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Lexicon :: Strong's G169 - akathartos

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akathartos (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
From ἄλφα (G1) (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of καθαίρω (G2508) (meaning cleansed)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:427,381

Strong’s Definitions

ἀκάθαρτος akáthartos, ak-ath'-ar-tos; from G1 (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of G2508 (meaning cleansed); impure (ceremonially, morally (lewd) or specially, (demonic)):—foul, unclean.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 30x

The KJV translates Strong's G169 in the following manner: unclean (28x), foul (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 30x
The KJV translates Strong's G169 in the following manner: unclean (28x), foul (2x).
  1. not cleansed, unclean

    1. in a ceremonial sense: that which must be abstained from according to the levitical law

    2. in a moral sense: unclean in thought and life

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἀκάθαρτος akáthartos, ak-ath'-ar-tos; from G1 (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of G2508 (meaning cleansed); impure (ceremonially, morally (lewd) or specially, (demonic)):—foul, unclean.
STRONGS NT 169: ἀκάθαρτος
ἀκάθαρτος, -όν, (καθαίρω) [from Sophocles down], in the Sept. equivalent to טָמֶא, not cleansed, unclean;
a. in a ceremonial sense, that which must be abstained from according to the levitical law, lest impurity be contracted: Acts 10:14; Acts 11:8 (of food); Acts 10:28; 1 Corinthians 7:14 (of men); 2 Corinthians 6:17 (from Isaiah 52:11, of things pertaining to idolatry); Revelation 18:2 (of birds),
b. in a moral sense, unclean in thought and life (frequent in Plato): Ephesians 5:5; τὰ ἀκάθαρτα τῆς πορνείας, Revelation 17:4 (according to the true reading); πνεύματα, demons, bad angels [in twenty-three passages of the Gospels, Acts, and Revelation]: Matthew 10:1; Matthew 12:43; Mark 1:23, 26; Mark 3:11, etc.; Luke 4:33, 36; Luke 6:18, etc.; Acts 5:16; Acts 8:7; Revelation 16:13; Revelation 18:2 (πνεύματα πονηρά in Matthew 12:45; Luke 7:21; Luke 8:2; Luke 11:26; Acts 19:12f, 15f).
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

10:1; 12:43; 12:45
1:23; 1:26; 3:11
4:33; 4:36; 6:18; 7:21; 8:2; 11:26
5:16; 8:7; 10:14; 10:28; 11:8; 19:12; 19:15
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
16:13; 17:4; 18:2; 18:2

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G169 matches the Greek ἀκάθαρτος (akathartos),
which occurs 30 times in 29 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:1 - Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean G169 spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:43 - “Now when the unclean G169 spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:23 - Just then there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean G169 spirit; and he cried out,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:26 - Throwing him into convulsions, the unclean G169 spirit cried out with a loud voice and came out of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:27 - They were all amazed, so that they debated among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean G169 spirits, and they obey Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:11 - Whenever the unclean G169 spirits saw Him, they would fall down before Him and shout, “You are the Son of God!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:30 - because they were saying, “He has an unclean G169 spirit.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:2 - When He got out of the boat, immediately a man from the tombs with an unclean G169 spirit met Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:8 - For He had been saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean G169 spirit!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:13 - Jesus gave them permission. And coming out, the unclean G169 spirits entered the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, about two thousand of them; and they were drowned in the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:7 - And He *summoned the twelve and began to send them out in pairs, and gave them authority over the unclean G169 spirits;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:25 - But after hearing of Him, a woman whose little daughter had an unclean G169 spirit immediately came and fell at His feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:25 - When Jesus saw that a crowd was [fn]rapidly gathering, He rebuked the unclean G169 spirit, saying to it, “You deaf and mute spirit, I [fn]command you, come out of him and do not enter him [fn]again.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:33 - In the synagogue there was a man [fn]possessed by the spirit of an unclean G169 demon, and he cried out with a loud voice,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:36 - And amazement came upon them all, and they began talking with one another saying, “What is [fn]this message? For with authority and power He commands the unclean G169 spirits and they come out.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:18 - who had come to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean G169 spirits were being cured.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:29 - For He had commanded the unclean G169 spirit to come out of the man. For it had seized him many times; and he was bound with chains and shackles and kept under guard, and yet he would break his bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:42 - While he was still approaching, the demon [fn]slammed him to the ground and threw him into a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the unclean G169 spirit, and healed the boy and gave him back to his father.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:24 - “When the unclean G169 spirit goes out of [fn]a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and not finding any, it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:16 - Also the [fn]people from the cities in the vicinity of Jerusalem were coming together, bringing people who were sick [fn]or afflicted with unclean G169 spirits, and they were all being healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:7 - For in the case of many who had unclean G169 spirits, they were coming out of them shouting with a loud voice; and many who had been paralyzed and lame were healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:14 - But Peter said, “By no means, Lord, for I have never eaten anything [fn]unholy and unclean.” G169
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:28 - And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a man who is a Jew to associate with a foreigner or to visit him; and yet God has shown me that I should not call any man [fn]unholy or unclean. G169
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:8 - “But I said, ‘By no means, Lord, for nothing [fn]unholy or unclean G169 has ever entered my mouth.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:14 - For the unbelieving husband is sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified through [fn]her believing husband; for otherwise your children are unclean, G169 but now they are holy.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:17 - “Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE,” says the Lord.
And I will welcome you.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:5 - For this you know with certainty, that no [fn]immoral or impure G169 person G169 or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:13 - And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean G169 spirits like frogs;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:2 - And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying,[fn]Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a [fn]prison of every unclean G169 spirit, and a [fn]prison of every unclean G169 and hateful bird.

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