This list of verses from the Septuagint contain the word “agape”. Usually “agape” translates the Hebrew word, “ahavah” which means “love”.

Read them and see how “agape” is used in the translation of the Bible with which the early church was familiar.

The version of the Septuagint that is used here is the LXX English Translation (Brenton). I accessed this through BibleWorks.

LXE Genesis 22:2 And he said, Take thy son, the beloved one, whom thou hast loved– Isaac, and go into the high land, and offer him there for a whole-burnt-offering on one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the child, neither do anything to him, for now I know that thou fearest God, and for my sake thou hast not spared thy beloved son.

16 I have sworn by myself, says the Lord, because thou hast done this thing, and on my account hast not spared thy beloved son,

LXE Genesis 24:67 And Isaac went into the house of his mother, and took Rebecca, and she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted for Sarrha his mother.

LXE Genesis 25:28 And Isaac loved Esau, because his venison was his food, but Rebecca loved Jacob.

LXE Genesis 29:18 And Jacob loved Rachel, and said, I will serve thee seven years for thy younger daughter Rachel.

20 And Jacob served for Rachel seven years, and they were before him as a few days, by reason of his loving her.

30 And he went in to Rachel; and he loved Rachel more than Lea; and he served him seven other years.

32 And Lea conceived and bore a son to Jacob; and she called his name, Ruben; saying, Because the Lord has looked on my humiliation, and has given me a son, now then my husband will love me.

LXE Genesis 34:3 And he was attached to the soul of Dina the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and he spoke kindly to the damsel.

LXE Genesis 37:3 And Jacob loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was to him the son of old age; and he made for him a coat of many colours.

LXE Genesis 44:20 And we said to my lord, We have a father, an old man, and he has a son of his old age, a young one, and his brother is dead, and he alone has been left behind to his mother, and his father loves him.

LXE Exodus 20:6 and bestowing mercy on them that love me to thousands of them, and on them that keep my commandments.

LXE Exodus 21:5 And if the servant should answer and say, I love my master and wife and children, I will not go away free;

LXE Leviticus 19:18 And thy hand shall not avenge thee; and thou shalt not be angry with the children of thy people; and thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself; I am the Lord.

34 The stranger that comes to you shall be among you as the native, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

LXE Deuteronomy 4:37 Because he loved thy fathers, he also chose you their seed after them, and he brought thee himself with his great strength out of Egypt,

LXE Deuteronomy 5:10 and doing mercifully to thousands of them that love me, and that keep my commandments.

LXE Deuteronomy 6:5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy mind, and with all thy soul, and all thy strength.

LXE Deuteronomy 7:8 But because the Lord loved you, and as keeping the oath which he sware to your fathers, the Lord brought you out with a strong hand, and the Lord redeemed thee from the house of bondage, out of the hand of Pharao king of Egypt.

9 Thou shalt know therefore, that the Lord thy God, he is God, a faithful God, who keeps covenant and mercy for them that love him, and for those that keep his commandments to a thousand generations,

13 And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee; and he will bless the off-spring of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the herds of thine oxen, and the flocks of thy sheep, on the land which the Lord sware to thy fathers to give to thee.

LXE Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what does the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, and to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul;

15 Only the Lord chose your fathers to love them, and he chose out their seed after them, even you, beyond all nations, as at this day.

18 executing judgment for the stranger and orphan and widow, and he loves the stranger to give him food and raiment.

19 And ye shall love the stranger; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

LXE Deuteronomy 11:1 Therefore thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and shalt observe his appointments, and his ordinances, and his commandments, and his judgments, always.

13 Now if ye will indeed hearken to all the commands which I charge thee this day, to love the Lord thy God, and to serve him with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,

22 And it shall come to pass that if ye will indeed hearken to all these commands, which I charge thee to observe this day, to love the Lord our God, and to walk in all his ways, and to cleave close to him;

LXE Deuteronomy 13:3 ye shall not hearken to the words of that prophet, or the dreamer of that dream, because the Lord thy God tries you, to know whether ye love your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

LXE Deuteronomy 15:16 And if he should say to thee, I will not go out from thee, because he continues to love thee and thy house, because he is well with thee;

LXE Deuteronomy 19:9 if thou shalt hearken to do all these commands, which I charge thee this day, to love the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways continually; thou shalt add for thyself yet three cities to these three.

