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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #0157 - אַהֵב

Transliteration
'âhab, 'âhêb
Phonetics
aw-hab', aw-habe'
Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Verb
TWOT
29
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) to love

1a) (Qal)

1a1) human love for another, includes family, and sexual

1a2) human appetite for objects such as food, drink, sleep, wisdom

1a3) human love for or to God

1a4) act of being a friend

1a4a) lover (participle)

1a4b) friend (participle)

1a5) God’s love toward man

1a5a) to individual men

1a5b) to people Israel

1a5c) to righteousness

1b) (Niphal)

1b1) lovely (participle)

1b2) loveable (participle)

1c) (Piel)

1c1) friends

1c2) lovers (figuratively of adulterers)

2) to like

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 25 ‑ ἀγαπάω (ag‑ap‑ah'‑o);  5373 ‑ φιλία (fil‑ee'‑ah);  1092 ‑ γεωργός (gheh‑ore‑gos');  25 ‑ ἀγαπάω (ag‑ap‑ah'‑o);  1774 ‑ ἐνοικέω (en‑oy‑keh'‑o);  2192 ‑ ἔχω (ekh'‑o);  2212 ‑ ζητέω (dzay‑teh'‑o);  2902 ‑ κρατέω (krat‑eh'‑o);  5463 ‑ χαίρω (khah'ee‑ro);  27 ‑ ἀγαπητός (ag‑ap‑ay‑tos');  5368 ‑ φιλέω (fil‑eh'‑o);  5384 ‑ φίλος (fee'‑los);  
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KJV (208)
Genesis
14
Exodus
2
Leviticus
2
Deuteronomy
22
Joshua
2
Judges
4
Ruth
1
1 Samuel
8
2 Samuel
7
1 Kings
4
2 Chronicles
4
Nehemiah
2
Esther
4
Job
1
Psalms
39
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27
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4
Song of Solomon
7
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9
Jeremiah
10
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2
Ezekiel
7
Daniel
1
Hosea
15
Amos
2
Micah
1
Zechariah
3
Malachi
4
NAS (220)
Genesis
14
Exodus
2
Leviticus
2
Deuteronomy
25
Joshua
2
Judges
4
Ruth
1
1 Samuel
10
2 Samuel
7
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5
2 Chronicles
6
Nehemiah
2
Esther
4
Job
1
Psalms
39
Proverbs
27
Ecclesiastes
4
Song of Solomon
7
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9
Jeremiah
10
Lamentations
2
Ezekiel
7
Daniel
1
Hosea
18
Amos
2
Micah
2
Zechariah
3
Malachi
4
HCS (215)
Genesis
14
Exodus
2
Leviticus
2
Deuteronomy
22
Joshua
2
Judges
4
Ruth
1
1 Samuel
8
2 Samuel
7
1 Kings
5
2 Chronicles
6
Nehemiah
2
Esther
4
Job
1
Psalms
39
Proverbs
27
Ecclesiastes
4
Song of Solomon
7
Isaiah
9
Jeremiah
10
Lamentations
2
Ezekiel
7
Daniel
1
Hosea
18
Amos
2
Micah
2
Zechariah
3
Malachi
4
BSB (209)
Genesis
15
Exodus
2
Leviticus
2
Deuteronomy
22
Joshua
2
Judges
4
Ruth
1
1 Samuel
8
2 Samuel
7
1 Kings
3
2 Chronicles
4
Nehemiah
2
Esther
4
Job
1
Psalms
39
Proverbs
27
Ecclesiastes
4
Song of Solomon
7
Isaiah
9
Jeremiah
10
Lamentations
2
Ezekiel
7
Daniel
1
Hosea
16
Amos
2
Micah
1
Zechariah
3
Malachi
4
ESV (198)
Genesis
14
Leviticus
2
Deuteronomy
22
Joshua
2
Judges
4
Ruth
1
1 Samuel
8
2 Samuel
7
1 Kings
4
2 Chronicles
4
Nehemiah
2
Esther
4
Job
1
Psalms
39
Proverbs
27
Ecclesiastes
4
Isaiah
8
Jeremiah
10
Lamentations
2
Ezekiel
7
Daniel
1
Hosea
15
Amos
2
Micah
1
Zechariah
3
Malachi
4
WEB (207)
Genesis
14
Exodus
2
Leviticus
2
Deuteronomy
22
Joshua
2
Judges
4
Ruth
1
1 Samuel
8
2 Samuel
7
1 Kings
4
2 Chronicles
4
Nehemiah
2
Esther
4
Job
1
Psalms
38
Proverbs
27
Ecclesiastes
4
Song of Solomon
7
Isaiah
9
Jeremiah
10
Lamentations
2
Ezekiel
7
Daniel
1
Hosea
15
Amos
2
Micah
1
Zechariah
3
Malachi
4
Verse Results
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1094) be (הב HB) AC: Give CO: Gift AB: Love: The pictograph e represents one who is looking at a great sight with his hands raised as when saying behold. The b is a representation of the tent or house. Combined these pictures mean "look toward the house" or "provide for the family". One does not choose the household which one is born into, including tribe, parents, children and wife (as marriages were often arranged by the father) , it is a gift from God. These gifts are seen as a privilege and are to be cherished and protected. (eng: have - as given)

