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Acts 9:37

At that time she became sick and died. When they had washed her body, they placed it in an upstairs room.

Matthew 26:12

When she poured this oil on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.

Genesis 50:2

Joseph instructed the physicians in his service to embalm his father, so the physicians embalmed Israel.

2 Chronicles 16:14

He was buried in the tomb he had carved out in the City of David. They laid him to rest on a bier covered with spices and assorted mixtures of ointments. They made a huge bonfire to honor him.

John 11:44

The one who had died came out, his feet and hands tied up with strips of cloth, and a cloth wrapped around his face. Jesus said to them, "Unwrap him and let him go."

Mark 15:46

After Joseph bought a linen cloth and took down the body, he wrapped it in the linen and placed it in a tomb cut out of the rock. Then he rolled a stone across the entrance of the tomb.

Matthew 27:59

Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

John 19:40

Then they took Jesus' body and wrapped it, with the aromatic spices, in strips of linen cloth according to Jewish burial customs.

John 20:7

and the face cloth, which had been around Jesus' head, not lying with the strips of linen cloth but rolled up in a place by itself.

Acts 5:6

So the young men came, wrapped him up, carried him out, and buried him.

Genesis 49:29-30

Then he instructed them, "I am about to go to my people. Bury me with my fathers in the cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite. It is the cave in the field of Machpelah, near Mamre in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought for a burial plot from Ephron the Hittite.

Joshua 24:30

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

Ruth 1:17

Wherever you die, I will die -- and there I will be buried. May the Lord punish me severely if I do not keep my promise! Only death will be able to separate me from you!"

1 Kings 11:15

During David's campaign against Edom, Joab, the commander of the army, while on a mission to bury the dead, killed every male in Edom.

Joshua 7:25

Joshua said, "Why have you brought disaster on us? The Lord will bring disaster on you today!" All Israel stoned him to death. (They also stoned and burned the others.)

1 Samuel 31:12

all their warriors set out and traveled throughout the night. They took Saul's corpse and the corpses of his sons from the city wall of Beth Shan and went to Jabesh, where they burned them.

Amos 6:10

When their close relatives, the ones who will burn the corpses, pick up their bodies to remove the bones from the house, they will say to anyone who is in the inner rooms of the house, "Is anyone else with you?" He will respond, "Be quiet! Don't invoke the Lord's name!"

Psalm 79:2

They have given the corpses of your servants to the birds of the sky; the flesh of your loyal followers to the beasts of the earth.

Isaiah 14:19

But you have been thrown out of your grave like a shoot that is thrown away. You lie among the slain, among those who have been slashed by the sword, among those headed for the stones of the pit, as if you were a mangled corpse.

Jeremiah 7:33

Then the dead bodies of these people will be left on the ground for the birds and wild animals to eat. There will not be any survivors to scare them away.

Jeremiah 16:6

Rich and poor alike will die in this land. They will not be buried or mourned. People will not cut their bodies or shave off their hair to show their grief for them.

Leviticus 21:11

He must not go where there is any dead person; he must not defile himself even for his father and his mother.

Numbers 6:6

"'All the days that he separates himself to the Lord he must not contact a dead body.

Ezekiel 31:16

I made the nations shake at the sound of its fall, when I threw it down to Sheol, along with those who descend to the pit. Then all the trees of Eden, the choicest and the best of Lebanon, all that were well-watered, were comforted in the earth below.

2 Kings 21:26

He was buried in his tomb in the garden of Uzzah, and his son Josiah replaced him as king.

Psalm 88:3-4

For my life is filled with troubles and I am ready to enter Sheol. They treat me like those who descend into the grave. I am like a helpless man,

Psalm 116:3

The ropes of death tightened around me, the snares of Sheol confronted me. I was confronted with trouble and sorrow.

Isaiah 14:9-10

Sheol below is stirred up about you, ready to meet you when you arrive. It rouses the spirits of the dead for you, all the former leaders of the earth; it makes all the former kings of the nations rise from their thrones. All of them respond to you, saying: 'You too have become weak like us! You have become just like us!

Acts 2:31

David by foreseeing this spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was neither abandoned to Hades, nor did his body experience decay.

