Bible Verses about Death to Comfort the Grieving 

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Bible Verses about Death to Comfort the Grieving 

What does the Bible say about death and the afterlife? Does God give hope for those mourning the loss of a loved one? Scripture commonly refers to the judgment we will face at death determining whether we will spend the afterlife in heaven or hell. The Bible reminds us to live a life of righteousness, following the word of God, in order to achieve our place in the eternal paradise of heaven. Discover these essential scripture quotes relating to death to encourage you as you grieve the loss of a loved one or ponder what happens after death.

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Bible Verses about Death and Faith

Revelation 21:4 

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” 

1 Thessalonians 4:14

For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

John 11:26 

And everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” 

1 Corinthians 15:51-57 

Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” ...

Romans 6:23 

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Matthew 10:28 

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

John 14:1-4

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”

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Scripture Quotes about Death

Romans 14:8 

For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.

John 11:25-26 

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

Psalm 23:4 

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 146:4 

When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish. 

1 Corinthians 15:26 

The last enemy to be destroyed is death.


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Bible Verses about Life After Death

2 Timothy 4:7

I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.

Luke 23:43 

And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

Hebrews 9:27 

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment

Ecclesiastes 9:5

For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.

2 Corinthians 5:6-8 

So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord 

Ezekiel 18:32 

For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live.”


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Bible Verses About Death

Ecclesiastes 12:7 

And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. 

1 Corinthians 15:51 

Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 

Ecclesiastes 7:1  

A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.

Job 14:14 

If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my service I would wait, till my renewal should come.

Psalm 115:17 

The dead do not praise the Lord, nor do any who go down into silence.


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Scriptures About Hope in Death

John 3:16 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Revelation 14:13 

And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”

Psalm 73:26 

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Luke 2:29 

“Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; 

Romans 8:13 

For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.