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Lexicon :: Strong's G26 - agapē

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ἀγάπη
Transliteration
agapē
Pronunciation
ä-gä'-pā (Key)
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:21,5

Strong’s Definitions

ἀγάπη agápē, ag-ah'-pay; from G25; love, i.e. affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast:—(feast of) charity(-ably), dear, love.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 117x

The KJV translates Strong's G26 in the following manner: love (86x), charity (28x), dear (1x), charitably (with G2596) (1x), feasts of charity (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 117x
The KJV translates Strong's G26 in the following manner: love (86x), charity (28x), dear (1x), charitably (with G2596) (1x), feasts of charity (1x).
  1. affection, good will, love, benevolence, brotherly love

  2. love feasts

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἀγάπη agápē, ag-ah'-pay; from G25; love, i.e. affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast:—(feast of) charity(-ably), dear, love.
STRONGS NT 26: ἀγάπη
ἀγάπη, -ης, , a purely Biblical and ecclesiastical word (for Wyttenbach, following Reiske's conjecture, long ago restored ἀγαπήσων in place of ἀγάπης, ὧν in Plutarch, sympos. quaestt. 7, 6, 3 [vol. viii., p. 835, Reiske edition]). Secular authors from [Aristotle], Plutarch on used ἀγάπησις. "The Sept. use ἀγάπη for אַהֲבָה, Song of Solomon 2:4, 5, 7; Song of Solomon 3:5, 10; Song of Solomon 5:8; Song of Solomon 7:6; Song of Solomon 8:4, 6, 7; ["It is noticeable that the word first makes its appearance as a current term in the Song of Solomon; — certainly no undesigned evidence respecting the idea which the Alexandrian LXX translators had of the love in this Song" (Zezschwitz, Profangraec. u. Biblical Sprachgeist, p. 63)]; Jeremiah 2:2; Ecclesiastes 9:1, 6; [2 Samuel 13:15]. It occurs besides in Wis. 3:9 Wis. 6:19. In Philo and Josephus, I do not remember to have met with it. Nor is it found in the N. T. in Acts, Mark, or James; it occurs only once in Matthew and Luke, twice in Hebrews and Revelation, but frequently in the writings of Paul, John, Peter, Jude" (Bretschn. Lex. under the word); [Philo, deus immut. § 14].
In signification it follows the verb ἀγαπάω; consequently it denotes
1. affection, good-will, love, benevolence: John 15:13; Romans 13:10; 1 John 4:18. Of the love of men to men; especially of that love of Christians toward Christians which is enjoined and prompted by their religion, whether the love be viewed as in the soul or as expressed: Matthew 24:12; 1 Corinthians 13:1-4, 8; 1 Corinthians 14:1; 2 Corinthians 2:4; Galatians 5:6; Philemon 1:5, 7; 1 Timothy 1:5; Hebrews 6:10; Hebrews 10:24; John 13:35; 1 John 4:7; Revelation 2:4, 19, etc. Of the love of men toward God: ἀγάπη τοῦ Θεοῦ; (obj. genitive [Winer's Grammar, 185 (175)]. See Westcott, Epp. of St. John, p. 48f), Luke 11:42; John 5:42; 1 John 2:15 (τοῦ πατρός); 1 John 3:17; 4:12; 5:3. Of the love of God toward men: Romans 5:8; Romans 8:39; 2 Corinthians 13:13 (14). Of the love of God toward Christ: John 15:10; John 17:26. Of the love of Christ toward men: John 15:9f; 2 Corinthians 5:14; Romans 8:35; Ephesians 3:19. In construction: ἀγάπην εἰς τινα, 2 Corinthians 2:8 [?]; Ephesians 1:15 [L WH omit Tr marginal reading brackets τήν ἀγάπην]; τῇ ἐξ ὑμῶν ἐν ἡμῖν i. e. love going forth from your soul and taking up its abode as it were in ours, equivalent to your love to us, 2 Corinthians 8:7 [Winers Grammar, 193 (181f); B. 329 (283)]; μεθ' ὑμῶν i. e. is present with (embraces) you, 1 Corinthians 16:24; μεθ' ἡμῶν i. e. seen among us, 1 John 4:17. Phrases: ἔχειν ἀγάπην εἰς τινα, 2 Corinthians 2:4; Colossians 1:4 [L T Tr, but WH brackets]; 1 Peter 4:8; ἀγάπην διδόναι to give a proof of love, 1 John 3:1; ἀγαπᾶν ἀγάπην τινα, John 17:26; Ephesians 2:4 (see in ἀγαπάω, under the end); ἀγάπης τοῦ πνεύματος, i. e. enkindled by the Holy Spirit, Romans 15:30; υἱός τῆς ἀγάπης the Son who is the object of love, equivalent to ἀγαπητός, Colossians 1:13 (Winers Grammar, 237 (222); [Buttmann, 162 (141)]); Θεός τῆς ἀγάπης the author of love, 2 Corinthians 13:11; κόπος τῆς ἀγάπης troublesome service, toil, undertaken from love, 1 Thessalonians 1:3; ἀγάπην τῆς ἀληθείας love which embraces the truth, 2 Thessalonians 2:10; Θεός ἀγάπη ἐστιν God is wholly love, his nature is summed up in love, 1 John 4:8, 16; φίλημα ἀγάπης a kiss as a sign among Christians