100 Bible Verses about Old Age

Proverbs 16:31 ESV / 263 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 46:4 ESV / 210 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.

Job 12:12 ESV / 208 helpful votes

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

Psalm 92:14 ESV / 163 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:18 ESV / 131 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.

2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV / 119 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 71:9 ESV / 93 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 86 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.

Psalm 90:10 ESV / 79 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.

Titus 2:2 ESV / 71 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:32 ESV / 69 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 / 65 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:25 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:6 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:3 ESV / 52 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 5:26 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

Genesis 6:3 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

Job 11:17 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 40:29 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:17-18 ESV / 44 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.

Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 ESV / 42 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— ...

Ruth 4:15 ESV / 39 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.”

Ecclesiastes 7:10 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Philemon 1:9 ESV / 30 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—

Genesis 15:15 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Luke 2:37 ESV / 28 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 148:12 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Young men and maidens together, old men and children!

Deuteronomy 34:7 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:9-10 ESV / 24 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

Job 42:17 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 33:25 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Genesis 5:1-32 ESV / 23 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 2:36-38 ESV / 21 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.

Psalm 91:16 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 6:3 ESV / 20 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.

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. ...

1 Chronicles 29:28 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 6:6 ESV / 15 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 / 15 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.”

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

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.’

1 Peter 1:13 ESV / 12 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.

Ephesians 6:1-24 ESV / 12 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 / 12 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.”

John 3:16-17 ESV / 12 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.

Isaiah 63:9 ESV / 12 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.

Proverbs 16:32 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

Joshua 14:10-11 ESV / 12 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.

Proverbs 10:27 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

2 Samuel 19:34-37 ESV / 11 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.”

Isaiah 40:1-31 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins. A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” ...

Leviticus 19:1-37 ESV / 10 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 / 10 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.”

Isaiah 46:4-13 ESV / 9 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. “To whom will you liken me and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be alike? Those who lavish gold from the purse, and weigh out silver in the scales, hire a goldsmith, and he makes it into a god; then they fall down and worship! They lift it to their shoulders, they carry it, they set it in its place, and it stands there; it cannot move from its place. If one cries to it, it does not answer or save him from his trouble. “Remember this and stand firm, recall it to mind, you transgressors, ...

Psalm 55:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But you, O God, will cast them down into the pit of destruction; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in you.

Job 32:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:2-3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“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 7:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. Why should you die before your time?

1 Corinthians 4:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I urge you, then, be imitators of me.

Proverbs 23:22 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 38:12 ESV / 5 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;

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.

Psalm 143:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Psalm 92:12-14 ESV / 5 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 90:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Job 12:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:24 ESV / 4 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 / 4 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 / 4 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 5:1-2 ESV / 4 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.

John 1:1-3:36 ESV / 4 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...

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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 4 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.

Proverbs 16:1-31:31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble. Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished. ...

Psalm 71:18-19 ESV / 4 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 71:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

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.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 3 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 ...

1 John 1:5-2:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. ...

1 John 1:1-4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

1 Timothy 5:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 3 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 / 3 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.”

Luke 1:36 ESV / 3 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 12:1-3 ESV / 3 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 9:10 ESV / 3 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 119:100 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Psalm 39:5 ESV / 3 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 32:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 12:8 ESV / 3 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 Kings 12:6 ESV / 3 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?”

Deuteronomy 32:7 ESV / 3 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.

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 3 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.

Genesis 37:3 ESV / 3 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 5:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

Lamentations 5:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 65:20 ESV / 2 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 47:6 ESV / 2 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.

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