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Acts 9:37

And it happened at that time that she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her body, they laid it in an upper room.

Matthew 26:12

"For when she poured this perfume on My body, she did it to prepare Me for burial.

Genesis 50:2

Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel.

2 Chronicles 16:14

They buried him in his own tomb which he had cut out for himself in the city of David, and they laid him in the resting place which he had filled with spices of various kinds blended by the perfumers' art; and they made a very great fire for him.

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Are The Dead Raised?

Job 14:14

"If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my struggle I will wait Until my change comes.

Resurrection, Of The Dead

Matthew 27:52

The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;

State Of The Dead

Job 26:5

"The departed spirits tremble Under the waters and their inhabitants.

The Dead Are Raised

Hebrews 11:19

He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he also received him back as a type.

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John 11:44

The man who had died came forth, bound hand and foot with wrappings, and his face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."

Mark 15:46

Joseph bought a linen cloth, took Him down, wrapped Him in the linen cloth and laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out in the rock; and he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.

Matthew 27:59

And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

John 19:40

So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews.

John 20:7

and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself.

Acts 5:6

The young men got up and covered him up, and after carrying him out, they buried him.

Genesis 49:29-30

Then he charged them and said to them, "I am about to be gathered to my people; bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite, in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought along with the field from Ephron the Hittite for a burial site.

Joshua 24:30

And they buried him in the territory of his inheritance in Timnath-serah, which is in the hill country of Ephraim, on the north of Mount Gaash.

Ruth 1:17

"Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. Thus may the LORD do to me, and worse, if anything but death parts you and me."

1 Kings 11:15

For it came about, when David was in Edom, and Joab the commander of the army had gone up to bury the slain, and had struck down every male in Edom

Joshua 7:25

Joshua said, "Why have you troubled us? The LORD will trouble you this day." And all Israel stoned them with stones; and they burned them with fire after they had stoned them with stones.

1 Samuel 31:12

all the valiant men rose and walked all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan, and they came to Jabesh and burned them there.

Amos 6:10

Then one's uncle, or his undertaker, will lift him up to carry out his bones from the house, and he will say to the one who is in the innermost part of the house, "Is anyone else with you?" And that one will say, "No one " Then he will answer, "Keep quiet For the name of the LORD is not to be mentioned."

Psalm 79:2

They have given the dead bodies of Your servants for food to the birds of the heavens, The flesh of Your godly ones to the beasts of the earth.

Isaiah 14:19

"But you have been cast out of your tomb Like a rejected branch, Clothed with the slain who are pierced with a sword, Who go down to the stones of the pit Like a trampled corpse.

Jeremiah 7:33

"The dead bodies of this people will be food for the birds of the sky and for the beasts of the earth; and no one will frighten them away.

Jeremiah 16:6

"Both great men and small will die in this land; they will not be buried, they will not be lamented, nor will anyone gash himself or shave his head for them.

Leviticus 21:11

nor shall he approach any dead person, nor defile himself even for his father or his mother;

Numbers 6:6

'All the days of his separation to the LORD he shall not go near to a dead person.

Ezekiel 31:16

"I made the nations quake at the sound of its fall when I made it go down to Sheol with those who go down to the pit; and all the well-watered trees of Eden, the choicest and best of Lebanon, were comforted in the earth beneath.

2 Kings 21:26

He was buried in his grave in the garden of Uzza, and Josiah his son became king in his place.

Psalm 88:3-4

For my soul has had enough troubles, And my life has drawn near to Sheol. I am reckoned among those who go down to the pit; I have become like a man without strength,

Psalm 116:3

The cords of death encompassed me And the terrors of Sheol came upon me; I found distress and sorrow.

Isaiah 14:9-10

"Sheol from beneath is excited over you to meet you when you come; It arouses for you the spirits of the dead, all the leaders of the earth; It raises all the kings of the nations from their thrones. "They will all respond and say to you, 'Even you have been made weak as we, You have become like us.

Acts 2:31

he looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that HE WAS NEITHER ABANDONED TO HADES, NOR DID His flesh SUFFER DECAY.

Psalm 49:13-14

This is the way of those who are foolish, And of those after them who approve their words. Selah. As sheep they are appointed for Sheol; Death shall be their shepherd; And the upright shall rule over them in the morning, And their form shall be for Sheol to consume So that they have no habitation.

