30 Important Bible Verses About Cleanliness

Cleanliness reflects reverence for God and respect for oneself and others. Here are verses that emphasize the importance of purity, both physically and spiritually, as a reflection of our devotion to God.

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Bible Verses About Cleanliness

Leviticus 11:43-44 – God’s Command to Be Clean

“Do not defile yourselves by any of these creatures. Do not make yourselves unclean by means of them or be made unclean by them. I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy.”

2 Corinthians 7:1 – Pursuing Holiness

“Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.”

1 Corinthians 10:31 – Glorifying God in Everything

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

1 Peter 1:15-16 – Living a Holy Life

“But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.'”

Proverbs 20:9 – Clean Heart and Pure Actions

“Who can say, ‘I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin’?”

Psalm 51:10 – Create in Me a Clean Heart

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

James 4:8 – Drawing Near to God with Clean Hands and Pure Hearts

“Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

Matthew 23:25-26 – Cleaning the Inside and Outside

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.”

Ephesians 5:26 – Cleansing Through the Word

“to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word.”

Psalm 24:3-4 – Clean Hands and a Pure Heart

“Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.”

1 John 1:9 – Confession and Cleansing

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Exodus 19:10 – Washing Clothes for Cleansing

“And the LORD said to Moses, ‘Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes.’

Isaiah 1:16 – Wash and Make Yourselves Clean

“Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong.”

John 13:10 – Whole Body Clean

“Jesus answered, ‘Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.'”

Titus 3:5 – Washing of Regeneration

“he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.”

Acts 22:16 – Washing Away Sins

“And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.”

Psalm 51:2 – Wash Away My Iniquity

“Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.”

Hebrews 10:22 – Having a Clean Heart and Full Assurance

“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.”

Mark 7:20-23 – Clean and Unclean

“He went on: ‘What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person.'”

Hebrews 9:14 – Cleansing Our Conscience

“How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!”

Job 9:30 – Washing in Snow Water

“Even if I washed myself with soap and my hands with cleansing powder, you would plunge me into a slime pit so that even my clothes would detest me.”

John 15:3 – Clean Through the Word You Have Spoken

“You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.”

1 John 3:3 – Hope in Him Purifies

“All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.”

Isaiah 4:4 – Wash Away Zion’s Filth

“When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains from the heart of Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning.”

Revelation 7:14 – Washed Their Robes in the Blood

“I answered, ‘Sir, you know.’ And he said, ‘These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.'”

John 11:55 – Purification Before Passover

“When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, many went up from the country to Jerusalem for their ceremonial cleansing before the Passover.”

Acts 15:9 – Purifying Their Hearts by Faith

“He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.”

Jeremiah 4:14 – Wash Your Heart from Evil

“Jerusalem, wash the evil from your heart and be saved. How long will you harbor wicked thoughts?”

Malachi 3:2-3 – Cleansing like Fuller’s Soap

“But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver.”

Numbers 31:23 – Purification of Articles

“Everything that can withstand fire—take it through the fire, and it will be clean. But it must still be purified with the water of cleansing. And whatever cannot withstand fire must be put through that water.”

Acts 21:24 – Joining in Their Purification Rites

“Take these men, join in their purification rites and pay their expenses, so that they can have their heads shaved.”

Lamentations 1:9 – Filth on Her Skirt

“Her filthiness clung to her skirts; she did not consider her future. Her fall was astounding; there was none to comfort her.”

Zechariah 13:1 – Fountain Opened for Cleansing

“On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity.”

John 2:6 – Purification Jars with Water

“Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.”

2 Timothy 2:21 – Clean Vessels for Noble Purposes

“Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.”

Proverbs 30:12 – Pure in Their Own Eyes

“those whose eyes are ever so haughty, whose glances are so disdainful.”

1 Timothy 5:22 – Keep Yourself Pure

“Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.”

Luke 11:39 – Inside of the Cup and Dish

“Then the Lord said to him, ‘Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.”

Revelation 19:8 – Fine Linen, Bright and Clean

“Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.’ (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)”

Psalm 18:20 – The Lord Rewards My Clean Hands

“The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.”

Ezekiel 36:25 – Sprinkle Clean Water on You

“I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols.”

2 Kings 23:4-5 – Cleansing the Temple

“The king ordered Hilkiah the high priest, the priests next in rank and the doorkeepers to remove from the temple of the LORD all the articles made for Baal and Asherah and all the starry hosts. He burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron Valley and took the ashes to Bethel.”

Matthew 27:24 – Washing His Hands

“When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. ‘I am innocent of this man’s blood,’ he said. ‘It is your responsibility!'”

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