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Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

Washing

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In Scripture language the act of washing carries with it an interest in the service for which it is observed. Thus, Jesus washes his disciples' feet. (John 13:3-12) Hence the apostle speaking of the truly regenerated in Christ saith, "Now ye are washed, ye are sanctified, ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." (1 Corinthians 6:11) And the redeemed in glory, are represented as having "washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." (Revelation 7:14) We are so little acquainted with the customs of the East that it is next to an impossibility to have a full and clear apprehension of the signification of washing as expressed in the Scriptures. It will be enough for all our purposes however to consider in general, that it had in spiritual concerns a blessed intimation in those that were washed of being partakers in the pardoning and sanctifying blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Psalms 51:2; Acts 22:1-30; Revelation 1:5)

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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Washing'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/pmd/w/washing.html. London. 1828.

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