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#2. GREEK WORD STUDIES
ἀγάπη 'agape' meaning 'Love' Strong's 26

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Introduction 2.2

This is a thorough word study about the meaning of the Greek word ἀγάπη, 'agape' meaning 'love' (Strong's 26) in the New Testament. It gives every verse where the 'agape' 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 agape appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with bold and yellow. If the word is in italics then there is no equivalent word for it in the Greek. In Greek the suffixes and some prepositions are not added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, except for case endings, so the associated suffix or preposition has not been included in highlighted text. We have not included the definite article in the highlighted text when it has occurred either. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.2 Scriptures for ἀγάπη 'agape' meaning 'Love' Strong's 26

Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold.

Luke 11:42 But woe to you, Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgement and the love of God: these you ought to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

John 5:42 But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you.
13:35 By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love among one another.
15:9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue you in my love.
15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
15:12 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.
15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
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.

Romans 5:5 And hope does not make ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given to us.
5:8 But God commends his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
12:9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhorring the evil; clinging to the good.
13:10 love works no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
14:15 But if your brother is grieved with your food, you do not walk any longer according to love. Do not destroy him with your food, for whom Christ died.
15:30 Now I entreat you, brothers, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;

1 Corinthians 4:21 What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?
8:1 Now concerning things offered to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.
13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and do not have love, I have become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and do not have love, I am nothing.
13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and do not have love, it profits me nothing.
13:4 love suffers long, and is kind; love does not envy; love does not show itself off, is not puffed up,
13:8 love never fails: but whether there are prophecies, they shall fail; whether there are tongues, they shall cease; whether there is knowledge, it shall vanish away.
13 And now abides faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
14:1 Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy.
16:14 Let all your things be done with love.
16:24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

2 Corinthians 2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears; not that you should be grieved, but that you might know the love which I have more abundantly for you.
2:8 Therefore I entreat you that you would confirm your love toward him.
5:14 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then all were dead:
6:6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by non-hypocritical love,
8:7 But even as in everything you abound, in faith, and word, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that you abound in this grace also.
8:8 I do not speak by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
8:24 Therefore you show to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.
13:11 Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. Amen.

Galatians 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which works by love.
5:13 For, brothers, you have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Ephesians 1:4 According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
1:15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love to all the saints,
2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us,
3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of God.
4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, who is the head, even Christ:
4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the body to the edifying of itself in love.
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 sweetsmelling savour.
6:23 Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgement;
1:17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.
2:1 If there is therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
2:2 Fulfil my joy, that you be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

Colossians 1:4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which you have for all the saints,
1:8 Who also declared to us your love in the Spirit.
1:13 Who has delivered us from the authority of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of the son of his love:
2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
3:14 And above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
3:6 But now when Timothy came from you to us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and love, and that you have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you:
3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love towards one another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:
5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.
5:13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is fit, because that your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all towards each other abounds;
2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in those who perish; because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is love out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of non-hypocritical faith:
1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
2:15 Nevertheless she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and love and holiness with sobriety.
4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but you be an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which you have heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
3:10 But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience,

Titus 2:2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience.

Philemon 1:5 Hearing of your love and faith, which you have toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;
1:6 That the fellowship of your faith may become effective by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
1:7 For we have great joy and consolation in your love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by you, brother.
1:8 Therefore, though I might be very bold in Christ to command you what is fitting,
1:9 Yet for love's sake I rather entreat you, being such a one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which you have shown toward his name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works:

1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent love among yourselves: for love shall cover the multitude of sins.
5:14 Greet you one another with a kiss of love. Peace be with you all who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

2 Peter 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness love.

1 John 2:5 But whoever keeps his word, in him truly is the love of God perfected: by this we know that we are 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.
3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know him.
3:16 By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
3:17 But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother having need, and shuts up his inwards of compassion from him, how dwells the love of God in him?
4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one 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 toward 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.
4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God has to us. God is love; and he who dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him.
4:17 In this is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgement: because as he is, so are we in this world.
4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment. He who fears is not made perfect in love.
5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not burdensome.

2 John 1:3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.

3 John 1:6 Which have borne witness of your love before the church: whom if you bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, you shall do well:

Jude 1:2 Mercy to you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
1:12 These are spots in your love feasts, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withers, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.

Revelation 2:4 Nevertheless I have something against you, because you have left your first love.
2:19 I know your works, and love, and service, and faith, and your patience, and your works; and the last to be more than the first.

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