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18 Bible Verses about Ablution

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Genesis 43:24

Then the man brought the men into Joseph's house and he gave them water and washed their feet, and gave fodder to their donkeys.

Exodus 19:14

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

2 Samuel 12:20

David stood up from the ground and washed and anointed himself and changed his clothing. Then he went [to] the house of Yahweh and worshiped, and he went to his [own] house. He asked, so they served him food, and he ate.

Mark 7:3

(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands {ritually}, [thus] holding fast to the traditions of the elders.

Exodus 30:18-21

"And you will make a basin of bronze and its bronze stand for washing, and you will put it between the tent of assembly and the altar, and you will put water there. And Aaron and his sons will wash their hands and their feet with it. When they come to the tent of assembly, they will wash with water so that they do not die, or when they approach the altar to serve by turning to smoke an offering made by fire to Yahweh.read more.
And they will wash their hands and their feet so that they do not die, and it will be a lasting rule for them--to him and to his offspring throughout their generations.

Exodus 40:30-31

And he placed the basin between the tent of assembly and the altar, and he put there water for washing. And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet from it.

Leviticus 14:7-9

And he shall spatter [the blood] seven times on the one who presents himself for cleansing from the infectious skin disease, and he shall declare him clean, and he shall send the living bird {into the open field}. Then the one who presents himself for cleansing shall wash his garments, and he shall shave off all his hair, and he shall wash himself in the water; thus he shall be clean, and afterward he shall enter the camp, but he shall stay {outside his tent} [for] seven days. {And then} on the seventh day he must shave off all his hair--he must shave his head and his beard and {his eyebrows} and all [the rest] of his hair--and he shall wash his garments, and he shall wash his body in the water; thus he shall be clean.

Leviticus 15:5-10

And anyone who touches his bed must wash his garments and shall wash [himself] with water, and he shall be unclean until evening. And the person who sits on the object upon which the person who discharges has sat must wash his garments, and he shall wash [himself] with water, and he shall be unclean until the evening. And the person who touches the body of the person who discharges must wash his garments, and he shall wash [himself] with water, and he shall be unclean until the evening.read more.
And if the person who discharges spits on [one who is] clean, then that one shall wash is garments, and he shall wash [himself] with water, and he shall be unclean until the evening. And any saddle upon which the person who discharges rides becomes unclean. And any person who touches anything that happened to be under him becomes unclean until the evening, and the person who carries them must wash his garments, and he shall wash [himself] with water, and he shall be unclean until the evening.

Leviticus 14:52

Thus he shall purify the house with the bird's blood and with the fresh water and with the living bird and with the {cedar wood} and with the hyssop and with {the crimson thread}.

Mark 7:1-5

And the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered to him. And they saw that some of his disciples were eating their bread with unclean--that is, unwashed--hands. (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands {ritually}, [thus] holding fast to the traditions of the elders.read more.
And [when they come] from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other [traditions] which they have received [and] hold fast to--[for example,] the washing of cups and pitchers and bronze kettles and dining couches.) And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, "Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with unclean hands?"

John 13:12

So when he had washed their feet and taken his outer clothing and reclined at table again, he said to them, "Do you understand what I have done for you?

Luke 11:38

And the Pharisee, [when he] saw [it], was astonished that he did not first wash before the meal.

Exodus 40:31

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

Exodus 30:20

When they come to the tent of assembly, they will wash with water so that they do not die, or when they approach the altar to serve by turning to smoke an offering made by fire to Yahweh.

Exodus 19:10

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. They must wash their clothes,

Hebrews 6:2

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

John 13:5

Then he poured water into the washbasin and began to wash the feet of the disciples, and to wipe [them] dry with the towel {which he had tied around himself}.

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Ablution » Of the feet

Genesis 19:2

And he said, "Behold, my lords, please turn aside into the house of your servant and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you can rise early and go on your way." And they said, "No, but we will spend the night in the square."

Genesis 24:32

And the man came to the house and unloaded the camels. And he gave straw and fodder to the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who [were] with him.

Genesis 43:24

Then the man brought the men into Joseph's house and he gave them water and washed their feet, and gave fodder to their donkeys.

Exodus 30:19

And Aaron and his sons will wash their hands and their feet with it.

Ablution » of priests

Exodus 29:4

And you will bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the tent of assembly, and you will wash them with water.

Exodus 36:18-21

And he made fifty bronze clasps for joining the tent to become one. And he made a covering for the tent of red-dyed ram skin and a covering of fine leather [to go] above. And he made the frames for the tabernacle of acacia wood [as] uprights. read more.
The length of the frame [was] ten cubits, and the width of the one frame [was] one and a half cubits.

Exodus 40:12

And you will bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the tent of assembly, and you will wash them with the water.

Exodus 40:31-32

And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet from it. At their going into the tent of assembly and at their approaching the altar, they washed, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

Leviticus 8:6

So Moses brought Aaron and his sons near, and he washed them with water.

Ablution » Cleanliness » Examples of

Genesis 43:24

Then the man brought the men into Joseph's house and he gave them water and washed their feet, and gave fodder to their donkeys.

