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Acts 9:37

In those days she became sick and died. After washing her, they placed her in a room upstairs.

Matthew 26:12

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

Genesis 50:2

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

2 Chronicles 16:14

He was buried in his own tomb that he had hewn out 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.

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State Of The Dead

Job 26:5

The departed spirits tremble beneath the waters and [all] that inhabit them.

The Dead Are Raised

Hebrews 11:19

He considered God to be able even to raise someone from the dead, from which he also got him back as an illustration.

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John 11:44

The dead man came out bound hand and foot with linen strips and with his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose him and let him go."

Mark 15:46

After he bought some fine linen, he took Him down and wrapped Him in the linen. Then he placed Him in a tomb cut out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the entrance to the tomb.

Matthew 27:59

So Joseph took the body, wrapped it in clean, fine linen,

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 20:7

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.

Acts 5:6

The young men got up, wrapped [his body], carried him out, and buried him.

Genesis 49:29-30

Then he commanded them: "I am about to be gathered to my people. Bury me with my fathers in the cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite. The cave is in the field of Machpelah, near Mamre, in the land of Canaan. This is the field Abraham purchased from Ephron the Hittite as a burial site.

Joshua 24:30

They buried him in his allotted territory at Timnath-serah, in the hill country of Ephraim north of Mount Gaash.

Ruth 1:17

Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord do this to me, and even more, if anything but death separates you and me.

1 Kings 11:15

Earlier, when David was in Edom, Joab, the commander of the army, had gone to bury the dead and had struck down every male in Edom.

Joshua 7:25

Joshua said, "Why have you troubled us? Today the Lord will trouble you!" So all Israel stoned him to death. They burned their bodies, threw stones on them,

1 Samuel 31:12

all their brave men set out, journeyed all night, and retrieved the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan. When they arrived at Jabesh, they burned the bodies there.

Amos 6:10

A close relative and a 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."

Psalm 79:2

They gave the corpses of Your servants to the birds of the sky for food, the flesh of Your godly ones to the beasts of the earth.

Isaiah 14:19

But you are thrown out without a grave, like a worthless branch, covered by those slain with the sword and dumped into a rocky pit like a trampled corpse.

Jeremiah 7:33

The corpses of these people will become food for the birds of the sky and for the wild animals of the land, with no one to scare them off.

Jeremiah 16:6

Both great and small will die in this land without burial. No lament will be made for them, nor will anyone cut himself or shave his head for them.

Numbers 6:6

He must not go near a dead body during the time he consecrates himself to the Lord.

Ezekiel 31:16

I made the nations quake at the sound of its downfall, when I threw it down to Sheol [to be] with those who descend to the Pit. Then all the trees of Eden, all the well-watered trees, the choice and best of Lebanon, were comforted in the underworld.

2 Kings 21:26

He was buried in his tomb in the garden of Uzza, and his son Josiah became king in his place.

Psalm 88:3-4

For I have had enough troubles, and my life is near Sheol. I am counted among those going down to the Pit. I am like a man without strength,

Psalm 116:3

The ropes of death were wrapped around me, and the torments of Sheol overcame me; I encountered trouble and sorrow.

Isaiah 14:9-10

Sheol below is eager to greet your coming. He stirs up the spirits of the departed for you- all the rulers of the earth. He makes all the kings of the nations rise from their thrones. They all respond to you, saying: "You too have become as weak as we are; you have become like us!

Acts 2:31

Seeing this in advance, he spoke concerning the resurrection of the Messiah: He was not left in Hades, and His flesh did not experience decay.

Psalm 49:13-14

This is the way of those who are arrogant, and of their followers, who approve of their words. Selah Like sheep they are headed for Sheol; Death will shepherd them. The upright will rule over them in the morning, and their form will waste away in Sheol, far from their lofty abode.

Psalm 31:17

Lord, do not let me be disgraced when I call on You. Let the wicked be disgraced; let them be silent in Sheol.

Psalm 88:3-5

For I have had enough troubles, and my life is near Sheol. I am counted among those going down to the Pit. I am like a man without strength, abandoned among the dead. I am like the slain lying in the grave, whom You no longer remember, and who are cut off from Your care.

Nahum 1:14

The Lord has issued an order concerning you: There will be no offspring to carry on your name. I will eliminate the carved idol and cast image from the house of your gods; I will prepare your grave, for you are contemptible.

