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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5781 affection
5781 affection

5781 affection

Positive feelings towards another, often expressed in terms of attachment and warmth.

People and things arouse affection

Whole churches Php 1:7 See also 2Co 7:13-15

Friends 1Sa 18:1 See also 1Sa 18:3; 1Sa 20:41-42; Jn 11:36; Ro 16:5,9,12; Col 4:14; 3Jn 1

Strangers Lk 7:13

The temple Eze 24:21

Jerusalem Ne 1:3-4 See also Ps 137:6

Affection is sometimes expressed in familial terms

1Sa 3:16; 1Co 4:17 See also 1Sa 4:16; 1Sa 24:11; 2Sa 18:22; 2Ki 2:12; Jn 13:33; 2Co 6:13; 2Ti 2:1; Phm 10; 1Pe 5:13; 1Jn 2:28

Emotions expressing affection

Tenderness Ge 34:3 See also Lk 7:38; Php 2:1

Longing Php 1:8 See also 2Sa 14:1; Mt 23:37 pp Lk 13:34; Ro 15:23; 2Co 7:11; Gal 4:20; Php 2:26; Php 4:1; 2Ti 1:4

Openness 2Co 6:11 See also 2Co 6:12-13

Compassion Mt 9:36 pp Mk 6:34 See also 1Ki 3:26; Isa 49:15; Lk 15:20; Eph 4:32; Col 3:12; 1Pe 3:8

Sorrow 2Co 2:4 See also Ps 35:14; La 2:11; Ro 9:2-3

Joy Phm 7 See also Pr 23:15; Pr 27:11; Gal 4:14-15; 2Jn 12

Concern 1Co 4:14 See also Pr 1:8; Pr 27:6; Pr 31:2-3; Ecc 12:12; 2Co 7:7; 2Co 8:16; 2Co 12:19; Gal 4:11-12,19; Php 4:10; 1Ti 1:18

See also

2015Christ, compassion
5690friends
5806compassion
5844emotions
5895intimacy
5898kissing
5952sorrow
5966tenderness
8283joy
8292love
8632adoration

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