4696. spilos
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spilos: a spot, stain
Original Word: σπῖλος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: spilos
Phonetic Spelling: (spee'-los)
Short Definition: a spot, fault
Definition: a spot, fault, stain, blemish.

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4696 spílos – properly, a stain (spot); (figuratively) a moral (spiritual) fault or blemish. Moral and spiritual stains (spots) come from living outside God's preferred-will (desire, 2307 /thélēma, compare Eph 5:15-17,27) and are removed with heartfelt confession (1 Jn 1:9).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
a spot, stain
NASB Translation
spot (1), stains (1).

STRONGS NT 4696: σπίλος

σπίλος (WH σπίλος (so Rutherford, New Phryn., p. 87; Liddell and Scott, under the word); but see Tdf. Proleg., p. 102; Lipsius, Gram. Untersuch., p. 42), σπιλου, (Phryn. rejects this word in favor of the Attic κηλίς; but σπίλος is used by Joseph, Dionysius Halicarnassus, Plutarch, Lucian, Liban, Artemidor.; see Lob. ad Phryn., p. 28 (cf. Winers Grammar, 25)), a spot: tropically, a fault, moral blemish, Ephesians 5:27; plural of base and gluttonous men, 2 Peter 2:13.


Of uncertain derivation; a stain or blemish, i.e. (figuratively) defect, disgrace -- spot.

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