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Acts 9:37

At that time, she got sick and died. After they had washed her, they laid her in an upstairs room.

Matthew 26:12

When she poured this perfume on my body, she was preparing me for burial.

Genesis 50:2

After this, he issued orders to his physician servants to embalm his father. So they embalmed Israel.

2 Chronicles 16:14

and he was buried in his own tomb that he had prepared for himself in the City of David. He was laid out on a bier that had been filled with various spices prepared by morticians, and the mourners built a massive bonfire to honor his memory.

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Are The Dead Raised?

Job 14:14

If a human being dies, will he live again? I will endure the entire time of my assigned service, until I am changed.

State Of The Dead

Job 26:5

"The ghosts of the dead writhe under the waters along with those who live there with them.

The Dead Are Raised

Hebrews 11:19

Abraham was certain that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did get Isaac back in this way.

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John 11:44

The man who had died came out, his hands and feet tied with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a handkerchief. Jesus told them, "Untie him, and let him go."

Mark 15:46

Joseph bought some linen cloth, took the body down, wrapped it in the cloth, laid it in a tomb that had been cut out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.

Matthew 27:59

So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth.

John 19:40

They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it in linen cloths along with spices, according to the burial custom of the Jews.

John 20:7

and that the handkerchief that had been on Jesus' head was not lying with the linen cloths but was rolled up in a separate place.

Acts 5:6

The young men got up, wrapped him up, carried him outside, and buried him.

Genesis 49:29-30

In his last words, Jacob issued this set of instructions to them all: "I'm about to join our ancestors. Bury me alongside my ancestors in the cave in the field that used to belong to Ephron the Hittite. It's the cave in the field near Mamre at Machpelah in the land of Canaan that Abraham bought to serve as a cemetery.

Joshua 24:30

they buried him in his territorial inheritance at Timnath-serah in the mountainous region of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash.

Ruth 1:17

Where you die, I'll die and be buried. May the LORD do this to me and more if anything except death comes between you and me."

1 Kings 11:15

During David's military campaign against Edom, when his army commander Joab had gone out to bury the dead, he killed every male in Edom.

Joshua 7:25

Joshua announced, "Why did you bring trouble to us? Today the LORD is bringing trouble to you!" So all Israel stoned him to death, incinerated them, and buried them with stones,

1 Samuel 31:12

every valiant soldier got up, traveled all night, and removed Saul's body and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan. Then they went to Jabesh and cremated the bodies there.

Amos 6:10

One's relative will pick up the corpse to carry them from the house for burning, saying to whomever remains inside the house, "Is there anyone still with you?' And he will say, "No.' He will respond, "Be quiet, because we do not mention the name "LORD".'

Psalm 79:2

to give the corpses of your servants as food for the birds of the skies and the flesh of your godly ones to the beasts of the earth;

Isaiah 14:19

But you are cast away from your grave, like a repulsive branch, your clothing is the slain, those pierced by the sword; those who go down to the Pit. Like a dead body trampled underfoot,

Jeremiah 7:33

The dead bodies of these people will be food for the birds of the sky and for the animals of the land, and no one will disturb them.

Jeremiah 16:6

Both the most and the least important people will die in this land, and they won't be buried. People won't mourn for them. They won't cut themselves, nor will they shave their heads for them.

Leviticus 21:11

He is not to come near any dead body whether the deceased is his father or his mother so as not to defile himself.

Numbers 6:6

"During the entire time of his dedication, he is not to come near a dead body.

Ezekiel 31:16

I made the nations tremble when they heard that Assyria was falling, descending into Sheol to join those who go down into the Pit. Then all of the trees of Eden in the world below were comforted, including the choicest and best of Lebanon, all of whom were well-watered.

2 Kings 21:26

He was buried in his own grave in the Garden of Uzza, and his son Josiah became king in his place.

Psalm 88:3-4

For my life is filled with troubles as I approach Sheol. I am considered as one of those descending into the Pit, like a mighty man without strength,

Psalm 116:3

The ropes of death were wound around me and the anguish of Sheol came upon me; I encountered distress and sorrow.

Isaiah 14:9-10

"The afterlife below is all astir to meet you when you arrive; it rouses up the spirits of the dead to greet you everyone who used to be world leaders. It has raised up from their thrones all who used to be kings of the nations. In answer, all of them will tell you, "You've also become as weak as we are! You have become just like us!'

Acts 2:31

he looked ahead and spoke about the resurrection of the Messiah: "He was not abandoned to Hades, and his flesh did not experience decay.'

