For he loves our nation and he built us our synagogue [at his own expense].
3 John 1:1
The elderly elder [of the church addresses this letter] to the beloved (esteemed) Gaius, whom I truly love.
[God] said, Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah; and offer him there as a burnt offering upon one of the mountains of which I will tell you.
And Isaac loved [and was partial to] Esau, because he ate of Esau's game; but Rebekah loved Jacob.
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children because he was the son of his old age, and he made him a [distinctive] long tunic with sleeves.
And we said to my lord, We have a father -- "an old man -- "and a young [brother, the] child of his old age; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother's [offspring], and his father loves him.
Now therefore, when I come to your servant my father and the lad is not with us, since his life is bound up in the lad's life and his soul knit with the lad's soul,
And may he be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher and supporter in your old age, for your daughter-in-law who loves you, who is better to you than seven sons, has borne him.
1 Samuel 16:21
And David came to Saul and served him. Saul became very fond of him, and he became his armor-bearer.
1 Samuel 18:16
But all Israel and Judah loved David, for he went out and came in before them.
1 Samuel 18:22
And Saul commanded his servants to speak to David privately and say, The king delights in you, and all his servants love you; now then, become [his] son-in-law.
1 Samuel 18:1
When David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own life.
1 Samuel 18:3
Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own life.
1 Samuel 20:17
And Jonathan caused David to swear again by his love for him, for Jonathan loved him as he loved his own life.
2 Samuel 1:26
I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan; very pleasant have you been to me. Your love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.