What does Piety mean in the Bible?

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Piety
Lat. pietas, properly honour and respect toward parents (1 Timothy 5:4 ). In Acts 17:23 the Greek verb is rendered "ye worship," as applicable to God.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Piety
1: εὐσεβέω (Strong's #2151 — Verb — eusebeo — yoo-seb-eh'-o ) "to reverence, to show piety" towards any to whom dutiful regard is due (akin to eusebes, "pious, godly, devout"), is used in 1 Timothy 5:4 of the obligation on the part of children and grandchildren (RV) to express in a practical way their dutifulness "towards their own family;" in Acts 17:23 of worshipping God. See WORSHIP.
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Filial Piety
Is the affectionate attachment of children to their parents, including in it love, reverence, obedience, and relief. Justly has it been observed, that these great duties are prompted equally by nature and by gratitude independent of the injunctions of religion; for where shall we find the person who hath received from any one benefits so great, or so many, as children from their parents? And it may be truly said that if persons are undutiful to their parents, they seldom prove good to any other relation.
See article CHILDREN.
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Affliction: Noble Piety Nourished Amid
The pine, placed nearly always among scenes disordered and desolate, brings into them all possible elements of order and precision. Lowland trees may lean to this side and that, though it is but a meadow breeze that bends them, or a bank of cowslips from which their trunks lean aslope. But let storm and avalanche do their worst, and let the pine find only a ledge of vertical precipice to cling to, it will nevertheless grow straight. Thrust a rod from its last shoot down the stem, it shall point to the centre of the earth as long as the tree lives.' Amid the sternest trials the most upright Christian's are usually reared. The divine life within them so triumphs over every difficulty as to render the men, above all others, true and exact. What a noble spectacle is a man whom, nothing can warp, a firm, decided servant of God, defying hurricanes of temptation!
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Piety
Consists in a firm belief, and in right conceptions of the being, perfections, and providence of God; with suitable affections to him, resemblance of his moral perfections, and a constant obedience to his will. the different articles included in this definition, such as knowledge, veneration, love, resignation, &c. are explained in their proper places in this work. We shall, however, present the reader with a few ideas on the subject of early piety; a subject of infinite importance, and which we beg our young readers especially to regard. "Youth, " says Mr. Jay, "is a period which presents the fewest obstacles to the practice of godliness, whether we consider out external circumstances, our nature, powers, or our moral habits. In that season we are most free from those troubles which imbitter, those schemes which engross, those engagements which hinder us in more advanced in connected life. Then the body possessed health and strength; the memory is receptive and tenacious; the fancy glows; the mind is lively and vigorous; the understanding is more docile; the affections are more easily touched and moved: we are more accessible to the influence of joy and sorrow, hope and fear: we engage in an enterprise with more expectation, and ardour, and zeal. Under the legal oeconomy, the first was to be chosen for God; the first-born of man, the first-born of beasts, the first-fruits of the field.
It was an honour becoming the God they worshipped, to serve him first. This duty the young alone can spiritualized the fulfil, by giving Him who deserves all their lives the first-born of their days, and the first-fruits of their reason and their affection: and never have they such an opportunity to prove the goodness of their motives as they then possess.
See an old man: what does he offer? His riches? but he can use them no longer. His pleasures? but he can enjoy them no longer. His honour? but it is withered on his brow. His authority? but it has dropped from his feeble hand. He leaves his sins; but it is because they will no longer bear him company. He flies from the world; but it is because he is burnt out. He enters the temple; but it is as a sanctuary; it is only to take hold of the horns of the altar; it is a refuge, not a place of devotion he seeks. But they who consecrate to him their youth, they do not profanely tell him to suspend his claims till the rest are served, till they have satisfied the world and the flesh, his degrading rivals. They do not send him forth to gather among the stubble the gleanings of life, after the enemy has secured the harvest. They are not like those, who, if they reach Immanuel's land, are forced thither by shipwreck: they sail thither by intention. "Consider the beneficial influence of early piety over the remainder of our days. Youth is the spring of life, and by this will be determined the glory of summer, the abundance of autumn, the provision of winter.
It is the morning of life, and if the sun of righteousness does not dispel the moral mists and fogs before noon, the whole day generally remains overspread and gloomy. Piety in youth will have a god influence over out bodies; it will preserve them from disease and deformity. Sin variously tends to the injury of health; and often by intemperance the constitution is so impaired, that late religion is unable to restore what early religion would have prevented. Early piety from all those dangers to which we are exposed n a season of life the most perilous. Conceive of a youth entering a world like this, destitute of the presiding governing care of religion, his passions high, his prudence weak, impatient, rash, confident, without experience; a thousand a venues of seduction opening around him, and a serene voice singing at the entrance of each; pleased with appearances, and embracing them for realities, joined by evil company, and ensnared by erroneous publications: these hazards exceed all the alarm I can give. How necessary, therefore, that we should trust in the Lord with all out hearts, and lean not to our own understanding; but in all our ways acknowledge him, that he may direct our paths! "Early piety will have a beneficial influence in forming our connexions, and establishing our plans for life. It will teach us to ask counsel of the Lord, and arrange all under the superintendency of scripture. Those changes which a person who becomes religious in manhood is obliged to make, are always very embarrassing. With what difficulty do some good men establish family worship, after living in the view of children and servants, so long in the neglect of it!
but this would have been avoided, had they early followed the example of Joshua: 'As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.' How hard is it to disentangle ourselves from associates with whom we have been long familiar, and who have proved a snare to our souls! Some evils, indeed, are remediless; persons have formed alliances which they cannot dissolve: but they did not walk by the rule, 'Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:' they are now wedded to miscry all their days; and repentance, instead of visiting them like a faithful friend, to chide them when they do wrong, and withdraw, is quartered upon them for life. An early dedication to God, therefore, renders a religious life more easy, pleasant, and safe. It is of unspeakable advantage also under the calamities of life. It turns the curse into a blessing; it enters the house of mourning, and soothes the troubled mind; it prepares us for all, sustains us in all, sanctifies us by all, and delivers us from all. Finally, it will bless old age: we shall look back with pleasure on some instances of usefulness; to some poor traveller, to whom we have been a refreshing stream; some deluded wanderer we guided into the path of peace. We shall look forward, and see the God who has guided us with his counsel, and be enabled to say, 'Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them that love his appearing.'" Jay's Ser. vol. 1: ser. 5; Jennings's Evans's, Doddridge's Jerment's and Thornton's Sermons to Young People; Bryson's Address to Youth.
Webster's Dictionary - Piety
(1):
(n.) Veneration or reverence of the Supreme Being, and love of his character; loving obedience to the will of God, and earnest devotion to his service.
(2):
(n.) Duty; dutifulness; filial reverence and devotion; affectionate reverence and service shown toward parents, relatives, benefactors, country, etc.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Piety
The word εὐσέβεια, εὐσέβέω signifies 'to exercise piety, reverence': a reverential sense of having to say to God, which should be shown by the creature to the Creator, and which should especially characterise the saints towards God their Father and to the Lord Jesus. The word is translated 'piety' in the A.V. only in 1 Timothy 5:4 . It is rendered 'holiness' in Acts 3:12 , and 'worship' in Acts 17:23 . In all other places it is 'godliness.' 'Piety' is a better translation, and distinguishes it from θεοσέβεια, which signifies 'worship, or fear of God,' and is translated 'godliness' in 1 Timothy 2:10 .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Piety
1 Timothy 5:4, "show piety at home" or "reverential dutifulness toward one's own house." The filial relation represents our relation to our heavenly Father.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Piety
This word occurs but once in the Authorized Version: "Let them learn first to show piety at home," better "toward their own household" or family. (1 Timothy 5:4 ) The choice of this word here instead of the more usual equivalents -of "godliness," "reverence," and the like, was probably determined by the special sense of pietas , as "erga parentes," i.e. toward parents.

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Pious - ) Of or pertaining to Piety; exhibiting Piety; reverential; dutiful; religious; devout; godly. ) Practiced under the pretext of religion; prompted by mistaken Piety; as, pious errors; pious frauds
Unpity - ) Want of Piety
Piety - The word εὐσέβεια, εὐσέβέω signifies 'to exercise Piety, reverence': a reverential sense of having to say to God, which should be shown by the creature to the Creator, and which should especially characterise the saints towards God their Father and to the Lord Jesus. The word is translated 'piety' in the A. ' 'Piety' is a better translation, and distinguishes it from θεοσέβεια, which signifies 'worship, or fear of God,' and is translated 'godliness' in 1 Timothy 2:10
Ravid - ) Being with child; heavy with young; pregnant; fruitful; as, a gravid uterus; gravid Piety
Unfeigned - ) Not feigned; not counterfeit; not hypocritical; real; sincere; genuine; as, unfeigned Piety; unfeigned love to man
Odliness - ) Careful observance of, or conformity to, the laws of God; the state or quality of being godly; Piety
Unfeigned - Not feigned not counterfeit not hypocritical real sincere as unfeigned Piety to God unfeigned love to man
Alcmund, Saint - (died 781) Bishop of Hexham, renowned for Piety
Hanina ben dosa, rabbi - Known for his great Piety
Piety - 1 Timothy 5:4, "show Piety at home" or "reverential dutifulness toward one's own house
Chanina ben dosa - Known for his great Piety
Chaplet - A certain instrument of Piety made use of by the papists
Agapet ae - A name given to certain virgins and widows, who in the ancient church associated themselves with and attended on ecclesiastics, out of a motive of Piety and charity
Godliness - εὐσέβεια, from 'to worship well,' hence Piety towards God. The word 'piety' seems to suit all the passages where the Greek word occurs
R. dovber - the Maggid of Mezeritch: ?-1772; second leader of the Chassidic movement, successor to the Baal Shem Tov and spiritual mentor of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, known for his scholarship, Piety, and asceticism ...
Godliness - The whole of practical Piety (1 Timothy 4:8 ; 2 Peter 1:6 )
Devotee - In the primary sense of the word, means a person wholly given up to acts of Piety and devotion; but it is usually understood, in a bad sense, to denote a bigot, or superstitious person
Hermas - A Christian at Rome, Romans 16:14 ; supposed by some to have been the writer of the ancient work called "The Shepherd of Hermas"a singular mixture of truth and Piety with folly and superstition
Worldly-Minded - ) Devoted to worldly interests; mindful of the affairs of the present life, and forgetful of those of the future; loving and pursuing this world's goods, to the exclusion of Piety and attention to spiritual concerns
a Kempis, Thomas - A Canon Regular, his principal occupation was copying works of Piety, particularly the Bible
Jehoiada - His wisdom and Piety continued to bless the kingdom until he dies, B
Saint - A person sanctified a holy or godly person one eminent for Piety and virtue. ...
SAINT, To act with a show of Piety
Pharisaism - ) Rigid observance of external forms of religion, without genuine Piety; hypocrisy in religion; a censorious, self-righteous spirit in matters of morals or manners
Ancestor Worship - Veneration of the departed spirits by sacrifices and sundry services of filial Piety with a view to obtaining their aid for their descendants
Maschil - It denotes a song enforcing some lesson of wisdom or Piety, a didactic song
Hypocrite - The epithet is generally applied to those who assume the appearance of virtue or Piety, without possessing the reality
Holiness - Applied to human beings, holiness is purity of heart or dispositions sanctified affections Piety moral goodness, but not perfect. We see Piety and holiness ridiculed as morose singularities
Christian Mothers, Archconfraternity of - Title of various societies usually connected with convents, whose purpose is to cultivate Piety among the members and enable them to make their homes sanctuaries of virtue and happiness
Embodiment - ) That which embodies or is embodied; representation in a physical body; a completely organized system, like the body; as, the embodiment of courage, or of courtesy; the embodiment of true Piety
Archconfraternity of Christian Mothers - Title of various societies usually connected with convents, whose purpose is to cultivate Piety among the members and enable them to make their homes sanctuaries of virtue and happiness
Efflux - ) The act or process of flowing out, or issuing forth; effusion; outflow; as, the efflux of matter from an ulcer; the efflux of men's Piety
Holy Face, Archconfraternity of the - Established at Tours, France, 1884, through the Piety of Leo Dupont, for the prevention of blasphemy and the observance of Sunday
Archconfraternity of the Holy Face - Established at Tours, France, 1884, through the Piety of Leo Dupont, for the prevention of blasphemy and the observance of Sunday
Lentulus, Publius - The letter, which is apocryphal, agrees with the Abgar picture of Our Lord, and describes Him in accordance with the conception of Christian Piety
Godfathers And Godmothers - Persons who, at the baptism of infants, answer for their future conduct, and solemnly promise that they will renounce the devil and all his works, and follow a life of Piety and virtue; and by these means lay themselves under an indispensable obligation to instruct them, and watch over their conduct
Fervent - Ardent very warm earnest excited animated glowing as fervent zeal fervent Piety
ju'Dith - ) ...
The heroine of the apocryphal book which bears her name, who appears as an ideal type of Piety, Judith 8:6 , beauty, Incest - The circumstance of relationship adds a special malice to the sin of impurity because, by committing this sin with a relative, one sins also against the virtue of Piety which prescribes due reverence towards those who are closely related
Mont de Piete - One of certain public pawnbroking establishments which originated in Italy in the 15th century, the object of which was to lend money at a low rate of interest to poor people in need; - called also mount of Piety
Godliness - In pagan Greek sources eusebeia (godliness, Piety) refers to worship of the gods and to respect for the representatives of institutions regarded as divinely ordained (parents, judges, the emperor). Acts 3:12 contrasts “piety” with faith in the name of Jesus, the real source of healing. ...
Only 1,2Timothy, Titus, and 2Peter use words with the euseb- root for Christian Piety
Elisabeth - She is described as being, with her husband, a person of Piety, "walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless
Beaufort, Lady Margaret - She was noted for Piety and charity
Hypocrite - One who feigns to be what he is not one who has the form of godliness without the power, or who assumes an appearance of Piety and virtue, when he is destitute of true religion
Piety - This word occurs but once in the Authorized Version: "Let them learn first to show Piety at home," better "toward their own household" or family
Canute iv, Saint - 1080,he ruled wisely, waged war on his barbarous enemies, brought Courland and Livonia to the Faith, and was remarkable for his Piety and devotion to the Church
Devout - ) Expressing devotion or Piety; as, eyes devout; sighs devout; a devout posture
Theatine - ) One of an order of Italian monks, established in 1524, expressly to oppose Reformation, and to raise the tone of Piety among Roman Catholics
Piety - 1: εὐσεβέω (Strong's #2151 — Verb — eusebeo — yoo-seb-eh'-o ) "to reverence, to show Piety" towards any to whom dutiful regard is due (akin to eusebes, "pious, godly, devout"), is used in 1 Timothy 5:4 of the obligation on the part of children and grandchildren (RV) to express in a practical way their dutifulness "towards their own family;" in Acts 17:23 of worshipping God
Eminent - Burke was an eminent orator Watts and Cowper were eminent for their Piety
Catholic Association of French Youth - Non-political and without social distinctions, its program is formulated in its motto, "Piety, Study, Action
Association Catholique de la Jeunesse Francaise - Non-political and without social distinctions, its program is formulated in its motto, "Piety, Study, Action
Separatists - They discountenanced military service, oaths, all ceremonies and sacraments in worship, and strove to cultivate an austere Piety
Perfection: Marred by the World - Too often contact with the world has just such an effect upon our Piety; we must away to the far off garden of Paradise to see holiness in its unsullied purity, and meanwhile we must be much alone with God if we would maintain a gracious life below
Godliness - Piety belief in God, and reverence for his character and laws
Warmth - ) A state of lively and excited interest; zeal; ardor; fervor; passion; enthusiasm; earnestness; as, the warmth of love or Piety; he replied with much warmth
Unction - That which excites Piety and devotion
Daughters of the Cross And Passion - Their activities, aside from duties of Piety, consist of domestic work, needlework, and the making of vestments
Devout - Expressing devotion or Piety as, with eyes devout
Devout - "In that mingled fear and love which, combined, constitute the Piety of man toward God, the Old Testament placed its emphasis on the fear, the New places it on the love (though there was love in the fear of God's saints then, as there must be fear in their love now)," Trench, Syn, xlviii. , of practical Piety towards parents. ...
