|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(1.) Of form or person (Proverbs 1:9; 3:22; Psalm 45:2).
(2.) Favour, kindness, friendship (Genesis 6:8; 18:3; 19:19; 2 Timothy 1:9).
(3.) God's forgiving mercy (Romans 11:6; Ephesians 2:5).
(4.) The gospel as distinguished from the law (John 1:17; Romans 6:14; 1 Peter 5:12).
(5.) Gifts freely bestowed by God; as miracles, prophecy, tongues (Romans 15:15; 1 Corinthians 15:10; Ephesians 3:8).
(6.) Christian virtues (2 Corinthians 8:7; 2 Peter 3:18).
(7.) The glory hereafter to be revealed (1 Peter 1:13).
Grace, means of
An expression not used in Scripture, but employed
(1) to denote those institutions ordained by God to be the ordinary channels of grace to the souls of men. These are the Word, Sacraments, and Prayer.
(2.) But in popular language the expression is used in a wider sense to denote those exercises in which we engage for the purpose of obtaining spiritual blessing; as hearing the gospel, reading the Word, meditation, self-examination, Christian conversation, etc.
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred.
2. (n.) The divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as distinguished from His justice; also, any benefits His mercy imparts; divine love or pardon; a state of acceptance with God; enjoyment of the divine favor.
3. (n.) The prerogative of mercy exercised by the executive, as pardon.
4. (n.) The same prerogative when exercised in the form of equitable relief through chancery.
5. (n.) Fortune; luck; -- used commonly with hard or sorry when it means misfortune.
6. (n.) Inherent excellence; any endowment or characteristic fitted to win favor or confer pleasure or benefit.
7. (n.) Beauty, physical, intellectual, or moral; loveliness; commonly, easy elegance of manners; perfection of form.
8. (n.) Graceful and beautiful females, sister goddesses, represented by ancient writers as the attendants sometimes of Apollo but oftener of Venus. They were commonly mentioned as three in number; namely, Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, and were regarded as the inspirers of the qualities which give attractiveness to wisdom, love, and social intercourse.
9. (n.) The title of a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop, and formerly of the king of England.
10. (n.) Thanks.
11. (n.) A petition for grace; a blessing asked, or thanks rendered, before or after a meal.
12. (n.) Ornamental notes or short passages, either introduced by the performer, or indicated by the composer, in which case the notation signs are called grace notes, appoggiaturas, turns, etc.
13. (n.) An act, vote, or decree of the government of the institution; a degree or privilege conferred by such vote or decree.
14. (n.) A play designed to promote or display grace of motion. It consists in throwing a small hoop from one player to another, by means of two sticks in the hands of each. Called also grace hoop or hoops.
15. (v. t.) To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.
16. (v. t.) To dignify or raise by an act of favor; to honor.
17. (v. t.) To supply with heavenly grace.
18. (v. t.) To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
1. The Word Charis:
In the English New Testament the word "grace" is always a translation of (charis), a word that occurs in the Greek text something over 170 times (the reading is uncertain in places). In secular Greek of all periods it is also a very common word, and in both Biblical and secular Greek it is used with far more meanings than can be represented by any one term in English Primarily
(a) the word seems to denote pleasant external appearance, "gracefulness" "loveliness"; compare the personificaion in the Graces." Such a use is found in Luke 4:22, where `wondered at the charm of his words' is a good translation; and similarly in Colossians 4:6.
(b) Objectively, charis may denote the impression produced by "gracefulness," as in 3 John 1:4 `greater gratification have I none than this' (but many manuscripts read chara, "joy," here).
(c) As a mental attribute charis may be translated by "graciousness," or, when directed toward a particular person or persons, by "favor." So in Luke 2:52, "Jesus advanced. in favor with God and men."
(d) As the complement to this, charis denotes the emotion awakened in the recipient of such favor, i.e. "gratitude." So Luke 17:9 reads literally, `Has he gratitude to that servant?' In a slightly transferred sense charis designates the words or emotion in which gratitude is expressed, and so becomes "thanks" (some 10 t, Romans 6:17, etc.)'.
(e) Concretely, charis may mean the act by which graciousness is expressed, as in 1 Corinthians 16:3, where the King James Version translates by "liberality," and the Revised Version (British and American) by "bounty." These various meanings naturally tend to blend into each other, and in certain cases it is difficult to fix the precise meaning that the writer meant the word to convey, a confusion that is common to both New Testament and secular Greek And in secular Greek the word has a still larger variety of meanings that scarcely concern theologian.
