman's Greek Concordance (Ed. Ralph Winters), Word Study Greek-English NT (Tyndale, Ed. Paul McReynolds) – see also DNTT (2,356) and TDNT (9; 359,60).

TDNT likewise groups them as cognates, referring to 5479 (xará) as the noun-form (nomen actionis), discussing them separately in light of their distinct connotations.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from chairó
joy, delight
NASB Translation
greatly (1), joy (54), joyful (1), joyfully (1), joyously (1), rejoicing (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5479: χαρά

χαρά, χαρᾶς, (χαίρω), from Aeschylus and Sophocles down, the Sept. for שִׂמְחָה and שָׂשׂון, joy, gladness; a: Luke 1:14; Luke 15:7, 10; John 15:11; John 16:22, 24; John 17:13; Acts 8:8; 2 Corinthians 7:13; 2 Corinthians 8:2; Galatians 5:22; Colossians 1:11; Philippians 2:2; 1 John 1:4; 2 John 1:12; opposed to κατήφεια, James 4:9; opposed to λύπη, John 16:20; 2 Corinthians 2:3; Hebrews 12:11; ὑμῶν, i. e. the joy received from you, 2 Corinthians 1:24 (opposed to the 'sorrow' which Paul on returning to Corinth would both experience and give, 2 Corinthians 2:1-3); χαρά τῆς πίστεως, springing from faith, Philippians 1:25; χαίρειν χαράν μέγαν Matthew 2:10 (Winers Grammar, § 32, 2; Buttmann, 131, 5); ἀγαλλίασθαι χαρά, 1 Peter 1:8; χαράν (Rec.st χάριν) πολλήν ἐήξειν ἐπί with a dative of the thing, Philemon 1:7; πληροῦν τινα χαρᾶς, Romans 15:13; πληροῦσθαι χαρᾶς, Acts 13:52; 2 Timothy 1:4; ποιεῖν τίνι χαράν μεγάλην, Acts 15:3; ἀπό τῆς χαρᾶς, for joy, Matthew 13:44; Luke 24:41; Acts 12:14; ἐν χαρά (ἔρχεσθαι), Romans 15:32; μετά χαρᾶς, with joy, Matthew 13:20; Matthew 28:8; Mark 4:16; Luke 8:13; Luke 10:17; Luke 24:52; Acts 20:24 Rec.; Philippians 1:4; Philippians 2:29; Hebrews 10:34; Hebrews 13:17 (Polybius 11, 33, 7; 22, 17, 12; Xenophon, Hiero 1, 25); with πνεύματος ἁγίου added, joy wrought by the Holy Spirit, 1 Thessalonians 1:6; χαρά ἐν πνεύματι ἁγίῳ, joyousness caused by (cf. ἐν, I. 6 (p. 211{b} bottom) and Buttmann, § 133, 23) the Holy Spirit, Romans 14:17; χαρά ἐπί τίνι, 2 Corinthians 7:4; χαίρειν χαρά διά τί, John 3:29 (cf. χαίρω, a.); also διά τινα (a relative pronoun intervening), 1 Thessalonians 3:9; χαρά ὅτι, John 16:21; χαρά ἵνα (see ἵνα, II. 2 d.), 3 John 1:4.

b. by metonymy, the cause or occasion of joy: Luke 2:10; James 1:2; (so 2 Corinthians 1:15 WH text Tr marginal reading (others, χάρις, which see 3 b.)); of persons who are one's 'joy': 1 Thessalonians 2:19; Philippians 4:1; of a joyful condition or state: ἀντί ... χαρᾶς, to attain to blessedness at the right hand of God in heaven, Hebrews 12:2; the same idea is expressed in the parable by the words, χαρά τοῦ κυρίου, the blessedness which the Lord enjoys, Matthew 25:21, 23.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
gladness, joy

From chairo; cheerfulness, i.e. Calm delight -- gladness, X greatly, (X be exceeding) joy(-ful, -fully, -fulness, -ous).

see GREEK chairo

Forms and Transliterations
χαρα χαρά χαρὰ χαρᾷ χαραν χαράν χαρὰν χαρας χαράς χαρᾶς χάριν chara chará charà charā̂i charan charàn charas charâs charin chárin
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 2:10 N-AFS
GRK: ἀστέρα ἐχάρησαν χαρὰν μεγάλην σφόδρα
NAS: exceedingly with great joy.
KJV: with exceeding great joy.
INT: star they rejoiced [with] joy great exceedingly

Matthew 13:20 N-GFS
GRK: εὐθὺς μετὰ χαρᾶς λαμβάνων αὐτόν
NAS: and immediately receives it with joy;
KJV: anon with joy receiveth it;
INT: immediately with joy receives it

Matthew 13:44 N-GFS
GRK: ἀπὸ τῆς χαρᾶς αὐτοῦ ὑπάγει
NAS: and hid [again]; and from joy over it he goes
KJV: and for joy thereof goeth
INT: for the joy of it goes

