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Exodus 19:12-13

And you must set limits [for] the people all around, saying, 'Guard yourselves {against} going up to the mountain and touching its edge. Anyone touching the mountain will certainly be put to death. Not a hand will touch it, because he will certainly be stoned or certainly be shot; whether an animal or a man, he will not live.' At the blowing of the ram's horn they may go up to the mountain."

Hebrews 12:18-24

For you have not come to something that can be touched, and to a burning fire, and to darkness, and to gloom, and to a whirlwind, and to the noise of a trumpet, and to the sound of words which those who heard begged [that] not [another] word be spoken to them. For they could not endure what was commanded: "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned."read more.
And the spectacle was so terrifying [that] Moses said, "I am terrified and trembling." But you have come to Mount Zion, and to the city of the living God, to the heavenly Jerusalem, and to tens of thousands of angels, to the festal gathering and assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of righteous [people] made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and {to the sprinkled blood} that speaks better than Abel's [does].

Numbers 4:15

And when Aaron and his sons have finished covering the sanctuary and all the vessels of the sanctuary when the camp sets out, the descendants of Kohath will come after to carry [these], but they must not touch the sanctuary, or they will die. These [are] the load of the descendants of Kohath in the tent of assembly.

2 Samuel 6:6-7

When they came to the threshing floor of Nakon, Uzza reached out to the ark of God and took hold of [it], because the oxen had stumbled. {Then the anger of Yahweh was kindled} against Uzza, and God struck him down there because of the indiscretion, and he died there beside the ark of God.

Numbers 19:21-22

" 'It will be an eternal decree for them. The one who spatters the waters of impurity will wash his garments, and the one who touches the waters of impurity will be unclean until the evening. Anything that the unclean [person] touches will be unclean, and the person who touches [it] will be unclean until the evening.'"

Leviticus 5:2-3

Or if a person touches anything unclean, {whether} an unclean [wild] animal's dead body or an unclean domestic animal's dead body or an unclean swarmer's dead body, but {he is unaware of it}, he [is] unclean and he is guilty. Or when he touches human uncleanness, {namely} any uncleanness of his by which he might become unclean, but {he is unaware of it}, and he himself finds out, then he will be guilty.

Leviticus 7:19-21

And the meat that touches anything unclean must not be eaten; it must be burned with fire, and as for the [clean] meat, anyone who is clean may eat the meat. And the person who eats meat from the fellowship offerings' sacrifice, which [is] for Yahweh, and whose uncleanness [is] upon him--that person shall be cut off from his people. And when a person touches anything unclean, [whether] human uncleanness or an unclean animal or any unclean detestable thing, and he eats from the meat of the fellowship offerings' sacrifice, which [is] for Yahweh, then that person shall be cut off from his people.'"

Leviticus 11:8

You must not eat from their meat, and you must not touch their dead body--they are unclean for you.

Leviticus 12:4

And [for] thirty-three days she shall stay in the blood of [her] cleansing; she must not touch any holy [object], and she may not come to the sanctuary until the fulfilling of the days of her cleansing.

Leviticus 15:5-12

And anyone who touches his bed must wash his garments and shall wash [himself] with water, and he shall be unclean until evening. And the person who sits on the object upon which the person who discharges has sat must wash his garments, and he shall wash [himself] with water, and he shall be unclean until the evening. And the person who touches the body of the person who discharges must wash his garments, and he shall wash [himself] with water, and he shall be unclean until the evening.read more.
And if the person who discharges spits on [one who is] clean, then that one shall wash is garments, and he shall wash [himself] with water, and he shall be unclean until the evening. And any saddle upon which the person who discharges rides becomes unclean. And any person who touches anything that happened to be under him becomes unclean until the evening, and the person who carries them must wash his garments, and he shall wash [himself] with water, and he shall be unclean until the evening. And anyone whom the person who discharges might touch {without} rinsing off his hands with water shall wash his garments, and he shall wash [himself] with water, and he shall be unclean until the evening. But a clay vessel that the person who discharges touches must be broken, and any {wood object} must be rinsed with water.