2. Grace as Power:
Naturally, the various meanings of the word were simply taken over from ordinary language by the New Testament writers. And so it is quite illegitimate to try to construct on the basis of all the occurrences of the word a single doctrine that will account for all the various usages. That one word could express both "charm of speech" and "thankfulness for blessings" was doubtless felt to be a mere accident, if it was thought of at all. But none the less, the very elasticity of the word enabled it to receive still another-new and technically Christian-meaning. This seems to have originated in part by fusing together two of the ordinary significances. In the first place, as in (e) above, charis may mean "a gift." In 1 Corinthians 16:3 2 Corinthians 8:19 it is the money given by the Corinthians to the Jerusalemites. In 2 Corinthians 9:8 it is the increase of worldly goods that God grants for charitable purposes. In 2 Corinthians 1:15 it is the benefit received by the Corinthians from a visit by Paul. In a more spiritual sense charis is the endowment for an office in the church (Ephesians 4:7), more particularly for the apostolate (Romans 1:5; Romans 12:3; Romans 15:15 1 Corinthians 3:10 Ephesians 3:2, 7). So in 1 Corinthians 1:4-7 margin charis is expanded into "word and all knowledge," endowments with which the Corinthians were especially favored. In 1 Peter 1:13 charis is the future heavenly blessedness that Christians are to receive; in 3:7 it is the present gift of "life." In the second place, charis is the word for God's favor, a sense of the term that is especially refined by Paul (see below). But God's favor differs from man's in that it cannot be conceived of as inactive. A favorable "thought" of God's about a man involves of necessity the reception of some blessing by that man, and "to look with favor" is one of the commonest Biblical paraphrases for "bestow a blessing." Between "God's favor" and "God's favors" there exists a relation of active power, and as charis denoted both the favor and the favors, it was the natural word for the power that connected them. This use is very clear in 1 Corinthians 15:10, where Paul says, "not I, but the grace of God which was with me" labored more abundantly than they all: grace is something that labors. So in 2 Corinthians 12:9, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in weakness"; compare 2 Timothy 2:1, "strengthened in the grace," and 1 Peter 4:10, "stewards of the manifold grace." Evidently in this sense "grace" is almost a synonym for the Spirit (see HOLY SPIRIT), and there is little real difference between "full of the Holy Spirit" and "full of grace and power" in Acts 6:5, 8, while there is a very striking parallel between Ephesians 4:7-13 and 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, with "gifts of grace" in the one passage, and "gifts of the Spirit" in the other. And this connection between grace and the Spirit is found definitely in the formula "Spirit of grace" in Hebrews 10:29 (compare Zechariah 12:10). And, as is well known, it is from this sense of the word that the Catholic doctrine of grace developed.
3. Grace in Justification:
This meaning of charis was obtained by expanding and combining other meanings. By the opposite process of narrowly restricting one of the meanings of the word, it came again into Christian theology as a technical term, but this time in a sense quite distinct from that just discussed. The formation of this special sense seems to have been the work of Paul. When charis is used with the meaning "favor," nothing at all is implied as to whether or not the favor is deserved. So, for instance, in the New Testament, when in Luke 2:52 it is said that "Jesus advanced. in favor with God and men," the last possible thought is that our Lord did not deserve this favor. Compare also Luke 2:40 and Acts 2:47 and, as less clear cases, Luke 1:30 Acts 7:46 Hebrews 4:16; Hebrews 12:15, 28. But the word has abundant use in secular Greek in the sense of unmerited favor, and Paul seized on this meaning of the word to express a fundamental characteristic of Christianity. The basic passage is Romans 11:5, 6, where as a definition is given, "If it is by grace, it is no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace." That the word is used in other senses could have caused no 1st-century reader to miss the meaning, which, indeed, is unmistakable. "Grace" in this sense is an attitude on God's part that proceeds entirely from within Himself, and that is conditioned in no way by anything in the objects of His favor. So in Romans 4:4. If salvation is given on the basis of what a man has done, then salvation is given by God as the payment of a debt. But when faith is reckoned for what it is not, i.e. righteousness, there is no claim on man's part, and he receives as a pure gift something that he has not earned. (It is quite true that faith involves moral effort, and so may be thought of as a sort of a "work"; it is quite true that faith does something as a preparation for receiving God's further gifts. But it simply clouds the exegetical issue to bring in these ideas here, as they certainly were not present in Paul's mind when the verses were being written.) "Grace" then, in this sense is the antinomy to "works" or to "law"; it has a special relation to the guilt of sin (Romans 5:20; Romans 6:1), and has almost exactly the same sense as "mercy." Indeed, "grace" here differs from "mercy" chiefly in connoting eager love as the source of the act. SeeJUSTIFICATION. Of course it is this sense of grace that dominates Romans 3-6, especially in thesis 3:24, while the same use is found in Galatians 2:21 Ephesians 2:5, 8 2 Timothy 1:9. The same strict sense underlies Galatians 1:6 and is found, less sharply formulated, in Titus 3:5-7. (Galatians 5:4 is perhaps different.) Outside of Paul's writings, his definition of the word seems to be adopted in John 1:17 Acts 15:11 Hebrews 13:9, while a perversion of this definition in the direction of antinomianism is the subject of the invective in Jude 1:4. And, of course, it is from the word in this technical Pauline sense that an elaborate Protestant doctrine of grace has been developed.
