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Godless
Godlessness
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The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Godlessness
godlessness, a mode of thinking or being that excludes God from life and ignores or perhaps deliberately violates God’s laws and commandments. The godlessness of a person is often associated with such characteristics as worthlessness, ruthlessness, wickedness, pride, impiety, and the like. Basically,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Godless
Godless. †Alienated from God, both in state and in activity; over against God, thus actively in opposition to him. The godless (Heb. ḥānēp̱; KJV “hypocrite”) have no standing before God (Job 13:16); their joys are momentary (20:5), and their hopes will perish (8:13; 27:8; Prov. 11:7; Heb.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Godlessness
Godlessnessgodlessness, a mode of thinking or being that excludes God from life and ignores or perhaps even deliberately violates God’s laws and commandments. There are, of course, numerous characteristics that can demonstrate the godlessness of a person, including worthlessness, ruthlessness, wickedness,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GODLESS
GODLESS<god’-les>: This word is not found in the text of the King James Version. It is found, however, in Apocrypha (2 Macc 7:34, “O godless (the Revised Version (British and American) “unholy”) man”). the Revised Version (British and American) substitutes the word “godless” for the word “hypocrite”
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Godlessness
GODLESSNESS Attitude and style of life that excludes God from thought and ignores or deliberately violates God’s laws. Romans 1:20–32 is a classic characterization of godlessness: the godless refuse to acknowledge God in spite of the evidence of creation (1:20–21), engage in willful idolatry (1:25),
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Godless
godless. This term, referring to someone who does not acknowledge God, is most often used in the sense “wicked” or “impious.” Neither it nor its cognate noun godlessness occurs in the KJV (which prefers ungodly and ungodliness), but the term is sometimes used in modern versions to render such words as
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Godless
GODLESS, godʹles: This word is not found in the text of AV. It is found, however, in Apoc (2 Macc 7:34, “O godless [RV “unholy”] man”). RV substitutes the word “godless” for the word “hypocrite” in the following passages: Job 8:13; 13:16; 15:34; 17:8; 20:5; 27:8; 34:30; 36:13; Prov 11:9; Isa 33:14. RV
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GODLESS
GODLESS [אוֹנִיםʾonim, בְּלִיַּעלbeliyaʿal, זֵרִיםzedhim, חָנֵףkhanef; ἄθεος atheos, ἀνόσιος anosios, ἀσεβής asebēs, βέβηλος bebēlos]. The khanef is a person who ignores God, God’s rules, and the threat of punishment for so doing (Job 8:13; Isa 10:6; 33:14), and the khanef harms others through
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