|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) Foul matter; anything that soils or defiles; dirt; nastiness.
2. (n.) Anything that sullies or defiles the moral character; corruption; pollution.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FILTH; FILTHINESS; FILTHY
filth, fil'-thi-nes, fil'-thi (tso'ah, Tum'ah; rhupoo):
The word once translated "filth" in the Old Testament is tso'ah, "excrement" or "dung," elsewhere translated "dung" (Isaiah 4:4, used figuratively of evil doings, sin, "the filth of the daughters of Zion"; compare Proverbs 30:12); in the New Testament we have perikatharma "cleansings" "sweepings," offscourings (1 Corinthians 4:13, "We are made as the filth of the world," the Revised Version, margin "or refuse"); rhupos, "filth," "dirt," Septuagint for tso'ah in Isaiah 4:4 (1 Peter 3:21, "the filth of the flesh").
"Filthiness" is the translation of tum'ah, "uncleanness" (ritual, Leviticus 5:3; Leviticus 7:20, etc.), used figuratively of moral impurity, translated "filthiness" (Ezra 6:21 Lamentations 1:9 Ezekiel 22:15; Ezekiel 24:11, 13; 36:25); niddah, "impurity" (2 Chronicles 29:5); figuratively (Ezra 9:11); the Revised Version (British and American) has "uncleanness," but "filthiness" for uncleanness at close of verse (niddah); nechosheth, "brass," figuratively (for "impurity" or "impudence") (Ezekiel 16:36); aischrotes, primarily "ugliness," tropical for unbecomingness, indecency (only Ephesians 5:4, "nor filthiness, nor foolish talking"; Alford has "obscenity," Weymouth, "shameful"); akathartes, "uncleanness" (Revelation 17:4 the King James Version), corrected text, ta akatharta, "the unclean things," so the Revised Version (British and American).
"Filthy" is the translation of 'alach, "to be turbid," to become foul or corrupt in a moral sense (Job 15:16 the King James Version; Psalm 14:3; Psalm 53:3); `iddim, plural of `iddah, from `adhadh, "to number or compute (monthly courses)"; Isaiah 64:6, "All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags," the Revised Version (British and American) "as a polluted garment"; compare Ezekiel 36:17; aischros, "ugly," tropical for unbecoming, shameful (Titus 1:11, "for filthy lucre's sake"; compare Titus 1:7); shameful discourse aischrologia (Colossians 3:8 the King James Version); rhupoo, "filthy," in a moral sense polluted (Revelation 22:11, "He that is filthy, let him be filthy still," the Revised Version (British and American) "let him be made filthy still" (corrected text), margin "yet more"; Alford, "Let the filthy (morally polluted) pollute himself still" (in the constant middle sense of passive verbs when the act depends on the man's self)).
In Apocrypha we have (Ecclesiasticus 22:1): "A slothful man is compared to a filthy (ardaloo) stone," the Revised Version (British and American) "a stone that is defiled," 22:2 "A slothful man is compared to the filth (bolbiton) of a dunghill"; 27:4 "So the filth (skubalon) of a man in his talk (the Revised Version (British and American) "of man in his reasoning") remaineth."
W. L. Walker
Filth (21 Occurrences)
1 Corinthians 4:13 Being defamed, we entreat. We are made as the filth of the world, the dirt wiped off by all, even until now. (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT)
James 1:21 Therefore, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with humility the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Peter 3:21 This is a symbol of baptism, which now saves you-not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
2 Peter 2:22 Their case is that described in the true proverb, "A dog returns to what he has vomited," and also in the other proverb, "The sow has washed itself and now goes back to roll in its filth." (WEY)
Revelation 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: (Root in KJV WEY WBS NIV)
Leviticus 1:16 and he shall take away its crop with its filth, and cast it beside the altar on the east part, in the place of the ashes. (WEB ASV)
Deuteronomy 23:13 and a nail thou hast on thy staff, and it hath been, in thy sitting without, that thou hast digged with it, and turned back, and covered thy filth; (YLT)
2 Kings 18:27 But Rabshakeh said to them, "Has my master sent me to your master, and to you, to speak these words? Hasn't he sent me to the men who sit on the wall, to eat their own dung, and to drink their own water with you?" (See NIV)
2 Chronicles 29:5 and said to them, Hear me, you Levites; now sanctify yourselves, and sanctify the house of Yahweh, the God of your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place. Esther (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Proverbs 30:12 There is a generation that is pure in their own eyes, yet are not washed from their filthiness. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 4:4 when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from its midst, by the spirit of justice, and by the spirit of burning. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 28:8 For all tables are completely full of filthy vomit and filthiness. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 36:12 But the Rab-shakeh said, Is it to your master or to you that my master has sent me to say these words? has he not sent me to the men seated on the wall? for they are the people who will be short of food with you when the town is shut in. (See NIV)
Isaiah 57:20 And the wicked 'are' as the driven out sea, For to rest it is not able, And its waters cast out filth and mire. (YLT)
Ezekiel 4:12 A barley-cake thou dost eat it, and it with dung -- the filth of man -- thou dost bake before their eyes. (YLT)
Ezekiel 24:6 Wherefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Woe to the bloody city, to the caldron whose rust is therein, and whose rust is not gone out of it! take out of it piece after piece; No lot is fallen upon it. (See JPS)
Ezekiel 24:11 Then set it empty on its coals, that it may be hot, and its brass may burn, and that its filthiness may be molten in it, that its rust may be consumed. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Ezekiel 24:12 She hath wearied herself with toil; yet her great rust goeth not forth out of her; her rust goeth not forth by fire. (See JPS)
Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is oppressed, he is crushed in judgment; because he was content to walk after man's command. (See JPS)
Nahum 3:6 I will throw abominable filth on you, and make you vile, and will set you a spectacle. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Zephaniah 1:17 I will bring distress on men, that they will walk like blind men, because they have sinned against Yahweh, and their blood will be poured out like dust, and their flesh like dung. (See NIV)