100 Bible Verses about Anointing With Oil

James 5:14 ESV / 91 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.

Mark 6:13 ESV / 76 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 1:9 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 8:12 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

Exodus 29:7 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:20 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:27 ESV / 42 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.

Acts 10:38 ESV / 41 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.

Exodus 40:9 ESV / 39 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.

Luke 7:46 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Psalm 45:7 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

James 5:13-16 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. 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. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Luke 4:18 ESV / 35 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,

Matthew 6:17 ESV / 35 helpful votes

But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,

1 Samuel 16:13 ESV / 32 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.

John 12:3 ESV / 31 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.

Isaiah 61:1 ESV / 29 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;

1 Kings 19:16 ESV / 29 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.

James 5:14-15 ESV / 28 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. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

Ruth 3:3 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Wash therefore and anoint yourself, and put on your cloak and go down to the threshing floor, but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.

Exodus 30:25-30 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And you shall make of these a sacred anointing oil blended as by the perfumer; it shall be a holy anointing oil. 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. You shall consecrate them, that they may be most holy. Whatever touches them will become holy. ...

Luke 7:38 ESV / 22 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.

Isaiah 61:3 ESV / 22 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.

2 Corinthians 1:21 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 1:21-22 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.

Acts 4:27 ESV / 19 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,

Mark 14:8 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 8:30 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Then Moses took some of the anointing oil and of the blood that was on the altar and sprinkled it on Aaron and his garments, and also on his sons and his sons' garments. So he consecrated Aaron and his garments, and his sons and his sons' garments with him.

Leviticus 8:10 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Mark 16:1 ESV / 17 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.

Exodus 30:30 ESV / 17 helpful votes

You shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may serve me as priests.

Exodus 30:25 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And you shall make of these a sacred anointing oil blended as by the perfumer; it shall be a holy anointing oil.

Luke 4:18-19 ESV / 16 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, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.”

1 Samuel 10:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head and kissed him and said, “Has not the Lord anointed you to be prince over his people Israel? And you shall reign over the people of the Lord and you will save them from the hand of their surrounding enemies. And this shall be the sign to you that the Lord has anointed you to be prince over his heritage.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

2 Kings 9:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

So he arose and went into the house. And the young man poured the oil on his head, saying to him, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, I anoint you king over the people of the Lord, over Israel.

1 Kings 1:39 ESV / 15 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!”

Exodus 25:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Oil for the lamps, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense,

Luke 10:34 ESV / 14 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.

Isaiah 10:27 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And in that day his burden will depart from your shoulder, and his yoke from your neck; and the yoke will be broken because of the fat.”

Leviticus 16:32 ESV / 14 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.

Exodus 28:41 ESV / 14 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.

Genesis 28:18 ESV / 14 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.

John 11:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Psalm 133:1-3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! 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! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.

2 Samuel 2:4 ESV / 13 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,”

1 Samuel 15:1 ESV / 13 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.

Leviticus 6:20 ESV / 13 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 29:21 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Then you shall take part of the blood that is on the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron and his garments, and on his sons and his sons' garments with him. He and his garments shall be holy, and his sons and his sons' garments with him.

Acts 19:11-12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his skin were carried away to the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them.

Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 12 helpful votes

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ...

Luke 10:33-34 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 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.

Psalm 133:2 ESV / 12 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!

Judges 9:15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And the bramble said to the trees, ‘If in good faith you are anointing me king over you, then come and take refuge in my shade, but if not, let fire come out of the bramble and devour the cedars of Lebanon.’

Numbers 4:16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall have charge of the oil for the light, the fragrant incense, the regular grain offering, and the anointing oil, with the oversight of the whole tabernacle and all that is in it, of the sanctuary and its vessels.”

Daniel 9:24 ESV / 11 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 132:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For the sake of your servant David, do not turn away the face of your anointed one.

