Top 11 Bible Verses To Put On Tombstones

Gravestone verses can include meaningful and comforting quotes, scriptural verses, or even words from a song.  If you need help choosing a Bible verse for a gravestone or tombstone, hopefully these Top 11 bible Verses to put on tombstones will provide you with the perfect verse.

Choosing what beautiful words to put on a headstone can be a difficult and stressful task. If you are not sure what to put on a loved ones headstone or monument, may we suggest these top 11 Bible verses to put on tombstones?

bible verses to put on tombstones

I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
- Matthew 26:29

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?
- John 14:2

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.”
- 1 Corinthians 15:54

I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.
- Philippians 1:23

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.
- Job 19:26-27

Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
- 2 Corinthians 5:8

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
- Matthew 5:8

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’
- Matthew 25:21

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
- 2 Timothy 4:7

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
- Psalm 23:6

I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.
- John 11:25-26

Total Quotes Found: 11

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The Death of Death – Revelation 21

The day is coming when death shall be no more, as the Bible says, “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).  Things like pain, suffering, mourning, and death will finally end someday, and for me, it can’t come soon enough.

Never Forsaken – Hebrews 13 and Isaiah 46

Everyone else may forsake us, but the Lord never will…even into old age, as Scripture says, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). Elderly residents in nursing homes might fear God has left them or when the elderly lose their capacity to think correctly, it doesn’t matter…God will not forsake them, even into old age (Isaiah 46:4).

No Separation – Romans 8

Whoever trusts in God, will never be separated from Him.  Paul was certain “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).  I think that covers it!  There is no way a believer can be separated from God…even by death.

Even Dying, We Shall Live Again – John 11 and Luke 20

Jesus told Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live” (John 11:25).  He said this right after Lazarus had died, but Martha knew enough theology that Lazarus would rise again on the last Great Day.  That’s because Jesus has resurrection power over death, so even if we die, we will live again. Remember, God is the God of the living and not the dead (Luke 20:38).

A Wide Path – John 14

The disciples were troubled that Jesus was going away, but He promised them, and I believe He promises us, that “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” (John 14:2)?  He is at this moment, preparing a place for you.  I hope you believe that.

During this time…

If you have recently lost someone, I pray these scriptures provide you with comfort and strength while helping you decide on what to put on your loved one’s headstone.

If you know of someone who has lost a loved one recently, please share these top 11 Bible verses to put on tombstones with them, I’m sure they would appreciate the gesture.

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