'Favor' in the Bible
"My lords," he told them, "if I have found favor with you, please don't leave your servant.
"Your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have shown me your gracious love in how you have dealt with me by keeping me alive. I cannot escape to the hills, because I'm afraid the disaster will overtake me, and I'll die.
When God caused me to journey from my father's house, I asked her to do me this favor and say, "He's my brother.'"
Then Laban responded, "If I've found favor in your sight, please stay with me, because I've learned through divination that the LORD has blessed me because of you.
I now have cattle, donkeys, flocks, and male and female servants. I'm sending this message to you, sir, so that you'll show favor to me."'"
Then Esau asked, "What are all these livestock for?" "To solicit favor from you, sir," Jacob answered.
"Please," Jacob implored him, "don't refuse. If I'm to receive favor from you, then receive this gift from me, because seeing your face is like seeing the face of God, since you have favorably accepted me.
"Why do that?" Jacob asked. "I've already found favor in your sight, sir." So Esau set out that very day back on his way to Seir,
I will grant this people public favor with the Egyptians, and as a result, when you leave you won't go empty-handed.
The LORD made the Egyptians look on the people with favor. Also the man Moses was highly regarded in the land of Egypt, both in the opinion of Pharaoh's officials and in the opinion of the people.
The LORD had given the people favor in the eyes of the Egyptians, so that they gave them what they requested. As a result, they plundered the Egyptians.
Moses told the LORD, "Look, you have told me, "Bring up this people,' but you haven't let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, "I know you by name,' and also, "You have found favor in my sight.'
Now, if I've found favor in your sight, please show me your ways so I may know you in order to find favor in your sight. And remember, this nation is your people."
Otherwise, how shall it be known that your people and I have received favor from you, unless you go with us and that we, your people and I, are distinguished from all the people on the surface of the earth?"
The LORD told Moses, "I'll do the very thing that you have said, because you have found favor in my sight and I know you by name."
He said, "If I've found favor in your sight, Lord, please, Lord, walk among us. Certainly this is an obstinate people, but pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your own inheritance."
May the LORD's face enlighten you and bestow favor on you.
so he asked the LORD, "Why did you bring all this trouble to your servant? Why haven't I found favor in your eyes? After all, you're putting the burden of this entire people on me!
If this is how you treat me, please kill me right now, if I've found favor in your eyes, because I don't want to keep staring at all of this misery!"
If we've found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants as our possession instead of us crossing the Jordan River."
from the choicest of the earth and its fullness, and the favor of the one who lived in the burning bush. May blessing rest on Joseph's head, and on the crown of the head of the one set apart from his brothers.
About Naphtali he said: "Naphtali, full of favor and the LORD's blessing, take possession of the west and south."
for the descendants of Aaron, one of the families of the descendants of Kohath, of the descendants of Levi, since the lot fell in their favor first.
So Gideon asked him, "Please, if I have received favor from you, then do a miracle for me that shows that you're making this promise to me.
She responded, "May I continue to find favor in your sight, sir, since you've been comforting me and you have spoken graciously to your servant, even though I am not one of your servants."
She said, "Let your servant find favor in your eyes." Then she went on her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.
But they would not follow the advice of their father; for the LORD wanted to put them to death. But the boy Samuel continued to grow both physically and in favor with the LORD and the people.
Saul replied, "When? I saw that the people were scattering from me, that you didn't come at the appointed time, and that the Philistines were assembling at Michmash. I thought, "The Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal but I've not sought the favor of the LORD,' so I forced myself to offer the burnt offering."
David again took an oath: "Your father certainly knows that I've found favor with you, and so he told himself, "Jonathan must not know this so he won't be upset.' But as certainly as the LORD is alive and living, and as certainly as I'm alive and living, too, there is only a step between me and death."
Ask your young men and they'll tell you. Therefore let my young men find favor with you since we came on a special day. Please give whatever you have available to your servants and to your son David.'"
At this, Joab fell on his face to the ground, prostrating himself to bless the king, and then said, "Today your servant realizes that he's found favor with you, your majesty, in that the king has acted on the request of his servant."
The king told Zadok, "Take the Ark of God back to the city. If I'm shown favor in the LORD's sight, then he'll bring me back again and show me both it and the place where it rests.
So the king told Ziba, "Pay attention! Everything that belongs to Mephibosheth is now yours!" In response Ziba said, "I'm submitting to you. Let me find favor in your sight, your majesty the king!"
One of Joab's soldiers stood by Amasa while he lay dying and announced, "Whoever is in favor of Joab and David, let him follow Joab."
These are the settlement locations allotted within their borders to Aaron's descendants in the Kohathite clan since the lot was cast in their favor first.
The first lottery was chosen in favor of Jehoiarib, the second for Jedaiah,
Asaph's first lottery was cast in favor of Joseph; the second went to Gedaliah, that is, to him, to his relatives, and his sons, for a total of twelve;
"And now, Lord, I ask you to listen to the prayer of your servant and to the prayers of your servants who delight in revering your Name. I ask you, please prosper your servant today by granting him to receive favor from this man." Now I was the king's senior security advisor.
So I prayed to the God of heaven and I replied to the king, "If it seems good to you, and if your servant has found favor with you, would you send me to Judah, to the city where my ancestral sepulchers are located, so I can rebuild it?"
"Remember me with favor, my God, for everything I've done for this people."
and I arranged at the appointed time for the supply of wood, and for the first fruits. Remember me, my God, with favor.
The young woman pleased him and gained his favor. He quickly provided her beauty treatments and gave her portions of food to her. He also assigned her seven suitable young women from the palace and transferred her and her young women to the best place in the harem.
