H157 אהב אהב - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

אהב אהב
'âhab 'âhêb
aw-hab', aw-habe'
A primitive root; to have affection for (sexually or otherwise)

KJV Usage: (be-) love (-d, -ly, -r), like, friend.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


אהב אהב

1. to love
a. (Qal)
1. human love for another, includes family, and sexual
2. human appetite for objects such as food, drink, sleep, wisdom
3. human love for or to God
4. act of being a friend 1a
b. lover (participle) 1a
c. friend (participle)
1. God's love toward man 1a
d. to individual men 1a
e. to people Israel 1a
f. to righteousness
g. (Niphal)
1. lovely (participle)
2. loveable (participle)
h. (Piel)
1. friends
2. lovers (fig. of adulterers)
2. to like
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 29
Parts of Speech: Verb

to love
1) to love
1a) (Qal)
1a1) human love for another, includes family, and sexual
1a2) human appetite for objects such as food, drink, sleep, wisdom
1a3) human love for or to God
1a4) act of being a friend
1a4a) lover (participle)
1a4b) friend (participle)
1a5) God's love toward man
1a5a) to individual men
1a5b) to people Israel
1a5c) to righteousness
1b) (Niphal)
1b1) lovely (participle)
1b2) loveable (participle)
1c) (Piel)
1c1) friends
1c2) lovers (fig. of adulterers)
2) to like

View how H157 אהב אהב is used in the Bible

First 30 of 208 occurrences of H157 אהב אהב

Genesis 22:2 whom thou lovest,
Genesis 24:67 and he loved
Genesis 25:28 loved
Genesis 25:28 loved
Genesis 27:4 I love,
Genesis 27:9 such as he loveth:
Genesis 27:14 loved.
Genesis 29:18 loved
Genesis 29:30 and he loved
Genesis 29:32 will love
Genesis 34:3 and he loved
Genesis 37:3 loved
Genesis 37:4 loved
Genesis 44:20 loveth
Exodus 20:6 of them that love
Exodus 21:5 I love
Leviticus 19:18 but thou shalt love
Leviticus 19:34 among you, and thou shalt love
Deuteronomy 4:37 And because he loved
Deuteronomy 5:10 of them that love
Deuteronomy 6:5 And thou shalt love
Deuteronomy 7:9 with them that love
Deuteronomy 7:13 And he will love
Deuteronomy 10:12 and to love
Deuteronomy 10:15 to love
Deuteronomy 10:18 and loveth
Deuteronomy 10:19 Love
Deuteronomy 11:1 Therefore thou shalt love
Deuteronomy 11:13 to love
Deuteronomy 11:22 them, to love

Distinct usage

16 loved
12 loveth
9 love
5 to love
5 and love
4 I love
4 He that loveth
3 and he loved
3 Thou lovest
3 he loveth
3 loveth:
2 of them that love
2 for he loved
2 and all his friends
2 do I love.
2 therefore I love
2 and he will love
2 and loveth
2 I have loved
2 of her lovers,
1 whom thou lovest,
1 such as he loveth:
1 loved.
1 will love
1 And because he loved
1 with them that love
1 Therefore thou shalt love
1 them, to love
1 thee; because he loveth
1 that ye love
1 but let them that love
1 that he loved
1 who loveth
1 were lovely
1 to him, I love
1 with which he had loved
1 In that thou lovest
1 thy friends.
1 a lover
1 for them that love
1 like him, who was beloved
1 for his friends,
1 me: and they whom I loved
1 O love
1 My lovers
1 in thee: let such as love
1 whom he loved.
1 it: and they that love
1 in thee: and let such as love
1 which he loved.
1 Lover
1 As he loved
1 which I have loved.
1 MEM. O how I love
1 have they who love
1 that love
1 will ye love
1 thee: love
1 them that love
1 That I may cause those that love

Corresponding Greek Words

ahab G25 agapao
ahav G5373 philia
ahav haadamah G1092 georgos
ahev G25 agapao
ahev G1774 en oikeo
ahev G2192 echo
ahev G2212 zeteo
ahev G2902 krateo
ahev G5463 chairo
ahev pi. G27 agapetos
ahev qal.,pi. G5368 phileo
ahev qal.,pi. G5384 philos

Related words


H158 אהב 'ahab
From H157; affection (in a good or a bad sense)

KJV Usage: love (-r).