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Pure, Purity

Free from sin or guilt; blameless. A person becomes pure when his thoughts and actions are clean in every way. A person who has committed sin can become pure through faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, and receiving the ordinances of the gospel.

  • He that hath clean hands and a pure heart shall receive the Lord’s blessings:Ps. 24:3–5;
  • Be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord:Isa. 52:11; ( D&C 133:4–5; )
  • Blessed are the pure in heart:Matt. 5:8; ( 3 Ne. 12:8; )
  • Whatsoever things are pure, think on these things:Philip. 4:8; ( A of F 1:13; )
  • All ye that are pure in heart, lift up your heads and receive the pleasing word of God:Jacob 3:2–3;
  • Can ye look up to God at that day with a pure heart and clean hands?:Alma 5:19;
  • Being pure and spotless before God, they could not look upon sin save it were with abhorrence:Alma 13:12;
  • Be purified even as Christ is pure:Moro. 7:48; ( Morm. 9:6; )
  • Christ will reserve unto himself a pure people:D&C 43:14;
  • The Lord commanded that a house be built in Zion in which the pure shall see God:D&C 97:10–17;
  • This is Zion—the pure in heart:D&C 97:21;