Matthew 25:21 N-AFS
GRK: εἰς τὴν χαρὰν τοῦ κυρίου
NAS: enter into the joy of your master.'
KJV: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
INT: into the joy of the master

Matthew 25:23 N-AFS
GRK: εἰς τὴν χαρὰν τοῦ κυρίου
NAS: enter into the joy of your master.'
KJV: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
INT: into the joy of the master

Matthew 28:8 N-GFS
GRK: φόβου καὶ χαρᾶς μεγάλης ἔδραμον
NAS: and great joy and ran
KJV: and great joy; and did run to bring
INT: fear and joy great they ran

Mark 4:16 N-GFS
GRK: εὐθὺς μετὰ χαρᾶς λαμβάνουσιν αὐτόν
NAS: immediately receive it with joy;
KJV: it with gladness;
INT: immediately with joy receive it

Luke 1:14 N-NFS
GRK: καὶ ἔσται χαρά σοι καὶ
NAS: You will have joy and gladness,
KJV: thou shalt have joy and gladness;
INT: And he will be joy to you and

Luke 2:10 N-AFS
GRK: εὐαγγελίζομαι ὑμῖν χαρὰν μεγάλην ἥτις
NAS: of great joy which
KJV: of great joy, which
INT: I bring good news to you [of] joy great which

Luke 8:13 N-GFS
GRK: ἀκούσωσιν μετὰ χαρᾶς δέχονται τὸν
NAS: the word with joy; and these
KJV: the word with joy; and these
INT: they hear with joy receive the

Luke 10:17 N-GFS
GRK: δύο μετὰ χαρᾶς λέγοντες Κύριε
NAS: returned with joy, saying,
KJV: returned again with joy, saying, Lord,
INT: two with joy saying Lord

Luke 15:7 N-NFS
GRK: ὅτι οὕτως χαρὰ ἐν τῷ
NAS: you that in the same way, there will be [more] joy in heaven
KJV: that likewise joy shall be in
INT: that thus joy in

Luke 15:10 N-NFS
GRK: ὑμῖν γίνεται χαρὰ ἐνώπιον τῶν
NAS: I tell you, there is joy in the presence
KJV: there is joy in the presence
INT: to you there is joy before the

Luke 24:41 N-GFS
GRK: ἀπὸ τῆς χαρᾶς καὶ θαυμαζόντων
NAS: [it] because of their joy and amazement,
KJV: believed not for joy, and wondered,
INT: for the joy and were wondering

Luke 24:52 N-GFS
GRK: Ἰερουσαλὴμ μετὰ χαρᾶς μεγάλης
NAS: to Jerusalem with great joy,
KJV: with great joy:
INT: Jerusalem with joy great

John 3:29 N-DFS
GRK: ἀκούων αὐτοῦ χαρᾷ χαίρει διὰ
NAS: him, rejoices greatly because
KJV: rejoiceth greatly because
INT: hears him with joy rejoices because of

John 3:29 N-NFS
GRK: οὖν ἡ χαρὰ ἡ ἐμὴ
NAS: this joy of mine
KJV: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
INT: then the joy of me

John 15:11 N-NFS
GRK: ἵνα ἡ χαρὰ ἡ ἐμὴ
NAS: to you so that My joy may be in you, and [that] your joy
KJV: that my joy might remain in
INT: that joy my

John 15:11 N-NFS
GRK: καὶ ἡ χαρὰ ὑμῶν πληρωθῇ
NAS: that My joy may be in you, and [that] your joy may be made full.
KJV: and [that] your joy might be full.
INT: and the joy of you might be full

John 16:20 N-AFS
GRK: ὑμῶν εἰς χαρὰν γενήσεται
NAS: will be turned into joy.
KJV: shall be turned into joy.
INT: of you to joy will turn

John 16:21 N-AFS
GRK: διὰ τὴν χαρὰν ὅτι ἐγεννήθη
NAS: because of the joy that a child
KJV: the anguish, for joy that a man
INT: on account of the joy that has been born

John 16:22 N-AFS
GRK: καὶ τὴν χαρὰν ὑμῶν οὐδεὶς
NAS: [will] take your joy away
KJV: and your joy no man taketh
INT: and the joy of you no one

John 16:24 N-NFS
GRK: ἵνα ἡ χαρὰ ὑμῶν ᾖ
NAS: so that your joy may be made full.
KJV: that your joy may be full.
INT: that the joy of you might be

John 17:13 N-AFS
GRK: ἔχωσιν τὴν χαρὰν τὴν ἐμὴν
NAS: that they may have My joy made full
KJV: they might have my joy fulfilled in
INT: they might have joy my

Acts 8:8 N-NFS
GRK: δὲ πολλὴ χαρὰ ἐν τῇ
NAS: there was much rejoicing in that city.
KJV: there was great joy in that
INT: moreover great joy in the

Strong's Greek 5479
59 Occurrences

χαρά — 23 Occ.
χαρὰν — 14 Occ.
χαρᾶς — 22 Occ.

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