Powerful Bible Verses about Death
Death can be one of the most difficult topics to deal with, but it is a reality that all face in life. Fortunately, many bible verses can provide solace and comfort when dealing with the death of a loved one.
The Bible contains powerful verses about death that can help us grieve and ultimately find peace. These scriptures often offer perspective on our grief by putting death into perspective as part of God’s plan, emphasizing the hope we have in Jesus’ resurrection, and reminding us we need not fear death if we are living faithfully.
In this article, we have rounded up over 250 powerful scriptural verses in the Bible that talk about fear. Carefully read through!
Scriptural Verses about Death
Romans 8:6 (NIV) The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
Romans 6:23 (NIV) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:55 (NIV) “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”
Revelation 20:14 (NIV) Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.
2 Kings 1:1 (NIV) After Ahab’s death, Moab rebelled against Israel.
Romans 8:2 (NIV) because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
Romans 8:38 (NIV) For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
Colossians 3:5 (NIV) Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
Numbers 35:19 (NIV) The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death; when the avenger comes upon the murderer, the avenger shall put the murderer to death.
Deuteronomy 13:9 (NIV) You must certainly put them to death. Your hand must be the first in putting them to death, and then the hands of all the people.
Deuteronomy 24:16 (NIV) Parents are not to be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin.
1 Kings 19:17 (NIV) Jehu will put to death any who escape the sword of Hazael, and Elisha will put to death any who escape the sword of Jehu.
Jeremiah 43:11 (NIV) He will come and attack Egypt, bringing death to those destined for death, captivity to those destined for captivity, and the sword to those destined for the sword.
Daniel 2:13 (NIV) So the decree was issued to put the wise men to death, and men were sent to look for Daniel and his friends to put them to death.
Matthew 10:21 (NIV) “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.
Mark 13:12 (NIV) “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.
Acts 2:24 (NIV) But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.
Romans 5:12 (NIV) Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—
Philippians 2:8 (NIV) And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!
1 John 3:14 (NIV) We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death.
Revelation 9:6 (NIV) During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
Proverbs 23:14 (NIV) Punish them with the rod and save them from death.
Proverbs 26:18 (NIV) Like a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death
1 Corinthians 15:26 (NIV) The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
2 Kings 14:6 (NIV) Yet he did not put the children of the assassins to death, in accordance with what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses where the Lord commanded: “Parents are not to be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin.”
2 Chronicles 25:4 (NIV) Yet he did not put their children to death, but acted in accordance with what is written in the Law, in the Book of Moses, where the Lord commanded: “Parents shall not be put to death for their children, nor children be put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin.”
1 John 5:16 (NIV) If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that.
Short Bible Verses about Death
Genesis 25:11 (NIV) After Abraham’s death, God blessed his son Isaac, who then lived near Beer Lahai Roi.
Genesis 27:2 (NIV) Isaac said, “I am now an old man and don’t know the day of my death.
Exodus 21:12 (NIV) “Anyone who strikes a person with a fatal blow is to be put to death.
Exodus 21:15 (NIV) “Anyone who attacks their father or mother is to be put to death.
Exodus 21:17 (NIV)
“Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.
Exodus 22:19 (NIV) “Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal is to be put to death.
Leviticus 24:17 (NIV) “ ‘Anyone who takes the life of a human being is to be put to death.
Leviticus 27:29 (NIV) “ ‘No person devoted to destruction may be ransomed; they are to be put to death.
Deuteronomy 30:15 (NIV) See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction.
1 Samuel 2:6 (NIV) “The Lord brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up.
1 Samuel 20:32 (NIV) “Why should he be put to death? What has he done?” Jonathan asked his father.
2 Samuel 6:23 (NIV) And Michal daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death.
2 Samuel 13:39 (NIV) And King David longed to go to Absalom, for he was consoled concerning Amnon’s death.
2 Samuel 22:5 (NIV) The waves of death swirled about me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
2 Samuel 22:6 (NIV) The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.
1 Kings 21:14 (NIV) Then they sent word to Jezebel: “Naboth has been stoned to death.”
Job 7:15 (NIV) so that I prefer strangling and death, rather than this body of mine.
Job 9:23 (NIV) When a scourge brings sudden death, he mocks the despair of the innocent.
