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Want to know what the Bible says about cleanliness? Here are 73 Bible verses about cleanliness from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Isaiah 1:16 NIV
Wash and make yourselves clean.
    Take your evil deeds out of my sight;
    stop doing wrong.
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2 Corinthians 7:1 NIV
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.
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1 John 1:9 NIV
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
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Matthew 5:8 NIV
Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.
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Deuteronomy 23:12-14 NIV
12 Designate a place outside the camp where you can go to relieve yourself. 13 As part of your equipment have something to dig with, and when you relieve yourself, dig a hole and cover up your excrement. 14 For the Lord your God moves about in your camp to protect you and to deliver your enemies to you. Your camp must be holy, so that he will not see among you anything indecent and turn away from you.
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1 John 1:7 NIV
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
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Ezekiel 36:25 NIV
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.
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Matthew 23:26 NIV
Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.
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Leviticus 19:28 NIV
“‘Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord.
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Philippians 4:8 NIV
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
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James 4:17 NIV
If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
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John 7:24 NIV
Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.”
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1 Corinthians 14:40 NIV
But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.
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John 8:32 NIV
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
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Proverbs 20:9 NIV
Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure;
    I am clean and without sin”?
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Hebrews 10:22 NIV
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.
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Romans 14:14 NIV
I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean.
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Matthew 5:7 NIV
Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
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Revelation 19:8 NIV
Fine linen, bright and clean,
    was given her to wear.”
(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)
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1 Timothy 6:10 NIV
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
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