A collection of every verse in the New Testament containing the Greek word "ἀγάπη".
25 ἀγαπάω agapao verb 1) of persons 1a) to welcome, to entertain, to be fond of, to love dearly 2) of things 2a) to be well pleased, to be contented at or with a thing perhaps from agan (much) (or compare 5689); to love (in a social or moral sense):-(be-)love(-ed). 26 ἀγάπη agape noun 1) brotherly love, affection, good will, love, benevolence 2) love feasts from 25; love, i.e. affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast:-(feast of) charity(-ably), dear, love.
NOUN ἀγάπ-η , ἡ, A.love, LXX Je.2.2, Ca.2.7, al.; “ἀ. καὶ μῖσος” Ec.9.1; dub. l. in PBerol.9859 (ii B. C.<*>, Phld.Lib.p.52 O; of the love of husband and wife, Sch.Ptol.Tetr.52. 2. esp. love of God for man and of man for God, LXX Wi.3.9, Aristeas 229; “φόβος καὶ ἀ.” Ph.1.283, cf. Ep.Rom.5.8, 2 Ep.Cor.5.14, Ev.Luc.11.42, al.:—also brotherly love, charity, 1 Ep.Cor.13.1, al. II. in pl., love-feast, 2 Ep.Pet. 2.13, Ep.Jud.12. III. alms, charity, PGen.14 (iv/v A. D.). IV. ἀγάπη θεῶν, title of Isis, POxy.1380.109 (ii A. D.). VERB ἀγαπάω (Dor. ἀγανο-έω Archyt. ap. Stob.3.1.110), Ep. aor. A.“ἀγάπησα” Od.23.214: pf. “ἠγάπηκα” Isoc.15.147, etc. I. greet with affection (cf. foreg.), once in Hom., Od.l.c.:—in Trag. only show affection for the dead, “ὅτ᾽ ἠγάπα νεκρούς” E.Supp.764, cf.Hel.937:—Pass., to be regarded with affection, “ξένων εὐεργεσίαις ἀγαπᾶται” Pi.I.5(6).70:— generally, love, “ὥσπερ . . οἱ ποιηταὶ τὰ αὑτῶν ποιήματα καὶ οἱ πατέρες τοὺς παῖδας ἀγαπῶσι” Pl.R.330c, cf. Lg.928a; ὡς λύκοι ἄρν᾽ ἀγαπῶσ᾽ Poet. ap. Phdr.241d; ἀ. τοὺς ἐπαινέτας ib.257e; ἐπιστήμην, τὰ χρήματα, etc., Id.Phlb.62d, al.; “τούτους ἀγαπᾶ καὶ περὶ αὑτὸν ἔχει” D.2.19; “ὁ μέγιστον ἀγαπῶν δι᾽ ἐλάχιστ᾽ ὀργίζεται” Men.659; esp. of children, “αὐτὸν ἐτιθηνούμην ἀγαπῶσα” Id.Sam.32, etc.:—Pass., Pl.Plt.301d, etc.; “ὑπὸ τῶν θεῶν ἠγαπῆσθαι” D.61.9; “ὑπὸ τοῦ φθᾶ” OGI90.4 (Rosetta, ii B. C.); so in LXX of the love of God for man and of man for God, Is.41.8, De.11.1, al., cf. Ev.Jo.3.21, Ep.Rom.8.28:—as dist. fr. φιλέω (q. v.) implying regard rather than affection, but the two are interchanged, cf. X.Mem.2.7.9 and 12; φιλεῖσθαι defined as “ἀγαπᾶσθαι αὐτὸν δι᾽ αὑτόν” Arist.Rh.1371a21:—seldom of sexual love, for ἐράω, Arist.Fr.76, Luc.JTr.2; “ἀ. ἑταίραν” Anaxil.22.1 (but ἀ. ἑταίρας to be fond of them, X.Mem.1.5.4; ἐρωτικὴν μέμψιν ἡ ἀγαπωμένη λύει dub. in Democr.271):—of brotherly love, Ev.Matt.5.43, al. 2. persuade, entreat, LXX 2 Ch.18.2. 3. caress, pet, Plu.Per.1. II. of things, to be fond of, prize, desire, Pl.Ly.215a, 215b, etc.; “τὰ χρήματα” R. 330c; “μᾶλλον τὸ σκότος ἢ τὸ φῶς” Ev.Jo.3.19; prefer, “τὰ Φιλίππου δῶρα ἀντὶ τῶν κοινῇ τοῖς Ἕλλησι συμφερόντων” D.18.109:—Pass., “λιθίδια τὰ ἀγαπώμενα” highly prized, precious stones, Pl.Phd.110d. III. to be well pleased, contented, once in Hom., “οὐκ ἀγαπᾷς ὃ ἕκηλος . . μεθ᾽ ἡμῖν δαίνυσαι;” Od.21.289; freq. in Att., ἀγαπᾶν ὅτι . . Th.6.36; more commonly, ἀ. εἰ . . to be well content if . . , Lys.12.11, Pl.R.450a, al.; ἐὰν . . ib.330b, cf. Ar.V.684, Pl.Grg.483c, al. 2. c. part., “ἀ. τιμώμενος” Pl.R.475b, cf. Isoc.12.8, Antiph.169: c. inf., “οὐκ ἀ. τῶν ἴσων τυγχάνειν τοῖς ἄλλοις” Isoc.18.50, cf. D.55.19, Hdn.2.15.4, Alciphr. 3.61, Luc.DMort.12.4, etc. 3. c. dat. rei, to be contented with, “ἀ. τοῖς ὑπάρχουσιν ἀγαθοῖς” Lys.2.21; “τοῖς πεπραγμένοις” D.1.14. 4. c. acc. rei, tolerate, put up with, “μηκέτι τὴν ἐλευθερίαν ἀ.” Isoc. 4.140; “τὰ παρόντα” D.6.15; “τὸ δίκαιον” Pl.R.359a (Pass.), cf. Arist. Rh.1398a23. 5. rarely c. gen., ἵνα . . τῆς ἀξίας ἀγαπῶσιν may be content with the proper price, Alex.125.7. 6. abs., to be content, “ἀγαπήσαντες” Lycurg.73, cf. Luc.Nec.17. 7. c. inf., to be fond of doing, wont to do, like φιλέω, τοὺς Λυκίους ἀγαπῶντας τὸ τρίχωμα φορεῖν Arist.Oec.1348a29, cf. LXX Ho.12.7.
