Smear / Anoint / Sacred
mashach: to smear, anoint
Original Word: מָשַׁח
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-shakh’)
Short Definition: anointed
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
a prim. root
to smear, anoint
anoint (21), anointed (42), anointing (1), oil (1), painting (1), spread (4).
מָשַׁח verb smear, anoint (Late Hebrew id.; originally probably as Arabic wipe orstroke with the hand (compare RSSemitic i. 215; 2nd ed., 283), anoint, Aramaic מְשַׁח anoint; on משת, id. (?) in Aramaic inscription see CISii.1. No.145, C, 1; Palmyrene משחא oil VogNo.16; Ethiopic anoint, feast, dine DiLex 176; (Assyrian mašâ—u is measure; Aramaic מְשַׁח id.; Arabic measurement, compare DlProl. 178 Frä282)); —
1 smear, house with colour (paint) Jeremiah 22:14; shield with oil (anoint) Isaiah 21:5; 2 Samuel 1:21 (compare Dr; Gr כְּלִי מָשׁוּחַ weapon anointed; PetersJBL 893, 56 כְּלֵי מָשׁוּחַ weapons of one (the king) anointed); the person, with ointments Amos 6:6; unleavened cakes, with oil Exodus 29:2; Leviticus 2:4; Numbers 6:15 (P).
2 anoint, as consecration, solemn setting apart to an office, always by the use of oil poured on the head: לנביא as a prophet 1 Kings 19:16 (Elisha by Elijah) Isaiah 61:1; elsewhere of king, with accusative, מֶלֶךְ Judges 9:8 (E), so Hosea 8:3 reading מִמְּשֹׁחַ מֶלֶךְ (for ᵑ0 ׳מִמַּשָּׂא מ) We GASm Now; also Hosea 7:3 reading יִמְשְׁחוּ (for ᵑ0 יְשַׂמְּחוּ) We Now; elsewhere accusative of person 1 Samuel 16:3,12,13; 1 Kings 1:39; 2 Kings 11:12; 2 Kings 23:30; 2Chronicles 22:7; 23:11; בְּשֶׁמֶן קָדְשִׁי Psalm 89:21 with my holy oil; שׁמן שָׂשׂוֺן Psalm 45:8 (figurative); with על, 2 Samuel 19:11 whom we have anointed over us; לְמֶלֶךְ 1 Kings 1:45; 1 Kings 5:15; with עַל, לְמֶלֶךְ Judges 9:15; 2 Samuel 2:4,7; 1 Kings 19:15; על ישׂראל over Israel 1 Samuel 15:1,17; 2 Samuel 5:3 = 1 Chronicles 11:3; 2 Samuel 5:17; 2 Samuel 12:7; 1 Kings 1:34; 1 Kings 19:16; אֶליֿשׂראל 2 Kings 9:3,6,12 (Ehpraimitic source); לנגיד 1 Chronicles 29:22; על 1 Samuel 9:16; 1 Samuel 10:1; מָשׁוּחַ מֶלֶךְ 2 Samuel 3:39 (? see above)
3 anoint, consecrate to religious service:
a. Aaronic priests, only P, with accusative of person Exodus 28:41; Exodus 29:7; Exodus 30:30; Exodus 40:13,15 (3 t. in verse); Leviticus 7:36; Leviticus 8:12; Leviticus 16:32; absolute Exodus 29:29; הכהנים הַמְּשֻׁחִים Numbers 3:3.
b. sacred things: מַצֵּבָה Genesis 31:13 (E); tabernacle and its sacred vessels Exodus 29:36; Exodus 30:26; Exodus 40:9,10,11; Leviticus 8:10,11 (all P); קדשׁ קדשׁים Daniel 9:24.
Niph`al Perfect3masculine singular נִמְשַׁח 1 Chronicles 14:8; Infinitive הִמָּשַׁח Leviticus 6:13 3t; — be anointed, למלך על כל ישׂראל 1 Chronicles 14:8; Aaron and his sons Leviticus 6:13 (P); altar Numbers 7:10,84,88.
