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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Undefiled

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un - dḗ - fı̄ld ´: In the Old Testament תּם , tām , "perfect," presents the positive side. Hence, Psalm 119:1 is translated in the Revised Version: "Blessed are they that are perfect in the way." In the New Testament ἀμίαντος , amı́antos , presents the negative side, "unstained" "unsullied" "without taint." Used to describe the sinlessness of Christ (Hebrews 7:26 ), to declare the marriage act free from all guilt, disgrace or shame (Hebrews 13:4 ), to contrast the heavenly inheritance with earthly possessions (1 Peter 1:4 ).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Undefiled'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/u/undefiled.html. 1915.

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