of mutual affection, 1 Peter 5:14; διά τήν ἀγάπην that love may have opportunity of influencing thee ('in order to give scope to the power of love,' DeWette, Wies.), Philemon 1:9, cf. Philemon 1:14; ἐν ἀγάπη lovingly, in an affectionate spirit, 1 Corinthians 4:21; on love as a basis [others, in love as the sphere or element], Ephesians 4:15 (where ἐν ἀγάπη is to be connected not with ἀληθεύοντες but with αὐξήσωμεν), Ephesians 4:16; ἐξ ἀγάπης influenced by love, Philippians 1:17 (16); κατά ἀγάπην in a manner befitting love, Romans 14:15. Love is mentioned together with faith and hope in 1 Corinthians 13:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; 1 Thessalonians 5:8;Colossians 1:4; Hebrews 10:22-24. On the words ἀγάπη, ἀγαπᾶν, cf. Gelpke in the Studien und Kritiken for 1849, p. 646f; on the idea and nature of Christian love see Köstlin, Lehrbgr. des Ev. Joh. etc., p. 248ff, 332ff; Rückert, Theologie, ii. 452ff; Lipsius, Paulin. Reehtfertigungsl., p. 188ff; [Reuss, Theol. Chret. livr. vii. chap. 13].
2. plural, ἀγαπαι, -ῶν, agapae, love-feasts, feasts expressing and fostering mutual love which used to be held by Christians before the celebration of the Lord's supper, and at which the poorer Christians mingled with the wealthier and partook in common with the rest of food provided at the expense of the wealthy: Jude 1:12 (and in 2 Peter 2:13 L Tr text WH marginal reading), cf. 1 Corinthians 11:17ff; Acts 2:42, 46; Acts 20:7; Tertullian, Apology c. 39, and ad Martyr. c, 3; Cypr. ad Quirin. 3, 3; Drescher, De vet. christ. Agapis. Giess. 1824; Mangold in Schenkel i. 53f; [B. D. under the word Love-Feasts; Dict. of Christ. Antiq. under the word Agapae; more fully in McClintock and Strong, under the word Agape].
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2 Samuel
13:15
Ecclesiastes
9:1; 9:6
Song of Songs
2:4; 2:5; 2:7; 3:5; 3:10; 5:8; 7:6; 8:4; 8:6; 8:7
Jeremiah
2:2
Matthew
24:12
Luke
11:42
John
5:42; 13:35; 15:9; 15:10; 15:13; 17:26; 17:26
Acts
2:42; 2:46; 20:7
Romans
5:8; 8:35; 8:39; 13:10; 14:15; 15:30
1 Corinthians
4:21; 11:17; 13:1; 13:2; 13:3; 13:4; 13:8; 13:13; 14:1; 16:24
2 Corinthians
2:4; 2:4; 2:8; 5:14; 8:7; 13:11; 13:13
Galatians
5:6
Ephesians
1:15; 2:4; 3:19; 4:15; 4:16
Philippians
1:17
Colossians
1:4; 1:4; 1:13
1 Thessalonians
1:3; 1:3; 5:8
2 Thessalonians
2:10
1 Timothy
1:5
Philemon
1:5; 1:7; 1:9; 1:14
Hebrews
6:10; 10:22; 10:23; 10:24; 10:24
1 Peter
4:8; 5:14
2 Peter
2:13
1 John
2:15; 3:1; 3:17; 4:7; 4:8; 4:12; 4:16; 4:17; 4:18; 5:3
Jude
1:12
Revelation
2:4; 2:19

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G26 matches the Greek ἀγάπη (agapē),
which occurs 18 times in 14 verses in '1Jo' in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:5 - But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love G26 of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:15 - Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love G26 of the Father is not in him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:1 - Behold, what manner of love G26 the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:16 - Hereby perceive we the love G26 of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:17 - But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love G26 of God in him?
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 4:7 - Beloved, let us love one another: for love G26 is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 4:8 - He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. G26
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 4:9 - In this was manifested the love G26 of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 4:10 - Herein is love, G26 not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 4:12 - No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love G26 is perfected in us.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 4:16 - And we have known and believed the love G26 that God hath to us. God is love; G26 and he that dwelleth in love G26 dwelleth in God, and God in him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 4:17 - Herein is our love G26 made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 4:18 - There is no fear in love; G26 but perfect love G26 casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. G26
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:3 - For this is the love G26 of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
 
 
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