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Theasaurus: Perfume

27 Bible Verses about Perfume

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Exodus 30:23-24

"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.

Mark 14:3

And [while] he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, [as] he was reclining for a meal, a woman came holding an alabaster flask of very costly perfumed oil of genuine nard. [After] breaking the alabaster flask, she poured [it] out on his head.

John 12:3

Then Mary took a pound of ointment of very valuable genuine nard [and] anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.

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.

Ezekiel 27:19

Vedan and Javan from Uzal, they exchanged wrought iron, cinnamon, and reed spice for your merchandise; [all this] was for your wares.

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.

Proverbs 7:17

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

Isaiah 57:9

And you climbed down to the king with oil, and you made your perfumes numerous, and you sent your envoys {far away}, and you {sent down deep} to Sheol.

Ezekiel 23:40-41

{What is worse}, they sent for men {who come} from a distant place, [to] whom a messenger [was] sent to them, and look! They came! [Men] for whom you bathed and painted your eyes, and you adorned yourself [with] an ornament. And you sat on a magnificent couch and a table prepared {before her}, and my incense and my olive oil you put on her.

2 Corinthians 2:14-16

But thanks [be] to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ, and who reveals the fragrance of the knowledge of him through us in every place. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to those on the one hand an odor from death to death, [and] to those on the other hand a fragrance from life to life. And who [is] qualified for these [things]?

Philippians 4:18

But I have received everything [in full] and have an abundance; {I am well supplied} [because] I received from Epaphroditus {what you had sent}, a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.

Ruth 3:3

Wash, anoint yourself, put your clothing on, and go down to the threshing floor. Do not make yourself known to the man until he finishes eating and drinking.

Psalm 45:8

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

Matthew 26:12

For [when] this woman poured this ointment on my body, she did [it] in order to prepare me for burial.

Mark 14:8

She has done what she could; {she has anointed my body beforehand} for burial.

2 Chronicles 16:14

And they buried him in his burial site, which had been cut out for him in the city of David. And they laid him on the bier which they had filled with all kinds of spices made [by] the perfumers as a fragment ointment. And they made a great fire in his honor.

Mark 16:1

And [when] the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the [mother] of James, and Salome purchased fragrant spices so that they could go [and] anoint him.

John 12:7

So Jesus said, "Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of my preparation for burial.

John 19:39-40

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 37:29

And he made the holy anointing oil and the pure fragrant incense--work of a perfumer.

Exodus 30:25

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.

Exodus 30:35

and make it into a compound of incense, the work of a perfumer, salted, pure, holy.

1 Chronicles 9:30

And some of the sons of the priests mixed the fragrant ointment for the spices.

1 Samuel 8:13

He will take your daughters as [his] perfume makers and as cooks and as bakers.

Nehemiah 3:8

{Next to him} Uzziel son of Harhaiah (goldsmiths) repaired. {Next to him} Hananiah son of the perfume-makers repaired. They restored Jerusalem up to the Broad Wall.

From Thematic Bible


Perfume » Used in the tabernacle

Exodus 30:7

"And on it Aaron will turn fragrant incense into smoke; {each morning} when he tends the lamps, he will turn it into smoke.

Exodus 35:28

and the balsam oils and the oil for light and for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense.

Perfume » Smelling bottles, translated "tablets" in av

Isaiah 3:20

the headdresses and the armlets and the sashes, and the {perfume boxes} and the amulets,

Perfume » Beds perfumed with myrrh

Proverbs 7:17

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