'Pure' in the Bible
You shall overlay the ark with pure gold, overlay it inside and out, and you shall make a gold border (frame) around its top.
“You shall make a mercy seat (cover) of pure gold, two and a half cubits long and one and a half cubits wide.
You shall overlay it with pure gold and make a border of gold around the top of it.
You shall make its plates [for the showbread] and its cups [for incense] and its pitchers and bowls for sacrificial drink offerings; you shall make them of pure gold.
“You shall make a lampstand of pure gold. The lampstand and its base and its shaft shall be made of hammered work; its cups, its calyxes and its flowers shall be all of one piece with it.
Their calyxes and their branches shall be of one piece with it; all of it shall be one piece of hammered work of pure gold.
Its snuffers and their trays shall be of pure gold.
It shall be made from a talent (50-80 lbs.) of pure gold, including all these utensils.
“You shall command the Israelites to provide you with clear oil of beaten olives for the light, to make a lamp burn continually [every night].
and you are to make two chains of pure gold like twisted cords, and fasten the corded chains to the settings.
You shall make for the breastpiece chains of pure gold twisted like cords.
“You shall also make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it, like the engravings of a signet, ‘Holy to the Lord.’
You shall overlay it with pure gold, its top and its sides all around, and its horns; and you shall make a gold molding all around it.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Take sweet and fragrant spices—stacte, onycha, and galbanum, sweet and fragrant spices with pure frankincense; there shall be an equal amount of each—
and make incense with it, a perfume, the work of a perfumer, salted, pure and sacred.
the table [for the bread] and its utensils, the pure gold lampstand with all its utensils, the [golden] altar of incense,
And he overlaid it with pure gold inside and out, and made a molding (border) of gold to go all around [the top of it].
Bezalel made the mercy seat of pure gold; it was two and a half cubits long, and one and a half cubits wide.
He overlaid it with pure gold, and made a border of gold for it all around [its top].
He made the utensils which were to be on the table, its dishes and its pans [for bread], its bowls and its jars for pouring drink offerings, of pure gold.
Then he made the lampstand (menorah) of pure gold. He made the lampstand of hammered work, its base and its [center] shaft; its cups, its calyxes, and its flowers were all of one piece with it.
Their calyxes and their branches were of one piece with it; all of it was a single hammered work of pure gold.
He made its seven lamps with its snuffers and its trays of pure gold.
He made the lampstand and all its utensils from a talent of pure gold.
He overlaid it with pure gold, its top, its sides all around and its horns; he also made a rim of gold around it.
He also made the holy anointing oil and the pure, fragrant incense of spices, the work of a perfumer.
And they made on the breastpiece twisted chains like cords of pure gold.
They also made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates around the hem of the robe;
They made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote on it an inscription, like the engravings of a signet, “Holy to the Lord.”
the pure gold lampstand and its lamps, with the lamps placed in order, all its utensils, and the oil for the light;
“Command the children of Israel to bring to you clear oil from beaten olives for the light [of the golden lampstand], to make a lamp burn continually.
He shall keep the lamps burning on the pure gold lampstand before the Lord continually.
You shall set the bread of the Presence (showbread) in two rows, six in a row, on the pure gold table before the Lord.
You shall put pure frankincense [in two censers, one] beside each row, so that it may be with the bread as a memorial portion, an offering by fire to the Lord.
So David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord [that I did this], who chose me above your father and all his house, to appoint me as ruler over Israel, the people of the Lord. Therefore I will celebrate [in pure enjoyment] before the Lord.
“With the pure You show Yourself pure,With the perverted You show Yourself astute.
and Solomon gave Hiram 20,000 kors of wheat as food for his household, and 20 kors of pure [olive] oil. Solomon gave all these to Hiram each year.
The Holy of Holies was twenty cubits in length, twenty cubits in width, and twenty cubits in height (a cube), and he overlaid it with pure gold. He also overlaid the cedar altar [with gold].
Solomon overlaid the interior of the house with pure gold, and he drew chains of gold across the front of the Holy of Holies (inner sanctuary), and he overlaid it with gold.
the lampstands of pure gold, five on the right side and five on the left, in front of the Holy of Holies (inner sanctuary); with the flowers, the lamps, and the tongs of gold;
the cups, snuffers, bowls, spoons, firepans—of pure gold; and the hinges of gold [both] for the doors of the inner house, the Holy of Holies, and for the doors of the house, the main room [the Holy Place].
All King Solomon’s drinking vessels were of gold, and all vessels of the House of the Forest of Lebanon were of pure gold. None were of silver; it was not considered valuable in the days of Solomon.
and the forks, the basins, and the pitchers of pure gold; and for the golden bowls with the weight for each bowl; and for the silver bowls with the weight for each bowl;
The porch in front of the house was as long as the width of the house, twenty cubits, and the height was 120 cubits. He overlaid it inside with pure gold.
and the lampstands with their lamps of pure gold, to burn in front of the inner sanctuary (the Holy of Holies) as directed;
and the snuffers, the basins, the dishes [for incense], and the firepans, of pure gold; and for the entrance of the house (temple), the inner doors for the Holy of Holies and the doors of the Holy Place (main room), were of gold.
Moreover, the king made a great throne of ivory and overlaid it with pure gold.
All King Solomon’s drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the Forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; silver was not considered valuable in the days of Solomon.
Every morning and every evening they offer the burnt offerings and the fragrant incense to the Lord; and the showbread is set on the clean table [of pure gold], and the golden lampstand with its lamps is ready to light every evening; for we keep the charge of the Lord our God [that is, the obligation we have to Him], but you have abandoned (turned away from) Him.
‘Can [mortal] man be just before God or be more righteous than He?Can a man be pure before his Maker or be more cleansed than He?