Notes: (1) While eulabes especially suggests the Piety which characterizes the inner being, the soul, in its attitude towards God, eusebes directs us rather to the energy which, directed by holy awe of God, finds expression in devoted activity
Cham - On this occasion, Noe blessed Sem and Japhet for their filial Piety; pronounced a curse upon Chanaan, the son of Cham; and foretold the characteristics of Cham's descendants, and the debasement that would follow (Genesis 9)
Sanctify - ) To make efficient as the means of holiness; to render productive of holiness or Piety
Saint - ) A person sanctified; a holy or godly person; one eminent for Piety and virtue; any true Christian, as being redeemed and consecrated to God
Monica, Saint - However, her Piety was rewarded by her husband's conversion, and the joy of winning her son not only to the Church, but to sanctity
Christian - Also, the name of the religion which He founded, of its doctrines and precepts; of the life, habits of virtue, Piety, spirit and character of His followers; of the Church which is rightly known by this name, as against sects which assume it (Christian Scientists, Christian Socialists); of the civilization which this religion developed in the world as distinguished from the civilizations of paganism, Islamism, Judaism
John Mullanphy - One unmarried son, mayor of the city, founded the Mullanphy Fund of over a million dollars for civiccharity; his daughters and their descendants inherited his Piety and benevolence
Philemon - He was brought to a knowledge of the gospel through the instrumentality of Paul (19), and held a prominent place in the Christian community for his Piety and beneficence (4-7)
Benedictbeurn Abbey - It became famous for scholarship and Piety during the Middle Ages; was ravaged during the Thirty Years War; suppressed by the government, 1803, and used as barracks, hospitals, and stud-house
Mullanphy, John - One unmarried son, mayor of the city, founded the Mullanphy Fund of over a million dollars for civiccharity; his daughters and their descendants inherited his Piety and benevolence
Pity - ) Piety
Devote - ) To give up wholly; to addict; to direct the attention of wholly or compound; to attach; - often with a reflexive pronoun; as, to devote one's self to science, to one's friends, to Piety, etc
Abbey, Benedictbeurn - It became famous for scholarship and Piety during the Middle Ages; was ravaged during the Thirty Years War; suppressed by the government, 1803, and used as barracks, hospitals, and stud-house
Communion - This is said to be open, when all are admitted who apply, as in the Church of England; to be strict, when confined to the members of a single society, or, at least, to members of the same denomination; and it is mixed, when persons are admitted from societies of different denominations, on the profession of their faith, and evidence of their Piety
Women: Preaching - ' We will add that our surprise is all the greater when women of Piety mount the pulpit, for they are acting in plain defiance of the command of the Holy Spirit, written by the pen of the apostle Paul
Homilies - The Books ofHomilies are received in the American Church so far as they are anexplication of Christian Doctrine and instructive in Piety andmorals
Religion - Religion, in its most comprehensive sense, includes a belief in the being and perfections of God, in the revelation of his will to man, in man's obligation to obey his commands, in a state of reward and punishment, and in man's accountableness to God and also true godliness or Piety of life, with the practice of all moral duties. It therefore comprehends theology, as a system of doctrines or principles, as well as practical Piety for the practice of moral duties without a belief in a divine lawgiver, and without reference to his will or commands, is not religion. Religion, as distinct from theology, is godliness or real Piety in practice, consisting in the performance of all known duties to God and our fellow men, in obedience to divine command, or from love to God and his law
Marcellinus, Saint - Marcellinus was a Roman priest, eminent for his Piety
Abbey of Saint Victor - Through the generosity of popes and noblemen it was richly endowed, and became a center of Piety and learning
Early - Soon in good season betimes as, rise early come early begin early to instill into children principles of Piety
Experiment - 467: ‘We have known, indeed, some holy souls, which out of the generall precepts of Piety, and their own happy experiments of God’s mercy, have, through the grace of God, grown to a great measure of perfection this way; which yet might have been much expedited and compleated, by those helps which the greater illumination and experience of others might have afforded them
Love, Family of - He maintained that he had a commission from heaven to teach men that the essence of religion consisted in the feelings of divine love; that all other theological tenets, whether they related to objects of faith or modes of worship, were of no sort of moment; and, consequently, that it was a matter of the most perfect indifference what opinions Christians entertained concerning the divine nature, provided their hearts burned with the pure and sacred flame of Piety and love
Abednego - Their virtue, wisdom, and Piety secured their promotion at court, Daniel 1:3-19; Daniel 2:17-49; and their firmness in witnessing for God among idolaters, with their deliverance from the fiery furnace by Jehovah, led many to acknowledge the true God, and rendered these pious youths forever illustrious
Eli - He was also a judge of Israel forty years, and was eminent for Piety and usefulness, but criminally negligent of family discipline
Saint Victor, Abbey of - Through the generosity of popes and noblemen it was richly endowed, and became a center of Piety and learning
Abednego - Their virtue, wisdom, and Piety secured their promotion at court, Daniel 1:3-19 2:17,49 ; and their steadfastness in witnessing for God among idolaters, with their deliverance from the fiery furnace by the Angel-Jehovah, led many to acknowledge the true God, and rendered these pious youth for ever illustrious as monuments of the excellence and safety of faith in Him, Daniel 3:1-30 Hebrews 11:34
Eliphaz - of the facts of daily life, that God's retributions here are complete, and that severe trial proved Job's past Piety to be but hypocrisy
Age - A full age the reward of Piety (Job 5:26 ; Genesis 15:15 )
Growth - Advancement progress improvement as growth in grace or Piety
Seth - Seth was the chief of "the children of God," as the Scripture calls them, Genesis 6:2 that is, those who before the flood preserved true religion and Piety in the world, while the descendants of Cain gave themselves up to wickedness
Lay Sisters - Sister Marie Lataste of the Society of the Sacred Heart is an illustrious example of the Piety generally characterizing this class of religious
John of Avila, Blessed - He studied law at Salamanca, but through motives of Piety gave it up to study theology at Alcala
Fear of the Lord the - Is in the Old Testament used as a designation of true Piety (Proverbs 1:7 ; Job 28:28 ; Psalm 19:9 )
Formalism: Tricks of - I stared at these gradations of Piety growing warmer as it came northward, but was wise enough to stare silently. This is miserable meanness and rank impiety
Eunice - Lois, her pious mother and Timothy's grandmother, had doubtless taught herself in them: hereditary Piety
Elisabeth - Both she and her husband are described in Luke 1:6 as being noteworthy examples of Piety and devotion to the Lord
Memlinc, Hans - His work unites Flemish skill and German Piety
Memling, Hans - His work unites Flemish skill and German Piety
Avila, John of, Blessed - He studied law at Salamanca, but through motives of Piety gave it up to study theology at Alcala
Hans Memlinc - His work unites Flemish skill and German Piety
Hans Memling - His work unites Flemish skill and German Piety
Example - ...
Joseph, the model of Piety
Henry Iii, Emperor - A man of profound Piety he looked on himself as a priest-king, like David
Methodist - ) A person of strict Piety; one who lives in the exact observance of religious duties; - sometimes so called in contempt or ridicule
Sisters, Lay - Sister Marie Lataste of the Society of the Sacred Heart is an illustrious example of the Piety generally characterizing this class of religious
Age, Old - A full age was the reward of Piety (Job 5:26; Genesis 15:15); premature death was a temporal judgment for sin (1 Samuel 2:32); (spiritually, and as a taking out from the evil to come, it was sometimes a blessing; as in the case of Abijah, Jeroboam's son, 1 Kings 14; Isaiah 57:1). ...
In the millennium, when there shall be a worldwide theocracy, with Israel for its center, the temporal sanction of exceeding long life (as in patriarchal times) shall be the reward for Piety, and shortened years the penalty of any exceptional sin (Isaiah 65:20; Zechariah 8:4)
Julie Billiart, Blessed - Her early life was marked by great Piety, which increased after a paralytic stroke in 1773
James of Viraggio, Blessed - He became a Dominican in 1244 and his reputation for Piety, learning, and zeal in the care of souls spread rapidly
Billiart, Julie, Blessed - Her early life was marked by great Piety, which increased after a paralytic stroke in 1773
Enosh - As the time of Cain was marked by sin and violence, so that of Seth was marked by Piety
Abbey of Einsiedeln - For 1000 years Einsiedeln has been famous for its learning and Piety
Elihu - The soothing, yet faithful and honest, discourse of Elihu is finely contrasted with the sharp and severe language of the other three; and especially are his wisdom, Piety, and benevolence admirable, when we consider his youth, and the character and standing of those whom he addressed
Einsiedeln, Abbey of - For 1000 years Einsiedeln has been famous for its learning and Piety
Viraggio, James of, Blessed - He became a Dominican in 1244 and his reputation for Piety, learning, and zeal in the care of souls spread rapidly
Benincasa, Ursula, Venerable - He was much impressed by her Piety
Ivo of Chartres, Saint - His works are divided into three categories: canonical writings like the "Decretum," the "Panormia," composed before 1096, and the "Prologus"; letters on religious and political questions of the day (he took a moderate position in the investiture struggle); and sermons which reveal his Piety and science
Holy Ghost, Gifts of the - These, as enumerated by Isaias (11), are: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, Piety, and fear of the Lord
Ursula Benincasa, Venerable - He was much impressed by her Piety
Gifts of the Holy Ghost - These, as enumerated by Isaias (11), are: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, Piety, and fear of the Lord
Foundations, Pious - (Latin: fundamentum, basis) ...
Temporal goods given to an ecclesiastical moral person with an obligation, perpetual, or for a long time, to say Masses annually, to perform definite ecclesiastical functions, or to carry out works of Piety or charity with the revenue of the donation
Gertrude the Great, Saint - Saint Gertrude's Piety is characterized by her devotion to the Sacred Heart
Martha, Saint 29 Jul - Tradition holds that she migrated with Lazarus and Mary to Tarascon, in France, where she lived in great austerity and Piety for seven years, and that her tomb is now situated there
Affliction: Revealing Christian - In many a true believer, true Piety is like a drum which nobody hears of unless it be beaten
Hagiography - "Les Petits Bollandistes" is a most useful collection, but Alban Butler's "Lives of the Saints" is for English readers a treasury of sacred lore and Piety
Avellino, Andrew, Saint - Renowned for his zeal for strict religious discipline and for his humility and Piety, he was commissioned by his superior to found houses at Milan and Piacenza, and held the post of superior at several convents
Andrew Avellino, Saint - Renowned for his zeal for strict religious discipline and for his humility and Piety, he was commissioned by his superior to found houses at Milan and Piacenza, and held the post of superior at several convents
Great, Gertrude the, Saint - Saint Gertrude's Piety is characterized by her devotion to the Sacred Heart
Father - In the church, men venerable for age, learning and Piety are called fathers, or reverend fathers
Lollards - A religious sect, differing in many points from the church of Rome, which arose in Germany about the beginning of the fourteenth century; so called, as many writers have imagined, from Walter Lollard, who began to dogmatize in 1315, and was burnt at Cologne; though others think that Lollard was no surname, but merely a term of reproach applied to all heretics who concealed the poison of error under the appearance of Piety. The name was afterwards assumed by persons that dishonoured it, for we find among those Lollard who made extraordinary pretences to religion, and spent the greatest part of their time in meditation, prayer, and such acts of Piety, there were many abominable hypocrites, who entertained the most ridiculous opinions, and concealed the most enormous vices under the specious mark of this extra-ordinary profession. Many injurious aspersions were therefore propagated against those who assumed this name by the priests and monks; so that, by degrees, any persons who covered heresies or crimes under the appearance of Piety was called a Lollard. Thus the name was not used to denote any one particular sect, but was formerly common to all persons or sects who were supposed to be guilty of impiety towards God or the church, under an external profession of great Piety
Maschil - Gesenius and Roediger explain "any sacred song relating to divine things, whose end it is to promote wisdom and Piety
Nonnatus, Raymond, Saint - He became a member of the Order of Our Lady of Ransom in Barcelona and, promoted for his Piety and diligence, was sent as ransomer to free the captives at al-Djaza'ir (modern Algiers)
Fringe - Though Jesus observed the Old Testament requirement, He criticized those who wore excessively long tassels to call attention to their Piety ( Matthew 23:5 )
Host, Elevation of the - Pius X granted an indulgence of seven years and seven quarantines (40 days) to all who look with Piety, faith, and love upon the elevated Species
Anne Catherine Emmerich - Her Piety was manifested at an early age and aroused some antipathy among the sisters in her convent, which she was obliged to leave when it was closed by order of Jerome Bonaparte in 1812
Christian - A real disciple of Christ one who believes in the truth of the Christian religion, and studies to follow the example, and obey the precepts, of Christ a believer in Christ who is characterized by real Piety
Emmerich, Anne Catherine - Her Piety was manifested at an early age and aroused some antipathy among the sisters in her convent, which she was obliged to leave when it was closed by order of Jerome Bonaparte in 1812
Ecclesiastes - Ecclesiastes, according to a modern author, is a dialogue, in which a man of Piety disputes with a libertine who favoured the opinion of the Sadducees
Enoch - It was a testimony to his rare Piety in an ungodly age that he was translated without seeing death, like Elijah
Elevation of the Host - Pius X granted an indulgence of seven years and seven quarantines (40 days) to all who look with Piety, faith, and love upon the elevated Species
Trinity Season, the - So, the second halfis devoted to Duty primarily, and to Doctrine only as reduced topractical Piety, Thus is the Christian Year divided between theCreed and the Decalogue
Mixture - Cicero doubted whether it is possible for a community to exist without a prevailing mixture of Piety in its constitution
City - ...
Revelation 18:10 (a) This city is a figure of the religious-political groups of earth which build huge buildings, manifest outward Piety, have a mixture of Christian doctrines with heathen practices
Delight - To affect with great pleasure to please highly to give or afford high satisfaction or joy as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye harmony delights the ear the good conduct of children, and especially their Piety, delights their parents
Pietists - Pietism was set on foot by the pious and learned Spencer, who, by the private societies he formed at Francfort with a design to promote vital religion, roused the lukewarm from their indifference, and excited a spirit of vigour and resolution in those who had been satisfied to lament in silence the progress of impiety. For this purpose they undertook to explain in their colleges certain books of holy Scripture, in order to render these genuine sources of religious knowledge better understood, and to promote a spirit of practical Piety and vital religion in the minds of their hearers. It was at first applied by some giddy and inconsiderate persons to those who frequented the Biblical Colleges, and lived in a manner suitable to the instructions and exhortations that were adressed to them in these seminaries of Piety. ...
But as it is the fate of all those denominations by which peculiar sects are distinguished, to be variously and often very improperly applied, so the title of Pietists was frequently given in common conversation, to persons of eminent wisdom and sanctity, who were equally remarkable for their adherence to truth, and their love of Piety; and, not seldom, to persons whose motley characters exhibited an enormous mixture of prodigacy and enthusiasm, and who deserved the title of delirious fanatics better than any other denomination. for from this time, in all the cities, towns, and villages, where Lutheranism was professed, there started up, all of a sudden, persons of various ranks and professions, of both sexes, who declared that they were called by a divine impulse, to pull up iniquity by the root; to restore to its primitive lustre, and propagate through the world the declining cause of Piety and virtue; to govern the church of Christ by wiser rules than those by which it was at present directed; and who, partly in their writings, and partly in their private and public discourses, pointed out the means and measures that were necessary to bring about this important revolution. Several religious societies were formed in various places, which, though they differed in some circumstances, and were not all conducted and composed with equal wisdom, Piety, and prudence, were, however, designed to promote the same general purpose. These revivers of Piety were of two kinds, who, by their different manner of proceeding, deserve to be placed in two distinct classes. ...
The other maintained, on the contrary, that it was impossible to promote the progress of real Piety among the Lutherans without making considerable alterations in their doctrine, and changing the whole form of their ecclesiastical discipline and polity. It is well known, that those who had the advancement of Piety most zealously at heart, were possessed of a notion that no order of men contributed more to retard its progress than the clergy, whose peculiar vocation it was to inculcate and promote it. ...
As these maxims were propagated with the greatest industry and zeal, and were explained inadvertently, by some, without those restrictions which prudence seemed to require, these professed patrons and revivers of Piety were suspected of designs that could not but render them obnoxious to censure. The second great object that employed the zeal and attention of the persons now under consideration, was, that the candidates for the ministry should not only for the future receive such an academical education as would tend rather to solid utility than to mere speculation, but also that they should dedicate themselves to God in a peculiar manner, and exhibit the most striking examples of Piety and virtue. "That no person that was not himself a model of Piety and divine love, was qualified to be a public teacher of Piety, or a guide to others in the way of salvation. These revivers of declining Piety went still farther
Aged Poor Society - it has met with the approbation and support of many persons equally distinguished for Piety and learning
Fringes - ...
