'Pure' in the Bible
You shall overlay the ark with pure gold, inside and out, and make a gold crown, a rim or border, around its top.
And you shall make a mercy seat (a covering) of pure gold, two cubits and a half long and a cubit and a half wide.
You shall overlay it with pure gold and make a crown, a rim or molding, of gold around the top of it;
And you shall make its plates [for showbread] and cups [for incense], and its flagons and bowls [for liquids in sacrifice]; make them of pure gold.
You shall make a lampstand of pure gold. Of beaten and turned work shall the lampstand be made, both its base and its shaft; its cups, its knobs, and its flowers shall be of one piece with it.
Their knobs and their branches shall be of one piece with it; the whole of it one beaten work of pure gold.
Its snuffers and its ashtrays shall be of pure gold.
Use a talent of pure gold for it, including all these utensils.
You shall command the Israelites to provide you with pure oil of crushed olives for the light, to cause it to burn continually [every night].
And two chains of pure gold, like cords shall you twist them, and fasten the corded chains to the settings.
You shall make for the breastplate chains of pure gold twisted like cords.
And you shall make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it, like the engravings of a signet, holy to the lord.
And you shall overlay it with pure gold, its top and its sides round about and its horns, and you shall make a crown (a rim or molding) of gold around it.
Then the Lord said to Moses, Take sweet spices -- "stacte, onycha, and galbanum, sweet spices with pure frankincense, an equal amount of each -- "
And make of them incense, a perfume after the perfumer's art, seasoned with salt and mixed, pure and sacred.
The table [of the showbread] and its utensils, the pure lampstand with all its utensils, the altar of incense,
He overlaid it with pure gold within and without and made a molding or crown of gold to go around the top of it.
[Bezalel] made the mercy seat of pure gold, two cubits and a half its length and one cubit and a half its breadth.
He overlaid it with pure gold and made a molding of gold around its top.
He made of pure gold the vessels which were to be on the table, its plates and dishes [for bread], its bowls and flagons for pouring [liquid sacrifices].
And he made the lampstand of pure gold; its base and shaft were made of hammered work; its cups, its knobs, and its flowers were of one piece with it.
Their knobs and their branches were of one piece with it, all of it hammered work of pure gold.
And he made of pure gold its seven lamps, its snuffers, and its ashtrays.
Of a talent of pure gold he made the lampstand and all its utensils.
He overlaid it with pure gold, its top, its sides round about, and its horns; also he made a rim around it of gold.
He also made the holy anointing oil [symbol of the Holy Spirit] and the pure, fragrant incense, after the perfumer's art.
And they made [at the ends] of the breastplate twisted chains like cords, of pure gold.
And they made bells of pure gold and put [them] between the pomegranates around the skirts of the robe;
And they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold and wrote upon it an inscription, like the engravings of a signet, holy to the lord.
The pure [gold] lampstand and its lamps, with the lamps set in order, all its utensils, and the oil for the light;
Command the Israelites that they bring to you pure oil from beaten olives for the light [of the golden lampstand] to cause a lamp to burn continually.
He shall keep the lamps in order upon the lampstand of pure gold before the Lord continually.
And you shall set them in two rows, six in a row, upon the table of pure gold before the Lord.
You shall put pure frankincense [in a bowl or spoon] beside each row, that it may be with the bread as a memorial portion, an offering to be made by fire to the Lord.
David said to Michal, It was before the Lord, Who chose me above your father and all his house to appoint me as prince over Israel, the people of the Lord. Therefore will I make merry [in pure enjoyment] before the Lord.
To the pure You will show Yourself pure, and to the willful You will show Yourself willful.
And Solomon gave Hiram 20,000 measures of wheat for food for his household, and 20 measures of pure, beaten oil. He gave these to Hiram yearly.
The Holy of Holies was twenty cubits in length, in breadth, and in height. He overlaid it with pure gold. He also overlaid the cedar altar.
Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold, and he drew chains of gold across in front of the Holy of Holies and 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; with the flowers, the lamps, and the tongs of gold;
The cups, snuffers, basins, spoons, firepans -- "of pure gold; and the hinges of gold for the doors of the innermost room, the Holy of Holies, and for the doors of 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 accounted as nothing in the days of Solomon.
Also pure gold for the forks, basins, and cups; for the golden bowls by weight of each; for the silver bowls by weight of each;
The porch or vestibule across the front of the house was the same length as the house's breadth, twenty cubits, and the height 120 cubits. He overlaid it inside with pure gold.
And the lampstands with their lamps of pure gold, to burn before the inner sanctuary (the Holy of Holies) as directed;
The snuffers, basins, dishes for incense, and firepans, of pure gold; and for the temple entry, the inner doors for the Most Holy Place and the doors of the Holy Place were of gold.
Moreover, [he] made a great throne of ivory and overlaid it with pure gold.
King Solomon's drinking vessels were all of gold, and all the vessels of the House of the Forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; silver was not counted as anything in the days of Solomon.
They offer to the Lord every morning and every evening burnt sacrifices and incense of sweet spices; they set in order the showbread on the table of pure gold and attend to the golden lampstand, that its lamps may be lighted every evening. For we keep the charge of the Lord our God, but you have forsaken Him.
Can mortal man be just before God, or be more right than He is? Can a man be pure before his Maker, or be more cleansed than He is?
Then, if you are pure and upright, surely He will bestir Himself for you and make your righteous dwelling prosperous again.
For you have said, My doctrine [that God afflicts the righteous knowingly] is pure, and I am clean in [God's] eyes.
What is man, that he could be pure and clean? And he who is born of a woman, that he could be right and just?
