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40 Bible Verses about Affection, Expressing

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Genesis 34:3

He became infatuated with Dinah, daughter of Jacob. He loved the young girl and spoke tenderly to her.

Luke 7:38

and stood behind Him at His feet, weeping, and began to wash His feet with her tears. She wiped His feet with the hair of her head, kissing them and anointing them with the fragrant oil.

2 Samuel 14:1

Joab son of Zeruiah observed that the king’s mind was on Absalom.

Luke 13:34

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem! She who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her. How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!

Romans 15:23

But now I no longer have any work to do in these provinces, and I have strongly desired for many years to come to you

2 Corinthians 7:11

For consider how much diligence this very thing—this grieving as God wills—has produced in you: what a desire to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what deep longing, what zeal, what justice! In every way you showed yourselves to be pure in this matter.

Galatians 4:20

I would like to be with you right now and change my tone of voice, because I don’t know what to do about you.

Philippians 2:26

since he has been longing for all of you and was distressed because you heard that he was sick.

2 Timothy 1:4

Remembering your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy,

2 Corinthians 6:12-13

You are not limited by us, but you are limited by your own affections. I speak as to my children. As a proper response, you should also be open to us.

Mark 6:34

So as He stepped ashore, He saw a huge crowd and had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. Then He began to teach them many things.

1 Kings 3:26

The woman whose son was alive spoke to the king because she felt great compassion for her son. “My lord, give her the living baby,” she said, “but please don’t have him killed!”But the other one said, “He will not be mine or yours. Cut him in two!”

2 Corinthians 2:4

For I wrote to you with many tears out of an extremely troubled and anguished heart—not that you should be hurt, but that you should know the abundant love I have for you.

Psalm 35:14

I went about grieving as if for my friend or brother;
I was bowed down with grief,
like one mourning a mother.

Lamentations 2:11

?KafMy eyes are worn out from weeping;
I am churning within.
My heart is poured out in grief
because of the destruction of my dear people,
because children and infants faint
in the streets of the city.

Romans 9:2-3

that I have intense sorrow and continual anguish in my heart. For I could almost wish to be cursed and cut off from the Messiah for the benefit of my brothers, my own flesh and blood.

Proverbs 23:15

My son, if your heart is wise,
my heart will indeed rejoice.

Proverbs 27:11

Be wise, my son, and bring my heart joy,
so that I can answer anyone who taunts me.

Galatians 4:14-15

You did not despise or reject me though my physical condition was a trial for you. On the contrary, you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus Himself. What happened to this sense of being blessed you had? For I testify to you that, if possible, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me.

Proverbs 31:2-3

What should I say, my son?
What, son of my womb?
What, son of my vows? Don’t spend your energy on women
or your efforts on those who destroy kings.

2 Corinthians 7:7

and not only by his arrival, but also by the comfort he received from you. He told us about your deep longing, your sorrow, and your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced even more.

2 Corinthians 8:16

Thanks be to God who put the same concern for you into the heart of Titus.

2 Corinthians 12:19

You have thought all along that we were defending ourselves to you.[a] No, in the sight of God we are speaking in Christ, and everything, dear friends, is for building you up.(A)

Galatians 4:11-12

I am fearful for you, that perhaps my labor for you has been wasted. I beg you, brothers: Become like me, for I also became like you. You have not wronged me;

Philippians 4:10

I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that once again you renewed your care for me. You were, in fact, concerned about me but lacked the opportunity to show it.

1 Timothy 1:18

Timothy, my son, I am giving you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies previously made about you, so that by them you may strongly engage in battle,

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