Psalm 49:13-14

This is the destiny of fools, and of those who approve of their philosophy. (Selah) They will travel to Sheol like sheep, with death as their shepherd. The godly will rule over them when the day of vindication dawns; Sheol will consume their bodies and they will no longer live in impressive houses.

Psalm 31:17

O Lord, do not let me be humiliated, for I call out to you! May evil men be humiliated! May they go wailing to the grave!

Psalm 88:3-5

For my life is filled with troubles and I am ready to enter Sheol. They treat me like those who descend into the grave. I am like a helpless man, adrift among the dead, like corpses lying in the grave, whom you remember no more, and who are cut off from your power.

Nahum 1:14

The Lord has issued a decree against you: "Your dynasty will come to an end. I will destroy the idols and images in the temples of your gods. I will desecrate your grave -- because you are accursed!"

Matthew 11:23

And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? No, you will be thrown down to Hades! For if the miracles done among you had been done in Sodom, it would have continued to this day.

Luke 10:15

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

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 each one was judged according to his deeds. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death -- the lake of fire.

Psalm 139:8

If I were to ascend to heaven, you would be there. If I were to sprawl out in Sheol, there you would be.

Psalm 30:3

O Lord, you pulled me up from Sheol; you rescued me from among those descending into the grave.

Psalm 86:13

For you will extend your great loyal love to me, and will deliver my life from the depths of Sheol.

Psalm 107:20

He sent them an assuring word and healed them; he rescued them from the pits where they were trapped.

Hosea 13:14

Will I deliver them from the power of Sheol? No, I will not! Will I redeem them from death? No, I will not! O Death, bring on your plagues! O Sheol, bring on your destruction! My eyes will not show any compassion!

Jonah 2:2

and said, "I called out to the Lord from my distress, and he answered me; from the belly of Sheol I cried out for help, and you heard my prayer.

Acts 2:27

because you will not leave my soul in Hades, nor permit your Holy One to experience decay.

Ezekiel 18:20

The person who sins is the one who will die. A son will not suffer for his father's iniquity, and a father will not suffer for his son's iniquity; the righteous person will be judged according to his righteousness, and the wicked person according to his wickedness.

1 John 5:16-17

If anyone sees his fellow Christian committing a sin not resulting in death, he should ask, and God will grant life to the person who commits a sin not resulting in death. There is a sin resulting in death. I do not say that he should ask about that. All unrighteousness is sin, but there is sin not resulting in death.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

Now we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, so also we believe that God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep as Christians.

John 11:11-14

After he said this, he added, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep. But I am going there to awaken him." Then the disciples replied, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover." (Now Jesus had been talking about his death, but they thought he had been talking about real sleep.)read more.
Then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus has died,

1 Corinthians 15:17-22

And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is useless; you are still in your sins. Furthermore, those who have fallen asleep in Christ have also perished. For if only in this life we have hope in Christ, 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 came 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 will live even if he dies, and the one who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"

Romans 8:38-39

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Revelation 2:11

The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will in no way be harmed by the second death.'

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Psalm 71:20

Though you have allowed me to experience much trouble and distress, revive me once again! Bring me up once again from the depths of the earth!

Hosea 13:14

Will I deliver them from the power of Sheol? No, I will not! Will I redeem them from death? No, I will not! O Death, bring on your plagues! O Sheol, bring on your destruction! My eyes will not show any compassion!

The Dead » Mourning for » Examples of grief

2 Samuel 18:33

The king then became very upset. He went up to the upper room over the gate and wept. As he went he said, "My son, Absalom! My son, my son, Absalom! If only I could have died in your place! Absalom, my son, my son!"

Ruth 1:20

But she replied to them, "Don't call me 'Naomi'! Call me 'Mara' because the Sovereign One has treated me very harshly.

Genesis 23:2

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

Judges 21:2

So the people came to Bethel and sat there before God until evening, weeping loudly and uncontrollably.

Genesis 37:35

All his sons and daughters stood by him to console him, but he refused to be consoled. "No," he said, "I will go to the grave mourning my son." So Joseph's father wept for him.