Psalm 49:13-14

This is the fate of those who are foolish and of those who correct their words after they speak. Interlude Like sheep, they are destined for the realm of the dead, with death as their shepherd. The upright will have dominion over them in the morning; their strength will be consumed in the afterlife, so that they have no home.

Psalm 31:17

Let me not be ashamed, LORD, for I have called upon you. Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in the next life.

Psalm 88:3-5

For my life is filled with troubles as I approach Sheol. I am considered as one of those descending into the Pit, like a mighty man without strength, released to remain with the dead, lying in a grave like a corpse, remembered no longer, and cut off from your power.

Nahum 1:14

Now this is what the Lord has decreed about you, Nineveh: "There will be no more children born to carry on your name. I will cut out the graven and molten images from the temples of your gods. I myself will dig your grave, because you are vile."

Matthew 11:23

"And you, Capernaum! You won't be lifted up to heaven, will you? You'll go down to Hell! Because if the miracles that happened in you had taken place in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.

Luke 10:15

And you, Capernaum! You won't be lifted up to heaven, will you? You'll go down to Hell!

Revelation 20:13-14

The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and Death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and all were judged according to their actions. Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. (This is the second death the lake of fire.)

Psalm 139:8

If I rise to heaven, there you are! If I lay down with the dead, there you are!

Psalm 30:3

LORD, you brought me from death; you kept me alive so that I did not descend into the Pit.

Psalm 86:13

For great is your gracious love to me; you've delivered me from the depths of Sheol.

Hosea 13:14

"From the power of Sheol I will rescue them, from death I will redeem them. Death, where are your plagues? Sheol, where is your destruction? My eyes will remain closed to your pleas for compassion.

Jonah 2:2

He said: "I called out to the LORD from the midst of affliction directed at me, and he answered me. From the depths of death I cried out for help; and you heard my cry.

Acts 2:27

For you will not abandon my soul to Hades or allow your Holy One to experience decay.

Ezekiel 18:20

The soul who sins dies. The son won't bear the punishment of his father's sin and the father won't bear the punishment of his son's sin. The righteous deeds of that righteous person will be attributed to him, while the wicked deeds of the wicked person will be charged against him.

1 John 5:16-17

If anyone sees his brother committing a sin that does not lead to death, he should pray that God would give him life. This applies to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not telling you to pray about that. Every kind of wrongdoing is sin, yet there are sins that do not lead to death.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

But we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve like other people who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so through Jesus God will bring those who have died with him.

John 11:11-14

These were the things he said. Then after this, he told them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I'm leaving to wake him up." So the disciples told him, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will get well." Jesus, however, had been speaking about his death, but they thought that he was speaking about resting or sleeping.read more.
Then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus has died.

1 Corinthians 15:17-22

and if the Messiah has not been raised, your faith is worthless and you are still imprisoned by your sins. Yes, even those who have died believing in the Messiah are lost. If we have set our hopes on the Messiah in this life only, we deserve more pity than any other people.read more.
But at this moment the Messiah stands risen from the dead, the first one offered in the harvest of those who have died. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead also came through a man. For as in Adam all die, so also in the Messiah will all be made alive.

John 11:25-26

Jesus told her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The person who believes in me, even though he dies, will live. Indeed, everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe that?"

Romans 8:38-39

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor anything above, nor anything below, nor anything else in all creation can separate us from the love of God that is ours in union with the Messiah Jesus, our Lord.

Revelation 2:11

"Let everyone listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will never be hurt by the second death.'"

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Psalm 71:20

God, who can compare to you, who caused me to experience troubles that were numerous and disastrous? You will return to revive me and lift me up from the depths of the earth.

Hosea 13:14

"From the power of Sheol I will rescue them, from death I will redeem them. Death, where are your plagues? Sheol, where is your destruction? My eyes will remain closed to your pleas for compassion.

The Dead » Mourning for » Examples of grief

2 Samuel 18:33

Deeply shaken, the king went up to the chamber overlooking the city gate, weeping bitterly and crying out as he went along, "My son Absalom! My son! My son Absalom! I wish I had died instead of you, Absalom my son, my son!"

Ruth 1:20

But Naomi replied, "Don't call me "Naomi'! Call me "Mara'! That's because the Almighty has dealt bitterly with me.

Genesis 23:2

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

Judges 21:2

So the people went to Bethel, sat before God until dusk, where they cried out loud and wept bitterly.