LXE Deuteronomy 21:15 And if a man have two wives, the one loved and the other hated, and both the loved and the hated should have born him children, and the son of the hated should be first-born;

16 then it shall be that whensoever he shall divide by inheritance his goods to his sons, he shall not be able to give the right of the first-born to the son of the loved one, having overlooked the son of the hated, which is the first-born.

LXE Deuteronomy 23:5 But the Lord thy God would not hearken to Balaam; and the Lord thy God changed the curses into blessings, because the Lord thy God loved thee.

LXE Deuteronomy 30:6 And the Lord shall purge thy heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

16 If thou wilt hearken to the commands of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to love the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his ordinances, and his judgments; then ye shall live, and shall be many in number, and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all the land into which thou goest to inherit it.

20 to love the Lord thy God, to hearken to his voice, and cleave to him; for this is thy life, and the length of thy days, that thou shouldest dwell upon the land, which the Lord sware to thy fathers, Abraam, and Isaac, and Jacob, to give to them.

LXE Deuteronomy 32:15 So Jacob ate and was filled, and the beloved one kicked; he grew fat, he became thick and broad: then he forsook the God that made him, and departed from God his Saviour.

LXE Deuteronomy 33:5 And he shall be prince with the beloved one, when the princes of the people are gathered together with the tribes of Israel.

12 And to Benjamin he said, The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in confidence, and God overshadows him always, and he rested between his shoulders.

26 There is not any such as the God of the beloved; he who rides upon the heaven is thy helper, and the magnificent One of the firmament.

LXE Joshua 22:5 But take great heed to do the commands and the law, which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you to do; to love the Lord our God, to walk in all his ways, to keep his commands, and to cleave to him, and serve him with all your mind, and with all your soul.

LXE Joshua 23:11 And take ye great heed to love the Lord our God.

LXE Judges 5:31 Thus let all thine enemies perish, O Lord: and they that love him shall be as the going forth of the sun in his strength. And the land had rest forty years.

LXE Judges 14:16 And Sampson’s wife wept before him, and said, Thou dost but hate me, and lovest me not; for the riddle which thou hast propounded to the children of my people thou hast not told me: and Sampson said to her, If I have not told it to my father and my mother, shall I tell it to thee?

LXE Judges 16:4 And it came to pass after this that he loved a woman in Alsorech, and her name was Dalida.

15 And Dalida said to Sampson, How sayest thou, I love thee, when thy heart is not with me? this third time thou hast deceived me, and hast not told me wherein is thy great strength.

LXE Ruth 4:15 And he shall be to thee a restorer of thy soul, and one to cherish thy old age; for thy daughter-in-law which has loved thee, who is better to thee than seven sons, has born him.

LXE 1 Samuel 1:5 And to Anna he gave a prime portion, because she had no child, only Helkana loved Anna more than the other; but the Lord had closed her womb.

LXE 1 Samuel 16:21 And David went in to Saul, and stood before him; and he loved him greatly; and he became his armour-bearer.

LXE 1 Samuel 18:16 And all Israel and Juda loved David, because he came in and went out before the people.

20 And Melchol the daughter of Saul loved David; and it was told Saul, and the thing was pleasing in his eyes.

22 And Saul charged his servants, saying, Speak ye privately to David, saying, Behold, the king delights in thee, and all his servants love thee, and do thou becomes the king’s son-in-law.

28 And Saul saw that the Lord was with David, and that all Israel loved him.

LXE 1 Samuel 20:17 And Jonathan swore yet again to David, because he loved the soul of him that loved him.

LXE 2 Samuel 1:23 Saul and Jonathan, the beloved and the beautiful, were not divided: comely were they in their life, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, and they were stronger than lions.

