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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 MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:5 - “And when you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love G5368 to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they [fn]will be seen by people. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:37 - “The one who loves G5368 father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and the one who loves G5368 son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:6 - “And they love G5368 the place of honor at banquets, and the seats of honor in the synagogues,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:48 - Now he who was betraying Him gave them a sign previously, saying, “Whomever I kiss G5368, He is the one; arrest Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:44 - Now he who was betraying Him had given them a signal, saying, “Whomever I kiss G5368, He is the one; arrest Him and lead Him away [fn]under guard.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:46 - “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love G5368 personal greetings in the marketplaces, and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:47 - While He was still speaking, behold, a crowd came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading the way for them; and he approached Jesus to kiss G5368 Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:20 - “For the Father loves G5368 the Son and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him greater works than these, so that you will be amazed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:3 - So the sisters sent word to Him, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You love G5368 is sick.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:36 - So the Jews were saying, “See how He loved G5368 him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:25 - “The one who loves G5368 his [fn]life loses it, and the one who hates his [fn]life in this world will keep it [fn]to eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:19 - “If you were of the world, the world would love G5368 you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:27 - for the Father Himself loves G5368 you, because you have loved G5368 Me and have believed that I came forth from the Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:2 - So she *ran and *came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved G5368, and *said to them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we do not know where they have put Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:15 - Now when they had finished breakfast, Jesus *said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you [fn]love Me more than these?” He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I [fn]love G5368 You.” He *said to him, “Tend My lambs.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:16 - He *said to him again, a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you [fn]love Me?” He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I [fn]love G5368 You.” He *said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:17 - He *said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you [fn]love G5368 Me?” Peter was [fn]hurt because He said to him the third time, “Do you [fn]love G5368 Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I [fn]love G5368 You.” Jesus *said to him, “Tend My sheep.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:22 - If anyone does not love G5368 the Lord, he is to be [fn]accursed. [fn]Maranatha!
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 3:15 - All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love G5368 us in the faith.
Grace be with you all.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:19 - ‘Those whom I love G5368, I rebuke and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:15 - Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral persons, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves G5368 and practices lying.

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