Job 17:16 (NIV) Will it go down to the gates of death? Will we descend together into the dust?”
Job 18:13 (NIV) It eats away parts of his skin; death’s firstborn devours his limbs.
Job 28:22 (NIV) Destruction and Death say, “Only a rumor of it has reached our ears.”
Job 33:22 (NIV) They draw near to the pit, and their life to the messengers of death.
Psalms 18:4 (NIV) The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
Psalms 18:5 (NIV) The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me.
Psalms 33:19 (NIV) to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.
Psalms 37:32 (NIV) The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, intent on putting them to death;
Psalms 55:4 (NIV) My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me.
Psalms 68:20 (NIV) Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.
Psalms 72:13 (NIV) He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.
Psalms 88:3 (NIV) I am overwhelmed with troubles and my life draws near to death.
Psalms 89:48 (NIV) Who can live and not see death, or who can escape the power of the grave?
Psalms 94:21 (NIV) The wicked band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.
Psalms 102:20 (NIV) to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death.”
Psalms 107:18 (NIV) They loathed all food and drew near the gates of death.
Psalms 116:8 (NIV) For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling,
Psalms 116:15 (NIV) Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.
Psalms 118:18 (NIV) The Lord has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death.
Proverbs 2:18 (NIV) Surely her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead.
Proverbs 5:5 (NIV) Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.
Proverbs 7:27 (NIV) Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.
Proverbs 8:36 (NIV) But those who fail to find me harm themselves; all who hate me love death.”
Proverbs 10:2 (NIV) Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death.
Proverbs 11:4 (NIV) Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
Proverbs 11:19 (NIV) Truly the righteous attain life, but whoever pursues evil finds death.
Proverbs 15:11 (NIV) Death and Destruction lie open before the Lord— how much more do human hearts!
Proverbs 16:14 (NIV) A king’s wrath is a messenger of death, but the wise will appease it.
Proverbs 17:11 (NIV) Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them.
Proverbs 24:11 (NIV) Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.
Proverbs 27:20 (NIV) Death and Destruction are never satisfied, and neither are human eyes.
Isaiah 57:2 (NIV) Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.
Matthew 26:66 (NIV) What do you think?” “He is worthy of death,” they answered.
Luke 22:33 (NIV) But he replied, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.”
John 8:51 (NIV) Very truly I tell you, whoever obeys my word will never see death.”
John 11:13 (NIV) Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep.
John 12:33 (NIV) He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.
Acts 5:33 (NIV) When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death.
Acts 12:2 (NIV) He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword.
Romans 7:10 (NIV) I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death.
1 Corinthians 15:56 (NIV) The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
2 Corinthians 4:12 (NIV) So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.
Hebrews 2:15 (NIV) and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
Hebrews 7:23 (NIV) Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office;
1 John 5:17 (NIV) All wrongdoing is sin, and there is a sin that does not lead to death.
Powerful Bible Verses about Death and Anxiety
Exodus 21:28 (NIV) “If a bull gores a man or woman to death, the bull is to be stoned to death, and its meat must not be eaten. But the owner of the bull will not be held responsible.
Leviticus 24:16 (NIV) Anyone who blasphemes the name of the Lord is to be put to death. The entire assembly must stone them. When they blaspheme the name, whether foreigner or native-born, they will be executed.
Numbers 35:28 (NIV) The accused must stay in the city of refuge until the death of the high priest; only after the death of the high priest may they return to their own property.
Numbers 35:30 (NIV) “ ‘Anyone who kills a person is to be put to death as a murderer only on the testimony of witnesses. But no one is to be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.
Deuteronomy 17:6 (NIV) On the testimony of two or three witnesses a person is to be put to death, but no one is to be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.
Jeremiah 15:2 (NIV) And if they ask you, ‘Where shall we go?’ tell them, ‘This is what the Lord says: “ ‘Those destined for death, to death; those for the sword, to the sword; those for starvation, to starvation; those for captivity, to captivity.’
Hosea 13:14 (NIV) “I will deliver this people from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. Where, O death, are your plagues? Where, O grave, is your destruction? “I will have no compassion,
Hebrews 2:9 (NIV) But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
Hebrews 2:14 (NIV) Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil—
Genesis 38:7 (NIV) But Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the Lord’s sight; so the Lord put him to death.