Then, if you are pure and upright,Surely now He will awaken for youAnd restore your righteous place.
“For you have said, ‘My teaching (doctrine) [that God knowingly afflicts the righteous] is pure,And I am innocent in your eyes.’
“What is man, that he should be pure and clean,Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous and just?
Although there is no violence or wrongdoing in my hands,And my prayer is pure.
“But He knows the way that I take [and He pays attention to it].When He has tried me, I will come forth as [refined] gold [pure and luminous].
“How then can man be justified and righteous with God?Or how can he who is born of a woman be pure and clean?
“Behold, even the moon has no brightness [compared to God’s majesty and glory]And the stars are not pure in His sight,
“The topaz of Ethiopia cannot compare with it,Nor can it be valued in pure gold.
The words and promises of the Lord are pure words,Like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times.
With the pure You show Yourself pure,And with the crooked You show Yourself astute.
The precepts of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart;The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
For You meet him with blessings of good things;You set a crown of pure gold on his head.
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,Who has not lifted up his soul to what is false,Nor has sworn [oaths] deceitfully.
Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness and guiltAnd cleanse me from my sin.
Truly God is good to Israel,To those who are pure in heart.
Your word is very pure (refined);Therefore Your servant loves it.
Drink water from your own cistern [of a pure marriage relationship]And fresh running water from your own well.
Evil plans and thoughts of the wicked are exceedingly vile and offensive to the Lord,But pure words are pleasant words to Him.
All the ways of a man are clean and innocent in his own eyes [and he may see nothing wrong with his actions],But the Lord weighs and examines the motives and intents [of the heart and knows the truth].
When the wicked man comes [to the depth of evil], contempt [of all that is pure and good] also comes,And with inner baseness (dishonor) comes outer shame (scorn).
The words of a man’s mouth are like deep waters [copious and difficult to fathom];The fountain of [mature, godly] wisdom is like a bubbling stream [sparkling, fresh, pure, and life-giving].
Who can say, “I have cleansed my heart,I am pure from my sin?”
Even a boy is known and distinguished by his acts,Whether his conduct is pure and right.
The way of the guilty is [exceedingly] crooked,But as for the pure, his conduct is upright.
He who loves purity of heartAnd whose speech is gracious will have the king as his friend.
There is a generation (class of people) that is pure in its own eyes,Yet is not washed from its filthiness.
She makes for herself coverlets, cushions, and rugs of tapestry.Her clothing is linen, pure and fine, and purple [wool].
‘Who is this that looks down like the dawn,Fair and beautiful as the full moon,Clear and pure as the sun,As majestic as an army with banners?’
I will make mortal man more rare than fine gold,And mankind [scarcer] than the pure gold of Ophir.
“Rain down, O heavens, from above,Let the clouds pour down righteousness [all the blessings of God];Let the earth open up, let salvation bear fruit,And righteousness spring up with it;I, the Lord, have created it.
“Yet I had planted you [O house of Israel as] a choice vine,A completely faithful seed.How then have you turned against MeInto degenerate shoots of a foreign and wild vine [alien to Me]?
How dark and dim the gold has become,How the pure gold has changed!The sacred stones [of the temple] are poured out and scatteredAt the head of every street.
“I kept lookingUntil thrones were set up,And the Ancient of Days (God) took His seat;His garment was white as snowAnd the hair of His head like pure wool.His throne was flames of fire;Its wheels were a burning fire.
I raised my eyes and looked, and behold, there was a certain man dressed in linen, whose loins were girded with [a belt of] pure gold of Uphaz.
“Can I [be guiltless and] justify deceptive scalesAnd a bag of dishonest weights?
“Then I will give to the peoples [clear and pure speech from] purified lips [which reflect their purified hearts],That all of them may call on the name of the Lord,To serve Him shoulder to shoulder (united).
For from the rising of the sun, even to its setting, My name shall be great among the nations. In every place incense is going to be offered to My name, and a grain offering that is pure; for My name shall be great among the nations,” says the Lord of hosts.
For the lips of the priest should guard and preserve knowledge [of My law], and the people should seek instruction from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.
“Blessed [anticipating God’s presence, spiritually mature] are the pure in heart [those with integrity, moral courage, and godly character], for they will see God.
While He was in Bethany [as a guest] at the home of Simon the leper, and reclining at the table, a woman came with an alabaster vial of very costly and precious perfume of pure nard; and she broke the vial and poured the perfume over His head.
Then the angel replied to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you [like a cloud]; for that reason the holy (pure, sinless) Child shall be called the Son of God.
Then Mary took a pound of very expensive perfume of pure nard, and she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
But you disowned and denied the Holy and Righteous One and asked for [the pardon of] a murderer to be granted to you.
Do not, for the sake of food, tear down the work of God. All things indeed are [ceremonially] clean, but they are wrong for the person who eats and offends [another’s conscience in the process].
But it is from Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God [revealing His plan of salvation], and righteousness [making us acceptable to God], and sanctification [making us holy and setting us apart for God], and redemption [providing our ransom from the penalty for sin],
For the unbelieving husband is sanctified [that is, he receives the blessings granted] through his [Christian] wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be [ceremonially] unclean, but as it is they are holy.
This is our [reason for] proud confidence: our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world [in general], and especially toward you, with pure motives and godly sincerity, not in human wisdom, but in the grace of God [that is, His gracious lovingkindness that leads people to Christ and spiritual maturity].
But I am afraid that, even as the serpent beguiled Eve by his cunning, your minds may be corrupted and led away from the simplicity of [your sincere and] pure devotion to Christ.
What I say in this confident boasting, I say not as the Lord would [with His authority], but foolishly.
so that you may learn to recognize and treasure what is excellent [identifying the best, and distinguishing moral differences], and that you may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ [actually living lives that lead others away from sin];
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