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18 Bible Verses about Ablution

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Genesis 43:24

ushered the men into Joseph's palace, gave them water to wash their feet, and provided fodder for their donkeys.

Exodus 19:14

When Moses went down from the mountain to the people, he consecrated the people, and they washed their clothes.

2 Samuel 12:20

At this, David got up from the ground, washed, anointed himself, changed his clothes, and went into the LORD's tent to worship. Then he went back to his palace where, at his request, they served him food and he ate.

Mark 7:3

(The Pharisees and indeed all the Jewish people don't eat unless they wash their hands properly, following the tradition of their elders.

Exodus 30:18-21

"You are to make a bronze basin with a bronze base for washing. You are to pace it between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, put water in it, and Aaron and his sons are to wash their hands and their feet from it. When they enter the Tent of Meeting or when they approach the altar to minister to make an offering by fire to the LORD, they are to wash with water so they don't die. read more.
They are to wash their hands and their feet so that they don't die, and it is to be for them a perpetual ordinance for Aaron and his seed from generation to generation."

Exodus 40:30-31

He put the basin between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and put water in it for washing. Moses, Aaron, and his sons washed their hands and feet from it.

Leviticus 14:7-9

He is to sprinkle the blood seven times on the person with the infectious skin disease and then pronounce him clean. Then he is to release the live bird into the open fields. The person who is clean is to wash his clothes, shave all his hair, and bathe in water, after which he is to be declared clean. Then he can be brought back to the camp, but he is to remain outside his tent for seven days. On the seventh day, he is to shave the hair on his head, chin, back, and eyebrows. After he has shaved all his hair, washed his clothes, and bathed himself with water, then he will be clean."

Leviticus 15:5-10

Any person who touches his bed is to wash his garments and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening. Whoever sits on any object on which the one with the discharge has sat is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening. "Whoever touches the body of someone with a discharge is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening. read more.
Whoever has a discharge and spits on someone who is clean, then he is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening. "Any saddle that anyone with a discharge rides on will become unclean. Whoever touches anything that was under him will be unclean until evening. Whoever carries these things is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening.

Leviticus 14:52

He is to clean the house with the blood of the bird over flowing water, including cleansing the live bird, the cedar wood, the hyssop, and the crimson thread.

Mark 7:1-5

The Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus. They noticed that some of his disciples were eating with unclean hands, that is, without washing them. (The Pharisees and indeed all the Jewish people don't eat unless they wash their hands properly, following the tradition of their elders. read more.
They don't eat anything from the marketplace unless they dip it in water. They also observe many other traditions, such as the proper washing of washing cups, jars, brass pots, and dinner tables.) So the Pharisees and the scribes asked Jesus, "Why don't your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders? Instead, they eat with unclean hands."

John 13:12

When Jesus had washed their feet and put on his outer robe, he sat down again and told them, "Do you realize what I've done to you?

Luke 11:38

The Pharisee was surprised to see that he didn't first wash before the meal.

Exodus 40:31

Moses, Aaron, and his sons washed their hands and feet from it.

Exodus 30:20

When they enter the Tent of Meeting or when they approach the altar to minister to make an offering by fire to the LORD, they are to wash with water so they don't die.

Exodus 19:10

The LORD told Moses, "Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. They must wash their clothes,

Hebrews 6:2

instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.

John 13:5

Then he poured some water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to dry them with the towel that was tied around his waist.

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Ablution » Of the feet

Genesis 19:2

and said, "Look, my lords! Please come inside your servant's house, wash your feet, and spend the night. Then you can get up early and be on your way." But they responded, "No, we would rather spend the night in the town square."

Genesis 24:32

So the servant went to the house and unbridled the camels. They provided straw and feed for the camels and water for washing his feet and those of the men with him.

Genesis 43:24

ushered the men into Joseph's palace, gave them water to wash their feet, and provided fodder for their donkeys.

Exodus 30:19

and Aaron and his sons are to wash their hands and their feet from it.

Ablution » of priests

Exodus 29:4

You are to bring Aaron and his sons to the doorway of the Tent of Meeting, and wash them with water.

Exodus 36:18-21

He made 50 bronze clasps to join the tent together so it would be one piece. Then he made a cover for the tent of ram skins dyed red and a covering of dolphin skins above that. Then he made upright boards of acacia wood for the tent. read more.
Each board was ten cubits long, and one and a half cubits wide.

Exodus 40:12

Then you are to bring Aaron and his sons to the doorway of the Tent of Meeting, and wash them with water.

Exodus 40:31-32

Moses, Aaron, and his sons washed their hands and feet from it. When they entered the Tent of Meeting and approached the altar, they washed, just as the LORD had commanded him.

