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Bible Usage:


  • 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

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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).

Naves Topical Index

A physical deformity.

Debarred sons of Aaron from exercise of priestly offices
Leviticus 21:17-23

Animals with, forbidden to be used for sacrifice
Leviticus 22:19-25

Ephesians 5:27; 1 Peter 1:19

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BLEM'ISHED, participle passive Injured or marred by any mark of deformity; tarnished; soiled.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BLEM'ISHING, participle present tense Marking with deformity; tarnishing.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BLEM'ISHLESS, adjective Without blemish; spotless.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BLEM'ISHMENT, noun Disgrace. [Little used.]