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15 Bible Verses about Cleanliness

Most Relevant Verses

Isaiah 1:16

"Wash yourselves, and make yourselves clean; remove your evil behavior from my presence; stop practicing what is evil.

Deuteronomy 23:12-14

"Choose a place outside the camp for a latrine. Include a spade among your equipment so that when you squat to relieve yourself, you can dig a hole and then cover your excrement. For the LORD your God is on the move within your camp to deliver you and to hand your enemies over to you. Therefore your camp must be holy so that he will not see anything indecent among you and turn away from you."

Matthew 23:26

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

From Thematic Bible


Ablution » Cleanliness » Examples of

Genesis 43:24

ushered the men into Joseph's palace, gave them water to wash their feet, and provided fodder for their donkeys.

Exodus 19:14

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

2 Samuel 12:20

At this, David got up from the ground, washed, anointed himself, changed his clothes, and went into the LORD's tent to worship. Then he went back to his palace where, at his request, they served him food and he ate.

Mark 7:3

(The Pharisees and indeed all the Jewish people don't eat unless they wash their hands properly, following the tradition of their elders.

Cleanliness » Encouraged

Ruth 3:3

So get cleaned up, put on some perfume, dress up, and go to the threshing floor, but don't let him see you until after he's finished eating and drinking.

Genesis 35:2

Jacob announced to his household and to everyone with him, "Throw away the foreign gods that you've kept among you, purify yourselves, and change your clothes.

Leviticus 13:6

"On the next seventh day, the priest is to examine him again. If the skin rash didn't become dull and it didn't spread in the skin, then the priest is to pronounce him clean: it's a scab. He is to wash his clothes and be clean.

More verses: Numbers 8:7

Cleanliness » Examples of

Genesis 43:24

ushered the men into Joseph's palace, gave them water to wash their feet, and provided fodder for their donkeys.

Exodus 19:14

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

2 Samuel 12:20

At this, David got up from the ground, washed, anointed himself, changed his clothes, and went into the LORD's tent to worship. Then he went back to his palace where, at his request, they served him food and he ate.

Mark 7:3

(The Pharisees and indeed all the Jewish people don't eat unless they wash their hands properly, following the tradition of their elders.

Cleanliness » Figurative

Cleanliness » Regulation relating to, in camp

Deuteronomy 23:12-14

"Choose a place outside the camp for a latrine. Include a spade among your equipment so that when you squat to relieve yourself, you can dig a hole and then cover your excrement. For the LORD your God is on the move within your camp to deliver you and to hand your enemies over to you. Therefore your camp must be holy so that he will not see anything indecent among you and turn away from you."

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