אהב אהב 


'ahab; aw-hab' or 'aheb



Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 29

KJV Translation Count — 208x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: love (169), lover(s) (19), friend(s) (12), beloved (5), liketh (1), lovely (1), loving (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

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
a. lover (participle)
b. friend (participle)
5. God's love toward man
a. to individual men
b. to people Israel
c. to righteousness
b. (Niphal)
1. lovely (participle)
2. loveable (participle)
c. (Piel)
1. friends
2. lovers (fig. of adulterers)
2. to like

Strong's Definitions

'ahab, aw-hab'; or 'aheb aw-habe'; a primitive root; to have affection for (sexually or otherwise): — (be-) love(-d, -ly, -r), like, friend.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou H157st, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.


And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he H157d her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.


And Isaac H157d Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah H157d Jacob.


And make me savoury meat, such as I H157, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.


Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he H157th:


And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father H157d.


And Jacob H157d Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.


And he went in also unto Rachel, and he H157d also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.


And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will H157 me.


And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he H157d the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.