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40 Bible Verses about Affection, Expressing

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Genesis 34:3

Then he became very attached to Dinah, Jacob's daughter. He fell in love with the young woman and spoke romantically to her.

Luke 7:38

As she stood behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. She wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and anointed them with the perfumed oil.

2 Samuel 14:1

Now Joab son of Zeruiah realized that the king longed to see Absalom.

Luke 13:34

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you! How often I have longed to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you would have none of it!

Romans 15:23

But now there is nothing more to keep me in these regions, and I have for many years desired to come to you

2 Corinthians 7:11

For see what this very thing, this sadness as God intended, has produced in you: what eagerness, what defense of yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what deep concern, what punishment! In everything you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.

Galatians 4:20

I wish I could be with you now and change my tone of voice, because I am perplexed about you.

Philippians 2:26

Indeed, he greatly missed all of you and was distressed because you heard that he had been ill.

2 Timothy 1:4

As I remember your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.

2 Corinthians 6:12-13

Our affection for you is not restricted, but you are restricted in your affections for us. Now as a fair exchange -- I speak as to my children -- open wide your hearts to us also.

Mark 6:34

As Jesus came ashore he saw the large crowd and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he taught them many things.

1 Kings 3:26

The real mother spoke up to the king, for her motherly instincts were aroused. She said, "My master, give her the living child! Whatever you do, don't kill him!" But the other woman said, "Neither one of us will have him! Let them cut him in two!"

2 Corinthians 2:4

For out of great distress and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears, not to make you sad, but to let you know the love that I have especially for you.

Psalm 35:14

I mourned for them as I would for a friend or my brother. I bowed down in sorrow as if I were mourning for my mother.

Lamentations 2:11

(Kaf) My eyes are worn out from weeping; my stomach is in knots. My heart is poured out on the ground due to the destruction of my helpless people; children and infants faint in the town squares.

Romans 9:2-3

I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed -- cut off from Christ -- for the sake of my people, my fellow countrymen,

Proverbs 23:15

My child, if your heart is wise, then my heart also will be glad;

Proverbs 27:11

Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, so that I may answer anyone who taunts me.

Galatians 4:14-15

and though my physical condition put you to the test, you did not despise or reject me. Instead, you welcomed me as though I were an angel of God, as though I were Christ Jesus himself! Where then is your sense of happiness now? For I testify about you that if it were possible, you would have pulled out your eyes and given them to me!

Proverbs 31:2-3

O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows, Do not give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which ruins kings.

2 Corinthians 7:7

We were encouraged not only by his arrival, but also by the encouragement you gave him, as he reported to us your longing, your mourning, your deep concern for me, so that I rejoiced more than ever.

2 Corinthians 8:16

But thanks be to God who put in the heart of Titus the same devotion I have for you,

2 Corinthians 12:19

Have you been thinking all this time that we have been defending ourselves to you? We are speaking in Christ before God, and everything we do, dear friends, is to build you up.

Galatians 4:11-12

I fear for you that my work for you may have been in vain. I beg you, brothers and sisters, become like me, because I have become like you. You have done me no wrong!

Philippians 4:10

I have great joy in the Lord because now at last you have again expressed your concern for me. (Now I know you were concerned before but had no opportunity to do anything.)

1 Timothy 1:18

I put this charge before you, Timothy my child, in keeping with the prophecies once spoken about you, in order that with such encouragement you may fight the good fight.

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