Lovely
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (superl.) Having such an appearance as excites, or is fitted to excite, love; beautiful; charming; very pleasing in form, looks, tone, or manner.

2. (superl.) Lovable; amiable; having qualities of any kind which excite, or are fitted to excite, love or friendship.

3. (superl.) Loving; tender.

4. (superl.) Very pleasing; -- applied loosely to almost anything which is not grand or merely pretty; as, a lovely view; a lovely valley; a lovely melody.

5. (adv.) In a manner to please, or to excite love.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LOVELY

luv'-li ('ahabh, 'ahebh; prosphiles): "Lovely" occurs only 4 times. In 2 Samuel 1:23 it is the translation of 'ahebh, "to be loved" ("Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant (the King James Version margin "sweet") in their lives"), where it seems to mean "loving" or "lovable." Two other words are so translated in the Old Testament: machmadch, "desire" a "desirable thing" (Songs 5:16, "He is altogether lovely," that is, "lovable," "to be desired," literally, "all of him lovableness," or "desirableness"); `aghabhim "loves," or "charms" (Ezekiel 33:32, "Thou art unto them as a very lovely song," the King James Version margin "a song of loves," the Revised Version margin "a love-song"; in 33:31 the same word is translated "much love," the King James Version margin "They make loves or jests"); in Philippians 4:8 we have prosphiles, "very lovely," or "lovable," "whatsoever things are lovely."

W. L. Walker

Greek
4375. prosphiles -- pleasing, agreeable
... Phil 4:8). Word Origin from pros and phileo Definition pleasing, agreeable
NASB Word Usage lovely (1). lovely. From a presumed compound ...
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791. asteios -- of the town, by impl. courteous, elegant
... Word Origin from astu (a city) Definition of the town, by impl. courteous, elegant
NASB Word Usage beautiful (1), lovely (1). handsome, fair. ...
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2570. kalos -- beautiful, good
... 2570 -- ; () others to embrace what is lovely (beautiful, praiseworthy);
ie done so as to be winsome (appealing). Word Origin a prim. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5276. naem -- to be pleasant, delightful, or lovely
... naem. 5277 . to be pleasant, delightful, or lovely. Transliteration: naem Phonetic
Spelling: (naw-ame') Short Definition: pleasant. Word Origin a prim. ...
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4261. machmad -- desire, desirable thing
... valuable (1). beloved, desire, goodly, lovely, pleasant thing. From chamad;
delightful; hence, a delight, ie Object of affection ...
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5000. naveh -- comely, seemly
... 4999, 5000. naveh. 5001 . comely, seemly. Transliteration: naveh Phonetic
Spelling: (naw-veh') Short Definition: lovely. Word Origin ...
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5690. agab -- (sensuous) love
... much love, very lovely. From agab; love (concretely), ie Amative words -- much love,
very lovely. see HEBREW agab. 5689, 5690. agab. 5691 . Strong's Numbers
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4998. naah -- to be comely or befitting
... 4997, 4998. naah. 4999 . to be comely or befitting. Transliteration: naah Phonetic
Spelling: (naw-aw') Short Definition: lovely. Word Origin a prim. ...
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5273a. naim -- pleasant, delightful
... Word Origin from naem Definition pleasant, delightful NASB Word Usage compliments*
(1), lovely (1), pleasant (7), pleasures (2). 5273, 5273a. naim. 5273b . ...
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5116. naveh -- abode of shepherd or flocks, habitation
... Or (feminine) navah {naw-vaw'}; from navah; (adjectively) at home; hence (by
implication of satisfaction) lovely; also (noun) a home, of God (temple), men ...
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3039. yadid -- beloved
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition beloved NASB Word Usage beloved (5),
lovely (1), well-beloved (2). amiable, well-beloved, loves. ...
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Library

Christ Altogether Lovely
Christ Altogether Lovely. <. Christ Altogether Lovely John Flavel. Table of
Contents. Title Page. Christ is to be Loved. He is "Altogether Lovely". ...
//christianbookshelf.org/flavel/christ altogether lovely/

Altogether Lovely
... Altogether Lovely. A Sermon (No.1001). ... CH SPURGEON,. At the Metropolitan Tabernacle,
Newington. "Yea, he is altogether lovely.""Song of Solomon 5:16. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/altogether lovely.htm

Lovely to a Poet or an Artist's Eye is the Unevenly-Built and ...
... II. Lovely to a poet or an artist's eye is the unevenly-built and picturesque
square of� Lovely to a poet or an artist's eye is ...
//christianbookshelf.org/corelli/the master-christian/ii lovely to a poet.htm

How Lovely God Is.
... HOW LOVELY GOD IS. ... How false is everything that appears lovely in this world and
gives itself out to be something, as soon as one really begins to know it. ...
/.../suso/a little book of eternal wisdom/chapter vii how lovely god.htm

A Lovely Carriage.
... [Supplement.] A lovely carriage. 1 O 'tis a lovely thing to see A man of prudent
heart, Whose thoughts, and lips, and life agree To act a useful part. ...
/.../watts/hymns and spiritual songs/hymn 1 36 supplement a lovely.htm

A Lovely Carriage. Matt. 10:16
... HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS IN THREE BOOKS. HYMN 36 A lovely carriage. Matt. 10:16.
CM A lovely carriage. Matt.10:16. O 'tis a lovely thing to see. ...
/.../watts/the psalms and hymns of isaac watts/hymn 36 a lovely carriage.htm

