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Lexicon :: Strong's G5368 - phileō

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φιλέω
Transliteration
phileō (Key)
Pronunciation
fil-eh'-o
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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 G5368:
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 MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:5 -

“Whenever you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by people. Truly I tell you, they have their reward.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:37 -

“The one who loves a father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; the one who loves a son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:6 -

“They love the place of honor at banquets, the front seats in the synagogues,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:48 -

His betrayer had given them a sign: “The one I kiss, he’s the one; arrest him.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:44 -

His betrayer had given them a signal. “The one I kiss,” he said, “he’s the one; arrest him and take him away under guard.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:46 -

“Beware of the scribes, who want to go around in long robes and who love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, and the places of honor at banquets.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:47 -

While he was still speaking, suddenly a mob came, and one of the Twelve named Judas was leading them. He came near Jesus to kiss him,

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:20 -

“For the Father loves the Son and shows him everything he is doing, and he will show him greater works than these so that you will be amazed.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:3 -

So the sisters sent a message to him: “Lord, the one you love is sick.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:36 -

So the Jews said, “See how he loved him! ”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:25 -

“The one who loves his life will lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:19 -

“If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of it, the world hates you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:27 -

“For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:2 -

So she went running to Simon Peter and to the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said to them, “They’ve taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they’ve put him! ”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:15 -

When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John,[fn] do you love me more than these? ”

“Yes, Lord,” he said to him, “you know that I love you.”

“Feed my lambs,” he told him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:16 -

A second time he asked him, “Simon, son of John, do you love me? ”

“Yes, Lord,” he said to him, “you know that I love you.”

“Shepherd my sheep,” he told him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:17 -

He asked him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me? ”

Peter was grieved that he asked him the third time, “Do you love me? ” He said, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.”

“Feed my sheep,” Jesus said.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:22 -

If anyone does not love the Lord, a curse be on him. Our Lord, come![fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 3:15 -

All those who are with me send you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with all of you.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:19 -

“As many as I love, I rebuke and discipline. So be zealous and repent.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:15 -

“Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

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