The same as H5118
, the patriarch of the flood.
A primitive root; properly to come
forth to, that is, appear
; transitively to attain
, that is, find
; figuratively to occur
or be present
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 12562
, that is, subjectively (kindness
) or objectively (beauty
in the eyes
Probably a primitive word; an eye
(literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain
(as the eye
of the landscape).
; (the) self Existent
or eternal; Jehovah
, Jewish national name of God.
_ _ But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord favor. What an awful state of things when only one man or one family of piety and virtue was now existing among the professed sons of God!
_ _ We have here Noah distinguished from the rest of the world, and a peculiar mark of honour put upon him. 1. When God was displeased with the rest of the world, he favoured Noah: But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord, Genesis 6:8. This vindicates God's justice in his displeasure against the world, and shows that he had strictly examined the character of every person in it before he pronounced it universally corrupt; for, there being one good man, he found him out, and smiled upon him. It also magnifies his grace towards Noah that he was made a vessel of God's mercy when all mankind besides had become the generation of his wrath: distinguishing favours bring under peculiarly strong obligations. Probably Noah did not find favour in the eyes of men; they hated and persecuted him, because both by his life and preaching he condemned the world. But he found grace in the eyes of the Lord, and this was honour and comfort enough. God made more account of Noah than of all the world besides, and this made him greater and more truly honourable than all the giants that were in those days, who became mighty men and men of renown. Let this be the summit of our ambition, to find grace in the eyes of the Lord; herein let us labour, that, present or absent, we may be accepted of him, 2 Corinthians 5:9. Those are highly favoured whom God favours. 2. When the rest of the world was corrupt and wicked, Noah kept his integrity: These are the generations of Noah (this is the account we have to give of him), Noah was a just man, Genesis 6:9. This character of Noah comes in here either, (1.) As the reason of God's favour to him; his singular piety qualified him for singular tokens of God's loving-kindness. Those that would find grace in the eyes of the Lord must be as Noah was and do as Noah did; God loves those that love him: or, (2.) As the effect of God's favour to him. It was God's good-will to him that produced this good work in him. He was a very good man, but he was no better than the grace of God made him, 1 Corinthians 15:10. Now observe his character. [1.] He was a just man, that is, justified before God by faith in the promised seed; for he was an heir of the righteousness which is by faith, Hebrews 11:7. he was sanctified, and had right principles and dispositions implanted in him; and he was righteous in his conversation, one that made conscience of rendering to all their due, to God his due and to men theirs. Note, None but a downright honest man can find favour with God. That conversation which will be pleasing to God must be governed by simplicity and godly sincerity, not by fleshly wisdom, 2 Corinthians 1:12. God has sometimes chosen the foolish things of the world, but he never chose the knavish things of it. [2.] He was perfect, not with a sinless perfection, but a perfection of sincerity; and it is well for us that by virtue of the covenant of grace, upon the score of Christ's righteousness, sincerity is accepted as our gospel perfection. [3.] He walked with God, as Enoch had done before him. He was not only honest, but devout; he walked, that is, he acted with God, as one always under his eye. He lived a life of communion with God; it was his constant care to conform himself to the will of God, to please him, and to approve himself to him. Note, God looks down upon those with an eye of favour who sincerely look up to him with an eye of faith. But, [4.] That which crowns his character is that thus he was, and thus he did, in his generation, in that corrupt degenerate age in which his lot was cast. It is easy to be religious when religion is in fashion; but it is an evidence of strong faith and resolution to swim against a stream to heaven, and to appear for God when no one else appears for him: so Noah did, and it is upon record, to his immortal honour.
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord This vindicates God's justice in his displeasure against the world, and shews that he had examined the character of every person in it, before he pronounced it universally corrupt; for there being one good man he smiled upon him.
But Noah (i) found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
(i) God was merciful to him.
Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou
hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some
evil take me, and I die:
And Moses said unto the LORD, See
, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know
thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight. ... And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do
this thing also that thou hast
spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.
For the LORD God [is
] a sun
: the LORD will give grace and glory: no
] will he withhold from them that walk
The LORD preserveth
all them that love him: but all the wicked
will he destroy.
thou find favour and good understanding
in the sight of God and man.
findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain
favour of the LORD.
] obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man
of wicked devices will he condemn.
Thus saith the LORD, The people
] left of the sword found
grace in the wilderness; [even
] Israel, when
I went to cause him to rest.
And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
favour before God, and desired
to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.
Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
Romans 11:6 And if
by grace, then [is it
] no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if [it be
] of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work
is no more work.
1 Corinthians 15:10
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.
But when it
pleased God, who
separated me from my mother's womb, and
] by his grace,
2 Timothy 1:18
The Lord grant unto him that he
may find mercy
of the Lord in that
day: and in how many things he ministered
unto me at Ephesus
, thou knowest very well.
For the grace
of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
justified by his grace, we should be made
heirs according to the hope
of eternal life.
Let us therefore come
boldly unto the throne
of grace, that we may obtain
mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
2 Peter 2:5
not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth
], a preacher
of righteousness, bringing
in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
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