45 Bible Verses about Old Age

Proverbs 16:31 ESV / 132 helpful votes

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

Job 12:12 ESV / 98 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 46:4 ESV / 95 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 71:18 ESV / 70 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 92:14 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:9 ESV / 44 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 / 43 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:2 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 20:29 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:32 ESV / 31 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.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 30 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 / 25 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.

Psalm 37:25 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 ESV / 23 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—

Job 11:17 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Job 5:26 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:3 ESV / 22 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 / 21 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:6 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:17-18 ESV / 18 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.

Isaiah 40:29 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Psalm 148:12 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Young men and maidens together, old men and children!

Ruth 4:15 ESV / 17 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 / 16 helpful votes

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

Luke 2:37 ESV / 14 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.

Deuteronomy 33:25 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Genesis 5:1-32 ESV / 13 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.

Philemon 1:9 ESV / 12 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—

Job 42:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 6:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 6:3 ESV / 10 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.

Genesis 15:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 45:3 ESV / 9 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.’

Psalm 71:7-9 ESV / 9 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 / 9 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 / 9 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:13 ESV / 7 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.

2 Samuel 19:34-37 ESV / 7 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.”

Luke 2:36-38 ESV / 6 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 71:9-11 ESV / 6 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.”

Psalm 71:9-10 ESV / 6 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 71:7-11 ESV / 6 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.”

Genesis 47:9 ESV / 6 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 40:1-31 ESV / 5 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 / 5 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.

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