Translation of a Hebrew expression and several Greek terms. 1. NIV used piety to translate the Hebrew idiom “the fear [or reverence] of the Lord” (Job 4:6;
Job 22:4; compare REB). 2. NRSV used piety to translate the Greek term meaning, “righteousness” (Matthew 6:1), where the concern was with an external show of religion (Matthew 6:2-6). 3. Piety translates two Greek terms for fear or reverence for God (Acts 3:12 NAS, NRSV;
Hebrews 5:7 NAS). 3. Piety represents the religious duty of caring for the physical needs of elderly family members (1 Timothy 5:4 KJV, NAS).
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
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