The Dead » Places of burial of » Sepulchres

2 Chronicles 16:14

He was buried in the tomb he had carved out in the City of David. They laid him to rest on a bier covered with spices and assorted mixtures of ointments. They made a huge bonfire to honor him.

Deuteronomy 34:6

He buried him in the land of Moab near Beth Peor, but no one knows his exact burial place to this very day.

Matthew 27:60

and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut in the rock. Then he rolled a great stone across the entrance of the tomb and went away.

Genesis 23:6

"Listen, sir, you are a mighty prince among us! You may bury your dead in the choicest of our tombs. None of us will refuse you his tomb to prevent you from burying your dead."

2 Kings 9:28

His servants took his body back to Jerusalem and buried him in his tomb with his ancestors in the city of David.

The Dead » Resurrection of » Select readings

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Now we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, so also we believe that God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep as Christians. For we tell you this by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will surely not go ahead of those who have fallen asleep. read more.
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be suddenly 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 certain man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village where Mary and her sister Martha lived. (Now it was Mary who anointed the Lord with perfumed oil and wiped his feet dry with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, "Lord, look, the one you love is sick." read more.
When Jesus heard this, he said, "This sickness will not lead to death, but to God's glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it." (Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.) So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he remained in the place where he was for two more days. Then after this, he said to his disciples, "Let us go to Judea again." The disciples replied, "Rabbi, the Jewish leaders were just now trying to stone you to death! Are you going there again?" Jesus replied, "Are there not twelve hours in a day? If anyone walks around in the daytime, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if anyone walks around at night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him." After he said this, he added, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep. But I am going there to awaken him." Then the disciples replied, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover." (Now Jesus had been talking about his death, but they thought he had been talking about real sleep.) Then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus has died, and I am glad for your sake that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him." So Thomas (called Didymus) said to his fellow disciples, "Let us go too, so that we may die with him." When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had been in the tomb four days already. (Now Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem, so many of the Jewish people of the region had come to Martha and Mary to console them over the loss of their brother.) So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary was sitting in the house. Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will grant you." Jesus replied, "Your brother will come back to life again." Martha said, "I know that he will come back to life 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 will live even if he dies, and the one who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?" She replied, "Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God who comes into the world." And when she had said this, Martha went and called her sister Mary, saying privately, "The Teacher is here and is asking for you." So when Mary heard this, she got up quickly and went to him. (Now Jesus had not yet entered the village, but was still in the place where Martha had come out to meet him.) Then the people who were with Mary in the house consoling her saw her get up quickly and go out. They followed her, because they thought she was going to the tomb to weep there. Now when Mary came to the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said to him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died." When Jesus saw her weeping, and the people who had come with her weeping, he was intensely moved in spirit and greatly distressed. He asked, "Where have you laid him?" They replied, "Lord, come and see." Jesus wept. Thus the people who had come to mourn said, "Look how much he loved him!" But some of them said, "This is the man who caused the blind man to see! Couldn't he have done something to keep Lazarus from dying?" Jesus, intensely moved again, came to the tomb. (Now it was a cave, and a stone was placed across it.) Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the deceased, replied, "Lord, by this time the body will have a bad smell, because he has been buried four days." Jesus responded, "Didn't I tell you that if you believe, you would see the glory of God?" So they took away the stone. Jesus looked upward and said, "Father, I thank you that you have listened to me. I knew that you always listen to me, but I said this for the sake of the crowd standing around here, that they may believe that you sent me." When he had said this, he shouted in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!" The one who had died came out, his feet and hands tied up with strips of cloth, and a cloth wrapped around his face. Jesus said to them, "Unwrap him and let him go."

Mark 16:1-14

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought aromatic spices so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, at sunrise, they went to the tomb. They had been asking each other, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?" read more.
But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled back. Then as they went into the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, "Do not be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has been raised! He is not here. Look, there is the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples, even Peter, that he is going ahead of you into Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told you." Then they went out and ran from the tomb, for terror and bewilderment had seized them. And they said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid. [[Early on the first day of the week, after he arose, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had driven out seven demons. She went out and told those who were with him, while they were mourning and weeping. And when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe. After this he appeared in a different form to two of them while they were on their way to the country. They went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them. Then he appeared to the eleven themselves, while they were eating, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen him resurrected.

