Cleanse
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(v. t.) To render clean; to free from filth, pollution, infection, guilt, etc.; to clean.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CLEANSE

klenz: "Make clean," "purify" being a frequent rendering of the original. It is found often (American Revised Version) instead of "purge," "purify" (the King James Version), renders nearly the same roots, and has the same overlapping phases, as "clean."

1. Physical:

Physical cleansing, often figuratively used: "Stripes that wound cleanse away (tamriq) evil" (Proverbs 20:30); "A hot wind. not to winnow, nor to cleanse" (barar, Jeremiah 4:11); "Straightway his leprosy was cleansed" (katharizo, Matthew 8:3).

2. Ceremonial:

In the ceremonial sense:

(1) With a very strong religious aspect: to purify from sin by making atonement (chaTe); e.g. the altar, by the sin offering (Exodus 29:36); the leprous house (Leviticus 14:48-53); the people, by the offering of the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16:30); the sanctuary, by the blood of the sin offering (Ezekiel 45:18).

(2) To expiate (kaphar, "cover," "hide"); sin (in this case blood-guiltiness): "The land cannot be cleansed of the blood" (the King James Version Numbers 35:33; the American Standard Revised Version "no expiation can be made for the land").

(3) To remove ceremonial defilement, the principal use, for which the chief root is Taher: "Take the Levites. and cleanse them" (Numbers 8:6); "and she shall be cleansed (after childbirth) from the fountain of her blood" (Leviticus 12:7); "Cleanse it, and hallow it (the altar) from the uncleannesses of the children of Israel" (Leviticus 16:19), etc. This use is infrequent in the New Testament, except figuratively. Clear instances are Mark 1:44: "Offer for thy cleansing (katharismos). for a testimony unto them" (also Luke 5:14); Hebrews 9:22, 23: "necessary therefore that the copies of the things in the heavens should be cleansed with these." Physical, ritual, and figurative uses are combined in Matthew 23:25: "Ye cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter." Acts 10:15: "What God hath cleansed, make not thou common" uses the figure of the ritual to declare the complete abolition of ceremonial defilement and hence, of ceremonial cleansing. For the elaborate system of ceremonial cleansing see especially Leviticus 12-17, also articles UNCLEANNESS; PURIFICATION. Its principal agencies were water, alone, as in minor or indirect defilements, like those produced by contact with the unclean (Leviticus 15:5-18, etc.); or combined with a sin offering and burnt offering, as with a woman after childbirth (Leviticus 12:6-8); fire, as with Gentile booty (Numbers 31:23; by water, when it would not endure the fire); the ashes of a red heifer without spot, mingled with running water, for those defiled by contact with the dead (Numbers 19:2). For the complex ceremonial in cases of leprosy, combining water, cedar, hyssop, crimson thread, the blood and flight of birds, the trespass offering, sin offering, burnt offering, see Leviticus 14. Blood, the vehicle and emblem of life, plays a large part in the major cleansings, in which propitiation for sin, as well as the removal of ceremonial defilement, is prominent, as of the temple, altar, etc.: "According to the law, I may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood" (Hebrews 9:22).

3. Ethical and Spiritual:

In the ethical and spiritual sense, using the symbolism chiefly of 2. This embodies two phases: (1) the actual removal of sin by the person's own activity, "Wherewith shall a young man cleanse (zakhah) his way?" (Psalm 119:9); "Cleanse your hands, ye sinners" (James 4:8); "Let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement" (2 Corinthians 7:1);

(2) God's removal of the guilt and power of sin, as, by discipline or punishment: "He cleanseth it" (John 15:2, the King James Version "purgeth"); "I have cleansed thee" (Ezekiel 24:13); or in forgiveness, justification, sanctification. In these latter cases the exculpatory idea is sometimes the prominent, although the other is not absent: "I will cleanse (Taher) them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon aH their iniquities" (Jeremiah 33:8); "Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse (Taher, "declare me clean") me from my sin" (Psalm 51:2). "Cleanse (naqqeh; the American Standard Revised Version "clear") thou me from hidden faults" (Psalm 19:12), while formally to be understood "hold innocent," really connotes forgiveness. In Ephesians 5:26, it is hard to determine whether pardon or God-given holiness is predominant: "That he might sanctify it (the church), having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word." In 1 John 1:7, the sanctificatory meaning seems almost wholly to absorb the other: "The blood of Jesus his Son cleanseth us ("is purifying, sanctifying") from all sin"; but in 1 John 1:9 it is again hard to determine the predominance: "He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sin, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." The uncertainty lies in that the second clause may not, as in our speech, add a distinct idea, but may be Hebrew synonymous parallelism. Perhaps it is not wise to seek too curiously to disentangle the two ideas, since they cannot be separated. God never "clears" where he has not begun to "cleanse," and never "cleanses" by the Spirit without "clearing" through the blood.

