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15 Bible Verses about Cleanliness

Most Relevant Verses

Deuteronomy 23:12-14

You shall have a place also outside of the camp, where you shall go forth abroad: and you shall have a paddle among your weapons; and it shall be, when you sit down abroad, you shall dig therewith, and shall turn back and cover that which comes from you: for Yahweh your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you, and to give up your enemies before you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that he may not see an unclean thing in you, and turn away from you.

Matthew 23:26

You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the platter, that its outside may become clean also.

From Thematic Bible


Ablution » Cleanliness » Examples of

Genesis 43:24

The man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet. He gave their donkeys fodder.

Exodus 19:14

Moses went down from the mountain to 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 clothing; and he came into the house of Yahweh, and worshiped: then he came to his own house; and when he required, they set bread before him, and he ate.

Mark 7:3

(For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, don't eat unless they wash their hands and forearms, holding to the tradition of the elders.

Cleanliness » Encouraged

Ruth 3:3

Therefore wash yourself, anoint yourself, get dressed, and go down to the threshing floor, but don't make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.

Genesis 35:2

Then Jacob said to his household, and to all who were with him, "Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, change your garments.

Leviticus 13:6

The priest shall examine him again on the seventh day; and behold, if the plague has faded, and the plague hasn't spread in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean. It is a scab. He shall wash his clothes, and be clean.

More verses: Numbers 8:7

Cleanliness » Examples of

Genesis 43:24

The man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet. He gave their donkeys fodder.

Exodus 19:14

Moses went down from the mountain to 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 clothing; and he came into the house of Yahweh, and worshiped: then he came to his own house; and when he required, they set bread before him, and he ate.

Mark 7:3

(For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, don't eat unless they wash their hands and forearms, holding to the tradition of the elders.

Cleanliness » Figurative

Cleanliness » Regulation relating to, in camp

Deuteronomy 23:12-14

You shall have a place also outside of the camp, where you shall go forth abroad: and you shall have a paddle among your weapons; and it shall be, when you sit down abroad, you shall dig therewith, and shall turn back and cover that which comes from you: for Yahweh your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you, and to give up your enemies before you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that he may not see an unclean thing in you, and turn away from you.

Topics on Cleanliness

Cleanliness, Metaphorical Use

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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 justice, and by the spirit of burning.