100 Bible Verses about Oil

Proverbs 21:20 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

Luke 7:46 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:5 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

James 5:14-15 ESV / 30 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.

Exodus 30:23-25 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“Take the finest spices: of liquid myrrh 500 shekels, and of sweet-smelling cinnamon half as much, that is, 250, and 250 of aromatic cane, and 500 of cassia, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and a hin of olive oil. And you shall make of these a sacred anointing oil blended as by the perfumer; it shall be a holy anointing oil.

2 Kings 4:1-7 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord, but the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves.” And Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me; what have you in the house?” And she said, “Your servant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil.” Then he said, “Go outside, borrow vessels from all your neighbors, empty vessels and not too few. Then go in and shut the door behind yourself and your sons and pour into all these vessels. And when one is full, set it aside.” So she went from him and shut the door behind herself and her sons. And as she poured they brought the vessels to her. ...

Proverbs 21:17 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.

Psalm 45:7 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 10:1 ESV / 24 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.

Matthew 25:3 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them,

Psalm 105:15 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 17:12-16 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. And now I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die.” And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said. But first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make something for yourself and your son. For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that the Lord sends rain upon the earth.’” And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and he and her household ate for many days. The jar of flour was not spent, neither did the jug of oil become empty, according to the word of the Lord that he spoke by Elijah.

Deuteronomy 32:13 ESV / 20 helpful votes

He made him ride on the high places of the land, and he ate the produce of the field, and he suckled him with honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock.

Exodus 27:20 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“You shall command the people of Israel that they bring to you pure beaten olive oil for the light, that a lamp may regularly be set up to burn.

Job 29:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

When my steps were washed with butter, and the rock poured out for me streams of oil!

Isaiah 61:3 ESV / 18 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.

Exodus 25:6 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Exodus 35:28 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And spices and oil for the light, and 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.

Leviticus 2:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“When you bring a grain offering baked in the oven as an offering, it shall be unleavened loaves of fine flour mixed with oil or unleavened wafers smeared with oil.

Exodus 35:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

James 5:14 ESV / 13 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.

Numbers 4:16 ESV / 13 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.”

Psalm 141:5 ESV / 12 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.

Leviticus 2:5 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And if your offering is a grain offering baked on a griddle, it shall be of fine flour unleavened, mixed with oil.

1 Samuel 16:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.”

Ezekiel 23:41 ESV / 10 helpful votes

You sat on a stately couch, with a table spread before it on which you had placed my incense and my oil.

Ezekiel 16:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was of fine linen and silk and embroidered cloth. You ate fine flour and honey and oil. You grew exceedingly beautiful and advanced to royalty.

1 Samuel 16:13 ESV / 10 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.

Mark 6:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Psalm 133:2 ESV / 9 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!

1 Kings 1:39 ESV / 9 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 29:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:27 ESV / 8 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.

Exodus 31:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And the anointing oil and the fragrant incense for the Holy Place. According to all that I have commanded you, they shall do.”

Hosea 2:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For their mother has played the whore; she who conceived them has acted shamefully. For she said, ‘I will go after my lovers, who give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.’

Exodus 40:9 ESV / 7 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 / 7 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.

Acts 10:38 ESV / 6 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.

Luke 16:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?

Luke 4:18 ESV / 6 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,

Isaiah 61:1 ESV / 6 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;

Leviticus 24:2-4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil from beaten olives for the lamp, that a light may be kept burning regularly. Outside the veil of the testimony, in the tent of meeting, Aaron shall arrange it from evening to morning before the Lord regularly. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations. He shall arrange the lamps on the lampstand of pure gold before the Lord regularly.

Leviticus 8:30 ESV / 6 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 8:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

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.”

Esther 2:12 ESV / 5 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—

1 Chronicles 9:29 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Others of them were appointed over the furniture and over all the holy utensils, also over the fine flour, the wine, the oil, the incense, and the spices.

1 Kings 17:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The jar of flour was not spent, neither did the jug of oil become empty, according to the word of the Lord that he spoke by Elijah.

Numbers 5:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then the man shall bring his wife to the priest and bring the offering required of her, a tenth of an ephah of barley flour. He shall pour no oil on it and put no frankincense on it, for it is a grain offering of jealousy, a grain offering of remembrance, bringing iniquity to remembrance.

Leviticus 8:10-12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and consecrated them. 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. And he poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron's head and anointed him to consecrate him.

Leviticus 5:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“But if he cannot afford two turtledoves or two pigeons, then he shall bring as his offering for the sin that he has committed a tenth of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering. He shall put no oil on it and shall put no frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering.

Exodus 29:21 ESV / 5 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.

