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Where in the bible is the verse, Cleanliness is next to Godliness?

  1. ngureco profile image82
    ngurecoposted 5 years ago

    Where in the bible is the verse, Cleanliness is next to Godliness?

    And is cleanliness indeed next to Godliness?

  2. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    None, but you cannot be close to God unless you are clean. That is why you have to be washed with the blood of the Lamb (Saved by the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross) first to be seen by God. So that saying is quite true, but there is no verse in the Bible that says exactly that phrase.

    1. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This phrase simply means the soul must be cleansed, it has nothing to do with hygiene.

  3. CertifiedHandy profile image78
    CertifiedHandyposted 5 years ago

    It isn't Biblical. It is an old English idiom attributed to Francis Bacon.

  4. graceomalley profile image84
    graceomalleyposted 5 years ago

    It is not in the bible.

    I suspect it was a way of encouraging people to be more aware of being clean in their homes and with their personal hygene at a time when staying clean required alot of hard physical work. The connection of cleanliness and less illness may have been noticed in a general way long before people understood bacteria. Good health was seen as a blessing of God - so there may have been a connection in the minds of people. Those who were careful about cleanliness most likely lost fewer children to childhood illnesses arising from spoiled food and from rats and other infestations. Raising children successfully without losing all of them to disease would have been seen as a blessing of God also. If i lived in the past, i would certainly have thanked God for my children surviving in a time when losing them was the norm.

  5. Marcus99 profile image59
    Marcus99posted 5 years ago

    I think it was written on the second-to-the-last page, but, someone got a smudge on it, so it was summarily trashed.

 
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