Matthew 11:23

And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to Hades. For if the miracles that were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until today.

Luke 10:15

And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? No, you will go down to Hades!

Revelation 20:13-14

Then the sea gave up its dead, and Death and Hades gave up their dead; all were judged according to their works. Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.

Psalm 139:8

If I go up to heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, You are there.

Psalm 30:3

Lord, You brought me up from Sheol; You spared me from among those going down to the Pit.

Psalm 86:13

For Your faithful love for me is great, and You deliver my life from the depths of Sheol.

Hosea 13:14

I will ransom them from the power of Sheol. I will redeem them from death. Death, where are your barbs? Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion is hidden from My eyes.

Jonah 2:2

I called to the Lord in my distress, and He answered me. I cried out for help in the belly of Sheol; You heard my voice.

Ezekiel 18:20

The person who sins is the one who will die. A son won't suffer punishment for the father's iniquity, and a father won't suffer punishment for the son's iniquity. The righteousness of the righteous person will be on him, and the wickedness of the wicked person will be on him.

1 John 5:16-17

If anyone sees his brother committing a sin that does not bring death, he should ask, and God will give life to him-to those who commit sin that doesn't bring death. There is sin that brings death. I am not saying he should pray about that. All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin that does not bring death.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, concerning those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. Since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, in the same way God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep through Jesus.

John 11:11-14

He said this, and then He told them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I'm on My way to wake him up." Then the disciples said to Him, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will get well." Jesus, however, was speaking about his death, but they thought He was speaking about natural sleep.read more.
So Jesus then told them plainly, "Lazarus has died.

1 Corinthians 15:17-22

And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. Therefore those who have fallen asleep in Christ have also perished. If we have placed our hope in Christ for this life only, we should be pitied more than anyone.read more.
But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead also comes through a man. For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.

John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me, even if he dies, will live. Everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die-ever. Do you believe this?"

Romans 8:38-39

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will have the power to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!

Revelation 2:11

"Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. The victor will never be harmed by the second death.

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Psalm 71:20

You caused me to experience many troubles and misfortunes, but You will revive me again. You will bring me up again, even from the depths of the earth.

Hosea 13:14

I will ransom them from the power of Sheol. I will redeem them from death. Death, where are your barbs? Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion is hidden from My eyes.

The Dead » Mourning for » Examples of grief

Ruth 1:20

"Don't call me Naomi. Call me Mara," she answered, "for the Almighty has made me very bitter.

Genesis 23:2

Sarah died in Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.

Judges 21:2

So the people went to Bethel and sat there before God until evening. They wept loudly and bitterly,

Genesis 37:35

All his sons and daughters tried to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. "No," he said. "I will go down to Sheol to my son, mourning." And his father wept for him.

The Dead » Places of burial of » Sepulchres

2 Chronicles 16:14

He was buried in his own tomb that he had hewn out 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.

Deuteronomy 34:6

He buried him in the valley in the land of Moab facing Beth-peor, and no one to this day knows where his grave is.

Matthew 27:60

and placed it in his new tomb, which he had cut into the rock. He left after rolling a great stone against the entrance of the tomb.

Genesis 23:6

"Listen to us, lord. You are God's chosen one among us. Bury your dead in our finest burial place. None of us will withhold from you his burial place for burying your dead."

2 Kings 9:28

Then his servants carried him to Jerusalem in a chariot and buried him in his fathers' tomb in the city of David.

The Dead » Resurrection of » Select readings

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, concerning those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. Since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, in the same way God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep through Jesus. For we say this to you by a revelation from the Lord: We who are still alive at the Lord's coming will certainly have no advantage over those who have fallen asleep. read more.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel's voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are still alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