מְשַׁח noun [masculine] oil (see Biblical Hebrew); — absolute Ezra 6:9; Ezra 7:22.
HEB: אֵ֔ל אֲשֶׁ֨ר מָשַׁ֤חְתָּ שָּׁם֙ מַצֵּבָ֔ה
NAS: where you anointed a pillar,
KJV: of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar,
INT: Bethel you anointed in it A pillar
HEB: בָּנָ֖יו אִתּ֑וֹ וּמָשַׁחְתָּ֨ אֹתָ֜ם וּמִלֵּאתָ֧
NAS: and on his sons with him; and you shall anoint them and ordain
KJV: and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate
INT: your brother his sons shall anoint accomplish them
HEB: וּרְקִיקֵ֥י מַצּ֖וֹת מְשֻׁחִ֣ים בַּשָּׁ֑מֶן סֹ֥לֶת
NAS: wafers spread with oil;
KJV: unleavened anointed with oil:
INT: wafers and unleavened spread oil of fine
HEB: עַל־ רֹאשׁ֑וֹ וּמָשַׁחְתָּ֖ אֹתֽוֹ׃
NAS: it on his head and anoint him.
KJV: [it] upon his head, and anoint him.
INT: on his head and anoint
HEB: בְּכַפֶּרְךָ֖ עָלָ֑יו וּמָֽשַׁחְתָּ֥ אֹת֖וֹ לְקַדְּשֽׁוֹ׃
NAS: atonement for it, and you shall anoint it to consecrate
KJV: when thou hast made an atonement for it, and thou shalt anoint it, to sanctify
INT: atonement and you shall anoint to consecrate
HEB: וּמָשַׁחְתָּ֥ ב֖וֹ אֶת־
NAS: With it you shall anoint the tent
KJV: And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle
INT: shall anoint the tent of meeting
HEB: וְאֶת־ בָּנָ֖יו תִּמְשָׁ֑ח וְקִדַּשְׁתָּ֥ אֹתָ֖ם
NAS: You shall anoint Aaron and his sons,
KJV: And thou shalt anoint Aaron
INT: Aaron and his sons shall anoint and consecrate may minister
HEB: שֶׁ֣מֶן הַמִּשְׁחָ֔ה וּמָשַׁחְתָּ֥ אֶת־ הַמִּשְׁכָּ֖ן
NAS: oil and anoint the tabernacle
KJV: oil, and anoint the tabernacle,
INT: oil the anointing and anoint the tabernacle and all
HEB: וּמָשַׁחְתָּ֛ אֶת־ מִזְבַּ֥ח
NAS: You shall anoint the altar
KJV: And thou shalt anoint the altar
INT: shall anoint the altar of burnt
HEB: וּמָשַׁחְתָּ֥ אֶת־ הַכִּיֹּ֖ר
NAS: You shall anoint the laver
KJV: And thou shalt anoint the laver
INT: shall anoint the laver stand
HEB: בִּגְדֵ֣י הַקֹּ֑דֶשׁ וּמָשַׁחְתָּ֥ אֹת֛וֹ וְקִדַּשְׁתָּ֥
NAS: on Aaron and anoint him and consecrate
KJV: garments, and anoint him, and sanctify
INT: garments the holy and anoint and consecrate may minister
HEB: וּמָשַׁחְתָּ֣ אֹתָ֗ם כַּאֲשֶׁ֤ר
NAS: and you shall anoint them even
KJV: And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint
INT: shall anoint you have anointed
HEB: אֹתָ֗ם כַּאֲשֶׁ֤ר מָשַׁ֙חְתָּ֙ אֶת־ אֲבִיהֶ֔ם
NAS: them even as you have anointed their father,
KJV: And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father,
INT: shall anoint you have anointed their father may minister
HEB: וּרְקִיקֵ֥י מַצּ֖וֹת מְשֻׁחִ֥ים בַּשָּֽׁמֶן׃ ס
NAS: or unleavened wafers spread with oil.
KJV: wafers anointed with oil.
