100 Bible Verses about Anointing

1 John 2:27 ESV / 33 helpful votes

But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

1 John 2:20 ESV / 33 helpful votes

But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.

James 5:14 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.

Luke 4:18 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,

Luke 7:46 ESV / 17 helpful votes

You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.

Mark 6:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.

Leviticus 8:10 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and consecrated them.

Leviticus 8:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And he poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron's head and anointed him to consecrate him.

Isaiah 61:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

Exodus 40:10 ESV / 12 helpful votes

You shall also anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and consecrate the altar, so that the altar may become most holy.

Exodus 40:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“Then you shall take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it, and consecrate it and all its furniture, so that it may become holy.

Genesis 28:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

So early in the morning Jacob took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it.

2 Corinthians 1:21 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us,

Isaiah 61:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

To grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.

Luke 10:34 ESV / 9 helpful votes

He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him.

Daniel 9:24 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place.

Psalm 20:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand.

1 Kings 19:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint to be king over Israel, and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint to be prophet in your place.

Acts 10:38 ESV / 8 helpful votes

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.

Acts 4:27 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,

John 12:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

John 12:3-7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said, “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it. Jesus said, “Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of my burial.

Luke 23:56 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

Luke 7:37 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment,

Isaiah 61:1-2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;

Isaiah 45:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him and to loose the belts of kings, to open doors before him that gates may not be closed:

1 Samuel 16:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon David from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah.

Leviticus 8:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And he sprinkled some of it on the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all its utensils and the basin and its stand, to consecrate them.

Genesis 31:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar and made a vow to me. Now arise, go out from this land and return to the land of your kindred.’”

John 11:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill.

Mark 14:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial.

Matthew 26:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial.

Daniel 10:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I ate no delicacies, no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for the full three weeks.

Song of Solomon 1:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Your anointing oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you.

Psalm 45:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;

2 Samuel 14:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead.

Micah 6:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

You shall sow, but not reap; you shall tread olives, but not anoint yourselves with oil; you shall tread grapes, but not drink wine.

Song of Solomon 4:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your oils than any spice!

Proverbs 21:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.

Psalm 133:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes!

Esther 2:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Now when the turn came for each young woman to go in to King Ahasuerus, after being twelve months under the regulations for the women, since this was the regular period of their beautifying, six months with oil of myrrh and six months with spices and ointments for women—

2 Chronicles 23:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then they brought out the king's son and put the crown on him and gave him the testimony. And they proclaimed him king, and Jehoiada and his sons anointed him, and they said, “Long live the king.”

2 Kings 9:1-3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets and said to him, “Tie up your garments, and take this flask of oil in your hand, and go to Ramoth-gilead. And when you arrive, look there for Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat, son of Nimshi. And go in and have him rise from among his fellows, and lead him to an inner chamber. Then take the flask of oil and pour it on his head and say, ‘Thus says the Lord, I anoint you king over Israel.’ Then open the door and flee; do not linger.”

2 Samuel 12:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then David arose from the earth and washed and anointed himself and changed his clothes. And he went into the house of the Lord and worshiped. He then went to his own house. And when he asked, they set food before him, and he ate.

2 Samuel 2:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. When they told David, “It was the men of Jabesh-gilead who buried Saul,”

Leviticus 4:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

If it is the anointed priest who sins, thus bringing guilt on the people, then he shall offer for the sin that he has committed a bull from the herd without blemish to the Lord for a sin offering.

Hebrews 1:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”

Amos 6:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Who drink wine in bowls and anoint themselves with the finest oils, but are not grieved over the ruin of Joseph!

Proverbs 27:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

To restrain her is to restrain the wind or to grasp oil in one's right hand.

Proverbs 3:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Psalm 141:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness; let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it. Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds.

Psalm 91:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

No evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.

Psalm 18:50 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Great salvation he brings to his king, and shows steadfast love to his anointed, to David and his offspring forever.

1 Chronicles 29:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And they ate and drank before the Lord on that day with great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and they anointed him as prince for the Lord, and Zadok as priest.

2 Kings 23:30 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And his servants carried him dead in a chariot from Megiddo and brought him to Jerusalem and buried him in his own tomb. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father's place.

1 Kings 1:39 ESV / 5 helpful votes

There Zadok the priest took the horn of oil from the tent and anointed Solomon. Then they blew the trumpet, and all the people said, “Long live King Solomon!”

2 Samuel 19:21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered, “Shall not Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed the Lord's anointed?”

1 Samuel 16:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome. And the Lord said, “Arise, anoint him, for this is he.”

1 Samuel 16:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do. And you shall anoint for me him whom I declare to you.”

1 Samuel 15:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And Samuel said to Saul, “The Lord sent me to anoint you king over his people Israel; now therefore listen to the words of the Lord.

1 Samuel 9:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Tomorrow about this time I will send to you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be prince over my people Israel. He shall save my people from the hand of the Philistines. For I have seen my people, because their cry has come to me.”

