Here are the uses of “phileo” as it is used in compound words in the New Testament. The version used is New American Standard accessed through BibleWorks.
Luke 16:14 Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money (philarguroi), were listening to all these things and were scoffing at Him.
Luke 22:24 And there arose also a dispute (philoneikia) among them as to which one of them was regarded to be greatest.
Acts 17:18 And also some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers (philosophon) were conversing with him. Some were saying, “What would this idle babbler wish to say?” Others, “He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities,”– because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection.
Acts 28:2 The natives showed us extraordinary kindness (philanthropian); for because of the rain that had set in and because of the cold, they kindled a fire and received us all.
Acts 28:7 Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the leading man of the island, named Publius, who welcomed us and entertained us courteously (philophronos) three days.
Romans 12:10 Be devoted (philostorgos) to one another in brotherly love (philadelphia); give preference to one another in honor;
Romans 12:13 contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality (philoxenian).
Romans 15:20 And thus I aspired (philotimeomai) to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, so that I would not build on another man’s foundation;
1 Corinthians 11:16 But if one is inclined to be contentious (philoneikos), we have no other practice, nor have the churches of God.
2 Corinthians 5:9 Therefore we also have as our ambition (philotimeomai), whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.
Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy (philosophia) and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.
1 Thessalonians 4:9 Now as to the love of the brethren (philadelphias), you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;
1 Thessalonians 4:11 and to make it your ambition (philotimeomai) to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you,
1 Timothy 3:2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable (philoxenon), able to teach,
1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money (philarguria) is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
2 Timothy 3:2 For men will be lovers of self (philautoi), lovers of money (philarguria), boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
2 Timothy 3:4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure (philedenoi) rather than lovers of God (philotheoi),
Titus 1:8 but hospitable (philoxenon), loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,
Titus 2:4 so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands (philandrous), to love their children (philoteknous),
Titus 3:4 But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind (philanthropias) appeared,
Hebrews 13:1 Let love of the brethren (philadelphia) continue.
Hebrews 13:2 Do not neglect to show hospitality (philoxenias) to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.
1 Peter 1:22 Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren (philadelphia), fervently love one another from the heart,
1 Peter 3:8 To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly (philadelphoi), kindhearted, and humble in spirit;
1 Peter 4:9 Be hospitable (philoxenoi) to one another without complaint.
2 Peter 1:7 and in your godliness, brotherly kindness (philadelphia), and in your brotherly kindness (philadelphia), love.
3 John 1:9 I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to be first (philoproteuon) among them, does not accept what we say.
Thirty-two times compound phileō words are used in twenty-seven verses
- lovers of money is used three times
- love of controversy is used twice
- lovers of knowledge is used twice – philosophy
- lovers of humanity is used twice – philanthropy
- brotherly love is used seven times – philadelphia
- lover of strangers, meaning “hospitality” is used five times
- loving of honor – meaning ambition is used three times
- so, 8x hapaxlegemenon