Philip Wendell Crannell

Greek
1571. ekkathairo -- to cleanse thoroughly
... to cleanse thoroughly. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ekkathairo Phonetic
Spelling: (ek-kath-ah'-ee-ro) Short Definition: I clean out, clean thoroughly ...
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2511. katharizo -- to cleanse
... to cleanse. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: katharizo Phonetic Spelling:
(kath-ar-id'-zo) Short Definition: I make clean Definition: I cleanse, make clean ...
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1245. diakatharizo -- to cleanse thoroughly
... to cleanse thoroughly. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: diakatharizo Phonetic
Spelling: (dee-ak-ath-ar-id'-zo) Short Definition: I cleanse thoroughly ...
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2508. kathairo -- to cleanse
... to cleanse. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: kathairo Phonetic Spelling:
(kath-ah'-ee-ro) Short Definition: I cleanse, purify, prune Definition: I cleanse ...
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48. hagnizo -- to purify, cleanse from defilement
... to purify, cleanse from defilement. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: hagnizo
Phonetic Spelling: (hag-nid'-zo) Short Definition: I cleanse, purify Definition ...
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1245a. diakathairo -- to cleanse thoroughly
... 1245, 1245a. diakathairo. 1245b . to cleanse thoroughly. Transliteration:
diakathairo Short Definition: clear. Word Origin from ...
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1245b. diakatharizo -- to cleanse thoroughly
... 1245a, 1245b. diakatharizo. 1246 . to cleanse thoroughly. Transliteration:
diakatharizo Short Definition: clear. Word Origin from ...
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3068. louo -- to bathe, to wash
... or merely ceremonially), I wash, bathe (the body); mid: of washing, bathing
one's self; met: I cleanse from sin. 3068 -- properly ...
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4472. rhantizo -- to sprinkle
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: rhantizo Phonetic Spelling: (hran-tid'-zo)
Short Definition: I sprinkle Definition: I sprinkle, cleanse ceremonially by ...
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3538. nipto -- to wash
... I wash my own (hands, etc.). Word Origin a late form of nizo (to cleanse)
Definition to wash NASB Word Usage wash (11), washed (6). wash. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1740. duach -- to rinse, cleanse away by rinsing or washing
... duach. 1741 . to rinse, cleanse away by rinsing or washing. Transliteration: duach
Phonetic Spelling: (doo'-akh) Short Definition: rinse. Word Origin a prim. ...
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2891. taher -- to be clean or pure
... root Definition to be clean or pure NASB Word Usage become clean (2), becomes clean
(2), becomes cleansed (1), clean (25), cleanse (15), cleansed (19 ...
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1305. barar -- to purify, select
... root Definition to purify, select NASB Word Usage choice (2), chosen (2), cleanse
(1), pure you show (2), purge (2), purged (1), purified (1), purify (1 ...
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2398. chata -- to miss, go wrong, sin
... root Definition to miss, go wrong, sin NASB Word Usage bear the blame (2), bewildered
(1), bore the loss (1), bring sin (1), cleanse (5), cleansed (1 ...
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3722. kaphar -- to cover over, pacify, make propitiation
... appease, make an atonement, cleanse, disannul, forgive, be merciful, pacify,
pardon, A primitive root; to cover (specifically with ...
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5352. naqah -- to be empty or clean
... acquit at all, altogether, be blameless, cleanse, be clearing, cut off. A primitive
root; to be (or make) clean (literally or figuratively ...
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6663. tsadeq -- to be just or righteous
... cleanse, clear self, be, do justice be turn to righteousness. A primitive root;
to be (causatively, make) right (in a moral or forensic ...
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8562. tamruq -- a scraping, rubbing
... cosmetics. Word Origin from maraq Definition a scraping, rubbing NASB Word
Usage cosmetics (3). cleanse, thing for purification. Or ...
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2135. zakah -- to be clear, clean or pure
... yourselves clean (1), pure (1). be make clean, cleanse, be clear, count
pure. A primitive root (compare zakak); to be translucent ...
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7857. shataph -- to overflow, rinse or wash off
... A primitive root; to gush; by implication, to inundate, cleanse; by analogy, to
gallop, conquer -- drown, (over-)flow(- whelm, rinse, run, rush, (throughly ...
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Library

