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חֵן 'chen' meaning Grace or Favour Strong's 2580

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Introduction 1

This is a through word study which includes every verse that contains a translation of the Hebrew word חֵן 'chen' meaning 'grace or favour' in the Old 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 chen appears in the Hebrew, the translation of it is highlighted with bold and yellow. In Hebrew the suffixes and some prepositions are added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, and where this has been done the meaning of the suffix or preposition has been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#1.1 Scriptures for חֵן 'chen' meaning Grace Strong's 2580

Genesis 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of Yahweh.
18:3 And said: My lord, if now I have found favour in your sight, do not pass away, I pray you, from your servant.
19:19 Behold now, your servant has found grace in your sight, and you have magnified your mercy, which you have shown to me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil takes me, and I die:
30:27 And Laban said to him, I pray you, if I have found favour in your eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that Yahweh has blessed me for your sake.
32:5 And I have oxen, and donkeys, flocks, and male servants, and female servants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in your sight.
32:8 And he said, What do you mean by all this drove which I met? And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.
33:9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep what you have for yourself.
33:10 And Jacob said, No, I pray you, if now I have found grace in your sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen your face, as though I had seen the face of God, and you were pleased with me.
33:15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with you some of the people who are with me. And he said, What need is there? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.
34:11 And Shechem said to her father and to her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what you shall say to me I will give.
39:4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
39:21 But Yahweh was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
47:25 And they said, You have saved our lives: let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.
47:29 And the time drew near that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said to him, If now I have found grace in your sight, put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; do not bury me, I pray you, in Egypt:
50:4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spoke to the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,

Exodus 3:21 And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when you go, you shall not go empty:
11:3 And Yahweh gave the people favour 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.
12:36 And Yahweh gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent to them such things as they required. And they plundered the Egyptians.
33:12 And Moses said to Yahweh, See, you say to me, Bring up this people: and you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, I know you by name, and you have also found grace in my sight.
33:13 Now therefore, I pray you, if I have found grace in your sight, show me now your way, that I may know you, that I may find grace in your sight: and consider that this nation is your people.
33:14 And he said, My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.
33:15 And he said to him, If your presence does not go with me, do not carry us up from here.
33:16 For in what shall it be known here that I and your people have found grace in your sight? Is it not in that you go with us? So shall we be separated, I and your people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.
33:17 And Yahweh said to Moses, I will do this thing also that you have spoken: for you have found grace in my sight, and I know you by name.
34:9 And he said, If now I have found grace in your sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray you, go among us; for it is a stiff-necked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance.

Numbers 11:11 And Moses said to Yahweh, Why have you afflicted your servant? and why have I not found favour in your sight, that you lay the burden of all this people upon me?
32:5 Therefore, they said, If we have found grace in your sight, let this land be given to your servants for a possession, and do not bring us over Jordan.

Deuteronomy 24:1 When a man has taken a wife, and married her, and it comes to pass that she finds no favour in his eyes, because he has found nakedness of a word in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.

Judges 6:17 And he said to him, If now I have found grace in your sight, then show me a sign that you talk with me.

Ruth 2:2 And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said to her, Go, my daughter.
2:10 Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said to him, Why have I found grace in your eyes, that you should take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?
2:13 Then she said, Let me find favour in your sight, my lord; for that you have comforted me, and for that you have spoken friendly to your handmaid, though I am not like to one of your female servants.

1 Samuel 1:18 And she said, Let your handmaid find grace in your sight. So the woman went her way, and ate, and her countenance was no more sad.
16:22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray you, stand before me; for he has found favour in my sight.
20:3 And David swore again, and said, Your father certainly knows that I have found grace in your eyes; and he says, Do not let Jonathan know this, lest he is grieved: but truly as Yahweh lives, and as your soul lives, there is but a step between me and death.
20:29 And he said, Let me go, I pray you; for our family has a sacrifice in the city; and my brother, he has commanded me to be there: and now, if I have found favour in your eyes, let me get away, I pray you, and see my brethren. Therefore he does not come to the king's table.
25:8 Ask your young men, and they will show you. Therefore let the young men find favour in your eyes: for we come in a good day: give, I pray you, whatever comes to your hand to your servants, and to your son David.
27:5 And David said to Achish, If I have now found grace in your eyes, let them give me a place in some town in the country, that I may dwell there: for why should your servant dwell in the royal city with you?

2 Samuel 14:22 And Joab fell to the ground on his face, and bowed himself, and thanked the king: and Joab said, To day your servant knows that I have found grace in your sight, my lord, O king, in that the king has fulfilled the request of his servant.
15:25 And the king said to Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: if I shall find favour in the eyes of Yahweh, he will bring me again, and show me both it, and his habitation:
16:4 Then said the king to Ziba, Behold, yours are all that pertained to Mephibosheth. And Ziba said, I humbly beseech you that I may find grace in your sight, my lord, O king.

1 Kings 11:19 And Hadad found great favour in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him to wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.

Esther 2:15 Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, came to go in to the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king's chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all those who looked upon her.
2:17 And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.
5:2 And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.
5:8 If I have found favour in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I shall prepare for them, and I will do to morrow as the king has said.
7:3 Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in your sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request:
8:5 And said, If it please the king, and if I have found favour in his sight, and the thing seem right before the king, and I be pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to reverse the letters devised by Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy the Jews who are in all the king's provinces:

Psalm 45:2 You are fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into your lips: therefore God has blessed you for ever.
84:11 For Yahweh God is a sun and shield: Yahweh will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Proverbs 1:9 For they shall be an ornament of grace to your head, and chains about your neck.
3:4 So shall you find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
3:21 My son, do not let them depart from your eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:
3:22 So shall they be life to your soul, and grace to your neck.
3:33 The curse of Yahweh is in the house of the wicked: but he blesses the habitation of the just.
3:34 Surely he scorns the scorners: but he gives grace to the lowly.
4:9 She shall give to your head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to you.
5:19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe (Lit. Roe of favour); let her breasts satisfy you at all times; and be ravished always with her love.
11:16 A gracious woman retains honour: and strong men retain riches.
13:15 Good understanding gives favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.
17:8 A gift is as a precious stone (Lit. Stone of grace) in the eyes of him who has it: wherever it turns, it prospers.
22:1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
28:23 He who rebukes a man afterwards shall find more favour than he who flatters with the tongue.
31:30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman who fears Yahweh, she shall be praised.

Ecclesiastes 9:11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happens to them all.
10:12 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.

Jeremiah 31:2 Thus says Yahweh, The people who were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.

Nahum 3:4 Because of the multitude of the fornication of the well-favoured (Lit. of good favour) harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that sells nations through her fornications, and families through her witchcrafts.

Zechariah 4:7 Who are you, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain: and he shall bring forth its headstone with shouting, crying, Grace, grace to it.
12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

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