Do you know there are more than 20 Different kinds of Love in the bible?
There are over 20 different kinds of love in the Greek but most translations(bibles) just translate them all as "love". Each kind of love is SPECIFIC and is different. Do you realize that some kinds of love are EVIL? They cannot all be grouped as "love" because that leads to the false love cult that believes all we have to do is love ad accept everyone where they are., instead of exposing error. So it is important to know what the Greek word being translated is.
I find the fact that the Greek had a specific word for each kind of love to be totally enlightened. As you point out, each kind of love is very specific and totally different from every other kind of love. Having a specific word for each kind love leaves no doubt in the mind as to which form of love is being referred to.
Unfortunately, in our modern language we overuse and misuse the word love. We do not differentiate between the types of love when we use the word. We love our mothers; our fathers; our community; our pets; we even love beer; potato chips; vacations, etc. Consequently, the word loses some of its meaning and emphasis.
So, I am one of those people who would like to know which Greek word is being translated when it comes to "love".
Hi pippap! You have expressed my dilemma about American culture of "loving" everything including loving as a verb...( Greek ''eros"; the ancient Greek god of love).
More of the God's love you might find in my comment.
NT:5388 philoteknos (fil-ot'-ek-nos); from NT:5384 and NT:5043; fond of one's children, i.e. maternal:
KJV - love their children.
Nope; but I would like to know as you would list them and their original Greek spelling. Thanks.
In my humble seeking the closeness of the God's heavenly Father's LOVE, I came to the John three sixteen, where Greek ""agapao"" is used of God's love toward man and vice versa. " For God so loved= "" egapesen"" the world that He gave. . .
But for man to show love to God, he must first appropriate God's ""agape"" for only God has such unselfish love.
AGAPE=love, a word not found in Classic Greek, but only in revealed worship -praise- adoration of higher ..." God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth..." Thus ( I Michael ) can't say "I love God" unless I demonstrate the Highest devotion - adoration by GIVING Him the portion of His LOVE appropriated from Him as a token of "sonship" - the same-family-kind of "love'' - 'to those who receive him he gave authority to become children of God, to those who believe in him- they were born-- of God.' (John 1:12.13).
The 'final' product, "It is no longer I who live, it is Christ who lives in me..."(Gal.2.20).
( A proverbial) "new creation?". Who is in Christ is a NEW walking reflection of AGAPE; don't ask me please a personal questions ... Humbly admitting, it has happen when the strangers asked " what religion are you..." when in my life-and work- and business they noticed, saying -you are different- responding, it's not "me"- (Michael died) what you see is " Christ in me the hope of glory...
Thank you for sharing and offering perspective for pondering Michael . . .
You are very kind, Tim Mitchell giving such observing comment. We are only helping each other to embrace the Truth as clearly as possible.
philoxenos (fil-ox'-en-os); from NT:5384 and NT:3581; fond of guests, i.e. hospitable:
KJV - given to (lover of, use) hospitality.
really? I didn't know that.
Are those love in this category:
Living things love
Non living things love
here are a few to consider
Some of the words in Greek and the kind of love they represent follow. The numbers are the Strong's reference number. You will notice the kjv usage many times does not represent what the word means.
agapao (ag-ap-ah'-o); perhaps from agan (much) [or compare OT:5689]; to love (in a social or moral sense):
KJV - (be-) love (-ed). Compare NT:5368.
agape (ag-ah'-pay); from NT:25; love, i.e. affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast:
KJV - (feast of) charity ([-ably]), dear, love.
agapetos (ag-ap-ay-tos'); from NT:25; beloved:
KJV - (dearly, well) beloved, dear.
philagathos (fil-ag'-ath-os); from NT:5384 and NT:18; fond to good, i.e. a promoter of virtue:
KJV - love of good men.
Philadelpheia (fil-ad-el'-fee-ah); from Philadelphos (the same as NT:5361), a king of Pergamos; Philadelphia, a place in Asia Minor:
KJV - Philadelphia.
philadelphia (fil-ad-el-fee'-ah); from NT:5361; fraternal affection:
KJV - brotherly love (kindness), love of the
philadelphos (fil-ad'-el-fos); from NT:5384 and NT:80; fond of brethren, i.e. fraternal:
KJV - love as brethren.
philandros (fil'-an-dros); from NT:5384 and NT:435; fond of man, i.e. affectionate as a wife:
KJV - love their husbands.
philanthropia (fil-an-thro-pee'-ah); from the same as NT:5364; fondness of mankind, i.e. benevolence ("philanthropy"):
KJV - kindness, love towards man.
philarguria (fil-ar-goo-ree'-ah); from NT:5366; avarice:
KJV - love of money.
philautos (fil'-ow-tos); from NT:5384 and NT:846; fond of self, i.e. selfish:
KJV - lover of ownself.
phileo (fil-eh'-o); from NT:5384; 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 NT:25 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 NT:2309 and NT:1014, or as NT:2372 and NT:3563 respectively; the former being chiefly of the heart and the latter of the head); specifically, to kiss (as a mark of tenderness):
KJV - kiss, love.
philedonos (fil-ay'-don-os); from NT:5384 and NT:2237; fond of pleasure, i.e. voluptuous:
KJV - lover of pleasure.
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