New International Version
to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,
King James Bible
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Darby Bible Translation
in order that he might sanctify it, purifying [it] by the washing of water by [the] word,
World English Bible
that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,
Young's Literal Translation
that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it with the bathing of the water in the saying,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That he might sanctify and cleanse it - The Church is represented as the spouse of Christ, as the woman is the spouse of the man; and, to prepare this Church for himself, he washes, cleanses, and sanctifies it. There is certainly an allusion here to the ancient method of purifying women, who were appointed to be consorts to kings; twelve months, it appears, were in some instances spent in this purification: Six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odors and with other things, for the purifying of women. See the case of Esther, Esther 2:12; see also Psalm 45:13, Psalm 45:14; Ezekiel 16:7-14.
With the washing of water - Baptism, accompanied by the purifying influences of the Holy Spirit.
By the word - The doctrine of Christ crucified, through which baptism is administered, sin canceled, and the soul purified from all unrighteousness; the death of Christ giving efficacy to all.
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Then Moses brought Aaron and his sons forward and washed them with water.
because on this day atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you. Then, before the LORD, you will be clean from all your sins.
Jesus answered, "Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.
Jesus answered, "Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you."
You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.'
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