7348 defilement

7348 defilement

The result of making oneself or someone else unclean in God’s sight. Outward, physical defilement comes from contact with someone or something unclean, whereas sin produces inner, spiritual defilement.

Defilement through contact with anything unclean

Lev 20:25 See also Lev 7:19-21; Lev 11:41-45; Lev 21:1-4; Lev 22:4-5; Nu 5:1-3; Nu 6:9,12; Eze 4:9-15; Eze 44:25; Da 1:8; Hag 2:10-14; Mal 1:7

Defilement through bodily emissions

Lev 12:2-7; Lev 15:1-17

Defilement by sin

Eze 14:11 See also Lev 19:31; Ps 106:34-39; Jer 2:23; La 4:14; Eze 20:1-44; Eze 22:1-4; Eze 23:28-30; Eze 37:23

Defilement as a result of illicit sexual relations

Lev 18:20 See also Ge 34:1-5 rape; Ge 34:27; Ge 49:3-4; Lev 18:23-30 bestiality Prostitution: Lev 21:7,9,13-15
Nu 5:19-22,27-30; Dt 24:1-4; 1Ch 5:1; Eze 18:6; Eze 22:11 incest; Eze 23:7,17; Eze 33:26 adultery; Rev 14:4

Defilement of God’s house

Lev 15:31 Through uncleanness: Nu 19:13,20
2Ch 29:4-5; 2Ch 36:14; Ps 74:4-7; Ps 79:1 Through setting up idols: Jer 7:30; Jer 32:32-35
Eze 5:11; Eze 9:7; Eze 23:38; Ac 21:27-28 Paul was falsely accused of bringing Gentiles into the temple area.

Defilement of God’s name

Eze 43:7-8

Defilement of altars and offerings

Ex 20:25 See also Nu 18:30-32; 2Ki 23:16,19

Defilement of the land

Nu 35:34 See also Jos 22:19; Isa 24:5; Jer 2:7; Jer 3:9; Jer 16:18; Eze 36:17-18

See also

4639dung and manure
6021sin, nature of
6151dirt
6236sexual sin
7340clean and unclean
7342cleanliness
7416purification
7426ritual washing
7478washing

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