Leviticus 22:4-6

" '{Anyone} from Aaron's offspring, if he [is] afflicted with a skin disease or a fluid discharge, shall not eat in the sanctuary {until} he is clean; and the one who touches any unclean person or a man from whom an emission of semen goes out, or a man who touches any swarmer that is unclean for him or [who touches] a person who is unclean for him {due to} whatever his uncleanness, a person who touches such a thing shall be unclean until the evening, and he shall not eat from the votive offerings, except [when] he washes his body with water

Numbers 19:11-16

" 'The one who touches a corpse of {any person} will be unclean for seven days. He will purify himself on the third day, and on the seventh day he will be clean. If he does not purify himself on the third day, he will not be clean on the seventh day. Anyone who touches a corpse, the person of a human being who died, and does not purify himself, defiles the tabernacle of Yahweh, and that person will be cut off from Israel because the waters of impurity were not sprinkled on him. He will still be unclean, and uncleanness [is] on him.read more.
" 'This [is] the law of a person who dies in a tent: everyone who comes into the tent and all who [are] in the tent will be unclean seven days. Every container that is opened that does not have a lid cord on it [is] unclean. Anyone {in the open field} who touches {one who has been slain}, or a corpse, or a bone of a person, or a burial site, he will be unclean for seven days.

Deuteronomy 14:8

And [also] the pig {because it has a division of the hoof} {but does not chew the cud}; it [is] unclean for you; from their meat you shall not eat, and you shall not touch their {carcasses}.

Haggai 2:10-14

On [the] twenty-fourth [day] of the ninth [month], in the second year of Darius, the word of Yahweh came to the prophet Haggai, saying, "Thus says Yahweh of hosts: 'Ask now the priests [for] a ruling: If a man carries consecrated meat in the hem of his garment, and his hem touches bread, or stew, or wine, or olive oil, or any kind of food, will it become holy?'" The priests answered, "No."read more.
Then Haggai said, "If one who is unclean from contact with a corpse touches any of these, will it become unclean?" The priests answered, "Yes, it will be become unclean." And Haggai answered and said, " 'So [it is with] this people, and [with] this nation before me,' {declares} Yahweh, 'and so [it is with] every kind of work of their hands; and what they offer there [is] unclean.

Exodus 29:37

Seven days you will make atonement for the altar, and you will consecrate it, and the altar will be {a most holy thing}. {Anyone who} touches the altar will be holy.

Exodus 30:29

And you will consecrate them, and they will be most holy things; {anyone who} touches them will be holy.

Leviticus 6:18

Every male among Aaron's sons may eat it [as] a lasting rule among your generations from the offerings made by fire {belonging to} Yahweh. Anything that touches them will become holy.'"

Colossians 2:20-22

If you have died with Christ to the elemental spirits of the world, why do you submit [to them] as [if] living in the world? "Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch," which [things] are all [meant] for destruction by consuming according to human commandments and teachings,

Genesis 32:25

And when he saw that he could not prevail against him, he struck his hip socket, so that Jacob's hip socket was sprained as he wrestled with him.

Isaiah 6:7

And he touched my mouth, and he said, "Look! This has touched your lips and has removed your guilt, and your sin is annulled."

Daniel 10:16

Then look, there was {one in the form of a human}; he touched my lips and I opened my mouth and I spoke and I said to the [one] standing {before me}, "My lord, because of the vision my anxieties fell upon me and I [have] not retained [my] strength.

Psalm 104:32

the one who looks at the earth and it quakes, and touches the mountains and they smoke.

Psalm 144:5

O Yahweh, bow the heavens and come down; touch the mountains so that they smoke.

Amos 9:5

And [thus will do] the Lord Yahweh of hosts, who touches the earth and it melts, and all of those living in it mourn, and all of it rises like the Nile and it sinks down like [the] Nile of Egypt,

Mark 1:41-42

And becoming angry, he stretched out his hand [and] touched [him], and said to him, "I am willing; be made clean." And immediately the leprosy went away from him and he was made clean.

Luke 5:13

And extending [his] hand he touched him, saying, "I am willing; be clean." And immediately the leprosy went away from him.

Matthew 9:29-30

Then he touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith let it be done for you." And their eyes were opened, and Jesus sternly warned them, saying, "See [that] no one finds out."

Mark 7:33

And he took him away from the crowd by himself [and] put his fingers into his ears, and [after] spitting, he touched his tongue.

Mark 8:22-25

And they came to Bethsaida. And they brought to him a blind man and implored him that he would touch him. And he took hold of the blind man's hand [and] led him outside the village, and [after] spitting in his eyes, he placed his hands on him [and] asked him, "Do you see anything?" And looking up he said, "I see people, for I see [them] like trees walking around."read more.
Then he placed his hands on his eyes again, and he opened his eyes and was cured, and could see everything clearly.