That Water Does not Cleanse Without the Spirit is Shown by the ...
... That water does not cleanse without the Spirit is shown by the witness of John´┐Ż ... By
this you may recognize that water does not cleanse without the Spirit. 20. ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter iv that water does.htm

Whether that Fire Will Cleanse Also the Higher Heavens?
... OF THE FIRE OF THE FINAL CONFLAGRATION (NINE ARTICLES) Whether that fire
will cleanse also the higher heavens? Objection 1: It would ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether that fire will cleanse.htm

Now with My Weeping Would I Cleanse My Soul
... PENITENCE AND LOVE Now with my weeping would I cleanse my soul. tr., John Brownlie
10,10,10,10. I. Now with my weeping would I cleanse my soul,. ...
/.../brownlie/hymns from the morningland/now with my weeping would.htm

Now with My Weeping Would I Cleanse My Soul,
... FAITH AND PENITENCE VIII Now with my weeping would I cleanse my soul,.
10,10,10,10. Now with my weeping would I cleanse my soul,. ...
/.../brownlie/hymns of the russian church/viii now with my weeping.htm

"If we Confess Our Sins, He is Faithful and Just to Forgive us Our ...
... Sermon XIX. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive
us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/sermon xix if we confess.htm

On the Words of the Gospel, Luke xi. 39, "Now do Ye Pharisees ...
... Sermon LVI. On the words of the Gospel, Luke xi. 39, "Now do ye Pharisees cleanse
the outside of the cup and the platter," etc. [CVI. Ben.] ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon lvi on the words.htm

Wherefore, I Beseech You, O virgin, do not Flatter Yourself on the ...
... Cleanse thy head from all defilement, because it is a disgrace that it, after the
sanctifying oil has been applied to it, should be polluted with the juice or ...
/.../life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter x wherefore i beseech.htm

Twenty-Fourth Day. Holiness and Cleansing.
... Twenty-fourth Day. Holiness and Cleansing. 'Having therefore these promises, beloved,
let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit ...
/.../murray/holy in christ/twenty-fourth day holiness and cleansing.htm

Cups Running Over
... And if we will allow Him to show us what is in our cups and then give it to Him,
He will cleanse them in the precious Blood that still flows for sin. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/hession/the calvary road/chapter 2 cups running over.htm

Prepared unto Every Good Work
... If a man therefore cleanse himself from them, he shall be a vessel unto honour,
sanctified, meet for the Master's use, prepared unto every good work.'"2:Tim.2 ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/murray/working for god/xix prepared unto every good.htm

Thesaurus
Cleanse (75 Occurrences)
... clean. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CLEANSE. klenz: "Make clean,"
"purify" being a frequent rendering of the original. It is ...
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Purify (39 Occurrences)
... (WEY DBY YLT RSV). 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. ...
/p/purify.htm - 19k

Purge (35 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To cleanse, clear, or purify by separating and
carrying off whatever is impure, heterogeneous, foreign, or superfluous. ...
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String (12 Occurrences)
... water. (See NAS). Leviticus 14:49 To cleanse the house he shall take two
birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop. (See NAS). ...
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Purification (25 Occurrences)
... Exodus 29:36 And every day shalt thou offer the bullock of sin-offering for atonement:
and thou shalt cleanse the altar, when thou makest atonement for it; and ...
/p/purification.htm - 18k

Thoroughly (48 Occurrences)
... Thoroughly (48 Occurrences). Matthew 3:12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and
he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor. ...Cleanse me from my sin. ...
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Cleansing (37 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cleanse. Multi-Version
Concordance Cleansing (37 Occurrences). Matthew 10:8 infirm ...
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Clean (298 Occurrences)
... 12. (v.) To render clean; to free from whatever is foul, offensive, or extraneous;
to purify; to cleanse. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CLEAN. ...
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Cleansed (76 Occurrences)
... (imp. & pp) of Cleanse. ... (KJV WBS). Nehemiah 12:30 and the priests and the Levites
are cleansed, and they cleanse the people, and the gates, and the wall. (YLT). ...
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Sprinkle (37 Occurrences)
... with sand. 3. (vi) To baptize by the application of a few drops, or a small
quantity, of water; hence, to cleanse; to purify. 4. (vi ...
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Bible Concordance
Cleanse (75 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."
(WEB ASV WBS YLT)