Psalm 31:17

Let me not be put to shame, O LORD, for I call upon You; Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol.

Psalm 88:3-5

For my soul has had enough troubles, And my life has drawn near to Sheol. I am reckoned among those who go down to the pit; I have become like a man without strength, Forsaken among the dead, Like the slain who lie in the grave, Whom You remember no more, And they are cut off from Your hand.

Nahum 1:14

The LORD has issued a command concerning you: "Your name will no longer be perpetuated I will cut off idol and image From the house of your gods I will prepare your grave, For you are contemptible."

Matthew 11:23

"And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will descend to Hades; for if the miracles had occurred in Sodom which occurred in you, it would have remained to this day.

Luke 10:15

"And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will be brought down to Hades!

Revelation 20:13-14

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire This is the second death, the lake of fire.

Psalm 139:8

If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.

Psalm 30:3

O LORD, You have brought up my soul from Sheol; You have kept me alive, that I would not go down to the pit.

Psalm 86:13

For Your lovingkindness toward me is great, And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

Psalm 107:20

He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.

Hosea 13:14

Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from death? O Death, where are your thorns? O Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion will be hidden from My sight.

Jonah 2:2

and he said, "I called out of my distress to the LORD, And He answered me I cried for help from the depth of Sheol; You heard my voice.

Acts 2:27

BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT ABANDON MY SOUL TO HADES, NOR ALLOW YOUR HOLY ONE TO UNDERGO DECAY.

Ezekiel 18:20

"The person who sins will die The son will not bear the punishment for the father's iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son's iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself.

Romans 1:32

and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.

1 John 5:16-17

If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death There is a sin leading to death; I do not say that he should make request for this. All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not leading to death.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.

John 11:11-14

This He said, and after that He said to them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I go, so that I may awaken him out of sleep." The disciples then said to Him, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover." Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that He was speaking of literal sleep. read more.
So Jesus then said to them plainly, "Lazarus is dead,

1 Corinthians 15:17-22

and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied. read more.
But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep. For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.

John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?"

Romans 8:38-39

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Revelation 2:11

'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches He who overcomes will not be hurt by the second death.'

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Psalm 71:20

You who have shown me many troubles and distresses Will revive me again, And will bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

Hosea 13:14

Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from death? O Death, where are your thorns? O Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion will be hidden from My sight.

The Dead » Mourning for » Examples of grief

2 Samuel 18:33

The king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. And thus he said as he walked, "O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!"

Ruth 1:20

She said to them, "Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

Genesis 23:2

Sarah died in Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan; and Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.

Judges 21:2

So the people came to Bethel and sat there before God until evening, and lifted up their voices and wept bitterly.

Genesis 37:35

Then all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. And he said, "Surely I will go down to Sheol in mourning for my son." So his father wept for him.

The Dead » Places of burial of » Sepulchres

2 Chronicles 16:14

They buried him in his own tomb which he had cut out for himself in the city of David, and they laid him in the resting place which he had filled with spices of various kinds blended by the perfumers' art; and they made a very great fire for him.

Deuteronomy 34:6

And He buried him in the valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth-peor; but no man knows his burial place to this day.

Matthew 27:60

and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the entrance of the tomb and went away.

Genesis 23:6

"Hear us, my lord, you are a mighty prince among us; bury your dead in the choicest of our graves; none of us will refuse you his grave for burying your dead."

2 Kings 9:28

Then his servants carried him in a chariot to Jerusalem and buried him in his grave with his fathers in the city of David.

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1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. read more.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

