Lord’s Library editors answer the question “What does the Bible say about grace?” with specific Bible references.
Have you ever asked yourself the question “What does the Bible say about grace?” If you have, you’re definitely not alone! And since the Bible helps Christians form a foundational understanding of important topics, it’s imperative that one know how Scripture describes grace in different contexts. The Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines grace as “Appropriately, the free unmerited love and favor of God, the spring and source of all the benefits men receive from him” and “Favorable influence of God; divine influence or the influence of the spirit, in renewing the heart and restraining from sin.”
Now armed with a basic definition of grace, Lord’s Library editors thought it would be a helpful exercise to provide Biblical context. As a result, we compiled this short resource which captures all notable mentions of the word grace, as well as its other forms. If you’ve been wondering what the King James Bible says about grace, scroll on for additional detail.
Note: If you want to know what the Bible says about grace and 206 other important topics (to be exact), our editors recommend Spencer Smith’s Doctrine Matters: Bible Topic Guidebook.
What Does the Bible Say About Grace?
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”
“But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.”
2 Thessalonians 2:16
“Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,”
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,”
“That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”
“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.”
“Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.”
“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”
1 Corinthians 15:10
“But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
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