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Death and the prospect of what comes after are fundamental aspects of human existence that have intrigued and challenged us throughout history.

For those who seek solace, guidance, and understanding in the face of mortality, the Bible offers a wealth of verses that illuminate the topics of death and eternal life.

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In this article, we will explore a selection of Bible verses that delve into these profound themes, shedding light on the concept of death and eternal life, giving assurance of heaven, and the wisdom to cope with grief.

Bible Verses About Death And Eternal Life

1. John 3:16

“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.”

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2. 1 John 5:11

“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.”

3. John 11:25

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.'”

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4. Romans 6:23

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

5. Titus 1:2

“In the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time.”

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6. 1 John 2:25

“And this is what he promised us—eternal life.”

7. Matthew 25:46

“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

8. John 10:28

“I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.”

9. 2 Timothy 1:10

“But it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.”

10. 1 Peter 5:10

“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”

Finding Comfort in Bible Verses About Death

11. Psalm 23:4

“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.”

12. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

13. Revelation 21:4

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

14. Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

15. Isaiah 41:10

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

16. John 14:27

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

17. Psalm 116:15

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.”

18. Psalm 147:3

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

19. Isaiah 43:2

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”

20. Psalm 73:26

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

Exploring the Afterlife: Biblical Perspectives

21. 2 Corinthians 5:8

“We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.”

22. 1 Corinthians 15:51-52

“Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.”

23. Philippians 3:20-21

“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.”

24. 2 Peter 3:13

“But in keeping with his promise, we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.”

25. Revelation 20:6

“Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.”

26. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.”

27. John 5:28-29

“Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.”

28. Revelation 22:5

“There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign forever and ever.”

29. 1 Corinthians 2:9

“However, as it is written: ‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived’—the things God has prepared for those who love him.”

30. Revelation 21:1-2

“Then I saw ‘a new heaven and a new earth,’ for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.”

Bible Passages on the Assurance of Heaven

31. 1 John 2:25

“And this is what he promised us—eternal life.”

32. John 14:2-3

“My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”

33. Romans 8:18

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

34. 2 Timothy 4:7-8

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store 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 longed for his appearing.”

35. 1 Peter 1:3-4

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy, he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.”

36. John 6:40

“For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

37. 1 Corinthians 15:20-22

“But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.”

38. Colossians 3:2

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

39. Hebrews 9:28

“So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.”

40. Revelation 3:21

“To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.”

Biblical Wisdom on Death

41. Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

42. Matthew 5:4

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

43. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

44. Isaiah 41:10

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

45. Psalm 147:3

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

46. Lamentations 3:22-23

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

47. 1 Thessalonians 4:13

“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.”

48. Psalm 30:5

“For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”

49. Psalm 73:26

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

50. 1 Peter 5:7

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

The Hope of Resurrection in the Bible

51. 1 Corinthians 15:20-22

“But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.”

52. John 11:25-26

“Jesus said to her, ‘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?'”

53. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.”

54. Philippians 3:20-21

“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.”

55. 1 Corinthians 6:14

“By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.”

56. Romans 8:11

“And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.”

57. 1 Corinthians 15:54

“When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: ‘Death has been swallowed up in victory.'”

58. John 6:39

“And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.”

59. 1 Corinthians 15:42

“So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable.”

60. Revelation 21:4

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Conclusion

In times of joy and sorrow, in moments of life and death, the Bible serves as a timeless source of wisdom and hope. The verses we have explored in this article reveal a profound understanding of the human condition, offering solace to those grappling with the inevitability of death and the yearning for eternal life.

As we contemplate these verses, we are reminded that, according to the Bible, death is not the end but a transition to an everlasting existence in the presence of God—a message that continues to provide comfort and inspiration to millions around the world.

 

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