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filth, fil'-thi-nes, fil'-thi (tso'ah, Tum'ah; rhupoo):

The word once translated "filth" in the Old Testament is tso'ah, "excrement" or "dung," elsewhere translated "dung" (Isaiah 4:4, used figuratively of evil doings, sin, "the filth of the daughters of Zion"; compare Proverbs 30:12); in the New Testament we have perikatharma "cleansings" "sweepings," offscourings (1 Corinthians 4:13, "We are made as the filth of the world," the Revised Version, margin "or refuse"); rhupos, "filth," "dirt," Septuagint for tso'ah in Isaiah 4:4 (1 Peter 3:21, "the filth of the flesh").

"Filthiness" is the translation of tum'ah, "uncleanness" (ritual, Leviticus 5:3; Leviticus 7:20, etc.), used figuratively of moral impurity, translated "filthiness" (Ezra 6:21 Lamentations 1:9 Ezekiel 22:15; Ezekiel 24:11, 13; 36:25); niddah, "impurity" (2 Chronicles 29:5); figuratively (Ezra 9:11); the Revised Version (British and American) has "uncleanness," but "filthiness" for uncleanness at close of verse (niddah); nechosheth, "brass," figuratively (for "impurity" or "impudence") (Ezekiel 16:36); aischrotes, primarily "ugliness," tropical for unbecomingness, indecency (only Ephesians 5:4, "nor filthiness, nor foolish talking"; Alford has "obscenity," Weymouth, "shameful"); akathartes, "uncleanness" (Revelation 17:4 the King James Version), corrected text, ta akatharta, "the unclean things," so the Revised Version (British and American).

"Filthy" is the translation of 'alach, "to be turbid," to become foul or corrupt in a moral sense (Job 15:16 the King James Version; Psalm 14:3; Psalm 53:3); `iddim, plural of `iddah, from `adhadh, "to number or compute (monthly courses)"; Isaiah 64:6, "All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags," the Revised Version (British and American) "as a polluted garment"; compare Ezekiel 36:17; aischros, "ugly," tropical for unbecoming, shameful (Titus 1:11, "for filthy lucre's sake"; compare Titus 1:7); shameful discourse aischrologia (Colossians 3:8 the King James Version); rhupoo, "filthy," in a moral sense polluted (Revelation 22:11, "He that is filthy, let him be filthy still," the Revised Version (British and American) "let him be made filthy still" (corrected text), margin "yet more"; Alford, "Let the filthy (morally polluted) pollute himself still" (in the constant middle sense of passive verbs when the act depends on the man's self)).

In Apocrypha we have (Ecclesiasticus 22:1): "A slothful man is compared to a filthy (ardaloo) stone," the Revised Version (British and American) "a stone that is defiled," 22:2 "A slothful man is compared to the filth (bolbiton) of a dunghill"; 27:4 "So the filth (skubalon) of a man in his talk (the Revised Version (British and American) "of man in his reasoning") remaineth."


W. L. Walker

4509. rhupos -- filth
... filth. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: rhupos Phonetic Spelling:
(hroo'-pos) Short Definition: filth, dirt Definition: filth, filthiness, dirt ...
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1004. borboros -- mud, filth
... mud, filth. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: borboros Phonetic Spelling:
(bor'-bor-os) Short Definition: mud, mire, filth Definition: mud, mire ...
// - 6k

4507. rhuparia -- to make filthy
... to make filthy. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: rhuparia Phonetic
Spelling: (hroo-par-ee'-ah) Short Definition: filth, pollution Definition ...
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4027. perikatharma -- that which is cleaned off, refuse
... refuse. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: perikatharma Phonetic Spelling:
(per-ee-kath'-ar-mah) Short Definition: refuse, filth Definition: refuse ...
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3075. lumainomai -- to outrage, to corrupt
... to ravage, destroy. Middle voice from a probably derivative of luo (meaning filth);
properly, to soil, ie (figuratively) insult (maltreat) -- make havock of. ...
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2946. kulismos -- a rolling
... wallowing, rolling. From kulioo; a wallow (the effect of rolling), ie Filth --
wallowing. see GREEK kulioo. (kulismon) -- 1 Occurrence. 2945, 2946. ...
// - 6k