26 I am grieved for thee, my brother Jonathan; thou wast very lovely to me; thy love to me was wonderful beyond the love of women.

LXE 2 Samuel 7:18 And king David came in, and sat before the Lord, and said, Who am I, O Lord, my Lord, and what is my house, that thou hast loved me hitherto?

LXE 2 Samuel 12:24 And David comforted Bersabee his wife, and he went in to her, and lay with her; and she conceived and bore a son, and he called his named Solomon, and the Lord loved him.

LXE 2 Samuel 13:1 And it happened after this that Abessalom the son of David had a very beautiful sister, and her name was Themar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.

4 And he said to him, What ails thee that thou art thus weak? O son of the king, morning by morning? wilt thou not tell me? and Ammon said, I love Themar the sister of my brother Abessalom.

15 Then Amnon hated her with very great hatred; for the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her, for the last wickedness was greater than the first: and Amnon said to her, Rise, and be gone.

21 And king David heard of all these things, and was very angry; but he did not grieve the spirit of his son Amnon, because be loved him, for he was his first-born.

LXE 2 Samuel 19:6 forasmuch as thou lovest them that hate thee, and hatest them that love thee; and thou hast this day declared, that thy princes and thy servants are nothing in thy sight: for I know this day, that if Abessalom were alive, and all of us dead to-day, then it would have been right in thy sight.

LXE 1 Kings 3:3 And Solomon loved the Lord, so as to walk in the ordinances of David his father; only he sacrificed and burnt incense on the high places.

LXE 1 Kings 5:1 And Chiram king of Tyre sent his servants to anoint Solomon in the room of David his father, because Chiram always loved David.

LXE 1 Kings 10:9 Blessed be the Lord thy God, who has taken pleasure in thee, to set thee upon the throne of Israel, because the Lord loved Israel to establish him for ever; and he has made thee king over them, to execute judgment with justice, and in their causes.

LXE 1 Kings 11:2 of the nations concerning whom the Lord forbade the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall not go in to them, and they shall not come in to you, lest they turn away your hearts after their idols: Solomon clave to these in love.

LXE 1 Chronicles 17:16 And king David came and sat before the Lord, and said, Who am I, O Lord God? and what is my house, that thou hast loved me for ever?

LXE 1 Chronicles 29:17 And I know, Lord, that thou art he that searches the hearts, and thou lovest righteousness. I have willingly offered all these things in simplicity of heart; and now I have seen with joy thy people here present, willingly offering to thee.

LXE 2 Chronicles 2:11 And Chiram king of Tyre answered in writing, and sent to Solomon, saying, Because the Lord loved his people, he made thee king over them.

LXE 2 Chronicles 9:8 Blessed be the Lord thy God, who took pleasure in thee, to set thee upon his throne for a king, to the Lord thy God: forasmuch as the Lord thy God loved Israel to establish them for ever, therefore he has set thee over them for a king to execute judgment and justice.

LXE 2 Chronicles 11:21 And Roboam loved Maacha the daughter of Abessalom more than all his wives and all his concubines: for he had eighteen wives and sixty concubines; and he begot twenty-eight sons, and sixty daughters.

LXE 2 Chronicles 20:7 Art not thou the Lord that didst destroy the inhabitants of this land before the face of thy people Israel, and didst give it to thy beloved seed of Abraham for ever?

LXE Nehemiah 1:5 And I said, Nay, I pray thee, O Lord God of heaven, the mighty, the great and terrible, keeping thy covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to those that keep his commandments:

LXE Nehemiah 13:26 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin thus? though there was no king like him among many nations, and he was beloved of God, and God made him king over all Israel; yet strange women turned him aside.

LXE Esther 6:9 and let him give it to one of the king’s noble friends, and let him array the man whom the king loves; and let him mount him on the horse, and proclaim through the street of the city, saying, Thus shall it be done to every man whom the king honours.

LXE Job 19:19 They that saw me abhorred me: the very persons whom I had loved, rose up against me.