A) be (הב HB) AC: ? CO: Gift AB: ?

lm ) bebe (הבהב HBHB) - Gift: KJV (1): offering - Strongs: H1890 (הַבְהַב)

C) bea (אהב AHB) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Love: The expressions and actions toward the family, which one was privileged with.

V) bea (אהב AHB) - Love: KJV (208): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Piel, Participle) love, lover, friend, beloved, like, lovely, loving - Strongs: H157 (אַהֵב)

Nm) bea (אהב AHB) - Beloved: One who is loved. KJV (2): lover, loving - Strongs: H158 (אַהַב)

Nf1) ebea (אהבה AHBH) - Love: KJV (40): love - Strongs: H160 (אַהֲבָה)

gm) befa (אוהב AWHB) - Love: KJV (1): loves - Strongs: H159 (אֹהַב)

L) bei (יהב YHB) AC: Give CO: Gift AB: ?: A giving of someone or something to one who is deserving or to be privileged.

V) bei (יהב YHB) - Give: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (62): (vf: Paal) give, go, bring, ascribe, come, set, take, delivered, laid, paid, prolonged, yielded - Strongs: H3051 (יָהַב), H3052 (יְהַב)

Nm) bei (יהב YHB) - Burden: A heavy gift that is difficult to bear. KJV (1): burden - Strongs: H3053 (יְהָב)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2021
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
List of Word Forms
אֱ‍ֽהַב־ אֱהָֽבוּ׃ אֱהָבֶ֥הָ אֲהֵֽבְךָ֖ אֲהֵֽבְךָ֙ אֲהֵב֑וּךָ אֲהֵב֔וֹ אֲהֵב֜וּם אֲהֵבַ֙תֶךְ֙ אֲהֵבַֽתְהוּ׃ אֲהֵבָ֑הּ אֲהֵבָֽהּ׃ אֲהֵבֽוֹ׃ אֲהֵבֽוּךָ׃ אֲהַבְתִּ֑יךָ אֲהַבְתִּ֔יךְ אֲהַבְתֶּם֙ אֲהַבְתָּ֑נוּ אֲהַבְתָּ֔נִי אֲהֻ֥בַת אֲהוּבָה֙ אֵהָ֑ב