Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3068: louo (pronounced loo'-o)

a primary verb; to bathe (the whole person; whereas 3538 means to wet a part only, and 4150 to wash, cleanse garments exclusively):--wash.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to bathe, wash

1a) of a dead person

1b) washing to cleanse blood out of wounds

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a root verb

Citing in TDNT: 4:295, 538


This word is used 6 times:

John 13:10: "Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save"
Acts 9:37: "was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber."
Acts 16:33: "hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized,"
Hebrews 10:22: "conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water."
2 Peter 2:22: "is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to"
Revelation 1:5: "Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins"

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