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15 Bible Verses about Cleanliness

Most Relevant Verses

Deuteronomy 23:12-14

You shall have a place also outside the camp to which you shall go [as a comfort station]; And you shall have a paddle or shovel among your weapons, and when you sit down outside [to relieve yourself], you shall dig a hole with it and turn back and cover up what has come from you. For the Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp to deliver you and to give up your enemies before you. Therefore shall your camp be holy, that He may see nothing indecent among you and turn away from you.

Matthew 23:26

You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and of the plate, so that the outside may be clean also.

Matthew 5:8

Blessed (happy, enviably fortunate, and spiritually prosperous -- "possessing the happiness produced by the experience of God's favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His grace, regardless of their outward conditions) are the pure in heart, for they shall see God!

Philippians 4:8

For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].

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Ablution » Cleanliness » Examples of

Genesis 18:4

Let a little water be brought, and you may wash your feet and recline and rest yourselves under the tree.

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 donkeys provender.

Exodus 19:14

So Moses went down from the mountain to the people and sanctified them [set them apart for God], and they washed their clothes.

2 Samuel 12:20

Then David arose from the floor, washed, anointed himself, changed his apparel, and went into the house of the Lord and worshiped. Then he came to his own house, and when he asked, they set food before him, and he ate.

Mark 7:3

For the Pharisees and all of the Jews do not eat unless [merely for ceremonial reasons] they wash their hands [diligently up to the elbow] with clenched fist, adhering [carefully and faithfully] to the tradition of [practices and customs handed down to them by] their forefathers [to be observed].

Cleanliness » Encouraged

Ruth 3:3

Wash and anoint yourself therefore, and put on your best clothes and go down to the threshing floor, but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.

Genesis 35:2

Then Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, Put away the [images of] strange gods that are among you, and purify yourselves and change [into fresh] garments;

Leviticus 13:6

And the priest shall examine him again the seventh day, and if the diseased part has a more normal color and the disease has not spread in the skin, the priest shall pronounce him clean; it is only an eruption or a scab; and he shall wash his clothes and be clean.

More verses: Numbers 8:7

Cleanliness » Examples of

Genesis 18:4

Let a little water be brought, and you may wash your feet and recline and rest yourselves under the tree.

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 donkeys provender.

Exodus 19:14

So Moses went down from the mountain to the people and sanctified them [set them apart for God], and they washed their clothes.

2 Samuel 12:20

Then David arose from the floor, washed, anointed himself, changed his apparel, and went into the house of the Lord and worshiped. Then he came to his own house, and when he asked, they set food before him, and he ate.

Mark 7:3

For the Pharisees and all of the Jews do not eat unless [merely for ceremonial reasons] they wash their hands [diligently up to the elbow] with clenched fist, adhering [carefully and faithfully] to the tradition of [practices and customs handed down to them by] their forefathers [to be observed].

Cleanliness » Figurative

Cleanliness » Regulation relating to, in camp

Deuteronomy 23:12-14

You shall have a place also outside the camp to which you shall go [as a comfort station]; And you shall have a paddle or shovel among your weapons, and when you sit down outside [to relieve yourself], you shall dig a hole with it and turn back and cover up what has come from you. For the Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp to deliver you and to give up your enemies before you. Therefore shall your camp be holy, that He may see nothing indecent among you and turn away from you.

Topics on Cleanliness

Cleanliness, Metaphorical Use

23;4;4

After the Lord has washed away the [moral] filth of the daughters of Zion [pride, vanity, haughtiness] and has purged the bloodstains of Jerusalem from the midst of it by the spirit and blast of judgment and by the spirit and blast of burning and sifting.