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Easton's Bible DictionaryThe various forms of uncleanness according to the Mosaic law are enumerated in Leviticus 11-15; Numbers 19. The division of animals into clean and unclean was probably founded on the practice of sacrifice. It existed before the Flood (Genesis 7:2). The regulations regarding such animals are recorded in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14:1-21.
The Hebrews were prohibited from using as food certain animal substances, such as (1) blood; (2) the fat covering the intestines, termed the caul; (3) the fat on the intestines, called the mesentery; (4) the fat of the kidneys; and (5) the fat tail of certain sheep (Exodus 29:13, 22; Leviticus 3:4-9; 9:19; 17:10; 19:26).
The chief design of these regulations seems to have been to establish a system of regimen which would distinguish the Jews from all other nations. Regarding the design and the abolition of these regulations the reader will find all the details in Leviticus 20:24-26; Acts 10:9-16; 11:1-10; Hebrews 9:9-14.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (superl.) Free from dirt or filth; as, clean clothes.
2. (superl.) Free from that which is useless or injurious; without defects; as, clean land; clean timber.
3. (superl.) Free from awkwardness; not bungling; adroit; dexterous; as, a clean trick; a clean leap over a fence.
4. (superl.) Free from errors and vulgarisms; as, a clean style.
5. (superl.) Free from restraint or neglect; complete; entire.
6. (superl.) Free from moral defilement; sinless; pure.
7. (superl.) Free from ceremonial defilement.
8. (superl.) Free from that which is corrupting to the morals; pure in tone; healthy.
9. (superl.) Well-proportioned; shapely; as, clean limbs.
10. (adv.) Without limitation or remainder; quite; perfectly; wholly; entirely.
11. (adv.) Without miscarriage; not bunglingly; dexterously.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaCLEAN
klen (Anglo-Saxon cloene, "clear," "pure"): Rendering four Hebrew roots: bar, etc., "purify," "select," "make shining"; zakh, etc., "bright," "clean" "pure"; naqi, "free from," "exempt"; Taher, "clean," "pure," "empty," "bright" (?) the principal root, rendered "clean" 80 times (the King James Version); occurring in all its forms in various renderings about 200 times; also one Greek root, katharos, etc., akin to castus, "chaste," "free from admixture or adhesion of anything that soils, adulterates, corrupts" (Thayer's Lexicon). The physical, ritual, ethical, spiritual, figurative uses continually overlap, especially the last four.
Greek2513. katharos -- clean (adjective)
... clean (adjective). Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: katharos Phonetic
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2511. katharizo -- to cleanse
1571. ekkathairo -- to cleanse thoroughly
53. hagnos -- free from ceremonial defilement, holy, sacred
621. apoleicho -- lick.
3689. ontos -- really, truly
1039. bussinos -- fine linen
2508. kathairo -- to cleanse
167. akatharsia -- uncleanness
631. apomasso -- to wipe off
Strong's Hebrew2891. taher -- to be clean or pure
... 2890, 2891. taher. 2892 . to be clean or pure. Transliteration: taher Phonetic
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2889. tahor -- clean, pure
2135. zakah -- to be clear, clean or pure
1249. bar -- pure, clean
2141. zakak -- to be bright, clean or pure
2134. zak -- pure, clean
5343. neqe -- clean, pure
5352. naqah -- to be empty or clean
5355. naqiy -- clean, free from, exempt
5355a. naqi -- clean, free from, exempt
A Clean Tongue.
September the Thirteenth the Clean Heart
Things Clean and Unclean According to the Law and the Gospel.
July the Thirty-First the Clean Flame of Love
Whether the Sixth Beatitude, "Blessed are the Clean of Heart," Etc ...
January the Twenty-Eighth Clean and Unclean Anger
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Bible ConcordanceClean (298 Occurrences)
Matthew 3:12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor. He will gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire."
Matthew 5:8 Happy are the clean in heart: for they will see God.
Matthew 6:17 But when you go without food, put oil on your head and make your face clean;
Matthew 8:2 Behold, a leper came to him and worshiped him, saying, "Lord, if you want to, you can make me clean."
Matthew 8:3 Jesus stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, "I want to. Be made clean." Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons. Freely you received, so freely give.
Matthew 11:5 the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.
Matthew 12:44 Then he says, 'I will return to my house that I left;' and he comes and finds it unoccupied, swept clean, and in good order.
Matthew 23:25 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and unrighteousness.
Matthew 23:26 You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the platter, that its outside may become clean also.
Matthew 27:59 Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
Mark 1:40 A leper came to him, begging him, kneeling down to him, and saying to him, "If you want to, you can make me clean."
Mark 1:41 Being moved with compassion, he stretched out his hand, and touched him, and said to him, "I want to. Be made clean."
Mark 1:42 When he had said this, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was made clean.
