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Isaiah 10:27

On that day
his burden will fall from your shoulders,
and his yoke from your neck.
The yoke will be broken because of fatness.

Zechariah 4:14

“These are the two anointed ones,” he said, “who stand by the Lord of the whole earth.”

Exodus 28:41

Put these on your brother Aaron and his sons; then anoint, ordain, and consecrate them, so that they may serve Me as priests.

1 Samuel 16:13

So Samuel took the horn of oil, anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and the Spirit of the Lord took control of David from that day forward. Then Samuel set out and went to Ramah.

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Anointing » Examples of persons anointed in consecration

1 Kings 19:16

You are to anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel and Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel-meholah as prophet in your place.

Leviticus 8:30

Then Moses took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood that was on the altar and sprinkled them on Aaron and his garments, as well as on his sons and their garments. In this way he consecrated Aaron and his garments, as well as his sons and their garments.

1 Samuel 10:1

Samuel took the flask of oil, poured it out on Saul’s head, kissed him, and said, “Hasn’t the Lord anointed you ruler over His inheritance?

1 Samuel 16:13

So Samuel took the horn of oil, anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and the Spirit of the Lord took control of David from that day forward. Then Samuel set out and went to Ramah.

1 Kings 1:39

Zadok the priest took the horn of oil from the tabernacle and anointed Solomon. Then they blew the ram’s horn, and all the people proclaimed, “Long live King Solomon!”

Anointing » Of the body

Deuteronomy 28:40

You will have olive trees throughout your territory but not anoint yourself with oil, because your olives will drop off.

Ruth 3:3

Wash, put on perfumed oil, and wear your best clothes. Go down to the threshing floor, but don’t let the man know you are there until he has finished eating and drinking.

Esther 2:12

During the year before each young woman’s turn to go to King Ahasuerus, the harem regulation required her to receive beauty treatments with oil of myrrh for six months and then with perfumes and cosmetics for another six months.

Anointing » Of objects set apart for sacred uses

Exodus 40:10

Anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils; consecrate the altar so that it will be especially holy.

Exodus 29:36

Sacrifice a bull as a sin offering each day for atonement. Purify the altar when you make atonement for it, and anoint it in order to consecrate it.

Exodus 30:26

“With it you are to anoint the tent of meeting, the ark of the testimony,

Leviticus 8:11

He sprinkled some of the oil on the altar seven times, anointing the altar with all its utensils, and the basin with its stand, to consecrate them.

Numbers 7:1

On the day Moses finished setting up the tabernacle, he anointed and consecrated it and all its furnishings, along with the altar and all its utensils. After he anointed and consecrated these things,

Anointing » Figurative » Of Christ's kingly and priestly office

Psalm 89:20

I have found David My servant;
I have anointed him with My sacred oil.

Daniel 9:24

Seventy weeks are decreed
about your people and your holy city—
to bring the rebellion to an end,
to put a stop to sin,
to wipe away iniquity,
to bring in everlasting righteousness,
to seal up vision and prophecy,
and to anoint the most holy place.

Anointing » God the father anointing jesus Christ

Isaiah 61:1-3

The Spirit of the Lord God is on Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and freedom to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of our God's vengeance; to comfort all who mourn, to provide for those who mourn in Zion; to give them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, festive oil instead of mourning, and splendid clothes instead of despair. And they will be called righteous trees, planted by the Lord, to glorify Him.

Luke 4:14-19

Then Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about Him spread throughout the entire vicinity. He was teaching in their synagogues, being acclaimed by everyone. He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. As usual, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up to read. read more.
The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to Him, and unrolling the scroll, He found the place where it was written: The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim freedom to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.

Acts 4:24-27

When they heard this, they raised their voices to God unanimously and said, "Master, You are the One who made the heaven, the earth, and the sea, and everything in them. You said through the Holy Spirit, by the mouth of our father David Your servant: Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples plot futile things? The kings of the earth took their stand, and the rulers assembled together against the Lord and against His Messiah. read more.
"For, in fact, in this city both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, assembled together against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed,

Acts 10:37-38

You know the events that took place throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John preached: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and curing all who were under the tyranny of the Devil, because God was with Him.

Hebrews 1:8-9

but about the Son: Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of justice. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; this is why God, Your God, has anointed You, rather than Your companions, with the oil of joy.