What is Meant by "Altogether Lovely"
Christ Altogether Lovely. <. ... What is Meant by "Altogether Lovely".
Let us consider this excellent expression, and particularly ...
/.../flavel/christ altogether lovely/what is meant by altogether.htm

He is "Altogether Lovely"
Christ Altogether Lovely. <. ... He is "Altogether Lovely". Here it is
said of Jesus Christ, which cannot be said of any mere ...
/.../flavel/christ altogether lovely/he is altogether lovely.htm

How Christ is "Altogether Lovely"
Christ Altogether Lovely. <. ... How Christ is "Altogether Lovely".
Secondly, Next I promised to show you in what respects ...
/.../flavel/christ altogether lovely/how christ is altogether lovely.htm

He is Lovely in his Offices
Christ Altogether Lovely. <. ... He is Lovely in His Offices. Secondly,
He is altogether lovely in his offices: let us consider ...
/.../flavel/christ altogether lovely/he is lovely in his 2.htm

Thesaurus
Lovely (19 Occurrences)
... 4. (superl.) Very pleasing; -- applied loosely to almost anything which is not grand
or merely pretty; as, a lovely view; a lovely valley; a lovely melody. ...
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Amiable (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Lovable; lovely; pleasing. ... "What made the tabernacle of Moses lovely was
not the outside, which was very mean, but what was within" (John Gill). ...
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Iddo (14 Occurrences)
... (1.) Timely (1 Chronicles 6:21). A Gershonite Levite. (2.) Lovely. ... The father of
Ahinadab, who was one of Solomon's purveyors (1 Kings 4:14). (4.) Lovely. ...
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Loveliness (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) The state or quality of being lovely.
Multi-Version Concordance Loveliness (1 Occurrence). Isaiah ...
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Lover (55 Occurrences)
... ye tell him? that I am love-sick.' (See NIV). Song of Songs 5:16 His mouth
is most sweet; yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my ...
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Gracious (106 Occurrences)
... to the rest, brethren, as many things as are true, as many as 'are' grave, as many
as 'are' righteous, as many as 'are' pure, as many as 'are' lovely, as many ...
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Instrument (45 Occurrences)
... (BBE). Psalms 84:1 For the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. A Psalm by
the sons of Korah. How lovely are your dwellings, Yahweh of Armies! (WEB). ...
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Kedar (11 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). Song of Songs 1:5 I am dark, but
lovely, you daughters of Jerusalem, like Kedar's tents, like Solomon's curtains. ...
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Kedar's (1 Occurrence)
... Kedar's (1 Occurrence). Song of Songs 1:5 I am dark, but lovely, you daughters of
Jerusalem, like Kedar's tents, like Solomon's curtains. (WEB). ...
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Nain (1 Occurrence)
... (from Hebrews nain, "green pastures, " "lovely"), the name of a town near the
gate of which Jesus raised to life a widow's son (Luke 7:11-17). ...
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Concordance
Lovely (19 Occurrences)

Acts 7:20
In which time Moses was born, and was exceedingly lovely, who was nourished three months in the house of his father.
(DBY NAS)

Philippians 4:8
Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think about these things.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 29:17
Leah's eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful in form and attractive.
(See RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 16:12
And he sent and brought him in. And he was ruddy, and besides of a lovely countenance and beautiful appearance. And Jehovah said, Arise, anoint him; for this is he.
(DBY)

2 Samuel 1:23
Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives. In their death, they were not divided. They were swifter than eagles. They were stronger than lions.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV)

Esther 1:11
to bring Vashti the queen before the king with the royal crown, to show the people and the princes her beauty; for she was beautiful.
(See NIV)

Esther 2:7
He brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter; for she had neither father nor mother. The maiden was fair and beautiful; and when her father and mother were dead, Mordecai took her for his own daughter.
(See RSV NIV)

Psalms 84:1
For the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. A Psalm by the sons of Korah. How lovely are your dwellings, Yahweh of Armies!
(WEB NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 135:3
Give praise to Jah, for he is good: make melody to his name, for it is pleasing.
(See NAS)

Proverbs 5:19
As a lovely hind and a graceful roe, let her breasts satisfy thee at all times: be thou ravished continually with her love.
(DBY JPS RSV)

Song of Songs 1:5
I am dark, but lovely, you daughters of Jerusalem, like Kedar's tents, like Solomon's curtains.
(WEB NAS NIV)

Song of Songs 1:10
Your face is a delight with rings of hair, your neck with chains of jewels.
(See NAS)

Song of Songs 1:16
Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant; also our couch is leafy.
(See RSV)

Song of Songs 2:14
My dove in the clefts of the rock, In the hiding places of the mountainside, Let me see your face. Let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.
(WEB NAS NIV)

Song of Songs 4:3
Your lips are like scarlet thread. Your mouth is lovely. Your temples are like a piece of a pomegranate behind your veil.
(WEB NAS RSV NIV)

Song of Songs 5:16
His mouth is sweetness; yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, daughters of Jerusalem.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NIV)

Song of Songs 6:4
You are beautiful, my love, as Tirzah, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners.
(WEB NAS NIV)

Isaiah 52:7
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who comes with good news, who gives word of peace, saying that salvation is near; who says to Zion, Your God is ruling!
(See NAS)

Ezekiel 33:32
Behold, you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they don't do them.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

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