Death – it’s something that happens to all of us. You’ve probably experienced the pain of losing someone close to you, and you might have seriously contemplated your own mortality. But according to the Bible, Christians don’t need to fear death. Jesus already overcame death, and so even though our earthly bodies will one day cease to exist, believers can be assured that our spirits will live on in heaven with Jesus. If you’re struggling with the idea of death, whether it be your own or that of someone you love, let these verses bring you the peace and comfort that only God can bring.
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Then shall the young women rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old shall be merry. I will turn their mourning into joy; I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow.
- Jeremiah 31:13
Our God is a God of salvation, and to GOD, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.
- Psalm 68:20
We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.
- 1 John 3:14
Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.
- Psalm 119:76
“I, I am he who comforts you; who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, of the son of man who is made like grass,
- Isaiah 51:12
As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
- Isaiah 66:13
Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?
- 1 Corinthians 15: 54-55
Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.
- Revelation 1:17-18
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
- John 5:24
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
- John 11:25
nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Romans 8:39
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
- John 14:27
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world."
- John 16:33
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
- Romans 8:28
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 23:4
I pray that these Bible verses give you comfort, encouragement, and understanding about a Christian’s victory over death!