Genesis 37:35

All his sons and daughters showed up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. He kept saying, "Leave me alone! I'll go down to the next world, still mourning for my son." So Joseph's father wept for him.

The Dead » Places of burial of » Sepulchres

2 Chronicles 16:14

and he was buried in his own tomb that he had prepared for himself in the City of David. He was laid out on a bier that had been filled with various spices prepared by morticians, and the mourners built a massive bonfire to honor his memory.

Deuteronomy 34:6

He was buried in the valley opposite Beth Peor, in the land of Moab, but no one knows to this day where his burial place is.

Matthew 27:60

Then he placed it in his own new tomb, which he had cut out of the rock. After rolling a large stone across the door of the tomb, he left,

Genesis 23:6

"Listen to us, sir. You are a mighty prince among us. Bury your dead in the choicest of our burial tombs. None of us would refuse you his tomb for burying your dead."

2 Kings 9:28

Ahaziah fled to Megiddo, where he died. Ahaziah's servants transported the king's body by chariot to Jerusalem and buried it in his own sepulcher near his ancestors in the City of David.

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1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

But we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve like other people who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so through Jesus God will bring those who have died with him. For we declare to you what the Lord has told us to say: We who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who have died. read more.
With a shout of command, with the archangel's call, and with the sound of God's trumpet, the Lord himself will come down from heaven, and the dead who belong to the Messiah will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. So then, encourage one another with these words.

John 11:1-44

Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the woman who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair. Her brother Lazarus was the one who was ill. So the sisters sent word to Jesus and told him, "Lord, the one whom you love is ill." read more.
But when Jesus heard it, he said, "This illness isn't meant to end in death. It's for God's glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it." Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. Yet, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed where he was for two more days. After this, he told the disciples, "Let's go back to Judea." The disciples told him, "Rabbi, the Jewish leaders were just now trying to stone you to death, and you are going back there again?" Jesus replied, "There are twelve hours in the day, aren't there? If anyone walks during the day he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if anyone walks at night he stumbles, because the light is not in him." These were the things he said. Then after this, he told them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I'm leaving to wake him up." So the disciples told him, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will get well." Jesus, however, had been speaking about his death, but they thought that he was speaking about resting or sleeping. Then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus has died. For your sake I'm glad that I wasn't there, so that you may believe. But let's go to him." Then Thomas, who was called the Twin, told his fellow disciples, "Let's go, too, so that we may die with him!" When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about fifteen stadia away, and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them about their brother. As soon as Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary stayed at home. Martha told Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever you ask of God, he will give it to you." Jesus told her, "Your brother will rise again." Martha told him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day." Jesus told her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The person who believes in me, even though he dies, will live. Indeed, everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe that?" "Yes, Lord," she told him. "I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one who was to come into the world." When she had said this, she went away and called her sister Mary and told her privately, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you!" As soon as Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him. Now Jesus had not yet arrived at the village but was still at the place where Martha had met him. When the Jews who had been with her, consoling her in the house, saw Mary get up quickly and go out, they followed her, thinking that she had gone to the tomb to cry there. As soon as Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell down at his feet and told him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother wouldn't have died." When Jesus saw her crying, and the Jews who had come with her crying, he was greatly troubled in spirit and deeply moved. He asked, "Where have you put him?" They told him, "Lord, come and see." Jesus burst into tears. So the Jews said, "See how much he loved him!" But some of them said, "Surely the one who opened the eyes of the blind man could have kept this man from dying, couldn't he?" Groaning deeply again, Jesus came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying in front of it. Jesus said, "Remove the stone." Martha, the dead man's sister, told him, "Lord, there must be a stench by now, because he's been dead for four days." Jesus told her, "I told you that if you believed you would see God's glory, didn't I?" So they removed the stone. Then Jesus looked upward and said, "Father, I thank you for hearing me. I know that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me." After saying this, he shouted with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!" The man who had died came out, his hands and feet tied with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a handkerchief. Jesus told them, "Untie 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 to go and anoint Jesus. Very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had just come up, they were going to the tomb. They kept saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?" read more.
Then they looked up and saw that the stone had been rolled away. (It was a very large stone.) As they went into the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were utterly astonished. But he told them, "Stop being astonished! You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised. He is not here. Look at the place where they laid him. But go and tell his disciples especially Peter that Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you." So they left the tomb and ran away, overwhelmed by shock and astonishment. They didn't say a thing to anyone, because they were afraid. After Jesus had risen early on the first day of that week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had driven out seven demons. She went and told those who had been with Jesus and who now were grieving and crying. When they heard that he was alive and that he had been seen by her, they refused to believe Mary. After this, Jesus appeared in a different form to two disciples as they were walking into the country. They went back and told the others, who didn't believe them, either. Finally he appeared to his eleven disciples while they were eating. He rebuked them for their unbelief and stubbornness, because they had not believed those who had seen him after he had risen.

