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40 Bible Verses about cleansing

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2 Peter 1:9

For whoever lacks these qualities is blind, [ spiritually] shortsighted, seeing only what is near to him, and has become oblivious [to the fact] that he was cleansed from his old sins.

John 15:3

You are cleansed and pruned already, because of the word which I have given you [the teachings I have discussed with you].

Matthew 23:26

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

2 Timothy 2:21

So whoever cleanses himself [from what is ignoble and unclean, who separates himself from contact with contaminating and corrupting influences] will [then himself] be a vessel set apart and useful for honorable and noble purposes, consecrated and profitable to the Master, fit and ready for any good work.

Leviticus 15:28

But if she is cleansed of her discharge, then she shall wait seven days, and after that she shall be clean.

Job 9:30

If I wash myself with snow and cleanse my hands with lye,

Leviticus 15:13

When he who has a discharge is cleansed of it, he shall count seven days for his purification, then wash his clothes, bathe in running water, and be clean.

Hebrews 9:23

By such means, therefore, it was necessary for the [earthly] copies of the heavenly things to be purified, but the actual heavenly things themselves [required far] better and nobler sacrifices than these.

Joel 3:21

And I will cleanse and hold as innocent their blood and avenge it, blood which I have not cleansed, held innocent, and avenged, for the Lord dwells in Zion.

Luke 11:39

But the Lord said to him, Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the plate, but inside you yourselves are full of greed and robbery and extortion and malice and wickedness.

Zechariah 13:1

In that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem [to cleanse them from] sin and uncleanness.

Leviticus 14:1

And the Lord said to Moses,

Ezekiel 43:26

For seven days shall they make atonement for the altar and purify it; so the priests shall consecrate, separate, and set it apart to receive offerings.

Jeremiah 2:22

For though you wash yourself with lye and use much soap, yet your iniquity and guilt are still [upon you; you are] spotted, dirty, and stained before Me, says the Lord.

Mark 7:19

Since it does not reach and enter his heart but [only his] digestive tract, and so passes on [into the place designed to receive waste]? Thus He was making and declaring all foods [ceremonially] clean [that is, abolishing the ceremonial distinctions of the Levitical Law].

Leviticus 16:30

For on this day atonement shall be made for you, to cleanse you; from all your sins you shall be clean before the Lord.

Acts 15:9

And He made no difference between us and them, but cleansed their hearts by faith ( by a strong and welcome conviction that Jesus is the Messiah, through Whom we obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God).

Numbers 19:12

He shall purify himself with the water for impurity [made with the ashes of the burned heifer] on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean. But if he does not purify himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean.

John 13:10

Jesus said to him, Anyone who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is clean all over. And you [My disciples] are clean, but not all of you.

Ezekiel 44:26

And after he is cleansed [from the defilement of a dead body] they shall reckon to him seven days more before returning to the temple.

Leviticus 14:7

And he shall sprinkle [the blood] on him who is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let go the living bird into the open field.

Daniel 8:14

And he said to him and to me, For 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed and restored.

Jeremiah 33:8

And I will cleanse them from all the guilt and iniquity by which they have sinned against Me, and I will forgive all their guilt and iniquities by which they have sinned and rebelled against Me.

Leviticus 14:19

And the priest shall offer the sin offering and make atonement for him who is to be cleansed from his uncleanness, and afterward kill the burnt offering [victim].

Hebrews 9:22

[In fact] under the Law almost everything is purified by means of blood, and without the shedding of blood there is neither release from sin and its guilt nor the remission of the due and merited punishment for sins.

Numbers 35:33

So you shall not pollute the land in which you live; for blood pollutes the land, and no atonement can be made for the land for the blood shed in it, but by the blood of him who shed it.

From Thematic Bible


Blood » Of sacrifices, typical of the blood of Christ » Cleansing

Hebrews 9:22

[In fact] under the Law almost everything is purified by means of blood, and without the shedding of blood there is neither release from sin and its guilt nor the remission of the due and merited punishment for sins.

