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Theasaurus: Perfume

27 Bible Verses about Perfume

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Exodus 30:23-24

“Take for yourself the finest spices: 12½ pounds of liquid myrrh, half as much (6¼ pounds) of fragrant cinnamon, 6¼ pounds of fragrant cane, 12½ pounds of cassia (by the sanctuary shekel), and one gallon of olive oil.

Mark 14:3

While He was in Bethany at the house of Simon who had a serious skin disease, as He was reclining at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of pure and expensive fragrant oil of nard. She broke the jar and poured it on His head.

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.

Genesis 37:25

Then they sat down to eat a meal. They looked up, and there was a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead. Their camels were carrying aromatic gum, balsam, and resin, going down to Egypt.

Ezekiel 27:19

Vedan and Javan from Uzal dealt in your merchandise; wrought iron, cassia, and aromatic cane were exchanged 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.

Proverbs 7:17

I’ve perfumed my bed
with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

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.

Ezekiel 23:40-41

“In addition, they sent for men who came from far away when a messenger was dispatched to them. And look how they came! You bathed, painted your eyes, and adorned yourself with jewelry for them. You sat on a luxurious couch with a table spread before it, on which you had set My incense and oil.

2 Corinthians 2:14-16

But thanks be to God, who always puts us on display in Christ and through us spreads the aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. For to God we are the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To some we are an aroma of death leading to death, but to others, an aroma of life leading to life. And who is competent for this?

Philippians 4:18

But I have received everything in full, and I have an abundance. I am fully supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you provided—a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.

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.

Psalm 45:8

Myrrh, aloes, and cassia perfume all your garments;
from ivory palaces harps bring you joy.

Matthew 26:12

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

Mark 14:8

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

2 Chronicles 16:14

He was buried in his own tomb that he had made for himself in the city of David. They laid him out in a coffin that was full of spices and various mixtures of prepared ointments; then they made a great fire in his honor.

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.

John 12:7

Jesus answered, “Leave her alone; she has kept it for the day of My burial.

John 19:39-40

Nicodemus (who had previously come to Him at night) also came, bringing a mixture of about 75 pounds of myrrh and aloes. Then they took Jesus’ body and wrapped it in linen cloths with the aromatic spices, according to the burial custom of the Jews.

Exodus 37:29

He also made the holy anointing oil and the pure, fragrant, and expertly blended incense.

Exodus 30:25

Prepare from these a holy anointing oil, a scented blend, the work of a perfumer; it will be holy anointing oil.

Exodus 30:35

Prepare expertly blended incense from these; it is to be seasoned with salt, pure and holy.

1 Samuel 8:13

He can take your daughters to become perfumers, cooks, and bakers.

Nehemiah 3:8

After him Uzziel son of Harhaiah, the goldsmith, made repairs, and next to him Hananiah son of the perfumer made repairs. They restored Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall.

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Perfume » Used in the tabernacle

Exodus 30:7

Aaron must burn fragrant incense on it; he must burn it every morning when he tends the lamps.

Exodus 35:28

as well as the spice and oil for the light, for the anointing oil, and for the fragrant incense.

Perfume » Smelling bottles, translated "tablets" in av

Isaiah 3:20

headdresses, ankle jewelry, sashes, perfume bottles, amulets,

Perfume » Beds perfumed with myrrh

Proverbs 7:17

I’ve perfumed my bed
with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

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