When someone we love dies, it feels like a part of us has been ripped away. We are left feeling lost, confused, and in pain. The death of a loved one can be one of the most difficult things we go through in life. But the Bible offers comfort and strength in grieving. These verses about death will help you celebrate the life of your loved one and find hope for the future.
Comforting Scripture about Death
10 Comforting Bible Verses about Death
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.”
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.
Ecclesiastes 12:7 ESV
And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
Luke 23:43 ESV
And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
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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.
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?”
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.
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.
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?”
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.
Comforting Scripture about Death KJV
2 Corinthians 5:8 “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” When we die, we go to be with the Lord. We will be in a place of comfort and peace where we will no longer experience pain or suffering. We can take comfort in knowing that our loved ones who have passed on before us are also there with Him.
FAQ about Death in Scripture
The Bible speaks of death in a number of ways. In general, death is seen as an enemy (1 Corinthians 15:26), something that separates people from God and that mars the perfection of God’s creation. Nevertheless, Scripture also affirms that death is a part of the created order, and that God has ordained it for His own purposes. For example, in Romans 5:12-21 Paul argues that death entered the world as a result of sin, but that through Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection believers receive justification and life.
There are a few things that happen after death, according to the Bible. First, the body is buried. Then, Jesus Christ will return and judge the living and the dead. Those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will be resurrected and spend eternity in Heaven with God. The rest will be condemned to Hell.
There’s no one answer to this question since it can be interpreted in so many ways. But, from what I understand, God is okay with us dealing with death in whatever way we see fit. Whether that means openly grieving and mourning the loss of a loved one, or celebrating their life and all they’ve done good, is up to each individual.
There is much disagreement on what will happen after death. Some people believe that we go to a heaven or hell, while others believe that our consciousness simply ceases to exist. However, the Bible does provide some clues as to what may happen. In Ecclesiastes 12:7, it says “The dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.” This suggests that our bodies will decompose and be absorbed back into the earth, while our spirits will return to God.