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Lexicon :: Strong's G2513 - katharos

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katharos (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain affinity
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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.
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 TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:8 - “Blessed are the pure G2513 in heart, for they will see God.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:26 - “You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the [fn]outside of it may also become clean G2513.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:59 - And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean G2513 linen cloth,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:41 - “But give that which is within as a charitable gift, and [fn]then all things are clean G2513 for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:10 - Jesus *said to him, “He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet; otherwise he is completely clean G2513. And you are clean G2513—but [fn]not all of you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:11 - For He knew the one who was betraying Him; it was for this reason that He said, “Not all of you are clean G2513.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:3 - “You are already [fn]clean G2513 because of the word which I have spoken to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:6 - But when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook out his garments and said to them, “Your blood is [fn]on your own heads! I am clean G2513. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:26 - “Therefore, I [fn]testify to you this day that I am [fn]innocent G2513 of the blood of all people.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:20 - Do not tear down the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are clean G2513, but they are evil for the person who eats [fn]and causes offense.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:5 - But the goal of our [fn]instruction is love from a pure G2513 heart, from a good conscience, and from a sincere faith.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:9 - but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear G2513 conscience.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:3 - I thank God, whom I serve with a clear G2513 conscience [fn]the way my forefathers did, as I constantly remember you in my [fn]prayers night and day,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:22 - Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord from a pure G2513 heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:15 - To the pure G2513, all things are pure G2513; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure G2513, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:22 - let’s approach God with a [fn]sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure G2513 water.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:27 - Pure G2513 and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained [fn]by the world.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:22 - Since you have purified your souls in obedience to the truth for a sincere love of the brothers and sisters, fervently love one another from [fn]the heart,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 15:6 - and the seven angels who had the seven plagues came out of the [fn]temple, clothed in [fn]linen, clean G2513 and bright, and their chests wrapped with golden sashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:8 - It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean G2513; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the [fn]saints.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:14 - And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean G2513, were following Him on white horses.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 21:18 - The material of the wall was jasper; and the city was pure G2513 gold, like [fn]clear G2513 glass.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 21:21 - And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure G2513 gold, like transparent glass.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:1 - And he showed me a river of the water of life, [fn]clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of [fn]the Lamb,
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