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15 Bible Verses about Cleanliness

Most Relevant Verses

Deuteronomy 23:12-14

You must have a place outside the camp and go there [to relieve yourself]. You must have a digging tool in your equipment; when you relieve yourself, dig a hole with it and cover up your excrement. For the Lord your God walks throughout your camp to protect you and deliver your enemies to you; so your encampments must be holy. He must not see anything improper among you or He will turn away from you.

Matthew 23:26

Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup, so the outside of it may also become clean.

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Ablution » Cleanliness » Examples of

Genesis 43:24

The man brought the men into Joseph's house, gave them water to wash their feet, and got feed for their donkeys.

Exodus 19:14

Then Moses came down from the mountain to the people and consecrated them, and they washed their clothes.

2 Samuel 12:20

Then David got up from the ground. He washed, anointed himself, changed his clothes, went to the Lord's house, and worshiped. Then he went home and requested [something to eat]. So they served him food, and he ate.

Mark 7:3

(For the Pharisees, in fact all the Jews, will not eat unless they wash their hands ritually, keeping the tradition of the elders.

Cleanliness » Encouraged

Ruth 3:3

Wash, put on [perfumed] oil, and wear your [best] clothes. Go down to the threshing floor, but don't let the man know you are there until he has finished eating and drinking.

Genesis 35:2

So Jacob said to his family and all who were with him, "Get rid of the foreign gods that are among you. Purify yourselves and change your clothes.

Leviticus 13:6

The priest will examine him again on the seventh day. If the infection has faded and has not spread on the skin, the priest is to pronounce him clean; it is a scab. The person is to wash his clothes and will become clean.

More verses: Numbers 8:7

Cleanliness » Examples of

Genesis 43:24

The man brought the men into Joseph's house, gave them water to wash their feet, and got feed for their donkeys.

Exodus 19:14

Then Moses came down from the mountain to the people and consecrated them, and they washed their clothes.

2 Samuel 12:20

Then David got up from the ground. He washed, anointed himself, changed his clothes, went to the Lord's house, and worshiped. Then he went home and requested [something to eat]. So they served him food, and he ate.

Mark 7:3

(For the Pharisees, in fact all the Jews, will not eat unless they wash their hands ritually, keeping the tradition of the elders.

Cleanliness » Figurative

Cleanliness » Regulation relating to, in camp

Deuteronomy 23:12-14

You must have a place outside the camp and go there [to relieve yourself]. You must have a digging tool in your equipment; when you relieve yourself, dig a hole with it and cover up your excrement. For the Lord your God walks throughout your camp to protect you and deliver your enemies to you; so your encampments must be holy. He must not see anything improper among you or He will turn away from you.

Topics on Cleanliness

Cleanliness, Metaphorical Use

23;4;4

when the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodguilt from the heart of Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of burning.

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