3741. hosios
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hosios: righteous, pious, holy
Original Word: ὅσιος, ία, ιον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: hosios
Phonetic Spelling: (hos'-ee-os)
Short Definition: holy, pious
Definition: holy, pious, godly, beloved of God.

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3741 hósios (a primitive word, NAS Dictionary) – properly, what is sanctioned by a higher law (especially divine law), i.e. accords with divine truth (providence) and hence deserves respect (reverence).

[3741 /hósiosin classical Greek likewise refers to what deserves pious respect.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
righteous, pious, holy
NASB Translation
devout (1), holy (4), Holy One (3).

STRONGS NT 3741: ὅσιος

ὅσιος, ὅσια, ὅσιον, and once (1 Timothy 2:8) of two terminations (as in Plato, legg. 8, p. 831 d.; Dionysius Halicarnassus, Antiquities, 5, 71 at the end; cf. Winers Grammar, § 11, 1; Buttmann, 26 (23); the feminine occurs in the N. T. only in the passage cited); from Aeschylus and Herodotus down; the Sept. chiefly for חָסִיד (cf. Grimm, Exgt. Hdbch. on Sap., p. 81 (and references under the word ἅγιος, at the end)); "undefiled by sin, free from wickedness, religiously observing every moral obligation, pure, holy, pious" (Plato, Gorgias, p. 507 b. περί μέν ἀνθρώπους τά προσηκοντα πράττων δικαἰ ἄν πραττοι, περί δέ θεούς ὅσια. The distinction between δίκαιος and ὅσιος is given in the same way by Polybius 23, 10, 8; Schol. ad Euripides, Hec. 788; Chariton 1, 10; (for other examples see Trench, § lxxxviii.; Wetstein on Ephesians 4:24; but on its applicability to N. T. usage see Trench, as above; indeed Plato elsewhere (Euthyphro, p. 12 e.) makes δίκαιος the generic and ὅσιος the specific term)); of men: Titus 1:8; Hebrews 7:26; οἱ ὅσιοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, the pious toward God, God's pious worshippers (Wis. 4:15 and often in the Psalms); so in a peculiar and pre-eminent sense of the Messiah (A. V. thy Holy One): Acts 2:27; Acts 13:35, after Psalm 15:10 (); χεῖρες (Aeschylus cho. 378; Sophocles O. C. 470), 1 Timothy 2:8. of God, holy: Revelation 15:4; Revelation 16:5 (also in secular authors occasionally of the gods; the Orphica, Arg. 27; hymn. 77, 2; of God in Deuteronomy 32:4 for יָשָׁר; Psalm 144:17 () for חָסִיד, cf. Wis. 5:19); τά ὅσια Δαυίδ, the holy things (of God) promised to David, i. e. the Messianic blessings, Acts 13:34 from Isaiah 55:3.

righteous, pious, holy

Of uncertain affinity; properly, right (by intrinsic or divine character; thus distinguished from dikaios, which refers rather to human statutes and relations; from hieros, which denotes formal consecration; and from hagios, which relates to purity from defilement), i.e. Hallowed (pious, sacred, sure) -- holy, mercy, shalt be. anakainosis

see GREEK hieros

see GREEK hagios

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