אֶֽהֱב֥וּ אָ֝הַ֗בְתִּי אָ֣הֲבוּ אָ֫הֵ֥ב אָ֭הַבְתִּי אָֽהֲבוּ֙ אָהֲב֥וּ אָהֵ֑ב אָהֵ֔ב אָהֵ֣ב אָהֵ֥ב אָהֵֽב׃ אָהַ֔בְתְּ אָהַ֗בְתָּ אָהַ֙בְתִּי֙ אָהַ֙בְתָּ֙ אָהַ֛בְתִּי אָהַ֞ב אָהַ֣בְתִּי אָהַ֣בְתָּ אָהַ֤ב אָהַ֤בְתִּי אָהַ֥בְתְּ אָהַ֥בְתִּי אָהַ֥בְתָּ אָהַב֙ אָהָ֑בְתִּי אָהָ֗בְתִּי אָהָֽבְתִּי׃ אֹ֘הֵ֤ב אֹ֝הֲבֵ֗י אֹ֝הֵ֗ב אֹ֣הֲבֶ֔יךָ אֹ֣הֲבָ֔יו אֹ֣הֵֽב אֹ֭הֵב אֹֽ֝הֲבֵ֗י אֹֽהֲבִים֙ אֹֽהֲבַ֨י ׀ אֹֽהֲבָ֗יו אֹֽהַבְךָ֖ אֹהֲבִֽי׃ אֹהֲבֵ֖י אֹהֲבֵ֖ם אֹהֲבֵ֥י אֹהֲבֶ֑יהָ אֹהֲבֶ֑יךָ אֹהֲבֶ֗יךָ אֹהֲבַ֣י אֹהֲבַ֥י ׀ אֹהֲבָ֑יו אֹהֲבָ֖יו אֹהֲבָֽיִךְ׃ אֹהֵ֖ב אֹהֵ֗ב אֹהֵ֣ב אֹהֵ֥ב אֹהֵֽב׃ אֹהֶ֥בֶת אֹהַ֣בְתִּי אהב א‍הב־ אהב׃ אהבה אהבה׃ אהבו אהבו׃ אהבוך אהבוך׃ אהבום אהבי אהבי׃ אהביה אהביו אהביך אהביך׃ אהבים אהבך אהבם אהבת אהבתהו׃ אהבתי אהבתי׃ אהבתיך אהבתך אהבתם אהבתנו אהבתני אהובה אוֹהֵ֑ב אוהב בְּאַהֲבָת֖וֹ באהבתו הֵב֛וּ הַנֶּאֱהָבִ֤ים הָ֣אֲהוּבָ֔ה הָאֲהוּבָ֖ה האהובה הבו הנאהבים וְ֝אֹהֲב֗וֹ וְ֝אֹהֲבֶ֗יהָ וְאֶ֣הֱבוּ וְאָ֣הַבְתָּ֔ וְאָֽהַבְתָּ֥ וְאָה֤וּב וְאָהַבְתָּ֥ וְאֹ֣הֲבֵי וְאֹ֣הֲבָ֔יו וְאֹהֲבֵ֖י וְאֹהֲבֵ֥י וְאֹהֵ֣ב וְיֶאֱהָבֶֽךָּ׃ וַאֲהֵ֣בְךָ֔ וַאֲהַבְתֶּ֖ם וַיֶּֽאֱהַב֙ וַיֶּאֱהַ֣ב וַיֶּאֱהַ֤ב וַיֶּאֱהַ֥ב וַיֶּאֱהַ֨ב וַיֶּאֱהָבֵ֣הֽוּ וַיֶּאֱהָבֶ֑הָ וַיֶּאֱהָבֶ֖הָ וַיֶּאֱהָבֵ֥הוּ וַתֶּאֱהַ֛ב וָאֹהֲבֵ֑הוּ וָאֹהֲבֵ֥ם וָאֹהַ֖ב וּֽלְאַהֲבָה֙ וּֽמְאַהֲבַ֖יִךְ וּלְאַהֲבָ֣ה ואהב ואהבהו ואהבו ואהבי ואהביה ואהביו ואהבך ואהבם ואהבת ואהבתם ואהוב ויאהב ויאהבה ויאהבהו ויאהבך׃ ולאהבה ומאהביך ותאהב יֶאֱהַ֣ב יֶאֱהַב־ יֶאֱהָֽב׃ יֶאֱהָבַ֥נִי יאהב יאהב־ יאהב׃ יאהבני כְּאָהֳבָֽם׃ כאהבם׃ לְ֠אַהֲבָה לְאַֽהֲבָה֙ לְאַהֲבָ֖ה