Anointing » General references to application of oil to the body

Ruth 3:3

Wash, put on perfumed oil, and wear your best clothes. Go down to the threshing floor, but don’t let the man know you are there until he has finished eating and drinking.

Isaiah 57:9

You went to the king with oil
and multiplied your perfumes;
you sent your couriers far away
and sent them down even to Sheol.

Amos 6:6

They drink wine by the bowlful
and anoint themselves with the finest oils
but do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.

Anointing » Application of oil as a remedy

Isaiah 1:6

From the sole of the foot even to the head,
no spot is uninjured
wounds, welts, and festering sores
not cleansed, bandaged,
or soothed with oil.

Luke 10:34

He went over to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on olive oil and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

Anointing » In consecration » Of high priests

Exodus 29:29

“The holy garments that belong to Aaron are to belong to his sons after him, so that they can be anointed and ordained in them.

Exodus 40:13

Clothe Aaron with the holy garments, anoint him, and consecrate him, so that he can serve Me as a priest.

Leviticus 6:20

“This is the offering that Aaron and his sons must present to the Lord on the day that he is anointed: two quarts of fine flour as a regular grain offering, half of it in the morning and half in the evening.

Anointing » The anointed of the lord

1 Samuel 2:10

Those who oppose the Lord will be shattered;
He will thunder in the heavens against them.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth.
He will give power to His king;
He will lift up the horn of His anointed.

2 Samuel 22:50-51

Therefore I will praise You, Lord, among the nations; I will sing about Your name. He is a tower of salvation for His king; He shows loyalty to His anointed, to David and his descendants forever.

Psalm 20:6-7

Now I know that the Lord gives victory to His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with mighty victories from His right hand. Some take pride in a chariot, and others in horses, but we take pride in the name of the Lord our God.

Psalm 28:7-8

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart rejoices, and I praise Him with my song. The Lord is the strength of His people; He is a stronghold of salvation for His anointed.

Anointing » In consecration » David

2 Samuel 19:21

Abishai son of Zeruiah asked, “Shouldn’t Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed the Lord’s anointed?”

1 Samuel 16:3

Then invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will let you know what you are to do. You are to anoint for Me the one I indicate to you.”

1 Samuel 16:12-13

So Jesse sent for him. He had beautiful eyes and a healthy, handsome appearance. Then the Lord said, "Anoint him, for he is the one." So Samuel took the horn of oil, anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and the Spirit of the Lord took control of David from that day forward. Then Samuel set out and went to Ramah.

2 Samuel 2:4

Then the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. They told David: “It was the men of Jabesh-gilead who buried Saul.”

2 Samuel 5:3

So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron. King David made a covenant with them at Hebron in the Lord’s presence, and they anointed David king over Israel.

Anointing » Ointment for » Most expensive

Amos 6:6

They drink wine by the bowlful
and anoint themselves with the finest oils
but do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.

2 Kings 20:13

Hezekiah gave them a hearing and showed them his whole treasure house—the silver, the gold, the spices, and the precious oil—and his armory, and everything that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his palace and in all his realm that Hezekiah did not show them.

John 12:3

Then Mary took a pound of fragrant oil—pure and expensive nard—anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped His feet with her hair. So the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.

John 12:5

“Why wasn’t this fragrant oil sold for 300 denarii and given to the poor?”

Anointing » Of the sick

Isaiah 1:6

From the sole of the foot even to the head,
no spot is uninjured
wounds, welts, and festering sores
not cleansed, bandaged,
or soothed with oil.

Luke 10:34

He went over to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on olive oil and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

Anointing » In consecration » of priests

Numbers 3:3

These are the names of Aaron’s sons, the anointed priests, who were ordained to serve as priests.

Leviticus 8:30

Then Moses took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood that was on the altar and sprinkled them on Aaron and his garments, as well as on his sons and their garments. In this way he consecrated Aaron and his garments, as well as his sons and their garments.

Exodus 28:41

Put these on your brother Aaron and his sons; then anoint, ordain, and consecrate them, so that they may serve Me as priests.

Exodus 40:15

Anoint them just as you anointed their father, so that they may also serve Me as priests. Their anointing will serve to inaugurate a permanent priesthood for them throughout their generations.”