Luke 24:1-46

Now on the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women went to the tomb, taking the aromatic spices they had prepared. They found that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. read more.
While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men stood beside them in dazzling attire. The women were terribly frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has been raised! Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again." Then the women remembered his words, and when they returned from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles. But these words seemed like pure nonsense to them, and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb. He bent down and saw only the strips of linen cloth; then he went home, wondering what had happened. Now that very day two of them were on their way to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking to each other about all the things that had happened. While they were talking and debating these things, Jesus himself approached and began to accompany them (but their eyes were kept from recognizing him). Then he said to them, "What are these matters you are discussing so intently as you walk along?" And they stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, "Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who doesn't know the things that have happened there in these days?" He said to them, "What things?" "The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene," they replied, "a man who, with his powerful deeds and words, proved to be a prophet before God and all the people; and how our chief priests and rulers handed him over to be condemned to death, and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. Not only this, but it is now the third day since these things happened. Furthermore, some women of our group amazed us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find his body, they came back and said they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. Then some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see him." So he said to them, "You foolish people -- how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Wasn't it necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and enter into his glory?" Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things written about himself in all the scriptures. So they approached the village where they were going. He acted as though he wanted to go farther, but they urged him, "Stay with us, because it is getting toward evening and the day is almost done." So he went in to stay with them. When he had taken his place at the table with them, he took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. At this point their eyes were opened and they recognized him. Then he vanished out of their sight. They said to each other, "Didn't our hearts burn within us while he was speaking with us on the road, while he was explaining the scriptures to us?" So they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem. They found the eleven and those with them gathered together and saying, "The Lord has really risen, and has appeared to Simon!" Then they told what had happened on the road, and how they recognized him when he broke the bread. While they were saying these things, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." But they were startled and terrified, thinking they saw a ghost. Then he said to them, "Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; it's me! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones like you see I have." When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. And while they still could not believe it (because of their joy) and were amazed, he said to them, "Do you have anything here to eat?" So they gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate it in front of them. Then he said to 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 and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled." Then he opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures, and said to them, "Thus it stands written that the Christ would suffer and would rise from the dead on the third day,

The Dead » Mourning for » Hired mourners

Amos 5:16

Because of Israel's sins this is what the Lord, the God who commands armies, the sovereign One, says: "In all the squares there will be wailing, in all the streets they will mourn the dead. They will tell the field workers to lament and the professional mourners to wail.

Ecclesiastes 12:5

and they are afraid of heights and the dangers in the street; the almond blossoms grow white, and the grasshopper drags itself along, and the caper berry shrivels up -- because man goes to his eternal home, and the mourners go about in the streets --

2 Chronicles 35:25

Jeremiah composed laments for Josiah which all the male and female singers use to mourn Josiah to this very day. It has become customary in Israel to sing these; they are recorded in the Book of Laments.

Jeremiah 9:17

The Lord who rules over all told me to say to this people, "Take note of what I say. Call for the women who mourn for the dead! Summon those who are the most skilled at it!"

The Dead » Mourning for » General references to

2 Samuel 3:31

David instructed Joab and all the people who were with him, "Tear your clothes! Put on sackcloth! Lament before Abner!" Now King David followed behind the funeral bier.

Genesis 50:3

They took forty days, for that is the full time needed for embalming. The Egyptians mourned for him seventy days.

Numbers 20:29

When all the community saw that Aaron was dead, the whole house of Israel mourned for Aaron thirty days.

Deuteronomy 34:8

The Israelites mourned for Moses in the deserts of Moab for thirty days; then the days of mourning for Moses ended.

2 Samuel 1:12

They lamented and wept and fasted until evening because Saul, his son Jonathan, the Lord's people, and the house of Israel had fallen by the sword.

The Dead » Preparation of, for burial » Embalming

2 Chronicles 16:14

He was buried in the tomb he had carved out in the City of David. They laid him to rest on a bier covered with spices and assorted mixtures of ointments. They made a huge bonfire to honor him.

Genesis 50:26

So Joseph died at the age of 110. After they embalmed him, his body was placed in a coffin in Egypt.

John 19:40

Then they took Jesus' body and wrapped it, with the aromatic spices, in strips of linen cloth according to Jewish burial customs.