Genesis 38:10 (NIV) What he did was wicked in the Lord’s sight; so the Lord put him to death also.
Leviticus 24:21 (NIV) Whoever kills an animal must make restitution, but whoever kills a human being is to be put to death.
Numbers 15:36 (NIV) So the assembly took him outside the camp and stoned him to death, as the Lord commanded Moses.
Deuteronomy 21:22 (NIV) If someone guilty of a capital offense is put to death and their body is exposed on a pole,
Deuteronomy 33:1 (NIV) This is the blessing that Moses the man of God pronounced on the Israelites before his death.
Joshua 1:1 (NIV) After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide:
Judges 16:16 (NIV) With such nagging she prodded him day after day until he was sick to death of it.
1 Samuel 11:13 (NIV) But Saul said, “No one will be put to death today, for this day the Lord has rescued Israel.”
2 Samuel 1:1 (NIV) After the death of Saul, David returned from striking down the Amalekites and stayed in Ziklag two days.
2 Samuel 19:21 (NIV) Then Abishai son of Zeruiah said, “Shouldn’t Shimei be put to death for this? He cursed the Lord’s anointed.”
1 Kings 11:40 (NIV) Solomon tried to kill Jeroboam, but Jeroboam fled to Egypt, to Shishak the king, and stayed there until Solomon’s death.
Job 3:21 (NIV) to those who long for death that does not come, who search for it more than for hidden treasure,
Job 5:20 (NIV) In famine he will deliver you from death, and in battle from the stroke of the sword.
Job 30:23 (NIV) I know you will bring me down to death, to the place appointed for all the living.
Job 38:17 (NIV) Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?
Psalms 9:13 (NIV) Lord, see how my enemies persecute me! Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death,
Psalms 13:3 (NIV) Look on me and answer, Lord my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
Psalms 44:22 (NIV) Yet for your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.
Psalms 78:31 (NIV) God’s anger rose against them; he put to death the sturdiest among them, cutting down the young men of Israel.
Psalms 88:15 (NIV) From my youth I have suffered and been close to death; I have borne your terrors and am in despair.
Psalms 90:5 (NIV) Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death— they are like the new grass of the morning:
Psalms 94:17 (NIV) Unless the Lord had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.
Psalms 109:16 (NIV) For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy and the brokenhearted.
Proverbs 10:16 (NIV) The wages of the righteous is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.
Proverbs 13:14 (NIV) The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.
Proverbs 14:12 (NIV) There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.
Proverbs 14:27 (NIV) The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.
Proverbs 14:32 (NIV) When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God.
Proverbs 16:25 (NIV) There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.
Bible Verses about Death of a Child
Proverbs 18:21 (NIV) The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Proverbs 19:18 (NIV) Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death.
Proverbs 21:25 (NIV) The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work.
Ecclesiastes 7:1 (NIV) A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth.
Jeremiah 8:3 (NIV) Wherever I banish them, all the survivors of this evil nation will prefer death to life, declares the Lord Almighty.’
Ezekiel 18:32 (NIV) For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!
Ezekiel 28:10 (NIV) You will die the death of the uncircumcised at the hands of foreigners. I have spoken, declares the Sovereign Lord.’ ”
Mark 14:34 (NIV) “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.”
Mark 14:64 (NIV) “You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?” They all condemned him as worthy of death.
Luke 9:27 (NIV) “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God.”
Luke 24:20 (NIV) The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him;
John 18:32 (NIV) This took place to fulfill what Jesus had said about the kind of death he was going to die.
Acts 13:28 (NIV) Though they found no proper ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him executed.
Acts 22:4 (NIV) I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison,
Acts 28:18 (NIV) They examined me and wanted to release me, because I was not guilty of any crime deserving death.
Romans 4:25 (NIV) He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.
Romans 6:3 (NIV) Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
Romans 6:10 (NIV) The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
Romans 7:11 (NIV) For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death.
Romans 7:24 (NIV) What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?
1 Corinthians 11:26 (NIV) For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
1 Corinthians 15:21 (NIV) For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.
1 Corinthians 15:31 (NIV) I face death every day—yes, just as surely as I boast about you in Christ Jesus our Lord.
2 Corinthians 7:10 (NIV) Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
Hebrews 9:16 (NIV) In the case of a will, it is necessary to prove the death of the one who made it,
Numbers 35:21 (NIV) or if out of enmity one person hits another with their fist so that the other dies, that person is to be put to death; that person is a murderer. The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death when they meet.