Exodus 19:14

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

2 Samuel 12:20

David stood up from the ground and washed and anointed himself and changed his clothing. Then he went [to] the house of Yahweh and worshiped, and he went to his [own] house. He asked, so they served him food, and he ate.

Mark 7:3

(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands {ritually}, [thus] holding fast to the traditions of the elders.

Ablution » Of the hands, as a token of innocency

Deuteronomy 21:6

And all of the elders of that city nearest to the slain person shall wash their hands over the heifer [with] the broken neck in the wadi.

Psalm 26:6

I will wash my hands in innocence, and I will walk about your altar, O Yahweh,

Matthew 27:24

So Pilate, [when he] saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but instead an uproar was developing, took water [and] washed his hands before the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this man. You see to [it]!"

Ablution » Of burnt offerings

2 Chronicles 4:6

And he made ten basins. And he set five on the south and five on the north in which to wash; they washed off the work of the burnt offering in them, but the sea [was] for the priests to wash therein.

Leviticus 1:9

Then he must wash its inner parts and its lower leg bones with water, and the priest will turn into smoke the whole [animal] on the altar [as] a burnt offering [by] fire, [as] an appeasing fragrance for Yahweh.

Leviticus 1:13

Then he must wash the inner parts and the lower leg bones with water and the priest shall present the whole [animal] and will turn [it] into smoke on the altar; it [is] a burnt offering [by] fire [as] an appeasing fragrance for Yahweh.

Leviticus 9:14

and he washed the inner parts and the lower leg bones, then he turned [them] into smoke upon the burnt offering on the altar.

Ablution » Of the hands

Exodus 30:18-21

"And you will make a basin of bronze and its bronze stand for washing, and you will put it between the tent of assembly and the altar, and you will put water there. And Aaron and his sons will wash their hands and their feet with it. When they come to the tent of assembly, they will wash with water so that they do not die, or when they approach the altar to serve by turning to smoke an offering made by fire to Yahweh. read more.
And they will wash their hands and their feet so that they do not die, and it will be a lasting rule for them--to him and to his offspring throughout their generations.

Exodus 40:30-32

And he placed the basin between the tent of assembly and the altar, and he put there water for washing. And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet from it. At their going into the tent of assembly and at their approaching the altar, they washed, as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

Ablution » For defilement » Those having eaten that which died

Leviticus 17:15-16

"And [if there is] any person who eats a dead body or a mangled carcass, [whether] among the native or among the alien, then he shall wash his garments, and he shall wash [himself] with water, and he shall be unclean until the evening, and he shall be clean. But if he does not wash [his garments] and he does not wash his body, then he shall bear his guilt."

Ablution » Traditional forms of, not observed by jesus

Luke 11:38-39

And the Pharisee, [when he] saw [it], was astonished that he did not first wash before the meal. But the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but your inside is full of greediness and wickedness.

Ablution » For defilement » Bloody

Leviticus 15:5-13

And anyone who touches his bed must wash his garments and shall wash [himself] with water, and he shall be unclean until evening. And the person who sits on the object upon which the person who discharges has sat must wash his garments, and he shall wash [himself] with water, and he shall be unclean until the evening. And the person who touches the body of the person who discharges must wash his garments, and he shall wash [himself] with water, and he shall be unclean until the evening. read more.
And if the person who discharges spits on [one who is] clean, then that one shall wash is garments, and he shall wash [himself] with water, and he shall be unclean until the evening. And any saddle upon which the person who discharges rides becomes unclean. And any person who touches anything that happened to be under him becomes unclean until the evening, and the person who carries them must wash his garments, and he shall wash [himself] with water, and he shall be unclean until the evening. And anyone whom the person who discharges might touch {without} rinsing off his hands with water shall wash his garments, and he shall wash [himself] with water, and he shall be unclean until the evening. But a clay vessel that the person who discharges touches must be broken, and any {wood object} must be rinsed with water. " 'And when the person who discharges becomes clean from his body fluid discharge, he shall count for himself seven days for his cleansing; then he shall wash his garments, and he shall wash his body with {fresh} water, and he shall be clean.

Ablution » For defilement » Of lepers

Leviticus 14:8-9

Then the one who presents himself for cleansing shall wash his garments, and he shall shave off all his hair, and he shall wash himself in the water; thus he shall be clean, and afterward he shall enter the camp, but he shall stay {outside his tent} [for] seven days. {And then} on the seventh day he must shave off all his hair--he must shave his head and his beard and {his eyebrows} and all [the rest] of his hair--and he shall wash his garments, and he shall wash his body in the water; thus he shall be clean.

Ablution » Of infants

Ezekiel 16:4

And [as for] your birth, {on the day you were born} your umbilical cord was not cut, and {you were not thoroughly washed clean with water}, and {you were not thoroughly rubbed with salt}, and {you were not carefully wrapped in strips of cloth}.

Ablution » Of the face

Ablution » Of the dead

Acts 9:37

Now it happened that in those days [after] becoming sick, she died. And [after] washing [her], they placed her in an upstairs room.