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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (adv.) In a dear manner; with affection; heartily; earnestly; as, to love one dearly.

2. (adv.) At a high rate or price; grievously.

3. (adv.) Exquisitely.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

der, der'-li ("held at a great price," "highly valued"): In Acts 20:24, Paul does not hold his life "dear" (timios, "at a price"); compare 1 Corinthians 3:12, "costly stones"; 1 Peter 1:19, "precious blood." Luke 7:2, the servant was "dear" to the centurion (entimos, "highly prized"; compare Philippians 2:29 1 Peter 2:6). 1 Thessalonians 2:8, "very dear to us" (agapetos, "beloved"). In the Revised Version (British and American), agapetos is generally translated "beloved." "Dearly" before "beloved" of the King James Version is omitted in all passages in the Revised Version (British and American). The word "dear" occurs but once in the Old Testament, namely, Jeremiah 31:20. the Revised Version (British and American) correctly changes "dear Son" of the King James Version (Colossians 1:13) into "the Son of his love."

H. E. Jacobs

27. agapetos -- beloved
... beloved, dear. From agapao; beloved -- (dearly, well) beloved, dear. see GREEK
agapao. (agapeta) -- 2 Occurrences. (agapete) -- 3 Occurrences. ...
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4375. prosphiles -- pleasing, agreeable
... an adjective, derived from 4314 , "extending toward" and 5368 , "affectionate caring")
-- properly, worthy of personal affection; hence, dearly prized, ie ...
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Strong's Hebrew
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
... root Definition to love NASB Word Usage beloved (1), dearly love (1), friend (5),
friends (6), love (88), loved (53), lover (1), lovers (16), loves (42 ...
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But after the Passing of this Saint, Richard, So Dearly Beloved by ...
the passing of this saint, Richard, so dearly beloved by God? ...
// fire of love/lection i but after the.htm

Ci to My Most Merciful, My Most Loving, and Dearly-Loved Redeemer
... The Treasury of Sacred Song. Book First CI To my most merciful, my most
loving, and dearly-loved REDEEMER. To my most merciful, my ...
/.../palgrave/the treasury of sacred song/ci to my most merciful.htm

On Lent, I.
... And so we too, dearly beloved, who are set in the midst of many oppositions and
conflicts, may be cured by a little carefulness, if only we will use the same ...
/.../ of leo the great/sermon xxxix on lent i.htm

2 Timothy i. 1, 2
... "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of
life which is in Jesus Christ, to Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy ...
/.../homily i 2 timothy i.htm

Upon the Collections , iv.
... God's mercy and justice, dearly-beloved, has in loving-kindness disclosed to us
through our Lord Jesus Christ's teaching, the manner of His retributions, as ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/sermon ix upon the collections.htm

On his Birthday, iii: Delivered on the Anniversary of his ...
... As often as God's mercy deigns to bring round the day of His gifts to us, there
is, dearly-beloved, just and reasonable cause for rejoicing, if only our ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/sermon iii on his birthday.htm

(On the Lord's Ascension, ii. )
... The mystery of our salvation, dearly-beloved, which the Creator of the universe
valued at the price of His blood, has now been carried out under conditions of ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/sermon lxxiv on the lords.htm

(On the Lord's Ascension, I. )
... the Divine power in three days raised the true Temple of God, which the wickedness
of the Jews had overthrown, the sacred forty days, dearly-beloved, are to ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/sermon lxxiii on the lords.htm

Concerning the Neglect of the Commemoration.
... The fewness of those who were present has of itself shown, dearly-beloved, that
the religious devotion wherewith, in commemoration of the day of our ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/sermon lxxxiv concerning the.htm

On the Fast of the Seventh Month, vi.
... the body. There is nothing, dearly-beloved, in which the Divine Providence
does not assist the devotions of the faithful. For the ...
/.../ of leo the great/sermon xci on the fast.htm

