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15 Bible Verses about Death

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God Provided a Way for Life after Death

  • For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (NIV)
  • Our God is a God who saves! The Sovereign Lord rescues us from death. (NLT)


The Lord Is with Us When Someone We Love Dies

  • The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed. (NLT)
  • God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. (NLT)


Death Comes to Us All, But It Isn’t the End

  • That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. (NLT)
  • Just as everyone dies because we all belong to Adam, everyone who belongs to Christ will be given new life. (NLT)


Jesus Has Taken Away the Power and Permanence of Death

  • Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. (NLT)


We Have God’s Promise about Being United with Those Who Have Died

  • And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died. (NLT)


God Has Promises for Us When a Child Dies

  • Good people pass away; the godly often die before their time. But no one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come. For those who follow godly paths will rest in peace when they die. (NLT)


The Lord Cares When Someone We Love Dies

  • The Lord cares deeply when his loved ones die. (NLT)


Jesus Understands Our Grief, Even as He Knows It’s Not Permanent


All Lives Matter to God and He Has a Plan for Each One

  • You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. (NLT)
  • You have decided the length of our lives. You know how many months we will live, and we are not given a minute longer. (NLT)


The Last Enemy Is Death and Jesus Will Ultimately Destroy that Threat

  • And the last enemy to be destroyed is death. (NLT)
  • “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” (NLT)

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Edie Melson—author, blogger, speaker— has penned numerous books, including While My Soldier Serves, a book of prayers for those with a loved one in the military. As a sought-after speaker, she’s encouraged and challenged audiences across the country and around the world. She and husband Kirk have been married 35 years and raised three sons. They live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns in SC. Connect with her on her website, and through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.