And I will purge out from among you the rebels and them that transgress against me.
The sins of the saints, according to him, are the very ones which they purge out.
purge out the foul corruptions that rot and fester in the blood; purge out the causes of disease, and vigorous health will follow.
It is the method which he takes to purge out their dross and their tin.
The inner purification is hinted at in the Prophet's prayer: "O God, purge out hypocrisy from my heart."
Only the ruin of the state and the captivity of the people could purge out this evil leaven.
If we are to be a new, sweet lump, Paul says, we must purge out the old leaven.
We have set ourselves to purge out from our scheme of things anything that seemed to interfere with it.
But I am afraid it takes many years and much care and teaching to purge out the old heathen notions from the heart of a savage.
Why not transport all convicts, separate the chaff from the wheat, and purge out the old leaven?
c.1300, "clear of a charge or suspicion;" late 14c., "cleanse, clear, purify," from Anglo-French purger, Old French purgier "wash, clean; refine, purify" morally or physically (12c., Modern French purger) and directly from Latin purgare "cleanse, make clean; purify," especially of the body, "free from what is superfluous; remove, clear away," figuratively "refute, justify, vindicate" (also source of Spanish purgar, Italian purgare), from Old Latin purigare, from purus "pure" (see pure) + root of agere "to drive, make" (see act (n.)). Related: Purged; purging.
1560s, "that which purges," from purge (v.). Meaning "a purgative, an act of purging" is from 1590s. Political sense from 1730. Earliest sense in English was the now-obsolete one "examination in a legal court" (mid-15c.).
v. purged, purg·ing, purg·es
To cause evacuation of the bowels. n.
The act or process of purging.
Something that purges, especially a medicinal purgative.