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Lexicon :: Strong's H157 - 'ahab

אָהַב
Transliteration
'ahab
Pronunciation
ä·hav' (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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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 220 times in 202 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the NASB

Page 1 / 5 (Gen 22:2–1Sa 18:3)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:2 - “Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:67 - And Isaac brought Rebekah into his mother Sarah’s tent, and she became his wife. He loved her deeply, and she was a special comfort to him after the death of his mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:28 - Isaac loved Esau because he enjoyed eating the wild game Esau brought home, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:4 - Prepare my favorite dish, and bring it here for me to eat. Then I will pronounce the blessing that belongs to you, my firstborn son, before I die.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:9 - Go out to the flocks, and bring me two fine young goats. I’ll use them to prepare your father’s favorite dish.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:14 - So Jacob went out and got the young goats for his mother. Rebekah took them and prepared a delicious meal, just the way Isaac liked it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:18 - Since Jacob was in love with Rachel, he told her father, “I’ll work for you for seven years if you’ll give me Rachel, your younger daughter, as my wife.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:30 - So Jacob slept with Rachel, too, and he loved her much more than Leah. He then stayed and worked for Laban the additional seven years.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:32 - So Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Reuben,[fn] for she said, “The LORD has noticed my misery, and now my husband will love me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:3 - But then he fell in love with her, and he tried to win her affection with tender words.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:3 - Jacob[fn] loved Joseph more than any of his other children because Joseph had been born to him in his old age. So one day Jacob had a special gift made for Joseph—a beautiful robe.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:4 - But his brothers hated Joseph because their father loved him more than the rest of them. They couldn’t say a kind word to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:20 - And we responded, ‘Yes, my lord, we have a father who is an old man, and his youngest son is a child of his old age. His full brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother’s children, and his father loves him very much.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:6 - But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those[fn] who love me and obey my commands.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:5 - But the slave may declare, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children. I don’t want to go free.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:18 - “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:34 - Treat them like native-born Israelites, and love them as you love yourself. Remember that you were once foreigners living in the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:37 - Because he loved your ancestors, he chose to bless their descendants, and he personally brought you out of Egypt with a great display of power.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:10 - But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those[fn] who love me and obey my commands.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:5 - And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:8 - Rather, it was simply that the LORD loves you, and he was keeping the oath he had sworn to your ancestors. That is why the LORD rescued you with such a strong hand from your slavery and from the oppressive hand of Pharaoh, king of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:9 - Understand, therefore, that the LORD your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:13 - He will love you and bless you, and he will give you many children. He will give fertility to your land and your animals. When you arrive in the land he swore to give your ancestors, you will have large harvests of grain, new wine, and olive oil, and great herds of cattle, sheep, and goats.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:12 - “And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the LORD your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:15 - Yet the LORD chose your ancestors as the objects of his love. And he chose you, their descendants, above all other nations, as is evident today.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:18 - He ensures that orphans and widows receive justice. He shows love to the foreigners living among you and gives them food and clothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:19 - So you, too, must show love to foreigners, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:1 - “You must love the LORD your God and obey all his requirements, decrees, regulations, and commands.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:13 - “If you carefully obey all the commands I am giving you today, and if you love the LORD your God and serve him with all your heart and soul,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:22 - “Be careful to obey all these commands I am giving you. Show love to the LORD your God by walking in his ways and holding tightly to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:3 - do not listen to them. The LORD your God is testing you to see if you truly love him with all your heart and soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:16 - “But suppose your servant says, ‘I will not leave you,’ because he loves you and your family, and he has done well with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:9 - you must designate three additional cities of refuge. (He will give you this land if you are careful to obey all the commands I have given you—if you always love the LORD your God and walk in his ways.)
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:15 - “Suppose a man has two wives, but he loves one and not the other, and both have given him sons. And suppose the firstborn son is the son of the wife he does not love.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:16 - When the man divides his inheritance, he may not give the larger inheritance to his younger son, the son of the wife he loves, as if he were the firstborn son.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:5 - But the LORD your God refused to listen to Balaam. He turned the intended curse into a blessing because the LORD your God loves you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:6 - “The LORD your God will change your heart[fn] and the hearts of all your descendants, so that you will love him with all your heart and soul and so you may live!
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:16 - For I command you this day to love the LORD your God and to keep his commands, decrees, and regulations by walking in his ways. If you do this, you will live and multiply, and the LORD your God will bless you and the land you are about to enter and occupy.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:20 - You can make this choice by loving the LORD your God, obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to him. This[fn] is the key to your life. And if you love and obey the LORD, you will live long in the land the LORD swore to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:5 - But be very careful to obey all the commands and the instructions that Moses gave to you. Love the LORD your God, walk in all his ways, obey his commands, hold firmly to him, and serve him with all your heart and all your soul.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:11 - So be very careful to love the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:31 - “LORD, may all your enemies die like Sisera!
But may those who love you rise like the sun in all its power!”Then there was peace in the land for forty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:16 - So Samson’s wife came to him in tears and said, “You don’t love me; you hate me! You have given my people a riddle, but you haven’t told me the answer.” “I haven’t even given the answer to my father or mother,” he replied. “Why should I tell you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:4 - Some time later Samson fell in love with a woman named Delilah, who lived in the valley of Sorek.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:15 - Then Delilah pouted, “How can you tell me, ‘I love you,’ when you don’t share your secrets with me? You’ve made fun of me three times now, and you still haven’t told me what makes you so strong!”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:15 - May he restore your youth and care for you in your old age. For he is the son of your daughter-in-law who loves you and has been better to you than seven sons!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:5 - And though he loved Hannah, he would give her only one choice portion[fn] because the LORD had given her no children.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:21 - So David went to Saul and began serving him. Saul loved David very much, and David became his armor bearer.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:1 - After David had finished talking with Saul, he met Jonathan, the king’s son. There was an immediate bond between them, for Jonathan loved David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:3 - And Jonathan made a solemn pact with David, because he loved him as he loved himself.

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