'Favour' in the Bible
But Noah found favour in the eyes of Jehovah.
and said, Lord, if now I have found favour in thine eyes, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant.
behold now, thy servant has found favour in thine eyes, and thou hast magnified thy goodness, which thou hast shewn to me in preserving my soul alive; but I cannot escape to the mountain, lest calamity lay hold on me, that I die.
And Laban said to him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes I have discovered that Jehovah has blessed me for thy sake.
and I have oxen, and asses, sheep, and bondmen, and bondwomen; and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favour in thine eyes.
And he said, What meanest thou by all the drove which I met? And he said, To find favour in the eyes of my lord.
And Jacob said, No, I pray thee; if now I have found favour in thine eyes, then receive my gift from my hand; for therefore have I seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou hast received me with pleasure.
And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the people that are with me. And he said, What need? Let me find favour in the eyes of my lord.
And Shechem said to her father and to her brethren, Let me find favour in your eyes; and what ye shall say to me I will give.
And Joseph found favour in his eyes, and attended on him; and he set him over his house, and all that he had he gave into his hand.
And Jehovah was with Joseph, and extended mercy to him, and gave him favour in the eyes of the chief of the tower-house.
And they said, Thou hast saved us alive. Let us find favour in the eyes of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's bondmen.
And the days of Israel approached that he should die. And he called his son Joseph, and said to him, If now I have found favour in thine eyes, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me: bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt;
And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spoke to the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found favour in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,
And I will give this people favour in the eyes of the Egyptians, and it shall come to pass, when ye go out, that ye shall not go out empty;
And Jehovah gave the people favour in the eyes of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt in the eyes of Pharaoh's bondmen, and in the eyes of the people.
And Jehovah had given the people favour in the eyes of the Egyptians, and they gave to them; and they spoiled the Egyptians.
Neither shalt thou favour a poor man in his cause.
And Moses said to Jehovah, Why hast thou done evil to thy servant, and why have I not found favour in thine eyes, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?
And if thou deal thus with me, slay me, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, that I may not behold my wretchedness.
and they said, If we have found favour in thine eyes, let this land be given to thy servants for a possession: bring us not over the Jordan.
When a man taketh a wife, and marrieth her, it shall be if she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a letter of divorce, and give it into her hand, and send her out of his house.
For Jehovah will judge his people, And shall repent in favour of his servants; When he seeth that power is gone, And there is none shut up or left.
And of Naphtali he said, Naphtali, satisfied with favour, And full of the blessing of Jehovah, Possess thou the west and the south.
For it was of Jehovah that their heart was hardened, to meet Israel in battle, that they might be utterly destroyed, and that there might be no favour shewn to them, but that they might be destroyed, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.
And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, Let me, I pray, go to the field and glean among the ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find favour. And she said to her, Go, my daughter.
Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said to him, Why have I found favour in thine eyes, that thou shouldest regard me, seeing I am a foreigner?
And she said, Let me find favour in thine eyes, my lord; for that thou hast comforted me, and for that thou hast spoken kindly to thy handmaid, though I am not like one of thy handmaidens.
And the boy Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with Jehovah and also with men.
And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he has found favour in my sight.
And David swore again and again, and said, Thy father certainly knows that I have found favour in thy sight: and he has thought, Jonathan shall not know this, lest he be grieved; but truly as Jehovah liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death.
and said, Let me go, I pray thee; for we have a family sacrifice in the city; and my brother himself has commanded me to be there; and now, if I have found favour in thy sight, let me go away, I pray thee, and see my brethren. He has therefore not come to the king's table.
Ask thy young men, and they will tell thee. Therefore let the young men find favour in thine eyes; for we come in a good day: give, I pray thee, what thy hand may find to thy servants, and to thy son David.
And David said to Achish, If now I have found favour in thine eyes, let them give me a place in some country-town, that I may abide there; for why should thy servant abide in the royal city with thee?
And Joab fell to the ground on his face and bowed himself, and blessed the king; and Joab said, To-day thy servant knows that I have found favour in thy sight, my lord, O king, in that the king has fulfilled the request of his servant.
