feeling or emotion. Mention is made of "vile affections" ( Romans 1:26 ) and "inordinate affection" ( Colossians 3:5 ). Christians are exhorted to set their affections on things above ( Colossians 3:2 ). There is a distinction between natural and spiritual or gracious affections ( Ezekiel 33:32 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Affection". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".