John 11:1-44

Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was the Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. So the sisters sent word to Him, saying, "Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick." read more.
But when Jesus heard this, He said, "This sickness is not to end in death, but for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by it." Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when He heard that he was sick, He then stayed two days longer in the place where He was. Then after this He said to the disciples, "Let us go to Judea again." The disciples said to Him, "Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone You, and are You going there again?" Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. "But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him." This He said, and after that He said to them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I go, so that I may awaken him out of sleep." The disciples then said to Him, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover." Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that He was speaking of literal sleep. So Jesus then said to them plainly, "Lazarus is dead, and I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, so that you may believe; but let us go to him." Therefore Thomas, who is called Didymus, said to his fellow disciples, "Let us also go, so that we may die with Him." So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days. Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off; and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, to console them concerning their brother. Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet Him, but Mary stayed at the house. Martha then said to Jesus, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. "Even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You." Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again." Martha said to Him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day." Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?" She said to Him, "Yes, Lord; I have believed that You are the Christ, the Son of God, even He who comes into the world." When she had said this, she went away and called Mary her sister, saying secretly, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you." And when she heard it, she got up quickly and was coming to Him. Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha met Him. Then the Jews who were with her in the house, and consoling her, when they saw that Mary got up quickly and went out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there. Therefore, when Mary came where Jesus was, she saw Him, and fell at His feet, saying to Him, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died." When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, He was deeply moved in spirit and was troubled, and said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to Him, "Lord, come and see." Jesus wept. So the Jews were saying, "See how He loved him!" But some of them said, "Could not this man, who opened the eyes of the blind man, have kept this man also from dying?" So Jesus, again being deeply moved within, came to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone was lying against it. Jesus said, "Remove the stone." Martha, the sister of the deceased, said to Him, "Lord, by this time there will be a stench, for he has been dead four days." Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?" So they removed the stone Then Jesus raised His eyes, and said, "Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. "I knew that You always hear Me; but because of the people standing around I said it, so that they may believe that You sent Me." When He had said these things, He cried out with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth." The man who had died came forth, bound hand and foot with wrappings, and his face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."

Mark 16:1-14

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him. Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. They were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?" read more.
Looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large. Entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him. "But go, tell His disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see Him, just as He told you.'" They went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had gripped them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid. [Now after He had risen early on the first day of the week, He first appeared to Mary Magdalene, from whom He had cast out seven demons. She went and reported to those who had been with Him, while they were mourning and weeping. When they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they refused to believe it. After that, He appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking along on their way to the country. They went away and reported it to the others, but they did not believe them either. Afterward He appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen.

Luke 24:1-46

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. read more.
While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling clothing; and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living One among the dead? "He is not here, but He has risen Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again." And they remembered His words, and returned from the tomb and reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. Now they were Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James; also the other women with them were telling these things to the apostles. But these words appeared to them as nonsense, and they would not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings only; and he went away to his home, marveling at what had happened. And behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem. And they were talking with each other about all these things which had taken place. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus Himself approached and began traveling with them. But their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him. And He said to them, "What are these words that you are exchanging with one another as you are walking?" And they stood still, looking sad. One of them, named Cleopas, answered and said to Him, "Are You the only one visiting Jerusalem and unaware of the things which have happened here in these days?" And He said to them, "What things?" And they said to Him, "The things about Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word in the sight of God and all the people, and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to the sentence of death, and crucified Him. "But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, it is the third day since these things happened. "But also some women among us amazed us. When they were at the tomb early in the morning, and did not find His body, they came, saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said that He was alive. "Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just exactly as the women also had said; but Him they did not see." And He said to them, "O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! "Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?" Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures. And they approached the village where they were going, and He acted as though He were going farther. But they urged Him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is getting toward evening, and the day is now nearly over." So He went in to stay with them. When He had reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it, He began giving it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight. They said to one another, "Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?" And they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found gathered together the eleven and those who were with them, saying, "The Lord has really risen and has appeared to Simon." They began to relate their experiences on the road and how He was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread. While they were telling these things, He Himself stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be to you." But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit. And He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? "See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have." And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. While they still could not believe it because of their joy and amazement, He said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?" They gave Him a piece of a broiled fish; and He took it and ate it before them. Now He said to them, "These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled." Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and He said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day,

The Dead » Mourning for » Hired mourners

Amos 5:16

Therefore thus says the LORD God of hosts, the Lord, "There is wailing in all the plazas, And in all the streets they say, 'Alas! Alas!' They also call the farmer to mourning And professional mourners to lamentation.

Ecclesiastes 12:5

Furthermore, men are afraid of a high place and of terrors on the road; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags himself along, and the caperberry is ineffective. For man goes to his eternal home while mourners go about in the street.

2 Chronicles 35:25

Then Jeremiah chanted a lament for Josiah. And all the male and female singers speak about Josiah in their lamentations to this day. And they made them an ordinance in Israel; behold, they are also written in the Lamentations.

