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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
"Affection" occurs in the following senses: (1) In the literal sense: the state of having one's feelings acted upon or affected in some way; bent or disposition of mind, in a neutral sense (the nature of the affection, whether good or bad, needing further description in the context). So Colossians 3:2 , "Set your affection (the Revised Version (British and American) "mind") on things above"; Colossians 3:5 , "inordinate affection" (here "affection" by itself is neutral; the addition of the adjective makes it equivalent to "passion" in an evil sense, as in the Revised Version (British and American)). (2) In a good sense: tender feeling, warm attachment, good will; the word in itself carrying a good meaning apart from the context. 1 Chronicles 29:3 , "because I have set my affection on the house of my God"; Romans 1:31; 2 Timothy 3:3 , "without natural affection", 2 Corinthians 6:12 "Ye are straitened in your own affections" (lit. "bowels," regarded as the seat of kindly feelings, compare Eng "heart") So 2 Corinthians 7:15 . (3) In an evil sense in the plural = passions. Galatians 5:24 , the flesh, with the affections (the Revised Version (British and American) "passions") and lusts"; Romans 1:26 , "God gave them unto vile affections" (the Revised Version (British and American) "passions").
"Affectioned" occurs once, in a neutral sense: Romans 12:10 , "affectioned (i.e. "disposed") one to another" In 1 Thessalonians 2:8 , we have "affectionately," in a good sense.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Affect; Affection'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/a/affect-affection.html. 1915.