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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.
STRONGS NT 3538: νίπτω
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 as for you, when you fast, [fn]anoint your head and wash G3538 your face,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:2 - “Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash G3538 their hands when they eat bread.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:3 - (For the Pharisees and all the other Jews do not eat unless they [fn]carefully wash G3538 their hands, thereby holding firmly to the tradition of the elders;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:7 - and said to him, “Go, wash G3538 in the pool of Siloam (which is translated, Sent). So he left and washed G3538, and came back seeing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:11 - He answered, “The man who is called Jesus made mud, and spread it on my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash G3538; so I went away and washed G3538, and I received sight.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:15 - Then the Pharisees also were asking him again how he received his sight. And he said to them, “He applied mud to my eyes, and I washed G3538, and I see.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:5 - Then He *poured water into the basin, and began washing G3538 the disciples’ feet and wiping them with the towel which He had tied around Himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:6 - So He *came to Simon Peter. He *said to Him, “Lord, You are washing G3538 my feet?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:8 - Peter *said to Him, “Never shall You wash G3538 my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash G3538 you, you have no [fn]place with Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:10 - Jesus *said to him, “He who has bathed needs only to wash G3538 his feet; otherwise he is completely clean. And you are clean—but [fn]not all of you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:12 - Then, when He had washed G3538 their feet, and taken His garments and reclined at the table again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done for you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:14 - “So if I, the Lord and the Teacher, washed G3538 your feet, you also ought to wash G3538 one another’s feet.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:10 - having a reputation for good works; and if she has brought up children, if she has shown hospitality to strangers, if she has washed G3538 the [fn]saints’ feet, if she has assisted those in distress, and if she has devoted herself to every good work.

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