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θρησκεία

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
θρησκεία, ας, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
thrēskeia
Simplified transliteration: 
threskeia
Numbers
Strong's number: 
2356
GK Number: 
2579
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
4
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-1a
Gloss: 
religion, worship
Definition: 
religious worship, Col. 2:18; religion, a religious system, Acts 26:5; religion, piety, Jas. 1:26, 27*

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Acts 26:5 for they have known from the first, if they are willing to go on record, that I lived as a Pharisee according to the strictest party of our religious (thrēskeias | θρησκείας | gen sg fem) system.
Colossians 2:18 Let no one rob you of your prize, insisting on self-abasement and the worship (thrēskeia | θρησκείᾳ | dat sg fem) of angels, taking his stand on visions, puffed up with empty notions by his earthly way of thinking.
James 1:26 If someone thinks that he is religious, yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion (thrēskeia | θρησκεία | nom sg fem) is worthless.
James 1:27 Religion (thrēskeia | θρησκεία | nom sg fem) that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their time of trouble, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.