Jeremiah 9:17

Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Consider and call for the mourning women, that they may come; And send for the wailing women, that they may come!

Matthew 9:23

When Jesus came into the official's house, and saw the flute-players and the crowd in noisy disorder,

The Dead » Mourning for » General references to

2 Samuel 3:31

Then David said to Joab and to all the people who were with him, "Tear your clothes and gird on sackcloth and lament before Abner." And King David walked behind the bier.

Genesis 50:3

Now forty days were required for it, for such is the period required for embalming. And the Egyptians wept for him seventy days.

Numbers 20:29

When all the congregation saw that Aaron had died, all the house of Israel wept for Aaron thirty days.

Deuteronomy 34:8

So the sons of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days; then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses came to an end.

2 Samuel 1:12

They mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and his son Jonathan and for the people of the LORD and the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword.

The Dead » Preparation of, for burial » Embalming

2 Chronicles 16:14

They buried him in his own tomb which he had cut out for himself in the city of David, and they laid him in the resting place which he had filled with spices of various kinds blended by the perfumers' art; and they made a very great fire for him.

Genesis 50:26

So Joseph died at the age of one hundred and ten years; and he was embalmed and placed in a coffin in Egypt.

John 19:40

So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews.

Genesis 50:2

Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel.

The Dead » Embalming

2 Chronicles 16:14

They buried him in his own tomb which he had cut out for himself in the city of David, and they laid him in the resting place which he had filled with spices of various kinds blended by the perfumers' art; and they made a very great fire for him.

Genesis 50:26

So Joseph died at the age of one hundred and ten years; and he was embalmed and placed in a coffin in Egypt.

John 19:40

So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews.

Genesis 50:2

Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel.

The Dead » Preparation of, for burial » Grave-clothes

John 11:44

The man who had died came forth, bound hand and foot with wrappings, and his face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."

John 19:40

So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews.

Matthew 27:59

And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

John 20:7

and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself.

Acts 5:6

The young men got up and covered him up, and after carrying him out, they buried him.

The Dead » Instances of, restored by Christ, &c

Matthew 9:25

But when the crowd had been sent out, He entered and took her by the hand, and the girl got up.

John 11:44

The man who had died came forth, bound hand and foot with wrappings, and his face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."

Luke 7:15

The dead man sat up and began to speak. And Jesus gave him back to his mother.

Acts 9:40

But Peter sent them all out and knelt down and prayed, and turning to the body, he said, "Tabitha, arise." And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

Acts 20:12

They took away the boy alive, and were greatly comforted.

The Dead » Grave-clothes

John 11:44

The man who had died came forth, bound hand and foot with wrappings, and his face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."

John 19:40

So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews.

Matthew 27:59

And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

John 20:7

and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself.

Acts 5:6

The young men got up and covered him up, and after carrying him out, they buried him.

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Very great

John 11:33

When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, He was deeply moved in spirit and was troubled,

Genesis 27:35

And he said, "Your brother came deceitfully and has taken away your blessing."

Matthew 2:18

"A VOICE WAS HEARD IN RAMAH, WEEPING AND GREAT MOURNING, RACHEL WEEPING FOR HER CHILDREN; AND SHE REFUSED TO BE COMFORTED, BECAUSE THEY WERE NO MORE."

The Dead » Preparation of, for burial » Cremation

1 Samuel 31:12

all the valiant men rose and walked all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan, and they came to Jabesh and burned them there.

Joshua 7:25

Joshua said, "Why have you troubled us? The LORD will trouble you this day." And all Israel stoned them with stones; and they burned them with fire after they had stoned them with stones.

2 Kings 23:20

All the priests of the high places who were there he slaughtered on the altars and burned human bones on them; then he returned to Jerusalem.

Amos 6:10

Then one's uncle, or his undertaker, will lift him up to carry out his bones from the house, and he will say to the one who is in the innermost part of the house, "Is anyone else with you?" And that one will say, "No one " Then he will answer, "Keep quiet For the name of the LORD is not to be mentioned."

The Dead » Illustrative of » Man's state by nature

2 Corinthians 5:4

For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life.

Ephesians 2:5

even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

The Dead » Terms used to express » Carcases

1 Kings 13:24

Now when he had gone, a lion met him on the way and killed him, and his body was thrown on the road, with the donkey standing beside it; the lion also was standing beside the body.

