What does the Bible say about death? Discover the top scripture quotes about death, the wages of sin, and eternal life in Jesus Christ in this collection of Bible verses.
Learn more about the biblical teachings on death and the fate of our soul with these 20 topical scriptures.
May these Bible verses provide encouragement of faith and a warning of the wages of sin. Let's harken unto the Word of God and give thanks for Christ who trampled down death by His resurrection!
20 Bible Verses About Death
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.”
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.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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.
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
1 Thessalonians 4:14
For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
And everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
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?”
For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.
When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.
1 Corinthians 15:26
The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
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!”
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.
For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live.”
And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
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