Godliness



[god-lee] /ˈgɒd li/

adjective, godlier, godliest.
1.
conforming to the laws and wishes of ; devout; pious.
2.
coming from ; divine.
/ˈɡɒdlɪ/
adjective -lier, -liest
1.
having a religious character; pious; devout: a godly man
n.

1530s, from godly + -ness.
adj.

late 14c., from god + -ly (1).

the whole of practical piety (1 Tim. 4:8; 2 Pet. 1:6). “It supposes knowledge, veneration, affection, dependence, submission, gratitude, and obedience.” In 1 Tim. 3:16 it denotes the substance of revealed religion.

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