The Pharisees "enlarged" the fringes to gain note for Piety (Matthew 23:5)
Expiate - To atone for to make satisfaction for to extinguish the guilt of a crime by subsequent acts of Piety or worship, by which the obligation to punish the crime is canceled
Excellency - Purity of heart, uprightness of mind, sincerity, virtue, Piety, are excellencies of character symmetry of parts, strength and beauty are excellencies of body an accurate knowledge of an art is an excellence in the artisan soundness and durability are excellencies in timber fertility, in land elegance, in writing
Religion - ) The outward act or form by which men indicate their recognition of the existence of a god or of gods having power over their destiny, to whom obedience, service, and honor are due; the feeling or expression of human love, fear, or awe of some superhuman and overruling power, whether by profession of belief, by observance of rites and ceremonies, or by the conduct of life; a system of faith and worship; a manifestation of Piety; as, ethical religions; monotheistic religions; natural religion; revealed religion; the religion of the Jews; the religion of idol worshipers
Piety - We shall, however, present the reader with a few ideas on the subject of early Piety; a subject of infinite importance, and which we beg our young readers especially to regard. "Consider the beneficial influence of early Piety over the remainder of our days. Piety in youth will have a god influence over out bodies; it will preserve them from disease and deformity. Early Piety from all those dangers to which we are exposed n a season of life the most perilous. How necessary, therefore, that we should trust in the Lord with all out hearts, and lean not to our own understanding; but in all our ways acknowledge him, that he may direct our paths! "Early Piety will have a beneficial influence in forming our connexions, and establishing our plans for life
Demetrius - " A religious party cry is sure to rouse many who care little at heart about Piety
Gamaliel - the reverence for Divine Law ceased, and the observance of purity and Piety became extinct
Shelomith - Married an Egyptian, a connection unfavourable for promotion of Piety (2 Corinthians 6:14-15); their son was stoned for blasphemy (Leviticus 24:11)
Timothy - His father was a Greek and a heathen; his mother, Eunice, was a Jewess, and a woman of Piety, as was also his grandmother, Lois, 2 Timothy 1:5, and by them he was early taught in the Scriptures of the Old Testament
Society For the Propagation of the Faith - It is administered by two general councils, one in Lyons, and one in Paris, each composed of 12 clergymen and laymen of recognized business ability, and noted for zeal and Piety
Yet - The crime becomes yet blacker by the pretense of Piety
Religion - He rather pointed to their outward expressions of Piety (Acts 17:22 ). The term RSV translated as “religion” (1 Timothy 3:16 ; 2 Timothy 3:5 ) and “religious duty” in 1 Timothy 5:4 is generally translated “godliness” or “piety
Prophesyings - Religious exercises of the clergy in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, instituted for the purpose of promoting knowledge and Piety. Thus ended the prophesyings; "a useful institution, " says Neale, "for promoting Christian knowledge and Piety, at a time when both were at a very low ebb in the nation
Master, Novice - Canon law has prescribed that he must be at least 35 years of age, have been ten years a religious from his first profession and be eminent in prudence, charity, Piety, and in the observance of the rules and regulations of his religious society
Master of Novices - Canon law has prescribed that he must be at least 35 years of age, have been ten years a religious from his first profession and be eminent in prudence, charity, Piety, and in the observance of the rules and regulations of his religious society
Birgitta, Saint - Her parents were among the wealthiest landholders in the country and were renowned for their Piety; Saint Ingrid was a near relative
Azariah - He was of the royal family of Judah, and with his other two companions remarkable for his personal beauty and his intelligence as well as Piety
Novice Master - Canon law has prescribed that he must be at least 35 years of age, have been ten years a religious from his first profession and be eminent in prudence, charity, Piety, and in the observance of the rules and regulations of his religious society
Novices, Master of - Canon law has prescribed that he must be at least 35 years of age, have been ten years a religious from his first profession and be eminent in prudence, charity, Piety, and in the observance of the rules and regulations of his religious society
Sweden, Bridget of, Saint - Her parents were among the wealthiest landholders in the country and were renowned for their Piety; Saint Ingrid was a near relative
Society of the Holy Name - The primary object of the Holy Name Society is to honor and reverence the Holy Name of God and of Jesus Christ; this is accomplished by directing the members to practises of Piety, to frequent prayer and to group action in worship
Theodoricus i., King of the Visigoths - 154) praises him for his Piety, to which he attributes the defeat of the self-confident Litorius
Stork - Its very name in the Hebrew language, chasida, signifies mercy or Piety: and its English name is taken, if not directly, yet secondarily, through the Saxon, from the Greek word στοργη , which is often used for natural affection. ...
The stork's an emblem of true Piety; Because, when age has seized and made his dam ...
Unfit for flight, the grateful young one takes His mother on his back, provides her food, Repaying thus her tender care of him ...
Ere he was fit to fly
Phar'Isees, - (Matthew 12:1-13 ; Mark 3:1-6 ; Luke 18:10-17 ) ...
It was a leading aim of the Redeemer to teach men that true Piety consisted not in forms, but in substance, not in outward observances, but in an inward spirit. The whole system of Pharisaic Piety led to exactly opposite conclusions. The lowliness of Piety was, according to the teaching of Jesus, an inseparable concomitant of its reality; but the Pharisees sought mainly to attract the attention and to excite the admiration of men. ...
With all their pretences to Piety they were in reality avaricious, sensual and dissolute
Moliere - His masterpieces are: "Le Misanthrope," "L'Avare," "Tartuffe," which provoked long and bitter controversies, because, while seemingly attacking false devotion only, Moliere indirectly throws discredit upon true Piety also; "Les Femmes Savantes," "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme," "Le Malaae Imaginaire
Jean Poquelin - His masterpieces are: "Le Misanthrope," "L'Avare," "Tartuffe," which provoked long and bitter controversies, because, while seemingly attacking false devotion only, Moliere indirectly throws discredit upon true Piety also; "Les Femmes Savantes," "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme," "Le Malaae Imaginaire
Elihu - Son of Barachel ("God blesses"); the names indicating the Piety of the family and their separation from idolatry) the Buzite (Buz being a region of Arabia Deserta, Jeremiah 25:23, called from Buz son of Nahor, Abraham's brother), of the kindred of Ram (probably Aram, nephew of Buz): Job 32:2
Mark - John whose surname was Mark, Acts 12:12, was the son of Mary, a woman of Piety who lived at Jerusalem
Widow - ...
The apostolic church was not negligent in providing for widows, Acts 6:1-3 1 Timothy 5:16 ; and James makes this duty an essential part of true Piety, James 1:27
Jephthah's Vow - We are constrained, however, by a consideration of Jephthah's known Piety as a true worshipper of Jehovah, his evident acquaintance with the law of Moses, to which such sacrifices were abhorrent (Leviticus 18:21 ; 20:2-5 ; Deuteronomy 12:31 ), and the place he holds in the roll of the heroes of the faith in the Epistle to the (Hebrews 11:32 ), to conclude that she was only doomed to a life of perpetual celibacy
Pharisees - Their professed sanctity and close adherence to all the external forms of Piety gave them great favor and influence with the common people, and especially among the female part of the community. On the other hand, there appear to have been among them individuals of probity, and even of genuine Piety; as in the case of Joseph of Arimathea, Nicodemus, the aged Simeon, etc
Obadiah - Ahab seems to have held Obadiah in great honour, although he had no sympathy with his Piety (5,6,7)
Manoah - He was a worshipper of Jehovah, and a man of reverent Piety; he was hospitable, like his ancestor Abraham; he shared the dislike of his people for the alien surrounding tribes, and strongly deprecated an alliance between his son and the Philistines
Asa - Yet his reign was, on the whole, one of the happiest which Judah enjoyed, and the Bible repeatedly commends his Piety as an example
Hem of Garment - ...
The Pharisees enlarged their fringes as a show of Piety (Matthew 23:5)
Daniel - 592 and 587, mention a certain Daniel as an extraordinarily righteous and wise man, belonging to the same class as Noah and Job, whose Piety availed with God on behalf of their unworthy contemporaries
Ruth, Book of - The example of filial Piety and its reward is particularly striking
Paulinus, Bishop Eustathian Party at Antioch - of the Eustathian or old Catholic party at Antioch, 362–388, a man highly esteemed for Piety
Pietists - Religious persons of every class and rank were encouraged to meet in what were called Biblical colleges, or colleges of Piety, (we might call them prayer meetings,) where some exercised in reading the Scriptures, singing, and prayer, and others engaged in the exposition of the Scriptures; not in a dry and critical way, but in a strain of practical and experimental Piety, by which they mutually edified each other
Ancyra, Seven Martyrs of - They were unmarried, about 70 years old, and notable for Piety and good works
Images, Veneration of - Images may be used to adorn, to instruct, to excite to Piety by recalling the persons represented
Professors (Mere): Have no Changes - Artificial Piety, like flowers in wax, droops not in the hour of drought, but the fair lily of true grace hangs its head if the rain of heaven be denied
Veneration of Images - Images may be used to adorn, to instruct, to excite to Piety by recalling the persons represented
e'li - (1 Samuel 2:27-36 ) with 1 Kings 2:27 Notwithstanding this one great blemish, the character of Eli is marked by eminent Piety, as shown by his meek submission to the divine judgment, ( 1 Samuel 3:18 ) and his supreme regard for the ark of God
Jabesh-Gilead - David thanked them for this act of Piety (2 Samuel 2:4-6 ), and afterwards transferred the remains to the royal sepulchre (21:14)
Stagirus, Friend of Chrysostom - Nilus highly commends his Piety, humility, and contrition, but uses language which indicates that his attacks did not entirely pass away (Nilus, Epp
Nilus, an Ascetic of Sinai - The Piety of both so struck the bishop that he compelled them to accept ordination. They returned to Sinai, and distinguished themselves by a yet severer Piety
Religion - ...
Notes: (1) Threskeia is external, theosebeia is the reverential worship of God (see GODLINESS), eusebeia is Piety (see GODLINESS), eulabeia the devotedness arising from godly fear (see FEAR)
Talent - Nay, this improvement procures an increase of talents, and gives a man an accession of influence, and an accumulating power of doing good; because it tends to establish his reputation for prudence, Piety, integrity, sincerity, and disinterested benevolence: it gradually forms him to an habitual readiness to engage in the beneficent designs, and to conduct them in a gentle, unobstrusive and unassuming manner: it disposes others to regard him with increasing confidence and affection, and to approach him with satisfaction; and it procures for him the countenance of many persons, whose assistance he can employ in accomplishing his own salutary purposes
Dorothea, Virgin Martyr - ...
She was a young girl of Caesarea in Cappadocia, famed so widely for Christian Piety that when the governor Fabricius, Sapricius, or Apricius arrived he had her brought before him and tortured
Gallio - His abstaining from interfering in a religious controversy did credit to his prudence; nevertheless, his name has oddly passed into a reproachful proverb; and a man regardless of all Piety is called "a Gallio," and is said "Gallio-like to care for none of these things
Sanctify - To make the means of holiness to render productive of holiness or Piety
Salvina - Salvina's ardent Piety speedily attached her to Chrysostom
James Gibbons - " He was remarkable for Piety and sagacity
Euchites - By degrees it become a general and invidious appellation for persons of eminent Piety and zeal for genuine Christianity, who opposed the vicious practices and insolent tyranny of the priesthood, much in the same manner as the Latins comprehended all the adversaries of the Roman pontiff under the general terms of Albigenses and Waldenses
Nicodemus - On one level, the burial was a simple act of Pharisaic Piety (compare Tobit 1:17 )
Ezra - His Piety was manifested also in his distress at hearing that the priests and princes had married heathen wives, and he called to God for relief
Lollards - Mosheim, was a Dutchman of remarkable eloquence and Piety, though tinctured with mysticism, and who, for teaching sentiments contrary to the church of Rome, and nearly corresponding with those of Wickliffe, was burned alive at Cologne in 1322
Gibbons, James - " He was remarkable for Piety and sagacity
Isaac - In his natural character, Isaac was humble, tranquil, and meditative; in his Piety, devout, full of faith, and eminently submissive to the will of God
Phylacteries - Our Savior reproaches the pride and hypocrisy of the Pharisees, shown in making their phylacteries broad as a sign of their superior wisdom and Piety, Matthew 23:5
Vettius Epagathus - In the early persecutions, the Christians felt it to be a gross injustice that a man should be put to death merely because he acknowledged himself to be a Christian, and without any investigation whether there was anything contrary to morality or Piety in the Christian doctrines or practices
John the Apostle - " The elect lady is supposed to have been some honorable woman distinguished for Piety, and well known in the churches as a disciple of Christ. The third epistle, which is addressed to Gaius, or Caius, a private individual, and is commendatory of his Piety, was written about the same time with the others
Timothy - His mother, Eunice, and his grandmother, Lois, are mentioned as eminent for their Piety (2 Timothy 1:5 )
Bible, Use of the - From time immemorJal the Catholic Church has always directed her preachers, in their devotional sermons and the direction of souls, to draw heavily on the Sacred Scriptures, and the prayers which the Church has approved for the Piety and sanctification of the faithful, are composed largely of scriptural passages
Esther - Esther appears in the Bible as a "woman of deep Piety, faith, courage, patriotism, and caution, combined with resolution; a dutiful daughter to her adopted father, docile and obedient to his counsels, and anxious to share the king's favour with him for the good of the Jewish people
Scribe - In their regime Piety was reduced to external formalism
Quietists - One of the principal patrons and propagators of Quietism in France was Marie Bouveres de la Motte Guyon, a woman of fashion, and remarkable for her Piety
Perfection - According to some, it is divided into physical or natural, whereby a thing has all its powers and faculties; moral, or an eminent degree of goodness and Piety; and metaphysical or transcendant is the possession of all the essential attributes or parts necessary to the integrity of a substance; or it is that whereby a thing has or is provided of every thing belonging to its nature; such is the perfection of God
Reginald Pole - Pole's moral life and purpose were above question; his Piety, learning, and asceticism the admiration of all
Use of the Bible - From time immemorJal the Catholic Church has always directed her preachers, in their devotional sermons and the direction of souls, to draw heavily on the Sacred Scriptures, and the prayers which the Church has approved for the Piety and sanctification of the faithful, are composed largely of scriptural passages
Nazarite - ...
As the cost of the offerings required at the expiration of the term of Nazariteship was very considerable for the poor, they were often relieved by persons not Nazarites, who assumed these charges for them for the sake of performing an act of Piety and charity
Wisdom - In Scripture theology, wisdom is true religion godliness Piety the knowledge and fear of God, and sincere and uniform obedience to his commands
Offerings - ), filial Piety (Matthew 15:5 f
Laban (2) - ) Yet he was shrewd enough to appreciate the temporal prosperity which Jacob's presence by his Piety brought with it, but he had no desire to imitate his Piety (Genesis 30:27), and finally, when foiled by God in his attempts to overreach and rob Jacob, Laban made a covenant with him, of which the cairn was a memorial, called by Laban, JEGAR SAHADUTHA, and by Jacob Galeed and Mizpah; it was also to be the bound beyond which neither must pass to assail the other
Nehemiah - "He resembled Ezra in his fiery zeal, in his active spirit of enterprise, and in the Piety of his life: but he was of a bluffer and a fiercer mood; he had less patience with transgressors; he was a man of action rather than a man of thought, and more inclined to use force than persuasion. ' The Piety of his heart, his deeply religious spirit and constant sense of communion with and absolute dependence upon God, are strikingly exhibited, first in the long prayer recorded in Babblings - The implied contrast is between intellectualism in religion, and genuine Piety in heart and life (cf. Practical Piety is the writer’s theme, and he calls Christians to cultivate simplicity as it is in Jesus; not to lose themselves in a cloud of words, but to be direct and devout
Fasting (2) - —In the time of Christ, fasting appears to have been a prominent characteristic of Jewish Piety. Here voluntary fasting is presupposed as a religious exercise, but the disciples are warned against making it an occasion for a parade of Piety. The new Piety must manifest itself in new forms of its own
Jonah, Theology of - Israel has no corner on Piety. Gentiles in life-threatening situations somehow instinctively act with the same fervent Piety as the greatest of the Old Testament saints. When faced with death, they may even outstrip any form of Piety ever recorded. They are given no instruction by the prophet about Piety
Pharisees - At the opening of our period we find the Pharisees noted for Piety, learning, and strict observance of the Law. No doubt it was among the Pharisees that the best type of Jewish character and Piety was found. It was the great service of Pharisaism to Judaism that it had so developed Jewish Piety that the loss of the Temple was more of a relief than a disaster. Piety to the Pharisee was associated with culture. ...
When we remember that the Pharisees with all their faults were the leaders of Jewish Piety, and the orthodox theologians, it is clear that it is difficult to overestimate the part they played in preparing the way for Christianity
Essenes - The novitiate was for a year, and then a two years probation before membership, which, on oath of an awful kind (the only oath permitted), bound them to Piety, justice, obedience, honesty, and secrecy as to the books of the sect and the names of the angels
Benediction - The spirit of Piety, or rather of superstition, has introduced into the Romish church benedictions for almost every thing: we read of forms of benedictions for wax candles, for boughs for ashes, for church vessels, for ornaments, for flags, or ensigns, arms, first fruits, houses, ships, paschal eggs, cilicium, or the hair-cloth of penitents, church-yards, &c
Prudence - Plato styles prudence the leading virtue; and Cicero observes, "that not one of the virtues can want prudence, " which is certainly most true, since without prudence to guide them, Piety would degenerate into superstition, zeal into bigotry, temperance into austerity, courage into rashness, and justice itself into folly
Ruth, Book of - This book is of great interest, giving, when Israel was nationally very low, a vivid picture of individual Piety, as well as of courtesies in which in those days God-fearing men in various conditions in rustic life were not deficient
Coelestius, Heretic of Hibernian Scots - The general belief is that he was a native of Ireland, of noble birth, and, in early years, of singular Piety
Elagabalus, Emperor - 21), speaks of her as a woman of exceptional Piety ( γυνὴ θεοσεβεστάτη εἰ καὶ τις ἄλλη γεγονυία ), and we may trace her influence in the character of her son Alexander Severus
Satan - ...
Not Job's Piety, but the connection between his Piety and his prosperity was what Satan was questioning. ) He implied that Job's Piety was based on self-interest
Legalism - The grounding of the law in the covenant grace of God was never wholly forgotten (Ezra 9:5-7 ), any more than was the sense of authentic Piety (Psalm 119 , passim ) or the awareness that mere performance apart from genuine Piety was worthless (Proverbs 15:8-9 ; 21:3 ). This posed a challenge to the most distinctive features of Jewish religion: the identity of the chosen people, the temple, and the life of Piety, all of which found their focus in the law
Charles Borromeo, Saint - His simplicity and Piety, his generosity
Nehemiah - A Jew of Piety and zeal, born during the exile; but his family and tribe are not known
Guard - Innocence should be guarded by prudence and Piety
Daniel, Book of - The book is filled with the most exalted sentiments of Piety and devout gratitude
Japheth - An act of filial Piety (9:20-27) was the occasion of Noah's prophecy of the extension of his posterity
Micah - The style of Micah is nervous, concise, and elegant, often elevated, and poetical, but sometimes obscure from sudden transitions of subject; and the contrast of the neglected duties of justice, mercy, humility, and Piety, with the punctilious observance of the ceremonial sacrifices, affords a beautiful example of the harmony which subsists between the Mosaic and Christian dispensations, and shows that the law partook of that spiritual nature which more immediately characterizes the religion of Jesus
Example - Here we see Piety without superstition, and morality without ostentation; humility without meanness, and fortitude without temerity; patience without apathy, and compassion without weakness; zeal without rashness, and beneficience without prodigality
Hoshea (2) - Hezekiah's Piety probably in the last years of his reign influenced him
Grow - To advance to improve to make progress as, to grow in grace, in knowledge, in Piety
Contribution - It is clear that such contributions to the poor were a reflection of Piety and occupied a major place in Jewish thinking. The contribution of funds or other means of sustenance for those in need reflects caring, mercy, and Piety
Hasmonean - He had a solid reputation of Piety and justice, and managed to gain the right of hereditary succession for his heirs (1 Maccabees 14:41-49 ). ...