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25 ἀγαπάω agapao verb 1) of persons 1a) to welcome, to entertain, to be fond of, to love dearly 2) of things 2a) to be well pleased, to be contented at or with a thing perhaps from agan (much) (or compare 5689); to love (in a social or moral sense):-(be-)love(-ed).
Mat 5:43 - You have heard that it was said, "Love your neighbor" and "hate your enemy."
Mat 5:44 - But I say to you, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you,
Mat 5:46 - For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Even the tax collectors do the same, don"t they?
Mat 6:24 - "No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
Mat 19:19 - honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself."
Mat 22:37 - Jesus said to him, ""Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind."
Mat 22:39 - The second is like it: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
Mar 10:21 - As Jesus looked at him, he felt love for him and said, "You lack one thing. Go, sell whatever you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
Mar 12:30 - Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength."
Mar 12:31 - The second is: "Love your neighbor as yourself." There is no other commandment greater than these."
Mar 12:33 - And to love him with all your heart, with all your mind, and with all your strength and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices."
Luk 6:27 - "But I say to you who are listening: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
Luk 6:32 - "If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.
Luk 6:35 - But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to ungrateful and evil people.
Luk 7:42 - When they could not pay, he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?"
Luk 7:47 - Therefore I tell you, her sins, which were many, are forgiven, thus she loved much; but the one who is forgiven little loves little."
Luk 10:27 - The expert answered, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself."
Luk 11:43 - Woe to you Pharisees! You love the best seats in the synagogues and elaborate greetings in the marketplaces!
Luk 16:13 - No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money."
Joh 3:16 - For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
Joh 3:19 - Now this is the basis for judging: that the light has come into the world and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.
Joh 8:42 - Jesus replied, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come from God and am now here. I have not come on my own initiative, but he sent me.
Joh 11:5 - (Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.)
Joh 12:43 - For they loved praise from men more than praise from God.
Joh 13:1 - Just before the Passover feast, Jesus knew that his time had come to depart from this world to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now loved them to the very end.
Joh 13:23 - One of his disciples, the one Jesus loved, was at the table to the right of Jesus in a place of honor.
Joh 13:34 - "I give you a new commandment " to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
Joh 14:15 - "If you love me, you will obey my commandments.
Joh 14:21 - The person who has my commandments and obeys them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will reveal myself to him."
Joh 14:23 - Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him.
Joh 14:24 - The person who does not love me does not obey my words. And the word you hear is not mine, but the Father"s who sent me.
Joh 14:28 - You heard me say to you, "I am going away and I am coming back to you." If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am.
Joh 15:9 - "Just as the Father has loved me, I have also loved you; remain in my love.
Joh 15:12 - My commandment is this " to love one another just as I have loved you.
Joh 15:17 - This I command you " to love one another.
Joh 17:23 - I in them and you in me " that they may be completely one, so that the world will know that you sent me, and you have loved them just as you have loved me.
Joh 17:24 - "Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, so that they can see my glory that you gave me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
Joh 17:26 - I made known your name to them, and I will continue to make it known, so that the love you have loved me with may be in them, and I may be in them."
Joh 19:26 - So when Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing there, he said to his mother, "Woman, look, here is your son!"
Joh 21:7 - Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" So Simon Peter, when he heard that it was the Lord, tucked in his outer garment (for he had nothing on underneath it), and plunged into the sea.
Joh 21:15 - Then when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these do?" He replied, "Yes, Lord, you know I love you." Jesus told him, "Feed my lambs."
Joh 21:16 - Jesus said a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He replied, "Yes, Lord, you know I love you." Jesus told him, "Shepherd my sheep."