Mark 1:44 and said to him, "See you say nothing to anybody, but go show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing the things which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them."
Mark 7:19 because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, and passes away ejected from him?" By these words Jesus pronounced all kinds of food clean.
Luke 2:22 And when the necessary days for making them clean by the law of Moses had come to an end, they took him to Jerusalem to give him to the Lord
Luke 3:17 whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor, and will gather the wheat into his barn; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
Luke 4:27 There were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed, except Naaman, the Syrian."
Luke 5:12 It happened, while he was in one of the cities, behold, there was a man full of leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell on his face, and begged him, saying, "Lord, if you want to, you can make me clean."
Luke 5:13 He stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, "I want to. Be made clean." Immediately the leprosy left him.
Luke 5:14 He commanded him to tell no one, "But go your way, and show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing according to what Moses commanded, for a testimony to them."
Luke 7:22 Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John the things which you have seen and heard: that the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.
Luke 10:34 And came to him and put clean linen round his wounds, with oil and wine; and he put him on his beast and took him to a house and took care of him.
Luke 11:25 and when it comes, it finds the house swept clean and in good order.
Luke 11:39 The Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but your inward part is full of extortion and wickedness.
Luke 11:41 But give for gifts to the needy those things which are within, and behold, all things will be clean to you.
Luke 17:14 When he saw them, he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." It happened that as they went, they were cleansed.
Luke 17:15 And one of them, when he saw that he was clean, turning back, gave praise to God in a loud voice;
Luke 17:17 Jesus answered, "Weren't the ten cleansed? But where are the nine?
John 9:7 And said to him, Go and make yourself clean in the bath of Siloam (the sense of the name is, Sent). So he went away and, after washing, came back able to see.
John 9:11 His answer was: The man who is named Jesus put earth mixed with water on my eyes, and said to me, Go and make yourself clean in Siloam: so I went away and, after washing, am now able to see.
John 11:55 Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and numbers of people went up from the country to Jerusalem to make themselves clean before the Passover.
John 13:8 Peter said, I will never let my feet be washed by you, never. Jesus said in answer, If I do not make you clean you have no part with me.
John 13:10 Jesus said to him, "Someone who has bathed only needs to have his feet washed, but is completely clean. You are clean, but not all of you."
John 13:11 For he knew him who would betray him, therefore he said, "You are not all clean."
John 13:14 If then I, the Lord and the Master, have made your feet clean, it is right for you to make one another's feet clean.
John 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh it away: and every 'branch' that beareth fruit, he cleanseth it, that it may bear more fruit.
John 15:3 You are already pruned clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
Acts 10:15 A voice came to him again the second time, "What God has cleansed, you must not call unclean."
Acts 11:9 But a voice answered me the second time out of heaven,'What God has cleansed, don't you call unclean.'
Acts 15:9 He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.
Acts 18:6 When they opposed him and blasphemed, he shook out his clothing and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean. From now on, I will go to the Gentiles!"
Acts 20:26 Therefore I testify to you this day that I am clean from the blood of all men,
Acts 21:24 Go with these, and make yourself clean with them, and make the necessary payments for them, so that they may be free from their oath: and everyone will see that the statements made about you are not true, but that you put yourself under rule, and keep the law.
Acts 21:26 Then Paul took the men, and on the day after, making himself clean with them, he went into the Temple, giving out the statement that the days necessary for making them clean were complete, till the offering was made for every one of them.
Acts 24:18 And having been made clean, I was in the Temple, but not with a great number of people, and not with noise: but there were certain Jews from Asia,
Romans 14:20 Don't overthrow God's work for food's sake. All things indeed are clean, however it is evil for that man who creates a stumbling block by eating.
1 Corinthians 5:7 Cleanse out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
2 Corinthians 6:6 In a clean heart, in knowledge, in long waiting, in being kind, in the Holy Spirit, in true love,
2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Ephesians 5:26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,
1 Timothy 1:5 But the effect of the order is love coming from a clean heart, and a knowledge of what is right, and true faith:
1 Timothy 5:2 To the older women as to mothers, to the younger as to sisters, with a clean heart.
1 Timothy 5:22 Do not put hands on any man without thought, and have no part in other men's sins: keep yourself clean.
2 Timothy 2:21 If a man makes himself clean from these, he will be a vessel for honour, made holy, ready for the master's use, ready for every good work.
2 Timothy 2:22 But keep yourself from those desires of the flesh which are strong when the body is young, and go after righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those whose prayers go up to the Lord from a clean heart.
Titus 1:15 To the clean in heart all things are clean: but to those who are unclean and without faith nothing is clean; they become unclean in mind and in thought.
Titus 2:5 To be wise in mind, clean in heart, kind; working in their houses, living under the authority of their husbands; so that no evil may be said of the word of God.
