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Acts 9:37

And it came to pass in those days, that she fell sick, and died; and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper chamber.

Matthew 26:12

For she, in pouring this ointment on my body, hath done it to prepare me for burial.

John 11:44

He that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith to them, Loose him, and let him go.

Mark 15:46

And having bought fine linen, he took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a tomb which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone to the door of the tomb.

Matthew 27:59

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

John 19:40

Then they took the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the manner of the Jews in preparing for burial.

John 20:7

and the napkin that was about his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded up in a place by itself.

Acts 5:6

And the young men arose, and wrapt him up, and carried him out, and buried him.

Acts 2:31

he foresaw and spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that neither was he abandoned to the underworld, nor did his flesh see corruption.

Matthew 11:23

And thou, Capernaum! shalt thou be exalted to heaven? Thou shalt be brought down to the underworld; for if the miracles which were done in thee had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

Luke 10:15

And thou, Capernaum! shalt thou be exalted to heaven? thou shalt be brought down to the underworld.

Revelation 20:13-14

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and the underworld gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged each one according to his works. And death and the underworld were cast into the lake of fire; this is the second death, the lake of fire.

Acts 2:27

because thou wilt not abandon my soul to the underworld, nor wilt thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption.

1 John 5:16-17

If any one see his brother sin a sin not unto death, he shall ask, and shall give him life,to those who sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death; for that I do not say that he shall pray. All unrighteousness is sin; and there is a sin not unto death.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

But we would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning those who are sleeping, that ye may not sorrow, as others do, who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, then also will God, through Jesus, bring again with him those who have fallen asleep.

John 11:11-14

This he spoke, and afterwards said to them, Our friend Lazarus hath fallen asleep; but I go that I may awake him out of sleep. The disciples therefore said to him, Lord, if he hath fallen asleep, he will recover. But Jesus had spoken of his death; but they thought that he spoke of the taking of rest in sleep.read more.
Then therefore Jesus said to them plainly: Lazarus is dead.

1 Corinthians 15:17-22

and if Christ hath not risen, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins; then also they that have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.read more.
But now hath Christ risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that have fallen asleep. For since through man came death, through man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ will all be made alive.

John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he have died, will live; and whoever liveth and believeth in me will never die. Believest thou this?

Romans 8:38-39

For I am persuaded, that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God for us, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Revelation 2:11

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches. He that overcometh shall not be hurt by the second death.

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Matthew 27:60

and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock, and having rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, went away.

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1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

But we would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning those who are sleeping, that ye may not sorrow, as others do, who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, then also will God, through Jesus, bring again with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we say to you in the word of the Lord, that we who are living, we who are left till the coming of the Lord, shall not anticipate those who have fallen asleep. read more.
For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a loud summons, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trump of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first; then we who are living, we who are left, shall be caught up together with them in clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we be ever with the Lord. So then comfort one another with these words.

John 11:1-44

But there was a certain man sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. It was the Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. The sisters therefore sent to him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. read more.
And Jesus hearing this said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it. Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. When therefore he heard that he was sick, he remained in the place where he was two days. Then after this he saith to the disciples, Let us go into Judaea again. The disciples say to him, Rabbi, the Jews but just now were seeking to stone thee, and goest thou thither again? Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If a man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world; but if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth; because the light is not in him. This he spoke, and afterwards said to them, Our friend Lazarus hath fallen asleep; but I go that I may awake him out of sleep. The disciples therefore said to him, Lord, if he hath fallen asleep, he will recover. But Jesus had spoken of his death; but they thought that he spoke of the taking of rest in sleep. Then therefore Jesus said to them plainly: Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there; that ye may believe; but let us go to him. Then said Thomas, who was called Didymus, to his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him. Having come, therefore, Jesus found that he had been four days in the tomb. Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off; and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. Martha therefore, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet him; but Mary continued sitting in the house. Then said Martha to Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died; and even now I know that whatever thou shalt ask of God, God will give it thee. Jesus saith to her, Thy brother will rise again. Martha saith to him, I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he have died, will live; and whoever liveth and believeth in me will never die. Believest thou this? She saith to him, Yea, Lord; I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, he who was to come into the world. And having said this, she went away, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Teacher is here and calleth for thee. She, when she heard this, riseth quickly and cometh to him. Now Jesus had not yet come into the town, but was still in the place where Martha met him. The Jews then who were with her in the house and comforting her, when they saw that Mary rose up hastily and went out, followed her, thinking that she was going to the tomb to weep there. Then Mary, when she came where Jesus was, as soon as she saw him fell down at his feet, saying to him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. Jesus therefore when he saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping who came with her, was greatly moved in his spirit, and much troubled, and said, Where have ye laid him? They say to him, Lord, come and see. Jesus wept. The Jews therefore said, See, how he loved him! But some of them said, Could not he, who opened the eyes of the blind man, have also caused that this man should not have died? Jesus therefore, again greatly moved within himself, cometh to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. Jesus saith, Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith to him, Lord, by this time the body is offensive; for he hath been dead four days. Jesus saith to her, Did I not tell thee, that if thou wouldst believe, thou shouldst see the glory of God? They therefore took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father! I thank thee that thou hast heard me. Yet I knew that thou hearest me always; but for the sake of the multitude standing around I said it, that they might believe that thou didst send me. And having thus spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth! He that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith to them, Loose him, and let him go.

