But Jesus said, "Leave her alone. She has kept this for the day of my burial.
For in pouring this ointment on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.
Forty days were fulfilled for him, for that is how many the days it takes to embalm. The Egyptians wept for him for seventy days.
Joseph commanded his servants, the physicians, to embalm his father; and the physicians embalmed Israel.
So Joseph died, being one hundred ten years old, and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
So they took Jesus' body, and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury.
Stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths lying, yet he didn't enter in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and entered into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying, and the cloth that had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself.
She has done what she could. She has anointed my body beforehand for the burying.
I will go down with you into Egypt. I will also surely bring you up again. Joseph will close your eyes."
"My spirit is consumed. My days are extinct, And the grave is ready for me.
2 Samuel 3:31
David said to Joab, and to all the people who were with him, Tear your clothes, and clothe yourselves with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. King David followed the bier.
He came near and touched the coffin, and the bearers stood still. He said, "Young man, I tell you, arise!"
"When a man's relative carries him, even he who burns him, to bring bodies out of the house, and asks him who is in the innermost parts of the house, 'Is there yet any with you?' And he says, 'No;' then he will say, 'Hush! Indeed we must not mention the name of Yahweh.'
For his burning place has long been ready. Yes, for the king it is prepared. He has made its pyre deep and large with fire and much wood. Yahweh's breath, like a stream of sulfur, kindles it.