Topical Bible Study: Anointing

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Recommended by Christ in times of fasting

Matthew 6:17-18 NIV
But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Deprivation of, threatened as punishment

Deuteronomy 28:40 NIV
You will have olive trees throughout your country but you will not use the oil, because the olives will drop off.

Micah 6:15 NIV
You will plant but not harvest; you will press olives but not use the oil, you will crush grapes but not drink the wine.

A token of joy

Ecclesiastes 9:7-8 NIV
Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do. Always be clothed in white, and always anoint your head with oil.

Neglect of, to guests, a mark of disrespect

Luke 7:46 NIV
You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet.

With ointment / oil

John 11:2 NIV
(This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.)

Psalm 92:10 NIV
You have exalted my horn like that of a wild ox; fine oils have been poured on me.

Neglected in times of affliction

2 Samuel 12:20 NIV
Then David got up from the ground. After he had washed, put on lotions and changed his clothes, he went into the house of the lord and worshiped. Then he went to his own house, and at his request they served him food, and he ate.

2 Samuel 14:2 NIV
So Joab sent someone to Tekoa and had a wise woman brought from there. He said to her, "Pretend you are in mourning. Dress in mourning clothes, and don't use any cosmetic lotions. Act like a woman who has spent many days grieving for the dead.

Daniel 10:3 NIV
I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over.

An article of commerce

Ezekiel 27:17 NIV
"'Judah and Israel traded with you; they exchanged wheat from Minnith and confections, honey, olive oil and balm for your wares.

Revelation 18:13 NIV
cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and human beings sold as slaves.

Prepared by the apothecary

Ecclesiastes 10:1 NIV
As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.

Most expensive

2 Kings 20:13 NIV
Hezekiah received the envoys and showed them all that was in his storehouses—the silver, the gold, the spices and the fine olive oil—his armory and everything found among his treasures. There was nothing in his palace or in all his kingdom that Hezekiah did not show them.

Amos 6:6 NIV
You drink wine by the bowlful and use the finest lotions, but you do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.

John 2:3-5 NIV
When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine." "Woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied. "My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."

Richly perfumed

Song of Solomon 4:10 NIV
How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume more than any spice!

John 12:3 NIV
Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

The eyes

Revelation 3:18 NIV
I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.

The feet

Luke 7:38-39 NIV
As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them. When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner."

The face

Psalm 104:15 NIV
wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts.

The head

Psalm 23:5 NIV
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

The Jews were very fond of

Proverbs 27:9 NIV
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.

Preparing the dead for burial

Matthew 26:12 NIV
When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.

Mark 16:1 NIV
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' body.

Luke 23:56 NIV
Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.

Preparing weapons for war

Isaiah 21:5 NIV
They set the tables, they spread the rugs, they eat, they drink! Get up, you officers, oil the shields!

Healing wounds & curing the sick

Isaiah 1:6 NIV
From the sole of your foot to the top of your head there is no soundness— only wounds and welts and open sores, not cleansed or bandaged or soothed with olive oil.

Luke 10:34 NIV
He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him.

Mark 6:13 NIV
They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.

James 5:14 NIV
Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.

Purifying the body

Esther 2:12 NIV
Before a young woman's turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oil of myrrh and six with perfumes and cosmetics.

Purifying the body

Isaiah 57:9 NIV
You went to Molek with olive oil and increased your perfumes. You sent your ambassadors far away; you descended to the very realm of the dead!

Refreshing the body

2 Chronicles 28:15 NIV
The men designated by name took the prisoners, and from the plunder they clothed all who were naked. They provided them with clothes and sandals, food and drink, and healing balm. All those who were weak they put on donkeys. So they took them back to their fellow Israelites at Jericho, the City of Palms, and returned to Samaria.

Decorating the person

Ruth 3:3 NIV
Wash, put on perfume, and get dressed in your best clothes. Then go down to the threshing floor, but don't let him know you are there until he has finished eating and drinking.

Source: The New Topical Textbook by R. A. Torrey. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™

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