Bible Verses about Death

Bible Verses about Death

Bible Verses about Death

So what does the Bible say about death and the afterlife? 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 and encouragement to act in a virtuous manner to cope with the existential dread of our mortality.
Death Bible Verses

Death Bible Verses

Revelation 21:4 ESV

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 ESV

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 ESV

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


1 Corinthians 15:51-57 ESV

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 ESV

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


Matthew 10:28 ESV

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 ESV

“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.”


Scripture Quotes about Death

Scripture Quotes about Death

Romans 14:8 ESV  

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 ESV

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 ESV

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 ESV

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


1 Corinthians 15:26 ESV

The last enemy to be destroyed is death.


Bible Verses about Death

Bible Verses about Death

Luke 23:43 ESV 

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


Hebrews 9:27 ESV

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


Ecclesiastes 9:5 ESV

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 ESV

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 ESV

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


Death in the Bible

Death in the Bible

Ecclesiastes 12:7 ESV

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


1 Corinthians 15:51 ESV

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


Ecclesiastes 7:1 ESV 

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


Job 14:14 ESV

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 ESV

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


Death in Scripture

Death in Scripture

John 3:16 ESV

“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 ESV

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 ESV

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


Luke 2:29 ESV

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


Romans 8:13 ESV

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.


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