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Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2317 - θεοσέβεια

from (G2318)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
  1. reverence towards God's goodness
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (1)
1 Timothy
NAS (1)
1 Timothy
HCS (1)
1 Timothy
BSB (1)
1 Timothy
ESV (1)
1 Timothy
WEB (1)
1 Timothy
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

θεοσέβ-εια, ἡ,

service or fear of God, religiousness, X. An. 2.6.26, Pl. Epin. 985c, 990a, Plu. in Hes. 46, Iamb. Protr. 20.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

θεοσέβεια , -ας ,

(< θεοσεβής ),

[in LXX Genesis 20:11 (H430 H3374), Job 28:28 (H136 id.), Sirach 1:24, Baruch 5:4, 4 Maccabees 7:6; 4 Maccabees 7:22, א 4 Maccabees 15:28 א 4 Maccabees 17:15*;]

fear of God, godliness: 1 Timothy 2:10.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

This word, which is found in the NT only in 1 Timothy 2:10, where it is practically equivalent to εὐσέβεια (ver. 2), came early to be used as a quasi-technical term for the worship of the only true God, and hence was adopted as an ecclesiastical title in Christian circles, e.g. P Amh II. 145.5 (iv/v A.D.) where Apa Johannes writes to Paul—βούλο ]μαι μὲν καταξιωθῆναι ἀεὶ γράφειν [τῇ σῇ ] θεοσεβείᾳ κτλ., ";though I wish to be found worthy of writing continually to your holiness,"; etc. (Edd.), P Meyer 24.3 (vi/A.D.) καταξιώσῃ οὖν ἡ σὴ θεοσέβεια εὔξασθαι ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ, and P Giss I. 55.8 (vi/A.D.) with reference to a Bishop, etc. : see also Ramsay Luke, p. 384.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
θεοσέβεια θεοσεβειαν θεοσέβειαν theosebeian theosébeian
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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