100 Bible Verses about Old Age

Proverbs 16:31 ESV / 335 helpful votes

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

Job 12:12 ESV / 276 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 46:4 ESV / 274 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.

Psalm 92:14 ESV / 218 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:18 ESV / 178 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.

Psalm 71:9 ESV / 150 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV / 145 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:32 ESV / 127 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 / 117 helpful votes

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

Psalm 90:10 ESV / 116 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.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 111 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.

Titus 2:2 ESV / 101 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:6 ESV / 99 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:25 ESV / 98 helpful votes

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

Job 5:26 ESV / 89 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:3 ESV / 79 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,

Genesis 6:3 ESV / 78 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 40:29 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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

Job 11:17 ESV / 70 helpful votes

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

Ruth 4:15 ESV / 65 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.”

Psalm 71:17-18 ESV / 64 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.

Genesis 15:15 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 ESV / 61 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— ...

Philemon 1:9 ESV / 60 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—

Deuteronomy 34:7 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:10 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

Job 32:7 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

Luke 2:37 ESV / 52 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.

Psalm 91:16 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 29:28 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

Luke 2:36-38 ESV / 44 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.

Proverbs 23:22 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Job 42:17 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Genesis 25:8 ESV / 41 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.

Deuteronomy 33:25 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

Joel 2:28 ESV / 35 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.

Deuteronomy 32:7 ESV / 33 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 / 32 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.

Psalm 92:12-14 ESV / 32 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,

Job 12:20 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 12:6 ESV / 31 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?”

Genesis 5:1-32 ESV / 31 helpful votes

This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created. When Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. The days of Adam after he fathered Seth were 800 years; and he had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days that Adam lived were 930 years, and he died. ...

Luke 1:36 ESV / 30 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.

Psalm 148:12 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Young men and maidens together, old men and children!

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 28 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.

Proverbs 10:27 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Genesis 47:9 ESV / 27 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.”

James 4:14 ESV / 26 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.

Titus 2:2-3 ESV / 26 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,

Psalm 143:5 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:9-10 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent. For my enemies speak concerning me; those who watch for my life consult together

Psalm 39:5 ESV / 26 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

1 Kings 12:8 ESV / 26 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.

1 Peter 1:24 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 38:12 ESV / 25 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;

Psalm 71:18-19 ESV / 25 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?

Job 32:9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 24 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.

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 24 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.”

Ecclesiastes 12:1-3 ESV / 24 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,

Psalm 119:100 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Exodus 7:7 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 23 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.

Genesis 24:1 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 47:6 ESV / 22 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.

Ecclesiastes 12:1-14 ESV / 22 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— ...

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 22 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 / 22 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV / 21 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 71:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 3:14 ESV / 21 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.”

Joshua 14:10 ESV / 21 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.

Leviticus 19:1-37 ESV / 21 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 37:3 ESV / 21 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.

1 Timothy 5:17 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:7-9 ESV / 20 helpful votes

I have been as a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge. 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.

Job 32:4-9 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were older than he. And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, he burned with anger. And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said: “I am young in years, and you are aged; therefore I was timid and afraid to declare my opinion to you. I said, ‘Let days speak, and many years teach wisdom.’ But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand. ...

Joshua 14:10-11 ESV / 19 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. I am still as strong today as I was in the day that Moses sent me; my strength now is as my strength was then, for war and for going and coming.

1 Timothy 5:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Lamentations 5:12 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 6:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul is not satisfied with life's good things, and he also has no burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he.

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 17 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 65:20 ESV / 16 helpful votes

No more shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not fill out his days, for the young man shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed.

Isaiah 46:3-4 ESV / 16 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 6:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:7-11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

I have been as a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge. 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. For my enemies speak concerning me; those who watch for my life consult together and say, “God has forsaken him; pursue and seize him, for there is none to deliver him.”

1 Peter 1:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Proverbs 3:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 5:33 ESV / 15 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.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 14 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 ...

Ephesians 6:1-24 ESV / 14 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.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, ...

John 21:18 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.”

Psalm 71:9-11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent. For my enemies speak concerning me; those who watch for my life consult together and say, “God has forsaken him; pursue and seize him, for there is none to deliver him.”

Jeremiah 45:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

You said, ‘Woe is me! For the Lord has added sorrow to my pain. I am weary with my groaning, and I find no rest.’

Isaiah 63:9 ESV / 13 helpful votes

In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them; in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.

Job 15:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Both the gray-haired and the aged are among us, older than your father.

Genesis 25:7-8 ESV / 13 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.

2 Samuel 19:34-37 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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? Your servant will go a little way over the Jordan with the king. Why should the king repay me with such a reward? Please let your servant return, that I may die in my own city near the grave of my father and my mother. But here is your servant Chimham. Let him go over with my lord the king, and do for him whatever seems good to you.”

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