John Hyrcanus' sons were not of the political integrity or religious Piety of their father
Denial - The latter meaning of the term is related to the godly pursuit of true faith and Piety
Ungodliness - , in the Pastorals to express practical religion, both as faith and morals within the sphere of the Church, is un-Pauline and represents a stage of development entirely subsequent to the Apostle, it is argued that, even if there be a fresh emphasis on Piety within the sphere of the Church in the Pastorals, the idea is one that might naturally have come to St. 1, ‘flee impiety’; and for ἀσεβής see 2 Clem
Rending of Garments - The rending of clothes was not to take place on the Sabbath, but if it were done on that day in excess of grief, it was excusable on account of the Piety it betokened
Olive - It is an evergreen tree, and very longlived, an emblem of a fresh and enduring Piety, Psalm 52:8
Timothy, Epistles to - They must be such as maintained faith and Piety. Prayers were to be made for all men, that the saints might lead quiet and tranquil lives in all Piety, in view of liberty for God's testimony. The qualification of a bishop, or overseer, and of a deacon, or minister, are shown to be, not so much those of specific gift as of Piety and good moral character. Confessedly the mystery of Piety is great
Mystery - But if it can be proved that mysteries make a part of a religion coming from God, it can be no part of Piety to discard them, as if we were wiser than he
Eli - " His patriotism and Piety especially appear in his intense anxiety for the safety of the ark; "his heart trembled for the ark of God
Fear - In the OT ‘the fear of the Lord’ is frequently a definition of Piety
Countenance - It is the province of the magistrate, to give countenance to Piety and virtue
Dalmatius, Monk And Abbat - His influence arose from his eminent Piety, strength of character, and fiery zeal
Independents - He possessed sincere Piety, and no inconsiderable share of learning
Wisdom (1) - It is put for true Piety, or the fear of God, which is spiritual wisdom: "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply or hearts unto wisdom," Psalms 90:12 ; "The fear of the Lord that is wisdom," Job 28:28
Regard - To persuade them to pursue and preserve in virtue, in regard to themselves in justice and goodness, in regard to their neighbors and Piety towards God
Tithe - For purpose of Piety and beneficence, he directed the Corinthians, and virtually all Christians, to lay aside from their income, on the first day of the week, as the Lord had prospered them, 1 Corinthians 16:2
Burial - Good men made it a part of their Piety to inter the dead
Waldenses - Mosheim, however, gives this account of them: he says, that Peter, an opulent merchant of Lyons, surnamed Valdensis, or Validisius, from Vaux, or Waldum, a town in the marquisate of Lyons, being extremely zealous for the advancement of true Piety and Christian knowledge, employed a certain priest, called Stephanus de Evias, about the year 1160, in translating, from Latin into French, the four Gospels, with other books of holy Scripture, and the most remarkable sentences of the ancient doctors, which were so highly esteemed in this century. However, their opposition was unsuccessful; for the purity and simplicity of that religion which these good men taught, the spotless innocence that shone forth in their lives and actions, and the noble contempt of riches and honours which was conspicuous in the whole of their conduct and conversation, appeared so engaging to all such as had any sense of true Piety, that the number of their followers daily increased
Synagogue - ...
Synagogues could only be erected in those places when ten men of age, learning, Piety, and easy circumstances could be found to attend to the service, which was enjoined in them. Their number appears to have been very considerable; and when the erection of a synagogue was considered a mark of Piety, Luke 7:5 , or a passport to heaven, we need not be surprised to hear that they were multiplied beyond all necessity, so that in Jerusalem alone there were not fewer than 460 or 480
Oratory - Saviour, in campo, every first Sunday in the month, to practise the exercises of Piety described by the holy founder
Searching - In Matthew 10:11 it means ‘get to know exactly who is genuinely worthy,’ rather than settle down with the first man who is spoken of for his Piety
Prosperity - Their Piety reflects sunshine from heaven upon the prosperity of the world; unites in one point of view the smiling aspect, both of the powers above, and of the objects below
Burial - Good men made it a part of their Piety to inter the dead
Jansenists - It was not only on account of their embracing the doctrines of Augustine, that the Jesuits were so imbittered against them; but that which offended the Jesuits, and the other creatures of the Roman pontiff, was, their strict Piety, and severe moral discipline. ...
They maintained, also, that the people ought to be carefully instructed in all the doctrines and precepts of Christianity; and that, for this purpose, the Holy Scriptures and public liturgies should be offered to their perusal in their mother tongue; and, finally, they looked upon it as a matter of the highest moment to persuade all Christians that true Piety did not consist in the observance of pompous rites, or in the performance of external acts of devotion, but in inward holiness and divine love
David - His firmness and decision of character, his humility, nobleness, and Piety shine in his last acts, on the occasion of Adonijah's rebellion. ...
The mental abilities and acquirements of David were of a high order; his general conduct was marked by generosity, integrity, fortitude, activity, and perseverance; and his religious character eminently adorned by sincere, fervent, and exalted Piety
Timothy And Titus Epistles to - The man of God must practise Piety, and not asceticism. Piety has the sure promise of life here and hereafter; but the pursuit is arduous, and the goal will be attained only as we set our hope on the living God, who will save the believer unto eternal life. -(1) Those who have children or other relatives, or who are in the employ of a Christian woman: Christian Piety demands that their support must fall upon these (" translation="">1 Timothy 5:3-4; " translation="">2 Timothy 4:1-8; " translation="">1 Timothy 5:16). Teach healthy doctrine, based on the teaching of Jesus, which ensures Piety. -The befogged teacher of false doctrine does not practise virtue, but by his empty disputations stirs the churches into strife, and in the muddy waters he fishes, using so-called Piety as a means of gain. Though already the Church has a commingling of good and evil, in the last days it will be invaded by men who, under the mask of Piety, will practise manifold and abominable vices, and will cause some to apostatize, women especially becoming an easy prey
Jeremiah - Under this king, the activity of Jeremias was moderate, because the Piety of Josias held in check the hatred of the enemies of the prophet
Jeremias - Under this king, the activity of Jeremias was moderate, because the Piety of Josias held in check the hatred of the enemies of the prophet
Superstitious - Further, the usual Greek word for ‘piety’ was εὐσεβεία, and he uses the cognate verb εὐσεβεῖτε in the next verse
Athaliah - It was a union (compare 1 Corinthians 15:33; 1 Corinthians 6:14-18) fatal to the cause of Piety in Judah, a cause which the godly Jehoshaphat had so much at heart
Beauty - Yet physical beauty was secondary to Piety and resourcefulness (Proverbs 31:10-31 ; also see 1 Timothy 2:9-10 ; 1 Peter 3:3-5 )
Discharge - We are all bound to discharge the duties of Piety, of benevolence and charity
Hair - Paul paid as an evidence of his Jewish Piety (Acts 21:24)
Spiritualizing of the Parables - ’ Euthymius Zigabenus, whose interpretation of ‘the fatted calf’ (Luke 15:23) as ‘the holy body of Christ’ is saved from being blasphemous only by the good monk’s simple Piety, makes out that the rich man is God (τὸν φιλάνθρωπον καὶ ἀνενδεῆ θεόν); the steward, every possessor of riches, such being ‘not lords but stewards’; the steward’s dismissal, death
Sardis - Melito, bishop of Sardis in the second century, was eminent for Piety; he visited Palestine to investigate concerning the Old Testament canon, and wrote an epistle on it (Eusebius 4:26; Jerome Catal
Titus, Epistle to - ...
After the introductory salutation in which the counsels of God are referred to, and the acknowledging of truth which is according to Piety, Paul states for what purpose he had left Titus at Crete: 1, to set in order things that were still left incomplete; and 2, to establish elders in every city, which elders are in Titus 1:7 called 'bishops,' or overseers
Cyriac, Patriarch of Constantinople - He appears to have been a man of remarkable Piety and earnestness, able to win the esteem of all parties
Jansenists - ...
This denomination was also distinguished from many of the Roman Catholics, by their maintaining that the Holy Scriptures and public liturgies should be given to the people in their mother tongue; and they consider it as a matter of importance to inculcate upon all Christians, that true Piety does not consist in the performance of external devotions, but in inward holiness and divine love
Nonconformists - The infamous character of their informers and persecutors; their Piety, zeal, and fortitude, no doubt, had influence on considerate minds; and, indeed, they had additions from the established church, which several clergymen in this reign deserted as a persecuting church, and took their lot among them
Josiah - king of Judah, deserves particular mention on account of his wisdom and Piety, and some memorable events that occurred in the course of his reign
Joash - He governed with justice and Piety, so long as he was guided by the High Priest Jehoiada
Deists - That Piety and moral virtue are the chief parts of worship
Joseph - To behold this lovely image of filial Piety and unwavering faith, of self-control in youth and patience in adversity, of discretion and fidelity in all stations of life, serenely walking with God through all, and at death intrusting soul and body alike into his hands, Hebrews 11:22 ; may well lead the young reader to cry, Oh that the God of Joseph were my God, Genesis 37:1-36 39:1-50:26
Home, at Home - ...
(2) In 1 Timothy 5:4 , the phrase ton idion oikon, is rendered "at home," of the necessity that children should show Piety there; RV, "towards their own family," the house being put by metonymy for the family
Theodotus of Byzantium - The miraculous conception of Jesus he was willing to admit; but he held Him a man like others, though of the highest virtue and Piety
Independents - The person who had the chief merit of bringing about this reformation was one of their pastors, of the name of Robinson; a man who had much of the solemn Piety of the times, and no inconsiderable portion of learning. On the contrary, though they considered their own form of ecclesiastical government as of divine institution, and as originally introduced by the authority of the apostles, nay, by the apostles themselves, they had yet candour and charity enough to acknowledge, that true religion and solid Piety might flourish in those communities which were under the jurisdiction of bishops, or the government of synods and presbyteries. ...
According to them, the qualifications which constitute a regular minister of the New Testament are, a firm belief in the Gospel, a principle of sincere and unaffected Piety, a competent stock of knowledge, a capacity for leading devotion and communicating, instruction, a serious inclination to engage in the important employment of promoting the everlasting salvation of mankind, and ordinarily an invitation to the pastoral office from some particular society of Christians. This denomination has produced many characters as eminent for learning and Piety as any church in Christendom; whose works, no doubt, will reflect lasting honour on their characters and abilities
Monk - The fame of their Piety and sanctity was so great, that bishops and presbyters were often chosen out of their order; and the passion of erecting edifices and convents, in which the monks and holy virgins might serve God in the most commodious manner, was at this time carried beyond all bounds. ...
Anciently the monks were all laymen, and were only distinguished from the rest of the people by a peculiar habit and an extraordinary Piety or devotion
Rephidim - Jethro appears to have been distinguished not only for his Piety, but also for his political wisdom
Daniel - This book abounds with the most exalted sentiments of Piety and devout gratitude; its style is clear, simple, and concise; and many of its prophecies are delivered in terms so plain and circumstantial, that some unbelievers have asserted, in opposition to the strongest evidence, that they were written after the events which they describe had taken place
Jeho'Ram - The Piety of Jehoshaphat suggested an inquiry of Jehovah, thorough Elisha
Johanan - Men want to have the reputation of Piety, yet to retain their darling lusts
Christ in Reformation Theology - They have this basis of truth that both East and West accepted the same forms of sound words, and professed the Creeds and verbal definitions sanctioned by the Œcumenical Councils down to that of Chalcedon, but they do not take into account the fact that verbal statements may cover a great deal of divergence in intellectual views—a divergence which in the present case was not merely in intellectual conception, but represented fundamentally distinct types of Christian Piety. ...
The Western Church owed very little to the Eastern, and had a Christology of its own with a clearly marked history, from Tertullian to Augustine; and its intellectual definitions corresponded to a definite type of Christian Piety. ’ The Greek type of Piety fed itself on the mysterious union of natures; the Incarnation was the central thought in Christianity, and salvation appeared to the Eastern Church as a species of diffusion of the Incarnation: men were saved when they were absorbed in the Divine. ’...
It is evident that the Piety which dwells on the mystery of the Person as opposed to the mystery of the union of the natures has its attention directed to the personal saving acts rather than to the passive condition of incarnation, and sees its salvation worked out for it in the life, death, and rising again of the Divine Person, rather than in the diffusion of the Incarnation. Thus two types of Christian Piety correspond to the two differing intellectual conceptions of where the mystery lies in the Person of Christ, and each can accept the same verbal definitions. Not till Staupitz, on his visit to Luther’s convent, recommended the old German theology of Tauler to the youthful scholar-monk, did the secret of Christian Piety once more find lodgment in the soul of a religious genius, who saw how to make the thoughts of faith supreme throughout the whole sphere of religion—in church life, in ritual and theology, as well as in the lonely heart. ...
‘To know Jesus in the true way means to know that He died for us, that He piled our sins upon Himself, so that we hold all our own affairs as nothing, and let them all go and cling only to the faith that Christ has given Himself for us, and that His sufferings and Piety and virtues are all mine. ...
This characteristic of Reformation thought and of Reformation Piety, that Christ fills the whole sphere of God, appears everywhere in the writings of the Reformers and in the rites and worship of the Reformed Churches, and may be illustrated, if not exhaustively described, in the following instances of its application
Job - a patriarch celebrated for his patience, and the constancy of his Piety and virtue. Thus, we have the name, country, Piety, wealth, &c, of Job described, Job i; the names, number, and acts of his children are mentioned; the conduct of his wife is recorded as a fact, Job ii; his friends, their names, countries, and discourses with him in his afflictions are minutely delineated, Job 2:11 , &c. It gives an account of his eminent Piety, patience, and resignation under the pressure of these severe calamities, and of his subsequent elevation to a degree of prosperity and happiness, still greater than that which he had before enjoyed. It every where abounds with the noblest sentiments of Piety, uttered with the spirit of inspired conviction
Wisdom - mechanical skill ( 1 Kings 7:14 ), statecraft ( 1 Kings 5:12 ), financial and commercial ability ( Ezekiel 28:1-26 ), political trickery ( 1 Kings 2:6 ), common sense and tact ( 2 Samuel 14:1-33 ; 2 Samuel 20:14-22 ), learning ( 1 Kings 3:16-28 ), military skill and administrative ability ( Isaiah 10:13 ), Piety ( Deuteronomy 4:6 ), and the creative energy of God ( Jeremiah 10:12 ). For them prosperity is the proof of Piety. They fail to realize that the reward of Piety is not in the market-place, but in the soul
Litany of Loreto - Perhaps the most popular prayer in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary known to Catholic Piety
Vows - Another, and still worse, misuse of vows meets us in the Gospels: the spurious Piety of some men induced them to vow gifts to the use of the sanctuary, but they neglected, in consequence, the most obvious duties of natural affection; when a man uttered the word ‘ Corban ’ in reference to any possession of his, it meant that it was dedicated to God
Loreto, Litany of - Perhaps the most popular prayer in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary known to Catholic Piety
Eating - At what table shall we go to find so much Piety? They looked forward but to the Messiah to come
Mennonites - The Mennonites maintain that practical Piety is the essence of religion, and that the surest mark of the true church is the sanctity of its members
Daniel the Prophet - This raised their jealousy and they laid a plot to destroy him, finding nothing on which to accuse him except concerning his Piety
Worship, Worshiping - See Piety (to show)
Culdees - His followers, faithful to his instruction, "would receive those things only which are contained in the writings of the Prophets, Evangelists, and Apostles, diligently observing the works of Piety and purity. The Popish writers themselves celebrate the Piety, the purity, the humility, and even the learning, of the Culdees; but while they were displeased with the simplicity, or what they deemed the barbarism, of their worship, they charged them with various deviations from the faith of the Catholic church
Border - It was this ostentatious display of an empty, outward Piety which Jesus here and elsewhere denounces, and which has given such a sinister and forbidding significance to ‘Pharisaism’ the world over
Lord's Name Taken in Vain - " It offends against politeness and good breeding, for these who commit it little think of the pain they are inflicting of the sober mind, which is deeply wounded when it hears the holy name it loves dishonoured; and it is as contrary to good breeding to give pain, as it is to true Piety to be profane
Schism - ...