Now Esther was the daughter of Abihail, who had been Mordecai's uncle. Mordecai had taken Esther in as his own daughter. When her turn came to go in to the king, she did not want anything except what Hegai, the king's eunuch in charge of the harem, advised. Esther found favor with everyone who saw her.
Mordecai gave Hathach a copy of the written decree ordering the Jews' destruction that had been issued in Susa. Mordecai wanted him to show it to Esther, to explain it to her, and then to instruct her to go in to the king to seek his favor and plead with him for her people.
When the king saw Queen Esther standing in the courtyard, she won his favor, and the king extended to Esther the gold scepter that he was holding. Esther approached and touched the top of the scepter.
If I've found favor with the king and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and to honor my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I'll prepare for them tomorrow, and then I'll do what the king has said."
Queen Esther answered: "If I've found favor with you, your majesty, and if it seems good to the king, let my life be given to me as my petition and my people as my request.
She said, "If it pleases the king, and if I've found favor with him, and if the matter is proper in the king's opinion, and if I'm pleasing to the king, let an order be issued revoking the letters devised by Hammedatha the Agagite's son Haman, which ordered the destruction of the Jewish people throughout the king's provinces.
When you sleep, there'll be nothing to fear; and many will court your favor.
to show favor to him and to plead, "Deliver him from having to go down to the Pit I know where his ransom is!'
So Eliphaz from Teman, Bildad from Shuah, and Zophar from Naamath did precisely as the LORD had spoken to them, because the LORD showed favor to Job.
Many are asking, "Who will help us to see better days?" LORD, may the light of your favor shine upon us.
Indeed, you will bless the righteous one, LORD, like a large shield, you will surround him with favor. To the Director: With stringed instruments. On an eight-stringed harp. A Davidic Psalm
For his wrath is only momentary; yet his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may lodge for the night, but shouts of joy will come in the morning.
By your favor, LORD, you established me as a strong mountain; Then you hid your face, and I was dismayed.
The daughter of Tyre will come with a wedding gift; wealthy people will entreat your favor.
Show favor to Zion in your good pleasure; and rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
May God show us favor and bless us; may he truly show us his favor. Interlude
Will the Lord reject me forever and not show favor again?
God, restore us, show your favor and deliver us.
God of the Heavenly Armies, restore us and show your favor, so we may be delivered.
God of hosts, restore to us the light of your favor. Then we'll be delivered. For the Director: On the Gittith. By Asaph.
"How long will you judge partially by showing favor on the wicked? Interlude
God, look at our shield, and show favor to your anointed,
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD grants grace and favor; the LORD will not withhold any good thing from those who walk blamelessly.
For you are their strength's grandeur; by your favor you exalted our power.
May your favor be on us, Lord our God; make our endeavors successful; yes, make our endeavors secure! A Davidic Psalm
You will arise to extend compassion on Zion, for it is time to show her favor the appointed time has come.
When you withdraw your favor, they are disappointed; Take away their breath, and they die and return to dust.
Remember me, LORD, when you show favor to your people. Visit us with your deliverance,
May no one extend gracious love to him, or show favor to his fatherless children.
I have sought your favor with all of my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.
Show favor to your servant, and teach me your statutes.
I am in favor of peace; but when I speak, they are in favor of war. A Song of Ascents
LORD, remember in David's favor all of his troubles;
and find favor and a good reputation with God and men.
because those who find me find life and gain favor from the LORD.
The person seeking good will find favor, but anyone who searches for evil it will find him!
The good person will gain favor from the LORD, but the man who plots evil will be condemned by him.
When a king is pleased, there is life, and his favor is like a cloud that brings spring rain.
Whoever finds a wife finds what is good, and receives favor from the LORD.
Many curry favor of an official; everyone is a friend of the gift giver.
Whoever rebukes a man will later on find more favor than someone who flatters with his words.
Many seek a ruler's favor, but justice for a man comes from the LORD.
If favor is shown to the wicked, they don't learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they act perversely and do not perceive the majesty of the LORD.
"This what the LORD says: "I'll answer you in a time of favor, and on a day of salvation I'll help you. I have watched over you, and given you as a covenant for the people, to restore the land, to reassign the inheritances that have been devastated;
"Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you. Though in my anger I struck you down, in my favor I have shown you mercy.
to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor, the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;
I'll throw you out of this land into a land neither you nor your ancestors have known. There you will serve other gods day and night, and I'll show you no favor.'
"Did Hezekiah king of Judah or anyone in Judah kill him? Didn't he fear the LORD and seek the LORD's favor, and so the LORD changed his mind about the disaster that he had spoken to them about. We're bringing great disaster on ourselves.
This is what the LORD says: "The people who survived the sword, found favor in the desert while Israel was seeking rest.
In the first year of his reign, King Evil-merodach of Babylon, showed favor to King Jehoiachin of Judah by releasing him from prison on the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth month in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of King Jehoiachin of Judah.
until the Ancient of Days arrived to pass judgment in favor of the saints of the Highest One and the time came for the saints to take possession of the kingdom.
"So now, O God, listen to the prayer of your servant and to his requests, and look with favor on your desolate sanctuary, for the sake of the Lord.
Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came to Jesus with her sons. She bowed down in front of him to ask him for a favor.
They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. They said, "Teacher, we know that you are sincere and that you teach the way of God truthfully. You don't favor any individual, because you pay no attention to external appearance.
They came and told him, "Teacher, we know that you are sincere. You don't favor any individual, because you pay no attention to external appearance. Rather, you teach the way of God truthfully. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not? Should we pay them or shouldn't we?"
Then the angel told her, "Stop being afraid, Mary, because you have found favor with God.
"Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth to people who enjoy his favor!"
Meanwhile, the child continued to grow and to become strong. He was filled with wisdom, and God's favor rested upon him.