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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

Luke 1:30

Favour (xarin).
Grace. Same root as xairw (rejoice) and xaritow in verse 28. To find favour is a common O.T. phrase. Xariv is a very ancient and common word with a variety of applied meanings. They all come from the notion of sweetness, charm, loveliness, joy, delight, like words of grace, Luke 4:22, growing grace, Ephesians 4:29, with grace, Colossians 4:6. The notion of kindness is in it also, especially of God towards men as here. It is a favourite word for Christianity, the Gospel of the grace of God (Acts 20:24) in contrast with law or works (John 1:16). Gratitude is expressed also (Luke 6:32), especially to God (Romans 6:17).

With God (para twi tewi).
Beside God.


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Bibliography Information
Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Luke 1:30". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=lu&chapter=001&verse=030>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.