25. agapaó
Strong's Concordance
agapaó: to love
Original Word: ἀγαπάω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: agapaó
Phonetic Spelling: (ag-ap-ah'-o)
Short Definition: I love
Definition: I love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem.
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Cognate: 25 agapáō – properly, to prefer, to love; for the believer, preferring to "live through Christ" (1 Jn 4:9,10), i.e. embracing God's will (choosing His choices) and obeying them through His power. 25 (agapáō) preeminently refers to what God prefers as He "is love" (1 Jn 4:8,16). See 26 (agapē).

With the believer, 25 /agapáō ("to love") means actively doing what the Lord prefers, with Him (by His power and direction). True 25 /agapáō ("loving") is always defined by God – a "discriminating affection which involves choice and selection" (WS, 477). 1 Jn 4:8,16,17 for example convey how loving ("preferring," 25 /agapáō) is Christ living His life through the believer.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain origin
Definition
to love
NASB Translation
beloved (8), felt a love for (1), love (1), love (75), loved (38), loves (20).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 25: ἀγαπάω

ἀγαπάω, (ῶ; (imperfect ἠγάπων); future ἀγαπήσω; 1 aorist ἠγάπησα; perfect active (1 person plural ἠγαπήκαμεν, 1 John 4:10 WH text), participle ἠγαπηκῶς (2 Timothy 4:8); passive (present ἀγαπῶμαι); perfect participle ἠγαπημένος; 1 future ἀγαπηθήσομαι; (akin to ἄγαμαι (Fick, Part 4:12; see ἀγαθός, at the beginning)); to love, to be full of good-will and exhibit the same: Luke 7:47; 1 John 4:7f; with the accusative of the person, to have a preference for, wish well to, regard the welfare of: Matthew 5:43ff; Matthew 19:19; Luke 7:5; John 11:5; Romans 13:8; 2 Corinthians 11:11; 2 Corinthians 12:15; Galatians 5:14; Ephesians 5:25, 28; 1 Peter 1:22, and elsewhere; used often in the First Epistle of John of the love of Christians toward one another; of the benevolence which God, in providing salvation for men, has exhibited by sending his Son to them and giving him up to death, John 3:16; Romans 8:37; 2 Thessalonians 2:16; 1 John 4:11, 19; (noteworthy is Jude 1:1 L T Tr WH τοῖς ἐν Θεῷ πατρί ἠγαπημένοις; see ἐν, I. 4, and cf. Lightfoot on Colossians 3:12); of the love which led Christ, in procuring human salvation, to undergo sufferings and death, Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 5:2; of the love with which God regards Christ, John 3:35; (v. L marginal reading); ; Ephesians 1:6. When used of love to a master, God or Christ, the word involves the idea of affectionate reverence, prompt obedience, grateful recognition of benefits received: Matthew 6:24; Matthew 22:37; Romans 8:28; 1 Corinthians 2:9; 1 Corinthians 8:3; James 1:12; 1 Peter 1:8; 1 John 4:10, 20, and elsewhere. With an accusative of the thing ἀγαπάω denotes "to take pleasure in the thing, prize it above other things, be unwilling to abandon it or do without it": δικαιοσύνην, Hebrews 1:9 (i. e. steadfastly to cleave to); τήν δόξαν, John 12:43; τήν πρωτοκαθεδρίαν, Luke 11:43; τό σκότος; and τό φῶς, John 3:19; τόν κόσμον. 1 John 2:15; τόν νῦν αἰῶνα, 2 Timothy 4:10, — both which last phrases signify to set the heart on earthly advantages and joys; τήν ψυχήν αὐτῶν, Revelation 12:11; ζωήν, 1 Peter 3:10 (to derive pleasure from life, render it agreeable to himself); to welcome with desire, long for: τήν ἐπιφάνειαν αὐτοῦ, 2 Timothy 4:8 (Wis. 1:1 Wis. 6:13; Sir. 4:12, etc.; so of a person: ἠγαπήθη, Wis. 4:10, cf. Grimm at the passage). Concerning the unique proof of love which Jesus gave the apostles by washing their feet, it is said ἠγάπησεν αὐτούς, John 13:1, cf. Lücke or Meyer at the passage (but others take ἀγαπήσας here more comprehensively, see Weiss's Meyer, Godet, Westcott, Keil). The combination ἀγάπην ἀγαπᾶν τινα occurs, when a relative intervenes, in John 17:26; Ephesians 2:4 (2 Samuel 13:15 where τό μῖσος ἐμίσησεν αὐτήν is contrasted; cf. Genesis 49:25 εὐλόγησε σε εὐλογίαν; Ps. Sal. (in manuscript Pseudepig. Vet. Test. edition Fabric. i., p. 966; Libri Apocr. etc., edition Fritzsche, p. 588) δόξαν ἥν ἐδόξασεν αὐτήν); cf. Winers Grammar, § 32, 2; (Buttmann, 148f (129)); Grimm on 1 Macc. 2:54. On the difference between ἀγαπάω and φιλέω, see φιλέω. Cf. ἀγάπη, 1 at the end

