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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #25 - ἀγαπάω

Transliteration:
agapáō
Phonetics:
ag-ap-ah'-o  
Word Origin:
perhaps from agan (much) [or cf (5368)]
Parts of Speech:
Verb
TDNT:
1:21,5
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. of persons
    1. to welcome, to entertain, to be fond of, to love dearly
  2. of things
    1. to be well pleased, to be contented at or with a thing
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 157 ‑ אַהֵב (aw‑hab', aw‑habe');   157 ‑ אַהֵב (aw‑hab', aw‑habe');   935 ‑ בּוֹא (bo);   2142 ‑ זָכַר (zaw‑kar');   2398 ‑ חָטָא (khaw‑taw');   2654 ‑ חָפֵץ (khaw‑fates');   3039 ‑ יָדִיד (yed‑eed');   3040 ‑ יְדִידָה (yed‑ee‑daw');   3173 ‑ יָחִיד (yaw‑kheed');   4191 ‑ מוּת (mooth);   4885 ‑ מָשׂוֹשׂ (maw‑soce');   6213 ‑ עָשָׂה (aw‑saw');   6601 ‑ פָּתָה (paw‑thaw');   7069 ‑ קָנָה (kaw‑naw');   7355 ‑ רָחַם (raw‑kham');   7521 ‑ רָצָה (raw‑tsaw');   8104 ‑ שָׁמַר (shaw‑mar');   8173 ‑ שָׁעַע (shaw‑ah');   8191 ‑ שַׁעֲשֻׁעִים (shah‑shoo'‑ah);  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀγαπάω

(Dor. ἀγανο-έω Archyt. ap. Stob. 3.1.110), aor. ἀγάπησα Od. 23.214: pf. ἠγάπηκα Isoc. 15.147, etc.

I.

1. I greet with affection (cf. foreg.), once in Hom., Od.l.c.: in Trag. only show affection for the dead, ὅτ' ἠγάπα νεκρούς E. Supp. 764, cf. Hel. 937: Pass., to be regarded with affection, ξένων εὐεργεσίαις ἀγαπᾶται Pi. I. 5(6).70: generally, love, ὥσπερ.. οἱ ποιηταὶ τὰ αὑτῶν ποιήματα καὶ οἱ πατέρες τοὺς παῖδας ἀγαπῶσι Pl. R. 330c, cf. Lg. 928a; ὡς λύκοι ἄρν' ἀγαπῶσ' Poet. ap. Phdr. 241d; ἀ. τοὺς ἐπαινέτας ib. 257e; ἐπιστήμην, τὰ χρήματα, etc., Id. Phlb. 62d, al.; τούτους ἀγαπᾶ καὶ περὶ αὑτὸν ἔχει D. 2.19; ὁ μέγιστον ἀγαπῶν δι' ἐλάχιστ' ὀργίζεται Men. 659; esp. of children, αὐτὸν ἐτιθηνούμην ἀγαπῶσα Id. Sam. 32, etc.: Pass., Pl. Plt. 301d, etc.; ὑπὸ τῶν θεῶν ἠγαπῆσθαι D. 61.9; ὑπὸ τοῦ φθᾶ OGI 90.4 (Rosetta, ii B. C.); so in LXX of the love of God for man and of man for God, Isaiah 41:8, Deuteronomy 11:1, al., cf. John 3:21, Romans 8:28 : as dist. fr. φιλέω (q. v.) implying regard rather than affection, but the two are interchanged, cf. X. Mem. 2.7.9 and 12; φιλεῖσθαι defined as ἀγαπᾶσθαι αὐτὸν δι' αὑτόν Arist. Rh. 1371a21: seldom of sexual love, for ἐράω, Arist. Fr. 76, Luc. JTr. 2; ἀ. ἑταίραν Anaxil. 22.1 (but ἀ. ἑταίρας to be fond of them, X. Mem. 1.5.4; ἐρωτικὴν μέμψιν ἡ ἀγαπωμένη λύει dub. in Democr. 271): of brotherly love, Matthew 5:43, al.

2. persuade, entreat, LXX 2 Chronicles 18:2.

3. caress, pet, Plu. Per. 1.

II of things, to be fond of, prize, desire, Pl. Ly. 215a, 215b, etc.; τὰ χρήματα R. 330c; μᾶλλον τὸ σκότος ἢ τὸ φῶς John 3:19; prefer, τὰ Φιλίππου δῶρα ἀντὶ τῶν κοινῇ τοῖς Ἕλλησι συμφερόντων D. 18.109: Pass., λιθίδια τὰ ἀγαπώμενα highly prized, precious stones, Pl. Phd. 110d.

III

1. to be well pleased, contented, once in Hom., οὐκ ἀγαπᾷς ὃ ἕκηλος.. μεθ' ἡμῖν δαίνυσαι; Od. 21.289; freq. in Att., ἀγαπᾶν ὅτι.. Th. 6.36; more commonly, ἀ. εἰ.. to be well content if.., Lys. 12.11, Pl. R. 450a, al.; ἐὰν.. ib. 330b, cf. Ar. V. 684, Pl. Grg. 483c, al.

2. c. part., ἀ. τιμώμενος Pl. R. 475b, cf. Isoc. 12.8, Antiph. 169: c. inf., οὐκ ἀ. τῶν ἴσων τυγχάνειν τοῖς ἄλλοις Isoc. 18.50, cf. D. 55.19, Hdn. 2.15.4, Alciphr. 3.61, Luc. DMort. 12.4, etc.

3. c. dat. rei, to be contented with, ἀ. τοῖς ὑπάρχουσιν ἀγαθοῖς Lys. 2.21; τοῖς πεπραγμένοις D. 1.14.

4. c. acc. rei, tolerate, put up with, μηκέτι τὴν ἐλευθερίαν ἀ. Isoc. 4.140; τὰ παρόντα D. 6.15; τὸ δίκαιον Pl. R. 359a (Pass.), cf. Arist. Rh. 1398a23.

5. rarely c. gen., ἵνα.. τῆς ἀξίας ἀγαπῶσιν may be content with the proper price, Alex. 125.7.

6. abs., to be content, ἀγαπήσαντες Lycurg. 73, cf. Luc. Nec. 17.

7. c. inf., to be fond of doing, wont to do, like φιλέω, τοὺς Λυκίους ἀγαπῶντας τὸ τρίχωμα φορεῖν Arist. Oec. 1348a29, cf. LXX Hosea 12:7.

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1 Thessalonians2
2 Thessalonians2
2 Timothy2
Hebrews2
James3
1 Peter4
2 Peter1
1 John17
2 John2
3 John1
Revelation4
Matthew7
Mark4
Luke9
John27
Romans6
1 Corinthians2
2 Corinthians3
Galatians2
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Colossians2
1 Thessalonians2
2 Thessalonians2
2 Timothy2
Hebrews2
James3
1 Peter4
2 Peter1
1 John17
2 John2
3 John1
Jude1
Revelation4
Matthew8
Mark5
Luke13
John37
Romans8
1 Corinthians2
2 Corinthians4
Galatians2
Ephesians9
Colossians2
1 Thessalonians2
2 Thessalonians2
2 Timothy2
Hebrews2
James3
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3 John1
Jude1
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List of Word Forms
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