Genesis 50:2

Joseph instructed the physicians in his service to embalm his father, so the physicians embalmed Israel.

The Dead » Embalming

2 Chronicles 16:14

He was buried in the tomb he had carved out in the City of David. They laid him to rest on a bier covered with spices and assorted mixtures of ointments. They made a huge bonfire to honor him.

Genesis 50:26

So Joseph died at the age of 110. After they embalmed him, his body was placed in a coffin in Egypt.

John 19:40

Then they took Jesus' body and wrapped it, with the aromatic spices, in strips of linen cloth according to Jewish burial customs.

Genesis 50:2

Joseph instructed the physicians in his service to embalm his father, so the physicians embalmed Israel.

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

John 11:44

The one who had died came out, his feet and hands tied up with strips of cloth, and a cloth wrapped around his face. Jesus said to them, "Unwrap him and let him go."

John 19:40

Then they took Jesus' body and wrapped it, with the aromatic spices, in strips of linen cloth according to Jewish burial customs.

Matthew 27:59

Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

John 20:7

and the face cloth, which had been around Jesus' head, not lying with the strips of linen cloth but rolled up in a place by itself.

Acts 5:6

So the young men came, wrapped him up, carried him out, and buried him.

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

John 11:44

The one who had died came out, his feet and hands tied up with strips of cloth, and a cloth wrapped around his face. Jesus said to them, "Unwrap him and let him go."

Luke 7:15

So the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.

Acts 9:40

But Peter sent them all outside, knelt down, and prayed. Turning to the body, he said, "Tabitha, get up." Then she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

Acts 20:12

They took the boy home alive and were greatly comforted.

The Dead » Grave-clothes

John 11:44

The one who had died came out, his feet and hands tied up with strips of cloth, and a cloth wrapped around his face. Jesus said to them, "Unwrap him and let him go."

John 19:40

Then they took Jesus' body and wrapped it, with the aromatic spices, in strips of linen cloth according to Jewish burial customs.

Matthew 27:59

Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

John 20:7

and the face cloth, which had been around Jesus' head, not lying with the strips of linen cloth but rolled up in a place by itself.

Acts 5:6

So the young men came, wrapped him up, carried him out, and buried him.

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Very great

John 11:33

When Jesus saw her weeping, and the people who had come with her weeping, he was intensely moved in spirit and greatly distressed.

Genesis 27:35

But Isaac replied, "Your brother came in here deceitfully and took away your blessing."

Matthew 2:18

"A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and loud wailing, Rachel weeping for her children, and she did not want to be comforted, because they were gone."

The Dead » Preparation of, for burial » Cremation

1 Samuel 31:12

all their warriors set out and traveled throughout the night. They took Saul's corpse and the corpses of his sons from the city wall of Beth Shan and went to Jabesh, where they burned them.

Joshua 7:25

Joshua said, "Why have you brought disaster on us? The Lord will bring disaster on you today!" All Israel stoned him to death. (They also stoned and burned the others.)

2 Kings 23:20

He sacrificed all the priests of the high places on the altars located there, and burned human bones on them. Then he returned to Jerusalem.

Amos 6:10

When their close relatives, the ones who will burn the corpses, pick up their bodies to remove the bones from the house, they will say to anyone who is in the inner rooms of the house, "Is anyone else with you?" He will respond, "Be quiet! Don't invoke the Lord's name!"

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

2 Corinthians 5:4

For we groan while we are in this tent, since we are weighed down, because we do not want to be unclothed, but clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.

The Dead » Terms used to express » Carcases

1 Kings 13:24

As the prophet from Judah was traveling, a lion attacked him on the road and killed him. His corpse was lying on the road, and the donkey and the lion just stood there beside it.

Numbers 14:29

Your dead bodies will fall in this wilderness -- all those of you who were numbered, according to your full number, from twenty years old and upward, who have murmured against me.

Numbers 14:32-33

But as for you, your dead bodies will fall in this wilderness, and your children will wander in the wilderness forty years and suffer for your unfaithfulness, until your dead bodies lie finished in the wilderness.