LXE Psalm 4:2 O ye sons on men, how long will ye be slow of heart? wherefore do ye love vanity, and seek falsehood? Pause.

LXE Psalm 5:11 But let all that trust on thee be glad in thee: they shall exult for ever, and thou shalt dwell among them; and all that love thy name shall rejoice in thee.

LXE Psalm 11:5 The Lord tries the righteous and the ungodly: and he that loves unrighteousness hates his own soul.

7 For the Lord is righteous, and loves righteousness; his face beholds uprightness.

LXE Psalm 18:1 <For the end, a Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord; the words which he spoke to the Lord, even the words of this Song, in the day in which the Lord delivered him out the hand of all his enemies, and out the hand of Saul: and he said:> I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.

LXE Psalm 26:8 O Lord, I have loved the beauty of thy house, and the place of the tabernacle of thy glory.

LXE Psalm 29:6 And he will beat them small, even Libanus itself, like a calf; and the beloved one is as a young unicorn.

LXE Psalm 31:23 Love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord seeks for truth, and renders a reward to them that deal very proudly.

LXE Psalm 33:5 He loves mercy and judgment; the earth is full the mercy of the Lord.

LXE Psalm 34:12 What man is there that desires life, loving to see good days?

LXE Psalm 37:28 For the Lord loves judgment, and will not forsake his saints; they shall be preserved for ever: the blameless shall be avenged, but the seed of the ungodly shall be utterly destroyed.

LXE Psalm 38:20 They that reward evil for good slandered me; because I followed righteousness.

LXE Psalm 40:16 Let all those that seek thee, O Lord, exult and rejoice in thee; and let them that love thy salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified.

LXE Psalm 45:1 <For the end, for alternate strains by the sons of Core; for instruction, a Song concerning the beloved.> My heart has uttered a good matter: I declare my works to the king: my tongue is the pen of a quick writer.

7 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, has anointed thee with the oil of gladness beyond thy fellows.

LXE Psalm 47:4 He has chosen out his inheritance for us, the beauty of Jacob which he loved. Pause.

LXE Psalm 51:6 For, behold, thou lovest truth: thou hast manifested to me the secret and hidden things of thy wisdom.

LXE Psalm 52:3 Thou hast loved wickedness more than goodness; unrighteousness better than to speak righteousness. Pause.

4 Thou has loved all words of destruction, and a deceitful tongue.

LXE Psalm 60:5 That thy beloved ones may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me.

LXE Psalm 68:12 The king of the forces of the beloved, of the beloved, will even grant them for the beauty of the house to divide the spoils.

LXE Psalm 69:36 And the seed of his servants shall possess it, and they that love his name shall dwell therein.

LXE Psalm 70:4 Let all that seek thee exult and be glad in thee: and let those that love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.

LXE Psalm 78:68 but chose the tribe of Juda, the mount Sion which he loved.

LXE Psalm 84:1 <For the end, a Psalm for the sons of Core, concerning the wine-presses.> How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!

11 For the Lord loves mercy and truth: God will give grace and glory: the Lord will not withhold good things from them that walk in innocence.

LXE Psalm 87:2 The Lord loves the gates of Sion, more than all the tabernacles of Jacob.

LXE Psalm 94:19 thy mercy, O Lord, helped me. O Lord, according to the multitude of my griefs within my heart, thy consolation have soothed my soul.

LXE Psalm 97:10 Ye that love the Lord, hate evil; the Lord preserves the souls of his saints; he shall deliver them from the hand of sinners.

LXE Psalm 99:4 And the king’s honour loves judgment; thou hast prepared equity, thou hast wrought judgment and justice in Jacob.

LXE Psalm 108:6 That thy beloved ones may be delivered, save with thy right hand, and hear me. God has spoken in his sanctuary;

LXE Psalm 109:4 Instead of loving me, they falsely accused me: but I continued to pray.

5 And they rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

17 He loved cursing also, and it shall come upon him; and he took not pleasure in blessing, so it shall be removed far from him.

LXE Psalm 115:18 But we, the living, will bless the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.