Numbers 14:29

your corpses will fall in this wilderness, even all your numbered men, according to your complete number from twenty years old and upward, who have grumbled against Me.

Numbers 14:32-33

'But as for you, your corpses will fall in this wilderness. 'Your sons shall be shepherds for forty years in the wilderness, and they will suffer for your unfaithfulness, until your corpses lie in the wilderness.

The Dead » Instances of, restored to life before Christ

2 Kings 13:21

As they were burying a man, behold, they saw a marauding band; and they cast the man into the grave of Elisha. And when the man touched the bones of Elisha he revived and stood up on his feet.

1 Kings 17:22

The LORD heard the voice of Elijah, and the life of the child returned to him and he revived.

2 Kings 4:34-36

And he went up and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth and his eyes on his eyes and his hands on his hands, and he stretched himself on him; and the flesh of the child became warm. Then he returned and walked in the house once back and forth, and went up and stretched himself on him; and the lad sneezed seven times and the lad opened his eyes. He called Gehazi and said, "Call this Shunammite." So he called her. And when she came in to him, he said, "Take up your son."

The Dead » Touching of, caused uncleanness

Numbers 19:16

'Also, anyone who in the open field touches one who has been slain with a sword or who has died naturally, or a human bone or a grave, shall be unclean for seven days.

Numbers 19:13

'Anyone who touches a corpse, the body of a man who has died, and does not purify himself, defiles the tabernacle of the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from Israel Because the water for impurity was not sprinkled on him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is still on him.

The Dead » Places of burial of » Attachment to the burial places of the fathers

Genesis 49:29

Then he charged them and said to them, "I am about to be gathered to my people; bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,

Genesis 50:25

Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear, saying, "God will surely take care of you, and you shall carry my bones up from here."

Nehemiah 2:3

I said to the king, "Let the king live forever Why should my face not be sad when the city, the place of my fathers' tombs, lies desolate and its gates have been consumed by fire?"

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Lasted many days

Genesis 50:10

When they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, they lamented there with a very great and sorrowful lamentation; and he observed seven days mourning for his father.

Genesis 50:3

Now forty days were required for it, for such is the period required for embalming. And the Egyptians wept for him seventy days.

The Dead » Illustrative of » A state of deep affliction, &c

Isaiah 59:10

We grope along the wall like blind men, We grope like those who have no eyes; We stumble at midday as in the twilight, Among those who are vigorous we are like dead men.

Psalm 143:3

For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead.

Psalm 88:5

Forsaken among the dead, Like the slain who lie in the grave, Whom You remember no more, And they are cut off from Your hand.

The Dead » Illustrative of » Faith without works

James 2:26

For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

The Dead » Preparation of, for burial » General references to

Acts 9:37

And it happened at that time that she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her body, they laid it in an upper room.

Matthew 26:12

"For when she poured this perfume on My body, she did it to prepare Me for burial.

John 11:44

The man who had died came forth, bound hand and foot with wrappings, and his face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."

The Dead » They who have departed this life

Genesis 23:2

Sarah died in Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan; and Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.

Genesis 25:8

Abraham breathed his last and died in a ripe old age, an old man and satisfied with life; and he was gathered to his people.

Job 1:19

and behold, a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people and they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you."

The Dead » General references to

Acts 9:37

And it happened at that time that she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her body, they laid it in an upper room.

Matthew 26:12

"For when she poured this perfume on My body, she did it to prepare Me for burial.

John 11:44

The man who had died came forth, bound hand and foot with wrappings, and his face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."

The Dead » Illustrative of » Freedom from the power of sin

Romans 6:8

Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,

The Dead » Heathenish expressions of grief for, forbidden

Deuteronomy 14:1-2

"You are the sons of the LORD your God; you shall not cut yourselves nor shave your forehead for the sake of the dead. "For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

The Dead » Even bones of, caused uncleanness

Numbers 19:16

'Also, anyone who in the open field touches one who has been slain with a sword or who has died naturally, or a human bone or a grave, shall be unclean for seven days.

2 Chronicles 34:5

Then he burned the bones of the priests on their altars and purged Judah and Jerusalem.

