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7 Bible Verses about Frankincense

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Exodus 30:34-38

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Take for yourself fragrant perfumes--stacte resin and onycha and galbanum--fragrant perfumes and pure frankincense, {an equal part of each}, and make it into a compound of incense, the work of a perfumer, salted, pure, holy. And you will grind part of it to powder, and you will put part of it before the testimony in the tent of assembly where I will meet with you; it will be a most holy thing to you.read more.
And the incense that you will make with its measurements you will not make for yourselves; it will be holy to you for Yahweh. Anyone who makes [any] like it to smell it will be cut off from his people."

Leviticus 2:15

And you shall put oil on it and place frankincense on it; it [is] a grain [offering].

Leviticus 5:11

" 'But if {he cannot afford} two turtledoves or two {young doves}, then, because he has sinned, he shall bring [as] his offering a tenth of an ephah [of] finely milled flour as a sin offering. He must not put oil on it, nor should he put frankincense on it, because it [is] a sin offering.

Leviticus 24:7

And you shall put pure frankincense on each row so that it shall be for the bread as a memorial offering, an offering made by fire for Yahweh.

Song of Solomon 4:6

Until the day breathes and the shadows flee, I will go to the mountain of the myrrh, to the hill of the frankincense.

Song of Solomon 4:14

nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon spice with all trees of frankincense, myrrh and aloes with all chief spices.

Revelation 18:13

and cinnamon and amomum and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine wheat flour and wheat and domesticated animals and sheep and horses and carriages and {slaves} and human lives.

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Revelation 18:13

and cinnamon and amomum and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine wheat flour and wheat and domesticated animals and sheep and horses and carriages and {slaves} and human lives.

Jeremiah 6:20

What [is] this to me? Frankincense comes from Sheba, and the precious spice reed from a distant land. Your burnt offerings [are] not {acceptable}, your sacrifices are not pleasing to me."

Frankincense » Used as an incense

Isaiah 60:6

A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young male camels of Midian and Ephah. All those from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and frankincense, and they shall proclaim the praise of Yahweh.

Jeremiah 6:20

What [is] this to me? Frankincense comes from Sheba, and the precious spice reed from a distant land. Your burnt offerings [are] not {acceptable}, your sacrifices are not pleasing to me."

Isaiah 66:3

The one who slaughters bull strikes a man; the one who slaughters lamb for sacrifice breaks the neck [of] a dog. The one who offers an offering, [the] blood of swine; the one who offers frankincense blesses an idol. Indeed, they themselves have chosen their ways, and their soul delights in their abhorrence.

Isaiah 43:23

You have not brought me your sheep for a burnt offering nor honored me [with] your sacrifice. I have not made you serve with offerings, nor have I made you weary with frankincense.

Frankincense » Used with

Leviticus 2:1-2

" 'When a person brings a grain offering to Yahweh, his offering must be finely milled flour, and he must pour out oil on it and place frankincense on it. And he shall bring it to the sons of Aaron, the priests, and he shall take {his handful from its finely milled flour} and from its oil in addition to all its frankincense. The priest shall turn its token portion into smoke on the altar [as] an offering made [by] fire, [as] an appeasing fragrance for Yahweh.

Leviticus 2:15-16

And you shall put oil on it and place frankincense on it; it [is] a grain [offering]. The priest shall turn into smoke its token portion from its coarsely crushed grain together with all of its frankincense--[it is] an offering made by fire for Yahweh.'"

Leviticus 6:15

and he in his fist shall take away from it {some of} the grain offering's finely milled flour, and {some of} its oil and all of the frankincense that [is] on the grain offering, and he shall turn into smoke its token portion on the altar [as] an appeasing fragrance to Yahweh.

Leviticus 24:7

And you shall put pure frankincense on each row so that it shall be for the bread as a memorial offering, an offering made by fire for Yahweh.

Frankincense » Commerce in

Revelation 18:11-13

And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargo any more-- cargo of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple cloth and silk and scarlet cloth and all kinds of scented wood and all kinds of ivory goods and all kinds of goods of precious wood and bronze and iron and marble and cinnamon and amomum and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine wheat flour and wheat and domesticated animals and sheep and horses and carriages and {slaves} and human lives.

Frankincense » A perfume

Song of Songs 3:6

What [is] this coming up from the desert like a column of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense from all the fragrant powders of the merchant?

Frankincense » An ingredient of the sacred oil

Exodus 30:34

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Take for yourself fragrant perfumes--stacte resin and onycha and galbanum--fragrant perfumes and pure frankincense, {an equal part of each},

Frankincense » Prohibited, in sin offerings when they consist of turtledoves or pigeons

Leviticus 5:11

" 'But if {he cannot afford} two turtledoves or two {young doves}, then, because he has sinned, he shall bring [as] his offering a tenth of an ephah [of] finely milled flour as a sin offering. He must not put oil on it, nor should he put frankincense on it, because it [is] a sin offering.

Frankincense » In making an offering of memorial

Numbers 5:15

he will bring his wife to the priest. And he will bring her offering for her, one-tenth of an ephah of flour. He will not pour oil on it, and he will not put frankincense on it because [it is] a grain offering of jealousy, a grain offering of remembering, a reminding of guilt.