Bible Verses About Death: 20 Comforting Scriptures Quotes

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One of the most difficult things to deal with in life is the death of a loved one. Even for the Christian, death is a part of life. Unlike they that do not believe, the Christian has a blessed hope – that is the return of the Savior Jesus to catch up His Church and bring them to eternal life with Him and God the Father in Heaven. Here are some scripture quotes about death that I hope will comfort you .

As He Promised, He Will Do

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.”

Romans 8:16-17 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

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.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 5:9-11 For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,  who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Bible Verses About DeathBecause of Calvary, We Live

2 Samuel 12:23 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.” (King David speaking of his infant son who died)

John 11:23-26 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?”

1 Corinthians 15:54-57 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.

Philippians 3:20-21 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.

In His Time, He Will Do

1 Corinthians 15:20-23 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.

Philippians 1:23-24 I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.

1 Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 John 3:1-2 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

Revelation 21:1-4 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 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.”

Safe In His Arms, Now and Forever

Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,

Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

John 10:27-29 “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.” (Jesus speaking)

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.

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.

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!”

Christian Quotes About Death

“They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.” ~ Williams Penn

 “When the time comes for you to die, you need not be afraid, because death cannot separate you from God’s love.” ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

 “It is better for me to die in behalf of Jesus Christ, than to reign over all the ends of the earth.” ~ Ignatius of Antioch

 “He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave.” ~ Matthew Henry

“Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.”  ~ C.S. Lewis

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Eveni Levi February 7, 2015 at 9:28 pm

Hi author great stuff!, author said that Christianity is not a one week thing! it’s a daily thing, Christianity is a minute to minute, hour to hour thing! always repenting when the mind doesn’t line up with “GOD”s. Praise “GOD”!, scripture says Praise “HIM” now!! while we stand strong!, for when we hit the gravesite its too late, Praise “HIM” in prosperity so that were not ashamed to seek “HIS” face when snares and perils are amongst us. “GBTG” Gloryb2″GOD”


carolyn lee hamala August 25, 2015 at 11:48 pm

i am finding all the information something I want to learn more about. Absolutely everything I saw I want to read. I am going to try and get a lot of it printed out… My husband is stage 4 cancer and we have so much going on in our lives at this point. We pray that we aren’t going to need a lot of the things that you talk about in this but I am wanting to learn it all.


David Roche December 1, 2015 at 11:44 pm

Carolyn, you are loved, and we are praying for you, that God’s will be done in your life. Run to Him. He will not disappoint. My dad has cancer. I have watched it break his body, but never his spirit. Christ is ours, and we are His. Let us look to Him.


Erika J Hubbard January 28, 2016 at 11:02 pm

My 24 year old passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident in August 2015. My mother passed away in January 2014. I never experienced such hurt and pain. The lost of a child however, can only be explained by those who’ve gone through such. I’m reading God’s word, praying and seeking Him like never before. I’ve always believed in God, His word and what shall come. What I’ve read from these articles have really blessed me.


julie cannegieter April 8, 2016 at 11:38 pm

I enjoyed reading the verses . They were comforting. I lost my husband in a motorcycle accident in 1991. I turned to God for quite awhile learning to be closer to him and to hear that small voice in my heart I prayed eventually for a good husband and it took a little while but God helped me find the right man.


Duane J Witherspoon April 10, 2016 at 4:30 am

My twin sister is in stage 4 colon cancer and I have PulmonaryFibrosis.We’re 67 right now.We both are saved and love the Lord. I’ve read these scriptures before,but when they become something you’re looking at they take on a whole new meaning. It’s comforting to know God’s Promises and His Word.And to know He’s Faithful. So however He works it out with us, I believe we are both going to see each other again. That’s the conciliation through the pain and hurt of the possible loss. Of course you think about your children, Grandchildren, siblings and other family. Our prayer is that the unsaved ones will get saved, study the word and be obedient to Jesus’s commands. We would appreciate your prayers. Be blessed in Jesus name!


Mapaballo July 28, 2016 at 1:31 pm

I am speechlesss! The qoutes are v comforting thank you


Charlie July 30, 2016 at 4:21 pm

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 says that the “dead in Christ will rise first”. But, you say that the moment we die, we go to be with the God. I’m not sure I understand. Can you clarify?


Jack Wellman July 30, 2016 at 5:01 pm

Thank you Charlie. That verse corresponds to Jesus return but if you die before that happens, you are with the Lord. Make sense?


Sharon Wagner October 17, 2016 at 8:38 pm

my brother passed into glory and my family believe that he has visited them during their worst periods of grieving and continues to visit and it has now been 8 months. I do not believe this, I think perhaps angels have visited? What scripture can I read about this subject?


Jack Wellman October 17, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Thank you Sharon. There is no absolutely no biblical evidence that a person can come back from being with the Lord to visit family. Angels do not do such things, even once, in the Bible.


Farid October 21, 2016 at 5:23 pm

Thank you for the bible verses, I needed this right now. Praise Jesus the son of God almighty!


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