Funeral scriptures: 20 Bible verses for funerals

Funeral scriptures: 20 Bible verses for funerals

Funeral scriptures: 20 Bible verses for funerals

Published: 12 February 2018

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For those who believe, Bible verses for funerals are the perfect way to acknowledge the loss of someone special while reaffirming faith in Jesus Christ.

These 20 Bible readings for funerals may bring comfort and hope for Christians mourning the death of a loved one, or make for a fitting eulogy.

1. Romans 6:4

We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

2. Philippians 3:20-21

But our commonwealth is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will change our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power which enables him even to subject all things to himself.

3. Isaiah 41:10

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

4. Romans 8:38-39

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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5. John 14:1-3

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”

6. Psalm 34:18

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

7. Matthew 5:4

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

8. Thessalonians 4:13-14

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

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9. John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

10. Corinthians 5:1

For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.

11. Romans 14:8

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.

12. John 10:27-29

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.”Flower

13. Psalm 34:4-5

I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.

14. Psalm 46:1-2

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea.

15. Corinthians 15:54-56

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?”

16. John 11:25-26

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?”

17. Proverbs 12:28

In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.book

18. Psalm 23:4

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.

19. Ecclesiastes 3:1-4

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance…

20. Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

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9 thoughts on “Funeral scriptures: 20 Bible verses for funerals”

      1. I was just looking for the best scripture for my son’s funeral, we lost him to addiction also. I am struggle with what to use. The Beatitudes are speaking to me tonight, Matthew 5, as I learn to mourn my son and find mercy that he is no longer suffering with his own demons and struggles.

        Psalm 34: 19 also speaks volumes to me, reminding me that my son is now at peace.

        I hope this helps you.

      2. I am so sorry to hear about your friend. All the verses recommended here are very helpful. Revelations 21v1-5 may also bring some comfort. It tells us that there will be a time in the future when God will come to be with His people and ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes’ and ‘There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain for the old order of things will have passed away’. It is a comfort to me to read that God knows the pain of our suffering and loss, that He cares deeply, and will ultimately bring restoration to this world. Also when Jesus, God’s son, heard about the death of his dear friend Lazarus the Bible simply says that ‘Jesus wept’. Our Saviour and God understands our pain.

  1. Thank you so very much for these Bible verses! My mom died in August at 88. When love is involved age doesn’t matter. She was an invalid for 8 yrs. I am a Christian & love Jesus but I still miss my mom. Thanks for your help!

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