Mote

Mote

(Gr. karphos, something dry, hence a particle of wood or chaff, etc.). A slight moral defect is likened to a mote ( Matthew 7:3-5 ; Luke 6:41 Luke 6:42 ).

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Mote". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Mote

A small dry particle.

And why beholdest thou the MOTE that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the MOTE out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? ( Matthew 7:3-4 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Mote'". A King James Dictionary.

MOTE

mot (karphos):

A minute piece of anything dry or light, as straw, chaff, a splinter of wood, that might enter the eye. Used by Jesus in Matthew 7:3; Luke 6:41 f in contrast with "beam," to rebuke officiousness in correcting small faults of others, while cherishing greater ones of our own.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'MOTE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.