4. Special Uses:
A few special uses of the word may be noted. That the special blessing of God on a particular undertaking (Acts 14:26; Acts 15:40) should be called a "grace" needs no explanation. In Luke 6:32-34, and 1 Peter 2:19, 20, charis seems to be used in the sense of "that which deserves the thanks of God," i.e. a specifically Christian act as distinguished from an act of "natural morality." "Grace for grace" in John 1:16 is a difficult phrase, but an almost exact parallel in Philo (Poster. Cain, 43) may fix the sense as "benefit on benefit." But the tendency of the New Testament writers is to combine the various meanings the word can have, something that is particularly well illustrated in 2 Corinthians 8; 2 Corinthians 9. In these two chapters the word occurs 10 t, but in so many different senses as to suggest that Paul is consciously playing with the term. Charis is the money given to the Jerusalemites by the Corinthians (2 Corinthians 8:19), it is the increase of goods that God will grant the Corinthians (2 Corinthians 9:8), it is the disposition of the givers (2 Corinthians 8:6), it is the power of God that has wrought this disposition (2 Corinthians 8:1; 2 Corinthians 9:14), it is the act of Christ in the Incarnation (2 Corinthians 8:9; contrast the distinction between "God's grace" and "Christs act" in Hebrews 2:9), it is the thanks that Paul renders (2 Corinthians 9:15). That all a Christian is and all that he has is God's gift could have been stated of course without the use of any special term at all. But in these two chapters Paul has taught this truth by using for the various ideas always the same term and by referring this term to God at the beginning and the end of the section. That is, to the multiplicity of concepts there is given a unity of terminology, corresponding to the unity given the multiple aspects of life by the thought of entire dependence on God. So charis, "grace," becomes almost an equivalent for "Christianity," viewed as the religion of dependence on God through Christ. As one may think of entering Christianity, abiding in it, or falling from it, so one may speak of entering into (Romans 5:2), abiding in (Acts 13:43), or falling from (Galatians 5:4) grace; compare 1 Peter 5:12. So the teaching of Christianity may be summed up as word or gospel of grace (Acts 14:3; Acts 20:24, 32). So "grace be with you" closes the Epistles as a sufficient summary of all the blessings that can be wished Christian readers. At the beginning of the Epistles the words "and peace" are usually added, but this is due only to the influence of the Jewish greeting "peace be with you" (Luke 10:5, etc.), and not to any reflection on "grace" and "peace" as separate things. (It is possible that the Greek use of chairein, "rejoice," as an epistolary salutation (so in James 1:1) influenced the Christian use of charis. But that "grace and peace" was consciously regarded as a universalistic combination of Jewish and Gentilecustom is altogether unlikely.) The further expansion of the introductory formula by the introduction of "mercy" in 1 and 2Ti is quite without theological significance.