Luke 22:51

But Jesus answered [and] said, "{Stop! No more of this!}" And he touched [his] ear [and] healed him.

Matthew 9:18-25

[As] he was saying these [things] to them, behold, one of the rulers came [and] knelt down before him, saying, "My daughter has just now died, but come, place your hand on her and she will live!" And Jesus and his disciples got up [and] followed him. And behold, a woman who had been suffering with a hemorrhage twelve years approached from behind [and] touched the edge of his cloak,read more.
for she said to herself, "If only I touch his cloak I will be healed." But Jesus, turning around and seeing her, said, "Have courage, daughter! Your faith has healed you." And the woman was healed from that hour. And [when] Jesus came into the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the disorderly crowd, he said, "Go away, because the girl is not dead, but is sleeping." And they ridiculed him. But when the crowd had been sent out, he entered [and] took her hand, and the girl got up.

Mark 5:22-42

And one of the rulers of the synagogue came--Jairus by name--and [when he] saw him, he fell down at his feet. And he was imploring him many [times], saying, "My little daughter {is at the point of death}! Come, lay your hands on her, so that she will get well and will live." And he went with him, and a large crowd was following him and pressing around him.read more.
And [there was] a woman who was {suffering from hemorrhages} twelve years. And she had endured many [things] under many physicians, and had spent {all that she had} and had received no [help] at all, but instead {became worse}. [When she] heard about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind [him] [and] touched his cloak, for she was saying, "If I touch just his clothing, I will be healed!" And immediately her {hemorrhage stopped} and she realized in her body that she was healed of her suffering. And immediately Jesus, perceiving in himself [that] power had gone out from himself, turned around in the crowd [and] said, "Who touched my clothing?" And his disciples said to him, "You see the crowd pressing upon you, and you say 'Who touched me?'" And he was looking around to see the one who had done this. So the woman, frightened and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. But he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be well from your suffering." [While] he was still speaking, they came from the synagogue ruler's [house] saying, "Your daughter has died. Why trouble the Teacher further?" But Jesus, ignoring {what was said}, told the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not be afraid--only believe!" And he did not allow anyone to follow along with him except Peter and James and John, the brother of James. And they came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue and saw a commotion, and [people] weeping and wailing loudly. And [when he] entered, he said to them, "Why are you agitated and weeping? The child is not dead, but is sleeping." And they began laughing at him. But he sent [them] all out [and] took along the father and mother of the child, and those [who were] with him, and went in to where the child was. And taking hold of the child's hand, he said to her, "Talitha koum!" (which is translated, "Little girl, I say to you, get up!"), and immediately the girl stood up and began walking around (for she was twelve years old). And {immediately they were utterly and completely astonished}.

Luke 8:41-55

And behold, a man {who was named} Jairus came, and this man was a ruler of the synagogue. And he fell down at the feet of Jesus [and] began imploring him to come to his house, because {he had} an only daughter, about twelve years [old], and she was dying. Now as he was going, the crowds were pressing against him. And a woman who was {suffering from hemorrhages} for twelve years (who, [although she] had spent all [her] assets on physicians, was not able to be healed by anyone)read more.
came up behind [him] [and] touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately {her hemorrhaging} stopped. And Jesus said, "Who [is] the one who touched me?" And [when they] all denied [it], Peter said, "Master, the crowds are pressing you hard and crowding [you]!" But Jesus said, "Someone touched me, because I know power has gone out from me." And [when] the woman saw that she did not escape notice, she came trembling and falling down before him. In the presence of all the people, she told for what reason she had touched him, and that she was healed immediately. And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace." [While] he was still speaking, someone came from the synagogue ruler's [house], saying, "Your daughter is dead! Trouble the Teacher no longer!" But Jesus, [when he] heard [this], replied to him, "Do not be afraid! Only believe, and she will be healed." Now [when he] came to the house, he did not allow anyone to enter with him except Peter and John and James and the father and mother of the child. And they were all weeping and mourning for her, but he said, "Do not weep! For she is not dead, but is sleeping." And they began laughing at him, [because they] knew that she was dead. But he took her hand [and] called, saying, "Child, get up." And her spirit returned, and she got up immediately, and he ordered [something] to be given to her to eat.

Luke 7:14

And he came up [and] touched the bier, and those who were carrying [it] stopped. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, get up!"

