Grace – Hebrew: chen

Grace – Philippians 4:23

Hebrew – chen חן means to be gracious, considerate, to show favor when it is neither expected or deserved, generosity

Greek – charis means that which bestows pleasure, delight, or causes favorable regard, to be in favor with

“The grace (favor) of the Lord Yeshua the Messiah be with your spirit” (CJB).

“The grace (delight) of the Lord, Messiah Yeshua be with your spirit” (NIV).

“But Noach found grace (consideration) in the sight of Adonai” (Genesis 6:8, CJB).

“And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, YHVH, YHVH, the compassionate and gracious (generous) God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness…” (Exodus 34:6, NIV).

“Will ADONAI reject forever? Will he never show his favor again?  Has his grace permanently disappeared?  Is His word to all generations done away? … Then I add, ‘That’s my weakness – [supposing] the Most High’s right hand could change” (Psalm 77:9, CJB).

“Or do you suppose the Scripture speaks in vain when it says that there is a spirit in us which longs to envy? But the grace (delight) he gives in greater, which it why it says, “God opposes the arrogant, but to the humble he gives grace (pleasure)” (James 4:5-6, Proverbs 3:34)CJB).

Note:  Grace is found in the “old testament” as well as the ‘new’ and means generally the same thing.  This suggests that ‘chesed’  is an attribute of YHVH and not a change in his dealings with mankind.  I could not find a specifically outlined covenant of grace mentioned in the Scriptures as God has always dealt graciously with His people beginning with Adam and Eve.

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