because he loves our people and built our synagogue for us."
3 John 1:1
From: The Elder To: My dear friend Gaius, whom I genuinely love.
God said, "Please take your son, your unique son whom you love Isaac and go to the land of Moriah. Offer him as a burnt offering there on one of the mountains that I will point out to you."
Isaac loved Esau, because he loved to hunt, while Rebekah loved Jacob.
When Joseph was seventeen years old, he was helping his brothers tend their flocks. He was a young man at that time, as were the children of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. But Joseph would come back and tell his father that his brothers were doing bad things. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his brothers, since he was born to him in his old age, so he had made a richly-embroidered tunic for him.
and we answered Your Excellency, "We have an aged father and a younger child who was born when he was old. His brother is now dead, so he's the only surviving son of his mother. His father loves him.'
"So when I go back to your servant, my father, and the young man isn't with us, since he's constantly living life focused on his son,
And he will restore your life for you and will support you in your old age, because your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who has borne him, is better for you than seven sons!"
1 Samuel 16:21
David went to Saul and began to serve him. Saul loved him very much, and he became his armor bearer.
1 Samuel 18:16
But all Israel and Judah loved David because he led them in battle.
1 Samuel 18:22
Saul commanded his officials, "Speak with David privately and say, "Look, the king delights in you, and all his officials love you. Now become the king's son-in-law.'"
1 Samuel 18:1
When David finished speaking with Saul, Jonathan became a close friend to David, and Jonathan loved him as himself.
1 Samuel 18:3
Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as he loved himself.
1 Samuel 20:17
Jonathan made David vow again out of his love for him, because he loved him as himself.
2 Samuel 1:26
I am in distress for you, my brother Jonathan. You have been most kind to me. Your love for me was extraordinary beyond love from women.