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28 Bible Verses about Purification

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Exodus 19:10

And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes

Exodus 29:4

And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle of the testimony and shalt wash them with water.

Numbers 8:6-7

Take the Levites from among the sons of Israel, and cleanse them. And thus shalt thou do unto them, to cleanse them: Sprinkle water of atonement for sin upon them, and let them shave all their flesh, and let them wash their clothes, and be clean.

2 Chronicles 4:6

He also made ten lavers and put five on the right hand and five on the left, to wash in them; they cleansed the work of the burnt offering in them; but the sea was for the priests to wash in.

Leviticus 16:4

He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen underwear upon his flesh and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he cover himself. These are holy garments; and he shall wash his flesh with water and put them on.

Leviticus 15:2-13

Speak unto the sons of Israel and say unto them, Any man when his seed issues forth out of his flesh, he shall be unclean. And this shall be his uncleanness in his issue: whether his flesh drips because of his issue or his flesh is stopped because of his issue, he shall be unclean. Every bed on which the one that has the issue lies shall be unclean; and everything upon which he sits shall be unclean.read more.
And whoever touches his bed shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. And he that sits on any thing upon which the one that has the issue sat shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. Likewise he that touches the flesh of the one that has the issue shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening. And if the one that has the issue spits upon him that is clean, then he shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. And any saddle that he that has the issue rides upon shall be unclean. And whoever touches any thing that was under him shall be unclean until the evening, and he that bears any of those things shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. And whoever the one that has the issue touches and has not washed his hands with water, he shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. And the vessel of earth that the one that has the issue touches shall be broken, and every vessel of wood shall be washed with water. And when the one that has an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days from his purification and wash his clothes and bathe his flesh in living water, and he shall be clean.

Acts 21:24-26

them take, and purify thyself with them, and pay their expenses, that they may shave their heads, and all may know that those things, of which they were informed concerning thee, are nothing, but that thou thyself dost also walk orderly and keep the law. As touching the Gentiles who believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, except only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols and from blood and from that which has been strangled and from fornication. Then Paul took the men and the next day, purifying himself with them, entered into the temple to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification until an offering should be offered for each one of them.

Numbers 19:13-18

Whoever touches the dead body of anyone that is dead and does not remove the sin has defiled the tabernacle of the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from Israel; because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean, and his uncleanness shall be upon him. This is the law when anyone dies in a tent; all that come into the tent and all that are in the tent shall be unclean seven days. And every open vessel which has no lid fastened upon it shall be unclean.read more.
And whoever touches one that is slain with a sword in the open fields or a dead body or a human bone or a grave, shall be unclean seven days. And for the unclean person they shall take of the dust of the heifer that was burnt as sin and put living water over it in a vessel; and a clean person shall take hyssop and dip it in the water and sprinkle it upon the tent and upon all the stuff and upon the persons that were there and upon the one that touched the bone or the one slain or the one dead or the grave.

Exodus 30:18-19

Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and its base also of brass, to wash with; and thou shalt place it between the tabernacle of the testimony and the altar, and thou shalt put water in it. And from it Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet.

Leviticus 8:6

Then Moses brought Aaron and his sons and washed them with water.

Leviticus 15:13

And when the one that has an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days from his purification and wash his clothes and bathe his flesh in living water, and he shall be clean.

Malachi 3:3

And he shall sit to refine and to purify the silver: for he shall purify the sons of Levi and purge them as gold and silver that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.

Leviticus 11:39-40

And if any animal of which ye may eat dies, he that touches the carcase thereof shall be unclean until the evening; and he that eats of the carcase of it shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening; likewise he that bears the carcase of it shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening.

Luke 2:22

And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord

Ezra 6:20

For the priests and the Levites were purified together, all of them were pure, and killed the passover for all the sons of the captivity and for their brethren, the priests, and for themselves.

2 Chronicles 34:8

Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had purged the land and the house, he sent Shaphan, the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah, the son of Joahaz, the writer of chronicles, to repair the house of the LORD his God.

Exodus 29:36

And thou shalt sacrifice a bullock every day for reconciliation of sin; and thou shalt remove the sin from the altar, and thou shalt anoint it to sanctify it.

Leviticus 14:48-53

But if the priest shall come in and look upon it, and see that the plague has not spread in the house after the house was plastered, then the priest shall pronounce the house clean because the plague is healed. Then to remove the sin from the house he shall take two birds and cedar wood and scarlet and hyssop, and he shall kill the one of the birds in an earthen vessel over living water,read more.
and he shall take the cedar wood and the hyssop and the scarlet and the living bird and dip them all in the blood of the slain bird and in the living water and sprinkle the house seven times. And he shall remove the sin from the house with the blood of the bird and with the living water and with the living bird and with the cedar wood and with the hyssop and with the scarlet. Then he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open fields; and thus shall he reconcile the house, and it shall be clean.

