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What Does The Bible Say About "Religion"?

The English word religion, which is generally defined as "a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny" is derived from the Latin word religio which meant to respect, or care for. "Religion" is found only 5 times, in the King James Version of The Bible, to translate (the Old Testament was originally written mostly in Hebrew and the New Testament was written mostly in Greek) 2 Greek words, pronounced thrace-key-yah, meaning observance, and ee-oo-dah-is-mos, which referred specifically to Judaism (the ee-oo-dah refers to the pronunciation of Judah).

References To "Religion"

Holy Bible The apostle Paul speaking of ee-oo-dah-is-mos religion, which referred specifically to Judaism:

References to thrace-key-yah religion, meaning observance, once by Paul, once by James:

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