A STUDY OF “LOVE”
Love – used 311 times in 281 verses in Scripture
Strongs # G25 Strongs # G5368 Strongs # G26
agapao - (ag-ap-ah'-o) phileo -(fil-eh'-o) agape - (ag-ah'-pay)
to love (in a social or moral sense) to be a friend to [an individual or an love, that is, affection or
object], that is, have affection for benevolence; a love feast
What is Love?
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love (agape), joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, - LOVE IS A
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
2Ti 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love (agape), and of a sound mind. – LOVE IS A
STATE OF MIND
Joh 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love (agapao) one another; as I have loved (agapao) you, that ye also
love (agapao) one another.
Joh 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love (agape) one to another. – LOVE IS AN
IDENTIFYING TRAIT OF GODs PEOPLE
I CORINTHIANS 13
Suffereth Long – G3114 makrothumeo From the same as G3116; to be long spirited, that is, (objectively) forbearing or
(subjectively) patient: - bear (suffer) long, be longsuffering, have (long) patience, be patient, patiently endure.
G3114=[patience, bear long, suffereth long, patiently endured, long patience]
G3115 (longsuffering) makrothumia:
1) patience, endurance, constancy, steadfastness, perseverance
2) patience, forbearance, longsuffering, slowness in avenging wrongs
1Pe 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing,
wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
Eph 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love
Is Kind – G5541 chresteuomai to show oneself useful, that is, act benevolently: - be kind.
[this scripture is the only time G5541 is used in the NT]
G5543 (kind) chrestos
From G5530; employed, that is, (by implication) useful (in manner or morals): - better, easy, good (-ness), gracious, kind.
Luk 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the
children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
Eph 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Envieth Not – G2206 zeloo to have warmth of feeling for or against: - affect, covet (earnestly), (have) desire, (move with) envy, be
jealous over, (be) zealous (-ly affect).
G2205=[covet earnestly, desire, covet, jealous, zealously affect]
G5355 (envy) phthonos
Probably akin to the base of G5351; ill will (as detraction), that is, jealousy (spite): - envy.
Pro 14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
Mar 15:10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.
Vaunteth Not Itself - G4068 perpereuomai (braggart; perhaps by reduplication of the base of G4008); to boast: - vaunt itself.
[this scripture is the only time G4068 is used in the NT]
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G2744 (boast) kauchaomai (to boast); to vaunt (in a good or a bad sense): - (make) boast, glory, joy, rejoice.
2Co 9:2 For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and
your zeal hath provoked very many.
Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Is Not Puffed Up - G5448 phusioo - in the primary sense of blowing; to inflate, that is, (figuratively) make proud (haughty): - puff
[G5448 - this greek word is always translated “puffed up” in the NT]
1Co 8:1 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.
Psa 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
Pro 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
Doth Not Behave Itself Unseemly - G807 aschemoneo to be (that is, act) unbecoming: - behave self uncomely (unseemly).
[G807 – uncomely]
G808 (unseemly) aschemosune - an indecency; by implication the pudenda: - shame, that which is unseemly.
Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward
another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error
which was meet.
(Acts 5:annanias and saphira; lied, conspired together ahead of time)
Seeketh Not Her Own - G1438 heautou him (her, it, them, also [in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons]
my, thy, our, your) -self (-selves), etc.: - alone, her (own, -self), (he) himself, his (own), itself, one (to) another, our (thine) own (-selves), +
that she had, their (own, own selves), (of) them (-selves), they, thyself, you, your (own, own conceits, own selves, -selves).
G1438 [yourselves, itself, their, themselves, herself, himself]
Phi 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Phi 2:4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
Is Not Easily Provoked - G3947 paroxuno to sharpen alongside, that is, (figuratively) to exasperate: - easily
[G3947 – stirred]
G2042 (provoke) erethizo - From a presumed prolonged form of G2054; to stimulate (especially to anger): - provoke.
Col 3:21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
G3948 (provoke) paroxusmos - (“paroxysm”); incitement (to good), or dispute (in anger): - contention, provoke unto.
Heb 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Thinketh No Evil - G3049 logizomai to take an inventory, that is, estimate (literally or figuratively): - conclude, (ac-) count (of), +
despise, esteem, impute, lay, number, reason, reckon, suppose, think (on).
G2556 kakos worthless that is, (subjectively) depraved, or (objectively) injurious: - bad, evil, harm, ill, noisome, wicked.
[G2556 – wicked men, evil things, harm, ill, bad, noisome]
Rom 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
Act 9:13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
Rejoiceth Not In Iniquity - G93 adikia (legal) injustice (properly the quality, by implication the act); moral wrongfulness (of
charater, life or act): - iniquity, unjust, unrighteousness, wrong.
[G93 – unjust, unrighteousness, wrong]
Act 1:18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels
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Act 8:23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.
Rejoiceth In The Truth - G225 aletheia truth: - true, X truly, truth, verity.
[G225 – truly, true, verity]
Mar 5:33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
Joh 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full
of grace and truth.
Beareth All Things - G4722 stego to roof over, that is, (figuratively) to cover with silence (endure patiently): bear, suffer.
[G4722 – suffer, forbear]
1Th 3:1 Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;
1Th 3:5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our
labor be in vain.
Believeth All Things - G4100 pisteuo to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), that is, credit; by implication to
entrust (especially one’s spiritual well being to Christ): - believe (-r), commit (to trust), put in trust with.
[G4100 – believe, believing, believed, believest, trust, commit, made, believers, committed]
Mat 8:23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him,
Mat 9:28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this?
They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
Hopeth All Things - G1679 elpizo to expect or confide: - (have, thing) hope (-d) (for), trust.
[G1679 - trust]
Rom 8:24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
Rom 8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
2Co 1:10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;
Endureth All Things - G5278 hupomeno to stay under (behind), that is, remain; figuratively to undergo, that is, bear (trials),
have fortitude, persevere: - abide, endure, (take) patient (-ly), suffer, tarry behind.
[G5278 – patient, suffer, endure, patiently]
Mat 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Mat 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Never Faileth - G1601 ekpipto to drop away; specifically be driven out of one’s course; figuratively to lose, become inefficient: - be
cast, fail, fall (away, off), take none effect.
[G1601 – fall, fell off, cast, fallen, none effect, falleth away]
1Pe 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
2Pe 3:17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall
from your own steadfastness.
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