Dearly (30 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (adv.) In a dear manner; with affection; heartily;
earnestly; as, to love one dearly. ... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DEAR; DEARLY. ...
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Dearly-loved (20 Occurrences)
Dearly-loved. Dearly, Dearly-loved. Dearth . Multi-Version Concordance
Dearly-loved (20 Occurrences). Mark 12:6 He had ...
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Dear (120 Occurrences)
... 7. (n.) A dear one; lover; sweetheart. 8. (adv.) Dearly; at a high price. 9.
(vt) To endear. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DEAR; DEARLY. ...
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Well-pleased (11 Occurrences)
... Well-pleased (11 Occurrences). Matthew 3:17 And a voice came out of heaven, saying,
This is my dearly loved Son, with whom I am well pleased. (See NAS). ...
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Delight (213 Occurrences)
... Delight (213 Occurrences). Matthew 3:17 while a voice came from Heaven, saying,
"This is My Son, the dearly loved, in whom is My delight." (WEY DBY YLT). ...
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Beloved (117 Occurrences)
... Agapetos rendered as above 47 times is 9 times "dearly beloved" (the Revised Version
(British and American) uniformly omits "dearly") and 3 times "well beloved ...
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Friends (152 Occurrences)
... Philippians 2:12 Therefore, my dearly-loved friends, as I have always found you
obedient, labour earnestly with fear and trembling--not merely as though I were ...
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Darling (13 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (n.) One dearly beloved; a favorite. 2. (a.) Dearly
beloved; regarded with especial kindness and tenderness; favorite. Int. ...
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... conveyed by the Hebrew bekhor is manifested in its figurative use: of Israel (Exodus
4:22), of Ephraim (Jeremiah 31:9), of one dearly beloved (Zechariah 12:10 ...
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Dearly (30 Occurrences)

Matthew 3:17
while a voice came from Heaven, saying, "This is My Son, the dearly loved, in whom is My delight."

Matthew 12:18
"This is My servant whom I have chosen, My dearly loved One in whom My soul takes pleasure. I will put My spirit upon Him, and He will announce justice to the nations.

Matthew 17:5
He was still speaking when a luminous cloud spread over them; and a voice was heard from within the cloud, which said, "This is My Son dearly beloved, in whom is My delight. Listen to Him."

Mark 1:11
and a voice came from the sky, saying, "Thou art My Son dearly loved: in Thee is My delight."

Mark 9:7
Then there came a cloud spreading over them, and a voice issued from the cloud, "This is my Son, dearly loved: listen to Him."

Mark 12:6
He had still one left whom he could send, a dearly-loved son: him last of all he sent, saying, "'They will treat my son with respect.'

Luke 3:22
and the Holy Spirit came down in bodily shape, like a dove, upon Him, and a voice came from Heaven, which said, "Thou art My Son, dearly loved: in Thee is My delight."

Luke 20:13
Then the owner of the vineyard said, "'What am I to do? I will send my son--my dearly-loved son: they will probably respect him.'

John 21:15
When, therefore, they dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, 'Simon, 'son' of Jonas, dost thou love me more than these?' he saith to him, 'Yes, Lord; thou hast known that I dearly love thee;' he saith to him, 'Feed my lambs.'

John 21:16
He saith to him again, a second time, 'Simon, 'son' of Jonas, dost thou love me?' he saith to him, 'Yes, Lord; thou hast known that I dearly love thee;' he saith to him, 'Tend my sheep.'

John 21:17
He saith to him the third time, 'Simon, 'son' of Jonas, dost thou dearly love me?' Peter was grieved that he said to him the third time, 'Dost thou dearly love me?' and he said to him, 'Lord, thou hast known all things; thou dost know that I dearly love thee.' Jesus saith to him, 'Feed my sheep;

Romans 11:28
In relation to the Good News, the Jews are God's enemies for your sakes; but in relation to God's choice they are dearly loved for the sake of their forefathers.

Romans 12:19
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Corinthians 10:14
Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

2 Corinthians 7:1
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

2 Corinthians 12:19
Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.

Ephesians 5:1
Therefore be imitators of God, as His dear children.
(See NIV)

Philippians 4:1
Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

Colossians 3:12
Clothe yourselves therefore, as God's own people holy and dearly loved, with tender-heartedness, kindness, lowliness of mind, meekness, long-suffering;

2 Timothy 1:2
To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Philemon 1:1
Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer,

1 Peter 2:11
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

2 Peter 1:17
He received honour and glory from God the Father, and out of the wondrous glory words such as these were spoken to Him, "This is My dearly-loved Son, in whom I take delight."

Genesis 22:2
And he said to him, Take your son, your dearly loved only son Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah and give him as a burned offering on one of the mountains of which I will give you knowledge.

Genesis 22:16
Saying, I have taken an oath by my name, says the Lord, because you have done this and have not kept back from me your dearly loved only son,

Jeremiah 12:7
I have forsaken my house, I have cast off my heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.

Daniel 9:23
At the first word of your prayer a word went out, and I have come to give you knowledge; for you are a man dearly loved: so give thought to the word and let the vision be clear to you.

Daniel 10:11
And he said to me, O Daniel, you man dearly loved, take in the sense of the words I say to you and get up on to your feet: for to you I am now sent; and when he had said this to me I got on to my feet, shaking with fear.

Hosea 4:18
Their drink has become sour. They play the prostitute continually. Her rulers dearly love their shameful way.

Micah 2:9
The women of my people you have been driving away from their dearly loved children; from their young ones you are taking my glory for ever.



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