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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Ungodliness, Ungodly

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1: ἀσέβεια
(Strong's #763 — Noun Feminine — asebeia — as-eb'-i-ah )

"impiety, ungodliness," is used of (a) general impiety, Romans 1:18 ; 11:26 ; 2 Timothy 2:16 ; Titus 2:12 ; (b) "ungodly" deeds, Jude 1:15 , RV, "works of ungodliness;" (c) of lusts or desires after evil things, Jude 1:18 . It is the opposite of eusebeia, "godliness."

Note: Anomia is disregard for, or defiance of, God's laws; asebeia is the same attitude towards God's Person.

A — 1: ἀσεβής
(Strong's #765 — Adjective — asebes — as-eb-ace' )

"impious, ungodly" (akin to A), "without reverence for God," not merely irreligious, but acting in contravention of God's demands, Romans 4:5 ; 5:6 ; 1 Timothy 1:9 ; 1 Peter 4:18 ; 2 Peter 2:5 (ver. 6 in some mss.); 3:7; Jude 1:4,15 (twice).

B — 1: ἀσεβέω
(Strong's #764 — Verb — asebeo — as-eb-eh'-o )

akin to A and B, signifies (a) "to be or live ungodly," 2 Peter 2:6 ; (b) "to commit ungodly deeds," Jude 1:15 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Ungodliness, Ungodly'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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