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15 Bible Verses about Cleanliness

Most Relevant Verses

Deuteronomy 23:12-14

Thou shalt have a place also outside the camp where thou shalt go forth abroad; and thou shalt have a stake among thy weapons; and it shall be when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig with it and shalt turn back and cover thy excrement; for the LORD thy God walks in the midst of thy camp to deliver thee and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore, shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee and turn away from thee.

Matthew 23:26

Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter that the outside of them may be clean also.

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Ablution » Cleanliness » Examples of

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 asses fodder.

Exodus 19:14

And Moses went down from the mount unto the people and sanctified the people, and they washed their clothes.

2 Samuel 12:20

Then David arose from the earth and washed and anointed himself and changed his clothes and came into the house of the LORD and worshipped. Then he came to his own house; and when he asked, they set bread before him, and he ate.

Mark 7:3

(For the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands often, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.

Cleanliness » Encouraged

Ruth 3:3

Therefore, thou shalt wash thyself and anoint thyself and put thy raiment upon thee and go down to the threshingfloor, but do not make thyself known unto the man until he shall have finished eating and drinking.

Genesis 35:2

Then Jacob said unto his household and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you and be clean and change your garments:

Leviticus 13:6

After this the priest shall look on him again the seventh day and see if the plague has darkened and that the plague is not spread in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean; it is but a scab, and he shall wash his clothes and be clean.

More verses: Numbers 8:7

Cleanliness » Examples of

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 asses fodder.

Exodus 19:14

And Moses went down from the mount unto the people and sanctified the people, and they washed their clothes.

2 Samuel 12:20

Then David arose from the earth and washed and anointed himself and changed his clothes and came into the house of the LORD and worshipped. Then he came to his own house; and when he asked, they set bread before him, and he ate.

Mark 7:3

(For the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands often, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.

Cleanliness » Figurative

Cleanliness » Regulation relating to, in camp

Deuteronomy 23:12-14

Thou shalt have a place also outside the camp where thou shalt go forth abroad; and thou shalt have a stake among thy weapons; and it shall be when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig with it and shalt turn back and cover thy excrement; for the LORD thy God walks in the midst of thy camp to deliver thee and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore, shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee and turn away from thee.

Topics on Cleanliness

Cleanliness, Metaphorical Use

Isaiah 4:4

When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning.