Lye
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A strong caustic alkaline solution of potassium salts, obtained by leaching wood ashes. It is much used in making soap, etc.

2. (n.) A short side line, connected with the main line; a turn-out; a siding.

3. (n.) A falsehood.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LYE

li.

See NITRE.

Strong's Hebrew
1253a. bor -- lye, potash
... bor. 1253b . lye, potash. Transliteration: bor Short Definition: lye. Word Origin
from barar Definition lye, potash NASB Word Usage lye (2). 1253, 1253a. ...
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1287. borith -- lye, alkali, potash, soap
... 1286, 1287. borith. 1288 . lye, alkali, potash, soap. Transliteration: borith
Phonetic Spelling: (bo-reeth') Short Definition: soap. Word Origin fem. ...
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1253. bor -- lye, potash
... 1252, 1253. bor. 1253a . lye, potash. Transliteration: bor Phonetic
Spelling: (bore) Short Definition: so. never so, purely The ...
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5427. nether -- natron or carbonate of soda
... 5426, 5427. nether. 5428 . natron or carbonate of soda. Transliteration:
nether Phonetic Spelling: (neh'-ther) Short Definition: lye. ...
/hebrew/5427.htm - 6k

Library

Song 15. Against Lying.
... Against Lying. 1 O `tis a lovely thing for youth To walk betimes in wisdom's way;
To fear a lye, to speak the truth, That we may trust to all they say. ...
/.../watts/divine songs for children/song 15 against lying.htm

Whether Plain Water is Necessary for Baptism?
... Objection 4: Further, lye does not seem to be pure water, for it has the properties
of heating and drying, which are contrary to those of water. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether plain water is necessary.htm

section v.
... shall be refined into a more impregnable and fixed temper like Gold, though they
suffer from the action of flames, they shall never perish, but lye immortal in ...
//christianbookshelf.org/browne/religio medici/section v.htm

His Earliest Oracles. (ii. 2-iv. 4. )
... Yea, though thou scour thee with nitre, 22 And heap to thee lye, Ingrained is thy
guilt before Me, Rede of the Lord, thy God.(156) How sayest thou, "I'm not ...
//christianbookshelf.org/smith/jeremiah/1 his earliest oracles ii.htm

section i.
... In brief, I am averse from nothing: my Conscience would give me the lye if I should
say I absolutely detest or hate any essence but the Devil; or so at least ...
//christianbookshelf.org/browne/religio medici/section i 2.htm

Of Two Spiritual Martyrdoms, Wherewith God Cleanseth the Soul that ...
... disordered Passions of Concupiscence, Self-esteem Desire and Thoughts, how spiritual
soever, and many other Interests and secret Vices, which lye within the ...
/.../the spiritual guide which disentangles the soul/chap iv of two spiritual.htm

Book iv. The Descent: from the Mount of Transfiguration into the ...
... But God forbede but men shulde leve Wel mor thing then men han seen with eye. Men
shall not wenen euery thing a lye. But yf him-selfe yt seeth or elles dooth. ...
/.../edersheim/the life and times of jesus the messiah/book iv the descent from.htm

The Westminster Catechisms.
... Expositions. Thomas Lye (Minister in London, d.1684): An Explanation of the
Shorter Catechism. London, 1676. Hugh Binning (d.1653, Prof. ...
/.../ 96 the westminster catechisms.htm

Wesley in Winchester Cathedral
... sold! Is there anything under the sun that can satisfy a spirit made
for God? Wednesday, 16."I preached at South Lye. Here it ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/wesley in winchester cathedral.htm

Of the Power and Authoritie Given to Synods.
... As they meet to minister light and peace to such churches, as through want of light
and peace lye in error (or doubt at least) and variance; so they have power ...
/.../the keyes of the kingdom of heaven and power thereof/chap vi of the power.htm

Thesaurus
Lye (4 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. LYE. li. See NITRE. ...Lye (4 Occurrences). Job
9:30 If I wash myself with snow, and cleanse my hands with lye, (WEB NAS RSV). ...
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Nitre (2 Occurrences)
... It is a carbonate of soda, not saltpetre, which the word generally denotes
(Jeremiah 2:22; RV "lye"). Noah Webster's Dictionary. ...
/n/nitre.htm - 9k

Buck (23 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) Lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in
the operation of bleaching, or in which clothes are washed. ...
/b/buck.htm - 13k

Soap (4 Occurrences)
... carbonates with oleaginous matter. The word "purely" in Isaiah 1:25 (RV,
"throughly;" marg., "as with lye") is lit. "as with bor ...
/s/soap.htm - 10k

Purity (16 Occurrences)
... as the translation of bor, properly "that which cleanses" (compare Job 9:30, the
Revised Version margin "Hebrew `cleanse my hands with lye,' " ie alkali for ...
/p/purity.htm - 30k

Pure (160 Occurrences)
... as the translation of bor, properly "that which cleanses" (compare Job 9:30, the
Revised Version margin "Hebrew `cleanse my hands with lye,' " ie alkali for ...
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Purely (4 Occurrences)
... as the translation of bor, properly "that which cleanses" (compare Job 9:30, the
Revised Version margin "Hebrew `cleanse my hands with lye,' " ie alkali for ...
/p/purely.htm - 9k

Lydia's (1 Occurrence)

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Refining (8 Occurrences)
... The description of refining in Ezekiel 22:18-22 may indicate that a flux (compare
"as with lye," Isaiah 1:25 the American Revised Version margin) was sometimes ...
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Refiner (10 Occurrences)
... The description of refining in Ezekiel 22:18-22 may indicate that a flux (compare
"as with lye," Isaiah 1:25 the American Revised Version margin) was sometimes ...
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Concordance
Lye (4 Occurrences)

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

Isaiah 1:25
and I will turn my hand upon thee, and thoroughly purge away thy dross, and will take away all thy tin;
(See JPS NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 2:22
For though you wash yourself with lye, and use much soap, yet your iniquity is marked before me, says the Lord Yahweh.
(WEB ASV NAS RSV)

Malachi 3:2
But who shall endure the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? For he will be like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' lye.
(DBY)

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Lye

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Pure (160 Occurrences)

Purely (4 Occurrences)

Lydia's (1 Occurrence)

Refining (8 Occurrences)

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