Affection
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1 Corinthians 7:2
Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
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Colossians 3:5
Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
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Ephesians 5:5
For this you know, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
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Galatians 5:19-21
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Feeling or emotion. Mention is made of "vile affections" (Romans 1:26) and "inordinate affection" (Colossians 3:5). Christians are exhorted to set their affections on things above (Colossians 3:2). There is a distinction between natural and spiritual or gracious affections (Ezek. 33:32).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act of affecting or acting upon; the state of being affected.

2. (n.) An attribute; a quality or property; a condition; a bodily state; as, figure, weight, etc. , are affections of bodies.

3. (n.) Bent of mind; a feeling or natural impulse or natural impulse acting upon and swaying the mind; any emotion; as, the benevolent affections, esteem, gratitude, etc.; the malevolent affections, hatred, envy, etc.; inclination; disposition; propensity; tendency.

4. (n.) A settled good will; kind feeling; love; zealous or tender attachment; -- often in the pl. Formerly followed by to, but now more generally by for or towards; as, filial, social, or conjugal affections; to have an affection for or towards children.

5. (n.) Prejudice; bias.

6. (n.) Disease; morbid symptom; malady; as, a pulmonary affection.

7. (n.) The lively representation of any emotion.

8. (n.) Affectation.

9. (n.) Passion; violent emotion.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AFFECT; AFFECTION

a-fekt', a-fek'-shun: The literal meaning of "affect" is to act upon (Latin ad, "to," "upon," facio, "to do"). It has various shades of meaning, and occurs in the following senses in the English Bible:

(1) In its literal sense: Lamentations 3:51, "Mine eye affecteth my soul"

(2) In the sense of "to endeavor after," "desire," "court": Galatians 4:17, "They zealously affect (the Revised Version (British and American) "seek") you. that ye may affect (the Revised Version (British and American) "seek") them," i.e. they earnestly court your favor, that you may court theirs. Paul means that the proselytizing zeal of the Judaizers was rooted in personal ambition. The past part. "affected" (the Revised Version (British and American) "sought") has the same meaning in Galatians 4:18. The same Greek word (zeloo) is translated "desire earnestly" in the Revised Version (British and American) (1 Corinthians 12:31; 1 Corinthians 14:1, 39). "Affect" has a similar meaning in Ecclesiasticus 13:11.

(3) In the passive, it occurs in the sense of "to be disposed," in a neutral sense, with an adverb to characterize the nature of the disposition: Acts 14:2, "evil affected against the brethren" So also 2 Maccabees 4:21; 13:26.

"Affection" occurs in the following senses:

(1) In the literal sense: the state of having one's feelings acted upon or affected in some way; bent or disposition of mind, in a neutral sense (the nature of the affection, whether good or bad, needing further description in the context). So Colossians 3:2, "Set your affection (the Revised Version (British and American) "mind") on things above"; Colossians 3:5, "inordinate affection" (here "affection" by itself is neutral; the addition of the adjective makes it equivalent to "passion" in an evil sense, as in the Revised Version (British and American)).

(2) In a good sense: tender feeling, warm attachment, good will; the word in itself carrying a good meaning apart from the context. 1 Chronicles 29:3, "because I have set my affection on the house of my God"; Romans 1:31 2 Timothy 3:3, "without natural affection", 2 Corinthians 6:12 "Ye are straitened in your own affections" (lit. "bowels," regarded as the seat of kindly feelings, compare Eng "heart") So 2 Corinthians 7:15.

(3) In an evil sense in the plural = passions. Galatians 5:24, the flesh, with the affections (the Revised Version (British and American) "passions") and "lusts"; Romans 1:26, "God gave them unto vile affections" (the Revised Version (British and American) "passions").

"Affectioned" occurs once, in a neutral sense: Romans 12:10, "affectioned (i.e. "disposed") one to another" In 1 Thessalonians 2:8, we have "affectionately," in a good sense.