766. aselgeia -- licentiousness, wantonness
... Word Usage licentiousness (1), sensual (1), sensuality (8). filth,
lasciviousness, debauchery. From a compound of a (as a negative ...
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2511. katharizo -- to cleanse
... according to context. Cognate: 2511 -- make pure ("clean"), removing all
admixture (intermingling of filth). See 2513 (). Word Origin ...
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4508. rhuparos -- filthy
... dirty. Cognate: 4508 (an adjective, derived from 4509 , "moral filth") --
filthy, foul (used only in Js 2:2). See 4509 (). Word ...
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850. auchmeros -- to boast
... 850 -- properly, dry ("dried out") from strong heat, producing dust (parched dirt);
(figuratively) , filled with extraneous filth () which impede vision ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6675. tsoah -- filth
... 6674, 6675. tsoah or tsoah(844b). 6676 . filth. Transliteration: tsoah or
tsoah(844b) Phonetic Spelling: (tso-aw') Short Definition: filth. ...
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6627. tseah -- filth, human excrement
... 6626, 6627. tseah. 6628 . filth, human excrement. Transliteration: tseah
Phonetic Spelling: (tsaw-aw') Short Definition: dung. Word ...
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8251. shiqquts -- detested thing
... idols (1), abomination (4), abominations (5), detestable (1), detestable idol (3),
detestable idols (2), detestable things (10), detested things (1), filth (1 ...
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8263. sheqets -- detestation, detestable thing
... abomination. From shaqats; filth, ie (figuratively and specifically) an idolatrous
object -- abominable(-tion). see HEBREW shaqats. 8262, 8263. sheqets. 8264 ...
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5478. suchah -- offal
... torn. From the same as Cuwach; something swept away, ie Filth -- torn. see HEBREW
Cuwach. 5477, 5478. suchah. 5479 . Strong's Numbers.
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2612. choneph -- profaneness
... hypocrisy. From chaneph; moral filth, ie Wickedness -- hypocrisy. see HEBREW
chaneph. 2611, 2612. choneph. 2613 . Strong's Numbers.
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830. ashpoth -- an ash heap, refuse heap, dunghill
... shphoth {shef-ohth'}; plural of a noun of the same form as 'ashpah, from shaphah
(in the sense of scraping); a heap of rubbish or filth -- dung (hill). ...
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That no one is Without Filth and Without Sin.
... Third Book. 54. That no one is without filth and without sin. In Job:
"For who is pure from filth? Not one; even if his life be ...
/.../cyprian/three books of testimonies against the jews/54 that no one is.htm

"Now the End of the Commandment," &C.
... And he hath come likewise with water, to wash and cleanse us from the
spots, and filth, and power of sin. The first removes the ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/sermon xiii now the end.htm

Of Tribulation
... steps of Christ; despising this present world; loving and seeking only the things
unseen; taking perfect penance; and purging himself from all filth of mind ...
// fire of love/chapter v of tribulation.htm

How to Make Use of Christ for Cleansing of us from Our Daily Spots ...
... See Titus 3:5. Now, in speaking to this, we shall observe the same method; and first
shew, what Christ has done to take away this filth; and next, what way we ...
/.../brown/christ the way the truth and the life/chapter ix how to make.htm

That Perfect Love Mingles Nothing with God: and Why. And that it ...
... OF FLESHLY LOVE. If we perfectly forsake the filth of sins and the vices
of this world, we love nothing but God. How truly should ...
/.../rolle/the fire of love/chapter xxiii that perfect love.htm

Cyprian's Testimonies Concerning the Imperfection of Our Own ...
... his letter to Quirinus his own most absolute judgment on this subject, to which
he subjoined the divine testimonies, "That no one is without filth and without ...
/.../anti-pelagian writings/chapter 27 x cyprians testimonies concerning.htm

That Perfect Love Binds to God Without Loosing and Makes Man ...
... The soul that receives it is purged with blessed fire and in it bides no rust nor
filth, but it is altogether thirled with heavenly joy, so that our inward ...
/...// fire of love/chapter xi that perfect love.htm

Dilemma and Deliverance
... schools to this day there are books put into the hands of our youth that are by
no means fit for them to read"books which contain all kinds of filth, and if ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 6 1860/dilemma and deliverance.htm

Holy Baptism...
... with pure water, into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit ,
thereby signifying to us, that as water washes away the filth of the body ...
/.../various/the belgic confession /article xxxiv holy baptism.htm

Of the Despising of the World
... Therefore these rich niggards bind themselves thrall in most foul filth and stink,
and joy to be called lords of men, though they be servants of sin. ...
// fire of love/chapter ii of the despising.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Foul matter; anything that soils or defiles; dirt; nastiness.

2. (n.) Anything that sullies or defiles the moral character; corruption; pollution.

