There are many bible verses for Lost souls recorded in the scriptures, and christ made us understand that he came to seek after the lost ones.

Just as the bible recorded, God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son to come to die for the remission of sins and rescue the lost and perishing souls.


Christ further drew more illustrations of God’s happiness when a sinner repents from his sinful ways and turns a new living using the stories of a lost coin, a lost sheep, and the prodigal son.

Bible Verses for Lost Souls

1. James 5:20 

Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.


James 5_20 

2. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 

But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.


For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.


1 Thessalonians 4_13-18 

3. 1 John 1:9 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1_9

4. Luke 15:4 

What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

Luke 15_4 

5. John 14:6 

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 14_6 

6. Mark 16:16 

He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Mark 16_16 

7. 1 Timothy 2:3-4 

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

1 Timothy 2_3-4 

8. Matthew 10:6 

But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Matthew 10_6 

9. John 14:15 

If ye love me, keep my commandments.

John 14_15 

10. Luke 19:9-10

And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Luke 19_9-10

11. Ezekiel 36:25-27 

Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them

12. Jeremiah 17:9-10 

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

13. Lamentations 3:22-23 

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

14. Revelation 3:20 

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

15. 2 Corinthians 4:4 

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

16. Romans 3:23 

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

17. John 1:5 

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

18. John 3:15 

That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

19. 2 Corinthians 5:17 

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

20. Romans 5:8 

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Weeping for Lost Souls

We weep for lost souls because of the eternal reward that awaits them, just as the bible has made us understand that the portion of those living in sin will be in the lake of fire that burns with fire and brimstone is an everlasting punishment.

The bible went further to detail that such an everlasting punishment for sinners comes with weeping and gnashing of teeth.

What does the Bible say about Lost Souls

21. Luke 15:24 

For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

22. James 1:5 

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

23. Matthew 11:28 

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

24. 1 Peter 2:25 

For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

25. Proverbs 11:30 

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

26. Acts 10:43 

To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

27. Luke 13:5 

I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

28. Luke 7:47 

Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.

29. John 1:12 

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

30. Luke 15:32 

It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

Bible Verse about Saving Lost Souls KJV

31. 1 Timothy 2:4 

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

32. Romans 10:10 

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

33. John 6:37 

All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

34. Matthew 10:32

Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

35. Romans 4:5 

But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

36. Acts 2:21 

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

37. Matthew 6:33 

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

38. Luke 15:4 

What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

39. 1 Timothy 1:15 

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

40. John 10:10 

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly

The burden for Souls Bible Verse

41. Psalm 81:6-7

I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots. Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. 

42. Matthew 11:28-30 

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

43. Psalm 55:22 

Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

44. Psalm 38:4-6 

For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me. My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness. I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

45. Isaiah 46:4 

And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you : I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.

Praying for Lost Souls

Lord save the sinful and lost souls, for it not your wish that any man should perish, but that all should repent and turn a new living.

Help those struggling with bad habits that have made them slaves to sin and lust,

Help them to live far above sin and lust, understanding the saving power in Christ Jesus and the power in his death and resurrection.

Can Lost Souls be Saved

Lost souls can be saved if they turn away from their sinful ways and become new living unto God.

The Bible has made us understand, according to the book of Ezekiel 18:21, if the wicked man turns from all the sins he has committed, keeps all God’s statutes, and does what is right, he will surely live; he will not die.

This makes us understand that a sinner can be forgiven once he repents from his sinful ways and turns a new Christian living.

Prayer for Lost Souls

Oh lord, help and save the lost and perishing souls.

Help them to understand that  Christ came and died for the remission of their sins, helping them to understand the power in the death and resurrection of christ that has given them dominion to live far above sin.

God, please continue to guide our footsteps aright so that we might not sin against you, just as the Psalmist wrote when he saw the progress of the wicked ones, he nearly slipped from his faith, not realizing that they were on the slippery ground.

Help us to pray for those who are drawing back in their faith and trust in you, reminding them of the scripture that admonishes us not to draw back, for God doesn’t have any pleasure in such souls.

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