Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Clear, pure, clean (literally or figuratively)

Greek: καθαρός, katharos (G2513)

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Here are clean, clear, pure and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word καθαρός mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G2513

Greek Base Word: καθαρός

Usage: Clean, clear, pure

Definition: Clean (literally or figuratively).

Detailed definition:

  1. Clean, pure.
    1. Physically.
      1. Purified by fire.
      2. In a similitude, like a vine cleansed by pruning and so fitted to bear fruit.
    2. In a levitical sense.
      1. Clean, the use of which is not forbidden, imparts no uncleanness.
    3. Ethically.
      1. Free from corrupt desire, from sin and guilt.
      2. Free from every admixture of what is false, sincere genuine.
      3. Blameless, innocent.
      4. Unstained with the guilt of anything.

Derived terms: Of uncertain affinity.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: kɑ.θɑˈros
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: kɑ.θɑˈrows
  3. Transliteration: katharos
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ka-tha-ROSE
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ka-tha-ROSE

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