5. Teaching of Christ:
In the Greek Gospels, charis is used in the words of Christ only in Luke 6:32-34; Luke 17:9. As Christ spoke in Aram, the choice of this word is due to Luke, probably under the influence of its common Christian use in his own day. And there is no word in our Lord's recorded sayings that suggests that He employed habitually any especial term to denote grace in any of its senses. But the ideas are unambiguously present. That the pardon of sins is a free act on God's part may be described as an essential in Christ's teaching, and the lesson is taught in all manner of ways. The prodigal knowing only his own wretchedness (Luke 15:20), the publican without merit to urge (Luke 18:13), the sick who need a physician (Mark 2:17), they who hunger and thirst after righteousness (Matthew 5:6), these are the ones for whom God's pardon is inexhaustible. And positive blessings, be they temporal or spiritual, are to be looked for from God, with perfect trust in Him who clothes the lilies and knows how to give good gifts to His children (Matthew 7:11; here Luke 11:13 has "Holy Spirit" for "gifts," doubtless a Lukan interpretation, but certainly a correct one). Indeed, it is not too much to say that Christ knows but one unpardonable sin, the sin of spiritual self-satisfaction-"That which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God" (Luke 16:15; compare Luke 17:7-10 Matthew 20:1-16).
6. In the Old Testament:
There is no word in Hebrew that can represent all the meanings of charis, and in the Septuagint charis itself is used, practically, only as a translation of the Hebrew chen, "favor," this restriction of meaning being due to the desire to represent the same Hebrew word by the same Greek word as far as possible. And chen, in turn, is used chiefly only in the phrase "find favor" (Genesis 6:8, etc.), whether the reference is to God or men, and without theological importance. Much nearer Paul's use of charis is ratson, "acceptance," in such passages as Isaiah 60:10, "In my favor have I had mercy on thee"; Psalm 44:3, "not. by their own sword. but. because thou wast favorable unto them." Perhaps still closer parallels can be detected in the use of checedh, "kindness," "mercy," as in Exodus 20:6, etc. But, of course, a limitation of the sources for the doctrine to passages containing only certain words would be altogether unjust. The main lines seem to be these:
(1) Technically, salvation by grace in the New Testament is opposed to an Old Testament doctrine of salvation by works (Romans 4:4; Romans 11:6), or, what is the same thing, by law (Romans 6:14 John 1:17); i.e men and God are thought of as parties to a contract, to be fulfilled by each independently. Most of the legislation seems to presuppose some idea of man as a quantity quite outside of God, while Deuteronomy 30:11-14 states explicitly that the law is not too hard nor too far off for man.
(2) Yet even this legalism is not without important modifications. The keeping of the law is man's work, but that man has the law to keep is something for which God only is to be thanked. Psalm 119 is the essence of legalism, but the writer feels overwhelmed throughout by the greatness of the mercy that disclosed such statutes to men. After all, the initial (and vital!) act is God's not man's. This is stated most sharply in Ezekiel 23:1-4 -Oholibah and her sister became God's, not because of any virtue in them, but in spite of most revolting conduct. Compare Deuteronomy 7:7, etc.
(3) But even in the most legalistic passages, an absolute literal keeping of the law is never (not even in such a passage as Numbers 15:30, 31) made a condition of salvation. The thought of transgression is at all times tempered with the thought of God's pardon. The whole sacrificial system, in so far as it is expiatory, rests on God's gracious acceptance of something in place of legal obedience, while the passages that offer God's mercy without demanding even a sacrifice (Isaiah 1:18 Micah 7:18-20, etc.) are countless. Indeed, in Ezekiel 16; Ezekiel 20; 23, mercy is promised to a nation that is spoken of as hardly even desiring it, a most extreme instance.
(4) But a mere negative granting of pardon is a most deficient definition of the Old Testament idea of God's mercy, which delights in conferring positive benefits. The gift to Abraham of the land of Canaan, liberation from Egypt, food in the wilderness, salvation from enemies, deliverance from exile-all of Israel's history can be felt to be the record of what God did for His people through no duty or compulsion, grateful thanksgiving for such unmerited blessings filling, for instance, much of the Psalter. The hearts of men are in God's keeping, to receive from Him the impulse toward what is right (1 Chronicles 29:18, etc.). And the promise is made that the God who has manifested Himself as a forgiving Father will in due time take hold of His children to work in them actual righteousness (Isaiah 1:26; Isaiah 4:3, 1; 32:1-8; 33:24 Jeremiah 31:33, 14 Ezekiel 36:25, 26 Zechariah 8 Daniel 9:24 Psalm 51:10-12) With this promise-for the Old Testament always a matter of the future-the Old Testament teaching passes into that of the New Testament.
