51 occurrences

'Dear' in the Bible

Therefore I said,“Look away from me! Let me weep bitterly!Do not try to comfort meabout the destruction of my dear people.”

Our holy and beautiful temple,where our fathers praised You,has been burned with fire,and all that was dear to us lies in ruins.

“At that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem, ‘A searing wind blows from the barren heights in the wilderness on the way to My dear people. It comes not to winnow or to sift;

My dear people, dress yourselves in sackclothand roll in the dust.Mourn as you would for an only son,a bitter lament,for suddenly the destroyer will come on us.

They have treated superficially the brokennessof My dear people,claiming, ‘Peace, peace,’when there is no peace.

Listen—the cry of my dear peoplefrom a far away land,“Is the Lord no longer in Zion,her King not within her?”Why have they provoked me to angerwith their carved images,with their worthless foreign idols?

Is there no balm in Gilead?Is there no physician there?So why has the healing of my dear peoplenot come about?

Therefore, this is what the Lord of Hosts says:I am about to refine them and test them,for what else can I dobecause of My dear people?

?KafMy eyes are worn out from weeping;I am churning within.My heart is poured out in griefbecause of the destruction of my dear people,because children and infants faintin the streets of the city.

My eyes flow with streams of tearsbecause of the destruction of my dear people.

?GimelEven jackals offer their breaststo nurse their young,but my dear people have become cruellike ostriches in the wilderness.

?VavThe punishment of my dear peopleis greater than that of Sodom,which was overthrown in an instantwithout a hand laid on it.

?YodThe hands of compassionate womenhave cooked their own children;they became their foodduring the destruction of my dear people.

Greet also the church that meets in their home.Greet my dear friend Epaenetus, who is the first convert to Christ from Asia.

Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord.

Greet Urbanus, our coworker in Christ, and my dear friend Stachys.

Greet Tryphaena and Tryphosa, who have worked hard in the Lord.Greet my dear friend Persis, who has worked very hard in the Lord.

You have thought all along that we were defending ourselves to you.[a] No, in the sight of God we are speaking in Christ, and everything, dear friends, is for building you up.(A)

Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother:To Philemon our dear friend and coworker,

Even though we are speaking this way, dear friends, in your case we are confident of the better things connected with salvation.

Dear friends, this is now the second letter I have written to you; in both letters, I want to develop a genuine understanding with a reminder,

Dear friends, don’t let this one thing escape you: With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.

Also, regard the patience of our Lord as an opportunity for salvation, just as our dear brother Paul has written to you according to the wisdom given to him.

Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old command that you have had from the beginning. The old command is the message you have heard.

The Elder:To my dear friend Gaius: I love you in the truth.

Dear friend, I pray that you may prosper in every way and be in good health physically just as you are spiritually.

Dear friend, you are showing faithfulness by whatever you do for the brothers, especially when they are strangers.

Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.

Dear friends, although I was eager to write you about the salvation we share, I found it necessary to write and exhort you to contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all.

But you, dear friends, remember what was predicted by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

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