The Greek word akribos

Found just five times in the New Testament (Mt. 2:8; Lk. 1:3; Acts 18:25; Eph. 5:15; 1 Thess. 5:2), the Greek adverb “akribos” meant things like “diligently,” “exactly,” “carefully.”

Herod wanted a “diligent” search to be made for Jesus (Mt. 2:8). Luke had a very accurate understanding of the Lord’s life (Lk. 1:3). This adverb is also applied to the teaching of Apollos (Acts 18:25) and to living the Christian life (Eph. 5:15; 1 Thess. 5:2).