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13 Bible Verses about Myrrh

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Genesis 37:25

Then they sat down to eat [some] food. And they lifted up their eyes and looked, and behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead. And their camels were carrying aromatic gum and balm and spices {on the way} to Egypt.

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.

Genesis 43:11

Then their father Israel said to them, "If [it must be] so then do this. Take some of the best products of the land in your bags and take them down to the man as a gift--a little balm and honey, aromatic gum and myrrh, and pistachios and almonds.

Exodus 30:22-28

And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, "And take for yourself top quality balsam oils, five hundred [shekels of] flowing myrrh, half [as much]--two hundred and fifty [shekels of] fragrant cinnamon, and two hundred and fifty [shekels of] fragrant reed, and five hundred [shekels of] cassia, according to the sanctuary shekel, and a hin of olive oil.read more.
And you will make it [into] holy anointing oil, a spice blend of a fragrant ointment [the] work of a perfumer; it will be holy anointing oil. And you will anoint with it the tent of assembly and the ark of the testimony, and the table and all its equipment and the lampstand and its equipment and the incense altar, and the altar of burnt offering and all its equipment and the basin and its stand.

Psalm 45:8

All your robes [are scented with] myrrh and aloes [and] cassia. From palaces of ivory stringed instruments gladden you.

Proverbs 7:10-18

Then behold! A woman [comes] to meet him [with the] garment of a prostitute and {a secret heart}. She is loud and stubborn; her feet do not stay at her house. Now in the street, now in the square, {at} every corner she lies in wait.read more.
She took hold of him and kissed him. Her face was impudent, and she said to him, "Sacrifices of peace offerings [are] upon me; {today} I completed my vows. So I have come out to meet you, to seek your face, and I have found you. [With] coverings I have adorned my couch, spreads of the linen of Egypt; I have perfumed my bed [with] myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let us take [our] fill of love making, until the morning let us delight in love.

Mark 15:22-23

And they brought him to the place Golgotha (which is translated "Place of a Skull"). And they attempted to give him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.

John 19:38-40

And after these [things], Joseph [who was] from Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus (but a secret one for fear of the Jews), asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus. And Pilate allowed [it], so he came and took away his body. And Nicodemus--the one who had come to him formerly at night--also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes [weighing] about a hundred pounds. So they took the body of Jesus and wrapped it in [strips of] linen cloth with the fragrant spices, as is the Jews' custom to prepare for burial.

Exodus 30:23

"And take for yourself top quality balsam oils, five hundred [shekels of] flowing myrrh, half [as much]--two hundred and fifty [shekels of] fragrant cinnamon, and two hundred and fifty [shekels of] fragrant reed,

Esther 2:12

When the turn came for each girl to go to King Ahasuerus, after the end of twelve months of being under the regulations of the women--for the days of their beauty treatments had to be filled, six months with the oil of myrrh and six months with perfumes and women's cosmetics--

Mark 15:23

And they attempted to give him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.

John 19:38

And after these [things], Joseph [who was] from Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus (but a secret one for fear of the Jews), asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus. And Pilate allowed [it], so he came and took away his body.

From Thematic Bible


Gilead » Exported spices » Balm » myrrh

Genesis 37:25

Then they sat down to eat [some] food. And they lifted up their eyes and looked, and behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead. And their camels were carrying aromatic gum and balm and spices {on the way} to Egypt.

Jeremiah 8:22

Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no healer there? Why, then, has the healing of the daughter of my people not been restored?

Jeremiah 46:11

Go up [to] Gilead and take balm, O virgin of the daughter of Egypt. {In vain} you make use of many medicines; there is no healing for you.

Herbs » Mentioned in scripture » myrrh

Song of Songs 4:14

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

myrrh » Used as a perfume

Psalm 45:8

All your robes [are scented with] myrrh and aloes [and] cassia. From palaces of ivory stringed instruments gladden you.

Proverbs 7:17

I have perfumed my bed [with] myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

Esther 2:12

When the turn came for each girl to go to King Ahasuerus, after the end of twelve months of being under the regulations of the women--for the days of their beauty treatments had to be filled, six months with the oil of myrrh and six months with perfumes and women's cosmetics--

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?

Song of Songs 5:13

His cheeks [are] like beds of spice, a tower of fragrances; his lips [are] lilies dripping liquid myrrh.

myrrh » A product of the land of canaan

Song of Songs 4:14

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

Song of Songs 5:1

I have come to my garden, my sister bride, I have gathered my myrrh with my spice, I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey, I have drunk my wine with my milk! Eat, O friends! {Drink and become drunk [with] love}!

Song of Songs 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.

myrrh » Traffic in

Genesis 43:11

Then their father Israel said to them, "If [it must be] so then do this. Take some of the best products of the land in your bags and take them down to the man as a gift--a little balm and honey, aromatic gum and myrrh, and pistachios and almonds.

Genesis 37:25

Then they sat down to eat [some] food. And they lifted up their eyes and looked, and behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead. And their camels were carrying aromatic gum and balm and spices {on the way} to Egypt.

myrrh » Used for embalming

John 19:39

And Nicodemus--the one who had come to him formerly at night--also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes [weighing] about a hundred pounds.

myrrh » One of the compounds in the sacred anointing oil

Exodus 30:23

"And take for yourself top quality balsam oils, five hundred [shekels of] flowing myrrh, half [as much]--two hundred and fifty [shekels of] fragrant cinnamon, and two hundred and fifty [shekels of] fragrant reed,

myrrh » Offered to jesus on the cross

Mark 15:23

And they attempted to give him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.

myrrh » Brought by the wise men (magi) as a present to jesus

Oil » Kinds of, mentioned » myrrh

Esther 2:12

When the turn came for each girl to go to King Ahasuerus, after the end of twelve months of being under the regulations of the women--for the days of their beauty treatments had to be filled, six months with the oil of myrrh and six months with perfumes and women's cosmetics--

Shekel » Used to weigh » myrrh

Exodus 30:23

"And take for yourself top quality balsam oils, five hundred [shekels of] flowing myrrh, half [as much]--two hundred and fifty [shekels of] fragrant cinnamon, and two hundred and fifty [shekels of] fragrant reed,