The Dead » A priest not to mourn for, except when near of kin

Leviticus 21:1-3

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: 'No one shall defile himself for a dead person among his people, except for his relatives who are nearest to him, his mother and his father and his son and his daughter and his brother, also for his virgin sister, who is near to him because she has had no husband; for her he may defile himself.

Ezekiel 44:25

"They shall not go to a dead person to defile themselves; however, for father, for mother, for son, for daughter, for brother, or for a sister who has not had a husband, they may defile themselves.

The Dead » Characterized by » Being incapable of motion

Matthew 28:4

The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men.

The Dead » Return not to this life

Job 14:10

"But man dies and lies prostrate Man expires, and where is he?

Job 14:14

"If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my struggle I will wait Until my change comes.

The Dead » Too soon forgotten

Psalm 31:12

I am forgotten as a dead man, out of mind; I am like a broken vessel.

Ecclesiastes 9:5

For the living know they will die; but the dead do not know anything, nor have they any longer a reward, for their memory is forgotten.

The Dead » Preparation of, for burial » Burial ceremonies

Genesis 50:10

When they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, they lamented there with a very great and sorrowful lamentation; and he observed seven days mourning for his father.

Jeremiah 34:5

'You will die in peace; and as spices were burned for your fathers, the former kings who were before you, so they will burn spices for you; and they will lament for you, "Alas, lord!"' For I have spoken the word," declares the LORD.

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Testified by rending the garments

2 Samuel 3:31

Then David said to Joab and to all the people who were with him, "Tear your clothes and gird on sackcloth and lament before Abner." And King David walked behind the bier.

The Dead » Mourning for, often » With plaintive music

Jeremiah 48:36

"Therefore My heart wails for Moab like flutes; My heart also wails like flutes for the men of Kir-heres Therefore they have lost the abundance it produced.

Matthew 9:23

When Jesus came into the official's house, and saw the flute-players and the crowd in noisy disorder,

The Dead » Uncleanness contracted from, removed by the water separation

Numbers 19:18

'A clean person shall take hyssop and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it on the tent and on all the furnishings and on the persons who were there, and on the one who touched the bone or the one slain or the one dying naturally or the grave.

Numbers 19:12

'That one shall purify himself from uncleanness with the water on the third day and on the seventh day, and then he will be clean; but if he does not purify himself on the third day and on the seventh day, he will not be clean.

The Dead » Terms used to express » Deceased

Isaiah 26:14

The dead will not live, the departed spirits will not rise; Therefore You have punished and destroyed them, And You have wiped out all remembrance of them.

Matthew 22:25

"Now there were seven brothers with us; and the first married and died, and having no children left his wife to his brother;

The Dead » Illustrative of » Impotence

Genesis 20:3

But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is married."

Romans 4:19

Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah's womb;

The Dead » Terms used to express » Corpses

2 Kings 19:35

Then it happened that night that the angel of the LORD went out and struck 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians; and when men rose early in the morning, behold, all of them were dead.

Nahum 3:3

Horsemen charging, Swords flashing, spears gleaming, Many slain, a mass of corpses, And countless dead bodies-- They stumble over the dead bodies!

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Loud and clamorous

Jeremiah 16:6

"Both great men and small will die in this land; they will not be buried, they will not be lamented, nor will anyone gash himself or shave his head for them.

Mark 5:38

They came to the house of the synagogue official; and He saw a commotion, and people loudly weeping and wailing.

The Dead » The jews looked for a resurrection from

The Dead » High priest in no case to mourn for

Leviticus 21:10-11

'The priest who is the highest among his brothers, on whose head the anointing oil has been poured and who has been consecrated to wear the garments, shall not uncover his head nor tear his clothes; nor shall he approach any dead person, nor defile himself even for his father or his mother;

The Dead » Idolaters » Consecrated part of their crops to

Deuteronomy 26:14

'I have not eaten of it while mourning, nor have I removed any of it while I was unclean, nor offered any of it to the dead. I have listened to the voice of the LORD my God; I have done according to all that You have commanded me.

The Dead » All offerings to, forbidden

Deuteronomy 26:14

'I have not eaten of it while mourning, nor have I removed any of it while I was unclean, nor offered any of it to the dead. I have listened to the voice of the LORD my God; I have done according to all that You have commanded me.

