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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2999 - λατρεία
- service rendered for hire
- any service or ministration: the service of God
- the service and worship of God according to the requirements of the Levitical law
- to perform sacred services
1. the state of a hired labourer, service, A. Pr. 966; ἐπίπονον ἔχειν λ. S. Tr. 830 (lyr.): pl., οἵας λατρείας ἀνθ' ὅσου ζήλου τρέφει Id. Aj. 503, cf. E. Ph. 225 (lyr.), etc.: metaph., the business or duties of life, Plu. 2.107c.
2. λ. τοῦ θεοῦ, θεῶν, service to the gods, divine worship, Pl. Ap. 23c, Phdr. 244e (pl.): abs., LXX Exodus 12:25, al., Romans 9:4, etc.
λατρεία , -ας , ἡ
(< λατρεύω , q.v.),
[in LXX (always of divine service): Exodus 12:25-26; Exodus 13:5, Joshua 22:27, 1 Chronicles 28:13 (H5656), 1 Maccabees 1:43; 1 Maccabees 2:19; 1 Maccabees 2:22, 3 Maccabees 4:14*;]
1. hired service, service.
2. (in cl. also) divine service, worship: John 16:2, Romans 9:4; Romans 12:1, Hebrews 9:1; Hebrews 9:6.†
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
The form λατρία, which is not found in the NT, is well attested by the LXX uncials : see Thackeray Gr. i. p. 87. The word survives in MGr = ";adoration,"; ";worship.";
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