Luke 24:1-46

But at early dawn on the first day of the week, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they didn't find the body of the Lord Jesus. read more.
While they were puzzling over this, two men in dazzling robes suddenly stood beside them. While the women remained terrified, bowing their faces to the ground, the men asked them, "Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is living? He is not here, but has been raised. Remember what he told you while he was still in Galilee: "The Son of Man must be handed over to sinful men, be crucified, and rise on the third day.'" Then the women remembered Jesus' words. They returned from the tomb and reported all these things to the eleven disciples and all the others. The women who told the apostles about it were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and some others. But what they said seemed nonsense to them, so they did not believe them. Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. He stooped down and saw only the linen cloths. Then he went home, wondering about what had happened. On the same day, two of Jesus' followers were walking to a village called Emmaus, about 60 stadia from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about all these things that had taken place. While they were discussing and analyzing what had happened, Jesus himself approached and began to walk with them, but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him. He asked them, "What are you discussing with each other as you're walking along?" They stood still and looked gloomy. The one whose name was Cleopas answered him, "Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who doesn't know what happened there in the past few days?" He asked them, "What things?" They answered him, "The events involving Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet, mighty in what he said and did before God and all the people, and how our high priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and had him crucified. But we kept hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel. What is more, this is now the third day since these things occurred. Even some of our women have startled us by what they told us. They were at the tomb early this morning and didn't find his body there, so they came back and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who were saying that he was alive. Then some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said. However, they didn't see him." Then Jesus told them, "O, how foolish you are! How slow you are to believe everything the prophets said! The Messiah had to suffer these things and then enter his glory, didn't he?" Then, beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them all the passages of Scripture about himself. As they came near the village where the two men were headed, Jesus acted as though he were going farther. But they strongly urged him, "Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the daylight is nearly gone." So he went in to stay with them. While he was at the table with them, he took the bread, blessed it, broke it in pieces, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they knew who he was. And he vanished from them. Then they asked each other, "Our hearts kept burning within us as he was talking to us on the road and explaining the Scriptures to us, didn't they?" They got up right away, went back to Jerusalem, and found the eleven disciples and their companions all together. They kept saying, "The Lord has really risen and has appeared to Simon!" Then the two men began to tell what had happened on the road and how they had recognized him when he broke the bread in pieces. While they were all talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and told them, "Peace be with you." They were startled and terrified, thinking they were seeing a ghost. But Jesus told them, "What's frightening you? And why are you doubting? Look at my hands and my feet, because it's really me. Touch me and look at me, because a ghost doesn't have flesh and bones as you see that I have." After he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. Even though they were still skeptical due to their joy and astonishment, Jesus asked them, "Do you have anything here to eat?" They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate it in their presence. Then he told them, "These are the 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 had to be fulfilled." Then he opened their minds so that they might understand the Scriptures. He told them, "This is how it is written: the Messiah was to suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,

The Dead » Mourning for » Hired mourners

Amos 5:16

Therefore this is what the LORD, the God of the Heavenly Armies, the Lord, says: "There will be dirges in all of the streets; and in all of the highways they will cry out in anguish. They will call the farmer to mourning and those who lament to grieve.

Ecclesiastes 12:5

At that time they will fear climbing heights and dangers along the road while the almond tree will blossom, and the grasshopper is weighed down. Desire will cease, because the person goes to his eternal home, and mourners will gather in the marketplace.

2 Chronicles 35:25

Jeremiah sang a lament for Josiah, and all the male and female singers recite that lamentation about Josiah to this day. In fact, they made singing it an ordinance in Israel, and they are recorded in the Lamentations.

Jeremiah 9:17

This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "Think about what I'm saying! Indeed, call out the professional mourners! Send for the best of them to come.

Matthew 9:23

When Jesus came to the official's house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion,

The Dead » Mourning for » General references to

2 Samuel 3:31

David ordered Joab and all the people who were with him, "Tear your clothes, put on sackcloth, and mourn for Abner." King David walked behind the funeral procession,

Genesis 50:3

It took 40 days to complete the process, the normal period required for embalming. Meanwhile, the Egyptians mourned for him for 70 days.