D. Miall Edwards

Greek
794. astorgos -- without natural affection
... without natural affection. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: astorgos Phonetic
Spelling: (as'-tor-gos) Short Definition: unloving, devoid of affection ...
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5384. philos -- beloved, dear, friendly
... 5384 -- a friend; someone loved (prized) in a personal, intimate way; a
trusted , held dear in a close bond of personal affection. ...
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4698. splagchnon -- the inward parts (heart, liver, lungs, etc.) ...
... the emotions NASB Word Usage affection (3), affections (1), heart (4), hearts (1),
intestines (1), tender (1). bowels, inward affection, tender mercy. ...
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5360. philadelphia -- the love of brothers, brotherly love
... brethren. 5360 (from 5384 , "loving friend" and 80 , "a brother") -- properly,
affection for the (fellow-believers). Word Origin ...
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3655b. homeiromai -- to desire earnestly
... 3655a, 3655b. homeiromai. 3656 . to desire earnestly. Transliteration:
homeiromai Short Definition: affection. Word Origin of uncertain ...
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5387. philostorgos -- tenderly loving
... 5387 (" love, shown by ") is that special affection shared between members
of -- people (divinely adopted) and serving the () ! ...
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5370. philema -- a kiss
... 5370 (from 5368 , "share warm affection") -- a to show respect or affection
between friends -- ie people sharing a deep (common) bond. ...
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5373. philia -- friendship
... of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: philia Phonetic Spelling: (fil-ee'-ah)
Short Definition: friendship Definition: friendship, affection, fondness, love ...
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3806. pathos -- that which befalls one, a passion, a suffering
... Word Origin from pascho Definition that which befalls one, a passion, a suffering
NASB Word Usage passion (2), passions (1). inordinate affection, lust. ...
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5368. phileo -- to love
... Transliteration: phileo Phonetic Spelling: (fil-eh'-o) Short Definition: I love,
kiss Definition: I love (of friendship), regard with affection, cherish; I kiss ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5689. agab -- to have inordinate affection, lust
... 5688, 5689. agab. 5690 . to have inordinate affection, lust. Transliteration:
agab Phonetic Spelling: (aw-gab') Short Definition: lusted. Word Origin a prim ...
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7521. ratsah -- to be pleased with, accept favorably
... be acceptable, accomplish, set affection, approve, consent with. A primitive
root; to be pleased with; specifically, to satisfy a ...
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158. ahab -- love (noun)
... 1). lover. From 'ahab; affection (in a good or a bad sense) -- love(-r). see
HEBREW 'ahab. 157, 158. ahab. 159 . Strong's Numbers.
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2836a. chashaq -- to be attached to, love
... root Definition to be attached to, love NASB Word Usage have a desire (1), kept
(1), longs (1), loved (1), pleased* (2), set his affection (1), set his love (1 ...
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4261. machmad -- desire, desirable thing
... From chamad; delightful; hence, a delight, ie Object of affection or desire -- beloved,
desire, goodly, lovely, pleasant (thing). see HEBREW chamad. ...
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3033. yediduth -- love
... dearly beloved. From ydiyd; properly, affection; concretely, a darling object --
dearly beloved. see HEBREW ydiyd. 3032, 3033. yediduth. 3034 . ...
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157. aheb -- to love
... beloved like, friend. Or raheb {aw-habe'}; a primitive root; to have affection for
(sexually or otherwise) -- (be-)love(-d, -ly, -r), like, friend. 156, 157. ...
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2245. chabab -- to love
... love. A primitive root (compare chaba', chabah); properly, to hide (as in the bosom),
ie To cherish (with affection) -- love. see HEBREW chaba'. ...
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Library

And Yet, by Reason of that Affection of the Human Heart...
... 9. And yet, by reason of that affection of the human heart� 9. And yet,
by reason of that affection of the human heart, whereby ...
/.../augustine/on care to be had for the dead /9 and yet by reason.htm

This Affection the Martyrs of Christ Contending for the Truth did ...
... 10. This affection the Martyrs of Christ contending for the truth did overcome�
10. This affection the Martyrs of Christ contending ...
/.../augustine/on care to be had for the dead /10 this affection the martyrs.htm

I Mean by Charity that Affection of the Mind which Aims at the ...
... Book 3 Chapter 16. I mean by charity that affection of the mind which aims
at the enjoyment� 16. I mean by charity that affection ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books/chapter 16 i mean by.htm

Family Affection from Religious Principles.
... 928. " Family Affection from Religious Principles. 928. SM Watts. Family
Affection from Religious Principles. 1 How pleasing, Lord! ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/928 family affection from.htm

Clement's Affection for Peter.
... Book VII. Chapter V."Clement's Affection for Peter. Then I:answered: "Think
not, my lord, that I suffer these things unreasonably ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter v clements affection for peter.htm

The Flesh, Carnal Affection.
... Book I. Chapter 35 [XXXI.]"The Flesh, Carnal Affection. But we have in the
apostle's own language, a little before, a sufficiently ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 35 xxxi the flesh carnal.htm

That Charity and Brotherly Affection are to be Religiously and ...
... Third Book. 3. That charity and brotherly affection are to be religiously and
stedfastly practised. In Malachi: "Hath not one God created us? ...
/.../three books of testimonies against the jews/3 that charity and brotherly.htm

How that a Man's Affection is Marvelously Changed in Ghostly ...
... HERE BEGINNETH THE NINE AND SIXTIETH CHAPTER How that a man's affection is marvelously
changed in ghostly feeling of this nought, when it is nowhere wrought. ...
/.../anonymous/the cloud of unknowing/here beginneth the nine and 5.htm

The Following Letter is Added as a Specimen, Out of a Very Large ...
... The following letter is added as a specimen, out of a very large number, of the
natural, almost playful style, and tone of warm affection, in which Chrysostom ...
/.../chrysostom/on the priesthood/the following letter is added.htm

God is the Chief Good, whom we are to Seek after with Supreme ...
... Of the Morals of the Catholic Church. Chapter 8. "God is the Chief Good,
Whom We are to Seek After with Supreme Affection. 13. ...
/.../chapter 8 name is the.htm

