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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #02135 - זָכָה
1) to be clean, be pure, be clear
1a1) to be clean, be pure
1a2) to be clear, be justified
1b1) to make clean, make pure, keep clean, keep pure
1c1) to cleanse
1c2) to make yourself clean, purify oneself
V) kkz (זככ ZKK) - Refine: To remove the impurities by washing or refining to make pure. [df: qqz] KJV (11): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Pual, Piel) clean, pure, refine, fine, purge - Strongs: H2141 (זָכַךְ), H2212 (זָקַק)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
זָכָה i.q. זָכַךְ [fut. יִזְכֶּה], to be pure (always in a moral sense), Job 15:14, 25:4 Psalms 51:6; Micah 6:11. (Arab. زكا, Syr. ܕܟܐ and ܙܟܐܳ id. The Greek ἅγιος, ἁγνός, and probably also the Lat. sacer, sancio, transp. castus, are from the same stock.)
Piel, to make pure, to cleanse, e.g. the course of life, the soul, Psalms 73:13; Proverbs 20:9. Psalms 119:9, בַּמֶּה־יְזַכֶּה נַעַר אֶת־אָרְחוֹ “how shall a young man cleanse his way?” i.e. maintain purity of life?
Hithpael הִזַּכָּה for הִתְזַכָּה to cleanse himself, Isaiah 1:16. [The accent shews that this is not Niph. of זָכַךְ. See Thes.]
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29