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18 Bible Verses about Ablution

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Genesis 43:24

And the man bringeth in the men into Joseph's house, and giveth water, and they wash their feet; and he giveth provender for their asses,

Exodus 19:14

And Moses cometh down from the mount unto the people, and sanctifieth the people, and they wash their garments;

2 Samuel 12:20

And David riseth from the earth, and doth bathe and anoint himself, and changeth his raiment, and cometh in to the house of Jehovah, and boweth himself, and cometh unto his house, and asketh and they place for him bread, and he eateth.

Mark 7:3

for the Pharisees, and all the Jews, if they do not wash the hands to the wrist, do not eat, holding the tradition of the elders,

Exodus 30:18-21

'And thou hast made a laver of brass (and its base of brass), for washing; and thou hast put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and hast put water there; and Aaron and his sons have washed at it their hands and their feet, in their going in unto the tent of meeting they wash with water, and die not; or in their drawing nigh unto the altar to minister, to perfume a fire-offering to Jehovah,read more.
then they have washed their hands and their feet, and they die not, and it hath been to them a statute age-during, to him and to his seed to their generations.'

Exodus 40:30-31

And he putteth the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar, and putteth water there for washing, and Moses and Aaron and his sons have washed their hands and their feet at the same;

Leviticus 14:7-9

and he hath sprinkled on him who is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and hath pronounced him clean, and hath sent out the living bird on the face of the field. 'And he who is to be cleansed hath washed his garments, and hath shaved all his hair, and hath bathed with water, and hath been clean, and afterwards he doth come in unto the camp, and hath dwelt at the outside of his tent seven days. And it hath been, on the seventh day -- he shaveth all his hair, his head, and his beard, and his eyebrows, even all his hair he doth shave, and he hath washed his garments, and hath bathed his flesh with water, and hath been clean.

Leviticus 15:5-10

and any one who cometh against his bed doth wash his garments, and hath bathed with water, and been unclean till the evening. 'And he who is sitting on the vessel on which he sitteth who hath the issue, doth wash his garments, and hath bathed with water, and been unclean till the evening. 'And he who is coming against the flesh of him who hath the issue, doth wash his garments, and hath bathed with water, and hath been unclean till the evening.read more.
'And when he who hath the issue spitteth on him who is clean, then he hath washed his garments, and hath bathed with water, and been unclean till the evening. 'And all the saddle on which he rideth who hath the issue is unclean; and any one who is coming against anything which is under him is unclean till the evening, and he who is bearing them doth wash his garments, and hath bathed with water, and been unclean till the evening.

Leviticus 14:52

'And he hath cleansed the house 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 gathered together unto him are the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, having come from Jerusalem, and having seen certain of his disciples with defiled hands -- that is, unwashed -- eating bread, they found fault; for the Pharisees, and all the Jews, if they do not wash the hands to the wrist, do not eat, holding the tradition of the elders,read more.
and, coming from the market-place, if they do not baptize themselves, they do not eat; and many other things there are that they received to hold, baptisms of cups, and pots, and brazen vessels, and couches. Then question him do the Pharisees and the scribes, 'Wherefore do thy disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but with unwashed hands do eat the bread?'

John 13:12

When, therefore, he washed their feet, and took his garments, having reclined (at meat) again, he said to them, 'Do ye know what I have done to you?

Luke 11:38

and the Pharisee having seen, did wonder that he did not first baptize himself before the dinner.

Exodus 40:31

and Moses and Aaron and his sons have washed their hands and their feet at the same;

Exodus 30:20

in their going in unto the tent of meeting they wash with water, and die not; or in their drawing nigh unto the altar to minister, to perfume a fire-offering to Jehovah,

Exodus 19:10

And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Go unto the people; and thou hast sanctified them to-day and to-morrow, and they have washed their garments,

Hebrews 6:2

of the teaching of baptisms, of laying on also of hands, of rising again also of the dead, and of judgment age-during,

John 13:5

afterward he putteth water into the basin, and began to wash the feet of his disciples, and to wipe with the towel with which he was being girded.

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Ablution » Of the feet

Genesis 19:2

and he saith, 'Lo, I pray you, my lords, turn aside, I pray you, unto the house of your servant, and lodge, and wash your feet -- then ye have risen early and gone on your way;' and they say, 'Nay, but in the broad place we do lodge.'

Genesis 24:32

And he bringeth in the man into the house, and looseth the camels, and giveth straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the feet of the men who are with him:

Genesis 43:24

And the man bringeth in the men into Joseph's house, and giveth water, and they wash their feet; and he giveth provender for their asses,

Exodus 30:19

and Aaron and his sons have washed at it their hands and their feet,

Ablution » of priests

Exodus 29:4

'And Aaron and his sons thou dost bring near unto the opening of the tent of meeting, and hast bathed them with water;

Exodus 36:18-21

and he maketh fifty hooks of brass to join the tent -- to be one; and he maketh a covering for the tent of rams' skins made red, and a covering of badgers' skins above. And he maketh the boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood, standing up; read more.
ten cubits is the length of the one board, and a cubit and a half the breadth of the one board;

Exodus 40:12

'And thou hast brought near Aaron and his sons unto the opening of the tent of meeting, and hast bathed them with water;

Exodus 40:31-32

and Moses and Aaron and his sons have washed their hands and their feet at the same; in their going in unto the tent of meeting, and in their drawing near unto the altar, they wash, as Jehovah hath commanded Moses.