More verses: Leviticus 4:3

Anointing » Figurative

2 Corinthians 1:21

Now it is God who strengthens us, with you, in Christ and has anointed us.

Anointing » Typified

1 Kings 19:16

You are to anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel and Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel-meholah as prophet in your place.

1 Samuel 16:13

So Samuel took the horn of oil, anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and the Spirit of the Lord took control of David from that day forward. Then Samuel set out and went to Ramah.

Exodus 40:13-15

Clothe Aaron with the holy garments, anoint him, and consecrate him, so that he can serve Me as a priest. Have his sons come forward and clothe them in tunics. Anoint them just as you anointed their father, so that they may also serve Me as priests. Their anointing will serve to inaugurate a permanent priesthood for them throughout their generations."

Anointing » Neglected in times of affliction

2 Samuel 12:20

Then David got up from the ground. He washed, anointed himself, changed his clothes, went to the Lord’s house, and worshiped. Then he went home and requested something to eat. So they served him food, and he ate.

Daniel 10:3

I didn’t eat any rich food, no meat or wine entered my mouth, and I didn’t put any oil on my body until the three weeks were over.

2 Samuel 14:2

So Joab sent someone to Tekoa to bring a clever woman from there. He told her, “Pretend to be in mourning: dress in mourning clothes and don’t put on any oil. Act like a woman who has been mourning for the dead for a long time.

Anointing » In consecration » Vessels of

Leviticus 8:10-11

Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and everything in it to consecrate them. He sprinkled some of the oil on the altar seven times, anointing the altar with all its utensils, and the basin with its stand, to consecrate them.

Numbers 7:1

On the day Moses finished setting up the tabernacle, he anointed and consecrated it and all its furnishings, along with the altar and all its utensils. After he anointed and consecrated these things,

Exodus 30:27-28

the table with all its utensils, the lampstand with its utensils, the altar of incense, the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the basin with its stand.

Exodus 40:9-10

"Take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle and everything in it; consecrate it along with all its furnishings so that it will be holy. Anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils; consecrate the altar so that it will be especially holy.

Anointing » Was used for » Preparing the dead for burial

Matthew 26:12

By pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she has prepared Me for burial.

Mark 16:1

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so they could go and anoint Him.

Luke 23:56

Then they returned and prepared spices and perfumes. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.

Anointing » In consecration » Altars of

Exodus 30:26-28

"With it you are to anoint the tent of meeting, the ark of the testimony, the table with all its utensils, the lampstand with its utensils, the altar of incense, the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the basin with its stand.

Exodus 40:10

Anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils; consecrate the altar so that it will be especially holy.

Leviticus 8:11

He sprinkled some of the oil on the altar seven times, anointing the altar with all its utensils, and the basin with its stand, to consecrate them.

Numbers 7:1

On the day Moses finished setting up the tabernacle, he anointed and consecrated it and all its furnishings, along with the altar and all its utensils. After he anointed and consecrated these things,

Anointing » Omitted in mourning

2 Samuel 12:20

Then David got up from the ground. He washed, anointed himself, changed his clothes, went to the Lord’s house, and worshiped. Then he went home and requested something to eat. So they served him food, and he ate.

Daniel 10:3

I didn’t eat any rich food, no meat or wine entered my mouth, and I didn’t put any oil on my body until the three weeks were over.

2 Samuel 14:2

So Joab sent someone to Tekoa to bring a clever woman from there. He told her, “Pretend to be in mourning: dress in mourning clothes and don’t put on any oil. Act like a woman who has been mourning for the dead for a long time.

Anointing » Of the dead

Matthew 26:12

By pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she has prepared Me for burial.

Mark 16:1

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so they could go and anoint Him.

Luke 23:56

Then they returned and prepared spices and perfumes. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.

Mark 14:8

She has done what she could; she has anointed My body in advance for burial.

Anointing » In consecration » Of the tabernacle

Exodus 30:26

“With it you are to anoint the tent of meeting, the ark of the testimony,

Numbers 7:1

On the day Moses finished setting up the tabernacle, he anointed and consecrated it and all its furnishings, along with the altar and all its utensils. After he anointed and consecrated these things,

Exodus 40:9

“Take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and everything in it; consecrate it along with all its furnishings so that it will be holy.

Leviticus 8:10

Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and everything in it to consecrate them.

