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Lexicon :: Strong's H157 - 'ahab

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אָהַב
Transliteration
'ahab
Pronunciation
ä·hav' (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
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 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 - He said, “Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, H157 Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:67 - Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and he took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved H157 her; thus Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:28 - Now Isaac loved H157 Esau, because [fn]he had a taste for game, but Rebekah loved H157 Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:4 - and prepare a savory dish for me such as I love, H157 and bring it to me that I may eat, so that my soul may bless you before I die.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:9 - “Go now to the flock and [fn]bring me two choice [fn]young goats from there, that I may prepare them as a savory dish for your father, such as he loves. H157
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:14 - So he went and got them, and brought them to his mother; and his mother made savory food such as his father loved. H157
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:18 - Now Jacob loved H157 Rachel, so he said, “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:30 - So Jacob went in to Rachel also, and indeed he loved H157 Rachel more than Leah, and he served with [fn]Laban for another seven years.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:32 - Leah conceived and bore a son and named him [fn]Reuben, for she said, “Because the LORD has [fn]seen my affliction; surely now my husband will love H157 me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:3 - [fn]He was deeply attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved H157 the girl and [fn]spoke tenderly to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:3 - Now Israel loved H157 Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a [fn]varicolored tunic.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:4 - His brothers saw that their father loved H157 him more than all his brothers; and so they hated him and could not speak to him [fn]on friendly terms.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:20 - “We said to my lord, ‘We have an old father and a little child of his old age. Now his brother is dead, so he alone is left of his mother, and his father loves H157 him.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:6 - but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love H157 Me and keep My commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:5 - “But if the slave plainly says, ‘I love H157 my master, my wife and my children; I will not go out as a free man,’
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:18 - ‘You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love H157 your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:34 - ‘The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love H157 him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:37 - [fn]Because He loved H157 your fathers, therefore He chose [fn]their descendants after them. And He [fn]personally brought you from Egypt by His great power,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:10 - but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love H157 Me and keep My commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:5 - “You shall love H157 the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:8 - but because the LORD loved H157 you and kept the oath which He swore to your forefathers, the LORD brought you out by a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of [fn]slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:9 - “Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps [fn]His covenant and [fn]His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love H157 Him and keep His commandments;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:13 - “He will love H157 you and bless you and multiply you; He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock, [fn]in the land which He swore to your forefathers to give you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:12 - “Now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require from you, but to [fn]fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love H157 Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:15 - “Yet on your fathers did the LORD set His affection to love H157 them, and He chose their [fn]descendants after them, even you above all peoples, as it is this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:18 - “He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows H157 His love H157 for the alien by giving him food and clothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:19 - “So show H157 your love H157 for the alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:1 - “You shall therefore love H157 the LORD your God, and always keep His charge, His statutes, His ordinances, and His commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:13 - “It shall come about, if you listen obediently to my commandments which I am commanding you today, to love H157 the LORD your God and to serve Him with all your heart and all your soul,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:22 - “For if you are careful to keep all this commandment which I am commanding you to do, to love H157 the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and hold fast to Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:3 - you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is testing you to find out if you love H157 the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:16 - “It shall come about if he says to you, ‘I will not go out from you,’ because he loves H157 you and your household, since he fares well with you;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:9 - if you [fn]carefully observe all this commandment which I command you today, to love H157 the LORD your God, and to walk in His ways always—then you shall add three more cities for yourself, besides these three.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:15 - “If a man has two wives, the one loved H157 and the other [fn]unloved, and both the loved H157 and the [fn]unloved have borne him sons, if the firstborn son belongs to the [fn]unloved,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:16 - then it shall be in the day he [fn]wills what he has to his sons, he cannot make the son of the loved H157 the firstborn before the son of the [fn]unloved, who is the firstborn.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:5 - “Nevertheless, the LORD your God was not willing to listen to Balaam, but the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing for you because the LORD your God loves H157 you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:6 - “Moreover the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your [fn]descendants, to love H157 the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:16 - in that I command you today to love H157 the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that the LORD your God may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:20 - by loving H157 the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for [fn]this is your life and the length of your days, [fn]that you may live in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:5 - “Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, to love H157 the LORD your God and walk in all His ways and keep His commandments and hold fast to Him and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:11 - “So take diligent heed to yourselves to love H157 the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:31 - “Thus let all Your enemies perish, O LORD;
But let those who love H157 Him be like the rising of the sun in its might.”
And the land was undisturbed for forty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:16 - Samson’s wife wept before him and said, “You only hate me, and you do not love H157 me; you have propounded a riddle to the sons of my people, and have not told it to me.” And he said to her, “Behold, I have not told it to my father or mother; so should I tell you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:4 - After this it came about that he loved H157 a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:15 - Then she said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love H157 you,’ when your heart is not with me? You have deceived me these three times and have not told me where your great strength is.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:15 - “May he also be to you a restorer of life and a sustainer of your old age; for your daughter-in-law, who loves H157 you [fn]and is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:5 - but to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved H157 Hannah, but the LORD had closed her womb.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:21 - Then David came to Saul and [fn]attended him; and [fn]Saul loved H157 him greatly, and he became his armor bearer.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:1 - Now it came about when he had finished speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved H157 him as himself.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:3 - Then Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved H157 him as himself.

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