Ephesians 5:26
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English Standard Version
that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,

King James Bible
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

American Standard Version
that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,

Douay-Rheims Bible
That he might sanctify it, cleansing it by the laver of water in the word of life:

English Revised Version
that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,

Webster's Bible Translation
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

Weymouth New Testament
in order to make her holy, cleansing her with the baptismal water by the word,

Ephesians 5:26 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Sanctify and cleanse (ἁγιάσῃ καθαρίσας)

Rev., might sanctify, having cleansed. The Rev. brings out the proper succession of sanctification as a consequence of cleansing: might sanctify after having cleansed.

With the washing of water (τῷ λουτρῷ τοῦ ὕδατος)

Λουτρόν washing is properly laver. Note the article, the laver, as something well known. There is no satisfactory evidence for the meaning washing. The allusion is to baptism. Some find a reference to the bride's bath before marriage.

By the word (ἐν ῥήματι)

Rev., correctly, with the word. To be connected with having cleansed it by the laver of water: not with might sanctify, nor with the laver of water alone, as a descriptive epithet. With the word describes that which accompanies the rite and which is the peculiar element of baptismal purification. Compare John 15:3. Augustine says: "Take away the word, and what is the water but water?"

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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John 17:17-19 Sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth...

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God...

1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus...

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God...

Hebrews 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit...

Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ...

with.

Ezekiel 16:9 Then washed I you with water; yes, I thoroughly washed away your blood from you, and I anointed you with oil.

Ezekiel 36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

Zechariah 13:1 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

Acts 22:16 And now why tarry you? arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Titus 3:5-7 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration...

Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience...

1 Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism does also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh...

1 John 5:6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood...

by.

John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples.

John 17:7 Now they have known that all things whatever you have given me are of you.

James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

1 Peter 1:22,23 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers...

Cross References
Leviticus 8:6
And Moses brought Aaron and his sons and washed them with water.

Leviticus 16:30
For on this day shall atonement be made for you to cleanse you. You shall be clean before the LORD from all your sins.

John 3:5
Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

John 13:10
Jesus said to him, "The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not every one of you."

John 15:3
Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.

John 17:17
Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Acts 22:16
And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.'

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