Quantcast
You are visiting from Ashburn,VA,US

Wash thyself?

What scriptures refer to spiritual washing?

Thanks for your question.

Using the ESV [English Standard Version] the word wash/washed/washing occurs 124 times in the Bible. In the Old Testament it often refers to ritual washing which symbolically removes uncleanness which represents sin. For example:
  • Exodus 19:10,14 the washing of garments is connected to consecration.
  • Exodus 30 talks about the laver in the Tabernacle and it's meaning of spiritual cleansing. See also Psalm 26:6 and especially 51:7; Isaiah 1:16 and Jeremiah 4:14.
  • Jesus takes up this theme of consecration to God's service by ritual washing in John 13:5-14 - we are washed clean by Jesus as the priests were in the service of the Tabernacle and Temple.
  • We have a responsibility to help one another to be cleansed of the filth of the flesh. See Acts 22:16; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Ephesians 5:26; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 10:22; 2 Peter 2:22; Revelation 7:14; 22:14. Peter refers to the washing of Baptism in 1 Peter 3:21.
I hope you have found this helpful.
God bless!
Mike,
thisisyourbible.com

 
Bible Questions and Answers
Browse all the questions that have been asked at ThisisyourBible.com and see their answers,   read the most recent questions and answers,  or have a look at some prepared questions and answers on key Bible themes.
 
__________________________________________________________________________________________________