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Lexicon :: Strong's H160 - 'ahăḇâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 29c

Strong’s Definitions

אַהֲבָה ʼahăbâh, a-hab-aw; feminine of H158 and meaning the same:—love.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 40x

The KJV translates Strong's H160 in the following manner: love (40x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 40x
The KJV translates Strong's H160 in the following manner: love (40x).
  1. love

    1. human love for human object

      1. of man toward man

      2. of man toward himself

      3. between man and woman

      4. sexual desire

  2. God's love to His people

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אַהֲבָה ʼahăbâh, a-hab-aw; feminine of H158 and meaning the same:—love.
STRONGS H160: Abbreviations
אַהֲבָה noun feminine love (= Infinitive of אהב which see H157) — absolute א׳ Proverbs 10:12 + 18 times; construct אַהֲבַת Jeremiah 2:2 + 3 times; suffix אַהֲבָתִי Psalm 109:4; Psalm 109:5; אַהֲבָֽתְךָ 2 Samuel 1:26; אַהֲבָתוֺ Isaiah 63:9; Zephaniah 3:17; אַהֲבָתָהּ Proverbs 5:19; אַהֲבָתָם Ecclesiastes 9:6love, especially Wisdom Literature & late.
1. human (to human object) absolute Ecclesiastes 9:1, 6 (both || שִׂנְאָה) so Proverbs 10:12; Proverbs 15:17; compare Proverbs 27:5; see also Proverbs 17:9; of man toward man Psalm 109:4; Psalm 109:5; love for one's self (נַפְשׁוֺ) 1 Samuel 20:17; between man & woman Songs 2:4, 5; Songs 5:8; Songs 8:6, 7 (twice in verse); Proverbs 5:19 compare also 2 Samuel 1:26 (נָשִׁים א׳); personified Songs 2:7; Songs 3:5; Songs 7:7; Songs 8:4; compare figurative use Songs 3:10; of mere sexual desire 2 Samuel 13:15; figurative of Jerusalem's love to י׳ Jeremiah 2:2 (כְּלוּלֹתַיִח א׳), & of love of adulter. Jesus. Jeremiah 2:33.
2. God's love to his people Hosea 11:4 (עֲבֹתוֺת א׳) Jeremiah 31:3; Isaiah 63:9; Zephaniah 3:17.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel


2 Samuel

1:26; 1:26; 13:15


109:4; 109:4; 109:5; 109:5


5:19; 5:19; 10:12; 10:12; 15:17; 17:9; 27:5


9:1; 9:6; 9:6

Song of Songs

2:4; 2:5; 2:7; 3:5; 3:10; 5:8; 7:7; 8:4; 8:6; 8:7


63:9; 63:9


2:2; 2:2; 2:33; 31:3




3:17; 3:17

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H160 matches the Hebrew אַהֲבָה ('ahăḇâ),
which occurs 40 times in 37 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:8 - But because the LORD loved H160 you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:3 - Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved H160 him as his own soul.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:17 - And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved H160 him: for he loved him as he loved H160 his own soul.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:26 - I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love H160 to me was wonderful, passing the love H160 of women.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:15 - Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love H160 wherewith he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:9 - Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved H160 Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:2 - Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:11 - Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because the LORD hath loved H160 his people, he hath made thee king over them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:8 - Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, to be king for the LORD thy God: because thy God loved H160 Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:4 - For my love H160 they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:5 - And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love. H160
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:19 - Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love. H160
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:12 - Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love H160 covereth all sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:17 - Better is a dinner of herbs where love H160 is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:9 - He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; H160 but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:5 - Open rebuke is better than secret love. H160
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:1 - For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love H160 or hatred by all that is before them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:6 - Also their love, H160 and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:4 - He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. H160
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:5 - Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love. H160
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:7 - I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, H160 till he please.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:5 - I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, H160 till he please.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:10 - He made the pillars thereof of silver, the bottom thereof of gold, the covering of it of purple, the midst thereof being paved with love, H160 for the daughters of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:8 - I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love. H160
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:6 - How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, H160 for delights!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:4 - I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, H160 until he please.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:6 - Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love H160 is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:7 - Many waters cannot quench love, H160 neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, H160 it would utterly be contemned.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:9 - In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love H160 and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:2 - Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love H160 of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:33 - Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love? H160 therefore hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:3 - The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: H160 therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 3:1 - Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love H160 of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 9:15 - All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love H160 them no more: all their princes are revolters.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:4 - I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: H160 and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:8 - He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love H160 mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:17 - The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, H160 he will joy over thee with singing.
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