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11 Bible Verses about Ablution

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Genesis 18:4

Let now a little water be fetched, that ye may wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.

Genesis 43:24

And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses food.

Exodus 19:14

And Moses came down from the mountain to the people, and hallowed the people; and they washed their clothes.

2 Samuel 12:20

Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed himself, and changed his clothing, and entered into the house of Jehovah and worshipped; then he came to his own house and required them to set bread before him, and he ate.

Mark 7:3

(for the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands diligently, do not eat, holding what has been delivered by the ancients;

Exodus 30:18-21

Thou shalt also make a laver of copper, and its stand of copper, for washing; and thou shalt put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and shalt put water in it. And Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet out of it. When they go into the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water, that they may not die; or when they come near to the altar to serve, to burn an offering by fire to Jehovah.read more.
And they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they may not die; and it shall be an everlasting statute for them, for him and for his seed throughout their generations.

Exodus 40:30-31

And he set the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water in it for washing. And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet out of it:

Leviticus 14:7-9

and he shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose into the open field. And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his garments, and shave all his hair, and bathe in water, and he shall be clean; and afterwards shall he come into the camp, and shall abide outside his tent seven days. And it shall come to pass on the seventh day, that he shall shave all his hair, his head, and his beard, and his eyebrows, even all his hair shall he shave, and he shall wash his garments, and shall bathe his flesh in water, and he is clean.

Leviticus 15:5-10

And whoever toucheth his bed shall wash his garments, and bathe in water, and be unclean until the even. And he that sitteth on any object whereon he sat that hath the flux shall wash his garments, and bathe in water, and be unclean until the even. And he that toucheth the flesh of him that hath the flux shall wash his garments, and bathe in water, and be unclean until the even.read more.
And if he that hath the flux spit upon him that is clean, then he shall wash his garments, and bathe in water, and be unclean until the even. And what carriage soever he rideth upon that hath the flux shall be unclean. And whoever toucheth anything that was under him shall be unclean until the even; and he that carrieth them shall wash his garments, and bathe in water, and be unclean until the even.

Leviticus 14:52

and he shall purge the house from the defilement with the blood of the bird, and with the running water, and with the living bird, and with the cedar-wood, and with the hyssop, and with the scarlet;

Mark 7:1-5

And the Pharisees and some of the scribes, coming from Jerusalem, are gathered together to him, and seeing some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, unwashed, hands, (for the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands diligently, do not eat, holding what has been delivered by the ancients;read more.
and on coming from the market-place, unless they are washed, they do not eat; and there are many other things which they have received to hold, the washing of cups and vessels, and brazen utensils, and couches), then the Pharisees and the scribes ask him, Why do thy disciples not walk according to what has been delivered by the ancients, but eat the bread with defiled hands?

From Thematic Bible


Ablution » Of the feet

Genesis 18:4

Let now a little water be fetched, that ye may wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.

Genesis 19:2

and he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and lodge, and wash your feet; and ye shall rise up early, and go on your way. And they said, No; but we will pass the night in the open place.

Genesis 24:32

And the man came into the house; and he ungirded the camels, and gave the camels straw and provender, and water to wash his feet, and the feet of the men who were with him.

Genesis 43:24

And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses food.

Exodus 30:19

And Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet out of it.

Ablution » of priests

Exodus 29:4

And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring near the entrance of the tent of meeting, and shalt bathe them with water.

Exodus 36:18-21

And he made fifty clasps of copper to couple the tent, that it might be one. And he made a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of badgers' skins above that. And he made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia-wood, standing up; read more.
ten cubits the length of the boards, and one cubit and a half the breadth of one board;

Exodus 40:12

And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons near, at the entrance of the tent of meeting, and bathe them with water.

Exodus 40:31-32

And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet out of it: when they went into the tent of meeting, and when they drew near to the altar, they washed; as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Leviticus 8:6

And Moses brought Aaron near, and his sons, and bathed them with water.

Ablution » Cleanliness » Examples of

Genesis 18:4

Let now a little water be fetched, that ye may wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.

Genesis 43:24

And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses food.

Exodus 19:14

And Moses came down from the mountain to the people, and hallowed the people; and they washed their clothes.

