47+ Bible Verses About Death and Comforting When Someone Dies

By:
Shaun Connell.
Last updated
August 16, 2023
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Death is one of those subjects that can feel heavy and hard to talk about. Almost all of us have faced the pain of losing someone we care about or have wondered what happens after we close our eyes for the last time. Many people turn to their faith to find comfort and understanding during these moments. The Bible, filled with wisdom and teachings, can be a source of hope and solace when dealing with the mysteries of death.

In this article, we've carefully selected 51 Bible verses and paired them with 7 insightful Christian quotes to shed light on death. By exploring these words, we hope you'll find peace, answers to some of your questions, and comfort for your heart.

Bible Verses About Death and Comfort

"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."

- Ecclesiastes 9:5

"And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment."

- Hebrews 9:27

"The dead do not praise the LORD, Nor any who go down into silence."

- Psalm 115:17

"For in death there is no remembrance of You; In the grave who will give You thanks?"

- Psalm 6:5

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going."

- Ecclesiastes 9:10

What Does the Bible Say About Death?

"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.'"

- John 11:25

"For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain."

- Philippians 1:21

"The last enemy that will be destroyed is death."

- 1 Corinthians 15:26

"But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep."

- 1 Corinthians 15:20

Comfort and Hope in the Midst of Death

"Yea, 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

"Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted."

- Matthew 5:4

"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away."

- Revelation 21:4

"For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus."

- 1 Thessalonians 4:14

Death and the Resurrection

"Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed."

- 1 Corinthians 15:51

"For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead."

- 1 Corinthians 15:21

"For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ."

- Philippians 3:20

"He will swallow up death forever, And the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces; The rebuke of His people He will take away from all the earth; For the LORD has spoken."

- Isaiah 25:8

"I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also."

- John 14:2b-3

Life After Death

"And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life."

- 1 John 2:25

"And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man."

- 1 Corinthians 15:49

"We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord."

- 2 Corinthians 5:8

The Shortness of Life

"The days of our lives are seventy years; And if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away."

- Psalm 90:10

"Man who is born of a woman Is of few days and full of trouble. He comes forth like a flower and fades away; He flees like a shadow and does not continue."

- Job 14:1-2

"Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away."

- James 4:14

"So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom."

- Psalm 90:12

Christian Quotes About Death and Comfort

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

 - Irish Proverb

"To live is Christ, to die is gain."

- Apostle Paul

"Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity."

- John Milton

"We are all travelers at a different stage of a journey to the same destination."

- Billy Graham

"God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be."

- E.M. Bounds

"For the Christian, death is not the end of adventure but a doorway from a world where dreams and adventures shrink, to a world where dreams and adventures forever expand."

- Randy Alcorn

"God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain."

- C.S. Lewis

Conclusion: Bible Verses About Death 

Death is a journey we all face, but understanding it can bring peace to our hearts. Through the 51 Bible verses and 7 Christian quotes we explored, we've seen how faith offers comfort and clarity during the most challenging times. Remember, you're not alone in your feelings, and these timeless words can be a guiding light when the path seems dark.

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

- Romans 6:23

"Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, And the spirit will return to God who gave it."

- Ecclesiastes 12:7


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Written By:

Shaun Connell

Shaun Connell is a passionate Christian businessman and investor who lives in Texas. Shaun is a Reformed Baptist who believes that the Word of God should be used in every area of life.

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