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In life’s most trying moments, when illness and the approaching inevitability of death cast their somber shadows, many turn to the timeless wisdom found within the pages of the Bible. The sacred scriptures of Christianity offer not only spiritual guidance but also a profound source of solace, strength, and hope for those grappling with sickness and those nearing the end of their earthly journey.

These Bible verses serve as beacons of light in the darkest of hours, providing comfort and reassurance to individuals and their loved ones alike. In this article, we explore a collection of powerful and poignant Bible verses meticulously selected to offer solace, encouragement, and a profound sense of God’s presence to those facing sickness and the reality of mortality.

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Whether you seek words of comfort, encouragement, or spiritual insight, these verses are a testament to the enduring power of faith and the unwavering promise of God’s love, even in life’s most challenging moments.

Bible Verses For The Sick And Dying

1. Psalm 41:3

“The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.”

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2. 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.”

3. James 5:14

“Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.”

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4. Exodus 23:25

“Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you.”

5. Psalm 34:17

“The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.”

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6. 2 Corinthians 12:9

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

7. Isaiah 53:5

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”

8. Psalm 147:3

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

9. Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

10. Jeremiah 30:17

“But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the LORD.”

Uplifting Scripture Verses for the Sick and Dying

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. 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.”

13. Romans 8:38-39

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

14. Psalm 34:18

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

15. 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.”

16. 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.”

17. Psalm 73:26

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

18. Psalm 116:15

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

19. Isaiah 40:31

“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

20. 1 Corinthians 15:55-57

“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Finding Hope and Strength: Bible Verses for the Ailing

21. Psalm 30:2

“LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.”

22. Proverbs 17:22

“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”

23. Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

24. Isaiah 40:29

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”

25. 2 Corinthians 4:16

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”

26. Psalm 73:23-25

“Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward, you will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.”

27. Philippians 4:13

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

28. Isaiah 41:13

“For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear; I will help you.'”

29. Psalm 34:19

“The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all.”

30. Psalm 119:50

“My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.”

Encouraging Words from the Bible for Those Near the End

31. Psalm 23:6

“Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”

32. 2 Corinthians 5:8

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

33. 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?'”

34. Romans 8:18

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

35. 2 Corinthians 5:1

“For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.”

36. Revelation 21:1-4

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth,’ for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away… 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.”

37. 1 Corinthians 15:42-44

“So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.”

38. 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.”

39. 1 Peter 1:3

“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.”

40. John 14:1-2

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 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?”

God’s Promises of Peace in Bible Verses for the Dying

41. Isaiah 26:3

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.”

42. John 16:33

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

43. Philippians 4:7

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

44. Psalm 29:11

“The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.”

45. Matthew 5:4

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

46. Psalm 34:14

“Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.”

47. Romans 15:13

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

48. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”

49. 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.”

50. Psalm 119:165

“Great peace has those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.”

Conclusion

In the midst of pain, suffering, and the fragility of life, these verses remind us that we are never truly alone. They reaffirm that God’s love is an unwavering presence, offering solace, strength, and peace when we need it most.

Whether you are personally grappling with sickness or supporting a loved one in their time of need, these verses serve as a timeless source of encouragement and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit when anchored in faith. May they continue to inspire and uplift, serving as a reminder that, even in the face of life’s greatest trials, the grace of God shines brightly, offering hope and healing to all who seek it.

In the embrace of these sacred words, we find not only comfort for the sick and dying but also a profound connection to the divine, reminding us that, in faith, we can face life’s greatest challenges with unwavering hope and an enduring sense of peace.

 

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