- One translation of the Hebrew hesed, an attribute of God, associated with his mercy, and, also of human beings (Ps. 141:5), sometimes translated ‘great kindness’ (Gen. 19:19, NRSV; ‘unfailing care’, REB). It is used by Hosea of the care he promises for his wife (Hos. 2:19). The NT ‘grace’ is an approximate equivalent.
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Loving-kindness — (or lovingkindness ) is a term coined by Myles Coverdale for his Coverdale Bible of 1535 [http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/50136107?single=1 query type=word queryword=lovingkindness first=1 max to show=10]… … Wikipedia
loving kindness — noun (Bible) 1. Kindness full of love 2. Tender regard 3. Mercy • • • Main Entry: ↑love … Useful english dictionary
Loving-kindness — Lov ing kind ness, n. Tender regard; mercy; favor. Ps. lxxxix. 33. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
loving-kindness — noun uncount MAINLY LITERARY sincere love or friendship … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
loving-kindness — noun tender kindness motivated by a feeling of affection • Hypernyms: ↑kindness … Useful english dictionary
loving-kindness — /luv ing kuynd nis/, n. tender kindness motivated by or expressing affection. [1525 35] * * * … Universalium
loving-kindness — lov′ing kind′ness n. tender kindness motivated by or expressing affection • Etymology: 1525–35 … From formal English to slang
loving-kindness — /ˌlʌvɪŋ ˈkaɪndnəs/ (say .luving kuyndnuhs) noun kindness arising from love (used primarily of the Deity) … Australian English dictionary
loving-kindness — noun Date: 1535 tender and benevolent affection … New Collegiate Dictionary
loving kindness — noun tenderness and consideration … English new terms dictionary