100 Bible Verses about Death

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 389 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.”

Romans 14:8 ESV / 249 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.

Ecclesiastes 12:7 ESV / 240 helpful votes

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

Luke 23:43 ESV / 168 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 4:14 ESV / 143 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 / 125 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.

John 11:26 ESV / 107 helpful votes

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

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 102 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.

1 Corinthians 15:51-57 ESV / 100 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?” ...

Romans 6:23 ESV / 95 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 / 75 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 67 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.

John 11:25-26 ESV / 66 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?”

1 Corinthians 15:26 ESV / 63 helpful votes

The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

2 Corinthians 5:6-8 ESV / 60 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.

John 14:1-4 ESV / 55 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 9:5 ESV / 55 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.

Hebrews 9:27 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 15:51 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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

Psalm 115:17 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 18:32 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:1 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

Job 14:14 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

Revelation 14:13 ESV / 44 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!”

Luke 2:29 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

Psalm 39:4 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 3:2 ESV / 40 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;

Romans 8:13 ESV / 39 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.

Romans 5:12 ESV / 39 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—

Psalm 73:26 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 6:7 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Genesis 3:19 ESV / 32 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.”

1 Thessalonians 4:13 ESV / 28 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.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV / 28 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.

2 Corinthians 5:8 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

John 5:24-26 ESV / 26 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.

Proverbs 14:32 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Philippians 1:21 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:14 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 4:15 ESV / 24 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.

1 Corinthians 15:22 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 25:8 ESV / 23 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.

Acts 7:60 ESV / 21 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 / 21 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,

Luke 20:36 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 33:8 ESV / 21 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 / 21 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.

1 John 5:12 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 15:55 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Romans 6:16 ESV / 19 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?

Job 16:22 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 18 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.”

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Psalm 116:15 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

Genesis 25:8 ESV / 18 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.

Revelation 1:18 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 2:15 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 15:55-57 ESV / 17 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.

Matthew 5:4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 2:14 ESV / 16 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,

1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 15 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.

Psalm 104:29 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Revelation 20:14 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ecclesiastes 8:8 ESV / 14 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.

Ecclesiastes 5:15 ESV / 14 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.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 14 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. ...

Revelation 9:6 ESV / 13 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.

1 Peter 1:24 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

John 10:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

James 1:15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Acts 7:59 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

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 49:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Psalm 49:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Revelation 20:4-6 ESV / 11 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.

Hebrews 11:13 ESV / 11 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.

2 Corinthians 5:1 ESV / 11 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.

John 5:28-29 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.

John 5:24 ESV / 11 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.

Job 36:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Revelation 2:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will not be hurt by the second death.’

Ephesians 4:18 ESV / 10 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.

Romans 8:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Romans 8:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

John 14:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14:1-3 ESV / 10 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.

John 11:25 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 39:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Revelation 6:8 ESV / 9 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.

James 4:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 1:9 ESV / 9 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 / 9 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 4:17 ESV / 9 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.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 ESV / 9 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. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 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. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 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. ...

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 ESV / 9 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. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

1 Corinthians 15:42-44 ESV / 9 helpful votes

So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is 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. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

1 Corinthians 15:21 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Luke 23:39-43 ESV / 9 helpful votes

One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

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