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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2124 - εὐλάβεια

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Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
  1. caution, circumspection, discretion
    1. avoidance
    2. a reasonable shunning
  2. reverence, veneration
    1. reverence toward God, godly fear, piety
  3. fear anxiety, dread
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1674 ‑ דְּאָגָה (deh‑aw‑gaw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

εὐλάβ-εια [ λᾰ], ,

Ion. -ιη Thgn. 118, Agathoin PLG ii p.268 B.:

1. discretion, caution, Thgn. l.c., Agathol.c., etc.; ἐσῴζετ' ἂν τὴν -ειαν S. El. 994; personified in E. Ph. 782; ἡ εὐ. σῴζει πάντα Ar. Av. 376; εὐλάβειαν ἔχειν μή.., = εὐλαβεῖσθαι μή.., Pl. Prt. 321a; so εὐ. αὕτη.. τὸ μὴ νέους.. γεύεσθαι caution to preuent their tasting, Id. R. 539b; εὐλαβείας οὐ μικρᾶς δεῖται, εὐ. ἐστὶ πολλῆς, D. 19.262, Arist. Pol. 1269a14; εὐ. ποιητέον περί τινας ib. 1315a17; δι' εὐλαβείας ἔχειν ἀλλήλους D.H. 5.38; ἐπ' εὐλαβεία.. προείρηται by way of caution, Pl. R. 539d; ἐπ' εὐ. in A. Ag. 1024 is f.l. for ἐπ' ἀβλ., cf. Sch. ad loc.

2. c. gen., caution or discretion in a thing, πολλὴ εὐ. τούτων ποιητέα Antipho 3.3.11; εὐλάβειαι πληγῶν auoidance of.., Pl. Lg. 815a; τῶν αἰσχρῶν Arist. EN 1121b24; ηὑλάβεια τῶν ποιουμένων S. OC 116; εὐλάβειαν τῶνδε προυθέμην Id. El. 1334; ἡ τῶν περιεχόντων εὐ. careful employment of.., Phld. D. 3 Fr. 32.

3. reverence, piety, πρὸς or περὶ τὸ θεῖον, D.S. 13.12, Plu. Numbers 22:1-41 (but also πρός τινα Ph. 2.581): abs., godly fear, Hebrews 5:7, Hebrews 12:28; religious scruple, οὐδεμίαν εὐ. προορωμένων UPZ 42.21 (ii B.C.). astitle, ἡ σὴ εὐ. your reverence, PFlor. 73.7 (vi A.D.).

4. in bad sense, over-caution, timidity, Plu. Fab. 1, 2.432e; εὐλαβίη γὰρ ἀπειρίη Aret. CA 1.2.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

εὐλάβεια , -ας ,

(< εὐλαβής ),

[in LXX: Jeremiah 22:24 (H1674), Proverbs 28:14, Wisdom of Solomon 17:8 *;]

1. caution, discretion (Soph., Plat., al.).

2. In later Gk. (Diod., Plut., al.), also reverence, godly fear: Hebrews 5:7; Hebrews 12:28.†

** δέος , -ους , τό

(< δείδω ),

[in LXX: 2 Maccabees 3:17; 2 Maccabees 3:30; 2 Maccabees 12:22; 2 Maccabees 13:16; 2 Maccabees 15:23 *;]

fear, awe, reverence: μετὰ εὐλαβείας καὶ δ ., Hebrews 12:28.†

SYN.: δειλία G1167 (q.v.), φόβος G5401 (cf. Cremer, 387 f., 759; DB, ii, 222).

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

In P Par 26.21 (B.C. 163–2) (= Selections, p. 15) the Twins describe the Serapeum officials as—οὐδεμίαν εὐλάβειαν προορωμένων, ";paying no regard to religious scruple,"; where εὐλάβειαν has the same religious connotation as in Proverbs 28:14. (MGr = ";piety.";) For the use of the subst. as a title of respect, like our ";Your reverence,"; see P Flor I. 73.7 (A.D. 505) ὁμολογῶ ἑκουσι ̣ως καὶ αὐθαιρέτως μεμισθῶσθαι παρὰ τῆς σῆς εὐλαβε [ία ]ς ̣ κτλ.




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ευλάβειαν ευλαβειας ευλαβείας εὐλαβείας eulabeias eulabeías
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