LXE Psalm 119:47 And I meditated on thy commandments, which I loved exceedingly.

48 And I lifted up my hands to thy commandments which I loved; and I meditated in thine ordinances.

97 How I have loved thy law, O Lord! it is my meditation all the day.

113 I have hated transgressors; but I have loved thy law.

119 I have reckoned all the sinners of the earth as transgressors; therefore have I loved thy testimonies.

127 Therefore have I loved thy commandments more than gold, or the topaz.

132 Look upon me and have mercy upon me, after the manner of them that love thy name.

140 Thy word has been very fully tried; and thy servant loves it.

159 Behold, I have loved thy commandments, O Lord: quicken me in thy mercy.

163 I hate and abhor unrighteousness; but I love thy law.

165 Great peace have they that love thy law: and there is no stumbling-block to them.

166 I waited for thy salvation, O Lord, and have loved thy commandments.

167 My soul has kept thy testimonies, and loved them exceedingly.

LXE Psalm 122:6 Pray now for the peace of Jerusalem: and let there be prosperity to them that love thee.

LXE Psalm 127:2 It is vain for you to rise early: ye rise up after resting, ye that eat the bread of grief; while he gives sleep to his beloved.

LXE Psalm 145:20 The Lord preserves all that love him: but all sinners he will utterly destroy.

LXE Psalm 146:8 the Lord gives wisdom to the blind: The Lord sets up the broken down: the Lord loves the righteous: the Lord preserves the strangers;

LXE Proverbs 3:12 for whom the Lord loves, he rebukes, and scourges every son whom he receives.

LXE Proverbs 4:3 For I also was a son obedient to my father, and loved in the sight of my mother:

LXE Proverbs 8:17 I love those that love me; and they that seek me shall find me.

21 that I may divide substance to them that love me, and may fill their treasures with good things. If I declare to you the things that daily happen, I will remember also to recount the things of old.

36 But they that sin against me act wickedly against their own souls: and they that hate me love death.

LXE Proverbs 9:8 Rebuke not evil men, lest they should hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

LXE Proverbs 12:1 He that loves instruction loves sense, but he that hates reproofs is a fool.

LXE Proverbs 13:24 He that spares the rod hates his son: but he that loves, carefully chastens him.

LXE Proverbs 15:9 The ways of an ungodly man are an abomination to the Lord; but he loves those that follow after righteousness.

12 An uninstructed person will not love those that reprove him; neither will he associate with the wise.

32 He that rejects instruction hates himself; but he that mind reproofs loves his soul.

LXE Proverbs 16:13 Righteous lips are acceptable to a king; and he loves right words.

17 The paths of life turn aside from evil; and the ways of righteousness are length of life. He that receives instruction shall be in prosperity; and he that regards reproofs shall be made wise. He that keeps his ways, preserves his own soul; and he that loves his life will spare his mouth.

LXE Proverbs 19:8 He that procures wisdom loves himself; and he that keeps wisdom shall find good.

LXE Proverbs 20:13 Love not to speak ill, lest thou be cut off: open thine eyes, and be filled with bread.

LXE Proverbs 21:17 A poor man loves mirth, loving wine and oil in abundance;

LXE Proverbs 22:11 The Lord loves holy hearts, and all blameless persons are acceptable with him: a king rules with his lips.

14 The mouth of a transgressor is a deep pit; and he that is hated of the Lord shall fall into it. Evil ways are before a man, and he does not like to turn away from them; but it is needful to turn aside from a perverse and bad way.

LXE Proverbs 28:4 so they that forsake the law praise ungodliness; but they that love the law fortify themselves with a wall.

13 He that covers his own ungodliness shall not prosper: but he that blames himself shall be loved.

17 He that becomes surety for a man charged with murder shall be an exile, and not in safety. Chasten thy son, and he shall love thee, and give honour to thy soul: he shall not obey a sinful nation.

LXE Proverbs 30:15 The horse-leech had three dearly-beloved daughters: and these three did not satisfy her; and the fourth was not contented so as to say, Enough.