John 11:1-44

Now a man was sick, Lazarus, from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair, and it was her brother Lazarus who was sick. So the sisters sent a message to Him: "Lord, the one You love is sick." read more.
When Jesus heard it, He said, "This sickness will not end in death but is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it." (Jesus loved Martha, her sister, and Lazarus.) So when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was. Then after that, He said to the disciples, "Let's go to Judea again." "Rabbi," the disciples told Him, "just now the Jews tried to stone You, and You're going there again?" "Aren't there 12 hours in a day?" Jesus answered. "If anyone walks during the day, he doesn't stumble, because he sees the light of this world. If anyone walks during the night, he does stumble, because the light is not in him." He said this, and then He told them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I'm on My way to wake him up." Then the disciples said to Him, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will get well." Jesus, however, was speaking about his death, but they thought He was speaking about natural sleep. So Jesus then told them plainly, "Lazarus has died. I'm glad for you that I wasn't there so that you may believe. But let's go to him." Then Thomas (called "Twin") said to his fellow disciples, "Let's go so that we may die with Him." When Jesus arrived, He found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. Bethany was near Jerusalem (about two miles away). Many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them about their brother. As soon as Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet Him. But Mary remained seated in the house. Then Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother wouldn't have died. Yet even now I know that whatever You ask from God, God will give You." "Your brother will rise again," Jesus told her. Martha said, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day." Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me, even if he dies, will live. Everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die-ever. Do you believe this?" "Yes, Lord," she told Him, "I believe You are the Messiah, the Son of God, who was to come into the world." Having said this, she went back and called her sister Mary, saying in private, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you." As soon as she heard this, she got up quickly and went to Him. Jesus had not yet come into the village but was still in the place where Martha had met Him. The Jews who were with her in the house consoling her saw that Mary got up quickly and went out. So they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to cry there. When Mary came to where Jesus was and saw Him, she fell at His feet and told Him, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died!" When Jesus saw her crying, and the Jews who had come with her crying, He was angry in His spirit and deeply moved. "Where have you put him?" He asked. "Lord," they told Him, "come and see." Jesus wept. So the Jews said, "See how He loved him!" But some of them said, "Couldn't He who opened the blind man's eyes also have kept this man from dying?" Then Jesus, angry in Himself again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it. "Remove the stone," Jesus said. Martha, the dead man's sister, told Him, "Lord, he already stinks. It's been four days." Jesus said to her, "Didn't I tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?" So they removed the stone. Then Jesus raised His eyes and said, "Father, I thank You that You heard Me. I know that You always hear Me, but because of the crowd standing here I said this, so they may believe You sent Me." After He said this, He shouted with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!" The dead man came out bound hand and foot with linen strips and with his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose him and let him go."

Mark 16:1-14

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so they could go and anoint Him. Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they went to the tomb at sunrise. They were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone from the entrance to the tomb for us?" read more.
Looking up, they observed that the stone-which was very large-had been rolled away. When they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; they were amazed and alarmed. "Don't be alarmed," he told them. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has been resurrected! He is not here! See the place where they put Him. But go, tell His disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you to Galilee; you will see Him there just as He told you.' " So they went out and started running from the tomb, because trembling and astonishment overwhelmed them. And they said nothing to anyone, since they were afraid. [ Early on the first day of the week, after He had risen, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had driven seven demons. She went and reported to those who had been with Him, as they were mourning and weeping. Yet, when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe it. Then after this, He appeared in a different form to two of them walking on their way into the country. And they went and reported it to the rest, who did not believe them either. Later, He appeared to the Eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table. He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who saw Him after He had been resurrected.

Luke 24:1-46

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. They went in but did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. read more.
While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men stood by them in dazzling clothes. So the women were terrified and bowed down to the ground. "Why are you looking for the living among the dead?" asked the men. "He is not here, but He has been resurrected! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, 'The Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men, be crucified, and rise on the third day' ?" And they remembered His words. Returning from the tomb, they reported all these things to the Eleven and to all the rest. Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them were telling the apostles these things. But these words seemed like nonsense to them, and they did not believe the women. Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. When he stooped to look in, he saw only the linen cloths. So he went home, amazed at what had happened. Now that same day two of them were on their way to a village called Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem. Together they were discussing everything that had taken place. And while they were discussing and arguing, Jesus Himself came near and began to walk along with them. But they were prevented from recognizing Him. Then He asked them, "What is this dispute that you're having with each other as you are walking?" And they stopped [walking and looked] discouraged. The one named Cleopas answered Him, "Are You the only visitor in Jerusalem who doesn't know the things that happened there in these days?" "What things?" He asked them. So they said to Him, "The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who was a Prophet powerful in action and speech before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and leaders handed Him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified Him. But we were hoping that He was the One who was about to redeem Israel. Besides all this, it's the third day since these things happened. Moreover, some women from our group astounded us. They arrived early at the tomb, and when they didn't find His body, they came and reported that they had seen a vision of angels who said He was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they didn't see Him." He said to them, "How unwise and slow you are to believe in your hearts all that the prophets have spoken! Didn't the Messiah have to suffer these things and enter into His glory?" Then beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He interpreted for them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures. They came near the village where they were going, and He gave the impression that He was going farther. But they urged Him: "Stay with us, because it's almost evening, and now the day is almost over." So He went in to stay with them. It was as He reclined at the table with them that He took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized Him, but He disappeared from their sight. So they said to each other, "Weren't our hearts ablaze within us while He was talking with us on the road and explaining the Scriptures to us?" That very hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem. They found the Eleven and those with them gathered together, who said, "The Lord has certainly been raised, and has appeared to Simon!" Then they began to describe what had happened on the road and how He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread. And as they were saying these things, He Himself stood among them. He said to them, "Peace to you!" But they were startled and terrified and thought they were seeing a ghost. "Why are you troubled?" He asked them. "And why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself! Touch Me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have." Having said this, He showed them His hands and feet. But while they still could not believe because of [their] joy and were amazed, He asked them, "Do you have anything here to eat?" So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish, and He took it and ate in their presence. Then He told them, "These are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with you-that everything written about Me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled." Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. He also said to them, "This is what is written: the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead the third day,