Mark 16:1-14

And when the sabbath was past, Mary the Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb at the rising of the sun. And they said to one another, Who will roll away for us the stone from the door of the tomb? read more.
And looking up they see that the stone had been rolled back; for it was very large. And they entered the tomb, and saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. But he saith to them, Be not affrighted; ye seek Jesus the Nazarene who was crucified; he hath risen; he is not here; behold the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, that he is going before you into Galilee; there ye will see him, as he said to you. And they went out, and fled from the tomb; for trembling and amazement had seized them, and they said nothing to any one; for they were terrified. {The remaining twelve verses, according to Tischendorf and others, made originally no part of Marks Gospel. As the passage was added very early, however, since it is referred to by Irenaeus in the latter part of the second century, it is here given, as an appendix.} [And having risen early, on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary the Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven demons. She went and reported it to those who had been with him, who were mourning and weeping. And they, when they heard that he was alive, and had been seen by her, did not believe. After this, he manifested himself in another form to two of them as they walked, going into the country. And they went and reported it to the rest; and even them they did not believe. Afterward he manifested himself to the eleven themselves, as they were reclining at table, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen him after he had risen.

Luke 24:1-46

Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb; and on entering they found not the body of the Lord Jesus. read more.
And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed about this, lo! two men stood by them in glittering apparel; and when they were terrified, and bowed their faces to the earth, the men said to them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but hath risen. Remember how be spoke to you while yet in Galilee, saying, The Son of man must be delivered up into the hands of sinners, and be crucified, and rise again on the third day. And they remembered his words. And returning from the tomb, they told all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest. It was Mary the Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James; and the other women with them told these things to the apostles. And these words seemed to them as an idle tale, and they did not believe them. (...) And lo! two of them were going the same day to a village called Emmaus, distant a hundred and sixty furlongs from Jerusalem. And they were conversing together about all those things which had taken place. And it came to pass, while they were conversing and reasoning, that Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were restrained from knowing him. And he said to them, What discourse is this which ye have one with another, as ye are walking? And they stood sad. And one, whose name was Cleopas, answering said to him, Art thou the only sojourner in Jerusalem that doth not know the things which have come to pass there in these days? And he said to them, What things? And they said to him, The things relating to Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in word and deed before God and all the people; and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. But we are hoping that it is he who is to redeem Israel; moreover, besides all this, it is the third day since these things were done. And furthermore certain women of our company have amazed us; for going early to the tomb, they did not find his body, and came, saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. And some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it to be as the women had said; but him they saw not. And he said to them, O dull of apprehension, and slow of heart to believe all that the Prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things, and enter into his glory? And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets he explained to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. And they drew near to the village whither they were going; and he made as though he would go further. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us, for it is towards evening, and the day is now far spent. And he went in to stay with them. And it came to pass, as he was at table with them, that he took the bread, and blessed it, and broke and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. And they said one to another, Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked with us on the way, while he opened to us the Scriptures? And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, saying, The Lord hath risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what had happened on the way, and how he became known to them in the breaking of the bread. And while they were thus speaking, he himself stood in the midst of them. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they beheld a spirit. And he said to them, Why are ye troubled? and why do doubts arise in your hearts? See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. (...) And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, he said to them, Have ye anything here to eat? And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish. And he took and ate it before them. And he said to them, These are my words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled which are written in the Law of Moses, and the Prophets, and the Psalms, concerning me. Then he opened their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures. And he said to them, Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer, and should rise from the dead on the third day,

The Dead » Mourning for » Hired mourners

The Dead » Mourning for » General references to

The Dead » Preparation of, for burial » Embalming

John 19:40

Then they took the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the manner of the Jews in preparing for burial.