Joh 21:20 - Peter turned around and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them. (This was the disciple who had leaned back against Jesus" chest at the meal and asked, "Lord, who is the one who is going to betray you?")
Rom 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose,
Rom 8:37 - No, in all these things we have complete victory through him who loved us!
Rom 9:13 - just as it is written: "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."
Rom 9:25 - As he also says in Hosea: "I will call those who were not my people, "My people," and I will call her who was unloved, "My beloved.""
Rom 13:8 - Owe no one anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
Rom 13:9 - For the commandments, "Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not covet," (and if there is any other commandment) are summed up in this, "Love your neighbor as yourself."
1Co 2:9 - But just as it is written, "Things that no eye has seen, or ear heard, or mind imagined, are the things God has prepared for those who love him."
2Co 12:15 - Now I will most gladly spend and be spent for your lives! If I love you more, am I to be loved less?
Gal 2:20 - I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So the life I now live in the body, I live because of the faithfulness of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Gal 5:14 - For the whole law can be summed up in a single commandment, namely, "You must love your neighbor as yourself."
Eph 1:6 - to the praise of the glory of his grace that he has freely bestowed on us in his dearly loved Son.
Eph 2:4 - But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us,
Eph 5:2 - and live in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.
Eph 5:25 - Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her
Eph 5:28 - in the same way husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself
Eph 5:33 - Nevertheless, each one of you must also love his own wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
Eph 6:24 - Grace be with all of those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.
Col 3:12 - Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,
Col 3:19 - Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.
1Th 1:4 - We know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you,
1Th 4:9 - Now on the topic of brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another.
2Th 2:13 - But we ought to thank God always for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
2Th 2:16 - Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope,
2Ti 4:8 - Finally the crown of righteousness is reserved for me. The Lord, the righteous Judge, will award it to me in that day " and not to me only, but also to all who have set their affection on his appearing.
2Ti 4:10 - For Demas deserted me, since he loved the present age, and he went to Thessalonica. Crescens went to Galatia and Titus to Dalmatia.
Heb 1:9 - You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness. So God, your God, has anointed you over your companions with the oil of rejoicing."
Jam 1:12 - Happy is the one who endures testing, because when he has proven to be genuine, he will receive the crown of life that God promised to those who love him.
Jam 2:5 - Listen, my dear brothers and sisters! Did not God choose the poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?
Jam 2:8 - But if you fulfill the royal law as expressed in this scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing well.
1Pe 1:8 - You have not seen him, but you love him. You do not see him now but you believe in him, and so you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy,
1Pe 1:22 - You have purified your souls by obeying the truth in order to show sincere mutual love. So love one another earnestly from a pure heart.
1Pe 2:17 - Honor all people, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the king.
1Pe 3:10 - For the one who wants to love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from uttering deceit.
2Pe 2:15 - By forsaking the right path they have gone astray, because they followed the way of Balaam son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness,
1Jo 2:10 - The one who loves his fellow Christian resides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him.
1Jo 2:15 - Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him,
1Jo 3:10 - By this the children of God and the children of the devil are revealed: Everyone who does not practice righteousness " the one who does not love his fellow Christian " is not of God.
1Jo 3:11 - For this is the gospel message that you have heard from the beginning: that we should love one another,
1Jo 3:14 - We know that we have crossed over from death to life because we love our fellow Christians. The one who does not love remains in death.
1Jo 3:18 - Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue but in deed and truth.
1Jo 3:23 - Now this is his commandment: that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he gave us the commandment.
1Jo 4:7 - Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God.
1Jo 4:8 - The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1Jo 4:10 - In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
1Jo 4:11 - Dear friends, if God so loved us, then we also ought to love one another.
1Jo 4:12 - No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God resides in us, and his love is perfected in us.
1Jo 4:19 - We love because he loved us first.
1Jo 4:20 - If anyone says "I love God" and yet hates his fellow Christian, he is a liar, because the one who does not love his fellow Christian whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
1Jo 4:21 - And the commandment we have from him is this: that the one who loves God should love his fellow Christian too.
1Jo 5:1 - Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been fathered by God, and everyone who loves the father loves the child fathered by him.
1Jo 5:2 - By this we know that we love the children of God: whenever we love God and obey his commandments.
2Jo 1:5 - But now I ask you, lady (not as if I were writing a new commandment to you, but the one we have had from the beginning), that we love one another.
Rev 1:5 - and from Jesus Christ " the faithful witness, the firstborn from among the dead, the ruler over the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and has set us free from our sins at the cost of his own blood
Rev 3:9 - Listen! I am going to make those people from the synagogue of Satan " who say they are Jews yet are not, but are lying " Look, I will make them come and bow down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.
Rev 12:11 - But they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die.
Rev 20:9 - They went up on the broad plain of the earth and encircled the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and devoured them completely.
26 ἀγάπη agape noun 1) brotherly love, affection, good will, love, benevolence 2) love feasts from 25; love, i.e. affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast:-(feast of) charity(-ably), dear, love.
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