hyssop (His´uhp)

In the Bible Syrian hyssop, a small shrub about 27 inches high with small white flowers in bunches at the end of the stem. A bunch of hyssop was used to apply blood to doorposts at Passover (Exod 12:22). Hyssop was also used to sprinkle a blood-and-water mixture on a healed leper or a renovated house (Lev 14:4; Lev 14:6; Lev 14:49; Lev 14:51-52). According to (Heb 9:19), Moses sprinkled blood on the people in the ceremony of Exod 24:6-8 using hyssop. The use of hyssop to purify is used metaphorically in (Ps 51:7). (John 19:29) says that hyssop was used to put a vinegar-soaked sponge to Jesus’s lips (Matt 27:48; Mark 15:36).

Exod 12:22

22Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and touch the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood in the basin. None of you shall go ... View more

Lev 14:4

4the priest shall command that two living clean birds and cedarwood and crimson yarn and hyssop be brought for the one who is to be cleansed.

Lev 14:6

6He shall take the living bird with the cedarwood and the crimson yarn and the hyssop, and dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was slaugh ... View more

Lev 14:49

49For the cleansing of the house he shall take two birds, with cedarwood and crimson yarn and hyssop,

Lev 14:51-52

51and shall take the cedarwood and the hyssop and the crimson yarn, along with the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slaughtered bird and the fresh ... View more

Heb 9:19

19For when every commandment had been told to all the people by Moses in accordance with the law, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water and scarlet ... View more

Exod 24:6-8

6Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he dashed against the altar.7Then he took the book of the covenant, and read it in the ... View more

Ps 51:7

7Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

John 19:29

29A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of hyssop and held it to his mouth.

Matt 27:48

48At once one of them ran and got a sponge, filled it with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink.

Mark 15:36

36And someone ran, filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take hi ... View more

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