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What is the meaning of the expression "as for others" in the sentence bellow:

God does not have such a love for them as for others

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It is making a comparison. You can expand the sentence so:

God does not have such a love for them as [He has] for others.

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There is not an expression "as for others" in that sentence. "As" is part of the coordinate structure "such ... as", while "for" in "for others" parallels "for them".

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