If, through weakness of intellect, through misdirected Piety, through perverseness and acerbity of temper, or through a prospect of secular advantage in herding with a party, men quarrel with the ecclesiatical establishment, the civil magistrate has nothing to do with it; unless their tenets and practice are such as threaten ruin or disturbance to the state
Daniel - He was distinguished during this period for his Piety and his stict observance of the Mosaic law (1:8-16), and gained the confidence and esteem of those who were over him
Nehemiah, the Book of - The Book of Nehemiah bears on it the impress of the author's earnest Piety and intense patriotism
Hermes (1) Trismegistus, Writings of Unknown Authorship - Thirdly, these intellectual and religious elements are associated with a passionate and vigorous defence of the heathen religion, including idol worship, and a prophecy of the evils which will come on the earth from the loss of Piety
Caesarius, Bishop of Chrysostom - If it is genuine, Caesarius had embraced a religious life from his childhood and become a monk; his Piety had secured Chrysostom's affection, and at one time he had lived with him
Caesarea - But, as we viewed the ruins of this memorable city, every other circumstance, respecting its history was absorbed in the consideration that we were actually beholding the very spot where the scholar of Tarsus, after two years' imprisonment, made that eloquent appeal, in the audience of the king of Judea, which must ever be remembered with Piety and delight
Lot - In him they had before their eyes an illustrious example of the exercise of genuine Piety, supported by unsullied justice and benevolent actions
Levites - But besides their services in the temple, they performed a very important part in teaching the people, 2 Chronicles 30:22 Nehemiah 8:7 , among whom they were scattered, binding the tribes together, and promoting virtue and Piety
Rest - Your Piety has paid all needful rites, to rest my wandering shade
Patmos - Monastic Piety shows the place where the Revelation was written by St
Pharisees (2) - That captivity impressed the following things upon Judaism: intense monotheism, the Synagogue service, the OT Scriptures and Scribal interpretations of them, the Sabbath strictly observed as a sign of God’s covenant, and a Puritan hatred of heathenism, which put the stamp of separation for ever upon Pharisaic Piety. In opposition to Sadducees and common men, the Pharisees developed a new conception of Piety; it was something that could be learned, and they were its teachers. Galilee especially was the home of the more earnest Pharisaic Piety, with its severe living and strong Messianic hope. Jesus did stand upon the soil of OT Piety, and was in vital relation to current Judaism; but His unique Divine consciousness as Son of God led Him to speak with absolute authority respecting both. Thus Divine transcendence, mediation, individual Piety, legalism, and the Messianic hope were closely related elements in the Pharisaic teachings. Instead of the other-worldliness of Pharisaic Piety,—an attempt to imitate the transcendent God,—Jesus taught a present joy in a present Father for all men, ‘amhâ’ârez as well as scribe and Pharisee
the Slothful Servant Who Hid His Lord's Money - You never ask him how he supplies the loss of divine service, or what means he takes to preserve himself in a state of Piety. Her house shall be a school of religion, and her children and servants shall be brought up in the strictest practice of Piety. The Piety of your mind makes one think that you intend all this with sincerity
Sadducees - But they paid for it by a wholly disproportionate sacrifice of vital Piety
Hagar - Hagar "took him a wife out of Egypt," the land of idols and worldliness; untaught by the Piety of Abraham and by God's mercy to herself
Isaac - Jacob considered Piety and reverent awe as specially characteristic of his father ( Genesis 31:42 ; Genesis 31:53 , where ‘the Fear of Isaac’ means the God tremblingly adored by him)
David - David expressed to Nathan a strong desire to build a temple for Jehovah in his new capital, a wish indicative of worldly wisdom as well as Piety on the part of the king
Fathers - The ‘fathers,’ then, in the language of our Lord and His contemporaries, could mean ancestors in general, or the ancestors of some particular period, as, for example, the wandering in the wilderness (John 6:31; John 6:49; John 6:58), or ancestors of notable Piety or renown, more especially the three patriarchs who were regarded as the founders of the people
Inquisition - are well known; edicts sufficient to have excited the greatest horror, and which rendered the most illustrious Piety and virtue incapable of saving from the cruellest death such as had the misfortune to be disagreeable to the inquisitors
Economics - He opposed economic teaching that ignored ethics; Piety, i
Fathers - The usefulness and necessity of studying the ancient fathers have been defended by many persons eminent for their learning and Piety
Ceremony - ...
Under the system of polytheism which prevailed in the most enlightened nations previous to the publication of Christianity, this was carried so far, that the connection between religion and morality was in a great degree dissolved, rites and ceremonies, sacrifices and oblations, were all that it was thought requisite to observe; when these were carefully performed, there was no hesitation in ascribing Piety to the persons who did perform them, however deficient they might be in virtuous and pious dispositions
Joshua - His Piety, courage, and disinterested integrity are conspicuous throughout his whole history; and, exclusive of the inspiration which enlightened his mind and writings, he derived divine information, sometimes by immediate revelation from God, Joshua 3:7 ; Joshua 5:13-15 ; at others from the sanctuary, through the medium of Eleazar, the high priest, the son of Aaron, who, having on the breast plate, presented himself before the mercy seat on which the Shechinah, or visible symbol of the divine presence, rested, and there consulted Jehovah by the Urim and Thummim, to which an answer was returned by an audible voice
Charge - The gospel chargeth us with Piety towards God
To - All that they did was Piety to this
David - David expressed to Nathan a strong desire to build a temple for Jehovah in his new capital, a wish indicative of worldly wisdom as well as Piety on the part of the king
Polychronius, Bishop of Apamea - "His manner of exposition is scholarly and serious, breathing at the same time an air of deep Piety
Jeremiah - In the course of his ministry he met with great difficulties and opposition from his countrymen of all degrees, whose persecution and ill usage sometimes wrought so far upon his mind, as to draw from him expressions, in the bitterness of his soul, which many have thought hard to reconcile with his religious principles; but which, when duly considered, may be found to demand our pity for his unremitted sufferings, rather than our censure for any want of Piety and reverence toward God. He was, in truth, a man of unblemished Piety and conscientious integrity; a warm lover of his country, whose misery he pathetically deplores; and so affectionately attached to his countrymen, notwithstanding their injurious treatment of him, that he chose rather to abide with them, and undergo all hardships in their company, than separately to enjoy a state of ease and plenty, which the favour of the king of Babylon would have secured to him
Ecclesiastes - The contrasts are so sudden; the scepticism is so despairing, and the Piety so calm and assured, that they can be explained only on the assumption of interpolations by other hands. There were living at the time not only gnomic moralizers, but also men of intense, if narrow, Piety men of the temper afterwards seen in the Maccabees
Advent (2) - ...
(3) Closely allied to this was the externalization of Piety. The endeavour to yield obedience under such circumstances necessarily led to a laborious outward punctiliousness; a tendency to ostentation and spiritual pride was fostered; and many were ensnared into hypocrisy by finding they could obtain a reputation for exceptional Piety by an obtrusive parade of their ceremonial performances. Of these Zacharias and Elisabeth (Luke 1:5-6), Anna (Luke 2:36-37), and the aged Simeon (Luke 2:25) may be taken as examples; while the numbers who responded to the living preaching of John the Baptist and became his followers are an index of the extent to which genuine Piety survived in the land
Art, Christian - ...
Italian art, which gradually replaced Byzantine and substituted nature for the stiff formalism of the latter, had its birth in the tender Piety of Saint Francis of
Christian Art - ...
Italian art, which gradually replaced Byzantine and substituted nature for the stiff formalism of the latter, had its birth in the tender Piety of Saint Francis of
Painting, Religious - The influence of Saint Francis, through the tender Piety which he inspired, was so great that he is often called its father
Joseph - His response to God's assurances in a dream further demonstrated his Piety and character (Matthew 1:18-25 )
Essenes (2) - They are extolled for their Piety, their industry, which was confined to agricultural pursuits, the simplicity of their food, and their scrupulous cleanliness
Strong And Weak - ...
The weak judge the freedom of the strong as impiety; the strong scoff at the convictions of the weak. Believers are not to argue over matters of personal Piety (Romans 14:1 )
Helladius, Bishop of Tarsus - He wrote Nestorius that though through men's evil deeds everything had turned out directly contrary to his prayers, his feeling towards him remained unchanged, and that, as he knew he was still struggling for true Piety, he believed that he would joyfully endure all laid upon him, and that he hoped he might be reckoned with him at the last judgment, when his soul, tried by so many and great temptations, would shine forth
Tithes - Jacob imitated this Piety of his grandfather, when he vowed to the Lord the tithe of all the substance he might acquire in Mesopotamia, Genesis 28:22
Job - A patriarch distinguished for his integrity and Piety, his wealth, honors, and domestic happiness, whom God permitted, for the trial of his faith, to be deprived of friends, property, and health, and at once plunged into deep affliction
Religious Painting - The influence of Saint Francis, through the tender Piety which he inspired, was so great that he is often called its father
Sculpture - ...
Italian art, which gradually replaced Byzantine and substituted nature for the stiff formalism of the latter, had its birth in the tender Piety of Saint Francis of
Eating, Mode of - " The Jews were wont to wash their hands before eating, a custom rendered necessary by their mode of eating, but made by the Pharisees a test of Piety, Mark 7:2,3 Luke 11:38
Jehoshaphat - )...
Jehoshaphat's Piety shone brightly on this occasion. His character stands among the highest for Piety of Judah's kings, and the kingdom in his reign was at its zenith
Sermon on the Mount - Directives for the worshiping community are set down (6:1-18): giving to the needy is to be done in secret (6:1-4); rubrics on prayer include reciting the Lord's Prayer and avoiding long repetitions (6:5-15); and fasting remains part of Christian Piety, but must be unannounced (6:16-18). Its Beatitudes (5:3-11), Lord's Prayer (6:9-13), and Golden Rule (7:12), along with other sections belong to common Christian Piety
Psalms, Book of - The Piety that the Psalms breathe is always edifying, and the deep confidence in God expressed in them under trial and sorrow has cheered the heart of God's saints at all times. The writers were not Christians, and could not express christian experience; though their Piety, their confidence in God , and the spirit of praise may often be the language of a Christian, and even put a Christian to shame
Michal - Saul's pride and disregard of Jehovah caused his rejection, as now the same sins cause the rejection of Michal; just as, on the contrary, David's humility and Piety toward Jehovah brought him honor before Jehovah
Ruth - The family life of David's ancestors is sketched to show how they walked in single hearted Piety toward God, and justice and love, modesty and purity towards man
Jephthah - In the early period there are instances of persons guilty of some great sins, yet who were generally eminent for their Piety
Moses - Though naturally liable to anger and impatience, he so far subdued himself as to be termed the meekest of men, Numbers 12:3 ; and his Piety, humility, and forbearance, the wisdom and vigor of his administration, his unfailing zeal and faith in God, and his disinterested patriotism are worthy of all imitation
Saul - Saul was led up to the door of his earthly kingdom by the Piety of his father's servant; and you may be led up some day to the door of the heavenly kingdom by one of your servants who has interests and acquaintances and experiences that up to tonight you know nothing about. If all that is not to be set down to Saul's humility, self-command, and magnanimity, not to say Piety, then Saul's character is obscure indeed. We would have had no hesitation in setting all that down to the best motives had it not been that all his future so terribly belied all such modesty, humility, self-command, magnanimity, and Piety
Faith - The noun came to mean Piety, and the verb took on the meaning “to believe”—a usage derived from debates with atheism in which faith required the overcoming of objections. Paul wrote that “faith,” both in the sense of Christian Piety and of the trust and confidence one puts in God, determines action in life
Pilgrimage - "Pilgrimage, like many other acts of Piety, may be reasonable or superstitious according to the principles upon which it is performed. Long journeys in search of truth are not commanded: truth, such as is necessary to the regulation of life, is always found where it is honestly sought, change of place is no natural cause of the increase of Piety, for it inevitably produces dissipation of mind
Happiness - Happiness is associated with Piety (Matthew 5:3-6) and probity (Matthew 5:7-11). The joy of Christ arose from several causes—(1) He was free from sin, that root of sorrow and bitterness: ‘For by sinning we kept neither Piety nor felicity’ (Augustine)
Fear, Fearful, Fearfulness - , "reverence;" in general, "apprehension, but especially holy fear," "that mingled fear and love which, combined, constitute the Piety of man toward God; the OT places its emphasis on the fear, the NT
Rahab (1) - Believing knowledge of God's purpose concerning Israel and Jericho made her renounce the lower duty, patriotism, for the higher one, Piety; she could only have been faithful to her country by unfaithfulness to her God
Home - In 1 Timothy 5:4 widows’ children are bidden εὐσεβεῖν τὸν ἴδιον οἶκον, ‘show Piety at home’ (Authorized Version ), or ‘towards their own family’ (Revised Version )
Hierocles of Alexandria, a Philosopher - Doubtless a sincere adherent of the heathen religion, its distinctive features melt away in his hands and his soft and tender tone recalls the accents of Christian Piety, e
Assembly - ’) In Ephesus the man revered for his Piety and worth was the Secretary of the City (γραμματεύς [1]), who calls the gathering a riot (στάσις), and a concourse (συστροφή)
Knowledge of God (1) - There is an equal difference between the nations among whom the principles of Piety prevail, and the nations that are overrun with idolatry, superstition, and error
Mesopotamia - To be treading that ground which Abraham trod, where Nahor the father of Rebecca lived, where holy Job breathed the pure air of Piety and simplicity, and where Laban the father-in-law of Jacob resided, was to me a circumstance productive of delightful sensations
Love-Feasts - Whatever charge we are at, it is gain to be at expense upon the account of Piety
Popularity - The latter belongs to him who makes the praise of men his object, and seeks it by ostentatious Piety and hypocritical charity (Matthew 6:2; Matthew 6:5; Matthew 6:16); the former is the accompaniment of that behaviour whose ruling aim is to do the will of God regardless of all worldly ends (Matthew 6:3-4; Matthew 6:7-8; Matthew 6:17-18; Matthew 6:20-21)
Sepulchre - ...
It was thought an act of Piety to preserve and adorn the tombs of the prophets, but was often an act of hypocrisy and our Savior says that the Pharisees were like whited sepulchres, which appeared fine without, but inwardly were full of rottenness and corruption, Matthew 23:27-29 ; and Lightfoot has shown that every year, after the winter rains were over, the Hebrews whitened them anew
Popularity - The latter belongs to him who makes the praise of men his object, and seeks it by ostentatious Piety and hypocritical charity (Matthew 6:2; Matthew 6:5; Matthew 6:16); the former is the accompaniment of that behaviour whose ruling aim is to do the will of God regardless of all worldly ends (Matthew 6:3-4; Matthew 6:7-8; Matthew 6:17-18; Matthew 6:20-21)
Kings, Books of - Their toleration casts a shadow on the Piety even of kings otherwise commendable, while their destruction is regarded as a proof of religious zeal. David, who laid the foundations of the kingdom, was of unusual Piety, and was favoured by unusual prosperity. Solomon was the builder of the Temple, and to this extent an example of Piety; his prosperity was in proportion
Fasting - But while men of no religion, and strangers to vital godliness, may, and will take up with the outside of Piety, and abstain from their ordinary food on fast days, and glut the appetite with dainties on feast days; the great question still again recurs, what can we gather from the word of God of instruction in relation to fasting? I answer in the words of the apostle, "The kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost
Hussites - ...
This eminent man, whose Piety was equally sincere and fervent, though his zeal was perhaps too violent, and his prudence not always circumspect, was summoned to appear before the council of Constance
Burial - To repair the prophets' tombs was regarded as an act of great Piety (Matthew 23:29)
River - Thus John uses the realistic though archaic language of Jewish Piety to delineate the bliss of the Redeemed in a future state
Deists - That Piety and virtue are the principal part of his worship
Scorn - ’ This attitude culminated in the sublime anti-Pharisaic discourse in which the foibles and vices of a degenerate Piety were depicted with prophetic plainness and scornful denunciation (Matthew 23; cf
Nonconformists - The infamous characters of their informers and persecutors; their Piety, zeal, and fortitude, no doubt, had influence on considerate minds; and, indeed, they had additions from the established church, which "several clergymen in this reign deserted as a persecuting church, and took their lot among them
Daniel, Book of - We saw in the preceding article that the exiled Jews knew of a Daniel, famous for Piety and wisdom
Apollinaris the Younger, Bishop of Laodicea - , and was at first highly esteemed, even by Athanasius and Basil, for his classical culture, Piety, and adhesion to the Nicene Creed during the Arian controversy, until he introduced a Christological heresy which is called after him, and which in some respects prepared the way for Monophysitism
Faustus (11), Sometimes Called the Breton - , he may have lost his father while he was young, for we only hear of his mother, whose fervid Piety made a great impression on all who saw her
Zephaniah, Theology of - The book perhaps also underscores Zephaniah's Piety by showing his genealogy of four generations going back to Hezekiah (1:1), another godly king of Judah, who was also an ancestor of Josiah
Casuistry - " He divides his work into four parts,—Cases of profit and traffic, Cases of life and liberty, Cases of Piety and religion, and Cases matrimonial; under each of these solving a number of questions, or rather giving a number of moral dissertations
Agur - Jakeh, which denotes obedient, is no more applicable to David than to Nathan, or any other personage of eminent worth and Piety among the Israelites
Mark - The following passage in Eusebius appears to contain so probable an account of the occasion of writing this Gospel, and comes supported by such high authority, that we think it right to transcribe it: "The lustre of Piety so enlightened the minds of Peter's hearers at Rome, that they were not contented with the bare hearing and unwritten instruction of his divine preaching, but they earnestly requested St
Law - The laws which enjoin the duties of Piety and morality, are prescribed by God and found in the Scriptures
Macrina, the Younger - Macrina (2) , the Younger , the eldest child of her parents Basil and Emmelia, by her position in the family and still more by her force of character, high intellectual gifts, and earnest Piety, proved the well-spring of good to the whole household, and so contributed largely to form the characters of her brothers
Meletius, Bishop of Antioch - Paulinus, "on account of his eminent Piety" (Socr
Theodosius ii., Emperor - But she chiefly strove to imbue his mind with Piety and the love of prayer; she taught him to frequent the church regularly, and to be zealous in contributing to the embellishment of houses of prayer
Ecclesiastical Polity - But while they declared in favour of this form of ecclesiastical polity, they did so, not upon the ground that it was of divine institution, or positively required by the author of Christianity as inseparable from a church; but on the ground, that taking into estimation every thing connected with it, it appeared to them eminently adapted to carry into effect that renovation of Piety, and that religious influence, which they were so eager to promote. " Speaking of faithful pastors, he describes them to be "those who by the doctrine of Christ lead men to true Piety, who properly administer the sacred mysteries, and who preserve and exercise right discipline
War - The Piety of the Maccabæan age found a more fitting expression in a service of thanksgiving ( 1Ma 4:24 )
Obadiah - Had not his value as a servant made him necessary to Ahab, his Piety would have destroyed him
Micah, Book of - God's expectations are clear: justice, mercy, Piety (Micah 6:6-8 )
Monk - ...