LXE Ecclesiastes 5:10 He that loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver: and who has loved gain, in the abundance thereof? this is also vanity.

LXE Ecclesiastes 9:1 I saw that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: yea, there is no man that knows either love or hatred, though all are before their face.

6 also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, have now perished; yea, there is no portion for them any more for ever in all that is done under the sun.

9 And see life with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which are given thee under the sun: for that is thy portion in thy life, and in thy labour wherein thou labourest under the sun.

LXE Song of Solomon 1:3 And the smell of thine ointments is better than all spices: thy name is ointment poured forth; therefore do the young maidens love thee.

4 They have drawn thee: we will run after thee, for the smell of thine ointments: the king has brought me into closet: let us rejoice and be glad in thee; we will love thy breasts more than wine: righteousness loves thee.

7 Tell me, thou whom my soul loves, where thou tendest thy flock, where thou causest them to rest at noon, lest I become as one that is veiled by the flocks of thy companions.

LXE Song of Solomon 2:4 Bring me into the wine house; set love before me.

5 Strengthen me with perfumes, stay me with apples: for I am wounded with love.

7 I have charged you, ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the powers and by the virtues of the field, that ye do not rouse or wake my love, until he please.

LXE Song of Solomon 3:1 By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loves: I sought him, but found him not; I called him, but he hearkened not to me.

2 I will rise now, and go about in the city, in the market-places, and in the streets, and I will seek him whom my soul loves: I sought him, but I found him not.

3 The watchmen who go their rounds in the city found me. I said, Have ye seen him whom my soul loves?

4 It was as a little while after I parted from them, that I found him whom my soul loves: I held him, and did not let him go, until I brought him into my mother’s house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

5 I have charged you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the powers and by the virtues of the field, that ye rouse not nor awake my love, until he please.

10 He made the pillars of it silver, the bottom of it gold, the covering of it scarlet, in the midst of it a pavement of love, for the daughters of Jerusalem.

LXE Song of Solomon 5:8 I have charged you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the powers and the virtues of the field: if ye should find my kinsman, what are ye to say to him? That I am wounded with love.

LXE Song of Solomon 7:6 How beautiful art thou, and how sweet art thou, my love!

LXE Song of Solomon 8:4 I have charged you, ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the virtues of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.

6 Set me as a seal upon thy heart, as a seal upon thine arm; for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave, her shafts are shafts of fire, even the flames thereof.

7 Much water will not be able to quench love, and rivers shall not drown it; if a man would give all his substance for love, men would utterly despise it.

LXE Isaiah 1:23 Thy princes are rebellious, companions of thieves, loving bribes, seeking after rewards; not pleading for orphans, and not heeding the cause of widows.

LXE Isaiah 3:25 And thy most beautiful son whom thou lovest shall fall by the sword; and your mighty men shall fall by the sword, and shall be brought low.

LXE Isaiah 5:1 Now I will sing to my beloved a song of my beloved concerning my vineyard. My beloved had a vineyard on a high hill in a fertile place.

7 For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Juda his beloved plant: I expected it to bring forth judgement, and it brought forth iniquity; and not righteousness, but a cry.

LXE Isaiah 26:17 And as a woman in travail draws nigh to be delivered, and cries out in her pain; so have we been to thy beloved.

LXE Isaiah 41:8 But thou, Israel, art my servant Jacob, and he whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraam, whom I have loved:

LXE Isaiah 43:4 Since thou becamest precious in my sight, thou hast become glorious, and I have loved thee: and I will give men for thee, and princes for thy life.

LXE Isaiah 44:2 Thus saith the Lord God that made thee, and he that formed thee from the womb; Thou shalt yet be helped: fear not, my servant Jacob; and beloved Israel, whom I have chosen.

LXE Isaiah 48:14 And all shall be gathered, and shall hear: who has told them these things? Out of love to thee I have fulfilled thy desire on Babylon, to abolish the seed of the Chaldeans.