Numbers 20:29

When the entire community saw that Aaron had died, they mourned in memory of Aaron for 30 days.

Deuteronomy 34:8

The Israelis mourned for Moses at the desert plain of Moab for 30 days, after which the period of mourning for Moses was completed.

2 Samuel 1:12

They mourned and wept, and then decided to fast until dusk for Saul, for his son Jonathan, for the army of the LORD, and for the house of Israel, because they had fallen in battle.

The Dead » Preparation of, for burial » Embalming

2 Chronicles 16:14

and he was buried in his own tomb that he had prepared for himself in the City of David. He was laid out on a bier that had been filled with various spices prepared by morticians, and the mourners built a massive bonfire to honor his memory.

Genesis 50:26

Some time later, Joseph died at the age of 110 years, and he was embalmed and placed in a coffin in Egypt.

John 19:40

They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it in linen cloths along with spices, according to the burial custom of the Jews.

Genesis 50:2

After this, he issued orders to his physician servants to embalm his father. So they embalmed Israel.

The Dead » Embalming

2 Chronicles 16:14

and he was buried in his own tomb that he had prepared for himself in the City of David. He was laid out on a bier that had been filled with various spices prepared by morticians, and the mourners built a massive bonfire to honor his memory.

Genesis 50:26

Some time later, Joseph died at the age of 110 years, and he was embalmed and placed in a coffin in Egypt.

John 19:40

They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it in linen cloths along with spices, according to the burial custom of the Jews.

Genesis 50:2

After this, he issued orders to his physician servants to embalm his father. So they embalmed Israel.

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

John 11:44

The man who had died came out, his hands and feet tied with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a handkerchief. Jesus told them, "Untie him, and let him go."

John 19:40

They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it in linen cloths along with spices, according to the burial custom of the Jews.

Matthew 27:59

So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth.

John 20:7

and that the handkerchief that had been on Jesus' head was not lying with the linen cloths but was rolled up in a separate place.

Acts 5:6

The young men got up, wrapped him up, carried him outside, and buried him.

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

John 11:44

The man who had died came out, his hands and feet tied with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a handkerchief. Jesus told them, "Untie him, and let him go."

Luke 7:15

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

Acts 9:40

Peter made them all go outside. After kneeling down, he prayed, turned to the body, and said, "Tabitha, get up!" She opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

Acts 20:12

They took the young man away alive and were greatly relieved.

The Dead » Grave-clothes

John 11:44

The man who had died came out, his hands and feet tied with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a handkerchief. Jesus told them, "Untie him, and let him go."

John 19:40

They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it in linen cloths along with spices, according to the burial custom of the Jews.

Matthew 27:59

So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth.

John 20:7

and that the handkerchief that had been on Jesus' head was not lying with the linen cloths but was rolled up in a separate place.

Acts 5:6

The young men got up, wrapped him up, carried him outside, 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 greatly troubled in spirit and deeply moved.

Genesis 27:35

Isaac replied, "Your brother came here deceitfully and stole your blessing."

Matthew 2:18

"A voice was heard in Ramah: wailing and great mourning. Rachel was crying for her children. She refused to be comforted, because they no longer existed."

The Dead » Preparation of, for burial » Cremation

1 Samuel 31:12

every valiant soldier got up, traveled all night, and removed Saul's body and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan. Then they went to Jabesh and cremated the bodies there.

Joshua 7:25

Joshua announced, "Why did you bring trouble to us? Today the LORD is bringing trouble to you!" So all Israel stoned him to death, incinerated them, and buried them with stones,

2 Kings 23:20

After he had slaughtered all the priests who served at the high places and burned their bones on those high places, he returned to Jerusalem.

Amos 6:10

One's relative will pick up the corpse to carry them from the house for burning, saying to whomever remains inside the house, "Is there anyone still with you?' And he will say, "No.' He will respond, "Be quiet, because we do not mention the name "LORD".'

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

2 Corinthians 5:4

So while we are still in this tent, we sigh under our burdens, because we do not want to put it off but to put it on, so that our dying bodies may be swallowed up by life.

Ephesians 2:5

even when we were dead because of our offenses, made us alive together with the Messiah (by grace you have been saved),

The Dead » Terms used to express » Carcases

1 Kings 13:24

Not long after the man of God had left, a lion met him along the road and killed him. His body was left lying in the middle of the road with the donkey standing beside it and with the lion also standing next to the body.

Numbers 14:29

Your corpses will fall in this wilderness every single one of you who has been counted among you, according to your number from 20 years and above, who complained against me.