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
indignation.

Perhaps from agan (much); to love (in a social or moral sense) -- (be-)love(-ed). Compare phileo.

see GREEK phileo

Forms and Transliterations
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143 Occurrences


ἀγαπᾷ — 12 Occ.
ἀγαπᾷν — 8 Occ.
ἀγαπᾷς — 2 Occ.
ἀγαπᾶτε — 15 Occ.
ἀγαπάτω — 1 Occ.
ἀγαπήσαντος — 2 Occ.
ἀγαπήσας — 3 Occ.
ἀγαπήσατε — 1 Occ.
ἀγαπήσητε — 1 Occ.
ἀγαπήσει — 4 Occ.
Ἀγαπήσεις — 10 Occ.
ἀγαπήσω — 1 Occ.
ἀγαπηθήσεται — 1 Occ.
ἀγαπῶ — 5 Occ.
ἀγαπῶμαι — 1 Occ.
ἀγαπῶμεν — 10 Occ.
ἀγαπῶν — 14 Occ.
ἀγαπῶντας — 3 Occ.
ἀγαπῶντι — 1 Occ.
ἀγαπώντων — 1 Occ.
ἀγαπῶσιν — 5 Occ.
ἠγάπα — 5 Occ.
ἠγαπᾶτε — 2 Occ.
ἠγαπήκαμεν — 1 Occ.
ἠγαπηκόσι — 1 Occ.
ἠγαπημένην — 3 Occ.
ἠγαπημένῳ — 1 Occ.
ἠγαπημένοι — 3 Occ.
ἠγαπημένοις — 1 Occ.
ἠγάπησα — 5 Occ.
ἠγάπησαν — 3 Occ.
ἠγάπησας — 5 Occ.
ἠγάπησεν — 12 Occ.

Matthew 5:43 V-FIA-2S
GRK: ὅτι ἐρρέθη Ἀγαπήσεις τὸν πλησίον
NAS: that it was said, YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR
KJV: it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy
INT: that it was said You will love neighbor

Matthew 5:44 V-PMA-2P
GRK: λέγω ὑμῖν ἀγαπᾶτε τοὺς ἐχθροὺς
NAS: But I say to you, love your enemies
KJV: say unto you, Love your enemies,
INT: say to you Love enemies

Matthew 5:46 V-ASA-2P
GRK: ἐὰν γὰρ ἀγαπήσητε τοὺς ἀγαπῶντας
NAS: For if you love those who love
KJV: For if ye love them which love
INT: if indeed you love those who love

Matthew 5:46 V-PPA-AMP
GRK: ἀγαπήσητε τοὺς ἀγαπῶντας ὑμᾶς τίνα
NAS: those who love you, what
KJV: ye love them which love you, what
INT: you love those who love you what

Matthew 6:24 V-FIA-3S
GRK: τὸν ἕτερον ἀγαπήσει ἢ ἑνὸς
NAS: the one and love the other,
KJV: the one, and love the other; or else
INT: the other he will love or [the] one

Matthew 19:19 V-FIA-2S
GRK: μητέρα καί Ἀγαπήσεις τὸν πλησίον
NAS: AND MOTHER; and YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR
KJV: and, Thou shalt love thy
INT: mother and You will love neighbor

Matthew 22:37 V-FIA-2S
GRK: ἔφη αὐτῷ Ἀγαπήσεις Κύριον τὸν
NAS: And He said to him, 'YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD
KJV: unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord
INT: he said to him You will love [the] Lord the