The fame of their Piety and sanctity was so great, that bishops and presbyters were often chosen out of their order; and the passion of erecting edifices and convents, in which the monks and holy virgins might serve God in the most commodious manner, was at this time carried beyond all bounds
Vain - Wilson’s ‘Maxims of Piety’: ‘The eloquence of prayer consists in our proposing our wants to God in a plain manner’ (Maxims, 132), and still better by Hooker in the words, ‘The thing which God doth regard is how virtuous our minds are, and not how copious our tongues in prayer; how well we think, and not how long we talk, when we come to present our supplications before Him’ (Eccles
Aaron - ’ What this refers to is not known; it was not the making of the golden bull, which in the eyes of the surrounding nations would be only an act of Piety
Sacrament - This act was called, in the language of the schools, opus operatum, the work done independently of any disposition of mind attending the deed; and the superiority of the sacraments of the New Testament over the sacraments of the Old was thus expressed, that the sacraments of the Old Testament were effectual ex opere operantis, from the Piety and faith of the persons to whom they were administered; while the sacraments of the New Testament convey grace, ex opere operato, from their own intrinsic virtue, and an immediate physical influence upon the mind of him who receives them
Waldenses - Because all other heretics excite horror by the greatness of their blasphemies against God; but these have a great appearance of Piety, as...
they live justly before men, and believe rightly all things concerning...
God, and all the articles which are contained in the creed
James - Such, indeed, was his general reputation for Piety and virtue, that, as we learn from Origen, Eusebius, and Jerom, Josephus thought, and declared it to be the common opinion, that the sufferings of the Jews, and the destruction of their city and temple, were owing to the anger of God, excited by the murder of James
Prophets - They aided the priest and Levites in teaching religion to the people, especially in the kingdom of Israel, from which the true priests of the Lord withdrew, Revelation 1:10-20 ; and cooperated with the kings in public measure to promote Piety and virtue
Olympias, the Younger - She retained this position under Chrysostom and became his chief counsellor and active agent in all works of Piety and charity, not only in Constantinople, but in distant provinces of the church
Asceticism (2) - This will appear from His teaching on fasting—one of the most distinguishing characteristics of the Jewish Piety of His time. Jesus points out that true fasting is not a parade of Piety before the eyes of men, but an outward expression of a personal relation of the individual soul to the ‘Father which seeth in secret’ (Matthew 6:16-18). The new Piety must develop new forms of its own ( Lois And Eunice - But neither did they hide out of his sight that divine faith and that domestic Piety which had been the mainstay of their hearts before ever they had seen his face, and which was more than ever their only mainstay now that he had so fatally misled them. Plato's pages, with all their beauty, and all their wisdom, present not the image of this Piety-Thy sacrifice, O Lord, is a broken heart
Law - Piety toward the earthly father is closely joined to Piety towards the heavenly (Hebrews 12:9; 1 Timothy 5:4; Mark 7:11)
Joshua - Neither the Piety of Melchizedek nor the awful punishment of Sodom and Gomorrah had led them to repentance. His Piety comes brightly out in his dying exhortation:...
(1) God's call to Abraham was one of pure grace, not for his merit; Israel's fathers and Terah had "served other gods" (Joshua 24:2; Joshua 24:14; Genesis 31:53; Genesis 19:34), but Jehovah has through miraculous interposition brought Israel to the promised land; put away therefore all the gods ye served in Egypt (Leviticus 17:7; Ezekiel 20:18; Joshua 24:14); but, if not,...
(2) choose you (if you are bent on self destruction) which idols you like, "but as for me and my house (Joshua 5:2-93) we will serve the Lord" (compare Ruth 1:15; 1 Kings 18:21; John 6:67; Luke 10:42)
Malachi - But still they cavil at God's service bringing no "profit," while God's people commune together; so "the day of the Lord" cometh, consuming to the proud scorners, but with healing beams of the Sun of righteousness to fearers of God's name; ushered in by the forerunner Elijah, preaching a return to the law of Moses, and to the Piety of Israel's forefathers, lest Jehovah come and smite the earth with a curse
Relics - Mabillon, a Benedictine, justly complains, the altars were loaded with suspected relics; numerous spurious ones being every were offered to the Piety and devotion of the faithful
Timothy - His grandmother’s name was Lois, and from her he inherited the finest traditions of Hebrew Piety (Acts 16:3, 2 Timothy 1:5; 2 Timothy 3:14-15)
Wisdom of Christ - He therefore passed through every age, becoming an infant for infants, thus sanctifying infants; a child for children, thus sanctifying those who are of this age, being at the same time made to them an example of Piety, righteousness, and submission; a youth for youths, becoming an example to youths, and thus sanctifying them for the Lord’ (Against Heresies, ii
Motives - The ritual associated with the temple (sacrifices, prayer, holy days) was a legitimate expression of Piety for the ancient Israelites, yet the prophets insisted that God was disgusted with the whole enterprise when the people did it without humility and repentance (Isaiah 1:11-15 ; 29:13 ; 58:3-7 ; Amos 4:4-5 ; 5:21-24 )
Cassianus (11) Johannes, Founder of Western Monachism - His parents, of whose Piety he speaks gratefully ( Coll
Dionysius (3), Bishop of Corinth - , a man highly commended by Eusebius for Piety, orthodoxy, and learning, not to impose on the brethren too heavy a burden of chastity, but to regard the weakness of the many
Pharisees - ...
With all their pretensions to Piety, the Pharisees entertained the most sovereign contempt for the people; whom, being ignorant of the law, they pronounced to be accursed, John 7:49
Sabbath - Would that it were more prevalent among us, with the spirit and Piety of primitive Christianity! ...
The commandment to observe the Sabbath is worthy of its place in the decalogue; and its observance is of fundamental importance to society, which without it would fast relapse into ignorance, vice, and ungodliness
Ecclesiastes, Book of - Piety is brought in, and conduct in the house of God; caution as to vows, and a call to fear God
Paulinus, Bishop of Nola - After residing 36 years in retirement at Nola a period devoted both by himself and during her lifetime by his wife to unsparing self-denial religious observances and works of Piety and charity without stint he died June 22 a. Of his amiable and affectionate disposition, love for his friends, profound humility, entire abnegation of self, earnest Piety, and devotion to the service of God, sufficient evidence has been given. 1844) describes his mode of life, blaming greatly both it and his theology, though giving him full credit for his Piety
Epiphanius, Bishop of Salamis - of Salamis in Cyprus, zealous champion of orthodox faith and monastic Piety, was born at Besanduke, a village near Eleutheropolis in Palestine. Jerome also visited Epiphanius, on his way to Bethlehem, bringing a train of monks to Cyprus, to salute "the father of almost the whole episcopate, the last relic of ancient Piety
Grace - ¶ Greek Church - The Roskolniki, or, as they now call themselves, the Starovertzi, were a sect that separated from the church of Russia, about 1666: they affected extraordinary Piety and devotion, a veneration for the letter of the Holy Scriptures, and would not allow a priest to administer baptism who had that day tasted brandy
Hutchinsonians - the names of Romaine, Bishop Horne, Parkhurst, and others of this denomination, will be long esteemed, both for the Piety they possessed, and the good they have been the instruments of promoting amongst mankind
Fulness of the Time - Latterly, indeed, through the influence of the scribes and Pharisees, legalism and formality had crept in, and the externalization of religion had been carried far; yet in many classes of society there was a wistful straining after inner purity and a more living fellowship with God; and in spite of the soulless bondage of ceremonial observances, there was an amount of deep and reverent Piety that kept the nation’s heart sounder than might appear on the surface
Almsgiving - If, on the one hand, He combines (Luke 16:19-31; Matthew 6:5; Matthew 6:16) Almsgiving, Prayer, and Fasting, as in Tobit 12:8, and describes Almsgiving as providing a treasure in the heavens which faileth not (Matthew 15:21-28), as in Sirach 40:17; yet, on the other hand, He explicitly condemns (Matthew 6:2) the notion countenanced in Sirach 31:11 [2] that alms may be done to gain a reputation for Piety; while in Matthew 5:45 He directly contradicts both the precept and the doctrine of Sirach 12:5-7 ‘Give not to the ungodly … for the Most High hateth sinners, and will repay vengeance
Pelagians - Pelagius asserted, that man, so far from requiring the aid of grace for the performance of good actions, is, through the powers implanted in him at the time of his creation, capable of fulfilling the whole law, of loving God, and of overcoming all temptations: we, on the contrary, assert that the grace of God is required for the performance of every act of Piety
Judah, Kingdom of - But, after Hezekiah, Manasseh's enormous wickedness so provoked Jehovah that the Piety of his grandson Josiah, Amon's son, could procure only a respite
Parents (2) - ...
What, then, is discernible in the parents of Jesus? Conjugal attachment; so also a genuine and simple-hearted Piety
Simplicius, Bishop of Rome - The language used by the emperor in his edict—styling the church of Constantinople "the Mother of his Piety, and of all Christians, and of the orthodox faith"—confirms the supposition that an idea was even entertained of the new seat of empire superseding the old one in ecclesiastical prerogative as well as temporal rank
Law - And, finally, it is most evident, that, contrary to all other lawgivers, the Jewish legislator renders his civil institutions entirely subordinate to his religious; and announces to his nation that their temporal adversity or prosperity would entirely depend, not on their observance of their political regulations; not on their preserving a military spirit, or acquiring commercial wealth, or strengthening themselves by powerful alliances; but on their continuing to worship the one true God according to the religious rites and ceremonies by him prescribed, and preserving their Piety and morals untainted by the corruptions and vices which idolatry tended to introduce. ...
But the Jewish religion promoted the interests of moral virtue, not merely by the positive injunctions of the decalogue; it also inculcated clearly and authoritatively the two great principles on which all Piety and virtue depend, and which our blessed Lord recognised as the commandments on which hang the law and the prophets,—the principles of love to God and love to our neighbour. ...
Thus, on a review of the topics we have discussed, it appears that the Jewish law promulgated the great principles of moral duty in the decalogue, with a solemnity suited to their high preeminence; that it enjoined love to God with the most unceasing solicitude, and love to our neighbour, as extensively and forcibly, as the peculiar design of the Jewish economy, and the peculiar character of the Jewish people, would permit; that it impressed the deepest conviction of God's requiring, not mere external observances, but heart-felt Piety, well regulated desires, and active benevolence; that it taught sacrifice could not obtain pardon without repentance, or repentance without reformation and restitution; that it described circumcision itself, and, by consequence, every other legal rite, as designed to typify and inculcate internal holiness, which alone could render men acceptable to God; that it represented the love of God as designed to act as a practical principle, stimulating to the constant and sincere cultivation of purity, mercy, and truth; and that it enforced all these principles and precepts by sanctions the most likely to operate powerfully on minds unaccustomed to abstract speculations and remote views, even by temporal rewards and punishments; the assurance of which was confirmed from the immediate experience of similar rewards and punishments, dispensed to their enemies and to themselves by that supernatural Power which had delivered the Hebrew nation out of Egypt, conducted them through the wilderness, planted them in the land of Canaan, regulated their government, distributed their possessions, and to which alone they could look to obtain new blessings, or secure those already enjoyed
Augustine - In the year 412 he began to write against the injurious doctrines of Pelagius, a native of Britain, who had resided for a considerable time at Rome, and acquired universal esteem by the purity of his manners, his Piety, and his erudition. Speaking of grace he says, ‘That we may will God works without us; but when we will, and so will as to do, he co-works with us; yet unless he either works that we may will, or co-works when we do will, we are utterly incapable of doing any thing in the good works of Piety. A sublime genius, an uninterrupted and zealous pursuit of truth, an indefatigable application, an invincible patience, a sincere Piety, and a subtle and lively wit, conspired to establish his fame upon the most lasting foundations
Ethics - They did not add ethics to religious Piety; for them religion and morality matured together, under God's guidance, through experience. ...
The standard was high, in sexual purity, Piety, and charity; loyalty to the law did produce saints and martyrs. The priesthood meanwhile maintained the elaborate ritual of sacrifice and festivals; many common people worshiped at synagogues and sustained a simpler domestic Pietyas at Nazareth
Individual - Even the prophets have very little to say about individual Piety, but concern themselves with the rulers and the conduct of society and the destiny of the nation. The eye of the writers may at times be on the nation, but even that is part of their personal Piety, and to our day the unfailing interest of the Psalms is in the experience of the individual walking with his God
Preaching - Thither the people went on Sabbath days and at new moons, and received public lessons of Piety and morality, 1 Samuel 19:18 ; 2 Kings 2:2 ; 2 Kings 2:5 ; 2 Kings 4:2-3 . ...
Since the reformers we have had multitudes who have entered into their views with disinterestedness and success; and in the present times, both in the church and among other religious societies, names might be mentioned which would do honour to any nation; for though there are too many who do not fill up that important station with proportionate Piety and talents, yet we have men who are conspicuous for their extent of knowledge, depth of experience, originality of thought, fervency of zeal, consistency of deportment, and great usefulness in the Christian church
Timothy, the First Epistle to - ...
Not knowing the true use of "the law" (1 Timothy 1:7-8) the false teachers "put away good conscience," as well as "the faith" (1 Timothy 1:19; 1 Timothy 4:2), "spoke lies in hypocrisy, corrupt in mind," regarded "piety as a means of gain" (1 Timothy 6:5; Titus 1:11); "overthrew the faith" by heresies "eating as a canker, saying the resurrection is past, leading captive silly women, ever learning yet never knowing the truth, reprobate as Jannes and Jambres (2 Timothy 3:6-8), defiled, unbelieving, professing to know God but in works denying Him, abominable, disobedient, reprobate" (Titus 1:15-16)
Priest, Christ as - They were the guardians of the sanctuary and the spiritual Piety of the nation (Numbers 18:1-7 )
Mercy - ...
In the OT the word חָסֶר ‘mercy’ is used of the duties of Piety between kinsmen (Genesis 20:13), or persons who are in covenant with each other (Genesis 21:23)
Abraham - The few narratives which present the patriarch in a less admirable light only throw into bolder relief those ideal features of character in virtue of which Abraham stands in the pages of Scripture as one of the noblest types of Hebrew Piety
Dositheus (1), Leader of Jewish Sect - Epiphanius adds a story that Dositheus retired to a cave and there under a show of Piety practised such abstinence from food and drink as to bring his life to a voluntary end
Mercy - ...