Numbers 14:32-33

"Now as for you, your corpses will fall in this wilderness and your children will wander throughout the wilderness for 40 years. They'll bear the consequences of your idolatries until your bodies are entirely consumed in the wilderness.

The Dead » Instances of, restored to life before Christ

2 Kings 13:21

One day while some Israelis were burying a man, they saw some marauders, so they threw the man into Elisha's grave. But when the man fell against Elisha's remains, he revived and rose to his feet.

1 Kings 17:22

The LORD listened to Elijah, and the soul of the little boy returned to him, and he revived.

2 Kings 4:34-36

Then he approached the child and lay down with his mouth near the child's, with his eyes near those of the child, and taking the child's hands in his. As Elisha stretched himself on the child, the child's flesh began to grow warm. Then he went downstairs, walked around back and forth inside the house once, went back up to his upper chamber, and stretched himself over the child again. The young man sneezed seven times and then opened his eyes. He called out to Gehazi, "Go get the Shunammite woman!" So he called her. When she came in to see Elisha, he told her, "Take back your son!"

The Dead » Touching of, caused uncleanness

Numbers 19:16

Whoever is out in an open field and touches the body of someone who was killed by a sword, or a dead body, or someone's bones, or a grave, he is to be considered unclean for seven days.

Numbers 19:13

Anyone who comes in contact with a dead person (that is, with the corpse of a human being who has died), but who does not purify himself, defiles the LORD's tent. That person is to be eliminated from Israel, because the water of impurity wasn't sprinkled on him. He remains unclean and his uncleanness will remain with him.

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

Genesis 49:29

In his last words, Jacob issued this set of instructions to them all: "I'm about to join our ancestors. Bury me alongside my ancestors in the cave in the field that used to belong to Ephron the Hittite.

Genesis 50:25

So Joseph made all of Israel's other children make this promise: "Because God is certainly going to take care of you, you are to carry my bones up from here."

Nehemiah 2:3

Then I was filled with fear. I replied to the king, "May the king live forever. Why shouldn't I be troubled, since the city where my ancestral sepulchers are located lies waste, with its gates burned by fire?"

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Lasted many days

Genesis 50:10

When they arrived at Atad's threshing floor, which is located beyond the Jordan River, they held a great and mournful memorial service, during which Joseph spent seven days mourning for his father.

Genesis 50:3

It took 40 days to complete the process, the normal period required for embalming. Meanwhile, the Egyptians mourned for him for 70 days.

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

Isaiah 59:10

Let's grope along the wall like the blind; let us grope like those who have no eyes. We stumble at midday as if it were twilight, in desolate places like dead people.

Psalm 143:3

For those who oppose me are pursuing my life, crushing me to the ground, making me sit in darkness like those who died long ago.

Psalm 88:5

released to remain with the dead, lying in a grave like a corpse, remembered no longer, and cut off from your power.

The Dead » Illustrative of » Faith without works

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

Acts 9:37

At that time, she got sick and died. After they had washed her, they laid her in an upstairs room.

Matthew 26:12

When she poured this perfume on my body, she was preparing me for burial.

John 11:44

The man who had died came out, his hands and feet tied with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a handkerchief. Jesus told them, "Untie him, and let him go."

The Dead » They who have departed this life

Genesis 23:2

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

Genesis 25:8

then passed away, dying at a ripe old age, having lived a full life, and joined his ancestors.

Job 1:19

when a strong wind came straight out of the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on the young people, and they died. I alone escaped to tell you!"

The Dead » General references to

Acts 9:37

At that time, she got sick and died. After they had washed her, they laid her in an upstairs room.

Matthew 26:12

When she poured this perfume on my body, she was preparing me for burial.

John 11:44

The man who had died came out, his hands and feet tied with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a handkerchief. Jesus told them, "Untie him, and let him go."

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

Romans 6:11

In the same way, you too must continuously consider yourselves dead as far as sin is concerned, but living for God through the Messiah Jesus.

Romans 6:2

Of course not! How can we who died as far as sin is concerned go on living in it?

The Dead » Heathenish expressions of grief for, forbidden

Deuteronomy 14:1-2

"You are children of the LORD your God. You must not lacerate yourselves or shave your foreheads on account of the dead, because you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD chose to make you his precious possession from among all the nations of the earth."

The Dead » Even bones of, caused uncleanness

Numbers 19:16

Whoever is out in an open field and touches the body of someone who was killed by a sword, or a dead body, or someone's bones, or a grave, he is to be considered unclean for seven days.

