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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Clean, Cleanness, Cleanse, Cleansing

Dictionaries :: Clean, Cleanness, Cleanse, Cleansing

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g2513 Greek: katharos

Clean, Cleanness, Cleanse, Cleansing:

"free from impure admixture, without blemish, spotless," is used

(a) physically, e.g., Mat 23:26; 27:59; Jhn 13:10 (where the Lord, speaking figuratively, teaches that one who has been entirely "cleansed," needs not radical renewal, but only to be "cleansed" from every sin into which he may fall); Jhn 15:3; Hbr 10:22; Rev 15:6; 19:8, 14; 21:18, 21;

(b) in a Levitical sense, Rom 14:20; Tts 1:15, "pure;"

(c) ethically, with the significance free from corrupt desire, from guilt, Mat 5:8; Jhn 13:10, 11; Act 20:26; 1Ti 1:5; 3:9; 2Ti 1:3; 2:22; Tts 1:15; Jam 1:27; "blameless, innocent" (a rare meaning for this word), Act 18:6;

(d) in a combined Levitical and ethical sense ceremonially, Luk 11:41, "all things are clean unto you."
See CLEAR, C, Note (2), PURE.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g2511 Greek: katharizo

Clean, Cleanness, Cleanse, Cleansing:

akin to A, signifies

(1) "to make clean, to cleanse"

(a) from physical stains and dirt, as in the case of utensils, Mat 23:25 (figuratively in Mat 23:26); from disease, as of leprosy, Mat 8:2;

(b) in a moral sense, from the defilement of sin, Act 15:9; 2Cr 7:1; Hbr 9:14; Jam 4:8, "cleanse" from the guilt of sin, Eph 5:26; 1Jo 1:7;

(2) "to pronounce clean in a Levitical sense," Mar 7:19, RV; Act 10:15; 11:9; "to consecrate by cleansings," Hbr 9:22, 23; 10:2.

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g1245 Greek: diakatharizo

Clean, Cleanness, Cleanse, Cleansing:

"to cleanse thoroughly," is used in Mat 3:12, RV.

Note: For kathairo, Jhn 15:2, RV, see PURGE, No. 1. For diakathairo, Luk 3:17, RV, see PURGE, No. 3.

C-1 Noun Strong's Number: g2512 Greek: katharismos

Clean, Cleanness, Cleanse, Cleansing:

akin to A, denotes "cleansing,"

(a) both the action and its results, in the Levitical sense, Mar 1:44; Luk 2:22, "purification;" 5:14, "cleansing;" Jhn 2:6; 3:25, "purifying;"

(b) in the moral sense, from sins, Hbr 1:3; 2Pe 1:9, RV, "cleansing."

C-2 Noun Strong's Number: g2514 Greek: katharotes

Clean, Cleanness, Cleanse, Cleansing:

akin to B, "cleanness, purity," is used in the Levitical sense in Hbr 9:13, RV, "cleanness."

Note: In 2Pe 2:18, some inferior mss. have ontos, "certainly" (AV, "clean"), for oligos, "scarcely" (RV, "just").


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