Affection, Expressing

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Genesis 34:3

But his soul longed for and clung to Dinah daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke comfortingly to her young heart's wishes.

Luke 7:38

And standing behind Him at His feet weeping, she began to wet His feet with [her] tears; and she wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed His feet [affectionately] and anointed them with the ointment (perfume).

Philippians 2:1

So by whatever [appeal to you there is in our mutual dwelling in Christ, by whatever] strengthening and consoling and encouraging [our relationship] in Him [affords], by whatever persuasive incentive there is in love, by whatever participation in the [Holy] Spirit [we share], and by whatever depth of affection and compassionate sympathy,

2 Samuel 14:1

Now Joab son of Zeruiah knew that the king's heart was toward Absalom.

Luke 13:34

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who continue to kill the prophets and to stone those who are sent to you! How often I have desired and yearned to gather your children together [around Me], as a hen [gathers] her young under her wings, but you would not!

Romans 15:23

But now since I have no further opportunity for work in these regions, and since I have longed for enough years to come to you,

2 Corinthians 7:11

For [you can look back now and] observe what this same godly sorrow has done for you and has produced in you: what eagerness and earnest care to explain and clear yourselves [of all complicity in the condoning of incest], what indignation [at the sin], what alarm, what yearning, what zeal [to do justice to all concerned], what readiness to mete out punishment [ to the offender]! At every point you have proved yourselves cleared and guiltless in the matter.

Galatians 4:20

Would that I were with you now and could coax you vocally, for I am fearful and perplexed about you!

Philippians 2:26

For he has been [homesick] longing for you all and has been distressed because you had heard that he was ill.

2 Timothy 1:4

And when, as I recall your tears, I yearn to see you so that I may be filled with joy.

2 Corinthians 6:11

Our mouth is open to you, Corinthians [we are hiding nothing, keeping nothing back], and our heart is expanded wide [for you]!

2 Corinthians 6:12-13

There is no lack of room for you in [our hearts], but you lack room in your own affections [for us]. By way of return then, do this for me -- "I speak as to children -- "open wide your hearts also [to us].

Mark 6:34

As Jesus landed, He saw a great crowd waiting, and He was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things.

1 Kings 3:26

Then the mother of the living child said to the king, for she yearned over her son, O my lord, give her the living baby, and by no means slay him. But the other said, Let him not be mine or yours, but divide him.

Luke 15:20

So he got up and came to his [own] father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with pity and tenderness [for him]; and he ran and embraced him and kissed him [ fervently].

2 Corinthians 2:4

For I wrote you out of great sorrow and deep distress [with mental torture and anxiety] of heart, [yes, and] with many tears, not to cause you pain but in order to make you realize the overflowing love that I continue increasingly to have for you.

Psalm 35:14

I behaved as if grieving for my friend or my brother; I bowed down in sorrow, as one who bewails his mother.

Lamentations 2:11

My eyes fail from weeping, my emotions are deeply disturbed, my heart is poured out upon the ground [in grief] because of the destruction of the daughter of my people, because infants and nurslings faint in the streets of the city.

Romans 9:2-3

That I have bitter grief and incessant anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off and banished from Christ for the sake of my brethren and instead of them, my natural kinsmen and my fellow countrymen.

Proverbs 23:15

My son, if your heart is wise, my heart will be glad, even mine;

Proverbs 27:11

My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him who reproaches me [as having failed in my parental duty].

Galatians 4:14-15

And [yet] although my physical condition was [such] a trial to you, you did not regard it with contempt, or scorn and loathe and reject me; but you received me as an angel of God, [even] as Christ Jesus [Himself]! What has become of that blessed enjoyment and satisfaction and self-congratulation that once was yours [in what I taught you and in your regard for me]? For I bear you witness that you would have torn out your own eyes and have given them to me [to replace mine], if that were possible.

Proverbs 31:2-3

What, my son? What, son of my womb? What [shall I advise you], son of my vows and dedication to God? Give not your strength to [loose] women, nor your ways to those who and that which ruin and destroy kings.

2 Corinthians 7:7

[Yes] and not only by his coming but also by [his account of] the comfort with which he was encouraged and refreshed and cheered as to you, while he told us of your yearning affection, of how sorry you were [for me] and how eagerly you took my part, so that I rejoiced still more.

2 Corinthians 8:16

But thanks be to God Who planted the same earnest zeal and care for you in the heart of Titus.

2 Corinthians 12:19

Have you been supposing [all this time] that we have been defending ourselves and apologizing to you? [It is] in the sight and the [very] presence of God [and as one] in Christ (the Messiah) that we have been speaking, dearly beloved, and all in order to build you up [spiritually].

Galatians 4:11-12

I am alarmed [about you], lest I have labored among and over you to no purpose and in vain. Brethren, I beg of you, become as I am [free from the bondage of Jewish ritualism and ordinances], for I also have become as you are [ a Gentile]. You did me no wrong [ in the days when I first came to you; do not do it now].

Philippians 4:10

I was made very happy in the Lord that now you have revived your interest in my welfare after so long a time; you were indeed thinking of me, but you had no opportunity to show it.

1 Timothy 1:18

This charge and admonition I commit in trust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with prophetic intimations which I formerly received concerning you, so that inspired and aided by them you may wage the good warfare,

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