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Lexicon :: Strong's H157 - 'ahab

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ä·hav' (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 29

Strong’s Definitions

אָהַב ʼâhab, aw-hab'; or אָהֵב ʼâhêb ; a primitive root; to have affection for (sexually or otherwise):—(be-) love(-d, -ly, -r), like, friend.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 208x

The KJV translates Strong's H157 in the following manner: love (169x), lover(s) (19x), friend(s) (12x), beloved (5x), liketh (1x), lovely (1x), loving (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 208x
The KJV translates Strong's H157 in the following manner: love (169x), lover(s) (19x), friend(s) (12x), beloved (5x), liketh (1x), lovely (1x), loving (1x).
  1. to love

    1. (Qal)

      1. human love for another, includes family, and sexual

      2. human appetite for objects such as food, drink, sleep, wisdom

      3. human love for or to God

      4. act of being a friend

        1. lover (participle)

        2. friend (participle)

      5. God's love toward man

        1. to individual men

        2. to people Israel

        3. to righteousness

    2. (Niphal)

      1. lovely (participle)

      2. loveable (participle)

    3. (Piel)

      1. friends

      2. lovers (fig. of adulterers)

  2. to like

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָהַב ʼâhab, aw-hab'; or אָהֵב ʼâhêb ; a primitive root; to have affection for (sexually or otherwise):—(be-) love(-d, -ly, -r), like, friend.

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H157 matches the Hebrew אָהַב ('ahab),
which occurs 39 times in 39 verses in 'Psa' in the Hebrew concordance of the NASB

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:2 - O men,[fn] how long shall my honor be turned into shame?
How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:11 - But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may exult in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:5 - The LORD tests the righteous,
but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:7 - For the LORD is righteous;
he loves righteous deeds;
the upright shall behold his face.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:8 - O LORD, I love the habitation of your house
and the place where your glory dwells.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:23 - Love the LORD, all you his saints!
The LORD preserves the faithful
but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:5 - He loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:12 - What man is there who desires life
and loves many days, that he may see good?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:28 - For the LORD loves justice;
he will not forsake his saints.
They are preserved forever,
but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:11 - My friends and companions stand aloof from my plague,
and my nearest kin stand far off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:16 - But may all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who love your salvation
say continually, “Great is the LORD!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:7 - you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness.
Therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 47:4 - He chose our heritage for us,
the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:3 - You love evil more than good,
and lying more than speaking what is right. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:4 - You love all words that devour,
O deceitful tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:36 - the offspring of his servants shall inherit it,
and those who love his name shall dwell in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 70:4 - May all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you!
May those who love your salvation
say evermore, “God is great!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:68 - but he chose the tribe of Judah,
Mount Zion, which he loves.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 87:2 - the LORD loves the gates of Zion
more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:18 - You have caused my beloved and my friend to shun me;
my companions have become darkness.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:10 - O you who love the LORD, hate evil!
He preserves the lives of his saints;
he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 99:4 - The King in his might loves justice.[fn]
You have established equity;
you have executed justice
and righteousness in Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:17 - He loved to curse; let curses come[fn] upon him!
He did not delight in blessing; may it be far[fn] from him!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:1 - I love the LORD, because he has heard
my voice and my pleas for mercy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:47 - for I find my delight in your commandments,
which I love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:48 - I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love,
and I will meditate on your statutes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:97 - Mem
Oh how I love your law!
It is my meditation all the day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:113 - Samekh
I hate the double-minded,
but I love your law.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:119 - All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross,
therefore I love your testimonies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:127 - Therefore I love your commandments
above gold, above fine gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:132 - Turn to me and be gracious to me,
as is your way with those who love your name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:140 - Your promise is well tried,
and your servant loves it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:159 - Consider how I love your precepts!
Give me life according to your steadfast love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:163 - I hate and abhor falsehood,
but I love your law.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:165 - Great peace have those who love your law;
nothing can make them stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:167 - My soul keeps your testimonies;
I love them exceedingly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 122:6 - Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
“May they be secure who love you!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:20 - The LORD preserves all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 146:8 - the LORD opens the eyes of the blind.
The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down;
the LORD loves the righteous.
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