Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


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(mid.) to worship, be devout, God-fearing
mid., to stand in awe; to venerate, reverence, worship, adore, Mt. 15:9; Mk. 7:7; Acts 18:13; 19:27; part. σεβόμενος, η, ον, worshiping, devout, pious, a term applied to proselytes to Judaism, Acts 13:43; 16:14; 18:7; 13:50; 17:4, 17*

Greek-English Concordance for σέβω

Matthew 15:9 And in vain do they worship (sebontai | σέβονται | pres mid ind 3 pl) me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”
Mark 7:7 In vain do they worship (sebontai | σέβονται | pres mid ind 3 pl) me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.’
Acts 13:43 And after the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and devout (sebomenōn | σεβομένων | pres mid ptcp gen pl masc) converts followed Paul and Barnabas, who, as they spoke with them, were persuading them to continue in the grace of God.
Acts 13:50 But the Jews incited the devout (sebomenas | σεβομένας | pres mid ptcp acc pl fem) women of honorable rank and the leading men of the city, and they stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district.
Acts 16:14 And a certain woman, named Lydia, a seller of purple cloths from the city of Thyatira, a worshipper (sebomenē | σεβομένη | pres mid ptcp nom sg fem) of God, listened; and the Lord opened her heart to respond to what was said by Paul.
Acts 17:4 And some of them were persuaded and cast their lot with Paul and Silas, both a great number of devout (sebomenōn | σεβομένων | pres mid ptcp gen pl masc) Greeks and not a few of the leading women.
Acts 17:17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the worshippers (sebomenois | σεβομένοις | pres mid ptcp dat pl masc), and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there.
Acts 18:7 And he left there and went to the house of one named Titius Justus, a worshiper (sebomenou | σεβομένου | pres mid ptcp gen sg masc) of God, whose house was next door to the synagogue.
Acts 18:13 saying, “This man is persuading men to worship (sebesthai | σέβεσθαι | pres mid inf ) God in a way contrary to the law.”
Acts 19:27 There is danger not only that this trade of ours will fall into disrepute, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis is in danger of being regarded as worthless and her magnificence in danger of being destroyed, she whom all Asia and the world worship.” (sebetai | σέβεται | pres mid ind 3 sg)