The Dead » Instances of, restored to life before Christ

2 Kings 13:21

One day some men were burying a man when they spotted a raiding party. So they threw the dead man into Elisha's tomb. When the body touched Elisha's bones, the dead man came to life and stood on his feet.

1 Kings 17:22

The Lord answered Elijah's prayer; the boy's breath returned to him and he lived.

2 Kings 4:34-36

He got up on the bed and spread his body out over the boy; he put his mouth on the boy's mouth, his eyes over the boy's eyes, and the palms of his hands against the boy's palms. He bent down over him, and the boy's skin grew warm. Elisha went back and walked around in the house. Then he got up on the bed again and bent down over him. The child sneezed seven times and opened his eyes. Elisha called to Gehazi and said, "Get the Shunammite woman." So he did so and she came to him. He said to her, "Take your son."

The Dead » Touching of, caused uncleanness

Numbers 19:16

And whoever touches the body of someone killed with a sword in the open fields, or the body of someone who died of natural causes, or a human bone, or a grave, will be unclean seven days.

Numbers 19:13

Anyone who touches the corpse of any dead person and does not purify himself defiles the tabernacle of the Lord. And that person must be cut off from Israel, because the water of purification was not sprinkled on him. He will be unclean; his uncleanness remains on him.

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

Genesis 49:29

Then he instructed them, "I am about to go to my people. Bury me with my fathers in the cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite.

Genesis 50:25

Joseph made the sons of Israel swear an oath. He said, "God will surely come to you. Then you must carry my bones up from this place."

Nehemiah 2:3

I replied to the king, "O king, live forever! Why would I not appear dejected when the city with the graves of my ancestors lies desolate and its gates destroyed by fire?"

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Lasted many days

Genesis 50:10

When they came to the threshing floor of Atad on the other side of the Jordan, they mourned there with very great and bitter sorrow. There Joseph observed a seven day period of mourning for his father.

Genesis 50:3

They took forty days, for that is the full time needed for embalming. The Egyptians mourned for him seventy days.

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

Isaiah 59:10

We grope along the wall like the blind, we grope like those who cannot see; we stumble at noontime as if it were evening. Though others are strong, we are like dead men.

Psalm 143:3

Certainly my enemies chase me. They smash me into the ground. They force me to live in dark regions, like those who have been dead for ages.

Psalm 88:5

adrift among the dead, like corpses lying in the grave, whom you remember no more, and who are 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 became sick and died. When they had washed her body, they placed it in an upstairs room.

Matthew 26:12

When she poured this oil on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.

John 11:44

The one who had died came out, his feet and hands tied up with strips of cloth, and a cloth wrapped around his face. Jesus said to them, "Unwrap him and let him go."

The Dead » They who have departed this life

Genesis 23:2

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

Genesis 25:8

Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man who had lived a full life. He joined his ancestors.

Job 1:19

and suddenly a great wind swept across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people, and they died! And I -- only I alone -- escaped to tell you!"

The Dead » General references to

Acts 9:37

At that time she became sick and died. When they had washed her body, they placed it in an upstairs room.

Matthew 26:12

When she poured this oil on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.

John 11:44

The one who had died came out, his feet and hands tied up with strips of cloth, and a cloth wrapped around his face. Jesus said to them, "Unwrap 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 children of the Lord your God. Do not cut yourselves or shave your forehead bald for the sake of the dead. For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. He has chosen you to be his people, prized above all others on the face of the earth.

The Dead » Even bones of, caused uncleanness

Numbers 19:16

And whoever touches the body of someone killed with a sword in the open fields, or the body of someone who died of natural causes, or a human bone, or a grave, will be unclean seven days.

2 Chronicles 34:5

He burned the bones of the pagan priests on their altars; he purified 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: "Say to the priests, the sons of Aaron -- say to them, 'For a dead person no priest is to defile himself among his people, except for his close relative who is near to him: his mother, his father, his son, his daughter, his brother, and his virgin sister who is near to him, who has no husband; he may defile himself for her.

Ezekiel 44:25

"'They must not come near a dead person or they will be defiled; however, for father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister, they may defile themselves.

The Dead » Characterized by » Being incapable of motion

Matthew 28:4

The guards were shaken and became like dead men because they were so afraid of him.

