Summary: GOD Is Very Nice Indeed, Let Me Count The Ways by: William R. Nabaza of www.Nabaza.com
GOD Is Very Nice Indeed, Let Me Count The Ways by: William R. Nabaza of www.Nabaza.com
Genesis 33:5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given thy servant.
graciously given from the Hebrew word: chanan - khaw-nan - properly to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior; to favor; to bestow; to implore; beseech; have pity upon
A primitive root (compare H2583); properly to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior; to favor, bestow; causatively to implore (that is, move to favor by petition): - beseech, X fair, (be, find, shew) favour (-able), be (deal, give, grant (gracious (-ly), intreat, (be) merciful, have (shew) mercy (on, upon), have pity upon, pray, make supplication, X very.
75 times it occured in King James Version
16 times appeared as "mercy", 12 times as "gracious", 12 times as "merciful", 10 times as "supplication", 8 times as "favour", 4 times as "besought", 4 times as "pity", 3 times as "graciously"
Total KJV Occurrences: 75
Deu_7:2, Psa_6:1-2 (2), Psa_9:13, Psa_25:16, Psa_27:7, Psa_30:10, Psa_31:9, Psa_37:21, Psa_51:1, Psa_86:16, Psa_123:2-3 (3), Pro_14:21, Pro_14:31
Gen_43:29, Exo_33:19 (2), Num_6:25, 2Ki_13:22-23 (2), Job_33:24, Isa_30:18-19 (2), Isa_33:2, Jer_22:23, Mal_1:9
Psa_26:11, Psa_37:26, Psa_41:4, Psa_41:10, Psa_57:1 (3), Psa_59:5, Psa_67:1, Psa_86:3, Psa_119:58, Psa_119:132
1Ki_8:33, 1Ki_8:47, 1Ki_8:59, 2Ch_6:24, Est_4:8, Job_8:5, Job_9:15, Psa_30:8, Psa_142:1, Hos_12:4
Deu_28:50, Psa_102:13-14 (2), Psa_109:12, Psa_112:5, Isa_27:10-11 (3)
Gen_42:21, Deu_3:23, 2Ki_1:13, Est_8:3
Job_19:21 (2), Pro_19:17, Pro_28:8
Gen_33:5, Gen_33:11, Psa_119:29
For lack of a better word, GOD IS VERY, VERY, INFINITELY AND ABSOLUTELY NICE INDEED, Let us count the ways.
1. HE FEEDS THE 5,000 AND 4,000 PEOPLE, HE DOESN'T WANT THEM TO GET HUNGRY (Matthew 14:15-21)
Look carefully at the KING OF KINGS, and LORD OF LORDS, "Jesus took the five loaves and the two fish. He looked up toward heaven and blessed the food. Then he broke the bread and handed it to his disciples, and they gave it to the people." (Matthew 14:19)
Mat 14:15 That evening the disciples came to Jesus and said, "This place is like a desert, and it is already late. Let the crowds leave, so they can go to the villages and buy some food."
Mat 14:16 Jesus replied, "They don't have to leave. Why don't you give them something to eat?"
Mat 14:17 But they said, "We have only five small loaves of bread and two fish."
Mat 14:18 Jesus asked his disciples to bring the food to him,
Mat 14:19 and he told the crowd to sit down on the grass. Jesus took the five loaves and the two fish. He looked up toward heaven and blessed the food. Then he broke the bread and handed it to his disciples, and they gave it to the people.