In the OT the word חָסֶר ‘mercy’ is used of the duties of Piety between kinsmen (Genesis 20:13), or persons who are in covenant with each other (Genesis 21:23)
Daniel - Those who would excel in Piety and wisdom must early subject the flesh to the spirit
James, the Letter - Church tradition noted his exceptional Piety, reporting that the knees of the saintly James were like those of a camel due to the unusual amounts of time spent on his knees before God
Holiness - , hieros referring rather to external holiness and hosios to reverence, Piety, hagios , which is freely used in LXX Monastery - While some have considered them as beneficial to learning, Piety, and benevolence, others have thought them very injurious
Commentary - Rylan observes, "'Tis impossible for a person of Piety and taste to read him without wishing to be shut out from all the world to read him through without one moment's interruption
Draw - To produce to bring, as an agent or efficient cause usually followed by a modifying word as, Piety draws down blessings crimes draw down vengeance vice draws on us many temporal evils war draws after it a train of calamities
Essenes - This is a sufficient proof that although the Essenes might possess a certain inward religious life, and a certain practical Piety, yet that these qualities with them, as well as with many other mystical sects, as for example, those of the middle ages, were connected with a theosophy, which desired to know things hidden from human reason, εμβατευειν εις α τις μη εωρακεν , and therefore lost itself in idle imaginations and dreams, and were also mixed up with an outward asceticism, a proud spirit of separation from the rest of mankind, and superstitious observances and demeanours totally at variance with the true spirit of inward religion
Education - … Piety and education were inseparable; whoever could not read was no true Jew
Law (2) - All this apparatus of Piety demanded leisure to master and perform, such leisure as no man with his daily bread to earn could command; hence arose a morality unfitted for the normal human life. This was one of the respects in which failure to conform to conventional Piety would early attract attention. It is possible, though improbable, that Jesus may intend by ‘the old’ the ancient Piety of the Old Testament, and by ‘the new’ the new-fangled regulations of the scribes, His sense being that the old Divinely-given mode of life is being ruined by the tradition of men
Worship - Praise calls forth the grateful emotions, and gives cheerfulness to Piety; and that instruction in righteousness which is so perpetually repeated, diffuses the principles of morality and religion throughout society; enlightens and gives activity to conscience; raises the standard of morals; attaches shame to vice, and praise to virtue; and thus exerts a powerfully purifying influence upon mankind. Piety, benevolence, and patriotism are equally dependent for their purity and vigour upon the regular and devout worship of God in the simplicity of the Christian dispensation. I should rather say, that they convict themselves of hypocrisy, and show what they really are in their inward nature, by laying aside the mask of Piety which they had assumed; and while they honour the word of God, they leave it behind them in the place where they heard it
Egypt - The Piety of the Egyptians was the characteristic that struck the Greeks most forcibly, and their stupendous monuments and the bulk of the literature that has come down to us are either religious or funerary. An historical examination of all the phenomena would show that Piety was inherent in the nature of the people, and that their religious observances grew and multiplied with the ages, until the Moslem conquest. The Piety of the Egyptians then manifested itself especially in the extraordinary care bestowed on the dead, and also in the number of objects, whether living or inanimate, that were looked upon as divine
Righteousness - Rabbinic Piety now and then made this a feature of the imitatio Dei, as in the well-known saying [7] and when it passed into the vocabulary of Judaism and of early Christianity its range became still wider, stretching from ‘justice’ across a broad field of meaning to ‘piety’ or ‘goodness
Ten Commandments - It would be difficult to class parents in the category of neighbour, whereas the reverence due to them was by the ancients regarded as a specially sacred obligation, and was included, by both Greeks and Romans at any rate, under the notion of Piety
Lord's Prayer, the - It is located in a section that warns against practicing one's Piety before men in order to be seen by them (Luke 6:1-18 )
Hopkinsians - Let any serious person think what are the particular branches of true Piety; when he has viewed each one by itself, he will find that disinterested friendly affections, is its distinguishing characteristic. Self-love is the source of all profaneness and impiety in the world, and of all pride and ambition among men, which is nothing but selfishness, acted out in this particular way
Immanuel - He cloaked his refusal in words of apparent Piety
Gelasius (1) i, Bishop of Rome - As in secular things priests are bound to obey princes, so in spiritual things all the faithful, including princes, ought to submit their hearts to priests; and, if to priests generally, much more to the prelate of that see which even supreme Divinity has willed should be over all priests, and to which the subsequent Piety of the general church has perpetually accorded such pre-eminence
Genesis - Once more, they are types of character; and in the inevitable simplification which accompanies popular narration the features of the type tended to be emphasized, and the figures of the patriarchs were gradually idealized as patterns of Hebrew Piety and virtue
Benedictus - There were chief priests who ‘opened the gates’ to the heathen conqueror as ‘sons to receive a father’ (Ps-Sol 8:18–20); but among the ministering priesthood there then lived (as there still survived in Zacharias himself) a Piety so genuine and fearless that, when the victorious Romans burst into the Temple courts, the officiating priests went on with the service as if nothing unusual were happening, and suffered themselves to be cut down at their posts
Abraham - The parable says nothing of any superior Piety or faith exhibited by Lazarus, which might win for him a more exalted position than others
Bethlehem - I have seen this inhabitant of the desert communicate at the altar of the Magi, with a fervour, a Piety, a devotion, unknown among the Christians of the west
Hopkinsians - Let any person reflect on what are the particular branches of true Piety, and he will find that disinterested affection is the distinguishing characteristic of each
David - To this catalogue of his noble actions must be added, that he gave the most shining and indisputable proofs of an undissembled reverence for, and sincere Piety to, God; ever obeying the direction of his prophets, worshipping him alone, to the exclusion of all idols, throughout the whole of his life, and making the wisest settlement to perpetuate the worship of the same God, through all succeeding generations
Deluge - He relates to Gilgamesh how, for his Piety, he had been preserved from a great flood
Abraham - The parable says nothing of any superior Piety or faith exhibited by Lazarus, which might win for him a more exalted position than others
Gospels (Uncanonical) - Their Piety was nourished upon some Gospels which found no place in the canon. However this may be, recent phases of critical research in the uncanonical Gospels show us pretty plainly that within as well as without the early Church there was sometimes a good deal of what not only later generations but even contemporaries did not hesitate to call ‘heresy,’ that this ‘heresy’ assumed many forms, and that the un-canonical Gospels, as we now have them, often represent heterogeneous and varied interests of such Christian or semi-Christian Piety
Preaching - Thither the people went on Sabbath days and at new moons, and received public lessons of Piety and morality, 1 Samuel 19:18 . Crammer, though a timorous man, ventured to give king Henry the Eighth a New Testament, with the label, Whoremongers and adulterers God will judge; while Knox, who said, there was nothing in the pleasant face of a lady to affray him, assured the queen of Scots, that, "If there were any spark of the Spirit of God, yea, of honesty and wisdom in her, she would not be offended with his affirming in his sermons, that the diversions of her court were diabolical crimes evidences of impiety or insanity. Since the reformers, we have had multitudes who have entered into their views with disinterestedness and success; and, in the present times, both in the church and among dissenters, names could be mentioned which would do honour to any nation; for though there are too many who do not fill up that important station with proportionate Piety and talents, yet we have men who are conspicuous for their extent of knowledge, depth of experience, originality of thought, fervency of zeal, consistency of deportment, and great usefulness in the Christian church
Acts of the Apostles (2) - As in the early narratives of his Gospel he preserves almost unimpaired the colouring and tone of Jewish-Christian Piety without any admixture of Graeco-Gentile-Christian elements, so also in the Acts, especially in the first part of the book, he has succeeded in presenting the original picture of the religious conceptions and the Piety of the earliest Christian community in Jerusalem
Novatianus And Novatianism - 466, 467) At the council of Nice we find them established far and wide, with a regular succession of bishops at the principal cities of the empire and of the highest reputation for Piety. we find a regular succession of Novatianist bishops existing—doubtless from Novatian's time—at Rome, and held in such high repute for Piety that the emperor Theodosius granted his life to the celebrated orator Symmachus on the prayer of the Novatianist pope Leontius, a
Prophets - They upheld religion and Piety in the worst times, and at the greatest risks; and their disinterestedness was only equalled by their patriotism
Angel - But, without noticing all the wild reveries which have been propagated by bold or ignorant persons, let it suffice to observe, that by "the sons of God" we are evidently to understand the descendants of Seth, who, for the great Piety wherein they continued for some time, were so called; and that "the daughters of men" were the progeny of wicked Cain As to the doctrine of tutelary or guarding angels, presiding over the affairs of empires, nations, provinces, and particular persons, though received by the later Jews, it appears to be wholly Pagan in its origin, and to have no countenance in the Scriptures
Jephthah - Her filial obedience, patriotic devotion, and self sacrificing Piety shine brightly in her reply: "My father (compare Isaac's reverent submission, Genesis 22:6-7; Genesis 22:10), do to me according to that which hath proceeded out of thy mouth, forasmuch as the Lord hath taken vengeance for thee of
Timothy, Epistles to - The Second Epistle to Timothy is the outpourings of the Apostle’s heart, when he felt his death to be imminent (2 Timothy 4:8 ), to one who had been his faithful companion and assistant for many years; it shows tender anxiety for his ‘beloved child’ ( 2 Timothy 1:2 ), whose strength and weaknesses he well knew, and upon whose Piety and wisdom so much of the Church’s future, after his own decease, would depend
Nehemiah, Theology of - Piety is not to be restricted to the altar site, but encompasses everything within the walls of the city
John - Washings had long been part of Jewish Piety, and by the time of John, Gentile converts to Judaism washed themselves as a form of ceremonial cleansing
Hymn - They are ascribed to the Virgin Mary, Simeon, Zacharias, and the Angels respectively; but it is more probable that they are to be regarded as original liturgical compositions, refleeting the Piety and devotion of the early Jewish-Christian community in Palestine
Proverbs, Theology of - These proverbs link poverty with righteousness and wealth with wickedness and so make it perfectly plain that Piety and morality do not lead immediately to a joyous end
Heal, Health - On the disciples' first mission they were charged to "heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons" (Matthew 10:8 ); visitation of the sick (always an obligation in Jewish Piety, Sirach 7:35 ) was made an issue in the last judgment in Christ's last parable (Matthew 25:36,44 )
Kindness (2) - ]'>[1] , Piety or dutiful love, and of Israelite to Israelite, love and mutual consideration
Hardening - Now, ‘piety demands such an emphasizing of God’s action as would logically take away man’s freedom
Commandments - He subordinates the law of the Sabbath to the requirements of duty and humanity (Mark 2:27, Luke 6:9; Luke 13:15-16); He confronts the formal Piety of His time with the Divine demand as stated by Hosea: ‘I will have mercy and not sacrifice’ (Matthew 9:13; Matthew 12:7); He challenges the whole system of rules concerning meat and drink by His great principle, ‘that which cometh out, not that which goeth in, defileth a man’ (Matthew 15:11, Mark 7:15)
Devil - If we see men sometimes so bad as to delight in tempting others to sin and ruin, there may exist a whole order of fallen beings who may have the same business and the same malignant pleasure; and if we see some men furiously bent upon destroying truth and Piety, this is precisely what is ascribed to these evil spirits
David - He bore the curses of Shimei, saying in his Piety, "The Lord hath bidden him
Jesus Christ - ( b ) A more decisive proof of degradation is the exaltation of the ceremonial and formal side of religion as a substitute for personal Piety and righteousness of life. The Gospels introduce us to not a few men and women who impress us as exemplifying a simple and noble type of Piety nourished as they were on the religion of the OT, and waiting patiently for the salvation of God
Koran - ...
"In the name of the most merciful God;" which form they constantly place at the beginning of all their hooks and writings in general, as a peculiar mark and distinguishing characteristic of their religion, it being counted a sort of impiety to omit it. They were not confined, therefore, to that admiration which is so liberally bestowed on the earliest productions of genius, or to that fond attachment with which men every where regard the original compositions of their country; but with their admiration they blended their Piety. What a reverence and astonishment does this passage excite in every hearer of taste and Piety! What energy, and at the same time what simplicity in the expression! How sublime, and at the same time how obscure, is the imagery! Different was the conduct of Mahomet in his descriptions of heaven and paradise
Trinity - Maurice, "our eye through the remote region of antiquity, we shall find this very doctrine, which the primitive Christians are said to have borrowed from the Platonic school, universally and immemorially flourishing in all those countries where history and tradition have united to fix those virtuous ancestors of the human race, who, for their distinguished attainments in Piety, were admitted to a familiar intercourse with Jehovah and the angels, the divine heralds of his commands. From the enumeration of these circumstances, it must be sufficiently evident to the mind which unites Piety and reflection, that so far from being silent upon the subject, the ancient Scriptures commence with an avowal of this doctrine, and that, in fact, the creation was the result of the joint operations of the Trinity
Ezekiel - Daniel's prophecies were later than those of Ezekiel, but his fame for Piety and wisdom was already established (Ezekiel 14:14; Ezekiel 16: 28; Ezekiel 16:3); and the Jews in their low state naturally prided themselves on one who reflected such glory on their nation at the pagan capital (Daniel 1-2)
Widows - There is every reason to believe that there were families who tried to evade what was a cardinal obligation of Piety by attempting to get their widowed mothers or grandmothers to be supported by the Church
Thessalonians, First And Second, Theology of - Jewett, The Thessalonians Correspondence: Pauline Rhetoric and Millenarian Piety; A
Abraham - ...
The deluge, the revelation to Noah, and the Babel dispersion had failed to counteract the universal tendency to idolatrous apostasy, obliterating every trace of primitive Piety
Hilarius Arelatensis, Saint, Bishop of Arles - Leo and Hilary were men of saintly Piety, earnest and energetic in the discharge of their duties
Euchites - 363) Cyril rebukes certain monks who made Piety a cloak for laziness, but there is no evidence that they were Euchites
Joseph And Mary - The Holy Ghost in guiding the researches of Luke, and in superintending the composition of the Third Gospel, especially signalises the depth and the Piety and the peace of Mary's mind
Reformation - In 1541, the emperor appointed a meeting at Worms on the subject of religion, between persons of Piety and learning, chosen from the contending parties. ...
But as their number increased daily, and troubles and commotions were excited in several places on account of the religious differences, the authority of the king intervened, and many persons eminent for their virtue and Piety were put to death in the most barbarous manner
Ambrosius of Milan - In the next year (392) a funeral oration was delivered at Milan by Ambrose (de Obitu Valentiniani ), in which he praises the Piety as well as the many virtues of the departed. He had died unbaptized; but Ambrose assures his sorrowing sisters that his desire was equivalent to the act of baptism, and that he had been washed in his Piety as the martyrs in their blood ( de Ob
Chrysostom, John, Bishop of Constantinople - After the departure of Arcadius Chrysostom delivered a second enthusiastic homily in praise of his Piety and humility ( Homil. Her shortlived religious zeal had burnt itself out, and when she found Chrysostom too clear-sighted to be imposed upon by an outward show of Piety, and too uncompromising to connive at wrong-doing even in the highest places, and that not even her rank as empress could save her and her associates from public censure, her former attachment was changed into the most implacable enmity
Donatus And Donatism - Optatus was a man of unquestioned Piety, dialectical skill, and orthodoxy; perfectly indifferent to Circumcellion threats, bribery, or corruption; earnestly desirous for unity, if it could be obtained without sacrifice of principle; and he sought as much common ground as possible, before stating unhesitatingly where he and his opponent must part. Augustine, whose Piety and ability shielded then and since the true church of Christ
Jesus Christ - " Thus the prophetic testimony describes him, as entitled to the appellation of "Wonderful," since he should be, in a sense peculiar to himself, the Son of God, Psalms 2:7 ; Isaiah 9:6 ; as existing and acting during the patriarchal and the Jewish ages, and even from eternity, Psalms 40:7-9 ; Micah 5:2 ; as the guardian and protector of his people, Isaiah 40:9-11 ; as the proper object of the various affections of Piety, of devotional confidence for obtaining the most important blessings, and of religious homage from angels and men, Psalms 2:12 ; Psalms 97:7 ; and, finally, declares him to be the eternal and immutable Being, the Creator, God, the Mighty God, Adonai, Elohim, Jehovah. ...
"He sets an example of the most perfect Piety to God, and of the most extensive benevolence and the most tender compassion to men
Neology - " And having spoken farther on the superficial knowledge, pedantry, and other faults of those few who acquired knowledge of these subjects, he sums up: "As the vernacular Scriptures are ordinarily neglected or ill employed by the illiterate, so are the original by the lettered: whence there cannot but arise either ignorance in matters of faith, or an unfruitful and vain knowledge; a pleasurable fancy is substituted for the substance of the faith; impiety daily increases. In a word, from the neglect of Scripture all impiety is derived; and so again from the impiety or unbelief of men, there is derived a contempt of Scripture, or at all events an abuse, and an absurd and perverted employment of it; and hence follows either a neglect of the original languages, or a senseless method, or an unfitting employment of them; which evils, since they are continued from the teachers to the disciples, the corrupted state of the schools and universities continually increases: and these we cannot remedy, unless we can prevail upon ourselves to make the word of God our first object, to look for Christ in it, and to embrace him, when found, with genuine faith, and perseveringly to follow him. "...
Yet these were but effects of a still higher cause,—the rapid decay of Piety in this century, of which the statements of Mr. "I remember," he says, "that a theologian of no common learning, Piety, and practical knowledge, νυν εν αγιοις , told me, that a certain monarch, at his suggestion, applied to a university, where there was a large concourse of students of theology, for two candidates for holy orders, who, by the excellence and purity of their doctrine, and by holiness of life, might serve as an example to the congregation committed to their charge; the professors candidly answered that there was no such student of theology among them
Croisade, or Crusade - Peter, commonly called the Hermit, a native of Amiens in Picardy, had made the pilgrimage to Jerusalem; and being deeply affected with the dangers to which that act of Piety now exposed the pilgrims, as well as with the oppression under which the eastern Christians now laboured, formed the bold, and, in all appearance, impracticable design of leading into Asia, from the farthest extremities of the West, armies sufficient to subdue those potent and warlike nations that now held the holy land in slavery. Nobles, artizans, peasants, even priests, enrolled their names; and to decline this service was branded with the reproach of impiety or cowardice
Reality - The fault-finders who challenged the Piety of His disciples because they did not fast (1618832750_11 Luke 5:33-39), the illiberal formalists who sought to convert the Sabbath into a dreary bondage (Mark 2:23-28, Luke 13:15-16), the hardened censors who had no mercy on a woman caught in transgression (John 8:7), the scribes and Pharisees who turned religion into a pretentious show (Matthew 23:13-35),—were made to feel the baseness of the spirit by which they were animated
Woe - In it, our Lord pronounces woe against the scribes and Pharisees for their ‘hypocrisy’ or their dishonesty and love of stage-effect in religion, which was to Him the most hateful impiety; also for shutting the doors of the Kingdom of God which He had opened by His preaching, and so preventing people from entering (Matthew 23:13, cf. 1867), the late Emanuel Deutsch pronounced a warm panegyric on ‘the chiefly Pharisaic masters of the Mishnic period’ for their ‘wisdom, Piety, kindness, and high and noble courage’ (Literary Remains, 29)
Matthew, the Gospel of - Jesus' gospel requires new forms of Piety (Matthew 9:14-17 )
Acts - The Piety of Jesus and His followers
Apostle - Caesarea was the scene in which the Apostle Peter was to open his commission for this purpose; and Cornelius, one of the devout Gentiles, and a man distinguished by his Piety and charity, was the first proselyte to Christianity
Joannes, Bishop of Ephesus - Apart from these blemishes we may recognize in him an historian who sincerely loved truth; a bishop who was upright and devoted; and a man whose Piety rested upon a thorough knowledge of Scripture
Solomon - His prayer, however, if it he in any sense authentic, is lull of true Piety, and he seems to have had a real delight in religious observances ( 1 Kings 9:25 )
Jesuits - In the solitude and silence of the cloister, the monk is called to work out his salvation by extraordinary acts of mortification and Piety
Nehemiah - Ezra was an old preacher, full of years, full of learning, and full of an experienced Piety, giving himself continually to prayer and to the ministry of the Word, while young Nehemiah, like Stephen in the Acts, served tables in the new Jerusalem
Joseph - More and more chaste, temperate, patient, enduring, forgiving; full of mind and full of heart; and full, no man ever fuller, of a simple and a sincere Piety and praise of God, till he became a very proverb both in the splendour of his services, and in the splendour of his rewards
Demoniac - On the other hand, a doctrine really subservient to the cause of Piety and virtue, men might judge to be prejudicial to it
Psalms - As hymns immediately addressed to the Deity, they reduce righteousness to practice; and while we acquire the sentiments, we perform the offices of Piety; while we supplicate for blessings, we celebrate the memorial of former mercies; and while in the exercise of devotion, faith is enlivened by the display of prophecy
Peter, Second Epistle of - In 2Peter false teaching instead of persecution is a source of danger; knowledge takes the place of hope, and Piety that of holiness
Peter (2) - It may be assumed from his later life that he was brought up by them in habits of temperance, frugality, diligence, and Piety
Ham - If a father would pray every day to God to inspire his children with true Piety, great humility, and strict temperance, what could be more likely to make the father himself become exemplary in these virtues? How naturally would he grow ashamed of wanting such virtues as he thought necessary for his children
Canaan - Ham, disliking his father's Piety, exposed Noah's nakedness (when overtaken in the fault of intoxication) to his brethren
Calvinists - His genius, learning, eloquence, and Piety, rendered him respectable even in the eyes of his enemies
Matthew, Theology of - Thus, those who are righteous are blessed by Jesus (5:6,10); however, the "piety" (in Greek the word is "righteous Acts") of those who follow Jesus is not to be done in such a way that it attracts attention to the doer of such deeds (6:1)
Helena, Saint, Mother of Constantine the Great - ...