Mark 7:2-8

who upon seeing some of his disciples eat bread with common, that is to say, with unwashed, hands, they condemned them. (For the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands often, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. And when they come from the market, unless they wash, they eat not. And there are many other things which they took upon themselves to hold such as the washing of cups and pots, brasen vessels and of tables.)read more.
Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why do thy disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders but eat bread with unwashed hands? He answered and said unto them, Well has Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honours me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they honor me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men as the washing of pots and cups, and many other such like things ye do.

Acts 15:5-11

But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees who had believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them and to command them to keep the law of Moses. And the apostles and elders came together to consider of this matter. And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God chose that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel and believe.read more.
And God, who knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit, even as he did unto us, and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. Now therefore why tempt ye God, putting a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? For we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

Titus 2:11-14

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live temperately, righteously, and godly in this present world; waiting for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ,read more.
who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify unto himself a people of his own, zealous of good works.

From Thematic Bible


Purification » By blood

Hebrews 9:19-22

For when Moses had read every commandment of the law to all the people, taking the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, he sprinkled both the book and all the people, saying, This is the blood of the testament which God has commanded unto you. Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry. read more.
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.

Leviticus 14:6-7

then he shall take the living bird and the cedar wood, and the scarlet and the hyssop and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the living water; and he shall sprinkle upon the one that is to be purified from the leprosy seven times and shall pronounce him clean and shall let the living bird loose into the open field.

Exodus 24:5-8

And he sent the young men of the sons of Israel, who had offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of bullocks unto the LORD. And Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar. And he took the book of the covenant and read in the audience of the people, and they said, All that the LORD has said we will do, and we will hear. read more.
Then Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on the people and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD has made with you concerning all these words.

Hebrews 9:12-14

neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the sanctuary designed for eternal redemption. For if the blood of bulls and of goats and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctified to the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of the Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from the works of death to serve the living God?

Purification » Figurative

Psalm 26:6

I will wash my hands in innocency, so I will walk near unto thine altar, O LORD:

Purification » Traditions of the elders concerning

Matthew 15:2

Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.

Mark 7:2-5

who upon seeing some of his disciples eat bread with common, that is to say, with unwashed, hands, they condemned them. (For the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands often, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. And when they come from the market, unless they wash, they eat not. And there are many other things which they took upon themselves to hold such as the washing of cups and pots, brasen vessels and of tables.) read more.
Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why do thy disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders but eat bread with unwashed hands?

Mark 7:8-9

For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men as the washing of pots and cups, and many other such like things ye do. And he also said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

Luke 11:38

And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner.

Purification » Washing hands in water, symbolical of innocency

Deuteronomy 21:6

And all the elders of that closest city next to the dead man shall wash their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the valley.

Psalm 26:6

I will wash my hands in innocency, so I will walk near unto thine altar, O LORD:

Matthew 27:24

When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person; see ye to it.

Purification » Washing parts of animal sacrifices in water

2 Chronicles 4:6

He also made ten lavers and put five on the right hand and five on the left, to wash in them; they cleansed the work of the burnt offering in them; but the sea was for the priests to wash in.

Leviticus 1:9

but he shall wash its intestines and its legs in water, and the priest shall incense it all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering on fire, of a very acceptable aroma unto the LORD.

Leviticus 1:13

and he shall wash the inwards and the legs with water; and the priest shall offer it all and incense it upon the altar; it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering on fire, of a very acceptable aroma unto the LORD.

Leviticus 9:14

Then he washed the intestines and the legs and burnt them with the burnt offering on the altar.

Purification » Penalty to be imposed upon those who do not observe the ordinances concerning

Numbers 19:20

But the man that shall be unclean and shall not cause the sin to be removed from himself, that person shall be cut off from among the congregation because he has defiled the tabernacle of the LORD; the water of separation has not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.

Numbers 19:13

Whoever touches the dead body of anyone that is dead and does not remove the sin has defiled the tabernacle of the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from Israel; because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean, and his uncleanness shall be upon him.

Leviticus 7:20-21

And the person that eats of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace, which is of the LORD, being unclean, that person shall be cut off from his people. Moreover the person that shall touch any unclean thing, as the uncleanness of man or any unclean beast or any abominable unclean thing and eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace, which is of the LORD, that person shall be cut off from his people.

