The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not set his mind on what is false, and who has not sworn deceitfully.
Did I purify my heart and wash my hands in innocence for nothing?
Aaron and his sons must wash their hands and feet from the basin.
Whenever they enter the tent of meeting or approach the altar to minister by burning up an offering to the LORD, they must wash with water so that they will not die.
"Wash yourselves. Cleanse yourselves. Remove your evil deeds from My sight. Stop doing evil.
Learn to do what is good. Seek justice. Correct the oppressor. Defend the rights of the fatherless. Plead the widow's cause.
"Come, let us discuss this," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are as red as crimson, they will be like wool.
He saved us-- not by works of righteousness that we had done, but according to His mercy, through the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
Therefore, brothers, since we have boldness to enter the sanctuary through the blood of Jesus,
by the new and living way that He has inaugurated for us, through the curtain (that is, His flesh);
and since we have a great high priest over the house of God,
let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, our hearts sprinkled [clean] from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water.
Then I will come to the altar of God, to God, my greatest joy. I will praise You with the lyre, God, my God.
Judah has acted treacherously, and a detestable thing has been done in Israel and in Jerusalem. For Judah has profaned the LORD's sanctuary, which He loves, and has married the daughter of a foreign god.
To the man who does this, may the LORD cut off any descendants from the tents of Jacob, even if they present an offering to the LORD of Hosts.
And this is another thing you do: you cover the LORD's altar with tears, with weeping and groaning, because He no longer respects your offerings or receives [them] gladly from your hands.
So if you are offering your gift on the altar, and there you remember that your brother has something against you,
leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
So a man should examine himself; in this way he should eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
For whoever eats and drinks without recognizing the body, eats and drinks judgment on himself.
Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument.