74 Bible Verses about Growing Old

Proverbs 16:31 ESV / 107 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 46:4 ESV / 96 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.

Leviticus 19:32 ESV / 57 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.

Proverbs 20:29 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

Psalm 92:12-15 ESV / 51 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.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 41 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.

2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Luke 17:33 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it.

Deuteronomy 28:1-68 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. ...

Ecclesiastes 12:3-7 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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— before the silver cord is snapped, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern, and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

Proverbs 23:22 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 21 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.

Psalm 1:1-6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; ...

Deuteronomy 28:47-48 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joyfulness and gladness of heart, because of the abundance of all things, therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness, and lacking everything. And he will put a yoke of iron on your neck until he has destroyed you.

1 Timothy 5:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Psalm 92:12-14 ESV / 11 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,

Psalm 92:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.

Psalm 71:17-18 ESV / 11 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 71:1-73:28 ESV / 10 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. ...

Job 12:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

2 Samuel 19:31-39 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Now Barzillai the Gileadite had come down from Rogelim, and he went on with the king to the Jordan, to escort him over the Jordan. Barzillai was a very aged man, eighty years old. He had provided the king with food while he stayed at Mahanaim, for he was a very wealthy man. And the king said to Barzillai, “Come over with me, and I will provide for you with me in Jerusalem.” But Barzillai said to the king, “How many years have I still to live, that I should go up with the king to Jerusalem? I am this day eighty years old. Can I discern what is pleasant and what is not? Can your servant taste what he eats or what he drinks? Can I still listen to the voice of singing men and singing women? Why then should your servant be an added burden to my lord the king? ...

John 3:16 ESV / 9 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.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 9 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.

Proverbs 17:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Job 32:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Psalm 91:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

Deuteronomy 34:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 7 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,

Philemon 1:9 ESV / 7 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—

1 Timothy 5:1-2 ESV / 7 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.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 7 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.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 7 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 119:1-176 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! ...

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Philippians 3:20-21 ESV / 6 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.

Isaiah 46:3-4 ESV / 6 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.

Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 ESV / 6 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— ...

Ecclesiastes 7:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Psalm 73:26 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:18 ESV / 6 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.

Ruth 4:15 ESV / 6 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.”

Deuteronomy 32:7 ESV / 6 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.

Titus 2:3 ESV / 5 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,

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 5 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.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Psalm 103:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Psalm 92:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:18-19 ESV / 5 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?

Psalm 71:8-9 ESV / 5 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.

Psalm 71:1-24 ESV / 5 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 6:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

Joel 2:28 ESV / 4 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.

Isaiah 40:29 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 12:1 ESV / 4 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”;

Psalm 92:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Psalm 91:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Psalm 90:10 ESV / 4 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 32:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Job 12:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Job 5:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 29:28 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 12:6 ESV / 4 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 / 4 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.”

Deuteronomy 5:16 ESV / 4 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.

Genesis 25:8 ESV / 4 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 25:7-8 ESV / 4 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.

Genesis 24:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV / 2 helpful votes

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Luke 1:36 ESV / 2 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 2 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.

Psalm 119:26 ESV / 2 helpful votes

When I told of my ways, you answered me; teach me your statutes!

Psalm 90:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.

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