The Dead » Mourning for » Hired mourners

Amos 5:16

Therefore Yahweh, the God of Hosts, the Lord, says: There will be wailing in all the public squares; they will cry out in anguish in all the streets. The farmer will be called on to mourn, and professional mournersto wail.

Ecclesiastes 12:5

Also, they are afraid of heights and dangers on the road; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper loses its spring, and the caper berry has no effect; for man is headed to his eternal home, and mourners will walk around in the street;

2 Chronicles 35:25

Jeremiah chanted a dirge over Josiah, and all the singing men and singing women still speak of Josiah in their dirges to this very day. They established them as a statute for Israel, and indeed they are written in the Dirges.

Jeremiah 9:17

This is what the Lord of Hosts says: Consider, and summon the women who mourn; send for the skillful women.

The Dead » Mourning for » General references to

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.

Genesis 50:3

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

Numbers 20:29

When the whole community saw that Aaron had passed away, the entire house of Israel mourned for him 30 days.

Deuteronomy 34:8

The Israelites wept for Moses in the plains of Moab 30 days. Then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses came to an end.

2 Samuel 1:12

They mourned, wept, and fasted until the evening for those who died by the sword-for Saul, his son Jonathan, the Lord's people, and the house of Israel.

The Dead » Preparation of, for burial » Embalming

2 Chronicles 16:14

He was buried in his own tomb that he had hewn out 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.

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.

Genesis 50:2

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

The Dead » Embalming

2 Chronicles 16:14

He was buried in his own tomb that he had hewn out 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.

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.

Genesis 50:2

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

The Dead » Preparation of, for burial » Grave-clothes

John 11:44

The dead man came out bound hand and foot with linen strips and with his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose him and let him go."

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.

Matthew 27:59

So Joseph took the body, wrapped it in clean, fine linen,

John 20:7

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.

Acts 5:6

The young men got up, wrapped [his body], carried him out, and buried him.

The Dead » Instances of, restored by Christ, &c

John 11:44

The dead man came out bound hand and foot with linen strips and with his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose him and let him go."

Luke 7:15

The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.

Acts 9:40

Then Peter sent them all out of the room. He knelt down, prayed, and turning toward the body said, "Tabitha, get up!" She opened her eyes, saw Peter, and sat up.

Acts 20:12

They brought the boy home alive and were greatly comforted.

The Dead » Grave-clothes

John 11:44

The dead man came out bound hand and foot with linen strips and with his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose him and let him go."

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.

Matthew 27:59

So Joseph took the body, wrapped it in clean, fine linen,

John 20:7

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.

Acts 5:6

The young men got up, wrapped [his body], carried him out, and buried him.

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Very great

John 11:33

When Jesus saw her crying, and the Jews who had come with her crying, He was angry in His spirit and deeply moved.

Genesis 27:35

But he replied, "Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing."

Matthew 2:18

A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children; and she refused to be consoled, because they were no more.

The Dead » Preparation of, for burial » Cremation

1 Samuel 31:12

all their brave men set out, journeyed all night, and retrieved the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan. When they arrived at Jabesh, they burned the bodies there.

