who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, zealous for good deeds.
He is the radiance of his glory and the exact representation of his being, and upholds all things by the word of his power. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
And corresponding to that, baptism now saves younot the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good consciencethrough the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
20 And he said, »What comes out of a man is what defiles a man.
21 For from within, out of the heart of men, come evil thoughts, fornications, theft, murder, adultery,
22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.
23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a man.«
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,
that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on his name.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
And everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure.
You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
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 cleanses us from all sin.