The Dead » Return not to this life

Job 7:9

As a cloud is dispersed and then disappears, so the one who goes down to the grave does not come up again.

Job 14:10

But man dies and is powerless; he expires -- and where is he?

Job 14:14

If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait until my release comes.

The Dead » Too soon forgotten

Psalm 31:12

I am forgotten, like a dead man no one thinks about; I am regarded as worthless, like a broken jar.

Ecclesiastes 9:5

For the living know that they will die, but the dead do not know anything; they have no further reward -- and even the memory of them disappears.

The Dead » Preparation of, for burial » Burial ceremonies

Genesis 50:10

When they came to the threshing floor of Atad on the other side of the Jordan, they mourned there with very great and bitter sorrow. There Joseph observed a seven day period of mourning for his father.

Jeremiah 34:5

You will die a peaceful death. They will burn incense at your burial just as they did at the burial of your ancestors, the former kings who preceded you. They will mourn for you, saying, "Poor, poor master!" Indeed, you have my own word on this. I, the Lord, affirm it!'"

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

2 Samuel 3:31

David instructed Joab and all the people who were with him, "Tear your clothes! Put on sackcloth! Lament before Abner!" Now King David followed behind the funeral bier.

The Dead » Mourning for, often » With plaintive music

Jeremiah 48:36

So my heart moans for Moab like a flute playing a funeral song. Yes, like a flute playing a funeral song, my heart moans for the people of Kir Heres. For the wealth they have gained will perish.

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

Numbers 19:18

Then a ceremonially clean person must take hyssop, dip it in the water, and sprinkle it on the tent, on all its furnishings, and on the people who were there, or on the one who touched a bone, or one killed, or one who died, or a grave.

Numbers 19:12

He must purify himself with water on the third day and on the seventh day, and so will be clean. But if he does not purify himself on the third day and the seventh day, then he will not be clean.

The Dead » Terms used to express » Deceased

Isaiah 26:14

The dead do not come back to life, the spirits of the dead do not rise. That is because you came in judgment and destroyed them, you wiped out all memory of them.

The Dead » Illustrative of » Impotence

Genesis 20:3

But God appeared to Abimelech in a dream at night and said to him, "You are as good as dead because of the woman you have taken, for she is someone else's wife."

Romans 4:19

Without being weak in faith, he considered his own body as dead (because he was about one hundred years old) and the deadness of Sarah's womb.

The Dead » Terms used to express » Corpses

2 Kings 19:35

That very night the Lord's messenger went out and killed 185,000 men in the Assyrian camp. When they got up early the next morning, there were all the corpses.

Nahum 3:3

The charioteers will charge ahead; their swords will flash and their spears will glimmer! There will be many people slain; there will be piles of the dead, and countless casualties -- so many that people will stumble over the corpses.

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Loud and clamorous

Jeremiah 16:6

Rich and poor alike will die in this land. They will not be buried or mourned. People will not cut their bodies or shave off their hair to show their grief for them.

Mark 5:38

They came to the house of the synagogue ruler where he saw noisy confusion and people weeping and wailing loudly.

The Dead » The jews looked for a resurrection from

Isaiah 26:19

Your dead will come back to life; your corpses will rise up. Wake up and shout joyfully, you who live in the ground! For you will grow like plants drenched with the morning dew, and the earth will bring forth its dead spirits.

The Dead » High priest in no case to mourn for

Leviticus 21:10-11

"'The high priest -- who is greater than his brothers, on whose head the anointing oil is poured, who has been ordained to wear the priestly garments -- must neither dishevel the hair of his head nor tear his garments. He must not go where there is any dead person; he must not defile himself even for his father and his mother.

The Dead » Idolaters » Consecrated part of their crops to

Deuteronomy 26:14

I have not eaten anything when I was in mourning, or removed any of it while ceremonially unclean, or offered any of it to the dead; I have obeyed you and have done everything you have commanded me.

The Dead » All offerings to, forbidden

Deuteronomy 26:14

I have not eaten anything when I was in mourning, or removed any of it while ceremonially unclean, or offered any of it to the dead; I have obeyed you and have done everything you have commanded me.