Judges 9:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The trees once went out to anoint a king over them, and they said to the olive tree, ‘Reign over us.’

Numbers 35:25 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the congregation shall rescue the manslayer from the hand of the avenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to his city of refuge to which he had fled, and he shall live in it until the death of the high priest who was anointed with the holy oil.

Numbers 7:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

On the day when Moses had finished setting up the tabernacle and had anointed and consecrated it with all its furnishings and had anointed and consecrated the altar with all its utensils,

Leviticus 16:32 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the priest who is anointed and consecrated as priest in his father's place shall make atonement, wearing the holy linen garments.

Leviticus 6:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“This is the offering that Aaron and his sons shall offer to the Lord on the day when he is anointed: a tenth of an ephah of fine flour as a regular grain offering, half of it in the morning and half in the evening.

Exodus 40:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they may serve me as priests. And their anointing shall admit them to a perpetual priesthood throughout their generations.”

Exodus 40:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And put on Aaron the holy garments. And you shall anoint him and consecrate him, that he may serve me as priest.

Exodus 40:13-15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And put on Aaron the holy garments. And you shall anoint him and consecrate him, that he may serve me as priest. You shall bring his sons also and put coats on them, and anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they may serve me as priests. And their anointing shall admit them to a perpetual priesthood throughout their generations.”

Exodus 30:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils and the basin and its stand.

Exodus 30:27 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the table and all its utensils, and the lampstand and its utensils, and the altar of incense,

Exodus 30:26-28 ESV / 5 helpful votes

With it you shall anoint the tent of meeting and the ark of the testimony, and the table and all its utensils, and the lampstand and its utensils, and the altar of incense, and the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils and the basin and its stand.

Exodus 30:26 ESV / 5 helpful votes

With it you shall anoint the tent of meeting and the ark of the testimony,

Exodus 29:29 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“The holy garments of Aaron shall be for his sons after him; they shall be anointed in them and ordained in them.

Exodus 29:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

You shall take the anointing oil and pour it on his head and anoint him.

Exodus 28:41 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And you shall put them on Aaron your brother, and on his sons with him, and shall anoint them and ordain them and consecrate them, that they may serve me as priests.

Revelation 14:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed.

Revelation 3:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see.

1 John 2:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you too will abide in the Son and in the Father.

Hebrews 10:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

1 Corinthians 1:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

Acts 16:1-40 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Paul came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek. He was well spoken of by the brothers at Lystra and Iconium. Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him, and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek. As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered to them for observance the decisions that had been reached by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem. So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in numbers daily.

Acts 3:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.

Luke 7:38 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment.

Mark 16:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.

Matthew 26:7-12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor.” But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me. For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me.

Zechariah 14:1-21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Behold, a day is coming for the Lord, when the spoil taken from you will be divided in your midst. For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the houses plundered and the women raped. Half of the city shall go out into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle. On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward. And you shall flee to the valley of my mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.

Zechariah 11:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Woe to my worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword strike his arm and his right eye! Let his arm be wholly withered, his right eye utterly blinded!”

Isaiah 1:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

From the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in it, but bruises and sores and raw wounds; they are not pressed out or bound up or softened with oil.

Psalm 150:1-6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!

Psalm 89:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I have found David, my servant; with my holy oil I have anointed him,

Psalm 89:20-23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I have found David, my servant; with my holy oil I have anointed him, so that my hand shall be established with him; my arm also shall strengthen him. The enemy shall not outwit him; the wicked shall not humble him. I will crush his foes before him and strike down those who hate him.

Job 3:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breasts, that I should nurse?

Job 3:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Why did I not die at birth, come out from the womb and expire?

1 Kings 19:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the Lord said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus. And when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael to be king over Syria.

1 Kings 19:1-21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by this time tomorrow.” Then he was afraid, and he arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he asked that he might die, saying, “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.” And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, “Arise and eat.”

Ezekiel 48:1-35 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“These are the names of the tribes: Beginning at the northern extreme, beside the way of Hethlon to Lebo-hamath, as far as Hazar-enan (which is on the northern border of Damascus over against Hamath), and extending from the east side to the west, Dan, one portion. Adjoining the territory of Dan, from the east side to the west, Asher, one portion. Adjoining the territory of Asher, from the east side to the west, Naphtali, one portion. Adjoining the territory of Naphtali, from the east side to the west, Manasseh, one portion. Adjoining the territory of Manasseh, from the east side to the west, Ephraim, one portion.

2 Chronicles 28:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And the men who have been mentioned by name rose and took the captives, and with the spoil they clothed all who were naked among them. They clothed them, gave them sandals, provided them with food and drink, and anointed them, and carrying all the feeble among them on donkeys, they brought them to their kinsfolk at Jericho, the city of palm trees. Then they returned to Samaria.

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