Anointing » Ointment for » Richly perfumed

Song of Songs 4:10

How delightful your love is, my sister, my bride.
Your love is much better than wine,
and the fragrance of your perfume than any balsam.

John 12:3

Then Mary took a pound of fragrant oil—pure and expensive nard—anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped His feet with her hair. So the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.

Anointing » Ointment for » An article of commerce

Ezekiel 27:17

Judah and the land of Israel were your merchants. They exchanged wheat from Minnith, meal, honey, oil, and balm, for your goods.

Revelation 18:13

cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, and frankincense; wine, olive oil, fine wheat flour, and grain; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and slaves and human lives.

Anointing » Of jesus, as a token of love

John 12:3

Then Mary took a pound of fragrant oil—pure and expensive nard—anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped His feet with her hair. So the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.

Luke 7:37-38

And a woman in the town who was a sinner found out that Jesus was reclining at the table in the Pharisee's house. She brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil and stood behind Him at His feet, weeping, and began to wash His feet with her tears. She wiped His feet with the hair of her head, kissing them and anointing them with the fragrant oil.

Luke 7:46

You didn’t anoint My head with olive oil, but she has anointed My feet with fragrant oil.

John 11:2

Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair, and it was her brother Lazarus who was sick.

Anointing » Deprivation of, threatened as a punishment

Deuteronomy 28:40

You will have olive trees throughout your territory but not anoint yourself with oil, because your olives will drop off.

Micah 6:15

You will sow but not reap;
you will press olives
but not anoint yourself with oil;
and you will tread grapes
but not drink the wine.

Anointing » Of guests

John 12:3

Then Mary took a pound of fragrant oil—pure and expensive nard—anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped His feet with her hair. So the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.

Luke 7:46

You didn’t anoint My head with olive oil, but she has anointed My feet with fragrant oil.

2 Chronicles 28:15

Then the men who were designated by name took charge of the captives and provided clothes for their naked ones from the plunder. They clothed them, gave them sandals, food and drink, dressed their wounds, and provided donkeys for all the feeble. The Israelites brought them to Jericho, the City of Palms, among their brothers. Then they returned to Samaria.

Anointing » Was applied to » The head

Anointing » In consecration » Jehu

1 Kings 19:16

You are to anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel and Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel-meholah as prophet in your place.

2 Kings 9:1-3

The prophet Elisha called one of the sons of the prophets and said, "Tuck your mantle under your belt, take this flask of oil with you, and go to Ramoth-gilead. When you get there, look for Jehu son of Jehoshaphat, son of Nimshi. Go in, get him away from his colleagues, and take him to an inner room. Then, take the flask of oil, pour it on his head, and say, 'This is what the Lord says: "I anoint you king over Israel." ' Open the door and escape. Don't wait."

2 Kings 9:6

So Jehu got up and went into the house. The young prophet poured the oil on his head and said, “This is what the Lord God of Israel says: ‘I anoint you king over the Lord’s people, Israel.

2 Kings 9:12

But they replied, “That’s a lie! Tell us!”So Jehu said, “He talked to me about this and that and said, ‘This is what the Lord says: I anoint you king over Israel.’”

Anointing » Was used for » Purifying the body

Esther 2:12

During the year before each young woman’s turn to go to King Ahasuerus, the harem regulation required her to receive beauty treatments with oil of myrrh for six months and then with perfumes and cosmetics for another six months.

Isaiah 57:9

You went to the king with oil
and multiplied your perfumes;
you sent your couriers far away
and sent them down even to Sheol.

Anointing » God preserves those who receive

Psalm 20:6

Now I know that the Lord gives victory to His anointed;
He will answer him from His holy heaven
with mighty victories from His right hand.

Psalm 89:20-23

I have found David My servant; I have anointed him with My sacred oil. My hand will always be with him, and My arm will strengthen him. The enemy will not afflict him; no wicked man will oppress him. read more.
I will crush his foes before him and strike those who hate him.

Anointing » Was used for » The jews very fond of

Amos 6:6

They drink wine by the bowlful
and anoint themselves with the finest oils
but do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.

Anointing » In consecration » Jacob's pillar: at beth-el

Genesis 31:13

I am the God of Bethel, where you poured oil on the stone marker and made a solemn vow to Me. Get up, leave this land, and return to your native land.’”