Purification » For women » After menstruation

Leviticus 15:19-33

And when the woman has an issue of blood and her issue is in her flesh, she shall be put apart seven days, and whoever touches her shall be unclean until the evening. And everything that she lies upon in her separation shall be unclean; everything also that she sits upon shall be unclean. And whoever touches her bed shall wash his clothes and bathe himself with water and be unclean until the evening. read more.
Also whoever touches any thing that she sat upon shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. And if any thing was on the bed or on any thing upon which she sat, he that touches it shall be unclean until the evening. And if any man sleeps with her and her uncleanness comes upon him, he shall be unclean seven days; and any bed upon which he sleeps shall be unclean. And the woman when she has an issue of her blood many days out of the time of her separation or if it runs beyond the time of her separation, all the days of the issue of her uncleanness shall be as the days of her separation: she shall be unclean. Every bed upon which she sleeps all the days of her issue shall be unto her as the bed of her separation; and whatever she sits upon shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her separation. Whoever touches these things shall be unclean and shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. But when she is clean of her issue, then she shall number to herself seven days, and after that she shall be clean. And on the eighth day she shall take unto her two turtledoves or two young pigeons and bring them unto the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the testimony; and the priest shall offer the one as sin and the other as a burnt offering; and the priest shall reconcile her before the LORD of the issue of her uncleanness. Thus shall ye separate the sons of Israel from their uncleanness; and they shall not die for their uncleanness defiling my tabernacle that is among them. This is the law of the one that has an issue and of him whose seed goes forth from him, causing him to be unclean because of it, and of her that is suffering her menstruation, and of the one that has an issue, male or female, and of the man that lies with an unclean woman.

2 Samuel 11:4

And David sent messengers and took her, and she came in unto him, and he lay with her. Then she purified herself from her uncleanness, and she returned unto her house.

Purification » For women » After childbirth

Luke 2:22

And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord

Leviticus 12:6-8

And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled for a son or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or a turtledove as sin, unto the door of the tabernacle of the testimony, unto the priest, who shall offer it before the LORD and reconcile her, and she shall be cleansed from the issue of her blood. This is the law for her that has given birth to a male or a female. And if she is not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons: the one for the burnt offering and the other as sin; and the priest shall reconcile her, and she shall be clean.

Purification » Water of

Numbers 31:23

every thing that may endure the fire, ye shall cause to pass through the fire, and it shall be clean; nevertheless, ye shall remove the sin with the water of separation; and all that does not endure the fire ye shall cause to go through the water.

Numbers 19:17-21

And for the unclean person they shall take of the dust of the heifer that was burnt as sin and put living water over it in a vessel; and a clean person shall take hyssop and dip it in the water and sprinkle it upon the tent and upon all the stuff and upon the persons that were there and upon the one that touched the bone or the one slain or the one dead or the grave. And the clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the third day and on the seventh day; and when he has removed the sin from them the seventh day, he shall then wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and shall be clean in the evening. read more.
But the man that shall be unclean and shall not cause the sin to be removed from himself, that person shall be cut off from among the congregation because he has defiled the tabernacle of the LORD; the water of separation has not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean. And it shall be a perpetual statute unto them, also he that sprinkles the water of separation shall wash his clothes; and he that touches the water of separation shall be unclean until evening.

Purification » For those who had recently killed someone in battle

Numbers 31:19-24

And ye must abide outside the camp seven days; and whoever has killed any person and whoever has touched any dead body ye shall remove the sin from them on the third and on the seventh day, both of yourselves and of your captives. Likewise remove all sin from all your clothing and all that is made of skins and all work of goats' hair and every vessel made of wood. And Eleazar, the priest, said unto the men of war which went to the battle, This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD commanded Moses; read more.
certainly the gold and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead, every thing that may endure the fire, ye shall cause to pass through the fire, and it shall be clean; nevertheless, ye shall remove the sin with the water of separation; and all that does not endure the fire ye shall cause to go through the water. Ye shall also wash your clothes on the seventh day, and ye shall be clean, and afterwards ye shall come into the camp.

Purification » Of paul, to show his fidelity to the law

Acts 21:24

them take, and purify thyself with them, and pay their expenses, that they may shave their heads, and all may know that those things, of which they were informed concerning thee, are nothing, but that thou thyself dost also walk orderly and keep the law.

Acts 21:26

Then Paul took the men and the next day, purifying himself with them, entered into the temple to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification until an offering should be offered for each one of them.

Purification » Of the jews before the passover celebration

John 11:55

And the passover of the Jews was now at hand, and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the passover to purify themselves;

Purification » By abstaining from sexual intercourse

Purification » By fire, for things that resist fire

Numbers 31:23

every thing that may endure the fire, ye shall cause to pass through the fire, and it shall be clean; nevertheless, ye shall remove the sin with the water of separation; and all that does not endure the fire ye shall cause to go through the water.

Purification » For women » Before marriage

Esther 2:12

Now when each maid's turn was come to go in to King Ahasuerus, after she had been twelve months according to the law regarding the women (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, that is, six months with oil of myrrh and six months with aromatic odours and oils for women),

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