What is this coming up from the wilderness like columns of smoke, scented with myrrh and frankincense from every fragrant powder of the merchant?
How delightful your love is, my sister, my bride. Your love is much better than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than any balsam.
I rose to open for my love. My hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with flowing myrrh on the handles of the bolt.
His cheeks are like beds of spice, towers of perfume. His lips are lilies, dripping with flowing myrrh.
"Take for yourself the finest spices: 12 and a half pounds of liquid myrrh, half as much (six and a quarter pounds) of fragrant cinnamon, six and a quarter pounds of fragrant cane,
12 and a half pounds of cassia (by the sanctuary shekel), and one gallon of olive oil.
Prepare from these a holy anointing oil, a scented blend, the work of a perfumer; it will be holy anointing oil.
"With it you are to anoint the tent of meeting, the ark of the testimony,
the table with all its utensils, the lampstand with its utensils, the altar of incense,
the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the basin with its stand.
You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you, more than your companions, with the oil of joy.
Myrrh, aloes, and cassia [perfume] all your garments; from ivory palaces harps bring you joy.
It is like fine oil on the head, running down on the beard, running down Aaron's beard, on his robes.
Oil and incense bring joy to the heart, and the sweetness of a friend is better than self-counsel.
A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of one's death than the day of one's birth.
to provide for those who mourn in Zion; to give them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, festive oil instead of mourning, and splendid clothes instead of despair. And they will be called righteous trees, planted by the LORD, to glorify Him.
Then Mary took a pound of fragrant oil-- pure and expensive nard-- anointed Jesus' feet, and wiped His feet with her hair. So the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
But thanks be to God, who always puts us on display in Christ, and spreads through us in every place the scent of knowing Him.
For to God we are the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.
To some we are a scent of death leading to death, but to others, a scent of life leading to life. And who is competent for this?
But I have received everything in full, and I have an abundance. I am fully supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you provided-- a fragrant offering, a welcome sacrifice, pleasing to God.
Moses said to the LORD, "Look, You have told me, 'Lead this people up,' but You have not let me know whom You will send with me. You said, 'I know you by name, and you have also found favor in My sight.'
He said, "I will cause all My goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim the name Yahweh before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion."
The LORD came down in a cloud, stood with him there, and proclaimed [His] name Yahweh.
Then the LORD passed in front of him and proclaimed: Yahweh-- Yahweh is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth,
maintaining faithful love to a thousand [generations], forgiving wrongdoing, rebellion, and sin. But He will not leave [the guilty] unpunished, bringing the consequences of the fathers' wrongdoing on the children and grandchildren to the third and fourth generation.
Happy are the people who know the joyful shout; LORD, they walk in the light of Your presence.
They rejoice in Your name all day long, and they are exalted by Your righteousness.
For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
The dominion will be vast, and its prosperity will never end. He will reign on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish and sustain it with justice and righteousness from now on and forever. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will accomplish this.
"The days are coming"-- [this is] the LORD's declaration-- "when I will raise up a righteous Branch of David. He will reign wisely as king and administer justice and righteousness in the land.
In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. This is what He will be named: The LORD Is Our Righteousness.
She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins."
Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet:
See, the virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name Him Immanuel, which is translated "God is with us."
For this reason God also highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow-- of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth--
There are 60 queens and 80 concubines and young women without number.
In colorful garments she is led to the king; after her, the virgins, her companions, are brought to you.
"Then the kingdom of heaven will be like 10 virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom.
For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy, because I have promised you in marriage to one husband-- to present a pure virgin to Christ.
These are the ones not defiled with women, for they have kept their virginity. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They were redeemed from the human race as the firstfruits for God and the Lamb.