INT: wafers unleavened spread oil
HEB: לַֽיהוָ֗ה בְּיוֹם֙ הִמָּשַׁ֣ח אֹת֔וֹ עֲשִׂירִ֨ת
NAS: on the day when he is anointed; the tenth
KJV: in the day when he is anointed; the tenth part
INT: to the LORD the day is anointed the tenth of an ephah
HEB: וּרְקִיקֵ֥י מַצּ֖וֹת מְשֻׁחִ֣ים בַּשָּׁ֑מֶן וְסֹ֣לֶת
NAS: wafers spread with oil,
KJV: wafers anointed with oil,
INT: wafers and unleavened spread oil fine
HEB: לָהֶ֗ם בְּיוֹם֙ מָשְׁח֣וֹ אֹתָ֔ם מֵאֵ֖ת
NAS: in the day that He anointed them. It is [their] due
KJV: in the day that he anointed them, [by] a statute
INT: to be given the day anointed the sons of Israel
HEB: שֶׁ֣מֶן הַמִּשְׁחָ֔ה וַיִּמְשַׁ֥ח אֶת־ הַמִּשְׁכָּ֖ן
NAS: oil and anointed the tabernacle
KJV: oil, and anointed the tabernacle
INT: oil the anointing and anointed the tabernacle and all
HEB: שֶׁ֣בַע פְּעָמִ֑ים וַיִּמְשַׁ֨ח אֶת־ הַמִּזְבֵּ֜חַ
NAS: times and anointed the altar
KJV: times, and anointed the altar
INT: seven times and anointed the altar and all
HEB: רֹ֣אשׁ אַהֲרֹ֑ן וַיִּמְשַׁ֥ח אֹת֖וֹ לְקַדְּשֽׁוֹ׃
NAS: head and anointed him, to consecrate
KJV: head, and anointed him, to sanctify
INT: head Aaron’s and anointed to consecrate
HEB: הַכֹּהֵ֜ן אֲשֶׁר־ יִמְשַׁ֣ח אֹת֗וֹ וַאֲשֶׁ֤ר
NAS: who is anointed and ordained
KJV: And the priest, whom he shall anoint, and whom he shall consecrate
INT: the priest who is anointed who accomplish
HEB: אַהֲרֹ֔ן הַכֹּהֲנִ֖ים הַמְּשֻׁחִ֑ים אֲשֶׁר־ מִלֵּ֥א
NAS: of Aaron, the anointed priests,
KJV: the priests which were anointed, whom he consecrated
INT: of Aaron priests the anointed whom accomplish
HEB: וּרְקִיקֵ֥י מַצּ֖וֹת מְשֻׁחִ֣ים בַּשָּׁ֑מֶן וּמִנְחָתָ֖ם
NAS: wafers spread with oil,
KJV: of unleavened bread anointed with oil,
INT: wafers and unleavened spread oil offering
HEB: אֶת־ הַמִּשְׁכָּ֗ן וַיִּמְשַׁ֨ח אֹת֜וֹ וַיְקַדֵּ֤שׁ
NAS: up the tabernacle, he anointed it and consecrated
KJV: the tabernacle, and had anointed it, and sanctified
INT: setting the tabernacle anointed and consecrated all
HEB: כָּל־ כֵּלָ֑יו וַיִּמְשָׁחֵ֖ם וַיְקַדֵּ֥שׁ אֹתָֽם׃
NAS: its utensils; he anointed them and consecrated
KJV: and all the vessels thereof, and had anointed them, and sanctified
INT: and all utensils anointed and consecrated
Bibliography. H. L. Ellison, The Centrality of the Messianic Idea for the Old Testament; V. P. Hamilton, TWOT, 1:1255–56; J. B. Payne, Theology of the Older Testament.
Goldberg, L. (1996). Anoint. In Evangelical dictionary of biblical theology (electronic ed., p. 26). Grand Rapids: Baker Book House.
