agapétos: belovedOriginal Word: ἀγαπητός, ή, όνPart of Speech:
loved, beloved, with two special applications: the Beloved, a title of the Messiah (Christ), as beloved beyond all others by the God who sent Him; of Christians, as beloved by God, Christ, and one another.
27 agapētós (a verbal adjective, derived from 26 /agápē, "love") – properly, divinely-loved; beloved ("loved by God"), i.e. personally experiencing God's "agapē-love."
K. Wuest helpfully translates 27 (agapētós) as "divinely-loved-ones" (Jude 17).
Jude 3: "Divinely-loved-ones (27 /agapētós), while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I had [a sense of] necessity to write to you, exhorting [you] to constantly, appropriately contend for the-once-delivered-for the saints-faith."
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
beloved (60), very dear (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 27: ἀγαπητόςἀγαπητός
), beloved, esteemed, dear, favorite
; (opposed to ἐχθρός
, Romans 11:28
): ὁ υἱός μου
) ὁ ἀγαπητός
, of Jesus, the Messiah, Matthew 3:17
marginal reading take ὁ ἀγαπητός
absolutely, connecting it with what follows); Matthew 12:18
; Matthew 17:5
; Mark 1:11
; Mark 9:7
; Luke 3:22
; Luke 9:35
marginal reading T Tr WH ὁ ἐκλελεγμένος
); 2 Peter 1:17
, cf. Mark 12:6
; Luke 20:13
; (cf. Ascensio Isa.
(edited by Dillmann) Luke 7:23
; Luke 8:18, 25
, etc.). ἀγαπητοί Θεοῦ
s Grammar, 194 (182f); B.
190 (165)) is applied to Christians as being reconciled to God and judged by him to be worthy of eternal life: Romans 1:7
, cf. Romans 11:28
; 1 Thessalonians 1:4
; Colossians 3:12
, Psalm 59:7<10> (); Psalm 107:7<10> (); Psalm 126:2<10> (), ἀγαπητοί σου and αὐτοῦ, of pious Israelites). But Christians, bound together by mutual love, are ἀγαπητοί also to one another (Philemon 1:16; 1 Timothy 6:2); hence, they are dignified with this epithet very often in tender address, both indirect (Romans 16:5, 8; Colossians 4:14; Ephesians 6:21, etc.) and direct (Romans 12:19; 1 Corinthians 4:14; (Philemon 1:2, Rec.); Hebrews 6:9; James 1:16; 1 Peter 2:11; 2 Peter 3:1; (1 John 2:7 G L T Tr WH, etc.). Generally followed by the genitive; once by the dative ἀγαπαπητοί ἡμῖν, 1 Thessalonians 2:8 (yet cf. Winers Grammar, § 31, 2; B. 190 (163)). ἀγαπητός ἐν κυρίῳ beloved in the fellowship of Christ, equivalent to dear fellow-Christian, Romans 16:8. (Not used in the Fourth Gospel or the Book of Revelation. In classical Greek from Homer, Iliad 6, 401 on; cf. Cope on Aristotle, rhet. 1, 7, 41.)
From agapao; beloved -- (dearly, well) beloved, dear.
see GREEK agapao