If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean;
I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord GOD.
O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?
For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
1 John 1:8
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.