Most of the discussions of the Biblical doctrine of grace have been faulty in narrowing the meaning of "grace" to some special sense, and then endeavoring to force this special sense on all the Biblical passages. For instance, Roman scholars, starting with the meaning of the word in (say) 2 Corinthians 12:9, have made Romans 3:24 state that men are justified by the infusion of Divine holiness into them, an interpretation that utterly ruins Paul's argument. On the other hand, Protestant extremists have tried to reverse the process and have argued that grace cannot mean anything except favor as an attitude, with results that are equally disastrous from the exegetical standpoint. And a confusion has resulted that has prevented men from seeing that most of the controversies about grace are at cross-purposes. A rigid definition is hardly possible, but still a single conception is actually present in almost every case where "grace" is found-the conception that all a Christian has or is, is centered exclusively in God and Christ, and depends utterly on God through Christ. The kingdom of heaven is reserved for those who become as little children, for those who look to their Father in loving confidence for every benefit, whether it be for the pardon so freely given, or for the strength that comes from Him who works in them both to will and to do.
All the Biblical theologies contain full discussions of the subject; for the New Testament the closest definitions are given by Bernard Weiss. But for the meaning of "grace" in any particular place the commentaries must be consulted, although the student may be warned against discussions that argue too closely from what may seem to be parallel passages.
Burton Scott Easton
Grace (277 Occurrences)
Matthew 19:11 "It is not every man," He replied, "who can receive this teaching, but only those on whom the grace has been bestowed. (WEY)
Luke 1:28 And the angel came in to her and said, Peace be with you, to whom special grace has been given; the Lord is with you. (BBE)
Luke 2:40 The child was growing, and was becoming strong in spirit, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Luke 2:52 And Jesus was increasing in wisdom and in years, and in grace before God and men. (BBE)
Luke 4:22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the words of grace which proceeded out of his mouth: and they said, Is not this Joseph's son? (ASV BBE DBY)
Luke 6:32 and -- if ye love those loving you, what grace have ye? for also the sinful love those loving them; (YLT)
Luke 6:33 and if ye do good to those doing good to you, what grace have ye? for also the sinful do the same; (YLT)
Luke 6:34 and if ye lend 'to those' of whom ye hope to receive back, what grace have ye? for also the sinful lend to sinners -- that they may receive again as much. (YLT)
John 1:14 The Word became flesh, and lived among us. We saw his glory, such glory as of the one and only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 1:16 From his fullness we all received grace upon grace. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses. Grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 4:33 With great power, the apostles gave their testimony of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Great grace was on them all. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 6:8 And Stephen, full of grace and power, performed great marvels and signs among the people. (WEY ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 11:23 who, when he had come, and had seen the grace of God, was glad. He exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they should remain near to the Lord. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 13:43 Now when the synagogue broke up, many of the Jews and of the devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas; who, speaking to them, urged them to continue in the grace of God. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 14:3 Therefore they stayed there a long time, speaking boldly in the Lord, who testified to the word of his grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 14:26 From there they sailed to Antioch, from where they had been committed to the grace of God for the work which they had fulfilled. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 15:11 But we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they are." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 15:40 but Paul chose Silas, and went out, being commended by the brothers to the grace of God. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 18:27 When he had determined to pass over into Achaia, the brothers encouraged him, and wrote to the disciples to receive him. When he had come, he greatly helped those who had believed through grace; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 20:24 But these things don't count; nor do I hold my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify to the Good News of the grace of God. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 20:32 Now, brothers, I entrust you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build up, and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 25:3 asking as a grace against him that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying people in wait to kill him on the way. (DBY)
Romans 1:5 through whom we received grace and apostleship, for obedience of faith among all the nations, for his name's sake; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 1:7 to all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 1:11 For I have a strong desire to see you, and to give you some grace of the spirit, so that you may be made strong; (BBE)
Romans 3:24 being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 4:4 Now to him who works, the reward is not counted as grace, but as debt. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)
Romans 4:16 For this cause it is of faith, that it may be according to grace, to the end that the promise may be sure to all the seed, not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 5:2 through whom we also have our access by faith into this grace in which we stand. We rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 5:15 But the free gift isn't like the trespass. For if by the trespass of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God, and the gift by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 5:17 For if by the trespass of the one, death reigned through the one; so much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 5:20 The law came in besides, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace abounded more exceedingly; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 5:21 that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 6:14 For sin will not have dominion over you. For you are not under law, but under grace. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 6:15 What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? May it never be! (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think reasonably, as God has apportioned to each person a measure of faith. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 12:6 Having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us, if prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of our faith; (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 15:15 But I write the more boldly to you in part, as reminding you, because of the grace that was given to me by God, (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 16:20 And the God of peace will quickly crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 16:24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all! Amen. (WEB KJV WEY BBE DBY WBS YLT)
