In my bible study reading this morning, Romans 8:32 particularly jumped off the page and caught my attention. God will give us all things! And then I wondered, what does the word “give” in this particular verse mean, and what other bible verses use the same word? I then found another Greek word for “give” and studied some of the scriptures that use this same word. Here’s a quick bible study about what I found!
The Greek word, “charizomai”, means:
- To something agreeable or pleasant; to do a favor to; to gratify
- To give graciously; give freely; bestow; grant
- To grant forgiveness; to pardon
- To graciously restore one to another
Bible verses that include this Greek word “charizomai”, meaning to give:
Romans 8:32 (AMP)
He who did not spare [even] His own Son, but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?
Romans 8:32 (NLT)
Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?
Luke 7:21 (AMP)
At that very hour Jesus healed many people of sicknesses and infirmities and evil spirits; and He gave [the gracious gift of] sight to many who were blind.
1 Corinthians 2:12 (AMP)
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the [Holy] Spirit who is from God, so that we may know and understand the [wonderful] things freely given to us by God.
2 Corinthians 2:10 (NKJV)
Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ
Philippians 2:9 (NLV)
Because of this, God lifted Jesus high above everything else. He gave Him a name that is greater than any other name.
Matthew 7:7 (NKJV)
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
The Greek word, “didomi”, means:
- To give something to someone
- To bestow a gift
- To grant, give to one asking, let have
- To supply, furnish
- To give over to one’s care, intrust, commit something to be administered
- To give what is due or obligatory, to pay wages or a reward
- To appoint to an office
- To cause to come forth
- To give one to someone, to follow him as a leader and master
- To grant or permit; to commission
Some of the bible verses that use this Greek word, “didomi”, to give, include:
Matthew 7:7 (NKJV)
[Jesus speaking] “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
Matthew 4:9 (NKJV)
And he [satan] said to Him [Jesus], “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
Matthew 7:11 (NLT)
So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.
Matthew 10:7-8 (AMP)
And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
Matthew 13:12 (NKJV)
For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.
Matthew 16:19 (NKJV)
And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
Matthew 25:29 (NKJV)
For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.
Matthew 26:26 (NLT)
As they were eating, Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “Take this and eat it, for this is my body.”
Luke 6:38 (AMP)
Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over [with no space left for more]. For with the standard of measurement you use [when you do good to others], it will be measured to you in return.”
Luke 9:1 (AMP)
Now Jesus called together the twelve [disciples] and gave them [the right to exercise] power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases.
Luke 9:16 (AMP)
Then He [Jesus] took the five loaves and the two fish, and He looked up to heaven [and gave thanks] and blessed them, and broke them and kept giving them to the disciples to set before the crowd.
Luke 10:19 (NKJV)
[Jesus speaking] Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Luke 12:32 (AMP)
Do not be afraid and anxious, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
John 1:12 (NKJV)
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
John 3:16 (NKJV)
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 (AMP)
“For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.