Cleansing » Ps 51 » Spiritual promised

Malachi 3:3

He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and He will purify the priests, the sons of Levi, and refine them like gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord offerings in righteousness.

Zechariah 13:1

In that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem [to cleanse them from] sin and uncleanness.

Cleansing » Ps 51 » Spiritual encouraged

2 Timothy 2:21

So whoever cleanses himself [from what is ignoble and unclean, who separates himself from contact with contaminating and corrupting influences] will [then himself] be a vessel set apart and useful for honorable and noble purposes, consecrated and profitable to the Master, fit and ready for any good work.

Cleansing » Ps 51 » Ceremonial

Exodus 40:12

You shall bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the Tent of Meeting and wash them with water.

Leviticus 16:26

The man who led the sin-bearing goat out and let him go for Azazel or removal shall wash his clothes and bathe his body, and afterward he may come into the camp.

Hebrews 9:10

For [the ceremonies] deal only with clean and unclean meats and drinks and different washings, [mere] external rules and regulations for the body imposed to tide the worshipers over until the time of setting things straight [of reformation, of the complete new order when Christ, the Messiah, shall establish the reality of what these things foreshadow -- "a better covenant].

Exodus 30:20

When they go into the Tent of Meeting, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn an offering made by fire to the Lord,

Leviticus 14:8

He who is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, shave off all his hair, and bathe himself in water; and he shall be clean. After that he shall come into the camp, but stay outside his tent seven days.

Cleansing » Desire for » Examples of spiritual

Zechariah 3:4

And He spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And He said to [Joshua], Behold, I have caused your iniquity to pass from you, and I will clothe you with rich apparel.

1 Corinthians 6:11

And such some of you were [once]. But you were washed clean (purified by a complete atonement for sin and made free from the guilt of sin), and you were consecrated (set apart, hallowed), and you were justified [pronounced righteous, by trusting] in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the [Holy] Spirit of our God.

Isaiah 6:7

And with it he touched my mouth and said, Behold, this has touched your lips; your iniquity and guilt are taken away, and your sin is completely atoned for and forgiven.

John 15:3

You are cleansed and pruned already, because of the word which I have given you [the teachings I have discussed with you].

Cleansing » Desire for » The desire for

Psalm 51:2

Wash me thoroughly [and repeatedly] from my iniquity and guilt and cleanse me and make me wholly pure from my sin!

Psalm 79:9

Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name! Deliver us, forgive us, and purge away our sins for Your name's sake.

John 13:9

Simon Peter said to Him, Lord, [wash] not only my feet, but my hands and my head too!

Symbols of the Holy Spirit » Water » Cleansing

Ezekiel 16:9

Then I washed you with water; yes, I thoroughly washed away your [clinging] blood from you and I anointed you with oil.

Joel » Kohathite » Assisted » Cleansing » Temple

2 Chronicles 29:12

Then the Levites arose: Mahath son of Amasai, Joel son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites; of the sons of Merari: Kish son of Abdi, Azariah son of Jehallelel; of the Gershonites: Joah son of Zimmah and Eden son of Joah;

Spiritual » Cleansing » Spiritual encouraged

2 Timothy 2:21

So whoever cleanses himself [from what is ignoble and unclean, who separates himself from contact with contaminating and corrupting influences] will [then himself] be a vessel set apart and useful for honorable and noble purposes, consecrated and profitable to the Master, fit and ready for any good work.

Spiritual » Cleansing » Composure

2 Thessalonians 1:7

And to [ recompense] you who are so distressed and afflicted [by granting you] relief and rest along with us [your fellow sufferers] when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in a flame of fire,

Water » Described as » Cleansing

Topics on Cleansing

Bathing, For Cleansing

1;24;32

So the man came into the house; and [Laban] ungirded his camels and gave straw and provender for the camels and water to bathe his feet and the feet of the men who were with him.

Cleansing Agents

24;2;22

For though you wash yourself with lye and use much soap, yet your iniquity and guilt are still [upon you; you are] spotted, dirty, and stained before Me, says the Lord.

Cleansing The Body

44;22;16

And now, why do you delay? Rise and be baptized, and by calling upon His name, wash away your sins.