H2580 – chen – חֵן a favor, grace

Strong’s ID:
H2580
Hebrew Word:
חֵן
Transliteration:
chên / chen
Pronunciation:
khane
Part of Speech:
masculine noun
Etymology:
from
Equivalents:
, a grace; fig. thanks
Usage Count:
69
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Find “chen” in the Bible (Old Testament)

Equip God’s People Hebrew Lexicon

1) favor
2) grace (i.e., unmerited favor)

Word Picture:

In secular contexts, the Hebrew word “chen” often refers to physical beauty or charismatic attractiveness. However, in the biblical sense, it is viewed as favor that is often bestowed without regard to the worthiness of the recipient. Throughout the Old Testament, “chen” is used to describe God’s graciousness towards humanity, as well as the favor one person might find in the eyes of another.

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Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon

from ; graciousness, i.e. subjective (kindness, favor) or objective (beauty):—favour, grace(-ious), pleasant, precious, [well-]favoured.