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14 Bible Verses about Dead bodies

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2 Samuel 21:12-14

David had Saul's bones and the bones of his son Jonathan removed from the custody of certain men from Jabesh-gilead, who had stolen them from the public square in Beth-shan, where the Philistines had hanged them that is, back on the day when the Philistines had killed Saul on Mount Gilboa. He brought the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan from there along with the bones of those who had been hanged, and they buried Saul's bones and his son Jonathan's bones in the territory of Benjamin in Zela, in the tomb of Saul's father Kish. After they had done everything that the king commanded, God responded to prayers for the land.

Jeremiah 16:4

"They'll die of deadly diseases. People won't mourn for them, nor will they be buried. They'll be dung on the surface of the ground, and they'll come to an end with the sword and with famine. Their dead bodies will be food for the birds of the sky and the animals of the land."

Leviticus 21:11

He is not to come near any dead body whether the deceased is his father or his mother so as not to defile himself.

Numbers 9:6-10

But there were men who couldn't observe the Passover that day because they had come in contact with a corpse. That very day, they approached Moses and Aaron and asked, "Why can't we bring an offering to the LORD at the appointed time among the Israelis, even though we are unclean because we came in contact with a corpse?" "Wait while I hear what the LORD has to say about you," Moses replied.read more.
Then the LORD told Moses, "Instruct the Israelis that when any of you or your descendants becomes unclean due to contact with a corpse, or if he is on a long journey, he nevertheless is to observe the LORD's Passover.

Numbers 19:16

Whoever is out in an open field and touches the body of someone who was killed by a sword, or a dead body, or someone's bones, or a grave, he is to be considered unclean for seven days.

Mark 5:41

He took her by the hand and told her, "Talitha koum," which means, "Young lady, I tell you, get up!"

Luke 8:54

But he took her hand and called out, "Young lady, get up!"

Mark 9:26-27

The spirit screamed, shook the child violently, and came out. The boy was like a corpse, and many said that he was dead. But Jesus took his hand and helped him up, and he stood up.

Luke 7:14

Then he went up and touched the bier, and the men who were carrying it stopped. He said, "Young man, I say to you, get up!"

John 11:39

Jesus said, "Remove the stone." Martha, the dead man's sister, told him, "Lord, there must be a stench by now, because he's been dead for four days."

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dead Bodies » Jewish laws concerning

Deuteronomy 21:23

his body must not remain overnight on the tree. You must bury him that same day, because cursed of God is the one who has been hanged on a tree. Don't defile your land that the LORD is about to give you as your inheritance."

Leviticus 21:11

He is not to come near any dead body whether the deceased is his father or his mother so as not to defile himself.

Numbers 6:6

"During the entire time of his dedication, he is not to come near a dead body.

Numbers 9:6

But there were men who couldn't observe the Passover that day because they had come in contact with a corpse. That very day, they approached Moses and Aaron

More verses: Haggai 2:13

dead Bodies » Burial of

Deuteronomy 10:6

"The Israelis traveled from the wells of the descendants of Jaakan to Moserah. Aaron died, and he was buried there. His son Eleazar succeeded him as priest.

Deuteronomy 34:6

He was buried in the valley opposite Beth Peor, in the land of Moab, but no one knows to this day where his burial place is.

1 Kings 11:15

During David's military campaign against Edom, when his army commander Joab had gone out to bury the dead, he killed every male in Edom.

dead Bodies » Unburied, a mark of disgrace

Jeremiah 16:4

"They'll die of deadly diseases. People won't mourn for them, nor will they be buried. They'll be dung on the surface of the ground, and they'll come to an end with the sword and with famine. Their dead bodies will be food for the birds of the sky and the animals of the land."

Ecclesiastes 6:3

A man might father a hundred children, and live for many years, so that the length of his life is long but if his life does not overflow with goodness, and he doesn't receive a proper burial, I maintain that stillborn children are better off than he is,

Psalm 79:2

to give the corpses of your servants as food for the birds of the skies and the flesh of your godly ones to the beasts of the earth;

Isaiah 14:19

But you are cast away from your grave, like a repulsive branch, your clothing is the slain, those pierced by the sword; those who go down to the Pit. Like a dead body trampled underfoot,

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