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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, where you shall go out: And you shall have a stick with your weapons; and it shall be, when you will relieve yourself outside, you shall dig with it, and shall turn back and cover your refuse: 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 sees no unclean thing in you, and turns away from you.

Matthew 23:26

You 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 18:4

Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, 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

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 apparel, and came 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 did eat.

Mark 7:3

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

Cleanliness » Encouraged

Ruth 3:3

Wash yourself therefore, and anoint yourself, and put your best clothes upon you, and get down to the floor: but make not yourself 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 foreign gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:

Leviticus 13:6

And the priest shall look on him again the seventh day: and, behold, if the disease is somewhat dark, and the disease spreads not in the skin, 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 18:4

Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, 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

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 apparel, and came 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 did eat.

Mark 7:3

For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except 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

You shall have a place also outside the camp, where you shall go out: And you shall have a stick with your weapons; and it shall be, when you will relieve yourself outside, you shall dig with it, and shall turn back and cover your refuse: 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 sees no unclean thing in you, and turns away from you.

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 its midst by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.