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Kisses In The Bible


Figurative Kiss of God’s Attributes
Psalm 85:10 ESV
Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.
John 1:17 ESV
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:1 ESV
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Faithful Kiss of Salvation
Luke 7:37–38 ESV
And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment.
The Family Kiss of the Brethren
Romans 16:16 ESV
Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.
The Farewell Kiss of Separation
Acts 20:36–38 ESV
And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all. And there was much weeping on the part of all; they embraced Paul and kissed him, being sorrowful most of all because of the word he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And they accompanied him to the ship.
The Foolish Kiss of Idolatry
Hosea 13:2 ESV
And now they sin more and more, and make for themselves metal images, idols skillfully made of their silver, all of them the work of craftsmen. It is said of them, “Those who offer human sacrifice kiss calves!”
The Friendly Kiss of Hypocrisy
Luke 22:47–48 ESV
While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him, but Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?”
Proverbs 27:6 ESV
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
The Forgiving Kiss of Compassion
Luke 15:20 ESV
And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.
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