Daniel 5:19 (NIV) Because of the high position he gave him, all the nations and peoples of every language dreaded and feared him. Those the king wanted to put to death, he put to death; those he wanted to spare, he spared; those he wanted to promote, he promoted; and those he wanted to humble, he humbled.
Romans 7:13 (NIV) Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! Nevertheless, in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it used what is good to bring about my death, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful.
Genesis 26:11 (NIV) So Abimelek gave orders to all the people: “Anyone who harms this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.”
Exodus 21:14 (NIV) But if anyone schemes and kills someone deliberately, that person is to be taken from my altar and put to death.
Exodus 21:16 (NIV) “Anyone who kidnaps someone is to be put to death, whether the victim has been sold or is still in the kidnapper’s possession.
Exodus 23:7 (NIV) Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.
Leviticus 16:1 (NIV) The Lord spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron who died when they approached the Lord.
Leviticus 20:4 (NIV) If the members of the community close their eyes when that man sacrifices one of his children to Molek and if they fail to put him to death,
Leviticus 20:10 (NIV) “ ‘If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death.
Leviticus 20:15 (NIV) “ ‘If a man has sexual relations with an animal, he is to be put to death, and you must kill the animal.
Numbers 3:10 (NIV) Appoint Aaron and his sons to serve as priests; anyone else who approaches the sanctuary is to be put to death.”
Numbers 14:15 (NIV) If you put all these people to death, leaving none alive, the nations who have heard this report about you will say,
Numbers 16:29 (NIV) If these men die a natural death and suffer the fate of all mankind, then the Lord has not sent me.
Numbers 16:39 (NIV) So Eleazar the priest collected the bronze censers brought by those who had been burned to death, and he had them hammered out to overlay the altar,
Numbers 25:5 (NIV) So Moses said to Israel’s judges, “Each of you must put to death those of your people who have yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor.”
Numbers 25:15 (NIV) And the name of the Midianite woman who was put to death was Kozbi daughter of Zur, a tribal chief of a Midianite family.
Numbers 35:16 (NIV) “ ‘If anyone strikes someone a fatal blow with an iron object, that person is a murderer; the murderer is to be put to death.
Numbers 35:17 (NIV) Or if anyone is holding a stone and strikes someone a fatal blow with it, that person is a murderer; the murderer is to be put to death.
Numbers 35:31 (NIV) “ ‘Do not accept a ransom for the life of a murderer, who deserves to die. They are to be put to death.
Deuteronomy 13:10 (NIV) Stone them to death, because they tried to turn you away from the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
Deuteronomy 17:5 (NIV) take the man or woman who has done this evil deed to your city gate and stone that person to death.
Deuteronomy 22:26 (NIV) Do nothing to the woman; she has committed no sin deserving death. This case is like that of someone who attacks and murders a neighbor,
Joshua 1:18 (NIV) Whoever rebels against your word and does not obey it, whatever you may command them, will be put to death. Only be strong and courageous!”
Joshua 10:26 (NIV) Then Joshua put the kings to death and exposed their bodies on five poles, and they were left hanging on the poles until evening.
Joshua 11:17 (NIV) from Mount Halak, which rises toward Seir, to Baal Gad in the Valley of Lebanon below Mount Hermon. He captured all their kings and put them to death.
Judges 1:1 (NIV) After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the Lord, “Who of us is to go up first to fight against the Canaanites?”
1 Samuel 15:32 (NIV) Then Samuel said, “Bring me Agag king of the Amalekites.” Agag came to him in chains. And he thought, “Surely the bitterness of death is past.”
1 Samuel 19:6 (NIV) Saul listened to Jonathan and took this oath: “As surely as the Lord lives, David will not be put to death.”
2 Samuel 1:9 (NIV) “Then he said to me, ‘Stand here by me and kill me! I’m in the throes of death, but I’m still alive.’
2 Samuel 1:23 (NIV) Saul and Jonathan— in life they were loved and admired, and in death they were not parted. They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
2 Samuel 17:3 (NIV) and bring all the people back to you. The death of the man you seek will mean the return of all; all the people will be unharmed.”
