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18 Bible Verses about Ablution

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Genesis 43:24

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

Exodus 19:14

And Moses went down from the mount unto the people and sanctified 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 clothes and came into the house of the LORD and worshipped. Then he came to his own house; and when he asked, they set bread before him, and he ate.

Mark 7:3

(For the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands often, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.

Exodus 30:18-21

Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and its base also of brass, to wash with; and thou shalt place it between the tabernacle of the testimony and the altar, and thou shalt put water in it. And from it Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet. When they go into the tabernacle of the testimony, they shall wash with water that they not die, or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn the offering unto the LORD that must be consumed by fire,read more.
they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they not die. And he and his seed shall have it as a perpetual statute throughout their generations.

Exodus 40:30-31

And he set the laver between the tabernacle of the testimony and the altar and put water in it, to wash with. And Moses and Aaron and his sons would wash their hands and their feet in it.

Leviticus 14:7-9

and he shall sprinkle upon the one that is to be purified 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 purified shall wash his clothes and shave off all his hair and wash himself with water, and he shall be clean; and after that he shall come into the camp and shall dwell outside of his tent seven days. But it shall be that on the seventh day he shall shave all his hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows; finally he shall shave off all his hair, and he shall wash his clothes; also he shall wash his flesh in water, and he shall be clean.

Leviticus 15:5-10

And whoever touches his bed shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. And he that sits on any thing upon which the one that has the issue sat shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. Likewise he that touches the flesh of the one that has the issue shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening.read more.
And if the one that has the issue spits upon him that is clean, then he shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. And any saddle that he that has the issue rides upon shall be unclean. And whoever touches any thing that was under him shall be unclean until the evening, and he that bears any of those things shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening.

Leviticus 14:52

And he shall remove the sin from the house with the blood of the bird and with the living water and with the living bird and with the cedar wood and with the hyssop and with the scarlet.

Mark 7:1-5

Then came together unto him the Pharisees and some of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, who upon seeing some of his disciples eat bread with common, that is to say, with unwashed, hands, they condemned them. (For the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands often, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.read more.
And when they come from the market, unless they wash, they eat not. And there are many other things which they took upon themselves to hold such as the washing of cups and pots, brasen vessels and of tables.) Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why do thy disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders but eat bread with unwashed hands?

John 13:12

So after he had washed their feet and had taken his garments and had sat down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?

Luke 11:38

And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner.

Exodus 40:31

And Moses and Aaron and his sons would wash their hands and their feet in it.

Exodus 30:20

When they go into the tabernacle of the testimony, they shall wash with water that they not die, or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn the offering unto the LORD that must be consumed by fire,

Exodus 19:10

And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes

Hebrews 6:2

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

John 13:5

After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded.

From Thematic Bible


Ablution » Of the feet

Genesis 19:2

and he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your slave's house and tarry all night and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early and go on your ways. And they said, No, but we will abide in the street all night.

Genesis 24:32

Then the man came into the house, and Laban ungirded his camels and gave straw and fodder for the camels and water to wash his feet and the men's feet that were with him.

Genesis 43:24

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

Exodus 30:19

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

Ablution » of priests

Exodus 29:4

And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle of the testimony and shalt wash them with water.

Exodus 36:18-21

And he also made fifty hooks of brass to couple the tent together, that it might be one. And he made a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and another covering of badgers' skins above that. And he made the boards for the tabernacle of cedar wood, standing up. read more.
The length of each board was ten cubits, and the breadth one cubit and a half.

Exodus 40:12

And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the tabernacle of the testimony and wash them with water.

Exodus 40:31-32

And Moses and Aaron and his sons would wash their hands and their feet in it. When they would enter into the tabernacle of the testimony and when they would come near unto the altar, they washed themselves, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Leviticus 8:6

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

Ablution » Cleanliness » Examples of

Genesis 43:24

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

Exodus 19:14

And Moses went down from the mount unto the people and sanctified 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 clothes and came into the house of the LORD and worshipped. Then he came to his own house; and when he asked, they set bread before him, and he ate.

Mark 7:3

(For the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands often, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.

Ablution » Of the hands, as a token of innocency

Deuteronomy 21:6

And all the elders of that closest city next to the dead man shall wash their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the valley.

Psalm 26:6

I will wash my hands in innocency, so I will walk near unto thine altar, O LORD:

Matthew 27:24

When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person; see ye to it.

Ablution » Of burnt offerings

2 Chronicles 4:6

He also made ten lavers and put five on the right hand and five on the left, to wash in them; they cleansed the work of the burnt offering in them; but the sea was for the priests to wash in.

Leviticus 1:9

but he shall wash its intestines and its legs in water, and the priest shall incense it all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering on fire, of a very acceptable aroma unto the LORD.

Leviticus 1:13

and he shall wash the inwards and the legs with water; and the priest shall offer it all and incense it upon the altar; it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering on fire, of a very acceptable aroma unto the LORD.

Leviticus 9:14

Then he washed the intestines and the legs and burnt them with the burnt offering on the altar.

Ablution » Of the hands

Exodus 30:18-21

Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and its base also of brass, to wash with; and thou shalt place it between the tabernacle of the testimony and the altar, and thou shalt put water in it. And from it Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet. When they go into the tabernacle of the testimony, they shall wash with water that they not die, or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn the offering unto the LORD that must be consumed by fire, read more.
they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they not die. And he and his seed shall have it as a perpetual statute throughout their generations.

Exodus 40:30-32

And he set the laver between the tabernacle of the testimony and the altar and put water in it, to wash with. And Moses and Aaron and his sons would wash their hands and their feet in it. When they would enter into the tabernacle of the testimony and when they would come near unto the altar, they washed themselves, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Ablution » For defilement » Those having eaten that which died

Leviticus 17:15-16

And any person that eats that which died of itself or that which was torn by beasts whether it is a natural of your own country or a stranger, he shall both wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening; then he shall be clean. But if he washes them not, nor bathes his flesh; then he shall bear his iniquity.

Ablution » Traditional forms of, not observed by jesus

Luke 11:38-39

And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner. And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.

Ablution » For defilement » Bloody

Leviticus 15:5-13

And whoever touches his bed shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. And he that sits on any thing upon which the one that has the issue sat shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. Likewise he that touches the flesh of the one that has the issue shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening. read more.
And if the one that has the issue spits upon him that is clean, then he shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. And any saddle that he that has the issue rides upon shall be unclean. And whoever touches any thing that was under him shall be unclean until the evening, and he that bears any of those things shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. And whoever the one that has the issue touches and has not washed his hands with water, he shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. And the vessel of earth that the one that has the issue touches shall be broken, and every vessel of wood shall be washed with water. And when the one that has an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days from his purification and wash his clothes and bathe his flesh in living water, and he shall be clean.

Ablution » For defilement » Of lepers

Leviticus 14:8-9

And he that is to be purified shall wash his clothes and shave off all his hair and wash himself with water, and he shall be clean; and after that he shall come into the camp and shall dwell outside of his tent seven days. But it shall be that on the seventh day he shall shave all his hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows; finally he shall shave off all his hair, and he shall wash his clothes; also he shall wash his flesh in water, and he shall be 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 to supple thee; thou wast not salted 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 was sick and died, whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.