Dead bodies

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2 Samuel 21:12-14

And David went and took the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son from the men of Jabesh-gilead, who had stolen them from the street of Beth-shan, where the Philistines had hung them up when the Philistines had slain Saul in Gilboa. He brought from there the bones of Saul and of Jonathan his son, and they gathered the bones of those who were hung up. And the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son they buried in the country of Benjamin in Zelah in the tomb of Kish, [Saul's] father, and they did all that the king commanded. And after that, God heard and answered when His people prayed for the land.

Deuteronomy 28:26

And your dead body shall be food for all the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and there shall be no one to frighten them away.

Jeremiah 16:4

They shall die of deadly diseases. They shall not be lamented, nor shall they be buried, but they shall be like dung upon the face of the ground. They shall perish and be consumed by the sword and by famine, and their dead bodies shall be food for the fowls of the air and for the beasts of the earth.

Leviticus 21:11

Neither shall he go in where any dead body lies nor defile himself [by doing so, even] for his father or for his mother;

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2 Corinthians 4:10

Always carrying about in the body the liability and exposure to the same putting to death that the Lord Jesus suffered, so that the [ resurrection] life of Jesus also may be shown forth by and in our bodies.

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Numbers 9:6-10

And there were certain men who were defiled by touching the dead body of a man, so they could not keep the Passover on that day; and they came before Moses and Aaron on that day. Those men said to [Moses], We are defiled by touching the dead body. Why are we prevented from offering the Lord's offering at its appointed time among the Israelites? And Moses said to them, Stand still, and I will hear what the Lord will command concerning you.read more.
And the Lord said to Moses, Say to the Israelites, If any man of you or of your posterity shall be unclean by reason of touching a dead body or is far off on a journey, still he shall keep the Passover to the Lord.

Numbers 19:16

And whoever in the open field touches one who is slain with a sword, or a dead body, or a bone of a dead man, or a grave, shall be unclean for seven days.

Mark 5:41

Gripping her [firmly] by the hand, He said to her, Talitha cumi -- "which translated is, Little girl, I say to you, arise [ from the sleep of death]!

Luke 8:54

And grasping her hand, He called, saying, Child, arise [ from the sleep of death]!

Mark 9:26-27

And after giving a [hoarse, clamoring, fear-stricken] shriek of anguish and convulsing him terribly, it came out; and the boy lay [pale and motionless] like a corpse, so that many of them said, He is dead. But Jesus took [ a strong grip of] his hand and began lifting him up, and he stood.

Luke 7:14

And He went forward and touched the funeral bier, and the pallbearers stood still. And He said, Young man, I say to you, arise [ from death]!

John 11:39

Jesus said, Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of the dead man, exclaimed, But Lord, by this time he [is decaying and] throws off an offensive odor, for he has been dead four days!

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Deuteronomy 21:23

His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but you shall surely bury him on the same day, for a hanged man is accursed by God. Thus you shall not defile your land which the Lord your God gives you for an inheritance.

Leviticus 21:11

Neither shall he go in where any dead body lies nor defile himself [by doing so, even] for his father or for his mother;

Numbers 6:6

All the days that he separates himself to the Lord he shall not go near a dead body.

Numbers 9:6

And there were certain men who were defiled by touching the dead body of a man, so they could not keep the Passover on that day; and they came before Moses and Aaron on that day.

More verses: Haggai 2:13

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Deuteronomy 10:6

(The Israelites journeyed from the wells of the sons of Jaakan to Moserah. There Aaron died, and there he was buried, and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest's office in his stead.

Deuteronomy 34:6

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

1 Kings 11:15

For when David was in Edom, and Joab the commander of Israel's army went up to bury the slain, he slew every male in Edom.

Acts 8:2

[A party of] devout men with others helped to carry out and bury Stephen and made great lamentation over him.

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Deuteronomy 28:26

And your dead body shall be food for all the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and there shall be no one to frighten them away.

Jeremiah 16:4

They shall die of deadly diseases. They shall not be lamented, nor shall they be buried, but they shall be like dung upon the face of the ground. They shall perish and be consumed by the sword and by famine, and their dead bodies shall be food for the fowls of the air and for the beasts of the earth.

Ecclesiastes 6:3

If a man begets a hundred children and lives many years so that the days of his years are many, but his life is not filled with good, and also he is given no burial [honors nor is laid to rest in the sepulcher of his fathers], I say that [he who had] an untimely birth [resulting in death] is better off than he,

Psalm 79:2

The dead bodies of Your servants they have given as food to the birds of the heavens, the flesh of Your saints to the beasts of the earth.

Isaiah 14:19

But you are cast away from your tomb like a loathed growth or premature birth or an abominable branch [of the family] and like the raiment of the slain; and you are clothed with the slain, those thrust through with the sword, who go down to the stones of the pit [into which carcasses are thrown], like a dead body trodden underfoot.