1 Kings 18:9 (NIV) “What have I done wrong,” asked Obadiah, “that you are handing your servant over to Ahab to be put to death?
1 Kings 22:20 (NIV) And the Lord said, ‘Who will entice Ahab into attacking Ramoth Gilead and going to his death there?’ “One suggested this, and another that.
2 Kings 11:16 (NIV) So they seized her as she reached the place where the horses enter the palace grounds, and there she was put to death.
2 Kings 14:17 (NIV) Amaziah son of Joash king of Judah lived for fifteen years after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel.
2 Kings 16:9 (NIV) The king of Assyria complied by attacking Damascus and capturing it. He deported its inhabitants to Kir and put Rezin to death.
1 Chronicles 10:14 (NIV) and did not inquire of the Lord. So the Lord put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse.
2 Chronicles 15:13 (NIV) All who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, were to be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman.
2 Chronicles 18:19 (NIV) And the Lord said, ‘Who will entice Ahab king of Israel into attacking Ramoth Gilead and going to his death there?’ “One suggested this, and another that.
2 Chronicles 22:4 (NIV) He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, as the house of Ahab had done, for after his father’s death they became his advisers, to his undoing.
2 Chronicles 23:15 (NIV) So they seized her as she reached the entrance of the Horse Gate on the palace grounds, and there they put her to death.
2 Chronicles 24:17 (NIV) After the death of Jehoiada, the officials of Judah came and paid homage to the king, and he listened to them.
2 Chronicles 24:21 (NIV) But they plotted against him, and by order of the king they stoned him to death in the courtyard of the Lord’s temple.
2 Chronicles 25:25 (NIV) Amaziah son of Joash king of Judah lived for fifteen years after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel.
2 Chronicles 32:24 (NIV) In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. He prayed to the Lord, who answered him and gave him a miraculous sign.
Ezra 7:26 (NIV) Whoever does not obey the law of your God and the law of the king must surely be punished by death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.
Psalms 22:15 (NIV) My mouth is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death.
Psalms 55:15 (NIV) Let death take my enemies by surprise; let them go down alive to the realm of the dead, for evil finds lodging among them.
Psalms 56:13 (NIV) For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.
Psalms 78:50 (NIV) He prepared a path for his anger; he did not spare them from death but gave them over to the plague.
Psalms 116:3 (NIV) The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
Psalms 141:8 (NIV) But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign Lord; in you I take refuge—do not give me over to death.
Isaiah 5:14 (NIV) Therefore Death expands its jaws, opening wide its mouth; into it will descend their nobles and masses with all their brawlers and revelers.
Isaiah 38:10 (NIV) I said, “In the prime of my life must I go through the gates of death and be robbed of the rest of my years?”
Isaiah 38:18 (NIV) For the grave cannot praise you, death cannot sing your praise; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for your faithfulness.
Isaiah 53:9 (NIV) He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.
Jeremiah 9:21 (NIV) Death has climbed in through our windows and has entered our fortresses; it has removed the children from the streets and the young men from the public squares.
Jeremiah 21:8 (NIV) “Furthermore, tell the people, ‘This is what the Lord says: See, I am setting before you the way of life and the way of death.
Jeremiah 26:24 (NIV) Furthermore, Ahikam son of Shaphan supported Jeremiah, and so he was not handed over to the people to be put to death.
Jeremiah 52:11 (NIV) Then he put out Zedekiah’s eyes, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon, where he put him in prison till the day of his death.
Jeremiah 52:34 (NIV) Day by day the king of Babylon gave Jehoiachin a regular allowance as long as he lived, till the day of his death.
Ezekiel 18:23 (NIV) Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign Lord. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?
Ezekiel 28:8 (NIV) They will bring you down to the pit, and you will die a violent death in the heart of the seas.
Daniel 2:14 (NIV) When Arioch, the commander of the king’s guard, had gone out to put to death the wise men of Babylon, Daniel spoke to him with wisdom and tact.
Matthew 2:15 (NIV) Where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”
Matthew 4:16 (NIV) The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”
Matthew 15:4 (NIV) For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’
Matthew 16:28 (NIV) “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”
Matthew 24:9 (NIV) “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.