The Dead » Mourning for, often » By hired mourners

Jeremiah 9:17-18

The Lord who rules over all told me to say to this people, "Take note of what I say. Call for the women who mourn for the dead! Summon those who are the most skilled at it!" I said, "Indeed, let them come quickly and sing a song of mourning for us. Let them wail loudly until tears stream from our own eyes and our eyelids overflow with water.

The Dead » Characterized by » Ignorance of all human affairs

Ecclesiastes 9:5

For the living know that they will die, but the dead do not know anything; they have no further reward -- and even the memory of them disappears.

The Dead » Characterized by » Absence of all human passions

Ecclesiastes 9:6

What they loved, as well as what they hated and envied, perished long ago, and they no longer have a part in anything that happens on earth.

The Dead » In a house rendered it unclean

Numbers 19:14-15

"'This is the law: When a man dies in a tent, anyone who comes into the tent and all who are in the tent will be ceremonially unclean seven days. And every open container that has no covering fastened on it is unclean.

The Dead » Idolaters » Invoked and consulted

1 Samuel 28:7-8

So Saul instructed his servants, "Find me a woman who is a medium, so that I may go to her and inquire of her." His servants replied to him, "There is a woman who is a medium in Endor." So Saul disguised himself and put on other clothing and left, accompanied by two of his men. They came to the woman at night and said, "Use your ritual pit to conjure 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 to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman. He told her, "Pretend to be in mourning and put on garments for mourning. Don't anoint yourself with oil. Instead, act like a woman who has been mourning for the dead for some time.

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

2 Samuel 19:4

The king covered his face and cried out loudly, "My son, Absalom! Absalom, my son, my son!"

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

Jeremiah 16:7

No one will take any food to those who mourn for the dead to comfort them. No one will give them any wine to drink to console them for the loss of their father or mother.

The Dead » Idolaters » Tore themselves for

Jeremiah 16:7

No one will take any food to those who mourn for the dead to comfort them. No one will give them any wine to drink to console them for the loss of their father or mother.

The Dead » Nazarites not to touch or mourn for

Numbers 6:6-7

"'All the days that he separates himself to the Lord he must not contact a dead body. He must not defile himself even for his father or his mother or his brother or his sister if they die, because the separation for 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 loud wailing, Rachel weeping for her children, and she did not want to be comforted, because they were gone."

The Dead » Characterized by » Inability to glorify God

Psalm 115:17

The dead do not praise the Lord, nor do any of those who descend 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 myself will certainly bring you back from there. Joseph will close your eyes."

The Dead » Illustrative of » Diviners, &c

Isaiah 8:19

They will say to you, "Seek oracles at the pits used to conjure up underworld spirits, from the magicians who chirp and mutter incantations. Should people not seek oracles from their gods, by asking the dead about the destiny of the living?"

The Dead » Defiled » Camp » Removed

Numbers 5:2

"Command the Israelites to expel from the camp every leper, everyone who has a discharge, and whoever becomes defiled by 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, with the aromatic spices, in strips of linen cloth according to Jewish burial customs.

The Dead » Were washed and laid out

Acts 9:37

At that time she became sick and died. When they had washed her body, they placed it in an upstairs room.

The Dead » Regard often shown to the memory of

Ruth 1:8

Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, "Listen to me! Each of you should return to your mother's home! May the Lord show you the same kind of devotion that you have shown to your deceased husbands and to me!

death » The Dead

Psalm 115:17

The dead do not praise the Lord, nor do any of those who descend into the silence of death.

Ecclesiastes 9:5-6

For the living know that they will die, but the dead do not know anything; they have no further reward -- and even the memory of them disappears. What they loved, as well as what they hated and envied, perished long ago, and they no longer have a part in anything that happens on earth.

Isaiah 38:18

Indeed Sheol does not give you thanks; death does not praise you. Those who descend into the pit do not anticipate your faithfulness.

More verses: 1 Corinthians 15:50-52

Topics on The Dead

Are The Dead Raised?

Job 14:14

If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait until my release comes.

State Of The Dead

Job 26:5

"The dead tremble -- those beneath the waters and all that live in them.

The Dead Are Raised

Hebrews 11:19

and he reasoned that God could even raise him from the dead, and in a sense he received him back from there.

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