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14 Bible Verses about Preparation For Burial

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John 12:7

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

Matthew 26:12

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

Genesis 50:3

They took 40 days to complete this, for embalming takes that long, and the Egyptians mourned for him 70 days.

Genesis 50:2

He commanded his servants who were physicians to embalm his father. So they embalmed Israel.

Genesis 50:26

Joseph died at the age of 110. They embalmed him and placed him in a coffin in Egypt.

John 19:40

Then they took Jesus’ body and wrapped it in linen cloths with the aromatic spices, according to the burial custom of the Jews.

John 20:5-7

Stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying there, yet he did not go in. Then, following him, Simon Peter came also. He entered the tomb and saw the linen cloths lying there. The wrapping that had been on His head was not lying with the linen cloths but was folded up in a separate place by itself.

Mark 14:8

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

Genesis 46:4

I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also bring you back. Joseph will put his hands on your eyes.”

2 Samuel 3:31

David then ordered Joab and all the people who were with him, “Tear your clothes, put on sackcloth, and mourn over Abner.” And King David walked behind the funeral procession.

Luke 7:14

Then He came up and touched the open coffin, and the pallbearers stopped. And He said, “Young man, I tell you, get up!”

Amos 6:10

A close relative and burner will remove his corpse from the house. He will call to someone in the inner recesses of the house, “Any more with you?”That person will reply, “None.” Then he will say, “Silence, because Yahweh’s name must not be invoked.”

Isaiah 30:33

Indeed! Topheth has been ready
for the king for a long time now.
Its funeral pyre is deep and wide,
with plenty of fire and wood.
The breath of the Lord, like a torrent of brimstone,
kindles it.

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