Leviticus 8:6

Moses brought Aaron and his sons and washed them with water.

Ablution » Cleanliness » Examples of

Genesis 43:24

ushered the men into Joseph's palace, gave them water to wash their feet, and provided fodder for their donkeys.

Exodus 19:14

When Moses went down from the mountain to the people, he consecrated the people, and they washed their clothes.

2 Samuel 12:20

At this, David got up from the ground, washed, anointed himself, changed his clothes, and went into the LORD's tent to worship. Then he went back to his palace where, at his request, they served him food and he ate.

Mark 7:3

(The Pharisees and indeed all the Jewish people don't eat unless they wash their hands properly, following the tradition of their elders.

Ablution » Of the hands, as a token of innocency

Deuteronomy 21:6

All the elders of the city nearest the dead body are to wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley,

Psalm 26:6

I wash my hands innocently. I go around your altar, LORD,

Matthew 27:24

Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that a riot was about to break out instead. So he took some water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this man's blood. Attend to that yourselves."

Ablution » Of burnt offerings

2 Chronicles 4:6

Solomon also made ten wash basins, placing five on the right side and five on the left. The basins were intended for use to rinse burnt offerings, and the sea was intended for use by the priests to wash in.

Leviticus 1:9

Then he is to wash its entrails and legs with water. After this, the priest is to offer all of it on the altar a burnt offering by fire, an aroma that will be pleasing to the LORD."

Leviticus 1:13

wash its entrails and legs with water, and then offer all of it on the altar a burnt offering by fire, an aroma that will be pleasing to the LORD."

Leviticus 9:14

washed the internal organs and thighs, and incinerated them on the altar, along with the whole burnt offering.

Ablution » Of the hands

Exodus 30:18-21

"You are to make a bronze basin with a bronze base for washing. You are to pace it between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, put water in it, and Aaron and his sons are to wash their hands and their feet from it. When they enter the Tent of Meeting or when they approach the altar to minister to make an offering by fire to the LORD, they are to wash with water so they don't die. read more.
They are to wash their hands and their feet so that they don't die, and it is to be for them a perpetual ordinance for Aaron and his seed from generation to generation."

Exodus 40:30-32

He put the basin between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and put water in it for washing. Moses, Aaron, and his sons washed their hands and feet from it. When they entered the Tent of Meeting and approached the altar, they washed, just as the LORD had commanded him.

Ablution » For defilement » Those having eaten that which died

Leviticus 17:15-16

"Any person who eats a carcass or an animal that was torn by beasts (whether that person is native born or is a resident alien), is to wash his clothes and bathe himself with water, and he will remain unclean until evening, and then he'll become clean. But if he doesn't wash or bathe his body, then he is to bear the punishment of his iniquity."

Ablution » Traditional forms of, not observed by jesus

Luke 11:38-39

The Pharisee was surprised to see that he didn't first wash before the meal. But the Lord told him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but on the inside you are full of greed and evil.

Ablution » For defilement » Bloody

Leviticus 15:5-13

Any person who touches his bed is to wash his garments and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening. Whoever sits on any object on which the one with the discharge has sat is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening. "Whoever touches the body of someone with a discharge is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening. read more.
Whoever has a discharge and spits on someone who is clean, then he is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening. "Any saddle that anyone with a discharge rides on will become unclean. Whoever touches anything that was under him will be unclean until evening. Whoever carries these things is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening. "Anyone whom the one with the discharge touches without rinsing his hands with water is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening. The earthen vessel that the person with the discharge touches is to be broken in pieces, and every wooden vessel is to be rinsed with water." "When the one with the discharge is cleansed from his discharge, then he is to set aside for himself seven days for his cleansing. He is to wash his clothes and bathe with flowing water. Then he will be clean.

Ablution » For defilement » Of lepers

Leviticus 14:8-9

The person who is clean is to wash his clothes, shave all his hair, and bathe in water, after which he is to be declared clean. Then he can be brought back to the camp, but he is to remain outside his tent for seven days. On the seventh day, he is to shave the hair on his head, chin, back, and eyebrows. After he has shaved all his hair, washed his clothes, and bathed himself with water, then he will be clean."

Ablution » Of infants

Ezekiel 16:4

Now as to your birth, on the day you were born your umbilical cord wasn't cut. You weren't washed with water to clean you, and nobody rubbed you with salt. And it's certain that you weren't wrapped in strips of cloth.

Ablution » Of the face

Ablution » Of the dead

Acts 9:37

At that time, she got sick and died. After they had washed her, they laid her in an upstairs room.

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