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Lexicon :: Strong's G5368 - phileō

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φιλέω
Transliteration
phileō
Pronunciation
fē-le'-ō (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 9:114,1262

Trench's Synonyms: xii. ἀγαπάω, φιλέω.

Strong’s Definitions

φιλέω philéō, fil-eh'-o; from G5384; to be a friend to (fond of (an individual or an object)), i.e. have affection for (denoting personal attachment, as a matter of sentiment or feeling; while G25 is wider, embracing especially the judgment and the deliberate assent of the will as a matter of principle, duty and propriety: the two thus stand related very much as G2309 and G1014, or as G2372 and G3563 respectively; the former being chiefly of the heart and the latter of the head); specially, to kiss (as a mark of tenderness):—kiss, love.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x

The KJV translates Strong's G5368 in the following manner: love (22x), kiss (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x
The KJV translates Strong's G5368 in the following manner: love (22x), kiss (3x).
  1. to love

    1. to approve of

    2. to like

    3. sanction

    4. to treat affectionately or kindly, to welcome, befriend

  2. to show signs of love

    1. to kiss

  3. to be fond of doing

    1. be wont, use to do

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
φιλέω philéō, fil-eh'-o; from G5384; to be a friend to (fond of (an individual or an object)), i.e. have affection for (denoting personal attachment, as a matter of sentiment or feeling; while G25 is wider, embracing especially the judgment and the deliberate assent of the will as a matter of principle, duty and propriety: the two thus stand related very much as G2309 and G1014, or as G2372 and G3563 respectively; the former being chiefly of the heart and the latter of the head); specially, to kiss (as a mark of tenderness):—kiss, love.
STRONGS NT 5368: φιλέω
φιλέω, φιλῶ; imperfect 3 person singular ἐφίλει; 1 aorist ἐφίλησα; perfect πεφίληκα; (φίλος); from Homer down;
1. to love; to be friendly to one (the Sept. several times for אָהַב): τινα, Matthew 10:37; John 5:20 (here L marginal reading ἀγαπᾷ); John 11:3,36; 15:19; 16:27; 20:2; 21:15-17; 1 Corinthians 16:22; Revelation 3:19; with ἐν πίστει added, with a love founded in and springing from faith, Titus 3:15; τί, to love i. e. delight in, long for, a thing: τήν πρωτοκλισίαν, Matthew 23:6; ἀσπασμούς, Luke 20:46; τήν ψυχήν, to be desirous of preserving one's life (opposed to μισεῖν, to hate it when it cannot be kept without denying Christ), John 12:25; with nouns denoting virtues or vices: τό ψεῦδος, Revelation 22:15 (σοφίαν, Proverbs 29:3; Proverbs 8:17); followed by an infinitive, like the Latinamo facere, to love to do, i. e. to do with pleasure: Matthew 6:5 (Isaiah 56:10; Pindar Nem. 1,15; Aeschylus septem 619; Agam. 763; Suppl. 769; Euripides, Iph. Taur. 1198; Rhes. 394; Xenophon, hipparch. 7, 9; Aelian v. h. 14, 37).
2. to kiss: τινα, Matthew 26:48; Mark 14:44; Luke 22:47 (often in the Greek writings; the Sept. for נָשַׁק, Genesis 27:26f, and often).
3. As to the distinction between ἀγαπᾶν and φιλεῖν: the former, by virtue of its connection with ἄγαμαι, properly denotes a love founded in admiration, veneration, esteem, like the Latindiligere, to be kindly disposed to one, wish one well; but φιλεῖν denotes an inclination prompted by sense and emotion, Latinamare; μή τοῦ δεόμενος οὐδέ τί ἀγαπωη ἄν. δέ μή ἀγαπωη (ἀγαπῶν (?)), ὀυδ' ἄν φίλοι, Plato, Lysias, p. 215 b.; ἐφιλησατε αὐτόν (Julius Caesar) ὡς πατέρα καί ἠγαπησατε ὡς εὐεργέτην, Dio Cassius, 44, 48; ut scires, eum a me non diligt solum, verum etiam amari, Cicero, ad fam. 13, 47; L. Clodius valde me diligit vel, ut ἐμφατικωτερον dicam, valde me amat, id. ad Brut. 1. Hence, men are said ἀγαπᾶν God, not φιλεῖν; and God is said ἀγαπῆσαι τόν κόσμον (John 3:16), and φιλεῖν the disciples of Christ (John 16:27); Christ bids us ἀγαπᾶν (not φιλεῖν) τούς ἐχθρούς (Matthew 5:44), because love as an emotion cannot be commanded, but only love as a choice. Wisdom says, τούς ἐμέ φιλοῦντας ἀγαπῶ, Proverbs 8:17. As a futher aid in judging of the different, between the two words compare the following passages: John 11:3, 5, 36; John 21:15-17; (even in some eases where they might appear to be used interchangeably (e. g. John 14:28; John 16:27) the difference can still be traced). From what has been said, it is evident that ἀγαπᾶν is not, and cannot be, used of sexual love (but it is so used occasionally by the later writers; cf. Plutarch, Pericl. 24, 12, p. 165 e.; symp. 7, p. 180 b. ἐρώμενος τόν ἐραστην ἀγαπᾷ; cf. Stephanus Thesaurus i., p. 209 a.; Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word ἀγαπάω, 2; Woolsey in the Andover Rev. for Aug. 1885, p. 170f). Cf. Tittmann, Syn. N. T. i., p. 50ff; Cremer, under the word ἀγαπάω (4te Aufl., p. 9f); Trench, § xii.; (Schmidt, chapter 136, especially § 6; Cope, Aristotle, rhet. vol. 1m Appendix A. (also given in the Journ. of Philol. for 1868, p. 88ff); also Höhne in (Luthardt's) Zeitschr. f. kirchl. Wissensch. as above with for 1882, p. 6ff; especially Woolsey as above Compare: καταφιλέω.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
27:26
Proverbs
8:17; 8:17; 29:3
Isaiah
56:10
Matthew
5:44; 6:5; 10:37; 23:6; 26:48
Mark
14:44
Luke
20:46; 22:47
John
3:16; 5:20; 11:3; 11:3; 11:5; 11:36; 11:36; 12:25; 14:28; 15:19; 16:27; 16:27; 16:27; 20:2; 21:15; 21:15; 21:16; 21:16; 21:17; 21:17
1 Corinthians
16:22
Titus
3:15
Revelation
3:19; 22:15

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G5368 matches the Greek φιλέω (phileō),
which occurs 25 times in 21 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:5 - And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love G5368 to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:37 - He that loveth G5368 father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth G5368 son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:6 - And love G5368 the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:48 - Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, G5368 that same is he: hold him fast.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:44 - And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, G5368 that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:46 - Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love G5368 greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:47 - And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss G5368 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:20 - For the Father loveth G5368 the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:3 - Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest G5368 is sick.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:36 - Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved G5368 him!
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:25 - He that loveth G5368 his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:19 - If ye were of the world, the world would love G5368 his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:27 - For the Father himself loveth G5368 you, because ye have loved G5368 me, and have believed that I came out from God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:2 - Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, G5368 and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:15 - So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love G5368 thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:16 - He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love G5368 thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:17 - He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest G5368 thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest G5368 thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love G5368 thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:22 - If any man love G5368 not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 3:15 - All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love G5368 us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:19 - As many as I love, G5368 I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:15 - For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth G5368 and maketh a lie.
 
 
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