2 Samuel 12:20

Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed himself, and changed his clothing, and entered into the house of Jehovah and worshipped; then he came to his own house and required them to set bread before him, and he ate.

Mark 7:3

(for the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands diligently, do not eat, holding what has been delivered by the ancients;

Ablution » Of the hands, as a token of innocency

Deuteronomy 21:6

And all the elders of that city, that are nearest unto him that is slain, shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck is broken in the watercourse,

Psalm 26:6

I will wash my hands in innocency, and will encompass thine altar, O Jehovah,

Matthew 27:24

And Pilate, seeing that it availed nothing, but that rather a tumult was arising, having taken water, washed his hands before the crowd, saying, I am guiltless of the blood of this righteous one: see ye to it.

Ablution » Of burnt offerings

2 Chronicles 4:6

And he made ten lavers, and put five on the right and five on the left, to wash in them: they rinsed in them what they prepared for the burnt-offering; and the sea was for the priests to wash in.

Leviticus 1:9

but its inwards and its legs shall he wash in water; and the priest shall burn all on the altar, a burnt-offering, an offering by fire to Jehovah of a sweet odour.

Leviticus 1:13

but the inwards and the legs shall he wash with water; and the priest shall present it all, and burn it on the altar: it is a burnt-offering, an offering by fire to Jehovah of a sweet odour.

Leviticus 9:14

And he washed the inwards and the legs, and burned them upon the burnt-offering, on the altar.

Ablution » Of the hands

Exodus 30:18-21

Thou shalt also make a laver of copper, and its stand of copper, for washing; and thou shalt put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and shalt put water in it. And Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet out of it. When they go into the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water, that they may not die; or when they come near to the altar to serve, to burn an offering by fire to Jehovah. read more.
And they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they may not die; and it shall be an everlasting statute for them, for him and for his seed throughout their generations.

Exodus 40:30-32

And he set the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water in it for washing. And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet out of it: when they went into the tent of meeting, and when they drew near to the altar, they washed; as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Ablution » For defilement » Those having eaten that which died

Leviticus 17:15-16

And every soul that eateth of a dead carcase, or of that which was torn, be it one home-born, or a stranger, he shall wash his clothes, and bathe in water, and be unclean until the even: then he shall be clean. And if he wash them not nor bathe his flesh, then he shall bear his iniquity.

Ablution » Traditional forms of, not observed by jesus

Luke 11:38-39

But the Pharisee seeing it wondered that he had not first washed before dinner. But the Lord said to him, Now do ye Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but your inward parts are full of plunder and wickedness.

Ablution » For defilement » Bloody

Leviticus 15:5-13

And whoever toucheth his bed shall wash his garments, and bathe in water, and be unclean until the even. And he that sitteth on any object whereon he sat that hath the flux shall wash his garments, and bathe in water, and be unclean until the even. And he that toucheth the flesh of him that hath the flux shall wash his garments, and bathe in water, and be unclean until the even. read more.
And if he that hath the flux spit upon him that is clean, then he shall wash his garments, and bathe in water, and be unclean until the even. And what carriage soever he rideth upon that hath the flux shall be unclean. And whoever toucheth anything that was under him shall be unclean until the even; and he that carrieth them shall wash his garments, and bathe in water, and be unclean until the even. And whomsoever he toucheth who hath the flux and hath not rinsed his hands in water he shall wash his garments, and bathe in water, and be unclean until the even. And the vessel of earth that he toucheth who hath the flux shall be broken; and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water. And when he that hath a flux is clean of his flux, then he shall count seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water, and he shall be clean.

Ablution » For defilement » Of lepers

Leviticus 14:8-9

And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his garments, and shave all his hair, and bathe in water, and he shall be clean; and afterwards shall he come into the camp, and shall abide outside his tent seven days. And it shall come to pass on the seventh day, that he shall shave all his hair, his head, and his beard, and his eyebrows, even all his hair shall he shave, and he shall wash his garments, and shall bathe his flesh in water, and he is clean.

Ablution » Of infants

Ezekiel 16:4

And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water for cleansing; thou wast not rubbed with salt at all, nor swaddled at all.

Ablution » Of the face

Ablution » Of the dead

Acts 9:37

And it came to pass in those days that she grew sick and died; and, having washed her, they put her in the upper room.