See also: Anoint, p. 11
Greek expression: aleiphō, chriō
Pronunciation: ah LAY foh; KREE oh
Strong’s Numbers: 218, 5548
Matthew 6:17; Mark 6:13; Luke 7:38; John 11:2; 12:3; James 5:14
The Greeks had two words for anointing: aleiphō and criō. Aleiphō was commonly used in Greek literature to describe a “medicinal anointing,” while chriō was used to describe a “sacramental anointing.” The distinction is still observed in modern Greek, with aleiphō meaning “to daub,” or “to smear,” and chriō meaning “to anoint.”
The medicinal definition of “anoint,” aleiphō, has historical significance. Both the Egyptians and the Syrians anointed people for medical reasons. Among the Greeks, oil, as well as perfume, was used to “anoint” people who were sick. In the New Testament, anointing of the sick accompanied by prayer for healing by local church elders is recommended when requested (Jas. 5:1–16). Anointing with oil was also a part of the apostles’ healing ministry (Mark 6:1–13). Furthermore, on two occasions two different women anointed Jesus with well-scented perfume—a precious oil (Luke 7:38; John 12:3).
The sacramental description of “anoint,” chriō, is most clearly seen in the New Testament, where Jesus Christ is portrayed as fulfilling the three offices of prophet, priest, and king. He is, supremely, God’s Anointed One—the Messiah. “Messiah” means “anointed one” and is derived directly from the Hebrew word for anointed; “Christ” is the same title derived from the Greek word chriō. A king’s anointing is physical, performed with oil or a crown, but the Messiah’s anointing is spiritual (Ps. 2:2; Dan. 9:2–26); He is anointed by and through the Holy Spirit (Luke 4:1, 1–19; compare Isa. 61:1). Jesus of Nazareth was indeed the Anointed One (Messiah) of Old Testament prophecy shown in His anointing by the Holy Spirit and through the miracles that He performed (John 1:3–51; Luke 4:3–37). As Christians, now filled by the Holy Spirit, we are joined to the Anointed One and share in Jesus’ anointing (2 Cor. 1:2–22). Therefore, because the Spirit lives within us, we know the difference between truth and falsehood. Christ, the Anointed One, gives us all that we need to know in order to resist the temptations of false teachers and live godly lives in this world (1 John 2:20, 27).
Carpenter, E. E., & Comfort, P. W. (2000). In Holman treasury of key Bible words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew words defined and explained (p. 225). Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers.
UNCTION—(1 John 2:20, 27; R.V., “anointing”). Kings, prophets, and priests were anointed, in token of receiving divine grace. All believers are, in a secondary sense, what Christ was in a primary sense, “the Lord’s anointed.”Easton, M. G. (1893). In Easton’s Bible dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.
The Hebrew verb mashach (noun, messiah) and the Greek verb chrio (noun, christos) are translated “to anoint.” From ancient times the priests and kings were ceremonially anointed as a sign of official appointment to office, and as a symbol of God’s power upon them. The act was imbued with an element of awe. David would not harm King Saul because of the anointing the king had received (1 Sam. 24:6). Likewise, Israel (Ps. 89:38), and even Cyrus (Isa. 45:1), are called God’s anointed because of God’s working through them. Israel came to see each succeeding king as God’s anointed one, the messiah who would deliver them from their enemies and establish the nation as God’s presence on the earth.
In the NT “anoint” is used to speak of daily grooming for hair (Matt. 6:17), for treating injury or illness (Luke 10:34), and for preparing a body for burial (Mark 16:1).
Christians see Jesus as God’s Anointed One, the Savior (Acts 10:38). The same symbolism as in the OT is employed in this usage: God’s presence and power are resident in the anointing. Likewise, the Christian is anointed by God (2 Cor. 1:21; 1 John 2:27) for the tasks of ministry.
Mike MitchellMitchell, M. (2003). Anoint, Anointed. In C. Brand, C. Draper, A. England, S. Bond, E. R. Clendenen, & T. C. Butler (Eds.), Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (p. 70). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.
So, I get this blood. I must not eat it, right. It makes my stomach sick like in Revelations when John ate the scroll. Right. I did so get such a stomach ache eating the blood. Tasting it. I wanted to vomit.