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, so that he might make us free from all wrongdoing, and make for himself a people clean in heart and on fire with good works.
Hebrews 1:3 Who, being the outshining of his glory, the true image of his substance, supporting all things by the word of his power, having given himself as an offering making clean from sins, took his seat at the right hand of God in heaven;
Hebrews 9:9 And this is an image of the present time; when the offerings which are given are not able to make the heart of the worshipper completely clean,
Hebrews 9:13 For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled, sanctify to the cleanness of the flesh:
Hebrews 9:14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Hebrews 9:22 According to the law, nearly everything is cleansed with blood, and apart from shedding of blood there is no remission.
Hebrews 9:23 It was necessary therefore that the copies of the things in the heavens should be cleansed with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
Hebrews 10:1 For the law, being only a poor copy of the future good things, and not the true image of those things, is never able to make the people who come to the altar every year with the same offerings completely clean.
Hebrews 10:2 Or else wouldn't they have ceased to be offered, because the worshippers, having been once cleansed, would have had no more consciousness of sins?
Hebrews 10:22 Let us go in with true hearts, in certain faith, having our hearts made free from the sense of sin and our bodies washed with clean water:
Hebrews 10:29 But will not the man by whom the Son of God has been crushed under foot, and the blood of the agreement with which he was washed clean has been taken as an unholy thing, and who has had no respect for the Spirit of grace, be judged bad enough for a very much worse punishment?
James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
1 Peter 1:2 Who, through the purpose of God, have been made holy by the Spirit, disciples of Jesus, made clean by his blood: May you have grace and peace in full measure.
1 Peter 1:19 But through holy blood, like that of a clean and unmarked lamb, even the blood of Christ:
1 Peter 1:22 And as you have made your souls clean, being ruled by what is true, and loving one another without deceit, see that your love is warm and from the heart:
1 Peter 3:21 And baptism, of which this is an image, now gives you salvation, not by washing clean the flesh, but by making you free from the sense of sin before God, through the coming again of Jesus Christ from the dead;
2 Peter 1:9 For he who lacks these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins.
2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.
Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, the true witness, the first to come back from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who had love for us and has made us clean from our sins by his blood;
Revelation 3:4 But you have some names in Sardis who have kept clean their robes; and as a reward they will go in white with me.
Revelation 15:6 And the seven angels who had the seven punishments came out from the house of God, clothed with linen, clean and bright and with bands of gold about their breasts.
Revelation 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
Revelation 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
Revelation 22:14 Blessed are those who wash their robes clean, that they may have a right to the Tree of Life, and may go through the gates into the city.
Genesis 7:2 You shall take seven pairs of every clean animal with you, the male and his female. Of the animals that are not clean, take two, the male and his female.
Genesis 7:8 Clean animals, animals that are not clean, birds, and everything that creeps on the ground
Genesis 8:20 Noah built an altar to Yahweh, and took of every clean animal, and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
Genesis 20:5 Did he not say to me himself, She is my sister? and she herself said, He is my brother: with an upright heart and clean hands have I done this.
Genesis 35:2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:
Exodus 29:36 Every day you shall offer the bull of sin offering for atonement: and you shall cleanse the altar, when you make atonement for it; and you shall anoint it, to sanctify it.
Exodus 30:10 And once every year Aaron is to make its horns clean: with the blood of the sin-offering he is to make it clean once every year from generation to generation: it is most holy to the Lord.
Exodus 30:35 And make from them a perfume, such as is made by the art of the perfume-maker, mixed with salt, and clean and holy.
Leviticus 4:12 even the whole bull shall he carry forth outside the camp to a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on wood with fire. Where the ashes are poured out it shall be burned.
Leviticus 6:11 He shall take off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry the ashes outside the camp to a clean place.
Leviticus 6:28 But the vessel of earth in which the flesh was cooked is to be broken; or if a brass vessel was used, it is to be rubbed clean and washed out with water.
Leviticus 7:19 "'The flesh that touches any unclean thing shall not be eaten. It shall be burned with fire. As for the flesh, everyone who is clean may eat it;
Leviticus 8:15 And he put it to death; and Moses took the blood and put it on the horns of the altar and round it with his finger, and made the altar clean, draining out the blood at the base of the altar; so he made it holy, taking away what was unclean.
Leviticus 10:10 and that you are to make a distinction between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean;
Leviticus 10:14 The waved breast and the heaved thigh you shall eat in a clean place, you, and your sons, and your daughters with you: for they are given as your portion, and your sons' portion, out of the sacrifices of the peace offerings of the children of Israel.
Leviticus 11:32 On whatever any of them falls when they are dead, it shall be unclean; whether it is any vessel of wood, or clothing, or skin, or sack, whatever vessel it is, with which any work is done, it must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the evening; then it will be clean.
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