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Strong's #2126 - εὐλαβής

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  1. taking hold well
    1. carefully and surely
    2. cautiously
  2. reverencing God, pious, religious
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2623 ‑ חָסִיד (khaw‑seed');  5144 ‑ נָזַר (naw‑zar');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

εὐλαβ-ής, ές,


I taking hold well, holding fast, clinging, metaph., πενία Luc. Tim. 29: lit. in Adv. εὐλαβῶς, κατέχειν Ael. NA 3.13, 6.55 (Sup.): but mostly,


1. metaph., undertaking prudently, discreet, cautious, Democr. 91, Pl. Plt. 311a, al.; τὸ εὐλαβές, = cross εὐλάβεια, ib.b; εὐλαβὴς περί τι Plu. CG 3; τὸ πρὸς τὰ μεγάλα τῶν τετολμημένων εὐ. Hdn. 2.8.2; εὐ. ἀπό τινος keeping from.., LXX Leviticus 15:31. Adv. - βῶς Pl. Sph. 246b; εὐ. διακείμενος D.S. 13.12, etc.: Comp. - εστέρως E. IT 1375; - έστερον διακεῖσθαι πρός τι Plb. 1.18.1.

2. reverent, pious, LXX Mi. 7.2 (v.l. cross εὐσεβής), Luke 2:25, Acts 2:5, etc.: Sup. - έστατος, as title, Dionys. 71, Procop.Gaz. 126.


1. Pass., easy to get hold of, κέρκος Luc. Lex. 7.

2. cautiously undertaken or effected, μετάβασις Pl. Lg. 736d; ἡδοναί Plu. Per. 15 ἀβλ -Reiske).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

εὐλαβής, ἐυλαβες (εὖ and λαβεῖν), in Greek writings from Plato down;

1. taking hold well, i. e. carefully and surely; cautious.

2. reverencing God, pious, religious (A. V. devout): Acts 2:5; Acts 8:2, (Micah 7:2 (Alex. etc.)); joined with δίκαιος (as in Plato, polit., p. 311 b.): Luke 2:25; εὐλαβής κατά τόν νόμον, Acts 22:12 L T Tr WH. (Cf. references under the word εὐλάβεια, at the end.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

εὐλαβής , -ές

(< εὖ , λαβεῖν ),

[in LXX: Micah 7:2 AB2 (H2623); εὐ . ποιεῖν , Leviticus 15:31 (H5144 hi.), Sirach 11:7 א 2*;]

1. cautious, circumspect.

2. devout, religious, reverent: Acts 2:5; Acts 8:2; Acts 22:12; δίκαιος καὶ εὐ ., Luke 2:25.†

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

After the close of the fifth century εὐλαβέστατος is very common as a designation for various orders of the clergy (see s.v. εὐλάβεια), as in BGU I. 305.10 (A.D. 556) τοῦ εὐλαβεστάτου διακόνο (υ), and in P Giss I. 57.1 (vi/vii A.D.) ὁ εὐλαβέστατος Ἄπα Κόλλουθος ὁ πρεσβύτερος, where see the editor’s note. For the adv. we may cite P Par 12.10 (B.C. 157) εὐλαβῶς μου σχόντος, BGU IV. 1141.38 (B.C. 14) εὐλαβῶς ἔχων διὰ τὸ προε ̣γ ̣νωκέναι με περὶ τῶν δ ̣α ̣κ ̣τ ̣υ ̣λ ̣ι ̣δ ̣ι ̣ω ̣ν ̣, P Tebt II. 304.14 (A.D. 167–8) εὐλαβῶς ἔχων τὸν περὶ τοῦ θαναθανάτου (l. θανάτου) αὐτοῦ κιντυνων (l. κίνδυνον), ";being careful for the danger to his life"; (Edd.). The adj. in MGr retains the NT meaning ";pious.";


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Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
ευλαβεις ευλαβείς εὐλαβεῖς ευλαβης ευλαβής εὐλαβής εὐλαβὴς εύλαλος eulabeis eulabeîs eulabes eulabēs eulabḗs eulabḕs
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