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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 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Affection". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .
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