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Lexicon :: Strong's G2513 - katharos

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kä-thä-ro's (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain affinity
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:413,381

Trench's Synonyms: lxxxv. εἰλικρινής, καθαρός.

Strong’s Definitions

καθαρός katharós, kath-ar-os'; of uncertain affinity; clean (literally or figuratively):—clean, clear, pure.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x

The KJV translates Strong's G2513 in the following manner: pure (17x), clean (10x), clear (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x
The KJV translates Strong's G2513 in the following manner: pure (17x), clean (10x), clear (1x).
  1. clean, pure

    1. physically

      1. purified by fire

      2. in a similitude, like a vine cleansed by pruning and so fitted to bear fruit

    2. in a levitical sense

      1. clean, the use of which is not forbidden, imparts no uncleanness

    3. ethically

      1. free from corrupt desire, from sin and guilt

      2. free from every admixture of what is false, sincere genuine

      3. blameless, innocent

      4. unstained with the guilt of anything

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
καθαρός katharós, kath-ar-os'; of uncertain affinity; clean (literally or figuratively):—clean, clear, pure.
STRONGS NT 2513: καθαρός
καθαρός, καθαρά, καθαρόν; (akin to Latincastus, incestus, English chaste, chasten; Curtius, § 26; Vanicek, p. 177); from Homer down; the Sept. mostly for טָהור; clean, pure (free from the admixture or adhesion of anything that soils, adulterates, corrupts);
a. physically: Matthew 23:26; Matthew 27:59; Hebrews 10:22 (23); Revelation 15:6; Revelation 19:8, 14, and Rec. in Revelation 22:1; χρυσίον, purified by fire, Revelation 21:18, 21; in a similitude, like a vine cleansed by pruning and so fitted to bear fruit, John 15:3; λελουμένος... καθαρός ὅλος (where the idea winch Christ expresses figuratively is as follows: 'he whose inmost nature has been renovated does not need radical renewal, but only to be cleansed from every several fault into which he may fall through contact with the unrenewed world'), John 13:10.
b. in a levitical sense; clean, i. e. the use of which is not forbidden, imparts no uncleanness: πάντα καθαρά, Romans 14:20; Titus 1:15.
c. ethically; free from corrupt desire, from sin and guilt: Titus 1:15; ὑμεῖς καθαροί, John 13:10 (11); οἱ καθαροί τῇ καρδία (as respects heart (Winer's Grammar, § 31, 6 a.)), Matthew 5:8 (καθαρός χεῖρας, Herodotus 1, 35; κατά τό σῶμα καί κατά τήν ψυχήν, Plato, Crat., p. 405 b.); free from every admixture of what is false, sincere, ἐκ καθαρᾶς καρδίας, 1 Timothy 1:5; 2 Timothy 2:22, and R G in 1 Peter 1:22; ἐν καθαρά συνειδήσει, 1 Timothy 3:9; 2 Timothy 1:3; genuine (joined with ἀμίαντος) θρησκεία, James 1:27; blameless, innocent, Acts 18:6. Hebraistically with the addition of ἀπό τίνος, pure from, i. e. unstained with the guilt of, anything (Winers Grammar, § 30, 6 a.; Buttmann, 157f (137f)): ἀπό τοῦ αἵματος, Acts 20:26; Susanna 46 Alex., cf. Genesis 24:8; Tobit 3:14; καθαρᾶς ἔχειν τάς χεῖρας ἀπό τοῦ φόνου, Josephus, Antiquities 4, 8, 16; in classical Greek with a simple genitive, as φόνου, Plato, legg. 9, p. 864 e.; cf. Passow, under the word, p. 1528{a}; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, 3); Kühner, § 421, 4 ii., p. 344.
d. in a levitical and ethical sense: πάντα καθαρά ὑμῖν, Luke 11:41, on which see ἔνειμι. (Synonym: see εἰλικρινής; cf. Westcott on 1 John 3:3.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

5:8; 23:26; 27:59
13:10; 13:10; 15:3
18:6; 20:26
1 Timothy
1:5; 3:9
2 Timothy
1:3; 2:22
1:15; 1:15
1 Peter
1 John
15:6; 19:8; 19:14; 21:18; 21:21; 22:1

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2513 matches the Greek καθαρός (katharos),
which occurs 28 times in 24 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:8 - Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:26 - “Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:59 - When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:41 - “But rather give alms of such things as you have; then indeed all things are clean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:10 - Jesus said to him, “He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:11 - For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, “You are not all clean.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:3 - “You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:6 - But when they opposed him and blasphemed, he shook his garments and said to them, “Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:26 - “Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:20 - Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are pure, but it is evil for the man who eats with offense.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:5 - Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:9 - holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:3 - I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:22 - Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:15 - To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:22 - let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:27 - Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:22 - Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit[fn] in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 15:6 - And out of the temple came the seven angels having the seven plagues, clothed in pure bright linen, and having their chests girded with golden bands.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:8 - And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:14 - And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean,[fn] followed Him on white horses.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 21:18 - The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 21:21 - The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:1 - And he showed me a pure[fn] river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
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