Joshua 7:25

Joshua said, "Why have you troubled us? Today the Lord will trouble you!" So all Israel stoned him to death. They burned their bodies, threw stones on them,

2 Kings 23:20

He slaughtered on the altars all the priests of the high places who were there, and he burned human bones on the altars. Then he returned to Jerusalem.

Amos 6:10

A close relative and a 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."

The Dead » Illustrative of » Man's state by nature

2 Corinthians 5:4

Indeed, we who are in this tent groan, burdened as we are, because we do not want to be unclothed but clothed, so that mortality may be swallowed up by life.

The Dead » Terms used to express » Carcases

1 Kings 13:24

When he left, a lion met him along the way and killed him. His corpse was thrown on the road, and the donkey was standing beside it; the lion was standing beside the corpse too.

Numbers 14:29

Your corpses will fall in this wilderness-all of you who were registered [in the census], the entire number of you 20 years old or more-because you have complained about Me.

Numbers 14:32-33

But as for you, your corpses will fall in this wilderness. Your children will be shepherds in the wilderness for 40 years and bear the penalty for your acts of unfaithfulness until all your corpses lie [scattered] in the wilderness.

The Dead » Instances of, restored to life before Christ

2 Kings 13:21

Once, as the Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a marauding band, so they threw the man into Elisha's tomb. When he touched Elisha's bones, the man revived and stood up!

1 Kings 17:22

So the Lord listened to Elijah's voice, and the boy's life returned to him, and he lived.

2 Kings 4:34-36

Then he went up and lay on the boy: he put mouth to mouth, eye to eye, hand to hand. While he bent down over him, the boy's flesh became warm. Elisha got up, went into the house, and paced back and forth. Then he went up and bent down over him again. The boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes. Elisha called Gehazi and said, "Call the Shunammite woman." He called her and she came. Then Elisha said, "Pick up your son."

The Dead » Touching of, caused uncleanness

Numbers 19:16

Anyone in the open field who touches a person who has been killed by the sword or has died, or a human bone, or a grave, will be unclean for seven days.

Numbers 19:13

Anyone who touches a body of a person who has died, and does not purify himself, defiles the tabernacle of the Lord. That person will be cut off from Israel. He remains unclean because the water for impurity has not been sprinkled on him, and his uncleanness is still on him.

The Dead » Places of burial of » Attachment to the burial places of the fathers

Genesis 49:29

Then he commanded them: "I am about to be gathered to my people. Bury me with my fathers in the cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite.

Genesis 50:25

So Joseph made the Israelites take an oath: "When God comes to your aid, you are to carry my bones up from here."

Nehemiah 2:3

and replied to the king, "May the king live forever! Why should I not be sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins and its gates have been destroyed by fire?"

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Lasted many days

Genesis 50:10

When they reached the threshing floor of Atad, which is across the Jordan, they lamented and wept loudly, and Joseph mourned seven days for his father.

Genesis 50:3

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

The Dead » Illustrative of » A state of deep affliction, &c

Isaiah 59:10

We grope along a wall like the blind; we grope like those without eyes. We stumble at noon as though it were twilight; [we are] like the dead among those who are healthy.

Psalm 143:3

For the enemy has pursued me, crushing me to the ground, making me live in darkness like those long dead.

Psalm 88:5

abandoned among the dead. I am like the slain lying in the grave, whom You no longer remember, and who are cut off from Your care.

The Dead » Illustrative of » Faith without works

The Dead » Preparation of, for burial » General references to

Acts 9:37

In those days she became sick and died. After washing her, they placed her in a room upstairs.

Matthew 26:12

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

John 11:44

The dead man came out bound hand and foot with linen strips and with his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose him and let him go."

The Dead » They who have departed this life

Genesis 23:2

Sarah died in Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.

Genesis 25:8

He took his last breath and died at a ripe old age, old and contented, and he was gathered to his people.

Job 1:19

Suddenly a powerful wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on the young people so that they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you!"

The Dead » General references to

Acts 9:37

In those days she became sick and died. After washing her, they placed her in a room upstairs.

Matthew 26:12

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

John 11:44

The dead man came out bound hand and foot with linen strips and with his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose him and let him go."

The Dead » Illustrative of » Freedom from the power of sin

The Dead » Heathenish expressions of grief for, forbidden

Deuteronomy 14:1-2

"You are sons of the Lord your God; do not cut yourselves or make a bald spot on your head on behalf of the dead, for you are a holy people belonging to the Lord your God. The Lord has chosen you to be His special people out of all the peoples on the face of the earth.

