religion, religious

religion, religious

The English translations of various Greek terms appearing only in Acts, Colossians, the Gospel of John, the Pastoral Letters, James, and 2 Peter. The word used in (Acts 17:22 and Acts 25:19) was commonly used in Hellenistic culture for observances offered to a deity. A second word is used in (Acts 26:5) with reference to Jewish observances and customs, in (Col 2:18) for the “worship” of angels, and in (Jas 1:26-27) for proper conduct toward others. Yet another word is found most frequently in the Pastoral Letters and is variously translated in the NRSV as “religion” (1Tim 3:16; 1Tim 5:4), “godliness” or “godly” (1Tim 2:2; 1Tim 4:7; 1Tim 4:8; 1Tim 6:3; 1Tim 6:5; 1Tim 6:6; 2Tim 3:5; Titus 1:1; Titus 2:12; 2Pet 1:3; 2Pet 1:6; 2Pet 2:9; 2Pet 3:11), “piety” (Acts 3:12), “devout” (Acts 10:2; Acts 10:7), or “worship” or “worshiper” (Acts 10:23; John 9:31); this root refers both to the Christian message and to proper conduct.

Acts 17:22

22Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, “Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way.

Acts 25:19

19Instead they had certain points of disagreement with him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, who had died, but whom Paul asserted to be alive.

Acts 26:5

5They have known for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that I have belonged to the strictest sect of our religion and lived as a Pharisee.

Col 2:18

18Do not let anyone disqualify you, insisting on self-abasement and worship of angels, dwelling on visions, puffed up without cause by a human way of thinking,

Jas 1:26-27

26If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless.27Religion that is pure and undefiled b ... View more

1Tim 3:16

16Without any doubt, the mystery of our religion is great:
He was revealed in flesh,
vindicated in spirit,
seen by angels,
proclaimed among Gentiles,
believed i ... View more

1Tim 5:4

4If a widow has children or grandchildren, they should first learn their religious duty to their own family and make some repayment to their parents; for this i ... View more

1Tim 2:2

2for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity.

1Tim 4:7

7Have nothing to do with profane myths and old wives' tales. Train yourself in godliness,

1Tim 4:8

8for, while physical training is of some value, godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

1Tim 6:3

3Whoever teaches otherwise and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that is in accordance with godliness,

1Tim 6:5

5and wrangling among those who are depraved in mind and bereft of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.

1Tim 6:6

6Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment;

2Tim 3:5

5holding to the outward form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid them!

Titus 1:1

1Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God's elect and the knowledge of the truth that is in accordance ... View more

Titus 2:12

12training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly,

2Pet 1:3

The Christian's Call and Election
3His divine power has given us everything needed for life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own ... View more

2Pet 1:6

6and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with endurance, and endurance with godliness,

2Pet 2:9

9then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trial, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment

2Pet 3:11

11Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, what sort of persons ought you to be in leading lives of holiness and godliness,

Acts 3:12

12When Peter saw it, he addressed the people, “You Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we had ... View more

Acts 10:2

2He was a devout man who feared God with all his household; he gave alms generously to the people and prayed constantly to God.

Acts 10:7

7When the angel who spoke to him had left, he called two of his slaves and a devout soldier from the ranks of those who served him,

Acts 10:23

23So Peter invited them in and gave them lodging.
The next day he got up and went with them, and some of the believers from Joppa accompanied him.

John 9:31

31We know that God does not listen to sinners, but he does listen to one who worships him and obeys his will.

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