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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Lover

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* This is combined with other words, forming compound adjectives as follows:

1: φιλόθεος
(Strong's #5377 — Adjective — philotheos — fil-oth'-eh-os )

"a lover of God," 2 Timothy 3:4 .

2: φιλόξενος
(Strong's #5382 — Adjective — philoxenos — fil-ox'-en-os )

"loving strangers" (xenia, "hospitality"), translated "a lover of hospitality" in Titus 1:8 , AV (RV, "given to h."); elsewhere, in 1 Timothy 3:2 ; 1 Peter 4:9 . See HOSPITALITY.

3: φιλάγαθος
(Strong's #5358 — Adjective — philagathos — fil-ag'-ath-os )

"loving that which is good" (agathos), Titus 1:8 , "a lover of good," RV.

Note: The negative aphilagathos is found in 2 Timothy 3:3 , "no lovers of good."

4: φιλάργυρος
(Strong's #5366 — Adjective — philarguros — fil-ar'-goo-ros )

"loving money" (arguros, "silver"), translated "lovers of money" in Luke 16:14 ; 2 Timothy 3:2 , RV (AV, "covetous"). See COVETOUS.

5: φίλαυτος
(Strong's #5367 — Adjective — philautos — fil'-ow-tos )

"loving oneself," 2 Timothy 3:2 , RV.

6: φιλήδονος
(Strong's #5369 — Adjective — philedonos — fil-ay'-don-os )

"loving pleasure" (hedone, "pleasure"), 2 Timothy 3:4 , "lovers of pleasure."

Note: For "loving warmly," Romans 12:10 , see AFFECTION , B, No. 2. For aphilarguros, "no lover of money," 1 Timothy 3:3 , RV, and Hebrews 13:5 , RV, see COVETOUS.


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Lover'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/l/lover.html. 1940.

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