Grace Words

What is a Grace Word?

This site is dedicated to a study of grace as it relates to the Kingdom of God.  In this study it would assist us to know what the “grace” words are.  The following are those words, their definition as it is recorded in Strong’s Concordance, and their corresponding number.  For our purposes here, a “grace” word is any word that has the Strong’s Greek numeric value 5485 as a root word for part of its definition.  Additionally, since the root meaning is so important to understanding a word, I have included the root word for grace also.  I trust that you be able to use this as a reference in this study in the days ahead.

Strong’s # Greek Word Strong’s Definition
G5463 Chairō A primary verb; to be full of “cheer”, that is, calmly happy or well off; impersonal especially as a salutation (on meeting or parting), be well: – farewell, be glad, God speed, greeting, hail, joy (-fully), rejoice.
G5485 Charis From G5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude): – acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace (-ious), joy liberality, pleasure, thank (-s, -worthy).
G5483 Charizomai Middle voice from G5485; to grant as a favor, that is, gratuitously, in kindness, pardon or rescue: – deliver, (frankly) forgive, (freely) give, grant.
G5484 Charin Accusative case of G5485 as preposition; through favor of, that is, on account of: – be- (for) cause of, for sake of, + . . . fore, X reproachfully.
G5487 Charitoō From G5485; to grace, that is, indue with special honor: – make accepted, be highly favoured.

A Deeper Look

With these basic “grace” words we now have a foundation to look at a series of other words that have G5483 as their root word, further adding to the richness of our study.

Strong’s # Greek Word Strong’s Definition
G884 Acharistos From G1 (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of G5483; thankless, that is, ungrateful: – unthankful.
G2168 Eucharisteō From G2170; to be grateful, that is, (actually) to express gratitude (towards); specifically to say grace at a meal: – (give) thank (-ful, -s).

G2169

Eucharistia From G2170; gratitude; actually grateful language (to God, as an act of worship): – thankfulness, (giving of) thanks (-giving).
G2170 Eucharistos From G2095 and a derivative of G5483; well favored, that is, (by implication) grateful: – thankful.
G5486 Charisma From G5483; a (divine) gratuity, that is, deliverance (from danger or passion); (specifically) a (spiritual) endowment, that is, (subjectively) religious qualification, or (objectively) miraculous faculty: – (free) gift.

Space does not permit me the opportunity to list each individual occurrence for every word where it appears in scripture.  Yet I trust that you will by knowing the definitions of these few words be able to recognize their use in the scriptures when you come across them.  A bit of research from a Strong’s Concordance is all that will be required to determine if it is one of these words.