The Dead » Embalming

John 19:40

Then they took the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the manner of the Jews in preparing for burial.

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

John 11:44

He that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith to them, Loose him, and let him go.

John 19:40

Then they took the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the manner of the Jews in preparing for burial.

Matthew 27:59

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

John 20:7

and the napkin that was about his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded up in a place by itself.

Acts 5:6

And the young men arose, and wrapt him up, and carried him out, and buried him.

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

John 11:44

He that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith to them, Loose him, and let him go.

Luke 7:15

And he that was dead sat up and began to speak; and he gave him to his mother.

Acts 9:40

But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down and prayed; and turning to the body he said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes; and seeing Peter, she sat up.

Acts 20:12

And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.

The Dead » Grave-clothes

John 11:44

He that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith to them, Loose him, and let him go.

John 19:40

Then they took the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the manner of the Jews in preparing for burial.

Matthew 27:59

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

John 20:7

and the napkin that was about his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded up in a place by itself.

Acts 5:6

And the young men arose, and wrapt him up, and carried him out, and buried him.

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Very great

John 11:33

Jesus therefore when he saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping who came with her, was greatly moved in his spirit, and much troubled,

Matthew 2:18

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

The Dead » Preparation of, for burial » Cremation

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

2 Corinthians 5:4

For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened; inasmuch as we do not desire to be unclothed, but to be clothed upon, that mortality may be swallowed up by life.

The Dead » Terms used to express » Carcases

The Dead » Instances of, restored to life before Christ

The Dead » Touching of, caused uncleanness

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

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Lasted many days

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

The Dead » Illustrative of » Faith without works

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

Acts 9:37

And it came to pass in those days, that she fell sick, and died; and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper chamber.

Matthew 26:12

For she, in pouring this ointment on my body, hath done it to prepare me for burial.

John 11:44

He that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith to them, Loose him, and let him go.

The Dead » They who have departed this life

The Dead » General references to

Acts 9:37

And it came to pass in those days, that she fell sick, and died; and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper chamber.

Matthew 26:12

For she, in pouring this ointment on my body, hath done it to prepare me for burial.

John 11:44

He that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith to them, Loose him, and let him go.

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

The Dead » Heathenish expressions of grief for, forbidden

The Dead » Even bones of, caused uncleanness

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

The Dead » Characterized by » Being incapable of motion

Matthew 28:4

And for fear of him the keepers shook, and became as dead men.

The Dead » Return not to this life

The Dead » Too soon forgotten

The Dead » Preparation of, for burial » Burial ceremonies

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

The Dead » Mourning for, often » With plaintive music

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

The Dead » Terms used to express » Deceased

The Dead » Illustrative of » Impotence

Romans 4:19

and not being weak in faith, he regarded not his own body which had become dead, he being about a hundred years old, nor the deadness of Sarahs womb;

The Dead » Terms used to express » Corpses

The Dead » Mourning for, often » Loud and clamorous

Mark 5:38

And they come to the house of the ruler of the synagogue; and he seeth a tumult, and people weeping and wailing greatly.

The Dead » The jews looked for a resurrection from

The Dead » High priest in no case to mourn for

The Dead » Idolaters » Consecrated part of their crops to

The Dead » All offerings to, forbidden

The Dead » Mourning for, often » By hired mourners

The Dead » Characterized by » Ignorance of all human affairs

The Dead » Characterized by » Absence of all human passions

The Dead » In a house rendered it unclean

The Dead » Idolaters » Invoked and consulted

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

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

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

The Dead » Idolaters » Tore themselves for

The Dead » Nazarites not to touch or mourn for

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

Matthew 2:18

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

The Dead » Characterized by » Inability to glorify God

The Dead » Idolaters » Offered sacrifices for

The Dead » Eyes of, closed by nearest of kin

The Dead » Illustrative of » Diviners, &c

The Dead » Defiled » Camp » Removed

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 the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the manner of the Jews in preparing for burial.

The Dead » Were washed and laid out

Acts 9:37

And it came to pass in those days, that she fell sick, and died; and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper chamber.

The Dead » Regard often shown to the memory of

death » The Dead

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Mark 9:10

And they kept these words in mind, questioning one another what rising from the dead might mean.