952. bebélos
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bebélos: permitted to be trodden, by impl. unhallowed
Original Word: βέβηλος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: bebélos
Phonetic Spelling: (beb'-ay-los)
Short Definition: profane, secular, unspiritual, godless, worldly
Definition: permitted to be trodden, accessible.

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952 bébēlos (an adjective, derived from bainō, "go" and bēlos, "a threshold to enter a building") – properly, improper, unauthorized entry – literally, "crossing a threshold" which profanes because of improper entrance.

952 /bébēlos ("profane because of improper entrance") refers to people unfit to access (know) God, because they approach Him apart from faith. See also 949 (bébaios).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from bélos (a threshold)
permitted to be trodden, by impl. unhallowed
NASB Translation
godless person (1), profane (1), worldly (3).

STRONGS NT 952: βέβηλος

βέβηλος, βεβηλον (ΒΑΩ, βαίνω, βηλός threshold);

1. accessible, lawful to be trodden; properly, used of places; hence,

2. profane, equivalent to חֹל (i. e. unhallowed, common), Leviticus 10:10; 1 Samuel 21:4; opposed to ἅγιος (as in (Ezekiel 22:26); Philo, vit. Moys. iii., § 18): 1 Timothy 4:7; 1 Timothy 6:20; 2 Timothy 2:16; of men, profane i. e. ungodly: 1 Timothy 1:9; Hebrews 12:16. (Often in Greek writings from Aeschylus down.) (Cf. Trench, § 101.)

profane person.

From the base of basis and belos (a threshold); accessible (as by crossing the door-way), i.e. (by implication, of Jewish notions) heathenish, wicked -- profane (person).

see GREEK basis

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