The following inscription from Salerno marks the power of Helena in her son's court: "To our sovereign lady Flavia Augusta Helena, the most chaste wife of the divine Constantius, the mother of our Lord Constantine, the greatest, most pious and victorious Augustus, the grandmother of our Lords Crispus and Constantine and Constantius, the most blessed and fortunate Caesars, this is erected by Alpinius Magnus, vir clarissimus, corrector of Lucania and Bruttii, devoted to her excellence and Piety" (Mommsen, u
Esau - His birthright is the Sabbath-day, and the Lord's table, and the society of the best people in the city, and, first a youthhood, and then a manhood, of purity and Piety and the service of Christ in His church
Jonath - ...
Before we leave this remarkably-written chapter of this every way remarkable little book, let me again call your attention to the power and the Piety of the Bible style
Jonathan - But the Piety, the humility, the generosity, the absolutely Christ-like loyalty, tenderness, self-forgetfulness, and self-sacrifice of Jonathan-all that the son had drawn from some far higher source than from his fast-falling father Saul
Persecution - Slaughter and Piety are quite opposite to each other; nor can truth consist with violence, or justice with cruelty
Omnipresence - Of the four most considerable sects, the Stoics and the Platonicians endeavoured to reconcile the jarring interests of reason and Piety
Temple - In the portico was suspended the splendid votive offerings made by the Piety of various individuals. Our Saviour, in the course of his public instructions, having said, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up again,"...
John 2:19 , it was construed into a contemptuous disrespect, designedly thrown out against the temple; his words instantly descended into the heart of the Jews, and kept rankling there for some years; for, upon his trial, this declaration, which it was impossible for a Jew ever to forget or to forgive, was immediately alleged against him, as big with the most atrocious guilt and impiety; they told the court they had heard him publicly assert, "I am able to destroy this temple," Matthew 26:61
Israel, History of - Malachi addressed the need for reformation in worship, condemned the activities of the priesthood, denounced the intermarriage of Jews with non-Jews, and criticized the popular Piety so prevalent in his day
Dead Sea Scrolls - Other aspects of personal Piety included a deep sense of human frailty and sinfulness and thanksgiving to God for his grace and election
Prayer - We must not overlook or censor the humanness of the psalmist just so that our modern "piety" will not be disturbed
Humility - —It has been the tendency of certain schools of theology and Piety to make humility the result of self-contemplation, arrived at by the soul’s reaction upon itself
Old Testament - The moral aim is the reason for the disproportionate space occupied by personal biographies of men remarkable for Piety or wickedness, and for the gaps which occur in parts of the Old Testament history
Children - … He therefore passed through every age, becoming an infant for infants, thus sanctifying infants; a child for children, thus sanctifying those who are of this age, being at the same time made to them an example of Piety, righteousness, and submission; a youth for youths, becoming an example to youths, and thus sanctifying them for the Lord
Deluge - He alone, for the sake of his prudence and Piety, was reserved to a second generation
Synagogue - 168) says, each city inhabited by Jews had its synagogue ‘for instruction in virtue and Piety’ (cf
Eschatology - ...
Paradoxically, it was during late antiquity, as many church leaders were adopting a postmillennial perspective, that much popular Piety ceased hoping for any historical millennium and, focusing entirely on the afterlife, became amillennial
Sanctify, Sanctification - Thus arose the Pharisaic interpretation of Piety as rigid obedience to the Law
Sin - Parabasis [10] signifies trespass or transgression of law; asebeia [11] means godlessness or impiety; and anomia [12] means lawlessness. It is lawless ness, dis obedience, im Piety, un belief, dis trust, darkness as opposed to light, a falling away as opposed to standing firm, weakness not strength
Presbyterians - Being solemnly engaged to use their utmost endeavours for the suppression of vice and the cherishing of Piety and virtue, and to exercise discipline faithfully and diligently, the minister, in the presence of the congregation, sets them apart to their office by solemn prayer; and concludes the ceremony, which is sometimes called ordination, with exhorting both elders and people to their respective duties
Brethren of the Lord (2) - Even the Jews, according to Hegesippus, reverenced him for his Piety, his unceasing prayers, his life-long Nazirite vow, and above all for his justice (l
Christ in the Seventeenth Century - The scholastic extravagance of the orthodox doctrine did not fail to work injuriously and sometimes disastrously on the religious life, while the intellectualism of the more critical circles did not directly serve the growth of religious Piety
Bethlehem - Here, with the noble ladies whom he had won to the religious life, Paula and her daughter Eustochium, he laboured totus in lectione, totus in libris, preparing the Vulgate translation of the Holy Scriptures, which for more than a thousand years was the Bible of Western Christendom, and is a powerful tribute to his Piety and learning
Jesus Christ - upon the thoughts; he collected human duty into two well-devised rules; he repeated these rules, and laid great stress upon them, and thereby fixed the sentiments of his followers; he excluded all regard to reputation in our devotion and alms, and, by parity of reason, in our other virtues; his instructions were delivered in a form calculated for impression; they were illustrated by parables, the choice and structure of which would have been admired in any composition whatever: he was free from the usual symptoms of enthusiasm, heat, and vehemence in devotion, austerity in institutions, and a wild particularity in the description of a future state; he was free also from the depravities of his age and country; without superstition among the most superstitious of men, yet not decrying positive distinctions or external observances, but soberly recalling them to the principle of their establishment, and to their place in the scale of human duties; there was nothing of sophistry or trifling, though amidst teachers, remarkable for nothing so much as frivolous subtilties and quibbling expositions: he was candid and liberal in his judgment of the rest of mankind, although belonging to a people who affected a separate claim to divine favour, and, in consequence of that opinion, prone to uncharitableness, partiality, and restriction; in his religion there was no scheme of building up a hierarchy, or of ministering to the views of human governments; in a word, there was every thing so grand in doctrine, and so delightful in manner, that the people might well exclaim...
Surely, never man spake like this man!" As to his example, bishop Newcome observes, "it was of the most perfect Piety to God, and of the most extensive benevolence and the most tender compassion to men
Ephraim (4) the Syrian - ...
From his intense devotion and Piety, his hymns were largely adopted into the services of the church, and prayers also composed by him are found in most Oriental liturgies
Law of Moses - The Mosaic law, beginning with Piety as its first object, enforces most emphatically the purity essential to those who, by their union with God, have recovered the hope of intrinsic goodness, while it views righteousness and love rather as deductions from these than as independent objects
Presbyterians - Being solemnly engaged to use their utmost endeavours for the suppression of vice and the cherishing of Piety and virtue, and to exercise discipline faithfully and diligently, the minister, in the presence of the congregation, sets them apart to their office by solemn prayer; and concludes the ceremony, which is sometimes called ordination, with exhorting both elders and people to their respective duties
Herod - Cruel yet cunning, like his father (Luke 13:32), he was the very type of an oriental despot, sensual, capricious, yet with a sense of honour and having a respect for Piety in others; but like Ahab too weak to resist a bad woman's influence, under which false scrupulosity outweighed right conscientiousness, to be succeeded by superstitious terrors
Atonement - That the propitiatory idea in sacrifice goes back to early times may be seen in such pictures of patriarchal Piety as Job 1:5 ; Job 42:7-8 ; while an atoning virtue is expressly assumed as belonging to sacrifice in Ephesians 2:13-17
Paul - Ananias his first instructor, esteemed for his legal Piety, was not likely to have taught him the gospel's independence of the Mosaic law
Isidorus Pelusiota, an Eminent Ascetic - Similarly he wrote to Cyril: Put a stop to these contentions: do not involve the living Church in a private vengeance prosecuted out of duty to the dead, nor entail on her a perpetual division [2] under pretence of Piety" (i
Anger (2) - To keep people ignorant of religious truth, neither living by it ourselves, nor letting them do so (Matthew 23:13); to make Piety or the pretence of it a cloak for avarice (Matthew 23:14, only introduced here from || Mark); to raise recruits for our own faction on the pretext of enlisting men for the kingdom of God (Matthew 23:15); to debauch the simple conscience by casuistical sophistries (Matthew 23:16-22); to destroy the sense of proportion in morals by making morality a matter of law in which all things stand on the same level (Matthew 23:23 f
Esther - Our opportunities are life or death to us and to others; they are salvation or condemnation to our immortal souls; and is that not circle and opportunity enough? We are all tempted every day to say: If I only were Esther! If I only had a great opportunity, would I not rise to it! Would I not speak out at any risk! Would I not do a work, and win a name, and deliver Israel, and glorify God! Did you ever read of Clemens, and Fervidus, and Eugenia, and their imaginary Piety? Clemens had his head full of all manner of hypothetical liberalities
Humility - —It has been the tendency of certain schools of theology and Piety to make humility the result of self-contemplation, arrived at by the soul’s reaction upon itself
Elisha - A widow (Obadiah's widow, according to Josephus), when the creditor threatened to take her sons as bondmen, cried to Elisha for help on the ground of her deceased husband's Piety
Teaching of Jesus - Thus the ‘knowledge’ which Jesus aimed at imparting in His ‘teaching’ was analogous in scope to that recognized as such in current Palestinian Judaism, and bore essentially on true Piety conceived as doing the will of God’ (Mark 3:35)
Sanhedrin - 43-81) could have been brought about only under a Pharisean leadership of greater authority on the Law than was the high priest, who as a rule lacked both learning and Piety
Noah - Izdubar (Nimrod according to Smith) the hero, a sage, asks Sisit or Hasisadra (Greek Xisuthrus), an immortal, son of Ubaratutu, how he became so; in reply he narrates the story of the flood, and assigns his own Piety as the cause of his translation
Sin - To be forgetful of God in one’s thoughts, to be neglectful of Piety and worship towards God, is as much sin as to disregard and defy God’s commandments
John the Baptist - John’s withdrawal into the wilderness indicated his disapproval of society as he found it, it signified more especially an absolute break with the prevalent Pharisaic type of Piety
Terah - But such was the depth, and the sincerity, and the true Piety of Abram's mourning for his father, that, by the time that the days of his mourning were accomplished, Abram's first faith in God had come back again to his dead heart
Calendar, the Christian - … The aim of the Apostles was not to appoint festival days, but to teach a righteous life and Piety
Psalms (2) - His Piety
Moravians - Sometimes a sister, by express licence from the Elders' Conference, is permitted to marry a person of approved Piety in another communion, yet still to join in their church ordinances as before
Education - ...
Whilst the education of Jewish youth on the theoretical side centred in the Law and was calculated to instil Piety towards God, no instruction was complete without the knowledge of some trade or handicraft
Ethics (2) - Already in the OT we see the strained relations between prophetic Piety and priestly legality—brothers again and again at variance
Clement of Rome, Epistle of - the Father’s) will in Christ Jesus, are not justified through ourselves or through our own wisdom or understanding or Piety or works … but through faith, whereby the Almighty God justified all men that have been from the beginning’ (xxxii
Jews - Judah was invaded by Sennacherib; but Hezekiah's Piety, and Isaiah's prayer, were the means of their preservation: but under Manasseh, the Jews abandoned themselves to horrid impiety: for which they were punished by Esarhaddon, king of Assyria, who invaded and reduced the kingdom, and carried Manasseh prisoner to Babylon
Monophysitism - Flavian bade him visit Eutyches; for Eutyches, like Dalmatius, had gained great credit for Piety by never leaving his cell
Polycarpus, Bishop of Smyrna - When, at the extremity of human life, it seemed as if he could do no more for the church but continue his example of holiness, Piety, and orthodoxy, a persecution broke out in which he, as the venerated head of the Christian community in Asia Minor, was specially marked out for attack. Irenaeus tells how, when he heard their impiety, he would stop his ears and cry out, "O good God! for what times hast Thou kept me that I should endure such things!" and would even flee from the place where he was sitting or standing when he heard such words
Hieronymus, Eusebius (Jerome) Saint - 4); and it makes his Biblical work not merely one of learning but of Piety
Augustinus, Aurelius - The boy died young, full of Piety and promise; we do not know the date, but he was present at Monnica's death (Conf
Basilius, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia - At last the populace, wearied with the indecision, chose Eusebius, a man of high position and eminent Piety, but as yet unbaptized
Christ in the Middle Ages - Thus the mediaeval type of ascetical Piety was fully established (cf
Criticism - Even de Wette, one of the best representative men of the period, who combined so remarkably deep evangelical Piety with freedom from prejudice and with thoroughness of learning, was often undecided in his judgment, and his conclusions were vague and uncertain
Hippolytus Romanus - Hippolytus was a man of whose learning the whole Roman church must have been proud; he was of undoubted Piety, and of courage which he proved in his good confession afterwards
Apostles - Perhaps the only common elements were their Piety and their devotion to Jesus
Clementine Literature - Clement, anxious to be permitted to join himself permanently as travelling companion to Peter, reminds him of words used at Caesarea: how Peter had there invited those to travel with him who could do so with Piety, that is, without deserting wife, parents, or other relations whom they could not properly leave
Cyprianus (1) Thascius Caecilius - —Many Christian women lived, as a "work of Piety," the self-dedicated life of virgins in their own homes
Jerusalem - The mistaken Piety of the early Christians, in attempting to preserve, has either confused or annihilated the memorials it was anxious to render conspicuous
Lutherans - So far he can proceed by that operation of the mind which they denominated ATTRITION, and which, being within the sphere of his natural powers, they regarded as congruous Piety meritorious of justification as a preparation of the soul more or less necessary to receive and merit justifying grace
Calvinism - In the commencement of the following chapter he thus rejects the notion that predestination is to be understood as resulting from God's foreknowledge of what would be the conduct of either the elect or the reprobate: "It is a notion commonly entertained, that God, foreseeing what would be the respective merits of every individual, makes a correspondent distinction between different persons; that he adopts as his children such as he fore-knows will be deserving of his grace; and devotes to the damnation of death others, whose dispositions he sees will be inclined to wickedness and impiety. ...
He pretends that to assign any cause to the divine will is to suppose something antecedent to, something above God, and therefore "impious;" as if we might not suppose something IN God to be the rule of his will, not only without any impiety, but with truth and Piety; as, for instance, his perfect wisdom, holiness, justice, and goodness; or, in other words, to believe the exercise of his will to flow from the perfection of his whole nature; a much more honourable and Scriptural view of the will of God than that which subjects it to no rule, even though it should arise from the nature of God himself
Jews - 167,) eminent for his Piety and resolution, and the father of five sons, equally zealous for their religion, encouraged the people by his example and exhortations, "to stand up for the law:" and having soon collected an army of six thousand men, he eagerly undertook to free Judea from the oppression and persecution of the Syrians, and to restore the worship of the God of Israel; but being very old when he engaged in this important and arduous work, he did not live to see its completion
Odes of Solomon - The features which principally strike a reader of the Odes, besides some general counsels of Piety, may be summarized as follows
Leo i, the Great - There was not even an imposing representative of heresy; "on the throne of Rome, alone of all the great sees, did religion maintain its majesty, its sanctity, its Piety" (Milman, Lat
Pelagianism And Pelagius - It was alleged that he had said that man can if he will be without sin and that in writing a letter of commendation to a widow who had assumed the ascetic life he used fulsome and adulatory language which glorified her unexampled Piety as superlatively meritorious