Genesis 35:14

Jacob set up a marker at the place where He had spoken to him—a stone marker. He poured a drink offering on it and anointed it with oil.

Anointing » Was used for » Healing wounds

Isaiah 1:6

From the sole of the foot even to the head,
no spot is uninjured
wounds, welts, and festering sores
not cleansed, bandaged,
or soothed with oil.

Luke 10:34

He went over to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on olive oil and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

Anointing » Symbolical » Of jesus

Matthew 26:7-12

a woman approached Him with an alabaster jar of very expensive fragrant oil. She poured it on His head as He was reclining at the table. When the disciples saw it, they were indignant. "Why this waste?" they asked. "This might have been sold for a great deal and given to the poor." read more.
But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a noble thing for Me. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me. By pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she has prepared Me for burial.

John 12:3-7

Then Mary took a pound of fragrant oil-pure and expensive nard-anointed Jesus' feet, and wiped His feet with her hair. So the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. Then one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot (who was about to betray Him), said, "Why wasn't this fragrant oil sold for 300 denarii and given to the poor?" read more.
He didn't say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief. He was in charge of the money-bag and would steal part of what was put in it. Jesus answered, "Leave her alone; she has kept it for the day of My burial.

Anointing » Was used for » Curing the sick

Anointing » Figurative » Of spiritual gifts

2 Corinthians 1:21

Now it is God who strengthens us, with you, in Christ and has anointed us.

Anointing » In consecration » Joash

2 Kings 11:12

He brought out the king’s son, put the crown on him, gave him the testimony, and made him king. They anointed him and clapped their hands and cried, “Long live the king!”

2 Chronicles 23:11

They brought out the king’s son, put the crown on him, gave him the testimony, and made him king. Jehoiada and his sons anointed him and cried, “Long live the king!”

Anointing » In consecration » saul

1 Samuel 10:1

Samuel took the flask of oil, poured it out on Saul’s head, kissed him, and said, “Hasn’t the Lord anointed you ruler over His inheritance?

1 Samuel 9:16

“At this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin. Anoint him ruler over My people Israel. He will save them from the hand of the Philistines because I have seen the affliction of My people, for their cry has come to Me.”

1 Samuel 15:1

Samuel told Saul, “The Lord sent me to anoint you as king over His people Israel. Now, listen to the words of the Lord.

Anointing » In consecration » Solomon

1 Kings 1:39

Zadok the priest took the horn of oil from the tabernacle and anointed Solomon. Then they blew the ram’s horn, and all the people proclaimed, “Long live King Solomon!”

1 Chronicles 29:22

They ate and drank with great joy in the Lord’s presence that day.

The Enthronement of Solomon

Then, for a second time, they made David’s son Solomon king; they anointed him as the Lord’s ruler, and Zadok as the priest.

Anointing » Was used for » Refreshing the body

2 Chronicles 28:15

Then the men who were designated by name took charge of the captives and provided clothes for their naked ones from the plunder. They clothed them, gave them sandals, food and drink, dressed their wounds, and provided donkeys for all the feeble. The Israelites brought them to Jericho, the City of Palms, among their brothers. Then they returned to Samaria.

Anointing » Saints receive

Anointing » A token of joy

Ecclesiastes 9:7-8

Go, eat your bread with pleasure, and drink your wine with a cheerful heart, for God has already accepted your works. Let your clothes be white all the time, and never let oil be lacking on your head.

Anointing » Ointment for » Prepared by the apothecary

Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies make a perfumer’s oil ferment and stink;
so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.

Anointing » Was applied to » The eyes

Anointing » Why recommended by Christ in times of fasting

Matthew 6:17-18

But when you fast, put oil on your head, and wash your face, so that you don't show your fasting to people but to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Anointing » Who has an unction from the holy one

1 John 2:20-21

But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all have knowledge. I have not written to you because you don't know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie comes from the truth.

Anointing » The anointing of the lord

1 John 2:24-29

What you have heard from the beginning must remain in you. If what you have heard from the beginning remains in you, then you will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise that He Himself made to us: eternal life. I have written these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you. read more.
The anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you don't need anyone to teach you. Instead, His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie; just as it has taught you, remain in Him. So now, little children, remain in Him, so that when He appears we may have boldness and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. If you know that He is righteous, you know this as well: everyone who does what is right has been born of Him.