LXE Isaiah 51:2 Look to Abraam your father, and to Sarrha that bore you: for he was alone when I called him, and blessed him, and loved him, and multiplied him.

LXE Isaiah 56:6 And I will give it to the strangers that attach themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be to him servants and handmaids; and as for all that keep my sabbaths from profaning them, and that take hold of my covenant;

LXE Isaiah 57:8 and behind the posts of thy door thou didst place thy memorials. Didst thou think that if thou shouldest depart from me, thou wouldest gain? thou hast loved those that lay with thee;

LXE Isaiah 60:10 And strangers shall build thy walls, and their kings shall wait upon thee: for by reason of my wrath I smote thee, and by reason of mercy I loved thee.

LXE Isaiah 61:8 For I am the Lord who love righteousness, and hate robberies of injustice; and I will give their labour to the just, and will make an everlasting covenant with them.

LXE Isaiah 63:9 out of all their affliction: not an ambassador, nor a messenger, but himself saved them, because he loved them and spared them: he himself redeemed them, and took them up, and lifted them up all the days of old.

LXE Isaiah 66:10 Rejoice, O Jerusalem, and all ye that love her hold in her a general assembly: rejoice greatly with her, all that now mourn over her:

LXE Jeremiah 2:2 I remember the kindness of thy youth, and the love of thine espousals,

25 Withdraw thy foot from a rough way, and thy throat from thirst: but she said I will strengthen myself: for she loved strangers, and went after them.

33 What fair device wilt thou yet employ in thy ways, so as to seek love? it shall not be so; moreover thou has done wickedly in corrupting thy ways;

LXE Jeremiah 5:31 the prophets utter unrighteous prophecies, and the priests have clapped their hands: and my people has loved to have it thus: and what will ye do for the future.

LXE Jeremiah 6:26 O daughter of my people, gird thyself with sackcloth: sprinkle thyself with ashes; make for thyself pitiable lamentation, as the mourning for a beloved son: for misery will come suddenly upon you.

LXE Jeremiah 8:2 and they shall spread them out to the sun, and the moon, and to all the stars, and to all the host of heaven, which they have loved, and which they have served, and after which they have walked, and to which they have held, and which they have worshipped; they shall not be mourned for, neither shall they be buried; but they shall be for an example on the face of the earth,

LXE Jeremiah 11:15 Why has my beloved wrought abomination in my house? will prayers and holy offerings take away thy wickedness from thee, or shalt thou escape by these things?

LXE Jeremiah 12:7 I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine heritage; I have given my beloved one into the hands of her enemies.

LXE Jeremiah 14:10 Thus saith the Lord to this people, They have loved to wander, and they have not spared, therefore God has not prospered them; now will he remember their iniquity.

LXE Jeremiah 49:25 How has she not left my city, they have loved the village?

LXE Jeremiah 31:3 The Lord appeared to him from afar, saying, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore have I drawn thee in compassion.

20 Ephraim is a beloved son, a pleasing child to me: for because my words are in him, I will surely remember him: therefore I made haste to help him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the Lord.

LXE Lamentations 1:2 BETH. She weeps sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks; and there is none of all her lovers to comfort her: all that were her friends have dealt deceitfully with her, they are become her enemies.

LXE Ezekiel 16:37 Therefore, behold, I will gather all thy lovers with whom thou hast consorted, and all whom thou hast loved, with all whom thou didst hate; and I will gather them against thee round about, and will expose thy wickedness to them, and they shall see all thy shame.

LXE Daniel 4:27 Therefore, O king, let my counsel please thee, and atone for thy sins by alms, and thine iniquities by compassion on the poor: it may be God will be long-suffering to thy trespasses.

LXE Daniel 9:4 And I prayed to the Lord my God, and confessed, and said, O Lord, the great and wonderful God, keeping thy covenant and thy mercy to them that love thee, and to them that keep thy commandments; we have sinned,

4 And I prayed to the Lord my God, and confessed, and said, O Lord, the great and wonderful God, keeping thy covenant and thy mercy to them that love thee, and to them that keep thy commandments; we have sinned,

LXE Hosea 3:1 And the Lord said to me, Go yet, and love a woman that loves evil things, an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, and they have respect to strange gods, and love cakes of dried grapes.

