Do not destroy God's action for the sake of food. Everything is clean, but it is wrong to make another person stumble because of what you eat.
I know and have been persuaded by the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in and of itself, but it is unclean to a person who thinks it is unclean.
Because it doesn't go into his heart but into his stomach, and then into the sewer, thereby expelling all foods."
The fear of the LORD is clean, standing forever. The judgments of the LORD are true; they are altogether righteous.
Then he is to change his clothes, dressing himself with a different set of clothes, and take the ashes to a clean place outside the camp.
Then someone who is unclean is to gather the ashes of the heifer and lay them outside the camp in a clean place. This is to be done for the community of Israel to use for water of purification from sin.
along with the rest of the bull, he is to bring it outside the camp to a clean place, where fat ashes are to be poured over it and then it is to be thoroughly burned over wood with fire. It is to be burned where the fat ashes are poured out."
Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is clean, but profits come through the strength of the ox.
He cuts off every branch that does not produce fruit in me, and he cuts back every branch that does produce fruit, so that it might produce more fruit.
The earthen vessel in which it was boiled is to be broken, unless it was boiled in a bronze vessel, in which case it is to be polished very well and rinsed in water.
Furthermore, anything on which they fall when they're dead becomes unclean, whether on an article of wood, clothing, skin, or a sack. And any vessel used for any work is to be washed in water, because it has become unclean until evening.
"How terrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but on the inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.
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.)
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. You fools! The one who made the outside made the inside, too, didn't he? So give what is inside to the poor, and then everything will be clean for you.
1 Kings 22:38
They washed the chariot by the reservoir of Samaria, and the dogs licked up his blood near where the prostitutes went to bathe, in keeping with the message that the LORD had spoken.
In order to cleanse the house, he is to take two birds, some cedar wood, two crimson threads, and some hyssop.
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.
I ordered them to purify the chambers, and then they brought back the vessels from the Temple of God, along with the grain offerings and incense.
So Moses slaughtered it, took the blood, and applied some of it at the horns of the altar and around it with his fingers, thus purifying the altar. Then he poured the blood at the base of the altar, thereby sanctifying it as a means to make atonement with it.
and sprinkle it with the blood on his forefinger seven times, cleansing and sanctifying it from Israel's sins."
In fact, under the Law almost everything is cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of the blood there is no forgiveness.
2 Kings 21:13
I'll stretch out over Jerusalem the measuring line that is Samaria and the plumb line that is Ahab's dynasty. Then I'll wipe Jerusalem like one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down!
When I turn my attention to you, I'll refine your dross as in a furnace. I'll remove all your alloy.
He saw two boats lying on the shore, but the fishermen had stepped out of them and were washing their nets.
and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire, as clear as the sky.
At that time, it will be told this people and to Jerusalem, "A scorching wind from the barren heights in the desert is coming toward my people, and it's not for winnowing or cleansing.
Make the pot stand empty on the coals until its bronze glows red, its rust can be scoured off, and its dross completely removed.