Although there is no guilt or violence in my hands and my prayer is pure.
But He knows the way that I take [He has concern for it, appreciates, and pays attention to it]. When He has tried me, I shall come forth as refined gold [pure and luminous].
How then can man be justified and righteous before 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 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 over.
With the pure You will show Yourself pure, and with the perverse You will show Yourself contrary.
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure and bright, enlightening the eyes.
For You send blessings of good things to meet him; You set a crown of pure gold on his head.
He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted himself up to falsehood or to what is false, nor sworn deceitfully.
Wash me thoroughly [and repeatedly] from my iniquity and guilt and cleanse me and make me wholly pure from my sin!
Truly God is [only] good to Israel, even to those who are upright and pure in heart.
Your word is very pure (tried and well refined); therefore Your servant loves it.
Drink waters out of your own cistern [of a pure marriage relationship], and fresh running waters out of your own well.
The thoughts of the wicked are shamefully vile and exceedingly offensive to the Lord, but the words of the pure are pleasing words to Him.
All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits (the thoughts and intents of the heart).
When the wicked comes in [to the depth of evil], he becomes a contemptuous despiser [of all that is pure and good], and with inner baseness comes outer shame and reproach.
The words of a [discreet and wise] man's mouth are like deep waters [plenteous and difficult to fathom], and the fountain of skillful and godly Wisdom is like a gushing stream [sparkling, fresh, pure, and life-giving].
Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?
Even a child is known by his acts, whether [or not] what he does is pure and right.
The way of the guilty is exceedingly crooked, but as for the pure, his work is right and his conduct is straight.
He who loves purity and the pure in heart and who is gracious in speech -- "because of the grace of his lips will he have the king for his friend.
There is a class of people who are pure in their own eyes, and yet are not washed from their own filth.
She makes for herself coverlets, cushions, and rugs of tapestry. Her clothing is of linen, pure and fine, and of purple [such as that of which the clothing of the priests and the hallowed cloths of the temple were made].
[The ladies asked] Who is this that looks forth like the dawn, fair as the moon, clear and pure as the sun, and terrible as a bannered host?
I will make a man more rare than fine gold, and mankind scarcer than the pure gold of Ophir.
Let fall in showers, you heavens, from above, and let the skies rain down righteousness [the pure, spiritual, heaven-born possibilities that have their foundation in the holy being of God]; let the earth open, and let them [skies and earth] sprout forth salvation, and let righteousness germinate and spring up [as plants do] together; I the Lord have created it.
Yet I had planted you [O house of Israel] a choice vine, wholly of pure seed. How then have you turned into degenerate shoots of wild vine alien to Me?
How the gold has become dim! How the most pure gold has changed! The hallowed stones [of the temple] are poured out at the head of every street.
I kept looking until thrones were placed [for the assessors with the Judge], and the Ancient of Days [God, the eternal Father] took His seat, Whose garment was white as snow and the hair of His head like pure wool. His throne was like the fiery flame; its wheels were burning fire.
I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, a man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with pure gold of Uphaz.
Can I be pure [Myself, and acquit the man] with wicked scales and with a bag of deceitful weights?
For then [changing their impure language] I will give to the people a clear and pure speech from pure lips, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one unanimous consent and one united shoulder [bearing the yoke of the Lord].
For from the rising of the sun to its setting My name shall be great among the nations, and in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and indeed a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations, says the Lord of hosts.
For the priest's lips should guard and keep pure the knowledge [of My law], and the people should seek (inquire for and require) instruction at his mouth; for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.
Blessed (happy, enviably fortunate, and spiritually prosperous -- "possessing the happiness produced by the experience of God's favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His grace, regardless of their outward conditions) are the pure in heart, for they shall see God!
And while He was in Bethany, [a guest] in the house of Simon the leper, as He was reclining [at table], a woman came with an alabaster jar of ointment ( perfume) of pure nard, very costly and precious; and she broke the jar and poured [the perfume] over His head.
Then the angel said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you [like a shining cloud]; and so the holy (pure, sinless) Thing (Offspring) which shall be born of you will be called the Son of God.
Mary took a pound of ointment of pure liquid nard [a rare perfume] that was very expensive, and she poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped them with her hair. And the whole house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
But you denied and rejected and disowned the Pure and Holy, the Just and Blameless One, and demanded [the pardon of] a murderer to be granted to you.
You must not, for the sake of food, undo and break down and destroy the work of God! Everything is indeed [ceremonially] clean and pure, but it is wrong for anyone to hurt the conscience of others or to make them fall by what he eats.
But it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Consecration [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin].
For the unbelieving husband is set apart (separated, withdrawn from heathen contamination, and affiliated with the Christian people) by union with his consecrated (set-apart) wife, and the unbelieving wife is set apart and separated through union with her consecrated husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean (unblessed heathen, outside the Christian covenant), but as it is they are prepared for God [pure and clean].
It is a reason for pride and exultation to which our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world [generally] and especially toward you, with devout and pure motives and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God (the unmerited favor and merciful kindness by which God, exerting His holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, and keeps, strengthens, and increases them in Christian virtues).
But [now] I am fearful, lest that even as the serpent beguiled Eve by his cunning, so your minds may be corrupted and seduced from wholehearted and sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
What I say by way of this confident boasting, I say not with the Lord's authority [by inspiration] but, as it were, in pure witlessness.
So that you may surely learn to sense what is vital, and approve and prize what is excellent and of real value [recognizing the highest and the best, and distinguishing the moral differences], and that you may be untainted and pure and unerring and blameless [so that with hearts sincere and certain and unsullied, you may approach] the day of Christ [not stumbling nor causing others to stumble].
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