1 Corinthians 1:3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 1:4 I always thank my God concerning you, for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 1:7 So that having every grace you are living in the hope of the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ; (BBE)
1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another builds on it. But let each man be careful how he builds on it. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 10:30 For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? (KJV WBS)
1 Corinthians 12:23 and those which we deem less honorable we clothe with more abundant honor; and so our ungraceful parts come to have a more abundant grace, while our graceful parts have everything they need. (Root in WEY)
1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am. His grace which was bestowed on me was not futile, but I worked more than all of them; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 16:23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 1:12 For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God we behaved ourselves in the world, and more abundantly toward you. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 1:15 And being certain of this, it was my purpose to come to you before, so that you might have a second grace; (BBE)
2 Corinthians 1:21 Now he who makes our faith strong together with you, in Christ, and has given us of his grace, is God; (BBE)
2 Corinthians 2:7 so that on the contrary ye should rather shew grace and encourage, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with excessive grief. (DBY)
2 Corinthians 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the grace, being multiplied through the many, may cause the thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 6:1 Working together, we entreat also that you not receive the grace of God in vain, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 8:1 Moreover, brothers, we make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the assemblies of Macedonia; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 8:4 begging us with much entreaty to receive this grace and the fellowship in the service to the saints. (WEB ASV BBE DBY)
2 Corinthians 8:6 So we urged Titus, that as he made a beginning before, so he would also complete in you this grace. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS NIV)
2 Corinthians 8:7 But as you abound in everything, in faith, utterance, knowledge, all earnestness, and in your love to us, see that you also abound in this grace. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NIV)
2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might become rich. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 8:19 Not only so, but who was also appointed by the assemblies to travel with us in this grace, which is served by us to the glory of the Lord himself, and to show our readiness. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS)
2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, that you, always having all sufficiency in everything, may abound to every good work. (WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)
2 Corinthians 9:14 while they themselves also, with supplication on your behalf, yearn for you by reason of the exceeding grace of God in you. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 12:9 He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. Amen. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Galatians 1:3 Grace to you and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Galatians 1:6 I marvel that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ to a different "good news"; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Galatians 1:15 But when it was the good pleasure of God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me through his grace, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Galatians 2:9 and when they perceived the grace that was given to me, James and Cephas and John, they who were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcision. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Galatians 2:21 I don't make void the grace of God. For if righteousness is through the law, then Christ died for nothing!" (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Galatians 3:18 For if the inheritance be on the principle of law, it is no longer on the principle of promise; but God gave it in grace to Abraham by promise. (DBY NIV)
Galatians 5:4 You are alienated from Christ, you who desire to be justified by the law. You have fallen away from grace. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Galatians 6:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ephesians 1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ephesians 1:6 to the praise of the glory of his grace, by which he freely bestowed favor on us in the Beloved, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ephesians 1:7 in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ephesians 1:8 the grace which He, the possessor of all wisdom and understanding, lavished upon us, (WEY)
Ephesians 2:5 even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ephesians 2:7 that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ephesians 2:8 for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ephesians 3:2 if it is so that you have heard of the administration of that grace of God which was given me toward you; (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ephesians 3:7 of which I was made a servant, according to the gift of that grace of God which was given me according to the working of his power. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ephesians 3:8 To me, the very least of all saints, was this grace given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ephesians 4:7 But to each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Ephesians 6:24 Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love. Amen. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Philippians 1:2 Grace to you, and peace from God, our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Philippians 1:7 It is even right for me to think this way on behalf of all of you, because I have you in my heart, because, both in my bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the Good News, you all are partakers with me of grace. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Philippians 4:23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Colossians 1:2 to the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Colossians 1:6 which has come to you; even as it is in all the world and is bearing fruit and growing, as it does in you also, since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your heart to the Lord. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)
Colossians 4:6 Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Colossians 4:18 The salutation of me, Paul, with my own hand: remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, to the assembly of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Thessalonians 5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)