Matthew 26:38 (NIV) Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”
Matthew 26:59 (NIV) The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death.
Mark 7:10 (NIV) For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and, ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’
Mark 14:55 (NIV)
The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death, but they did not find any.
Luke 1:79 (NIV)
to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.”
Luke 15:17 (NIV) “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!
Luke 21:16 (NIV) You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death.
Luke 23:15 (NIV) Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death.
John 11:4 (NIV) When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.”
John 21:19 (NIV) Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!”
Acts 23:29 (NIV) I found that the accusation had to do with questions about their law, but there was no charge against him that deserved death or imprisonment.
Acts 25:25 (NIV) I found he had done nothing deserving of death, but because he made his appeal to the Emperor I decided to send him to Rome.
Acts 26:31 (NIV) After they left the room, they began saying to one another, “This man is not doing anything that deserves death or imprisonment.”
Romans 5:21 (NIV) so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 6:5 (NIV) For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.
Bible Verses about Death of a Loved One
Romans 6:9 (NIV) For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.
Romans 6:21 (NIV) What benefit did you reap from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death!
Romans 8:10 (NIV) But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.
Romans 8:13 (NIV) For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.
Romans 8:36 (NIV) As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
1 Corinthians 3:22 (NIV) whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours,
2 Corinthians 1:9 (NIV) Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.
2 Corinthians 2:16 (NIV) To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task?
2 Corinthians 4:10 (NIV) We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
2 Corinthians 4:11 (NIV) For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body.
Ephesians 2:16 (NIV) and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.
Philippians 3:10 (NIV) I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,
Colossians 1:22 (NIV) But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation—
Hebrews 11:19 (NIV) Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.
Hebrews 12:20 (NIV) because they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.”
James 1:15 (NIV) Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
James 5:20 (NIV) remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.
Revelation 1:18 (NIV) I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
Revelation 2:11 (NIV) Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death.
Revelation 18:8 (NIV) Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning and famine. She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.
Psalms 23:4 (NIV) Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Genesis 24:67 (NIV) Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.
Genesis 38:24 (NIV) About three months later Judah was told, “Your daughter-in-law Tamar is guilty of prostitution, and as a result she is now pregnant.” Judah said, “Bring her out and have her burned to death!”
Genesis 42:37 (NIV) Then Reuben said to his father, “You may put both of my sons to death if I do not bring him back to you. Entrust him to my care, and I will bring him back.”
Exodus 19:12 (NIV) Put limits for the people around the mountain and tell them, ‘Be careful that you do not approach the mountain or touch the foot of it. Whoever touches the mountain is to be put to death.
Exodus 21:32 (NIV) If the bull gores a male or female slave, the owner must pay thirty shekels of silver to the master of the slave, and the bull is to be stoned to death.
Exodus 31:14 (NIV) “ ‘Observe the Sabbath, because it is holy to you. Anyone who desecrates it is to be put to death; those who do any work on that day must be cut off from their people.
Exodus 31:15 (NIV) For six days work is to be done, but the seventh day is a day of sabbath rest, holy to the Lord. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day is to be put to death.
Exodus 35:2 (NIV) For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a day of sabbath rest to the Lord. Whoever does any work on it is to be put to death.
Leviticus 20:2 (NIV) “Say to the Israelites: ‘Any Israelite or any foreigner residing in Israel who sacrifices any of his children to Molek is to be put to death. The members of the community are to stone him.
Leviticus 20:9 (NIV) “ ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death. Because they have cursed their father or mother, their blood will be on their own head.
Leviticus 20:11 (NIV) “ ‘If a man has sexual relations with his father’s wife, he has dishonored his father. Both the man and the woman are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
Leviticus 20:12 (NIV) “ ‘If a man has sexual relations with his daughter-in-law, both of them are to be put to death. What they have done is a perversion; their blood will be on their own heads.
Leviticus 20:13 (NIV) “ ‘If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
Leviticus 20:16 (NIV) “ ‘If a woman approaches an animal to have sexual relations with it, kill both the woman and the animal. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
Leviticus 20:27 (NIV) “ ‘A man or woman who is a medium or spiritist among you must be put to death. You are to stone them; their blood will be on their own heads.’ ”
Numbers 1:51 (NIV) Whenever the tabernacle is to move, the Levites are to take it down, and whenever the tabernacle is to be set up, the Levites shall do it. Anyone else who approaches it is to be put to death.