2 Chronicles 34:5

He burned the bones of the priests on their altars, thus purging Judah and Jerusalem.

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

Leviticus 21:1-3

The LORD told Moses, "Speak to the priests, Aaron's sons, and tell them that no priest is to defile himself on account of the dead among his people, except his close relatives his mother, father, son, daughter, brother, or virgin sister (who is a near relative of him and did not have a husband he may defile himself for her).

Ezekiel 44:25

They are not to come in contact with a dead body, so they don't defile themselves, except in the case of their father, mother, son, daughter, brother, or for an unmarried sister, on whose behalf they may defile themselves.

The Dead » Characterized by » Being incapable of motion

Matthew 28:4

Trembling from fear, even the guards themselves became catatonic.

The Dead » Return not to this life

Job 7:9

As a cloud fades away and vanishes, the one who descends to the afterlife doesn't return.

Job 14:10

"But when a person dies and wastes away, when a person breathes his last, where will he be?

Job 14:14

If a human being dies, will he live again? I will endure the entire time of my assigned service, until I am changed.

The Dead » Too soon forgotten

Ecclesiastes 9:5

At least the living know they will die, but the dead know nothing; they no longer have a reward, since memory about them has been forgotten.

The Dead » Preparation of, for burial » Burial ceremonies

Genesis 50:10

When they arrived at Atad's threshing floor, which is located beyond the Jordan River, they held a great and mournful memorial service, during which Joseph spent seven days mourning for his father.

Jeremiah 34:5

You will die peacefully, and as they burned fires for your ancestors, the former kings who were before you, so they'll burn fires for you, wailing, "Oh how terrible, your majesty!"' For I've spoken the message," declares the LORD.

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

2 Samuel 3:31

David ordered Joab and all the people who were with him, "Tear your clothes, put on sackcloth, and mourn for Abner." King David walked behind the funeral procession,

The Dead » Mourning for, often » With plaintive music

Jeremiah 48:36

Therefore my heart wails for Moab like flutes and my heart wails for the men of Kir-heres like flutes. Therefore they'll lose the abundance they produced.

Matthew 9:23

When Jesus came to the official's house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion,

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

Numbers 19:18

A clean person is to take some hyssop, dip it in water, and then sprinkle it on the tent, on every vessel, and on whoever was there (that is, on whoever touched the bones, the killed person, or the dead body, including whoever dug the grave).

Numbers 19:12

He is to purify himself on the third day and he will be clean on the seventh day. But if he can't purify himself on the third day then he can't be clean on the seventh day.

The Dead » Terms used to express » Deceased

Isaiah 26:14

The dead won't live, and the departed spirits won't rise to that end, you punished and destroyed them, then locked away all memory of them.

The Dead » Illustrative of » Impotence

Genesis 20:3

But God came to Abimelech in a dream during the night and spoke to him, "Pay attention! You're about to die, because the woman you have taken is a man's wife!"

Romans 4:19

His faith did not weaken when he thought about his own body (which was already as good as dead now that he was about a hundred years old) or about Sarah's inability to have children,

The Dead » Terms used to express » Corpses

2 Kings 19:35

That very night, the angel of the LORD went out to the camp of the Assyrian army and killed 185,000 men. Early the next morning, when the army of Israel arose, all 185,000 soldiers were dead.

Nahum 3:3

The cavalry attacks the flashing sword and the glittering spear! Many are the slain so many casualties! No end to bodies, and the soldiers trip over the corpses.

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Loud and clamorous

Jeremiah 16:6

Both the most and the least important people will die in this land, and they won't be buried. People won't mourn for them. They won't cut themselves, nor will they shave their heads for them.

Mark 5:38

When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw mass confusion. People were crying and sobbing 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 high priest among his relatives whose head has been anointed with oil and who has been consecrated to put on the priestly clothing is not to let his hair hang loose or to tear his clothes. He is not to come near any dead body whether the deceased is his father or his mother so as not to defile himself.

The Dead » Idolaters » Consecrated part of their crops to

Deuteronomy 26:14

"I've removed the holy offering from my house and given it to the descendants of Levi, to the foreigners, to the orphans, and to the widows just as you have commanded me. I haven't violated or forgotten your commands. I haven't eaten any part of it while mourning, nor removed any part of it while unclean, nor offered any of it to the dead. I've obeyed the voice of the LORD my God and did all that he commanded me.

