the whole of practical piety ( 1 Timothy 4:8 ; 2 Pet 1:6 ). "It supposes knowledge, veneration, affection, dependence, submission, gratitude, and obedience." In 1 Timothy 3:16 it denotes the substance of revealed religion.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Godliness". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".