- Strong’s ID:
- Hebrew Word:
- Part of Speech:
- masculine noun
- from H2603
- G5485, a grace; fig. thanks
- Usage Count:
- Find “chen” in the Bible (Old Testament)
Equip God’s People Hebrew Lexicon
2) grace (i.e., unmerited favor)
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 H2603; graciousness, i.e. subjective (kindness, favor) or objective (beauty):—favour, grace(-ious), pleasant, precious, [well-]favoured.