Psalm 89:20 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Leviticus 21:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“The priest who is chief among his brothers, on whose head the anointing oil is poured and who has been consecrated to wear the garments, shall not let the hair of his head hang loose nor tear his clothes.

Leviticus 10:7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And do not go outside the entrance of the tent of meeting, lest you die, for the anointing oil of the Lord is upon you.” And they did according to the word of Moses.

Leviticus 8:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments and the anointing oil and the bull of the sin offering and the two rams and the basket of unleavened bread.

Exodus 40:15 ESV / 11 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.”

James 5:14-16 ESV / 10 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. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

Hebrews 1:8-9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”

Isaiah 21:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

They prepare the table, they spread the rugs, they eat, they drink. Arise, O princes; oil the shield!

Psalm 92:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; you have poured over me fresh oil.

2 Kings 11:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Then he brought out the king's son and put the crown on him and gave him the testimony. And they proclaimed him king and anointed him, and they clapped their hands and said, “Long live the king!”

2 Samuel 5:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel.

Exodus 30:31 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And you shall say to the people of Israel, ‘This shall be my holy anointing oil throughout your generations.

Exodus 30:26 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Exodus 30:1-38 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“You shall make an altar on which to burn incense; you shall make it of acacia wood. A cubit shall be its length, and a cubit its breadth. It shall be square, and two cubits shall be its height. Its horns shall be of one piece with it. You shall overlay it with pure gold, its top and around its sides and its horns. And you shall make a molding of gold around it. And you shall make two golden rings for it. Under its molding on two opposite sides of it you shall make them, and they shall be holders for poles with which to carry it. You shall make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. ...

Exodus 29:36 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And every day you shall offer a bull as a sin offering for atonement. Also you shall purify the altar, when you make atonement for it, and shall anoint it to consecrate it.

Matthew 26:6-13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, 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. ...

Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ...

Daniel 10:3 ESV / 9 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.

Psalm 104:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man's heart.

2 Kings 9:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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.”

Numbers 18:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Then the Lord spoke to Aaron, “Behold, I have given you charge of the contributions made to me, all the consecrated things of the people of Israel. I have given them to you as a portion and to your sons as a perpetual due.

Leviticus 8:1-36 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments and the anointing oil and the bull of the sin offering and the two rams and the basket of unleavened bread. And assemble all the congregation at the entrance of the tent of meeting.” And Moses did as the Lord commanded him, and the congregation was assembled at the entrance of the tent of meeting. And Moses said to the congregation, “This is the thing that the Lord has commanded to be done.” ...

Leviticus 7:35 ESV / 9 helpful votes

This is the portion of Aaron and of his sons from the Lord's food offerings, from the day they were presented to serve as priests of the Lord.

Leviticus 4:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And the anointed priest shall take some of the blood of the bull and bring it into the tent of meeting,

Leviticus 4:3 ESV / 9 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.

Exodus 40:10 ESV / 9 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 37:29 ESV / 9 helpful votes

He made the holy anointing oil also, and the pure fragrant incense, blended as by the perfumer.

Exodus 35:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And the altar of incense, with its poles, and the anointing oil and the fragrant incense, and the screen for the door, at the door of the tabernacle;

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Micah 6:15 ESV / 8 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.

Psalm 105:15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Saying, “Touch not my anointed ones, do my prophets no harm!”

1 Samuel 9:16 ESV / 8 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 / 8 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 28:40 ESV / 8 helpful votes

You shall have olive trees throughout all your territory, but you shall not anoint yourself with the oil, for your olives shall drop off.

Ecclesiastes 9:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Let your garments be always white. Let not oil be lacking on your head.

1 Kings 1:34 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet there anoint him king over Israel. Then blow the trumpet and say, ‘Long live King Solomon!’

1 Corinthians 1:17 ESV / 6 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.

Matthew 25:1-13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. ...

Hosea 6:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Psalm 20:6 ESV / 6 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.

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