21 Scriptures about Death

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Death is a significant and profound reality that touches every human life. Scripture acknowledges that death entered the world as a consequence of sin, separating humanity from the perfect communion with God. However, the Bible offers hope and assurance in the face of death.

It reveals that God, in His great love and mercy, provided a solution through Jesus Christ. Jesus conquered death through His sacrificial death and resurrection, offering eternal life to all who believe in Him. The Bible assures believers that death is not the end but a transition to an everlasting existence in the presence of God.

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Scriptures about Death

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.”

1 Corinthians 15:55

“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”

Romans 6:23

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

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.”

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?'”

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.”

Psalm 116:15

“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.”

Hebrews 9:27

“And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment.”

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

“But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted.”

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.”

1 Corinthians 15:26

“The last enemy to be destroyed is death.”

Psalm 116:6

“The LORD preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me.”

John 14:1-3

“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.”

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 73:26

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

Psalm 90:10

“The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.”

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.”

Psalm 48:14

“that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.”

2 Timothy 4:7-8

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.”

Final Thoughts about Death in the Bible

For those who have placed their faith in Christ, death holds the promise of being reunited with the Lord and experiencing the fullness of His eternal glory. Scripture encourages believers to find comfort and solace in the assurance that God is with them even in the valley of the shadow of death.

It teaches that death does not have the final word, as Jesus has triumphed over it. While death brings sorrow and grief, the Bible reminds us that it is also a time to celebrate the victory that Christ has achieved.

Through Him, death is transformed into a gateway to eternal life. As believers, we are called to live in light of this reality, embracing the hope of resurrection and eternal fellowship with God. The Bible offers comfort, guidance, and perspective in the face of death, assuring us that we are never alone and that God’s love and grace extend beyond the boundaries of this earthly life.