'Loved' in the Bible
Then Isaac brought Rebekah into his mother Sarah's tent. He took her as his wife and loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.
Isaac loved Esau because he had a taste for fresh game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
So he went and got the goats and brought them to his mother. She prepared some tasty food, just the way his father loved it.
Jacob had marital relations with Rachel as well. He loved Rachel more than Leah, so he worked for Laban for seven more years.
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons because he was a son born to him late in life, and he made a special tunic for him.
When Joseph's brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated Joseph and were not able to speak to him kindly.
Moreover, because he loved your ancestors, he chose their descendants who followed them and personally brought you out of Egypt with his great power
Suppose a man has two wives, one whom he loves more than the other, and they both bear him sons, with the firstborn being the child of the less loved wife.
Rather, he must acknowledge the son of the less loved wife as firstborn and give him the double portion of all he has, for that son is the beginning of his father's procreative power -- to him should go the right of the firstborn.
But he would give a double portion to Hannah, because he especially loved her. Now the Lord had not enabled her to have children.
When David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan and David became bound together in close friendship. Jonathan loved David as much as he did his own life.
Jonathan made a covenant with David, for he loved him as much as he did his own life.
But all Israel and Judah loved David, for he was the one leading them out to battle and back.
Now Michal, Saul's daughter, loved David. When they told Saul about this, it pleased him.
When Saul realized that the Lord was with David and that his daughter Michal loved David,
Jonathan once again took an oath with David, because he loved him. In fact Jonathan loved him as much as he did his own life.
Saul and Jonathan were greatly loved during their lives, and not even in their deaths were they separated. They were swifter than eagles, stronger than lions.
So David comforted his wife Bathsheba. He went to her and had marital relations with her. She gave birth to a son, and David named him Solomon. Now the Lord loved the child
Rehoboam loved Maacah daughter of Absalom more than his other wives and concubines. He had eighteen wives and sixty concubines; he fathered twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.
He built towers in the desert and dug many cisterns, for he owned many herds in the lowlands and on the plain. He had workers in the fields and vineyards in the hills and in Carmel, for he loved agriculture.
Was it not because of things like these that King Solomon of Israel sinned? Among the many nations there was no king like him. He was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel. But the foreign wives made even him sin!
And the king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she met with his loving approval more than all the other young women. So he placed the royal high turban on her head and appointed her queen in place of Vashti.
He loved to curse others, so those curses have come upon him. He had no desire to bless anyone, so he has experienced no blessings.
So I reflected on all this, attempting to clear it all up. I concluded that the righteous and the wise, as well as their works, are in the hand of God; whether a person will be loved or hated -- no one knows what lies ahead.
What they loved, as well as what they hated and envied, perished long ago, and they no longer have a part in anything that happens on earth.
"Go and declare in the hearing of the people of Jerusalem: 'This is what the Lord says: "I have fond memories of you, how devoted you were to me in your early years. I remember how you loved me like a new bride; you followed me through the wilderness, through a land that had never been planted.
In a far-off land the Lord will manifest himself to them. He will say to them, 'I have loved you with an everlasting love. That is why I have continued to be faithful to you.
therefore, take note: I am about to gather all your lovers whom you enjoyed, both all those you loved and all those you hated. I will gather them against you from all around, and I will expose your nakedness to them, and they will see all your nakedness.
He will not respect the gods of his fathers -- not even the god loved by women. He will not respect any god; he will elevate himself above them all.
When I found Israel, it was like finding grapes in the wilderness. I viewed your ancestors like an early fig on a fig tree in its first season. Then they came to Baal-Peor and they dedicated themselves to shame -- they became as detestable as what they loved.
Ephraim was a well-trained heifer who loved to thresh grain; I myself put a fine yokeon her neck. I will harness Ephraim. Let Judah plow! Let Jacob break up the unplowed ground for himself!
When Israel was a young man, I loved him like a son, and I summoned my son out of Egypt.
Therefore I tell you, her sins, which were many, are forgiven, thus she loved much; but the one who is forgiven little loves little."
The Pharisees (who loved money) heard all this and ridiculed him.
For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
Now this is the basis for judging: that the light has come into the world and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.
(Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.)
Thus the people who had come to mourn said, "Look how much he loved him!"
For they loved praise from men more than praise from God.
Just before the Passover feast, Jesus knew that his time had come to depart from this world to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now loved them to the very end.
One of his disciples, the one Jesus loved, was at the table to the right of Jesus in a place of honor.
Then the disciple whom Jesus loved leaned back against Jesus' chest and asked him, "Lord, who is it?"
"I give you a new commandment -- to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
The person who has my commandments and obeys them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will reveal myself to him."
You heard me say to you, 'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am.
"Just as the Father has loved me, I have also loved you; remain in my love.
My commandment is this -- to love one another just as I have loved you.
For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
I in them and you in me -- that they may be completely one, so that the world will know that you sent me, and you have loved them just as you have loved me.
"Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, so that they can see my glory that you gave me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
I made known your name to them, and I will continue to make it known, so that the love you have loved me with may be in them, and I may be in them."
So when Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing there, he said to his mother, "Woman, look, here is your son!"
So she went running to Simon Peter and the other disciple whom Jesus loved and told them, "They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!"
Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" So Simon Peter, when he heard that it was the Lord, tucked in his outer garment (for he had nothing on underneath it), and plunged into the sea.
Peter turned around and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them. (This was the disciple who had leaned back against Jesus' chest at the meal and asked, "Lord, who is the one who is going to betray you?")
To all those loved by God in Rome, called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!
No, in all these things we have complete victory through him who loved us!
just as it is written: "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."
In regard to the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but in regard to election they are dearly loved for the sake of the fathers.
Now I will most gladly spend and be spent for your lives! If I love you more, am I to be loved less?
I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So the life I now live in the body, I live because of the faithfulness of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
to the praise of the glory of his grace that he has freely bestowed on us in his dearly loved Son.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us,
Therefore, be imitators of God as dearly loved children
and live in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.
Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,
We know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you,
But we ought to thank God always for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope,
For Demas deserted me, since he loved the present age, and he went to Thessalonica. Crescens went to Galatia and Titus to Dalmatia.
You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness. So God, your God, has anointed you over your companions with the oil of rejoicing."
By forsaking the right path they have gone astray, because they followed the way of Balaam son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness,
In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Dear friends, if God so loved us, then we also ought to love one another.
We love because he loved us first.
Listen! I am going to make those people from the synagogue of Satan -- who say they are Jews yet are not, but are lying -- Look, I will make them come and bow down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.
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