Piety.

Piety. [N] [E]

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.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Piety'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.