And the king said to Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city. If I shall find favour in the eyes of Jehovah, he will bring me again, and shew me it, and its habitation.
And the king said to Ziba, Behold, thine are all that pertained to Mephibosheth. And Ziba said, I humbly bow myself: may I find favour in thy sight, my lord, O king.
And Hadad found great favour in the sight of Pharaoh, and he gave him as wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.
And now for a little space there hath been favour from Jehovah our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.
And I said to the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it.
And the maiden pleased him, and obtained favour before him; and he speedily gave her her things for purification, and her portions, and the seven maidens selected to be given her, out of the king's house; and he removed her and her maids to the best place of the house of the women.
And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins, and he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.
Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy care hath preserved my spirit;
Yea, thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; and many shall seek thy favour.
His children shall seek the favour of the poor, and his hands restore his wealth.
He shall pray unto +God, and he will receive him with favour; and he shall see his face with shoutings, and he will render unto man his righteousness.
For thou, Jehovah, wilt bless the righteous man; with favour wilt thou surround him as with a shield.
For a moment is passed in his anger, a life in his favour; at even weeping cometh for the night, and at morn there is rejoicing.
Jehovah, by thy favour thou hadst made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face; I was troubled.
And the daughter of Tyre with a gift, the rich ones among the people, shall court thy favour.
For thou art the glory of their strength; and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.
For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour her dust.
Remember me, O Jehovah, with thy favour toward thy people; visit me with thy salvation:
Let there be none to extend kindness unto him, neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children;
I have sought thy favour with my whole heart: be gracious unto me according to thy word.
For Jehovah will judge his people, and will repent in favour of his servants.
and thou shalt find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
For whoso findeth me findeth life, and obtaineth favour of Jehovah;
He that is earnest after good seeketh favour; but he that searcheth for mischief, it shall come upon him.
A good man obtaineth favour of Jehovah; but a man of mischievous devices will he condemn.
Good understanding procureth favour; but the way of the treacherous is hard.
Fools make a mock at trespass; but for the upright there is favour.
The king's favour is toward a wise servant; but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.
In the light of the king's countenance is life, and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.
Whoso hath found a wife hath found a good thing, and hath obtained favour from Jehovah.
Many court the favour of a noble; and every one is friend to a man that giveth.
The king's displeasure is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches; loving favour rather than silver and gold.
He that rebuketh a man shall afterwards find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to the intelligent, nor yet favour to men of knowledge; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
If favour be shewn to the wicked, he doth not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness he dealeth unjustly, and beholdeth not the majesty of Jehovah.
When its branches are withered they shall be broken off; women shall come and set them on fire. For it is a people of no intelligence; therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he who formed them will shew them no favour.
And the sons of the alien shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee. For in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.
and I will cast you forth out of this land, into a land that ye know not, ye nor your fathers; and there shall ye serve other gods day and night: because I will shew you no favour.
And God granted Daniel favour and mercy before the prince of the eunuchs.
And the angel said to her, Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favour with God;
And Jesus advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men.
praising God, and having favour with all the people; and the Lord added to the assembly daily those that were to be saved.
and delivered him out of all his tribulations, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he appointed him chief over Egypt and all his house.
who found favour before God, and asked to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob;
But when two years were completed, Felix was relieved by Porcius Festus as his successor; and Felix, desirous to oblige the Jews, to acquire their favour, left Paul bound.
But Festus, desirous of obliging the Jews, to acquire their favour, answering Paul, said, Art thou willing to go up to Jerusalem, there to be judged before me concerning these things?
by whom we have also access by faith into this favour in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God.
But shall not the act of favour be as the offence? For if by the offence of one the many have died, much rather has the grace of God, and the free gift in grace, which is by the one man Jesus Christ, abounded unto the many.
And shall not as by one that has sinned be the gift? For the judgment was of one to condemnation, but the act of favour, of many offences unto justification.
For the wages of sin is death; but the act of favour of God, eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
And with this confidence I purposed to come to you previously, that ye might have a second favour;
to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has taken us into favour in the Beloved:
I testify before God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, that thou keep these things without prejudice, doing nothing by favour.