Matthew 17:6-7

And [when] the disciples heard [this], they fell down on their faces and were extremely frightened. And Jesus came and touched them [and] said, "Get up and do not be afraid."

Mark 10:13

And they were bringing young children to him so that he could touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.

Matthew 19:13

Then children were brought to him so that he could lay his hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them.

Luke 18:15

Now they were bringing even [their] babies to him so that he could touch them. But [when] the disciples saw [it], they rebuked them.

1 Kings 19:5

He lay down and fell asleep under a certain broom tree, and suddenly this angel [was] touching him and said to him, "Get up, eat!"

Daniel 8:18

And {when he spoke} with me I fell into a trance with my face to the ground, and he touched me and made me stand on by feet.

Daniel 10:10

And look, a hand touched me and it roused me to my knees and the palms of my hands.

1 John 1:1

What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and our hands have touched, concerning the word of life--

John 20:24-27

Now Thomas, one of the twelve, who was called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and put my finger into the mark of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will never believe!" And after eight days his disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. [Although] the doors had been shut, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said, "Peace to you."read more.
Then he said to Thomas, "Place your finger here and see my hands, and place your hand and put [it] into my side. And do not be unbelieving, but believing!"

Ezekiel 9:6

You must kill {totally} old man, young man and young woman, and little children and women, but {concerning} every man {with the mark on him} you must not approach; and from my sanctuary you must begin." And they began with the old men who {were before} the house.

Genesis 20:6

Then God said to him in the dream, "Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you did this, and I also {kept you from sinning} against me. Therefore, I did not allow you to touch her.

Joshua 9:19

But all the leaders of the congregation said, "We have sworn to them by Yahweh the God of Israel, and so we cannot touch them.

1 Chronicles 16:22

[saying,] "You must not touch my anointed nor do harm to my prophets!"

Proverbs 6:29

Thus, he who goes to the wife of his neighbor, any who touches her shall not go unpunished.

Zechariah 2:8-9

For thus said Yahweh of hosts, after glory he sent me against the nations plundering you: Truly, the one touching you [is] touching the apple of his eye. "Yes, look! I [am] going to wave my hand against them, and they will become plunder for their servants, and you will know that Yahweh of hosts has sent me.

Hebrews 11:28

By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, in order that the one who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them.

From Thematic Bible


Touch » Faith's » Contact with Christ, brought healing to those who touched him

Matthew 9:20-22

And behold, a woman who had been suffering with a hemorrhage twelve years approached from behind [and] touched the edge of his cloak, for she said to herself, "If only I touch his cloak I will be healed." But Jesus, turning around and seeing her, said, "Have courage, daughter! Your faith has healed you." And the woman was healed from that hour.

Mark 3:10

For he had healed many, so that all those who {were suffering from diseases} pressed about him in order that they could touch him.

Matthew 14:34-36

And [after they] had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. And [when] the men of that place recognized him, they sent [word] into that whole surrounding region, and they brought to him all those {who were sick}. And they were imploring him that they might only touch the edge of his cloak, and all those who touched [it] were cured.

Luke 6:19

And the whole crowd was seeking to touch him, because power was going out from him and healing [them] all.

Touch » Christ's secured health and comfort for those whom he touched » The reassuring touch

Matthew 17:7

And Jesus came and touched them [and] said, "Get up and do not be afraid."

Touch » Christ's secured health and comfort for those whom he touched » The touch upon childhood

Mark 10:13

And they were bringing young children to him so that he could touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.

Touch » Christ's secured health and comfort for those whom he touched » The liberating touch

Mark 7:33

And he took him away from the crowd by himself [and] put his fingers into his ears, and [after] spitting, he touched his tongue.

Mark 7:35

And his ears were opened and {his difficulty in speaking was removed} and he began to speak normally.

Touch » Christ's secured health and comfort for those whom he touched » The illuminating touch

Matthew 9:29-30

Then he touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith let it be done for you." And their eyes were opened, and Jesus sternly warned them, saying, "See [that] no one finds out."

Touch » Christ's secured health and comfort for those whom he touched » The quieting touch

Matthew 8:15

And he touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to serve him.

Touch » Christ's secured health and comfort for those whom he touched » The cleansing touch

Touch » Christ's secured health and comfort for those whom he touched » The healing touch

Luke 22:51

But Jesus answered [and] said, "{Stop! No more of this!}" And he touched [his] ear [and] healed him.