Matthew 6:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 41:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I will put in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive. I will set in the desert the cypress, the plane and the pine together,

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.

Psalm 89:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Nehemiah 13:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Prepared for Tobiah a large chamber where they had previously put the grain offering, the frankincense, the vessels, and the tithes of grain, wine, and oil, which were given by commandment to the Levites, singers, and gatekeepers, and the contributions for the priests.

Ezra 3:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So they gave money to the masons and the carpenters, and food, drink, and oil to the Sidonians and the Tyrians to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea, to Joppa, according to the grant that they had from Cyrus king of Persia.

1 Kings 17:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. And now I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die.”

Ruth 3:3 ESV / 4 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.

Deuteronomy 28:40 ESV / 4 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.

Leviticus 24:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil from beaten olives for the lamp, that a light may be kept burning regularly.

Exodus 37:29 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Exodus 30:31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Exodus 30:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Exodus 30:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And 500 of cassia, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and a hin of olive oil.

Exodus 29:40 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And with the first lamb a tenth seah of fine flour mingled with a fourth of a hin of beaten oil, and a fourth of a hin of wine for a drink offering.

Exodus 29:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers smeared with oil. You shall make them of fine wheat flour.

Genesis 35:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he had spoken with him, a pillar of stone. He poured out a drink offering on it and poured oil on it.

Revelation 18:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves, that is, human souls.

2 Corinthians 11:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

John 12:3 ESV / 3 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.

Matthew 25:1-13 ESV / 3 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. ...

Haggai 1:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And I have called for a drought on the land and the hills, on the grain, the new wine, the oil, on what the ground brings forth, on man and beast, and on all their labors.”

Micah 6:15 ESV / 3 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.

Joel 2:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The Lord answered and said to his people, “Behold, I am sending to you grain, wine, and oil, and you will be satisfied; and I will no more make you a reproach among the nations.

Joel 1:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The fields are destroyed, the ground mourns, because the grain is destroyed, the wine dries up, the oil languishes.

Hosea 12:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Ephraim feeds on the wind and pursues the east wind all day long; they multiply falsehood and violence; they make a covenant with Assyria, and oil is carried to Egypt.

Hosea 2:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And she did not know that it was I who gave her the grain, the wine, and the oil, and who lavished on her silver and gold, which they used for Baal.

Ezekiel 16:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then I bathed you with water and washed off your blood from you and anointed you with oil.

Isaiah 10:27 ESV / 3 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.”

Psalm 92:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Psalm 55:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

His speech was smooth as butter, yet war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.

Psalm 51:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Psalm 45:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia. From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;

Nehemiah 10:39 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For the people of Israel and the sons of Levi shall bring the contribution of grain, wine, and oil to the chambers, where the vessels of the sanctuary are, as well as the priests who minister, and the gatekeepers and the singers. We will not neglect the house of our God.”

Ezra 6:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And whatever is needed—bulls, rams, or sheep for burnt offerings to the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, or oil, as the priests at Jerusalem require—let that be given to them day by day without fail,

1 Chronicles 12:40 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And also their relatives, from as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, came bringing food on donkeys and on camels and on mules and on oxen, abundant provisions of flour, cakes of figs, clusters of raisins, and wine and oil, oxen and sheep, for there was joy in Israel.

1 Kings 17:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that the Lord sends rain upon the earth.’”

1 Kings 4:33 ESV / 3 helpful votes

He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of the wall. He spoke also of beasts, and of birds, and of reptiles, and of fish.

Judges 9:15 ESV / 3 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.’

Deuteronomy 33:24 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And of Asher he said, “Most blessed of sons be Asher; let him be the favorite of his brothers, and let him dip his foot in oil.

Deuteronomy 28:51 ESV / 3 helpful votes

It shall eat the offspring of your cattle and the fruit of your ground, until you are destroyed; it also shall not leave you grain, wine, or oil, the increase of your herds or the young of your flock, until they have caused you to perish.

Deuteronomy 8:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

A land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey,

Deuteronomy 7:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

He will love you, bless you, and multiply you. He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your wine and your oil, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock, in the land that he swore to your fathers to give you.

Numbers 11:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The people went about and gathered it and ground it in handmills or beat it in mortars and boiled it in pots and made cakes of it. And the taste of it was like the taste of cakes baked with oil.

Numbers 6:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And a basket of unleavened bread, loaves of fine flour mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers smeared with oil, and their grain offering and their drink offerings.

Numbers 4:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And they shall take a cloth of blue and cover the lampstand for the light, with its lamps, its tongs, its trays, and all the vessels for oil with which it is supplied.

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