sprinkle clean water

Ezekiel 36:25

36:25 sprinkle clean water. This is not a reference to New Testament baptism, of course, as some have taken it. It is a symbolic cleansing applied by God Himself to the nation of Israel in that future day when “all Israel shall be saved” (Romans 11:26). The figure is probably taken either from the cleansing ritual of Numbers 8:5-7, or that of Numbers 19:9,13,21, which are the only other Old Testament references to sprinkling with water.

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