The Dead » Even bones of, caused uncleanness

Numbers 19:16

Anyone in the open field who touches a person who has been killed by the sword or has died, or a human bone, or a grave, will be unclean for seven days.

2 Chronicles 34:5

He burned the bones of the priests on their altars. So he cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.

The Dead » A priest not to mourn for, except when near of kin

Leviticus 21:1-3

The Lord said to Moses: "Speak to Aaron's sons, the priests, and tell them: A priest is not to make himself ceremonially unclean for a [dead] person among his relatives, except for his immediate family: his mother, father, son, daughter, or brother. He may make himself unclean for his young unmarried sister in his immediate family.

Ezekiel 44:25

A priest may not come [near] a dead person so that he becomes defiled. However, he may defile himself for a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, a brother, or an unmarried sister.

The Dead » Characterized by » Being incapable of motion

Matthew 28:4

The guards were so shaken from fear of him that they became like dead men.

The Dead » Return not to this life

Job 7:9

As a cloud fades away and vanishes, so the one who goes down to Sheol will never rise again.

Job 14:10

But a man dies and fades away; he breathes his last-where is he?

Job 14:14

When a man dies, will he come back to life? [If so,] I would wait all the days of my struggle until my relief comes.

The Dead » Too soon forgotten

Ecclesiastes 9:5

For the living know that they will die, but the dead don't know anything. There is no longer a reward for them because the memory of them is forgotten.

The Dead » Preparation of, for burial » Burial ceremonies

Genesis 50:10

When they reached the threshing floor of Atad, which is across the Jordan, they lamented and wept loudly, and Joseph mourned seven days for his father.

Jeremiah 34:5

you will die peacefully. There will be a burning ceremony for you just like the burning ceremonies for your fathers, the former kings who preceded you. Alas, lord! will be the lament for you, for I have spoken [this] word." [This is] the Lord's declaration.

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Testified by rending the garments

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.

The Dead » Mourning for, often » With plaintive music

Jeremiah 48:36

Therefore, My heart moans like flutes for Moab, and My heart moans like flutes for the people of Kir-heres. And therefore, the wealth he has gained has perished.

The Dead » Uncleanness contracted from, removed by the water separation

Numbers 19:18

A person who is clean is to take hyssop, dip [it] in the water, and sprinkle the tent, all the furnishings, and the people who were there. He is also to sprinkle the one who touched a bone, a grave, a corpse, or a person who had been killed.

Numbers 19:12

He is to purify himself with the water on the third day and the seventh day; then he will be clean. But if he does not purify himself on the third and seventh days, he will not be clean.

The Dead » Terms used to express » Deceased

Isaiah 26:14

The dead do not live; departed spirits do not rise up. Indeed, You have visited and destroyed them; You have wiped out all memory of them.

The Dead » Illustrative of » Impotence

Genesis 20:3

But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said to him, "You are about to die because of the woman you have taken, for she is a married woman."

Romans 4:19

He considered his own body to be already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb, without weakening in the faith.

The Dead » Terms used to express » Corpses

2 Kings 19:35

That night the angel of the Lord went out and struck down 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians. When the people got up the [next] morning-there were all the dead bodies!

Nahum 3:3

Charging horseman, flashing sword, shining spear; heaps of slain, mounds of corpses, dead bodies without end- they stumble over their dead.

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Loud and clamorous

Jeremiah 16:6

Both great and small will die in this land without burial. No lament will be made for them, nor will anyone cut himself or shave his head for them.

Mark 5:38

They came to the leader's house, and He saw a commotion-people weeping and wailing loudly.

The Dead » The jews looked for a resurrection from

The Dead » High priest in no case to mourn for

Leviticus 21:10-11

"The priest who is highest among his brothers, who has had the anointing oil poured on his head and has been ordained to wear the garments, must not dishevel his hair or tear his garments. He must not go near any dead person or make himself unclean [even] for his father or mother.

The Dead » Idolaters » Consecrated part of their crops to

Deuteronomy 26:14

I have not eaten any of it while in mourning, or removed any of it while unclean, or offered any of it for the dead. I have obeyed the Lord my God; I have done all You commanded me.