Thesaurus
Affection (30 Occurrences)
... Mention is made of "vile affections" (Romans 1:26) and "inordinate affection"
(Colossians 3:5). Christians are exhorted to set their affections on things above ...
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Affect (3 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To love; to regard with affection. ... 9. (vt) To assign; to appoint. 10.
(n.) Affection; inclination; passion; feeling; disposition. Int. ...
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Tend (24 Occurrences)
... breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me more
than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I have affection for you ...
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Brotherly (8 Occurrences)
... man. Brotherhood is first known as the relation between sons of the same
parent, a relation of tender affection and benevolence. ...
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Passions (26 Occurrences)
... and American) "passion" in this sense is the translation of pathos, in its three
occurrences: Romans 1:26 (the King James Version "affection"); Colossians 3:5 ...
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Kiss (39 Occurrences)
... Of affection (Genesis 27:26, 27; 29:13; Luke 7:38, 45); reconciliation (Genesis
33:4; 2 Samuel 14:33); leave-taking (Genesis 31:28, 55; Ruth 1:14; 2 Samuel 19 ...
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Friendship (13 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The state of being friends; friendly relation, or attachment, to a person,
or between persons; affection arising from mutual esteem and good will ...
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Friend (139 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) One who entertains for another such sentiments of esteem, respect, and
affection that he seeks his society aud welfare; a well-wisher; an intimate ...
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Passion (82 Occurrences)
... and American) "passion" in this sense is the translation of pathos, in its three
occurrences: Romans 1:26 (the King James Version "affection"); Colossians 3:5 ...
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Feed (117 Occurrences)
... breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me more
than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I have affection for you ...
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Bible Concordance
Affection (30 Occurrences)

Mark 14:45 So he came, and going straight to Jesus he said, "Rabbi!" and kissed Him with seeming affection;
(WEY)

John 5:20 For the Father has affection for the Son, and shows him all things that he himself does. He will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel.
(WEB)

John 11:3 The sisters therefore sent to him, saying, "Lord, behold, he for whom you have great affection is sick."
(WEB)

John 11:36 The Jews therefore said, "See how much affection he had for him!"
(WEB)

John 16:27 for the Father himself has affection for you, because ye have had affection for me, and have believed that I came out from God.
(DBY)

John 21:15 So when they had eaten their breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I have affection for you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs."
(WEB)

John 21:16 He said to him again a second time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I have affection for you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep."
(WEB)

John 21:17 He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you have affection for me?" Peter was grieved because he asked him the third time, "Do you have affection for me?" He said to him, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I have affection for you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.
(WEB)

Romans 1:31 without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, unforgiving, unmerciful;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Romans 12:10 In love of the brothers be tenderly affectionate one to another; in honor preferring one another;
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

1 Corinthians 7:3 Let the husband render to his wife the affection owed her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.
(WEB)

2 Corinthians 6:12 You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted by your own affections.
(Root in WEB ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 7:7 but also by the fact that he had felt comforted on your account, and by the report which he brought of your eager affection, of your grief, and of your jealousy on my behalf, so that I rejoiced more than ever.
(WEY)

2 Corinthians 7:11 For mark the effects of this very thing--your having sorrowed with a godly sorrow--what earnestness it has called forth in you, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing affection, what jealousy, what meting out of justice! You have completely wiped away reproach from yourselves in the matter.
(WEY)

2 Corinthians 7:15 His affection is more abundantly toward you, while he remembers all of your obedience, how with fear and trembling you received him.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Philippians 1:8 For God is my witness how I yearn over all of you with tender Christian affection.
(WEY NAS RSV NIV)

Philippians 2:1 If there is therefore any exhortation in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassion,
(See NAS RSV)

Colossians 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
(KJV WBS)

Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
(KJV WBS)

1 Thessalonians 2:8 Even so, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you, not the Good News of God only, but also our own souls, because you had become very dear to us.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS NAS RSV)

1 Thessalonians 4:5 not in the affection of desire, as also the nations that were not knowing God,
(YLT)

2 Timothy 3:3 without natural affection, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Philemon 1:6 praying as I do, that their participation in your faith may result in others fully recognizing all the right affection that is in us toward Christ.
(WEY)

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth through the Spirit in sincere brotherly affection, love one another from the heart fervently:
(WEB)

2 Peter 1:7 and in godliness brotherly affection; and in brotherly affection, love.
(WEB WEY RSV)

Deuteronomy 10:15 Only Yahweh had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all peoples, as at this day.
(See NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 29:3 In addition, because I have set my affection on the house of my God, seeing that I have a treasure of my own of gold and silver, I give it to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Proverbs 5:19 As a loving hind and a gentle doe, let her breasts ever give you rapture; let your passion at all times be moved by her love.
(See RSV)

Jeremiah 31:3 Jehovah appeared of old unto me,'saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
(See JPS)

Ezekiel 24:21 Speak to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the pride of your power, the desire of your eyes, and that which your soul pities; and your sons and your daughters whom you have left behind shall fall by the sword.
(See NIV)

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