|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (a.) Devoted to religious feelings and duties; absorbed in religious exercises; given to devotion; pious; reverent; religious.
2. (v. t.) Expressing devotion or piety; as, eyes devout; sighs devout; a devout posture.
3. (v. t.) Warmly devoted; hearty; sincere; earnest; as, devout wishes for one's welfare.
4. (n.) A devotee.
5. (n.) A devotional composition, or part of a composition; devotion.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
de-vout' (eulabes, eusebes, sebomai, "pious," "dutiful," "reverential"): The word is peculiar to Luke. Applied to Simeon (Luke 2:25), Cornelius (Acts 10:2, 7), Ananias (Acts 22:12). "Devout proselytes" (Acts 13:43, the King James Version "religious proselytes"), with possible reference to the proselytes of righteousness as distinguished from the proselytes of the gate (see PROSELYTE). "Devout women of honorable estate" (Acts 13:50), proselytes to Judaism and wives of the men in high position among the heathen (see Josephus, BJ, II, xx, 2). "Devout Greeks" (Acts 17:4), probably, though not necessarily, proselytes of the gate, heathen by birth, who attended the synagogue services and worshipped God. "Devout persons" (Acts 17:17), proselytes of the gate.
M. O. Evans
Devout (13 Occurrences)
Luke 2:25 Behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 2:5 Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under the sky. (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Acts 8:2 Devout men buried Stephen, and lamented greatly over him. (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Acts 10:2 a devout man, and one who feared God with all his house, who gave gifts for the needy generously to the people, and always prayed to God. (WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 10:7 When the angel who spoke to him had departed, Cornelius called two of his household servants and a devout soldier of those who waited on him continually. (WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 13:43 Now when the synagogue broke up, many of the Jews and of the devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas; who, speaking to them, urged them to continue in the grace of God. (WEB WEY ASV YLT RSV NIV)
Acts 13:50 But the Jews stirred up the devout and prominent women and the chief men of the city, and stirred up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and threw them out of their borders. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Acts 17:4 Some of them were persuaded, and joined Paul and Silas, of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and not a few of the chief women. (WEB KJV ASV WBS RSV)
Acts 17:17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who met him. (WEB KJV ASV WBS RSV)
Acts 22:12 One Ananias, a devout man according to the law, well reported of by all the Jews who lived in Damascus, (WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Titus 1:8 but given to hospitality, as a lover of good, sober minded, fair, holy, self-controlled; (See NAS)
1 Kings 18:3 Ahab called Obadiah, who was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared Yahweh greatly: (See NIV)
Isaiah 57:1 The upright man goes to his death, and no one gives a thought to it; and god-fearing men are taken away, and no one is troubled by it; for the upright man is taken away because of evil-doing, and goes into peace. (See NAS RSV NIV)