Bible Verses About Death: 10 Comforting Scriptural quotes

Last updated on June 26th, 2020 at 05:16 am

Death is inevitable.

No one can describe the pain of losing a loved one and never to see him/her no more.

When you are utterly distraught about your loss, there are scriptures about death that can encourage you

God knows all things, and he is aware of what you are going through.

In 2009, while I was still in medical school, I received the news of my mother’s demise.

That moment shaped my life and still affects me to this day.

About a year before she passed on, she was diagnosed with stroke

A condition where blood vessels burst in the brain leading to body weakness and unconsciousness

Despite making a satisfactory recovery, the devil suddenly struck.

It was an unbearable experience that is difficult to explain

Nonetheless, I stayed strong reflecting on some powerful bible verses

God has promised us eternal glory if we work circumspectly in his ways.

Therefore, if you’ve lost your mum, dad, brother, or best friend, Christ has promised us hope.

Through the resurrection, our bodies will be transformed, and we will have eternal life.

Here are Bible verses about death to comfort your soul.

 

Bible verses about Death

Bible verses about Death

1.  Revelation 21:4 – There is hope for eternal glory

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away

2.  Romans 14:8

For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s

3.  Ecclesiastes 12:7 – Our spirit will return to God

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it

4.  1 Thessalonians 4:14 – We shall rise like Christ

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him

5.  1 Corinthians 15:51-57 – we will be transformed into immortality

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ

6.  John 14:1-4 – Christ promised us endless glory

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. 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 unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

 7.  Romans 8:11

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

8.  Daniel 12:2

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt

9.  Philippians 1:20

According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.

10.  Isaiah 25:8

He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.

 

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What does the Bible say about death and resurrection?

What does the Bible say about death and resurrection

Each time we are hurt because of the death of a loved one, we must remember that God can do all things. God raised Lazarus in the bible. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, was also raised on the third day.

I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this? John 11:25

These are the exact words Jesus used when he visited Lazarus’s home. Lazarus was already dead for four days with a decomposing body. When he arrived, he was touched by Lazarus’s death.

His sister approached Jesus with words of faith. She believed in the resurrection of the faithful on the last day. But Christ was powerful. He knew he could do all things, even raise the dead. All you need to do is believe in the power of God. Resurrection can happen again in this life if God allows it. Here are the words of Martha when Christ asked her Do you believe this?

“Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world. John 11:27

Through prayer, Lazarus was resurrected because of the faith in the power of God to do all things.

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There are three takeaway from the story of Lazarus resurrection

1. We must believe that Christ can do all things even resurrection in this life

When you’ve lost a friend, brother, sister, father or mother, you must realize the power of the Most-High God. You must believe that he can do anything. He can raise your dead friend if you believe.

“Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.”

Through Christ, God has promised us resurrection on the last day. Through his power, he can raise the dead. There are documented pieces of evidence of resurrection that happen in this life. This video is one of my favorites because he died for 45 mins and was raised with total healing.

Therefore, when you’ve lost a friend or brother, you can believe in the power of resurrection. If its God’s will, the dead will be made alive again.

2. We must pray to God

Despite the sorrow that fills our hearts when we hear of the dead, we must pray. Prayer has done many outstanding miracles in the bible. Through prayer, Hannah received a baby – Samuel. Through prayer, God shut the mouth of lions from hurting Daniel. Before Lazarus’s resurrection, Jesus also prayed to the father.

“Father, I thank you that you have heard me.I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.” John 11:21

Your prayer can cause the resurrection of your friend or brother if you believe.

3. There is a resurrection in the end

The death of Jesus Christ has set us into liberation. Through Christ’s blood, we have been redeemed from death. If we believe in Christ, we must follow his ways. Through Christ, we will have eternal life.

Martha knew this when she said

Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”

Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” John 11:21-24

 

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Comforting bible verses explained

comforting bible verses

1.  Revelation 21:4 – There is hope for eternal glory

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away

There is nothing compared to the death of a close friend or family member. It is touching to the soul and can dampen your faith in Christ. When you feel disappointed in God, you must remember that it is not his wish that we should suffer.

God has promised us to be his people again. He has promised us a new life after death. In that life, death is defeated, and we will live forever.

All temptations in this world will vanish too. We will not work for money, neither will we fall sick. In the new kingdom which God has promised, there will be no more crying or pain. We shall live forever.

Therefore, do not lose hope. Your friend, brother, sister, or parents will be resurrected into Glory. We must, therefore, continue in Christ service to reap eternal life.

He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it. Isaiah 25:8

2.  Romans 14:8

For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s

The ways of our father are mysterious. No man can ultimately tell the plans of God. His thoughts are also not our thoughts. Even in death, he has better plans for those who love him. (Isaiah 55:8-9)

In our dealings, we must show the character of Jesus. We must follow his footsteps always. If we live continually in righteousness, there is nothing to be afraid of.

We know that death will come. We know our loved ones will also die too. But we have hope in the resurrection that God has promised. What is critically needed is our faith in Christ.

Are we living in sin? Are we walking in the flesh? Do you live as Christ did? Are we following the footsteps of Christ?

If we are on the side of Christ, we should never fear death. This is because we know that when we die, we are transformed into a new glorious life.

According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. Philippians 1:20

3.  Ecclesiastes 12:7 – Our spirit will return to God

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it

Man was created from Dust. Therefore, When we die, our bodies decompose and return to dust. The breath of life is from God. When he created Adam, he breathed into his nostrils, and he became a living soul.

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We have been promised a life without end. Though we die, God will wake us up.

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt Daniel 12:2

4.  1 Thessalonians 4:14 – We shall rise like Christ

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him

As Christians, we must understand that God never had any intentions for us to suffer. He has no intention for us to pass through sorrow. The devil, through Adam, brought sin into this world.

But God has promised us hope through the birth and death of his beloved son, Jesus Christ. Christ has given us a pathway for redemption. That, when we die, we will be raised just like him.

Therefore, as children of light, we have no reason to be afraid. There is eternal hope if we continue serving Christ until the end.

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.  Romans 8:11

5.  1 Corinthians 15:51-57 – we will be transformed into immortality

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ

In Paul’s first letter to the Christian in Corinthians, he reminded them of the power of resurrection. That, Jesus Christ, has resurrected and has put on a new body.

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We too, will be resurrected in Christ with a new hope of eternal glory. In God’s kingdom, death will be no more, and we will have victory over sin.

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6.  John 14:1-4 – Christ promised us endless glory

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. 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 unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

There are numerous tricks the devil has upon our lives. He tries to undermine our faith in the Almighty God. Therefore, when we face temptations of death, remember that Christ has promised us hope.

Jesus Christ has promised us a new kingdom where we will be received as God’s people. Therefore, do not be troubled and continue to serve the almighty God.

Dunn

Dunn is a medical doctor by profession, philanthropist, and a firm believer of Christ. Suffering for Jesus is an attribute of a faithful Christian, and I hope to win new souls to Christ with every chance that I get.

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