100 Bible Verses about Death

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 225 helpful votes

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.”

Ecclesiastes 12:7 ESV / 137 helpful votes

And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

Romans 14:8 ESV / 111 helpful votes

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.

1 Thessalonians 4:14 ESV / 77 helpful votes

For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

John 3:16 ESV / 63 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.

Luke 23:43 ESV / 58 helpful votes

And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

1 Corinthians 15:51-57 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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.

John 11:26 ESV / 46 helpful votes

And everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

Romans 6:23 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

Psalm 146:4 ESV / 39 helpful votes

When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.

1 Corinthians 15:51 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

Job 14:14 ESV / 36 helpful votes

If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my service I would wait, till my renewal should come.

Ecclesiastes 9:5 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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.

Psalm 115:17 ESV / 30 helpful votes

The dead do not praise the Lord, nor do any who go down into silence.

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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.

Psalm 39:4 ESV / 27 helpful votes

“O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!

Luke 2:29 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word;

1 Corinthians 15:26 ESV / 25 helpful votes

The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

2 Corinthians 5:6-8 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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.

Hebrews 9:27 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,

Romans 5:12 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—

Romans 8:13 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

Ezekiel 18:32 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live.”

Ecclesiastes 7:1 ESV / 22 helpful votes

A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.

Ecclesiastes 3:2 ESV / 21 helpful votes

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;

1 Timothy 6:7 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.

1 Thessalonians 4:15 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.

Hebrews 13:14 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.

Proverbs 14:32 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing, but the righteous finds refuge in his death.

Revelation 14:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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!”

1 Thessalonians 4:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.

John 14:1-4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV / 17 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.

Psalm 73:26 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Job 16:22 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For when a few years have come I shall go the way from which I shall not return.

Acts 7:60 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

John 11:11-14 ESV / 14 helpful votes

After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died,

Genesis 25:8 ESV / 14 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.

Genesis 3:19 ESV / 14 helpful votes

By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

Romans 6:16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?

Luke 20:36 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

John 11:25-26 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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?”

John 5:24-26 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself.

Ecclesiastes 2:14-18 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The wise person has his eyes in his head, but the fool walks in darkness. And yet I perceived that the same event happens to all of them. Then I said in my heart, “What happens to the fool will happen to me also. Why then have I been so very wise?” And I said in my heart that this also is vanity. For of the wise as of the fool there is no enduring remembrance, seeing that in the days to come all will have been long forgotten. How the wise dies just like the fool! So I hated life, because what is done under the sun was grievous to me, for all is vanity and a striving after wind. I hated all my toil in which I toil under the sun, seeing that I must leave it to the man who will come after me,

Psalm 104:29 ESV / 12 helpful votes

When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.

Hebrews 2:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,

Philippians 1:21 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Ecclesiastes 6:6 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Even though he should live a thousand years twice over, yet enjoy no good—do not all go to the one place?

Revelation 9:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And in those days people will seek death and will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them.

Revelation 1:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.

Hebrews 11:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.

Hebrews 2:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.

2 Corinthians 5:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:55 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”

Isaiah 25:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken.

Ecclesiastes 8:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

No man has power to retain the spirit, or power over the day of death. There is no discharge from war, nor will wickedness deliver those who are given to it.

Job 36:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Beware lest wrath entice you into scoffing, and let not the greatness of the ransom turn you aside.

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

1 John 5:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

Ephesians 4:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.

1 Corinthians 15:55-57 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 15:22 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.

Psalm 49:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Truly no man can ransom another, or give to God the price of his life,

Psalm 39:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Look away from me, that I may smile again, before I depart and am no more!”

Job 14:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

He comes out like a flower and withers; he flees like a shadow and continues not.

1 Thessalonians 4:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

John 10:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Ezekiel 33:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.

Ezekiel 18:21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“But if a wicked person turns away from all his sins that he has committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is just and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die.

Psalm 49:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

That he should live on forever and never see the pit.

Job 18:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He is torn from the tent in which he trusted and is brought to the king of terrors.

Job 7:21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Why do you not pardon my transgression and take away my iniquity? For now I shall lie in the earth; you will seek me, but I shall not be.”

Revelation 20:4-6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.

Revelation 6:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider's name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.

1 Peter 1:24 ESV / 7 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 1:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

2 Thessalonians 1:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,

1 Thessalonians 5:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

Romans 5:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come.

Acts 7:59 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Ezekiel 33:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, that person shall die in his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.

Ecclesiastes 7:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

In my vain life I have seen everything. There is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his evildoing.

Ecclesiastes 7:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart.

Ecclesiastes 5:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

As he came from his mother's womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil that he may carry away in his hand.

Revelation 19:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.

1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

James 4:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”

James 4:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?

1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

Colossians 2:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations—

Ephesians 2:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

2 Corinthians 5:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

1 Corinthians 15:21 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.

Romans 1:32 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Though they know God's decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

Ecclesiastes 6:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Whatever has come to be has already been named, and it is known what man is, and that he is not able to dispute with one stronger than he.

1 Peter 1:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,

Acts 5:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. When the young men came in they found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside her husband.

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