Matthew 22:39 V-FIA-2S
GRK: ὁμοία αὕτη Ἀγαπήσεις τὸν πλησίον
NAS: is like it, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR
KJV: unto it, Thou shalt love thy
INT: [is] like it You will love the neighbor

Mark 10:21 V-AIA-3S
GRK: ἐμβλέψας αὐτῷ ἠγάπησεν αὐτὸν καὶ
NAS: at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said
KJV: beholding him loved him, and
INT: having looked upon him loved him and

Mark 12:30 V-FIA-2S
GRK: καὶ ἀγαπήσεις Κύριον τὸν
NAS: AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD
KJV: And thou shalt love the Lord thy
INT: And you will love [the] Lord

Mark 12:31 V-FIA-2S
GRK: δευτέρα αὕτη Ἀγαπήσεις τὸν πλησίον
NAS: is this, YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR
KJV: [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy
INT: [the] second this You will love the neighbor

Mark 12:33 V-PNA
GRK: καὶ τὸ ἀγαπᾷν αὐτὸν ἐξ
NAS: AND TO LOVE HIM WITH ALL THE HEART
KJV: And to love him with
INT: and to love him with

Mark 12:33 V-PNA
GRK: καὶ τὸ ἀγαπᾷν τὸν πλησίον
NAS: THE STRENGTH, AND TO LOVE ONE'S NEIGHBOR
KJV: and to love [his] neighbour
INT: and to love [one's] neighbor

Luke 6:27 V-PMA-2P
GRK: τοῖς ἀκούουσιν ἀγαπᾶτε τοὺς ἐχθροὺς
NAS: to you who hear, love your enemies,
KJV: which hear, Love your enemies,
INT: who hear Love the enemies

Luke 6:32 V-PIA-2P
GRK: καὶ εἰ ἀγαπᾶτε τοὺς ἀγαπῶντας
NAS: If you love those who love
KJV: For if ye love them which love you,
INT: And if you love those who love

Luke 6:32 V-PPA-AMP
GRK: ἀγαπᾶτε τοὺς ἀγαπῶντας ὑμᾶς ποία
NAS: those who love you, what
KJV: if ye love them which love you, what
INT: you love those who love you what

Luke 6:32 V-PPA-AMP
GRK: ἁμαρτωλοὶ τοὺς ἀγαπῶντας αὐτοὺς ἀγαπῶσιν
NAS: sinners love those
KJV: also love those that love
INT: sinners those who love them love

Luke 6:32 V-PIA-3P
GRK: ἀγαπῶντας αὐτοὺς ἀγαπῶσιν
NAS: love those who love them.
KJV: also love those that love them.
INT: love them love

Luke 6:35 V-PMA-2P
GRK: πλὴν ἀγαπᾶτε τοὺς ἐχθροὺς
NAS: But love your enemies, and do good,
KJV: But love ye your enemies,
INT: But love the enemies

Luke 7:5 V-PIA-3S
GRK: ἀγαπᾷ γὰρ τὸ
NAS: for he loves our nation
KJV: For he loveth our nation,
INT: he loves indeed the

Luke 7:42 V-FIA-3S
GRK: αὐτῶν πλεῖον ἀγαπήσει αὐτόν
NAS: So which of them will love him more?
KJV: which of them will love him most?
INT: of them most will love him

Luke 7:47 V-AIA-3S
GRK: πολλαί ὅτι ἠγάπησεν πολύ ᾧ
NAS: have been forgiven, for she loved much;
KJV: are forgiven; for she loved much: but
INT: many for she loved much to whom

Luke 7:47 V-PIA-3S
GRK: ἀφίεται ὀλίγον ἀγαπᾷ
NAS: is forgiven little, loves little.
KJV: is forgiven, [the same] loveth little.
INT: is forgiven little he loves

Luke 10:27 V-FIA-2S
GRK: ἀποκριθεὶς εἶπεν Ἀγαπήσεις Κύριον τὸν
NAS: And he answered, YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD
KJV: said, Thou shalt love the Lord
INT: having answered he said You will love [the] Lord the

Luke 11:43 V-PIA-2P
GRK: Φαρισαίοις ὅτι ἀγαπᾶτε τὴν πρωτοκαθεδρίαν
NAS: to you Pharisees! For you love the chief seats
KJV: for ye love the uppermost seats
INT: Pharisees for you love the first seat

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