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#2. GREEK WORD STUDIES
ἀγαπάω 'agapao' meaning 'to love' Strong's 25

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Introduction 2.1

This is a word study about the meaning of the Greek word ἀγαπάω, 'agapao' meaning 'to love' Strong's 25 in the New Testament. It gives every verse where the 'agapao' appears. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word agapao appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. If the word is in italics then there is no equivalent word for it in the Greek. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.1 Scriptures for ἀγαπάω 'agapao' meaning 'to love' Strong's 25

Matthew 5:43 You have heard that it has been said, You shall love your neighbour, and hate your enemy.
5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who despitefully use you, and persecute you;
5:45 That you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.
5:46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax-collectors do the same?
6:24 No man can serve two lords: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and riches.
19:19 Honour your father and your mother: and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
22:37 Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
22:39 And the second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Mark 10:21 Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, One thing you lack: go your way, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
12:30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength: this is the first commandment.
12:31 And the second is like it, namely this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
12:32 And the scribe said to him, Well, Teacher, you have said the truth: for there is one God; and there is no other besides him:
12:33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.

Luke 6:27 But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
6:32 For if you love those who love you, what thank do you have? For sinners also love those who love them.
6:35 But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind to the unthankful and to the evil.
7:5 For he loves our nation, and he has built us a synagogue.
7:42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, who of them will love him most?
7:47 Therefore I say to you, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.
10:27 And he answering said, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.
11:43 Woe to you, Pharisees! For you love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
16:13 No servant can serve two lords: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and riches.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
3:35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.
8:42 Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor came I of myself, but he sent me.
10:17 Therefore my Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
11:5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
12:43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
13:1 Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come that he should depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
13:23 Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.
13:34 A new commandment I give to you, That you should love one another; as I have loved you, that you should love one another also .
14:15 If you love me, keep my commandments.
14:21 He who has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is who loves me: and he who loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our abode with him.
14:24 He who does not love me does not keep my sayings: and the word which you hear is not mine, but the Father's who sent me.
14:28 You have heard how I said to you, I go away, and come again to you. If you loved me, you would rejoice, because I said, I go to the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
14:31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go from here.
15:9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue in my love.
15:12 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.
15:17 These things I command you, that you love one another.
17:23 I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them, as you loved me.
17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me: for you loved me before the foundation of the world.
17:26 And I have declared to them your name, and will declare it: that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.
19:26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he says to his mother, Woman, behold your son!
21:7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved says to Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girded his fisher's coat onto him, (for he was not clothed,) and cast himself into the sea.
21:15 So when they had dined, Jesus says to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me more than these? He says to him, Yes, Lord; you know that I love you. He says to him, Feed my lambs.
21:16 He says to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me? He says to him, Yes, Lord; you know that I love you. He says to him, Feed my sheep.
21:20 Then Peter, turning about, sees the disciple whom Jesus loved following; who also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, who is he who betrays you?

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to his purpose.
8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
9:13 As it is written, Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated.
9:25 As he says also in Hosea, I will call them my people, who were not my people; and her who was not beloved, beloved.
13:8 Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.
13:9 For this, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, You shall not covet; and if there is any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, You shall love your neighbour as yourself.

1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love him.
8:3 But if any man loves God, the same is known of him.

2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.
11:11 Why? Because I do not love you? God knows.
12:15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls; even if the more abundantly I am loving you, the less I am loved.

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; You shall love your neighbour as yourself.

Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, with which he has made us accepted in the beloved.
2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us,
5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us, and has given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.
5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
5:28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
6:24 Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
3:19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be bitter against them.

1 Thessalonians 1:4 Knowing, brothers beloved, your election of God.
4:9 But concerning brotherly love you do not need that I write to you: for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we ought to give thanks always to God for you, brothers, beloved by the Lord, because God has from the beginning chosen you for salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and faith of the truth:
2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, who has loved us, and has given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

2 Timothy 4:8 From now on there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but to all them also who love his appearing.
4:10 For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present age, and is departed to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.

Hebrews 1:9 You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
12:6 For whom the Lord loves he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation: for when he has been proved, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love him.
2:5 Hear, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him?
2:8 If you fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, You shall love your neighbour as yourself, you do well:

1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you do not see him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
1:22 Having purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit into genuine love of the brothers, love one another with a pure heart fervently:
2:17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
3:10 For he who wills to love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no deceit:

2 Peter 2:15 Who have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

1 John 2:10 He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no occasion of stumbling in him.
2:15 Do not love the world, nor the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the Devil: whoever does not do righteousness is not of God, nor he who does not love his brother.
3:11 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
3:14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brothers. He who does not love his brother abides in death.
3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, nor in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God, and knows God.
4:8 He who does not love does not know God; for God is love.
4:9 In this was manifested the love of God towards us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
4:10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
4:12 No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us.
4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.
4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how is he able to love God whom he has not seen?
4:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loves God loves his brother also.
5:1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and everyone who loves him who begot loves him also who is begotten of him.
5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

2 John 1:1 The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all those who have known the truth;
1:5 And now I entreat you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we had from the beginning, that we should love one another.

3 John 1:1 The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. To him who loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
3:9 Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews, and are not, but lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.
12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they did not love their lives to the death.
20:9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and surrounded the camp of the saints, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

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