לְאַהֲבָ֞ה לְאַהֲבָ֣ה לְאֹהֲבֵ֣י לְאֹהֲבֵ֥י לְאֹהֲבַ֖י לְאֹהֲבָ֖יו לְאֹהֲבָ֛יו לֶֽאֱהֹב֙ לַֽמְאַהֲבַי֙ לאהב לאהבה לאהבי לאהביו למאהבי מְאַֽהֲבֶ֑יהָ מְאַֽהֲבַ֔יִךְ מְאַֽהֲבָ֑י מְאַהֲבֶ֑יהָ מְאַהֲבֶ֔יהָ מְאַהֲבֶ֙יהָ֙ מְאַהֲבַ֙יִךְ֙ מְאַהֲבַ֣יִךְ מְאַהֲבַי֙ מְאַהֲבָ֑יִךְ מְאַהֲבָֽיִךְ׃ מְאַהֲבָֽי׃ מאהבי מאהבי׃ מאהביה מאהביך מאהביך׃ שֶׁ֤אָהֲבָה֙ שֶׁאָהֲבָ֖ה שֶׁאָהֲבָ֥ה שאהבה תְּֽאֵהֲב֫וּ תֶּֽאֱהַ֣ב תֶּאֱהָ֑ב תֶּאֱהָ֑בוּ תֶּאֱהָב֣וּן תאהב תאהבו תאהבון ’ā·hā·ḇə·tî ’ā·hă·ḇū ’ā·haḇ ’ā·haḇ·tā ’ă·haḇ·tā·nî ’ă·haḇ·tā·nū ’ă·haḇ·tem ’ā·haḇ·tî ’ă·haḇ·tî·ḵā ’ă·haḇ·tîḵ ’ā·haḇt ’ă·hê·ḇa·ṯeḵ ’ă·hê·ḇāh ’ă·hê·ḇaṯ·hū ’ă·hê·ḇə·ḵā ’ă·hê·ḇōw ’ă·hê·ḇū·ḵā ’ă·hê·ḇūm ’ā·hêḇ ’ă·hū·ḇāh ’ă·hu·ḇaṯ ’āhaḇ ’āhāḇətî ’āhaḇt ’āhaḇtā ’ăhaḇtānî ’ăhaḇtānū ’ăhaḇtem ’āhaḇtî ’ăhaḇtîḵ ’ăhaḇtîḵā ’āhăḇū ’āhêḇ ’ăhêḇāh ’ăhêḇaṯeḵ ’ăhêḇaṯhū ’ăhêḇəḵā ’ăhêḇōw ’ăhêḇūḵā ’ăhêḇūm ’ăhūḇāh ’ăhuḇaṯ ’ĕ·hā·ḇe·hā ’ĕ·hā·ḇū ’ê·hāḇ ’e·hĕ·ḇū ’êhāḇ ’ĕhaḇ- ’ĕhāḇehā ’ĕhāḇū ’ehĕḇū ’ō·hă·ḇā·yiḵ ’ō·hă·ḇāw ’ō·hă·ḇay ’ō·hă·ḇê ’ō·hă·ḇe·hā ’ō·hă·ḇe·ḵā ’ō·hă·ḇêm ’ō·hă·ḇî ’ō·hă·ḇîm ’ō·haḇ·ḵā ’ō·haḇ·tî ’ō·he·ḇeṯ ’ō·hêḇ ’ō·w·hêḇ ’ōhăḇāw ’ōhăḇay ’ōhăḇāyiḵ ’ōhăḇê ’ōhăḇehā ’ōhăḇeḵā ’ōhăḇêm ’ōhăḇî ’ōhăḇîm ’ōhaḇḵā ’ōhaḇtî ’ōhêḇ ’ōheḇeṯ ’ōwhêḇ aHav aHaveti aHavt aHavta ahavTani ahavTanu ahavTem aHavti ahavTich ahavTicha Ahavu aHev aheVah aheVatech aheVathu aheveCha aheVo aheVucha aheVum ahuVah aHuvat bə’ahăḇāṯōw bə·’a·hă·ḇā·ṯōw beahavaTo eHav ehaVeha eHavu eheVu hā’ăhūḇāh hā·’ă·hū·ḇāh haahuVah han·ne·’ĕ·hā·ḇîm hanne’ĕhāḇîm hanneehaVim hê·ḇū hêḇū heVu kə’āhoḇām kə·’ā·ho·ḇām