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15 Bible Verses about Cleanliness

Most Relevant Verses

Deuteronomy 23:12-14

"And there shall be for you a designated place outside the camp; {and you shall go there to relieve yourself}, and a digging tool shall [be included] in addition to your [other] utensils for yourself; {and then} {when you relieve yourself} outside [the camp] you shall dig with it, and [then] you shall turn, and you shall cover your excrement. For Yahweh your God [is] walking about in the midst of your camp to deliver you and {to hand your enemies over to you before you}, and so let your camp be holy, so that he shall not see in it {anything indecent}, and he shall turn away {from going with you}.

Matthew 23:26

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

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever [things] are true, whatever [things are] honorable, whatever [things are] right, whatever [things are] pure, whatever [things are] pleasing, whatever [things are] commendable, if [there is] any excellence of character and if anything praiseworthy, think about these [things].

From Thematic Bible


Ablution » Cleanliness » Examples of

Genesis 43:24

Then the man brought the men into Joseph's house and he gave them water and washed their feet, and gave fodder to their donkeys.

Exodus 19:14

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

2 Samuel 12:20

David stood up from the ground and washed and anointed himself and changed his clothing. Then he went [to] the house of Yahweh and worshiped, and he went to his [own] house. He asked, so they served him food, and he ate.

Mark 7:3

(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands {ritually}, [thus] holding fast to the traditions of the elders.

Cleanliness » Encouraged

Ruth 3:3

Wash, anoint yourself, put your clothing on, and go down to the threshing floor. Do not make yourself known to the man until he finishes eating and drinking.

Genesis 35:2

Then Jacob said to his household and to all who [were] with him, "Get rid of the foreign gods that [are] in your midst and purify yourselves and change your garments.

Leviticus 13:6

And the priest shall examine him on the seventh day [for a] second [time], and {if} the infection has faded and the infection has not spread on the skin, then the priest shall declare him clean--it [is] an epidermal eruption; and he shall wash his garments, and so he shall be clean.

More verses: Numbers 8:7

Cleanliness » Examples of

Genesis 43:24

Then the man brought the men into Joseph's house and he gave them water and washed their feet, and gave fodder to their donkeys.

Exodus 19:14

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

2 Samuel 12:20

David stood up from the ground and washed and anointed himself and changed his clothing. Then he went [to] the house of Yahweh and worshiped, and he went to his [own] house. He asked, so they served him food, and he ate.

Mark 7:3

(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands {ritually}, [thus] holding fast to the traditions of the elders.

Cleanliness » Figurative

Cleanliness » Regulation relating to, in camp

Deuteronomy 23:12-14

"And there shall be for you a designated place outside the camp; {and you shall go there to relieve yourself}, and a digging tool shall [be included] in addition to your [other] utensils for yourself; {and then} {when you relieve yourself} outside [the camp] you shall dig with it, and [then] you shall turn, and you shall cover your excrement. For Yahweh your God [is] walking about in the midst of your camp to deliver you and {to hand your enemies over to you before you}, and so let your camp be holy, so that he shall not see in it {anything indecent}, and he shall turn away {from going with you}.

Topics on Cleanliness

Cleanliness, Metaphorical Use

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