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Lexicon :: Strong's G3538 - niptō

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niptō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
To cleanse (especially the hands or the feet or the face)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 4:946,635

Trench's Synonyms: xlv. πλύνω, νίπτω, λούω.

Strong’s Definitions

νίπτω níptō, nip'-to; to cleanse (especially the hands or the feet or the face); ceremonially, to perform ablution:—wash. Compare G3068.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's G3538 in the following manner: wash (17x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's G3538 in the following manner: wash (17x).
  1. to wash

  2. to wash one's self

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
νίπτω níptō, nip'-to; to cleanse (especially the hands or the feet or the face); ceremonially, to perform ablution:—wash. Compare G3068.
νίπτω; (a later form for νίζω; cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 241 (Veitch, under the word νίζω; Buttmann, 63 (55); Winer's Grammar, 88 (84))); 1 aorist ἔνιψα; middle, present νιπτομια; 1 aorist ἐνιψάμην; the Sept. for רָחַץ; to wash: τινα, John 13:8; τούς πόδας τίνος, ibid. 5f 8, 12, 14; 1 Timothy 5:10; middle to wash oneself (cf. Buttmann, § 135, 5; Winer's Grammar, § 38, 2b.): John 9:7, 11, 15; τάς χεῖρας, to wash one's (own) hands, Mark 7:3; τούς πόδας, John 13:10 (T omits; WH brackets τούς πόδας); νίψαι τό προσοπον σου, Matthew 6:17; νίπτονται τάς χεῖρας αὐτῶν, Matthew 15:2. (Compare: ἀπονίπτω. Synonym: see λούω, at the end.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

6:17; 15:2
9:7; 9:11; 9:15; 13:8; 13:10
1 Timothy

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3538 matches the Greek νίπτω (niptō),
which occurs 17 times in 13 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:17 - But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash G3538 thy face;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:2 - Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash G3538 not their hands when they eat bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:3 - For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash G3538 their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:7 - And said unto him, Go, wash G3538 in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, G3538 and came seeing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:11 - He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: G3538 and I went and washed, G3538 and I received sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:15 - Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, G3538 and do see.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:5 - After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash G3538 the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:6 - Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost G3538  thou wash G3538 my feet?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:8 - Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt G3538  never wash G3538 my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash G3538 thee not, thou hast no part with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:10 - Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash G3538 his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:12 - So after he had washed G3538 their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:14 - If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed G3538 your feet; ye also ought to wash G3538 one another's feet.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:10 - Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed G3538 the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
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