Numbers 19:16 (NIV) “Anyone out in the open who touches someone who has been killed with a sword or someone who has died a natural death, or anyone who touches a human bone or a grave, will be unclean for seven days.
Numbers 23:10 (NIV) Who can count the dust of Jacob or number even a fourth of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and may my final end be like theirs!”
Numbers 35:18 (NIV) Or if anyone is holding a wooden object and strikes someone a fatal blow with it, that person is a murderer; the murderer is to be put to death.
Numbers 35:32 (NIV) “ ‘Do not accept a ransom for anyone who has fled to a city of refuge and so allow them to go back and live on their own land before the death of the high priest.
Deuteronomy 17:7 (NIV) The hands of the witnesses must be the first in putting that person to death, and then the hands of all the people. You must purge the evil from among you.
Deuteronomy 17:12 (NIV) Anyone who shows contempt for the judge or for the priest who stands ministering there to the Lord your God is to be put to death. You must purge the evil from Israel.
Deuteronomy 18:20 (NIV) But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, is to be put to death.”
Deuteronomy 19:6 (NIV) Otherwise, the avenger of blood might pursue him in a rage, overtake him if the distance is too great, and kill him even though he is not deserving of death, since he did it to his neighbor without malice aforethought.
Deuteronomy 21:21 (NIV) Then all the men of his town are to stone him to death. You must purge the evil from among you. All Israel will hear of it and be afraid.
Deuteronomy 30:19 (NIV) This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live
Deuteronomy 32:39 (NIV) “See now that I myself am he! There is no god besides me. I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of my hand.
Joshua 2:13 (NIV) that you will spare the lives of my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, and all who belong to them—and that you will save us from death.”
Judges 14:15 (NIV) On the fourth day, they said to Samson’s wife, “Coax your husband into explaining the riddle for us, or we will burn you and your father’s household to death. Did you invite us here to steal our property?”
Judges 15:6 (NIV) When the Philistines asked, “Who did this?” they were told, “Samson, the Timnite’s son-in-law, because his wife was given to his companion.” So the Philistines went up and burned her and her father to death.
Judges 20:13 (NIV) Now turn those wicked men of Gibeah over to us so that we may put them to death and purge the evil from Israel.” But the Benjamites would not listen to their fellow Israelites.
Ruth 1:17 (NIV) Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.”
1 Samuel 4:21 (NIV) She named the boy Ichabod, saying, “The Glory has departed from Israel”—because of the capture of the ark of God and the deaths of her father-in-law and her husband.
1 Samuel 6:19 (NIV) But God struck down some of the inhabitants of Beth Shemesh, putting seventy of them to death because they looked into the ark of the Lord. The people mourned because of the heavy blow the Lord had dealt them.
1 Samuel 11:12 (NIV) The people then said to Samuel, “Who was it that asked, ‘Shall Saul reign over us?’ Turn these men over to us so that we may put them to death.”
1 Samuel 15:3 (NIV) Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.’ ”
1 Samuel 15:33 (NIV) But Samuel said, “As your sword has made women childless, so will your mother be childless among women.” And Samuel put Agag to death before the Lord at Gilgal.
1 Samuel 22:22 (NIV) Then David said to Abiathar, “That day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, I knew he would be sure to tell Saul. I am responsible for the death of your whole family.
1 Samuel 28:9 (NIV) But the woman said to him, “Surely you know what Saul has done. He has cut off the mediums and spiritists from the land. Why have you set a trap for my life to bring about my death?”
2 Samuel 4:10 (NIV) when someone told me, ‘Saul is dead,’ and thought he was bringing good news, I seized him and put him to death in Ziklag. That was the reward I gave him for his news!
The Bible offers us comfort and assurance in the face of death. It reminds us that death is only a transition to a better place and that although it may leave behind sadness and grief, God’s promises bring peace and hope.
In difficult times, these powerful verses can provide guidance, strength, and solace as we make sense of our loss. As we remember our loved ones who have passed on, let us also find comfort in knowing that God is with us every step of the way.
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