The Dead » All offerings to, forbidden

Deuteronomy 26:14

"I've removed the holy offering from my house and given it to the descendants of Levi, to the foreigners, to the orphans, and to the widows just as you have commanded me. I haven't violated or forgotten your commands. I haven't eaten any part of it while mourning, nor removed any part of it while unclean, nor offered any of it to the dead. I've obeyed the voice of the LORD my God and did all that he commanded me.

The Dead » Mourning for, often » By hired mourners

Jeremiah 9:17-18

This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "Think about what I'm saying! Indeed, call out the professional mourners! Send for the best of them to come. Let them hurry and lament for us. Let tears run down from our eyes, and let our eyelids flow with water.

The Dead » Characterized by » Ignorance of all human affairs

Ecclesiastes 9:5

At least the living know they will die, but the dead know nothing; they no longer have a reward, since memory about them has been forgotten.

The Dead » Characterized by » Absence of all human passions

Ecclesiastes 9:6

Furthermore, their love, their hate, and their envy have been long lost. Never again will they have a part in what happens on earth.

The Dead » In a house rendered it unclean

Numbers 19:14-15

"This is the procedure to follow when a man dies in his tent: Everyone who enters the tent and everyone in it is to remain unclean for seven days. Every open vessel that has no covering fastened around it is to be considered unclean.

The Dead » Idolaters » Invoked and consulted

1 Samuel 28:7-8

Saul told his servants, "Find me a woman who is a medium so I can go to her and make my inquiry through her." His servants told him, "Look, there's a woman at Endor who is a medium." Saul disguised himself, putting on different clothes. He went along with two men to the woman at night. He said, "Consult a familiar spirit for me and bring up for me the one whom I tell you."

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

2 Samuel 14:2

so he sent messengers to Tekoa to bring a wise woman from there. He told her, "Please play the role of a mourner, wear the clothes of a mourner, and refrain from using makeup. Act like a woman who's been in mourning for the dead for many days.

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

2 Samuel 19:4

Meanwhile, the king veiled his face and kept on crying loudly, "My son Absalom! Absalom my son, my son!"

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

Jeremiah 16:7

They won't break bread for the mourner to be consoled for the dead. They won't give anyone the cup of consolation to drink for his father or mother.

The Dead » Idolaters » Tore themselves for

Jeremiah 16:7

They won't break bread for the mourner to be consoled for the dead. They won't give anyone the cup of consolation to drink for his father or mother.

The Dead » Nazarites not to touch or mourn for

Numbers 6:6-7

"During the entire time of his dedication, he is not to come near a dead body. He is not to defile himself on account of his father, mother, brother, and sister when they die, because the crown of his consecration to God is on his head.

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

Matthew 2:18

"A voice was heard in Ramah: wailing and great mourning. Rachel was crying for her children. She refused to be comforted, because they no longer existed."

The Dead » Characterized by » Inability to glorify God

Psalm 115:17

Neither can the dead praise the LORD, nor those who go down into the silence of death.

The Dead » Idolaters » Offered sacrifices for

The Dead » Eyes of, closed by nearest of kin

Genesis 46:4

I'm going down with you to Egypt, and I'm certainly going to bring you back again. And Joseph himself will be with you when you die."

The Dead » Illustrative of » Diviners, &c

Isaiah 8:19

"So when they advise you, "Ask the mediums your questions, and quiz the spiritists who chirp and mutter,' shouldn't a people instead be consulting their God and not the dead on behalf of those who are living

The Dead » Defiled » Camp » Removed

Numbers 5:2

"Command the Israelis to send outside the encampment every leper, everyone who has a discharge, and whoever is ritually defiled by contact with 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

They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it in linen cloths along with spices, according to the burial custom of the Jews.

The Dead » Were washed and laid out

Acts 9:37

At that time, she got sick and died. After they had washed her, they laid her in an upstairs room.

The Dead » Regard often shown to the memory of

Ruth 1:8

But along the way, Naomi told her two daughters-in-law, "Each of you go back home. Return to your mother's house. May the LORD show his gracious love to you, as you have shown me and our loved ones who have died.

death » The Dead

Psalm 115:17

Neither can the dead praise the LORD, nor those who go down into the silence of death.

Ecclesiastes 9:5-6

At least the living know they will die, but the dead know nothing; they no longer have a reward, since memory about them has been forgotten. Furthermore, their love, their hate, and their envy have been long lost. Never again will they have a part in what happens on earth.

Isaiah 38:18

For Sheol cannot thank you, death cannot sing your praise; and those who go down to the Pit cannot hope for your faithfulness.

More verses: 1 Corinthians 15:50-52

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