Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) One who loves; one who is in love; -- usually limited, in the singular, to a person of the male sex.
2. (n.) A friend; one strongly attached to another; one who greatly desires the welfare of any person or thing; as, a lover of his country.
3. (n.) One who has a strong liking for anything, as books, science, or music.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaLOVER
luv'-er ('ohebh, 'ahebh): In the Old Testament 'ohebh, from 'ahebh, "to love," is sometimes "lover" in the sense of "friend," in the older English sense of the word (1 Kings 5:1, "Hiram was ever a lover of David"; Psalm 38:11; Psalm 88:18 Lamentations 1:2); more frequently it has the meaning of "lover" in the special sense, sometimes in the evil sense of the word (Jeremiah 22:20, 22; Jeremiah 30:14 Ezekiel 16:33, 36, etc.; Hosea 2:5, 7, 10, etc.); `aghabh, "to love" (Jeremiah 4:30), rea`, "companion" (Jeremiah 3:1), and ahabhim, "loves" (Hosea 8:9), are also translated "lovers" in this sense.
Greek5367. philautos -- loving oneself
... 5367 (an adjective, derived from 5384 , "lover" and 846 , "of self") -- properly,
a lover of , describing someone preoccupied with their own selfish desires ...
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5387. philostorgos -- tenderly loving
5366. philarguros -- loving money
5377. philotheos -- loving God
5386. philosophos -- a philosopher
5369. philedonos -- loving pleasure
865. aphilagathos -- without love of good
5382. philoxenos -- loving strangers
5358. philagathos -- loving that which is good
5389. philotimeomai -- to love or seek after honor
Strong's Hebrew7453. rea -- friend, companion, fellow
... Usage another (27), another's (5), another* (1), companion (3), fellow (1), friend
(30), friend's (1), friends (18), husband (1), kind (1), lover (1), lovers (1 ...
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5689. agab -- to have inordinate affection, lust
1730. dod -- beloved, love, uncle
158. ahab -- love (noun)
7901. shakab -- to lie down
157. aheb -- to love
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ThesaurusLover (55 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A friend; one strongly attached to another; one who greatly desires the
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Songs (100 Occurrences)
Loves (97 Occurrences)
Invites (7 Occurrences)
Feasting (39 Occurrences)
Training (32 Occurrences)
Tax-farmers (14 Occurrences)
Raises (17 Occurrences)
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Bible ConcordanceLover (55 Occurrences)
Matthew 11:19 The Son of man has come feasting, and they say, See, a lover of food and wine, a friend of tax-farmers and sinners! And wisdom is judged to be right by her works.
Luke 7:34 The Son of man came feasting, and you say, Here is a lover of food and wine, a friend of tax-farmers and sinners.
Luke 10:6 And if there is a lover of peace there, your peace shall rest upon it; otherwise come back upon you.
John 18:37 Then Pilate said to him, Are you then a king? Jesus made answer, You say that I am a king. For this purpose was I given birth, and for this purpose I came into the world, that I might give witness to what is true. Every lover of what is true gives ear to my voice.
1 Timothy 3:3 no brawler, no striker; but gentle, not contentious, no lover of money;
Titus 1:8 but given to hospitality, as a lover of good, sober minded, fair, holy, self-controlled;
Hebrews 1:9 You have been a lover of righteousness and a hater of evil; and so God, your God, has put the oil of joy on your head more than on the heads of those who are with you.
Genesis 39:7 And after a time, his master's wife, looking on Joseph with desire, said to him, Be my lover.
Genesis 39:10 And day after day she went on requesting Joseph to come to her and be her lover, but he would not give ear to her.
Numbers 5:13 By taking as her lover another man, and keeps it secret so that her husband has no knowledge of it, and there is no witness against her, and she is not taken in the act;
Numbers 5:19 And he will make her take an oath, and say to her, If no man has been your lover and you have not been with another in place of your husband, you are free from this bitter water causing the curse;
Numbers 5:20 But if you have been with another in place of your husband and have made yourself unclean with a lover:
Judges 16:15 And she said to him, Why do you say you are my lover when your heart is not mine? Three times you have made sport of me, and have not made clear to me the secret of your great strength.
2 Samuel 17:25 And Absalom put Amasa at the head of the army in place of Joab. Now Amasa was the son of a man named Ithra the Ishmaelite, who had been the lover of Abigail, the daughter of Jesse, sister of Zeruiah, Joab's mother.
