KJV Dictionary Definition: godliness
GOD'LINESS, n. from godly. Piety; belief in God, and reverence for his character and laws.
1. A religious life; a careful observance of the laws of God and performance of religious duties, proceeding from love and reverence for the divine character and commands; christian obedience.
Godliness is profitable unto all things. 1 Tim. 4.
2. Revelation; the system of christianity.
Without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness;
God was manifest in the flesh. l Tim.3.
GOD'LY, a. god-like Pious; reverencing God, and his character and laws.
1. Living in obedience to God's commands, from a principle of love to him and reverence of his character and precepts; religious; righteous; as a godly person.
2. Pious; conformed to God's law; as a godly life.
GOD'LY, adv. Piously; righteously.
All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer
persecution. 2 Tim.3.