charisma: a gift of grace, a free giftOriginal Word: χάρισμα, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (khar'-is-mah)
Short Definition: an undeserved favor
Definition: a gift of grace, an undeserved favor.
Cognate: 5486 xárisma (from "grace," 5485 /xáris) – properly, the operation of grace (divine favor), i.e. a grace-endowment to edify the Church (note the -ma suffix, focusing on the end-result of the endowment of grace).
5486 /xárisma ("grace-gift") divinely empowers a believer to share God's work with others, i.e. Spirit-empowered service to the Church to carry out His plan for His people.
[5486 /xárisma (but not limited to) "spiritual gifts." xarismata (the plural form) literally means "grace-endowments."]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a gift of grace, a free gift
favor (1), free gift (3), gift (5), gifts (7), spiritual gift (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 5486: χάρισμα
χάρισμα, χαρίσματος, τό (χαρίζομαι), a gift of grace; a favor which one receives without any merit of his own; in the N. T. (where (except 1 Peter 4:10) used only by Paul) the gift of divine grace (so also in Philo de alleg. legg. iii. § 24 at the end δωρεά καί εὐεργεσία καί χάρισμα Θεοῦ τά πάντα ὅσα ἐν κόσμῳ καί αὐτός ὁ κόσμος ἐστιν); used of the natural gift of continence, due to the grace of God as creator, 1 Corinthians 7:7; deliverance from great peril to life, τό εἰς ἡμᾶς χάρισμα bestowed upon us, 2 Corinthians 1:11; the gift of faith, knowledge, holiness, virtue, Romans 1:11; the economy of divine grace, by which the pardon of sin and eternal salvation is appointed to sinners in consideration of the merits of Christ laid hold of by faith, Romans 5:15; Romans 6:23; plural of the several blessings of the Christian salvation, Romans 11:29; in the technical Pauline sense χαρίσματα (A. V. gifts) denote "extraordinary powers, distinguishing certain Christians and enabling them to serve the church of Christ, the reception of which is due to the power of divine grace operating in their souls by the Holy Spirit" (cf. Cremer in Herzog edition 2 vol. v. 10ff, under the word Geistesgaben): Romans 12:6; 1 Corinthians 1:7; 1 Corinthians 12:4, 31; 1 Peter 4:10; χαρίσματα ἰαμάτων, 1 Corinthians 12:9, 28, 30; specifically, the sum of those powers requisite for the discharge of the office of an evangelist: 1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6. ((Of temporal blessings, 'Teaching 1, 5 [ET] (cf. δώρημα in Hermas, mand. 2, 4 [ET])); ecclesiastical writings.)
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancefree gift.
From charizomai; a (divine) gratuity, i.e. Deliverance (from danger or passion); (specially), a (spiritual) endowment, i.e. (subjectively) religious qualification, or (objectively) miraculous faculty -- (free) gift.
see GREEK charizomai
Forms and Transliterationsχαρισμα χάρισμα χαρισματα χαρίσματα χαρισματι χαρίσματι χαρισματος χαρίσματος χαρισματων χαρισμάτων charisma chárisma charismata charísmata charismati charísmati charismaton charismatōn charismáton charismátōn charismatos charísmatos
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 5486
χάρισμα — 8 Occ.
χαρίσματα — 6 Occ.
χαρίσματι — 1 Occ.
χαρισμάτων — 1 Occ.
χαρίσματος — 1 Occ.
Romans 1:11 N-ANS
GRK: τι μεταδῶ χάρισμα ὑμῖν πνευματικὸν
NAS: spiritual gift to you, that you may be established;
KJV: some spiritual gift, to the end ye
INT: some I might impart gift to you spiritual