1 Kings 5:1 Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Hiram was ever a lover of David.
2 Chronicles 26:10 And he put up towers in the waste land and made places for storing water, for he had much cattle, in the low hills and in the table land; and he had farmers and vine-keepers in the mountains and in the fertile land, for he was a lover of farming.
Psalms 11:5 The Lord puts the upright and the sinner to the test, but he has hate in his soul for the lover of violent acts.
Psalms 11:7 For the Lord is upright; he is a lover of righteousness: the upright will see his face.
Psalms 37:28 For the Lord is a lover of righteousness, and takes care of his saints; they will be kept safe for ever; but the seed of the evil-doers will be cut off.
Psalms 45:7 You have been a lover of righteousness and a hater of evil: and so God, your God, has put the oil of joy on your head, lifting you high over all other kings.
Psalms 88:18 You have put lover and friend far from me, and my friends into darkness.
Psalms 99:4 The strength also of the king who loveth justice--Thou hast established equity, Thou hast executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
Psalms 119:113 <SAMECH> I am a hater of men of doubting mind; but I am a lover of your law.
Psalms 119:163 I am full of hate and disgust for false words; but I am a lover of your law.
Psalms 146:8 The Lord makes open the eyes of the blind; the Lord is the lifter up of those who are bent down; the Lord is a lover of the upright;
Proverbs 12:1 A lover of training is a lover of knowledge; but a hater of teaching is like a beast.
Proverbs 13:1 A wise son is a lover of teaching, but the ears of the haters of authority are shut to sharp words.
Proverbs 17:19 The lover of fighting is a lover of sin: he who makes high his doorway is looking for destruction.
Proverbs 18:24 There are friends who may be a man's destruction, but there is a lover who keeps nearer than a brother.
Proverbs 20:13 Do not be a lover of sleep, or you will become poor: keep your eyes open, and you will have bread enough.
Proverbs 21:17 The lover of pleasure will be a poor man: the lover of wine and oil will not get wealth.
Proverbs 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a lover, And abundant the kisses of an enemy.
Proverbs 29:3 A man who is a lover of wisdom is a joy to his father: but he who goes in the company of loose women is a waster of wealth.
Song of Songs 1:16 Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant; also our couch is leafy.
Song of Songs 2:3 As an apple-tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. Under its shadow I delighted to sit, and its fruit was sweet to my taste.
Song of Songs 2:8 Hark! my beloved! behold, he cometh, leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.
Song of Songs 2:17 Until the day breathe, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a gazelle or a young hart upon the mountains of spices.
Song of Songs 4:16 Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his precious fruits.
Song of Songs 5:2 I sleep, but my heart waketh; Hark! my beloved knocketh: 'Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled; for my head is filled with dew, my locks with the drops of the night.'
Song of Songs 5:5 I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with flowing myrrh, upon the handles of the bar.
Song of Songs 5:6 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had turned away, and was gone. My soul failed me when he spoke. I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.
Song of Songs 5:8 I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, what will ye tell him? that I am love-sick.'
Song of Songs 5:16 His mouth is most sweet; yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.'
Song of Songs 6:1 Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women? Whither hath thy beloved turned him, that we may seek him with thee?'
Song of Songs 6:3 I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine, that feedeth among the lilies.'
Song of Songs 7:9 And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine, that glideth down smoothly for my beloved, moving gently the lips of those that are asleep.'
Song of Songs 7:10 I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me.
Song of Songs 7:13 The mandrakes give forth fragrance, and at our doors are all manner of precious fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved.
Song of Songs 8:5 Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? Under the apple-tree I awakened thee; there thy mother was in travail with thee; there was she in travail and brought thee forth.
Isaiah 41:8 -- And thou, O Israel, My servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, Seed of Abraham, My lover,
Isaiah 47:8 So now take note of this, you who are given up to pleasure, living without fear of evil, saying in your heart, I am, and there is no one like me; I will never be a widow, or have my children taken from me.
Jeremiah 2:25 Do not let your foot be without shoes, or your throat dry from need of water: but you said, There is no hope: no, for I have been a lover of strange gods, and after them I will go.
Jeremiah 3:20 Truly, as a wife is false to her husband, so have you been false to me, O Israel, says the Lord.
Hosea 3:1 And the Lord said to me, Give your love again to a woman who has a lover and is false to her husband, even as the Lord has love for the children of Israel, though they are turned to other gods and are lovers of grape-cakes.
Hosea 9:10 I found Israel as grapes in the wilderness; as first-ripe fruit on the fig-tree, I saw your fathers at the beginning: they went to Baal-Peor, and separated themselves unto that shame, and became abominations like their lover.
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