Anointing » The lord anointing

Psalm 23:5-6

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord as long as I live.

Anointing » Was applied to » Feet

Luke 7:38-39

and stood behind Him at His feet, weeping, and began to wash His feet with her tears. She wiped His feet with the hair of her head, kissing them and anointing them with the fragrant oil. When the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself, "This man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what kind of woman this is who is touching Him-she's a sinner!"

Anointing » Was applied to » The face

Anointing » Was used for » Preparing weapons for war

Isaiah 21:5

Prepare a table, and spread out a carpet!
Eat and drink!
Rise up, you princes, and oil the shields!

Anointing » With oil

Anointing » In consecration » Of prophets

1 Kings 19:16

You are to anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel and Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel-meholah as prophet in your place.

Anointing » In consecration » Jehoahaz

2 Kings 23:30

From Megiddo his servants carried his dead body in a chariot, brought him into Jerusalem, and buried him in his own tomb. Then the common people took Jehoahaz son of Josiah, anointed him, and made him king in place of his father.

Anointing » In consecration » Of kings

Judges 9:8

The trees set out
to anoint a king over themselves.
They said to the olive tree, “Reign over us.”

Judges 9:15

The bramble said to the trees,
“If you really are anointing me
as king over you,
come and find refuge in my shade.
But if not,
may fire come out from the bramble
and consume the cedars of Lebanon.”

Anointing » In consecration » Hazael

1 Kings 19:15

Then the Lord said to him, “Go and return by the way you came to the Wilderness of Damascus. When you arrive, you are to anoint Hazael as king over Aram.

Anointing » Neglect of, to guests, a mark of disrespect

Luke 7:46

You didn’t anoint My head with olive oil, but she has anointed My feet with fragrant oil.

Anointing » With ointment

John 11:2

Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair, and it was her brother Lazarus who was sick.

Anointing » In consecration » Cyrus

Anointing » Was used for » Decorating the person

Ruth 3:3

Wash, put on perfumed oil, and wear your best clothes. Go down to the threshing floor, but don’t let the man know you are there until he has finished eating and drinking.

Dead (people) » Instances of » Anointing

Matthew 26:12

By pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she has prepared Me for burial.

Kings » Ceremonies at inauguration of » Anointing

1 Samuel 10:1

Samuel took the flask of oil, poured it out on Saul’s head, kissed him, and said, “Hasn’t the Lord anointed you ruler over His inheritance?

1 Samuel 16:13

So Samuel took the horn of oil, anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and the Spirit of the Lord took control of David from that day forward. Then Samuel set out and went to Ramah.

Psalm 89:20

I have found David My servant;
I have anointed him with My sacred oil.

Topics on Anointing

Anointing Kings

7;9;8

The trees set out
to anoint a king over themselves.
They said to the olive tree, “Reign over us.”

Anointing Oil

59;5;14

Is anyone among you sick? He should call for the elders of the church, and they should pray over him after anointing him with olive oil in the name of the Lord.

Anointing Oneself

19;104;15

wine that makes man’s heart glad—
making his face shine with oil—
and bread that sustains man’s heart.

Anointing Priests

2;28;41

Put these on your brother Aaron and his sons; then anoint, ordain, and consecrate them, so that they may serve Me as priests.

Anointing Things

1;28;18

Early in the morning Jacob took the stone that was near his head and set it up as a marker. He poured oil on top of it

Anointing With Oil

59;5;14

Is anyone among you sick? He should call for the elders of the church, and they should pray over him after anointing him with olive oil in the name of the Lord.

Anointing, Medical Purpose

42;10;34

He went over to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on olive oil and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

Anointing, Objects

2;40;9-11

“Take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and everything in it; consecrate it along with all its furnishings so that it will be holy.

Anointing, Of Christ

19;45;7

You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of joy
more than your companions.

Anointing, Performed On

13;16;15-17

Remember His covenant forever—
the promise He ordained for a thousand generations,

Anointing, Social Custom

8;3;3

Wash, put on perfumed oil, and wear your best clothes. Go down to the threshing floor, but don’t let the man know you are there until he has finished eating and drinking.

The Act Of Anointing

9;16;13

So Samuel took the horn of oil, anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and the Spirit of the Lord took control of David from that day forward. Then Samuel set out and went to Ramah.

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