because he loves our nation and has built us a synagogue.”
3 John 1:1
The Elder:To my dear friend Gaius: I love you in the truth.
“Take your son,” He said, “your only son Isaac, whom you love, go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.”
Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for wild game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
Now Israel loved Joseph more than his other sons because Joseph was a son born to him in his old age, and he made a robe of many colors for him.
and we answered my lord, ‘We have an elderly father and a younger brother, the child of his old age. The boy’s brother is dead. He is the only one of his mother’s sons left, and his father loves him.’
“So if I come to your servant my father and the boy is not with us—his life is wrapped up with the boy’s life—
He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. Indeed, your daughter-in-law, who loves you and is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.”
1 Samuel 16:21
When David came to Saul and entered his service, Saul admired him greatly, and David became his armor-bearer.
1 Samuel 18:16
But all Israel and Judah loved David because he was leading their troops.
1 Samuel 18:22
Saul then ordered his servants, “Speak to David in private and tell him, ‘Look, the king is pleased with you, and all his servants love you. Therefore, you should become the king’s son-in-law.’”
1 Samuel 18:1
When David had finished speaking with Saul, Jonathan committed himself to David, and loved him as much as he loved himself.
1 Samuel 18:3
Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as much as himself.
1 Samuel 20:17
Jonathan once again swore to David in his love for him, because he loved him as he loved himself.
2 Samuel 1:26
I grieve for you, Jonathan, my brother.
You were such a friend to me.
Your love for me was more wonderful
than the love of women.