From BiblePortal Wikipedia

Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words [1]

A — 1: Σπίλος (Strong'S #4696 — Noun Masculine — spilos — spee'-los )

"a spot or stain," is used metaphorically (a) of moral blemish,  Ephesians 5:27; (b) of lascivious and riotous persons,  2—Peter 2:13 .

A — 2: Σπίλος (Strong'S #4696 — Noun Masculine — spilas — spee'-los )

is rendered "spots" in  Jude 1:12 , AV: see Rock , No. 2.

B — 1: Σπιλόω (Strong'S #4695 — Verb — spiloo — spee-lo'-o )

akin to A, No. 1, is used in  Jude 1:23 , in the clause "hating even the garment spotted by the flesh," the garment representing that which, being brought into contact with the polluting element of the flesh, becomes defiled: see Clothing , No. 3 (last par.). See Defile , No. 4.

C — 1: Ἄσπιλος (Strong'S #784 — Adjective — aspilos — as'-pee-los )

"unspotted, unstained" (a, negative, and A), is used of a lamb,  1—Peter 1:19; metaphorically, of keeping a commandment without alteration and in the fulfillment of it,  1—Timothy 6:14; of the believer in regard to the world,  James 1:27 , and free from all defilement in the sight of God,  2—Peter 3:14 .

 Hebrews 9:14Blemish

Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types [2]

 Numbers 19:2 (c) By this type we understand the spotless character of our Lord Jesus Christ on whom there was no sin nor fault, and in Him no evil of any kind. (See also  Numbers 28:3;  Numbers 29:17;  1 Peter 1:19).

 Deuteronomy 32:5 (b) The Lord brands His people as the Shepherd brands the sheep. In this case those mentioned do not bear the mark of GOD's ownership. Probably the mark was that of a godly life, holy ambitions, and obedience to the Word of GOD. (See also  Revelation 3:12).

 Song of Solomon 4:7 (c) This may be taken as a statement by the Lord concerning His church, or His bride, for He sees no fault nor sin in His people who are washed in the Blood of the Lamb. Or, it may be taken as the Word of the bride concerning the Bridegroom, for certainly He is absolutely perfect, beautiful, sinless and stainless. Both things are true.

 Ephesians 5:27 (b) Here we see a beautiful type of the perfection of GOD's church, each member of which has been cleansed in the Blood of the Saviour, made pure and white in GOD's sight.

 1 Timothy 6:14 (c) Probably the type in this case represents a perfect obedience, in which there is no hypocrisy, and no compulsion. It is an obedience based on the love of GOD, and from a grateful heart.

 Hebrews 9:14 (a) By this figure we understand that the Lord Jesus offered Himself to GOD, with no sin connected with His offering, no pride, no selfishness, no ulterior motives, no evil of any kind. He was a perfect offering in every sense of the word, and therefore was acceptable to GOD.

 2 Peter 3:14 (a) It is the will of GOD that the Christian should live a clean, true, pure upright life, with no blemishes that would disfigure his life and cause the people to point to him with scorn. The Christian is to be a good example of a blameless believer.

 Judges 1:12 (b) The presence of an ungodly man among the people of GOD blots and blurs, hinders and harms the fellowship of GOD's saints.

 Judges 1:23 (b) This probably refers to any so-called righteousness or plan of salvation, which is contaminated by the works of the flesh, or by depending upon merit in the sight of GOD.

Webster's Dictionary [3]

(1): ( n.) A small part of a different color from the main part, or from the ground upon which it is; as, the spots of a leopard; the spots on a playing card.

(2): ( n.) A mark on a substance or body made by foreign matter; a blot; a place discolored.

(3): ( n.) A small extent of space; a place; any particular place.

(4): ( v. t.) To make visible marks upon with some foreign matter; to discolor in or with spots; to stain; to cover with spots or figures; as, to spot a garnment; to spot paper.

(5): ( n.) A sciaenoid food fish (Liostomus xanthurus) of the Atlantic coast of the United States. It has a black spot behind the shoulders and fifteen oblique dark bars on the sides. Called also goody, Lafayette, masooka, and old wife.

(6): ( v. t.) To stain; to blemish; to taint; to disgrace; to tarnish, as reputation; to asperse.

(7): ( v. i.) To become stained with spots.

(8): ( n.) A stain on character or reputation; something that soils purity; disgrace; reproach; fault; blemish.

(9): ( n.) A variety of the common domestic pigeon, so called from a spot on its head just above its beak.

(10): ( n.) The southern redfish, or red horse, which has a spot on each side at the base of the tail. See Redfish.

(11): ( n.) Commodities, as merchandise and cotton, sold for immediate delivery.

(12): ( v. t.) To mark or note so as to insure recognition; to recognize; to detect; as, to spot a criminal.

(13): ( a.) on hand for immediate delivery after sale; - said of commodities; as, spot wheat.

(14): ( a.) Lit., being on the spot, or place;

King James Dictionary [4]

SPOT, n. We see this word is of the family of spatter, and that the radical sense is to throw or thrust. A spot is made by spattering or sprinkling.

1. A mark on a substance made by foreign matter a speck a blot a place discolored. The least spot is visible on white paper. 2. A stain on character or reputation something that soils purity disgrace reproach fault blemish.

Yet Chloe sure was formd without a spot.

See  1 Peter 1:17 ,  Ephesians 5:27 .

3. A small extent of space a place any particular place.

The spot to which I point is paradise.

Fixd to one spot.

So we say, a spot of ground, a spot of grass or flowers meaning a place of small extent.

4. A place of a different color from the ground as the spots of a leopard. 5. A variety of the common domestic pigeon, so called from a spot on its head just above its beak. 6. A dark place on the disk or face of the sun or of a planet. 7. A lucid place in the heavens.

Upon the spot, immediately before moving without changing place. So the French say, sur le champ.

It was determined upon the spot.


1. To make a visible mark with some foreign matter to discolor to stain as, to spot a garment to spot paper. 2. To patch by way of ornament. 3. To stain to blemish to taint to disgrace to tarnish as reputation.

My virgin life no spotted thoughts shall stain.

To stop timber, is to cut or chip it, in preparation for hewing.

Holman Bible Dictionary [5]

 Leviticus 13:1-8 Numbers 28:3 1 Peter 1:19 1 Timothy 6:14Sacrifice And Offering

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [6]

is the rendering in the A.V. of מוּם , Mum, a Blemish (as usually rendered), either physical ( Leviticus 21:17 sq.;  Leviticus 22:20;  Leviticus 24:19-20, etc.;  2 Samuel 14:25;  Song of Solomon 4:7) or moral ( Deuteronomy 32:5;  Job 11:15;  Job 31:7;  Proverbs 9:7); so Σπιλάς , literally a Breaker or rock in the sea (metaphor.  Judges 1:12) or Σπῖλος (morally  Ephesians 5:27;  2 Peter 2:13); חֲב רְבֻּרָה , Chabarburah, the variegated spots of the panther, or rather the stripes of the tiger ( Jeremiah 13:23); בִּהֶרֶת , Bahereth, Brightness, the whitish "bright spot" of incipient leprosy ( Leviticus 13:23;  Leviticus 14:56); בֹּהִק , Bohak, Scurf, the scaly "freckled spot" of pronounced leprosy ( Leviticus 13:39); טָלוּא , Tali, Patched (as "spotted" sheep or goats,  Genesis 30:32 sq.; or "divers-colored" garments,  Ezekiel 16:16). (See Color).