Filth (21 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Anything that sullies or defiles the moral character; corruption; pollution.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FILTH; FILTHINESS; FILTHY. ...
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Filthy (22 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (superl.) Defiled with filth, whether material or moral;
nasty; dirty; polluted; foul; impure; obscene. ...FILTH; FILTHINESS; FILTHY. ...
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Filthiness (16 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) That which is filthy, or makes filthy; foulness; nastiness; corruption;
pollution; impurity. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FILTH; FILTHINESS; FILTHY ...
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Offscouring (2 Occurrences)
... 1 Corinthians 4:13 the greatest of the apostles reminds the prosperous and
self-satisfied Corinthinns that they, the apostles, were "made as the filth of the ...
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Dirt (9 Occurrences)
... Dirt (9 Occurrences). 1 Corinthians 4:13 Being defamed, we entreat. We are made
as the filth of the world, the dirt wiped off by all, even until now. (WEB WEY). ...
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Fills (20 Occurrences)

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Vomited (5 Occurrences)
... true proverb, "A dog returns to what he has vomited," and also in the other proverb,
"The sow has washed itself and now goes back to roll in its filth." (WEY). ...
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Universe (19 Occurrences)
... conciliate. We have come to be regarded as the mere dirt and filth of the
world--the refuse of the universe, even to this hour. (WEY). ...
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Gehenna (12 Occurrences)
... city. Here the dead bodies of animals and of criminals, and all kinds of
filth, were cast and consumed by fire kept always burning. ...
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Gazing-stock (2 Occurrences)
... used. (WBS). Nahum 3:6 And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make
thee vile, and will set thee as a gazing-stock. (ASV WBS). ...
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Bible Concordance
Filth (21 Occurrences)

1 Corinthians 4:13 Being defamed, we entreat. We are made as the filth of the world, the dirt wiped off by all, even until now.

James 1:21 Therefore, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with humility the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

1 Peter 3:21 This is a symbol of baptism, which now saves you-not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

2 Peter 2:22 Their case is that described in the true proverb, "A dog returns to what he has vomited," and also in the other proverb, "The sow has washed itself and now goes back to roll in its filth."

Revelation 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

Leviticus 1:16 and he shall take away its crop with its filth, and cast it beside the altar on the east part, in the place of the ashes.

Deuteronomy 23:13 and a nail thou hast on thy staff, and it hath been, in thy sitting without, that thou hast digged with it, and turned back, and covered thy filth;

2 Kings 18:27 But Rabshakeh said to them, "Has my master sent me to your master, and to you, to speak these words? Hasn't he sent me to the men who sit on the wall, to eat their own dung, and to drink their own water with you?"
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 29:5 and said to them, Hear me, you Levites; now sanctify yourselves, and sanctify the house of Yahweh, the God of your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place. Esther

Proverbs 30:12 There is a generation that is pure in their own eyes, yet are not washed from their filthiness.

Isaiah 4:4 when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from its midst, by the spirit of justice, and by the spirit of burning.

Isaiah 28:8 For all tables are completely full of filthy vomit and filthiness.

Isaiah 36:12 But the Rab-shakeh said, Is it to your master or to you that my master has sent me to say these words? has he not sent me to the men seated on the wall? for they are the people who will be short of food with you when the town is shut in.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 57:20 And the wicked 'are' as the driven out sea, For to rest it is not able, And its waters cast out filth and mire.

Ezekiel 4:12 A barley-cake thou dost eat it, and it with dung -- the filth of man -- thou dost bake before their eyes.

Ezekiel 24:6 Wherefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Woe to the bloody city, to the caldron whose rust is therein, and whose rust is not gone out of it! take out of it piece after piece; No lot is fallen upon it.
(See JPS)

Ezekiel 24:11 Then set it empty on its coals, that it may be hot, and its brass may burn, and that its filthiness may be molten in it, that its rust may be consumed.

Ezekiel 24:12 She hath wearied herself with toil; yet her great rust goeth not forth out of her; her rust goeth not forth by fire.
(See JPS)

Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is oppressed, he is crushed in judgment; because he was content to walk after man's command.
(See JPS)

Nahum 3:6 I will throw abominable filth on you, and make you vile, and will set you a spectacle.

Zephaniah 1:17 I will bring distress on men, that they will walk like blind men, because they have sinned against Yahweh, and their blood will be poured out like dust, and their flesh like dung.
(See NIV)



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Dirt (9 Occurrences)

Fills (20 Occurrences)

Vomited (5 Occurrences)

Universe (19 Occurrences)

Gehenna (12 Occurrences)

Gazing-stock (2 Occurrences)

Gleam (5 Occurrences)

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Gazing (11 Occurrences)

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Demand (34 Occurrences)

Kindly (57 Occurrences)

Refuse (103 Occurrences)

Try (84 Occurrences)

Ashes (44 Occurrences)

Crop (33 Occurrences)

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Pledge (55 Occurrences)

Moment (71 Occurrences)

Likeness (52 Occurrences)

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Throw (135 Occurrences)

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Conscience (36 Occurrences)

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