Clear, Clearing, Clearly - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Clear, Clearing, Clearly

[ A-1,Verb,G2929, krustallizo ]
to shine like crystal, to be of crystalline brightness, or transparency," is found in Revelation 21:11, "clear as crystal." The verb may, however, have a transitive force, signifying "to crystallize or cause to become like crystal." In that case it would speak of Christ (since He is the "Lightgiver," See the preceding part of the verse), as the One who causes the saints to shine in His own likeness.

[ B-1,Adjective,G2986, lampros ]
is said of crystal, Revelation 22:1, AV, "clear," RV, "bright. See BRIGHT, GAY, GOODLY, GORGEOUS, WHITE.

Note: The corresponding adverb lampros signifies "sumptuously."

[ C-1,Adverb,G5081, telaugos ]
from tele, "afar," and auge, "radiance," signifies "conspicuously, or clearly," Mark 8:25, of the sight imparted by Christ to one who had been blind. Some mss. have delaugos, "clearly" (delos, "clear").


(1) In 2 Corinthians 7:11, AV, hagnos is rendered "clear." See PURE.

(2) In Revelation 21:18, katharos, ("pure," RV) is rendered "clear," in the AV. SEE CLEAN.

(3) Apologia (Eng., "apology"), "a defense against an accusation," signifies, in 2 Corinthians 7:11, a clearing of oneself.

(4) For diablepo, "to See clearly," Matthew 7:5; Luke 6:42, and kathorao, ditto, Romans 1:20, See SEE.

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