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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)
Dictionary Aids

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 TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:5 - καὶ ὅταν προσεύχησθε οὐκ ἔσεσθε ὡς οἱ ὑποκριταί ὅτι φιλοῦσιν G5368 ἐν ταῖς συναγωγαῖς καὶ ἐν ταῖς γωνίαις τῶν πλατειῶν ἑστῶτες προσεύχεσθαι ὅπως φανῶσιν τοῖς ἀνθρώποις ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ἀπέχουσιν τὸν μισθὸν αὐτῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:37 - φιλῶν G5368 πατέρα μητέρα ὑπὲρ ἐμὲ οὐκ ἔστιν μου ἄξιος καὶ φιλῶν G5368 υἱὸν θυγατέρα ὑπὲρ ἐμὲ οὐκ ἔστιν μου ἄξιος
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:6 - φιλοῦσιν G5368 δὲ τὴν πρωτοκλισίαν ἐν τοῖς δείπνοις καὶ τὰς πρωτοκαθεδρίας ἐν ταῖς συναγωγαῖς
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:48 - δὲ παραδιδοὺς αὐτὸν ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς σημεῖον λέγων ὃν ἂν φιλήσω G5368 αὐτός ἐστιν κρατήσατε αὐτόν
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:44 - δεδώκει δὲ παραδιδοὺς αὐτὸν σύσσημον αὐτοῖς λέγων ὃν ἂν φιλήσω G5368 αὐτός ἐστιν κρατήσατε αὐτὸν καὶ ἀπάγετε ἀσφαλῶς
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:46 - προσέχετε ἀπὸ τῶν γραμματέων τῶν θελόντων περιπατεῖν ἐν στολαῖς καὶ φιλούντων G5368 ἀσπασμοὺς ἐν ταῖς ἀγοραῖς καὶ πρωτοκαθεδρίας ἐν ταῖς συναγωγαῖς καὶ πρωτοκλισίας ἐν τοῖς δείπνοις
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:47 - ἔτι αὐτοῦ λαλοῦντος ἰδοὺ ὄχλος καὶ λεγόμενος Ἰούδας εἷς τῶν δώδεκα προήρχετο αὐτούς καὶ ἤγγισεν τῷ Ἰησοῦ φιλῆσαι G5368 αὐτόν
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:20 - γὰρ πατὴρ φιλεῖ G5368 τὸν υἱὸν καὶ πάντα δείκνυσιν αὐτῷ αὐτὸς ποιεῖ καὶ μείζονα τούτων δείξει αὐτῷ ἔργα ἵνα ὑμεῖς θαυμάζητε
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:3 - ἀπέστειλαν οὖν αἱ ἀδελφαὶ πρὸς αὐτὸν λέγουσαι κύριε ἴδε ὃν φιλεῖς G5368 ἀσθενεῖ
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:36 - ἔλεγον οὖν οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι ἴδε πῶς ἐφίλει G5368 αὐτόν
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:25 - φιλῶν G5368 τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ ἀπολλύει αὐτήν καὶ μισῶν τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ τούτῳ εἰς ζωὴν αἰώνιον φυλάξει αὐτήν
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:19 - εἰ ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου ἦτε κόσμος ἂν τὸ ἴδιον ἐφίλει G5368 ὅτι δὲ ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου οὐκ ἐστέ ἀλλ᾽ ἐγὼ ἐξελεξάμην ὑμᾶς ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου διὰ τοῦτο μισεῖ ὑμᾶς κόσμος
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:27 - αὐτὸς γὰρ πατὴρ φιλεῖ G5368 ὑμᾶς ὅτι ὑμεῖς ἐμὲ πεφιλήκατε G5368 καὶ πεπιστεύκατε ὅτι ἐγὼ παρὰ τοῦ θεοῦ ἐξῆλθον
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:2 - τρέχει οὖν καὶ ἔρχεται πρὸς Σίμωνα Πέτρον καὶ πρὸς τὸν ἄλλον μαθητὴν ὃν ἐφίλει G5368 Ἰησοῦς καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς ἦραν τὸν κύριον ἐκ τοῦ μνημείου καὶ οὐκ οἴδαμεν ποῦ ἔθηκαν αὐτόν
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:15 - ὅτε οὖν ἠρίστησαν λέγει τῷ Σίμωνι Πέτρῳ Ἰησοῦς Σίμων Ἰωάννου ἀγαπᾷς με πλέον τούτων λέγει αὐτῷ ναί κύριε σὺ οἶδας ὅτι φιλῶ G5368 σε λέγει αὐτῷ βόσκε τὰ ἀρνία μου
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:16 - λέγει αὐτῷ πάλιν δεύτερον Σίμων Ἰωάννου ἀγαπᾷς με λέγει αὐτῷ ναί κύριε σὺ οἶδας ὅτι φιλῶ G5368 σε λέγει αὐτῷ ποίμαινε τὰ πρόβατά μου
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:17 - λέγει αὐτῷ τὸ τρίτον Σίμων Ἰωάννου φιλεῖς G5368 με ἐλυπήθη Πέτρος ὅτι εἶπεν αὐτῷ τὸ τρίτον φιλεῖς G5368 με καὶ λέγει αὐτῷ κύριε πάντα σὺ οἶδας σὺ γινώσκεις ὅτι φιλῶ G5368 σε λέγει αὐτῷ Ἰησοῦς βόσκε τὰ πρόβατά μου
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:22 - εἴ τις οὐ φιλεῖ G5368 τὸν κύριον ἤτω ἀνάθεμα μαρανα θα
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 3:15 - ἀσπάζονταί σε οἱ μετ᾽ ἐμοῦ πάντες ἄσπασαι τοὺς φιλοῦντας G5368 ἡμᾶς ἐν πίστει χάρις μετὰ πάντων ὑμῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:19 - ἐγὼ ὅσους ἐὰν φιλῶ G5368 ἐλέγχω καὶ παιδεύω ζήλευε οὖν καὶ μετανόησον
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:15 - ἔξω οἱ κύνες καὶ οἱ φάρμακοι καὶ οἱ πόρνοι καὶ οἱ φονεῖς καὶ οἱ εἰδωλολάτραι καὶ πᾶς φιλῶν G5368 καὶ ποιῶν ψεῦδος

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