- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
Imperfection or bodily deformity excluding men from the priesthood, and rendering animals unfit to be offered in sacrifice (Leviticus 21:17-23; 22:19-25). The Christian church, as justified in Christ, is "without blemish" (Ephesians 5:27). Christ offered himself a sacrifice "without blemish," acceptable to God (1 Peter 1:19).
A physical deformity.
Debarred sons of Aaron from exercise of priestly offices
Animals with, forbidden to be used for sacrifice
BLEM'ISH, verb transitive
1. Too mark with any deformity; to injure or impair any thing which is well formed, or excellent; to mar, or make defective, either the body or mind.
2. To tarnish, as reputation or character; to defame.
BLEM'ISH, noun Any mark of deformity; any scar or defect that diminishes beauty, or renders imperfect that which is well formed.
1. Reproach; disgrace; that which impairs reputation; taint; turpitude; deformity.
BLEM'ISHED, participle passive Injured or marred by any mark of deformity; tarnished; soiled.
BLEM'ISHING, participle present tense Marking with deformity; tarnishing.
BLEM'ISHLESS, adjective Without blemish; spotless.
BLEM'ISHMENT, noun Disgrace. [Little used.]