Affection, Expressing

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Genesis 34:3

And his soul clung to Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke {tenderly} to the girl.

Luke 7:38

and standing behind [him] at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with [her] tears and was wiping [them] with the hair of her head and was kissing his feet and anointing [them] with the perfumed oil.

2 Samuel 14:1

Joab the son of Zeruiah realized that the mind of the king [was] on Absalom.

Luke 13:34

"Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How many times I wanted to gather your children together {the way} a hen [gathers] her own brood under [her] wings, and you were not willing!

Romans 15:23

and now, no longer having a place in these regions, but having a desire for many years to come to you

2 Corinthians 7:11

For behold how much diligence this very [thing], being grieved according to [the will of] God, has brought about in you: what defense [of yourselves], what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what punishment! In everything you have demonstrated yourselves to be innocent in this matter.

Galatians 4:20

But I could wish to be present with you now, and to change my tone because I am perplexed about you.

Philippians 2:26

because he was longing for all of you and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick.

2 Timothy 1:4

longing to see you [as I] remember your tears, so that I may be filled with joy,

2 Corinthians 6:11

{We have spoken freely and openly} to you, Corinthians; our heart is open wide.

2 Corinthians 6:12-13

You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your affections. Now the same [way] [in] exchange (I am speaking as to children), you open wide [your hearts] also.

Mark 6:34

And getting out [of the boat] he saw the large crowd and had compassion on them, because they were like sheep {without} a shepherd, and he began to teach them many [things].

1 Kings 3:26

Then the woman whose son [was] the living one spoke to the king because her compassion was aroused for her son, and she said, "Please, my lord, give her the living child, but certainly do not kill him!" The other one [was] saying, "As for me, so for you! Divide [him]!"

2 Corinthians 2:4

For out of great distress and anguish of heart I wrote to you through many tears, not so that you may be caused to be sad, but so that you may know the love that I have especially for you.

Psalm 35:14

I {behaved} as [though he were] a friend [or] as a brother to me. As one lamenting a mother, I was bowed down [in] mourning.

Lamentations 2:11

My eyes have {spent all their tears}; {my stomach} is in torment, {my heart} is poured out on the earth because of the destruction of the daughter of my people, because child and babe faint in [the] public squares of a city.

Romans 9:2-3

that my grief is great and [there is] constant distress in my heart. For I could wish myself to be accursed from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my fellow countrymen according to the flesh,

Proverbs 23:15

My child, if your heart is wise, my heart will be glad--even me!

Proverbs 27:11

Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad, and I will answer him who reproaches me [with] a word.

Galatians 4:14-15

And you did not despise or disdain [what was] a trial for you in my flesh, but you welcomed me like an angel of God, like Christ Jesus. So where [is] your blessing? 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, my son? And what, my son in my womb? And what, son of my vows? Do not give your strength to the women, and your ways to destroy kings.

2 Corinthians 7:7

and not only by his coming, but also by the comfort [with] which he was comforted among you, [because he] reported to us your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced even more.

2 Corinthians 8:16

But thanks [be] to God, who has put in the heart of Titus the same devotion {on your behalf},

2 Corinthians 12:19

Have you been thinking all this time that we are defending ourselves to you? We are speaking in Christ before God, and all [these things], dear friends, [are] for your edification.

Galatians 4:11-12

I am afraid [for] you, lest perhaps I have labored for you in vain! I ask you, brothers, become like me, because I also [have become] like you. You have done me no [wrong]!

Philippians 4:10

But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last {you have renewed your concern for me}, for whom also you were thinking, but you had no opportunity [to express it].

1 Timothy 1:18

I am setting before you this instruction, Timothy [my] child, in accordance with the prophecies spoken long ago about you, in order that by them you may fight the good fight,

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