16 Best Bible Verses About Death Or Dying



We all must face death in one form or another. It might be the death of a beloved parent or the sudden death of a dear friend. Bible verses about death or dying can help comfort you during this difficult time.

So what does the Bible say about death?

The Bible has many scriptures that relate to life after death, facing death and dealing with the grief after the death of a loved one. Below you will find scriptures to study that are related to death.

Death is not an easy subject to discuss, but for believers, there is hope after the grave, so here are the top 16 Bible verses about death or dying.

bible verses about death

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For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
- 1 Thessalonians 4:14
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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!”
- Revelation 14:13
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And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
- Luke 23:43
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But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.”
- 2 Samuel 12:23
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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.
- Romans 14:8
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and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
- Ecclesiastes 12:7
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But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.
- 1 Corinthians 15:20-23
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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?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
- 1 Corinthians 15:54-57
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Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” 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?
- John 11:23-26
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For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!
- Job 19:25-27
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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.
- 2 Corinthians 5:6-8
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For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 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 8:38-39
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Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
- Psalm 116:15
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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.”
- Revelation 21:4
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For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
- John 3:16
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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
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Total Quotes Found: 16

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Even unto Death – Isaiah 54

Next to Jesus Christ, there may have been no human that has ever suffered like Job.  It was even more puzzling to Job because God declared him to be a righteous man.  The lesson is, even the righteous suffer, and we only need to look at Jesus Christ to see this is so (Isaiah 54; John 3:16), so take to heart. Job’s brave words should encourage us as he said “Though he slay me, I will hope in him” (Job 13:15).

Shadows of Death – Psalm 23

If King David had not placed his hope in God, he might have lived a very depressed life, but he knew from experience that “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).  The lesson here is, shadows are not the reality; besides, death is not the end, but only the beginning.

The Death of Death – Revelation 21

When the Lord Jesus Christ finally returns, He’s going to set things right here on earth. For example, the day will come when “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” (Revelation 21:4).  Death itself will end someday.  That’s because Jesus has conquered the grave.

On the Edge of Death – Luke 23

The thief on the cross didn’t have much time to live. He must have heard Jesus praying for God to forgive those who didn’t know what they were doing, so maybe that’s why he placed his hope in Christ.  The Lord, knowing this, gave the thief complete assurance, telling him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise” (Luke 23:43).

He is the Life – John 11

When Martha was troubled that her brother Lazarus had died, Jesus reminded her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live” (John 11:25).  We will all die someday, unless the Lord returns while we’re still living, but whoever believes in Him has passed from death unto life.  This is because Jesus has resurrection power in His Word, so death is nothing to Him.

Today’s Final Thoughts on Death…

Death is not the end for the believer but just the beginning.  It is not goodbye to those who pass away, but “See you later,” therefore we have hope in God…and hope that someday, death itself will pass away.  “The last enemy to be destroyed is death” (1 Corinthians 15:26), and through Jesus that mortal enemy will be destroyed.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

If you thought these 16 best Bible verses about death are worth sharing with someone who’s lost a loved one, please share with them today so that they might be comforted. Want more great scripture? Check out these popular articles!

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