Definition of Piety

Another little dictionary/glossary term, much of it taken from my Forthright article last month.

Piety — Usually translated as godliness, the Greek term eusebeia refers to religious devotion, the “fulfillment of obligations and resultant acceptability to God” (EDBW). An important component is “upright action” (Fiore), or  “behavior reflecting correct religious beliefs and attitudes” (L&N) (Job 22:4; Mat 6:1; Acts 3:12; 1Tim 4:8). ERV often translates it as “devotion to God” (2 Pet 1:3). The term and its cognates are used principally in 1-2Tim and Titus.

The quotes (do I have too many here?) were researched for my article, “Get Busy.”

Comments, issues, corrections are welcome.

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

What do you think?