Matthew 8:2 And a leper came to Him, and throwing himself at His feet, said, "Sir, if only you are willing you are able to cleanse me."
(WEY DBY YLT)

Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons. Freely you received, so freely give.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full from extortion and excess.
(ASV RSV)

Matthew 23:26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
(KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Mark 1:40 One day there came a leper to Jesus entreating Him, and pleading on his knees. "If you are willing," he said, "you are able to cleanse me."
(WEY DBY YLT)

Mark 7:4 They don't eat when they come from the marketplace, unless they bathe themselves, and there are many other things, which they have received to hold to: washings of cups, pitchers, bronze vessels, and couches.)
(See NAS)

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."
(WEB ASV WBS YLT)

Luke 5:12 And it came to pass as he was in one of the cities, that behold, there was a man full of leprosy, and seeing Jesus, falling upon his face, he besought him saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou art able to cleanse me.
(DBY YLT)

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.
(WEB ASV DBY RSV)

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.
(Root in ASV YLT)

Acts 10:15 A voice came to him again the second time, "What God has cleansed, you must not call unclean."
(Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Acts 11:9 But a voice answered me the second time out of heaven,'What God has cleansed, don't you call unclean.'
(Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

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:
(WBS YLT RSV)

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.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Ephesians 5:26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,
(Root in WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Timothy 2:21 If a man therefore will cleanse himself from these, he will be a vessel to honor, sanctified and meet for the master's use, and prepared to every good work.
(WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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?
(WEB ASV WBS NAS NIV)

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:
(See NIV)

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.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

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.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Genesis 35:2 And Jacob said to his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and cleanse yourselves, and change your garments;
(DBY YLT)

Exodus 27:3 And thou shalt make its pots to cleanse it of the fat, its shovels, and its bowls, and its forks, and its firepans; for all the utensils thereof thou shalt employ copper.
(DBY)

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.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Leviticus 4:26 And he shall burn all its fat on the altar, as the fat of the sacrifice of peace-offering; and the priest shall make atonement for him to cleanse him from his sin, and it shall be forgiven him.
(DBY)

Leviticus 5:10 And he shall offer the other for a burnt-offering, according to the ordinance. And the priest shall make atonement for him to cleanse him from his sin which he hath sinned, and it shall be forgiven him.
(DBY)

Leviticus 13:59 This is the law of the sore of leprosy in a garment of wool or linen, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin, to cleanse it, or to pronounce it unclean.
(DBY)

Leviticus 14:49 To cleanse the house he shall take two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS)

Leviticus 14:52 He shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, and with the running water, with the living bird, with the cedar wood, with the hyssop, and with the scarlet;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 16:16 and he shall make atonement for the sanctuary, to cleanse it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and from their transgressions in all their sins; and so shall he do for the tent of meeting which dwelleth among them in the midst of their uncleanness.
(DBY)

Leviticus 16:19 He shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and make it holy from the uncleanness of the children of Israel.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Leviticus 16:30 for on this day shall atonement be made for you, to cleanse you; from all your sins you shall be clean before Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Leviticus 16:34 And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make atonement for the children of Israel to cleanse them from all their sins once a year. And he did as Jehovah had commanded Moses.
(DBY)

Numbers 4:13 And they shall cleanse the altar of the ashes, and spread a purple cloth thereon;
(DBY)

Numbers 8:6 "Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Numbers 8:7 You shall do this to them, to cleanse them: sprinkle the water of cleansing on them, let them shave their whole bodies with a razor, and let them wash their clothes, and cleanse themselves.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Numbers 8:15 "After that, the Levites shall go in to do the service of the Tent of Meeting: and you shall cleanse them, and offer them as a wave offering.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Numbers 8:21 The Levites purified themselves from sin, and they washed their clothes; and Aaron offered them for a wave offering before Yahweh; and Aaron made atonement for them to cleanse them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Numbers 19:12 he doth cleanse himself for it on the third day, and on the seventh day he is clean; and if he cleanse not himself on the third day, then on the seventh day he is not clean.
(YLT RSV)

Numbers 19:13 Any one who is coming against the dead, against the body of man who dieth, and cleanseth not himself -- the tabernacle of Jehovah he hath defiled, and that person hath been cut off from Israel, for water of separation is not sprinkled upon him; he is unclean; his uncleanness 'is' still upon him.
(Root in YLT RSV)

Numbers 19:19 And the clean hath sprinkled 'it' on the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day, and hath cleansed him on the seventh day, and he hath washed his garments, and hath bathed with water, and hath been clean in the evening.
(Root in YLT RSV NIV)

