100 Bible Verses about Aging

2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV / 173 helpful votes

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.

Psalm 71:18 ESV / 123 helpful votes

So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.

Proverbs 20:29 ESV / 116 helpful votes

The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.

Psalm 71:9 ESV / 104 helpful votes

Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent.

Proverbs 16:31 ESV / 92 helpful votes

Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.

Psalm 92:12-15 ESV / 82 helpful votes

The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green, to declare that the Lord is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Leviticus 19:32 ESV / 76 helpful votes

“You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.

Titus 2:3 ESV / 72 helpful votes

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good,

Job 12:12 ESV / 63 helpful votes

Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days.

Psalm 92:12-14 ESV / 56 helpful votes

The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green,

Isaiah 46:3-4 ESV / 49 helpful votes

“Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been borne by me from before your birth, carried from the womb; even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.

Psalm 103:5 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Psalm 37:25 ESV / 48 helpful votes

I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 47 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Genesis 6:3 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.”

Isaiah 46:4 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.

Proverbs 17:6 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.

Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”; before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars are darkened and the clouds return after the rain, in the day when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men are bent, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those who look through the windows are dimmed, and the doors on the street are shut—when the sound of the grinding is low, and one rises up at the sound of a bird, and all the daughters of song are brought low— they are afraid also of what is high, and terrors are in the way; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags itself along, and desire fails, because man is going to his eternal home, and the mourners go about the streets— ...

Philippians 3:20-21 ESV / 32 helpful votes

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.

Psalm 73:26 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:22 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.

Job 32:7 ESV / 30 helpful votes

I said, ‘Let days speak, and many years teach wisdom.’

Psalm 92:14 ESV / 26 helpful votes

They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green,

Deuteronomy 34:7 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Moses was 120 years old when he died. His eye was undimmed, and his vigor unabated.

Psalm 71:8-9 ESV / 24 helpful votes

My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day. Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

1 Chronicles 29:28 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Then he died at a good age, full of days, riches, and honor. And Solomon his son reigned in his place.

Genesis 25:8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 20 helpful votes

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

Joel 2:28 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.

Psalm 91:16 ESV / 19 helpful votes

With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

Psalm 90:10 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.

Job 5:26 ESV / 18 helpful votes

You shall come to your grave in ripe old age, like a sheaf gathered up in its season.

Deuteronomy 32:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask your father, and he will show you, your elders, and they will tell you.

1 Timothy 5:1-2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.

Job 12:20 ESV / 16 helpful votes

He deprives of speech those who are trusted and takes away the discernment of the elders.

Philemon 1:9 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Yet for love's sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus—

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:29 ESV / 15 helpful votes

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.

Ecclesiastes 7:10 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.

1 Kings 12:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Then King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he was yet alive, saying, “How do you advise me to answer this people?”

1 Kings 3:14 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And if you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.”

Titus 2:2-3 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good,

1 Timothy 5:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers,

Luke 2:36-38 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.

Luke 1:36 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.

Ecclesiastes 5:20 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart.

Psalm 71:18-19 ESV / 14 helpful votes

So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come. Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like you?

Ruth 4:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes

He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age, for your daughter-in-law who loves you, who is more to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.”

Genesis 15:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes

As for yourself, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age.

1 Timothy 5:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.

Job 42:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And Job died, an old man, and full of days.

Job 32:9 ESV / 13 helpful votes

It is not the old who are wise, nor the aged who understand what is right.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Ecclesiastes 2:24 ESV / 12 helpful votes

There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God,

Deuteronomy 5:16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“‘Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

1 Peter 1:24 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls,

James 4:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.

John 3:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Ecclesiastes 12:1-3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”; before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars are darkened and the clouds return after the rain, in the day when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men are bent, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those who look through the windows are dimmed,

Ecclesiastes 12:1-14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”; before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars are darkened and the clouds return after the rain, in the day when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men are bent, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those who look through the windows are dimmed, and the doors on the street are shut—when the sound of the grinding is low, and one rises up at the sound of a bird, and all the daughters of song are brought low— they are afraid also of what is high, and terrors are in the way; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags itself along, and desire fails, because man is going to his eternal home, and the mourners go about the streets— ...

Proverbs 12:28 ESV / 11 helpful votes

In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.

Proverbs 10:27 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short.

Psalm 143:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.

Psalm 139:1-24 ESV / 11 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. ...

Psalm 103:1-5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 11 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 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. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Job 32:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were older than he.

Joshua 14:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, just as he said, these forty-five years since the time that the Lord spoke this word to Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness. And now, behold, I am this day eighty-five years old.

Deuteronomy 5:33 ESV / 11 helpful votes

You shall walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may go well with you, and that you may live long in the land that you shall possess.

Titus 2:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.

Luke 2:37 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day.

Isaiah 38:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

My dwelling is plucked up and removed from me like a shepherd's tent; like a weaver I have rolled up my life; he cuts me off from the loom; from day to night you bring me to an end;

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.

Proverbs 3:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,

Psalm 119:100 ESV / 10 helpful votes

I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts.

Psalm 71:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.

Psalm 71:17-18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.

Psalm 39:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah

Job 11:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And your life will be brighter than the noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.

1 Kings 12:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But he abandoned the counsel that the old men gave him and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him and stood before him.

Deuteronomy 33:25 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Your bars shall be iron and bronze, and as your days, so shall your strength be.

Exodus 7:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Now Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron eighty-three years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh.

Revelation 4:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”

James 4:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Lamentations 5:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Princes are hung up by their hands; no respect is shown to the elders.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Isaiah 47:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

I was angry with my people; I profaned my heritage; I gave them into your hand; you showed them no mercy; on the aged you made your yoke exceedingly heavy.

Proverbs 30:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother will be picked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures.

Psalm 90:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning:

Leviticus 19:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.

Leviticus 19:1-37 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God. Do not turn to idols or make for yourselves any gods of cast metal: I am the Lord your God. “When you offer a sacrifice of peace offerings to the Lord, you shall offer it so that you may be accepted. ...

Genesis 47:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The days of the years of my sojourning are 130 years. Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their sojourning.”

Genesis 24:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years. And the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Psalm 71:1-24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame! In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me! Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man. For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth. ...

Genesis 37:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors.

Genesis 25:7-8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

These are the days of the years of Abraham's life, 175 years. Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.

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