keohoVam lam’ahăḇay lam·’a·hă·ḇay lamahaVai lə’ahăḇāh le’ĕhōḇ lə’ōhăḇāw lə’ōhăḇay lə’ōhăḇê lə·’a·hă·ḇāh le·’ĕ·hōḇ lə·’ō·hă·ḇāw lə·’ō·hă·ḇay lə·’ō·hă·ḇê leahaVah leeHo leohaVai leohaVav leohaVei mə’ahăḇay mə’ahăḇāy mə’ahăḇayiḵ mə’ahăḇāyiḵ mə’ahăḇehā mə·’a·hă·ḇa·yiḵ mə·’a·hă·ḇā·yiḵ mə·’a·hă·ḇay mə·’a·hă·ḇāy mə·’a·hă·ḇe·hā meahaVai meahaVayich meahaVeiha ohaVai ohaVav ohaVayich ohavCha ohaVei ohaVeicha ohaVeiha ohaVem ohaVi ohaVim oHavti oHev oHevet še’āhăḇāh še·’ā·hă·ḇāh sheahavah te’ĕhaḇ te’ĕhāḇ te’ĕhāḇū tə’êhăḇū te’ĕhāḇūn te·’ĕ·hā·ḇū tə·’ê·hă·ḇū te·’ĕ·hā·ḇūn te·’ĕ·haḇ te·’ĕ·hāḇ teeHav teehaVu teehaVun ū·lə·’a·hă·ḇāh ū·mə·’a·hă·ḇa·yiḵ ūlə’ahăḇāh uleahaVah ūmə’ahăḇayiḵ umeahaVayich vaahavTem vaaHevecha vaiyeeHav vaiyeehaVeha vaiyeehaVehu vaoHav vaohaVehu vaohaVem vatteeHav veahavTa veaHuv veEhevu veOhaVav veohaVei veohaVeiha veohaVo veoHev veyeehaVeka wa’ăhaḇtem wa’ăhêḇəḵā wā’ōhaḇ wā’ōhăḇêhū wā’ōhăḇêm wa·’ă·haḇ·tem wa·’ă·hê·ḇə·ḵā wā·’ō·hă·ḇê·hū wā·’ō·hă·ḇêm wā·’ō·haḇ wat·te·’ĕ·haḇ watte’ĕhaḇ way·ye·’ĕ·hā·ḇe·hā way·ye·’ĕ·hā·ḇê·hū way·ye·’ĕ·haḇ wayye’ĕhaḇ wayye’ĕhāḇehā wayye’ĕhāḇêhū wə’āhaḇtā wə’āhūḇ wə’ehĕḇū wə’ōhăḇāw wə’ōhăḇê wə’ōhăḇehā wə’ōhăḇōw wə’ōhêḇ wə·’ā·haḇ·tā wə·’ā·hūḇ wə·’e·hĕ·ḇū wə·’ō·hă·ḇāw wə·’ō·hă·ḇê wə·’ō·hă·ḇe·hā wə·’ō·hă·ḇōw wə·’ō·hêḇ wə·ye·’ĕ·hā·ḇe·kā wəye’ĕhāḇekā ye’ĕhaḇ ye’ĕhāḇ ye’ĕhaḇ- ye’ĕhāḇanî ye·’ĕ·hā·ḇa·nî ye·’ĕ·haḇ ye·’ĕ·hāḇ ye·’ĕ·haḇ- yeeHav yeehaVani
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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