30+ Scriptures on Anointing

30+ Scriptures on Anointing

30+ Scriptures on Anointing

What is the biblical reason for anointing with oil?


The primary purpose of anointing with the holy anointing oil was to sanctify, to set the anointed person or object apart as qodesh, or “holy” (Exodus 30:29). Originally, the oil was used exclusively for the priests and the Tabernacle articles, but its use was later extended to include kings (I Samuel 10:1).

What does the anointing of oil symbolize?


Anointing served and serves three distinct purposes: it is regarded as a means of health and comfort, as a token of honor, and as a symbol of consecration.

How do you pray for anointing with oil?

For instance, the prayer might be something like, “God, I pray that you anoint this oil in Your heavenly name. I pray that You cleanse it of any defilement in it or upon it, and that You make it holy for the work of Your glory. May this be done in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

30+ Scriptures on Anointing

Exodus 25:6 King James Version (KJV)

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


Exodus 29:7 King James Version (KJV)

Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.


Exodus 29:21 King James Version (KJV)

21 And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.


Exodus 30:25 King James Version (KJV)

25 And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil.


Exodus 30:31 King James Version (KJV)

31 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, This shall be an holy anointing oil unto me throughout your generations.


Exodus 30:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,


Exodus 35:8 King James Version (KJV)

And oil for the light, and spices for anointing oil, and for the sweet incense,


Exodus 35:15 King James Version (KJV)

15 And the incense altar, and his staves, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the hanging for the door at the entering in of the tabernacle,


Exodus 35:28 King James Version (KJV)

28 And spice, and oil for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense.


Exodus 37:29 King James Version (KJV)

29 And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure incense of sweet spices, according to the work of the apothecary.


Exodus 39:38 King James Version (KJV)

38 And the golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the hanging for the tabernacle door,


Exodus 40:9 King James Version (KJV)

And thou shalt take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is therein, and shalt hallow it, and all the vessels thereof: and it shall be holy.


Exodus 40:15 King James Version (KJV)

15 And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.


Leviticus 7:35 King James Version (KJV)

35 This is the portion of the anointing of Aaron, and of the anointing of his sons, out of the offerings of the Lord made by fire, in the day when he presented them to minister unto the Lord in the priest’s office;


Leviticus 8:2 King James Version (KJV)

Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and a bullock for the sin offering, and two rams, and a basket of unleavened bread;


Leviticus 8:10 King James Version (KJV)

10 And Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was therein, and sanctified them.


Leviticus 8:12 King James Version (KJV)

12 And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron’s head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.

Leviticus 8:30 King James Version (KJV)

30 And Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon his sons’ garments with him; and sanctified Aaron, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.


Leviticus 10:7 King James Version (KJV)

And ye shall not go out from the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: for the anointing oil of the Lord is upon you. And they did according to the word of Moses.


Psalm 45:7 King James Version (KJV)

Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.


Psalm 105:15 King James Version (KJV)

15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.


Luke 4:18 King James Version (KJV)

18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,


Matthew 6:17 King James Version (KJV)

17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;


Zechariah 4:14 King James Version (KJV)

14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.


1 Samuel 16:13 King James Version (KJV)

13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.


Leviticus 21:10-12 King James Version (KJV)

10 And he that is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil was poured, and that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not uncover his head, nor rend his clothes;

11 Neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother;

12 Neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon him: I am the Lord.


Numbers 4:16 King James Version (KJV)

16 And to the office of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest pertaineth the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and the daily meat offering, and the anointing oil, and the oversight of all the tabernacle, and of all that therein is, in the sanctuary, and in the vessels thereof.


Numbers 18:8 King James Version (KJV)

And the Lord spake unto Aaron, Behold, I also have given thee the charge of mine heave offerings of all the hallowed things of the children of Israel; unto thee have I given them by reason of the anointing, and to thy sons, by an ordinance for ever.


Isaiah 10:27 King James Version (KJV)

27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.


James 5:14 King James Version (KJV)

14 Is any sick among you? 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:


1 John 2:27 King James Version (KJV)

27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

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