LXE Hosea 4:18 He has chosen the Chananites: they have grievously gone a-whoring: they have loved dishonour through her insolence.

LXE Hosea 8:9 For they have gone up to the Assyrians: Ephraim has been strengthened against himself; they loved gifts.

11 Because Ephraim has multiplied altars, his beloved altars are become sins to him.

12 I will write down a multitude of commands for him; but his statutes are accounted strange things, even the beloved altars.

LXE Hosea 9:1 Rejoice not, O Israel, neither make merry, as other nations: for thou hast gone a-whoring from thy God; thou hast loved gifts upon every threshing-floor.

10 I found Israel as grapes in the wilderness, and I saw their fathers as an early watchman in a fig-tree: they went in to Beel-phegor, and were shamefully estranged, and the abominable became as the beloved.

15 All their wickedness is in Galgal: for there I hated them: because of the wickedness of their practices, I will cast them out of my house, I will not love them any more: all their princes are disobedient.

LXE Hosea 10:11 Ephraim is a heifer taught to love victory, but I will come upon the fairest part of her neck: I will mount Ephraim; I will pass over Juda in silence; Jacob shall prevail against him.

LXE Hosea 11:1 Early in the morning were they cast off, the king of Israel has been cast off: for Israel is a child, and I loved him, and out of Egypt have I called his children.

4 When men were destroyed, I drew them with the bands of my love: and I will be to them as a man smiting another on his cheek: and I will have respect to him, I will prevail with him.

LXE Hosea 12:7 As for Chanaan, in his hand is a balance of unrighteousness: he has loved to tyrannize.

LXE Hosea 14:4 I will restore their dwellings, I will love them truly: for he has turned away my wrath from him.

LXE Amos 4:5 And they read the law without, and called for public professions: proclaim aloud that the children of Israel have loved these things, saith the Lord.

LXE Amos 5:15 We have hated evil, and loved good: and restore ye judgment in the gates; that the Lord God Almighty may have mercy on the remnant of Joseph.

LXE Amos 8:10 and I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth on all loins, and baldness on every head; and I will make them as the mourning of a beloved friend, and those with them as a day of grief.

LXE Micah 6:8 Has it not been told thee, O man, what is good? or what does the Lord require of thee, but to do justice, and love mercy, and be ready to walk with the Lord thy God?

LXE Habakkuk 3:4 His excellence covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. And his brightness shall be as light; there were horns in his hands, and he caused a mighty love of his strength.

LXE Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord thy God is in thee; the Mighty One shall save thee: he shall bring joy upon thee, and shall refresh thee with his love; and he shall rejoice over thee with delight as in a day of feasting.

LXE Zechariah 8:17 and let none of you devise evil in his heart against his neighbour; and love not a false oath: for all these things I hate, saith the Lord Almighty.

19 Thus saith the Lord Almighty, The fourth fast, and the fifth fast, and the seventh fast, and the tenth fast, shall be to the house of Juda for joy and gladness, and for good feasts; and ye shall rejoice; and love ye the truth and peace.

LXE Zechariah 10:6 And I will strengthen the house of Juda, and save the house of Joseph, and I will settle them; because I have loved them: and they shall be as if I had not cast them off: for I am the Lord their God, and I will hear them.

LXE Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and compassion: and they shall look upon me, because they have mocked me, and they shall make lamentation for him, as for a beloved friend, and they shall grieve intensely, as for a firstborn son.

LXE Zechariah 13:6 And I will say to him, What are these wounds between thine hands? and he shall say, Those with which I was wounded in my beloved house.

LXE Malachi 1:2 I have loved you, saith the Lord. And ye said, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? saith the Lord: yet I loved Jacob,

LXE Malachi 2:11 Juda has been forsaken, and an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Juda has profaned the holy things of the Lord, which he delighted in, and has gone after other gods.