The Dead » All offerings to, forbidden

Deuteronomy 26:14

I have not eaten any of it while in mourning, or removed any of it while unclean, or offered any of it for the dead. I have obeyed the Lord my God; I have done all You commanded me.

The Dead » Mourning for, often » By hired mourners

Jeremiah 9:17-18

This is what the Lord of Hosts says: Consider, and summon the women who mourn; send for the skillful women. Let them come quickly to raise a lament over us so that our eyes may overflow with tears, our eyelids soaked with weeping.

The Dead » Characterized by » Ignorance of all human affairs

Ecclesiastes 9:5

For the living know that they will die, but the dead don't know anything. There is no longer a reward for them because the memory of them is forgotten.

The Dead » Characterized by » Absence of all human passions

Ecclesiastes 9:6

Their love, their hate, and their envy have already disappeared, and there is no longer a portion for them in all that is done under the sun.

The Dead » In a house rendered it unclean

Numbers 19:14-15

"This is the law when a person dies in a tent: everyone who enters the tent and everyone who is [already] in the tent will be unclean for seven days, and any open container without a lid tied on it is unclean.

The Dead » Idolaters » Invoked and consulted

1 Samuel 28:7-8

Saul then said to his servants, "Find me a woman who is a medium, so I can go and consult her." His servants replied, "There is a woman at Endor who is a medium." Saul disguised himself by putting on different clothes and set out with two of his men. They came to the woman at night, and Saul said, "Consult a spirit for me. Bring up for me the one I tell you."

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Testified by change of apparel

2 Samuel 14:2

So Joab sent someone to Tekoa to bring a clever woman from there. He told her, "Pretend to be in mourning: dress in mourning clothes and don't put on any oil. Act like a woman who has been mourning for the dead for a long time.

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Testified by covering the head

2 Samuel 19:4

But the king hid his face and cried out at the top of his voice, "My son Absalom! Absalom, my son, my son!"

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Testified by tearing the hair

Jeremiah 16:7

Food won't be provided for the mourner to comfort him because of the dead. A cup of consolation won't be given him because of [the loss of] his father or mother.

The Dead » Idolaters » Tore themselves for

Jeremiah 16:7

Food won't be provided for the mourner to comfort him because of the dead. A cup of consolation won't be given him because of [the loss of] his father or mother.

The Dead » Nazarites not to touch or mourn for

Numbers 6:6-7

He must not go near a dead body during the time he consecrates himself to the Lord. He is not to defile himself for his father or mother, or his brother or sister, when they die, because the hair consecrated to his God is on his head.

The Dead » Terms used to express » Those who are not

Matthew 2:18

A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children; and she refused to be consoled, because they were no more.

The Dead » Characterized by » Inability to glorify God

Psalm 115:17

It is not the dead who praise the Lord, nor any of those descending into the silence [of death].

The Dead » Idolaters » Offered sacrifices for

The Dead » Eyes of, closed by nearest of kin

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."

The Dead » Illustrative of » Diviners, &c

Isaiah 8:19

When they say to you, "Consult the spirits of the dead and the spiritists who chirp and mutter," shouldn't a people consult their God? [Should they consult] the dead on behalf of the living?

The Dead » Defiled » Camp » Removed

Numbers 5:2

"Command the Israelites to send away anyone from the camp who is afflicted with a skin disease, anyone who has a [bodily] discharge, or anyone who is defiled because of a corpse.

The Dead » Characterized by » Being without the spirit

The Dead » Illustrative of » Freedom from the law

The Dead » Were wrapped in lined with spices

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.

The Dead » Were washed and laid out

Acts 9:37

In those days she became sick and died. After washing her, they placed her in a room upstairs.

The Dead » Regard often shown to the memory of

Ruth 1:8

She said to them, "Each of you go back to your mother's home. May the Lord show faithful love to you as you have shown to the dead and to me.

death » The Dead

Psalm 115:17

It is not the dead who praise the Lord, nor any of those descending into the silence [of death].

Ecclesiastes 9:5-6

For the living know that they will die, but the dead don't know anything. There is no longer a reward for them because the memory of them is forgotten. Their love, their hate, and their envy have already disappeared, and there is no longer a portion for them in all that is done under the sun.

Isaiah 38:18

For Sheol cannot thank You; Death cannot praise You. Those who go down to the Pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.

More verses: 1 Corinthians 15:50-52

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