Bible Verses about Death

Find comforting Bible Verses about death in our list of Scriptures below. Receive guidance, strength, and encouragement by reading passages about death and related topics such as loss, grieving, and heaven. No one may be able to understand the gaping hole of loss that you feel, but God's Word is able to bring unexplainable peace if you allow Scriptures to speak into your heart and mind. Whether death comes as a sudden shock or something we have been prepared for, nothing can ease the pain like the hope-filled words of the Bible. God is longing to comfort you in your grief and loss, come to Him and allow His inspired Word to speak life and healing over your broken heart. 

No matter what stage of grief you are in, God wants to walk alongside you. He won't push you to move faster or to move on, He will guide you and give you strength for each step. We serve a God who sent His son to have victory over death. Through faith, we can take steps of healing the grief and broken heart. May these Bible verses about death and loss bring you comfort and peace.

Bible Verses About Death to Comfort

John 3:16 - 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 - 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 - And everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?

Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Psalm 23:4 - 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.

Revelation 21:4 - 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 - 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 - And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

Luke 23:43 - And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

Encouraging Scriptures About Death and Hope

Matthew 10:28 - 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 11:25-26 - 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 14:1-4 - “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.”

Psalm 146:4 - When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.

Ecclesiastes 9:5 - 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.

1 Corinthians 15:26 - The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

2 Corinthians 5:6-8 - 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.

Hebrews 9:27 - And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment

Bible Quotes About Death and Healing From Loss

Ecclesiastes 7:1 - A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.

1 Corinthians 15:51 - Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed

Psalm 115:17  - The dead do not praise the Lord, nor do any who go down into silence.

Psalm 73:26 - My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Job 14:14 - If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my service I would wait, till my renewal should come.

Romans 5:12 - Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned

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

Romans 8:38-39 - 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.

Ezekiel 18:32 - For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live.”

Revelation 14:13 - 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 116:15 - Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

A Prayer Over the Death and Loss of a Loved One

Dear God, I cry for those of us left behind, for the lonely ones with hollows in our hearts. I ask You to comfort us, give peace, restore hope, and lavish us with love, family, and belonging. In the depths of loss, meet us with Yourself.

I cry for the legacy this loved one leaves in death, for the ways the world has been made different by their presence, for the memories that become both more beautiful and more painful on this side of death. And I pray that the work You have accomplished in this remarkable life will grow deeper, wider, and stronger in the days to come, uninhibited by a weak opponent like death. - Gregory Cole