39 Bible Verses about Oil

Proverbs 21:20 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

James 5:14-15 ESV / 15 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.

Psalm 23:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 17:12-16 ESV / 8 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.

1 Samuel 16:1 ESV / 8 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.”

Matthew 25:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

2 Kings 4:1-7 ESV / 7 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.

1 Samuel 10:1 ESV / 7 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.

Isaiah 61:3 ESV / 6 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.

Psalm 105:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Psalm 45:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Exodus 30:23-25 ESV / 6 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.

Exodus 27:20 ESV / 6 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.

Exodus 25:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Luke 7:46 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 32:13 ESV / 5 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.

Numbers 4:16 ESV / 5 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.”

Exodus 35:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Revelation 11:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The nations raged, but your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear your name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.”

2 Corinthians 11:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 23:41 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Psalm 141:5 ESV / 4 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.

Job 29:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 2:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 2:4 ESV / 4 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.

1 Corinthians 2:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.

John 3:1-36 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

Luke 16:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Luke 14:28 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

Hosea 2:5 ESV / 3 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.’

Ezekiel 16:13 ESV / 3 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 Chronicles 9:30 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Others, of the sons of the priests, prepared the mixing of the spices,

1 Kings 1:39 ESV / 3 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!”

1 Samuel 16:13 ESV / 3 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 24:2-4 ESV / 3 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.

Exodus 35:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And spices and oil for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the fragrant incense.

Exodus 31:11 ESV / 2 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.”

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