Numbers 19:20 And the man who is unclean, and doth not cleanse himself, even that person hath been cut off from the midst of the assembly; for the sanctuary of Jehovah he hath defiled; water of separation is not sprinkled upon him; he 'is' unclean.
(YLT RSV)

Numbers 31:20 and every garment, and every skin vessel, and every work of goats' 'hair', and every wooden vessel, ye yourselves cleanse.'
(YLT)

2 Chronicles 29:15 They gathered their brothers, and sanctified themselves, and went in, according to the commandment of the king by the words of Yahweh, to cleanse the house of Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Chronicles 29:16 The priests went in to the inner part of the house of Yahweh, to cleanse it, and brought out all the uncleanness that they found in the temple of Yahweh into the court of the house of Yahweh. The Levites took it, to carry it out abroad to the brook Kidron.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Chronicles 34:3 And in the eighth year of his reign (and he yet a youth), he hath begun to seek to the God of David his father, and in the twelfth year he hath begun to cleanse Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the shrines, and the graven images, and the molten images.
(YLT)

Nehemiah 12:30 and the priests and the Levites are cleansed, and they cleanse the people, and the gates, and the wall.
(Root in YLT)

Nehemiah 13:9 Then I commanded, and they cleansed the chambers: and there brought I again the vessels of the house of God, with the meal offerings and the frankincense.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Job 9:30 If I wash myself with snow, and cleanse my hands with lye,
(WEB DBY NAS RSV)

Psalms 19:12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
(KJV WBS)

Psalms 51:2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity. Cleanse me from my sin.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Proverbs 20:30 Wounding blows cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the innermost parts.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV NIV)

Ecclesiastes 3:18 I said in my heart concerning the matter of the sons of man that God might cleanse them, so as to see that they themselves 'are' beasts.
(YLT)

Isaiah 4:4 When Zion has been washed from her sin by the Lord, and Jerusalem made clean from her blood by a judging and a burning wind.
(See RSV NIV)

Isaiah 52:11 Depart, depart, go out from there, touch no unclean thing! Go out of the midst of her! Cleanse yourselves, you who bear the vessels of Yahweh.
(WEB ASV)

Jeremiah 4:11 At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem, A hot wind from the bare heights in the wilderness toward the daughter of my people, not to winnow, nor to cleanse;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 33:8 I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, by which they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, by which they have sinned against me, and by which they have transgressed against me.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 51:11 Cleanse ye the arrows, fill the shields, Stirred up hath Jehovah the spirit of the kings of Madia, For against Babylon His device 'is' to destroy it, For the vengeance of Jehovah it 'is', The vengeance of His temple.
(YLT)

Ezekiel 16:4 As for your birth, in the day you were born your navel was not cut, neither were you washed in water to cleanse you; you weren't salted at all, nor swaddled at all.
(WEB ASV RSV)

Ezekiel 24:13 In your filthiness is lewdness: because I have cleansed you and you weren't cleansed, you shall not be cleansed from your filthiness any more, until I have caused my wrath toward you to rest.
(Root in WEB ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 36:25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 36:33 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: In the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will cause the cities to be inhabited, and the waste places shall be built.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 37:23 neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 39:12 Seven months shall the house of Israel be burying them, that they may cleanse the land.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 39:14 They shall set apart men of continual employment, who shall pass through the land, and, with those who pass through, those who bury those who remain on the surface of the land, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 39:16 Hamonah shall also be the name of a city. Thus shall they cleanse the land.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 43:20 You shall take of its blood, and put it on the four horns of it, and on the four corners of the ledge, and on the border all around: thus you shall cleanse it and make atonement for it.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Ezekiel 43:22 On the second day you shall offer a male goat without blemish for a sin offering; and they shall cleanse the altar, as they did cleanse it with the bull.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Ezekiel 43:26 Seven days shall they make atonement for the altar and purify it; so shall they consecrate it.
(See JPS YLT NIV)

Ezekiel 45:18 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: In the first month, in the first day of the month, you shall take a young bull without blemish; and you shall cleanse the sanctuary.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Daniel 11:35 And some of those who are wise will have wisdom in testing themselves and making themselves clean, till the time of the end: for it is still for the fixed time.
(See RSV)

Joel 3:21 I will cleanse their blood, that I have not cleansed: for Yahweh dwells in Zion."
(WEB KJV ASV WBS)

Zechariah 13:1 In that day there will be a fountain open to the family of David and to the people of Jerusalem, for sin and for that which is unclean.
(See RSV NIV)

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