The blood of Jesus is holy as Jesus is holy.
A holy God.
So, here is this blood.
The blood of Jesus and ……
It’s right beside me.
So, the LORD says, ‘smear’.
Y’all get smeared with the anointing oil right.
But there is more.
I can smear with the blood.
Anoint with the blood.
A day in the life of a seer.
Consecrates to God’s service. Exo. 30:29.
PERSONS WHO RECEIVED;
Prophets. 1 Kin. 19:16. Isa. 61:1.
Priests. Exo. 40:13–15.
Kings. Jud. 9:8. 1 Sam. 9:16. 1 Kin. 1:34.
THINGS WHICH RECEIVED;
Tabernacle, &c. Exo. 30:26, 27. Exo. 40:9.
Brazen altar. Exo. 29:36. Exo. 40:10.
Brazen laver. Exo. 40:11.
THOSE WHO PARTOOK OF,
Protected by God. 1 Chr. 16:22. Psa. 105:15.
Not to be injured or insulted. 1 Sam. 24:6. 1 Sam. 26:9. 2 Sam. 1:14, 15. 2 Sam. 19:21.
OIL OR OINTMENT FOR;
Divinely prescribed. Exo. 30:23–25.
Compounded by the priests. 1 Chr. 9:30.
An holy anointing oil for ever. Exo. 30:25, 31.
Not to be imitated. Exo. 30:32.
To be put on no stranger. Exo. 30:33.
Jews condemned for imitating. Eze. 23:41.
ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE ANOINTING
Of Christ with the Holy Ghost. Psa. 45:7. Isa. 61:1, with Luke 4:18.
Of saints with the Holy Ghost. 1 Jno 2:27.Torrey, R. A. (1897). The New Topical Text Book: A Scripture Text Book for the Use of Ministers, Teachers, and All Christian Workers (New, revised and enlarged edition, p. 16). Chicago; New York; Toronto: Fleming H. Revell.
Reminding myself that as I smear the blood, all becomes white.
As the blood of Christ is holy.
So then, we thought further and more and deeper and wider and well, of course this Easter has been big for me. Therefore as the decades went by. As the years grew in number. As my faith grew deeper and more intimate and communion became just a part of my normal communicative life style and the love between me and my Saviour grew.
To be honest when my Father in heaven told me to follow HIS Son, I cried. I really really love my Father who art Thou in heaven.
But then the only way to the Father is through the Son.
So, throughout the years of close intimate time spent with the LORD and the Son and the Holy Spirit, the line of the blood flows throughout the decades.
So then, as the blood runs down through the years, the greater the depth of the love of my Saviour for me and my Father for me and the Holy Spirit hovers over me.
Well, we come to this place. A place where you are in communion with the LORD. I suppose it is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Godhead, three in one.
This is the power of Christ in me.
And I suppose the blood helps.
The thing is, I have come into this new place. New season. More intimate and more personal than before. Ever.
You can say, or rather, born for this place.
Nurtured for this place. A place just for Christ. Just for the LORD. I do not even know if this is because of who I am in Christ. The person I was born. I suppose you could say that all those in Scripture were born for a certain purpose. So, therefore we do conclude that I was born for a purpose. God’s purpose.
So, there was I thinking about things again.
Now did not ask about the Millennium and heaven but did anyone tell me about it.
So, anyways, I just thought about this from God’s perspective. Did they not all think about it as well, did they not?
So, the thousand year reign will be within the universe. Of course. A new heaven and new earth.
For, everything but God is within the universe. Right.
So the new heaven and the new earth. The thousand year reign.
Then comes what.
Outside the universe.
Just straight all God and nothing else.
Just us with the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We are invited.
It’s funny. The blood is powerful.
Life – changing.
Whenever I go to the blood, there seems to be some movement in the spiritual realm.
Then a deeper and more intimate place comes from it.
Like a door opens and I walk into a new place.
More more more in the LORD.
We do not travel this journey along.