Leviticus 8:6

And Moses bringeth near Aaron and his sons, and doth bathe them with water,

Ablution » Cleanliness » Examples of

Genesis 43:24

And the man bringeth in the men into Joseph's house, and giveth water, and they wash their feet; and he giveth provender for their asses,

Exodus 19:14

And Moses cometh down from the mount unto the people, and sanctifieth the people, and they wash their garments;

2 Samuel 12:20

And David riseth from the earth, and doth bathe and anoint himself, and changeth his raiment, and cometh in to the house of Jehovah, and boweth himself, and cometh unto his house, and asketh and they place for him bread, and he eateth.

Mark 7:3

for the Pharisees, and all the Jews, if they do not wash the hands to the wrist, do not eat, holding the tradition of the elders,

Ablution » Of the hands, as a token of innocency

Deuteronomy 21:6

and all the elders of that city, who are near unto the slain one, do wash their hands over the heifer which is beheaded in the valley,

Psalm 26:6

I wash in innocency my hands, And I compass Thine altar, O Jehovah.

Matthew 27:24

And Pilate having seen that it profiteth nothing, but rather a tumult is made, having taken water, he did wash the hands before the multitude, saying, 'I am innocent from the blood of this righteous one; ye -- ye shall see;'

Ablution » Of burnt offerings

2 Chronicles 4:6

And he maketh ten lavers, and putteth five on the right, and five on the left, to wash with them; the work of the burnt-offering they purge with them; and the sea is for priests to wash with.

Leviticus 1:9

and its inwards and its legs he doth wash with water; and the priest hath made perfume with the whole on the altar, a burnt-offering, a fire-offering of sweet fragrance to Jehovah.

Leviticus 1:13

and the inwards and the legs he doth wash with water, and the priest hath brought the whole near, and hath made perfume on the altar; it is a burnt-offering, a fire-offering of sweet fragrance to Jehovah.

Leviticus 9:14

and he washeth the inwards and the legs, and maketh perfume for the burnt-offering on the altar.

Ablution » Of the hands

Exodus 30:18-21

'And thou hast made a laver of brass (and its base of brass), for washing; and thou hast put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and hast put water there; and Aaron and his sons have washed at it their hands and their feet, in their going in unto the tent of meeting they wash with water, and die not; or in their drawing nigh unto the altar to minister, to perfume a fire-offering to Jehovah, read more.
then they have washed their hands and their feet, and they die not, and it hath been to them a statute age-during, to him and to his seed to their generations.'

Exodus 40:30-32

And he putteth the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar, and putteth water there for washing, and Moses and Aaron and his sons have washed their hands and their feet at the same; in their going in unto the tent of meeting, and in their drawing near unto the altar, they wash, as Jehovah hath commanded Moses.

Ablution » For defilement » Those having eaten that which died

Leviticus 17:15-16

And any person who eateth a carcase or torn thing, among natives or among sojourners -- hath both washed his garments, and hath bathed with water, and hath been unclean until the evening -- then he hath been clean; and if he wash not, and his flesh bathe not -- then he hath borne his iniquity.'

Ablution » Traditional forms of, not observed by jesus

Luke 11:38-39

and the Pharisee having seen, did wonder that he did not first baptize himself before the dinner. And the Lord said unto him, 'Now do ye, the Pharisees, the outside of the cup and of the plate make clean, but your inward part is full of rapine and wickedness;

Ablution » For defilement » Bloody

Leviticus 15:5-13

and any one who cometh against his bed doth wash his garments, and hath bathed with water, and been unclean till the evening. 'And he who is sitting on the vessel on which he sitteth who hath the issue, doth wash his garments, and hath bathed with water, and been unclean till the evening. 'And he who is coming against the flesh of him who hath the issue, doth wash his garments, and hath bathed with water, and hath been unclean till the evening. read more.
'And when he who hath the issue spitteth on him who is clean, then he hath washed his garments, and hath bathed with water, and been unclean till the evening. 'And all the saddle on which he rideth who hath the issue is unclean; and any one who is coming against anything which is under him is unclean till the evening, and he who is bearing them doth wash his garments, and hath bathed with water, and been unclean till the evening. 'And anyone against whom he cometh who hath the issue (and his hands hath not rinsed with water) hath even washed his garments, and bathed with water, and been unclean till the evening. 'And the earthen vessel which he who hath the issue cometh against is broken; and every wooden vessel is rinsed with water. 'And when he who hath the issue is clean from his issue, then he hath numbered to himself seven days for his cleansing, and hath washed his garments, and hath bathed his flesh with running water, and been clean.

Ablution » For defilement » Of lepers

Leviticus 14:8-9

'And he who is to be cleansed hath washed his garments, and hath shaved all his hair, and hath bathed with water, and hath been clean, and afterwards he doth come in unto the camp, and hath dwelt at the outside of his tent seven days. And it hath been, on the seventh day -- he shaveth all his hair, his head, and his beard, and his eyebrows, even all his hair he doth shave, and he hath washed his garments, and hath bathed his flesh with water, and hath been clean.

Ablution » Of infants

Ezekiel 16:4

As to thy nativity, in the day thou wast born, Thou -- thy navel hath not been cut, And in water thou wast not washed for ease, And thou hast not been salted at all, And thou hast not been swaddled at all.

Ablution » Of the face

Ablution » Of the dead

Acts 9:37

and it came to pass in those days she, having ailed, died, and having bathed her, they laid her in an upper chamber,