The Dead » Mourning for, often » By hired mourners

Jeremiah 9:17-18

Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Consider and call for the mourning women, that they may come; And send for the wailing women, that they may come! "Let them make haste and take up a wailing for us, That our eyes may shed tears And our eyelids flow with water.

The Dead » Characterized by » Ignorance of all human affairs

Ecclesiastes 9:5

For the living know they will die; but the dead do not know anything, nor have they any longer a reward, for their memory is forgotten.

The Dead » Characterized by » Absence of all human passions

Ecclesiastes 9:6

Indeed their love, their hate and their zeal have already perished, and they will no longer have a share in all that is done under the sun.

The Dead » In a house rendered it unclean

Numbers 19:14-15

'This is the law when a man dies in a tent: everyone who comes into the tent and everyone who is in the tent shall be unclean for seven days. 'Every open vessel, which has no covering tied down on it, shall be unclean.

The Dead » Idolaters » Invoked and consulted

1 Samuel 28:7-8

Then Saul said to his servants, "Seek for me a woman who is a medium, that I may go to her and inquire of her." And his servants said to him, "Behold, there is a woman who is a medium at En-dor." Then Saul disguised himself by putting on other clothes, and went, he and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night; and he said, "Conjure up for me, please, and bring up for me whom I shall name to you."

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Testified by change of apparel

2 Samuel 14:2

So Joab sent to Tekoa and brought a wise woman from there and said to her, "Please pretend to be a mourner, and put on mourning garments now, and do not anoint yourself with oil, but be like a woman who has been mourning for the dead many days;

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Testified by covering the head

2 Samuel 19:4

The king covered his face and cried out with a loud voice, "O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!"

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Testified by tearing the hair

Jeremiah 16:7

"Men will not break bread in mourning for them, to comfort anyone for the dead, nor give them a cup of consolation to drink for anyone's father or mother.

The Dead » Idolaters » Tore themselves for

Jeremiah 16:7

"Men will not break bread in mourning for them, to comfort anyone for the dead, nor give them a cup of consolation to drink for anyone's father or mother.

The Dead » Nazarites not to touch or mourn for

Numbers 6:6-7

'All the days of his separation to the LORD he shall not go near to a dead person. 'He shall not make himself unclean for his father or for his mother, for his brother or for his sister, when they die, because his separation to God is on his head.

The Dead » Terms used to express » Those who are not

Matthew 2:18

"A VOICE WAS HEARD IN RAMAH, WEEPING AND GREAT MOURNING, RACHEL WEEPING FOR HER CHILDREN; AND SHE REFUSED TO BE COMFORTED, BECAUSE THEY WERE NO MORE."

The Dead » Characterized by » Inability to glorify God

Psalm 115:17

The dead do not praise the LORD, Nor do any who go down into silence;

The Dead » Idolaters » Offered sacrifices for

Psalm 106:28

They joined themselves also to Baal-peor, And ate sacrifices offered to the dead.

The Dead » Eyes of, closed by nearest of kin

Genesis 46:4

"I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will close your eyes."

The Dead » Illustrative of » Diviners, &c

Isaiah 8:19

When they say to you, "Consult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter," should not a people consult their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living?

The Dead » Defiled » Camp » Removed

Numbers 5:2

"Command the sons of Israel that they send away from the camp every leper and everyone having a discharge and everyone who is unclean because of a dead person.

The Dead » Characterized by » Being without the spirit

James 2:26

For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

The Dead » Illustrative of » Freedom from the law

The Dead » Were wrapped in lined with spices

John 19:40

So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews.

The Dead » Were washed and laid out

Acts 9:37

And it happened at that time that she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her body, they laid it in an upper room.

The Dead » Regard often shown to the memory of

Ruth 1:8

And Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, "Go, return each of you to her mother's house. May the LORD deal kindly with you as you have dealt with the dead and with me.

death » The Dead

Psalm 115:17

The dead do not praise the LORD, Nor do any who go down into silence;

Ecclesiastes 9:5-6

For the living know they will die; but the dead do not know anything, nor have they any longer a reward, for their memory is forgotten. Indeed their love, their hate and their zeal have already perished, and they will no longer have a share in all that is done under the sun.

Isaiah 38:18

"For Sheol cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.

More verses: 1 Corinthians 15:50-52


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