Bible Verses about Death

What does the Bible say about Death? What happens when we die according to the Word of God? Discover the many scripture references to death and the afterlife in this collection of scripture quotes. Find peace and resolution in the love and divinity of God from the Bible.

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Romans 14:8 NIV

8 If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

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Romans 8:13 NIV

13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

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Romans 6:23 NIV

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life inOr "through" Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Revelation 21:4 NIV

4 'He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death'Isaiah 25:8 or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."

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Ecclesiastes 12:7 NIV

7 and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

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Luke 23:43 NIV

43 Jesus answered him, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise."

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John 3:16 NIV

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.

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John 11:25-26 NIV

25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?"

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John 14:1-4 NIV

1 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in GodOr "Believe in God"; believe also in me. 2 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? 3 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. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going."

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1 Thessalonians 4:14 NIV

14 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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1 Corinthians 15:51-57 NIV

51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed- 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory."Isaiah 25:8 55 "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"Hosea 13:14 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Matthew 10:28 NIV

28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

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Psalm 23:4-5 NIV

4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,Or "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. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

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Psalm 146:4-6 NIV

4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing. 5 Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God. 6 He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them- he remains faithful forever.

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Ecclesiastes 9:5 NIV

5 For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even their name is forgotten.

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Hebrews 9:27 NIV

27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,

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Ezekiel 18:32 NIV

32 For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!

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Job 14:14 NIV

14 If someone dies, will they live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait for my renewalOr "release" to come.

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2 Corinthians 5:6-8 NIV

6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7 For we live by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

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Romans 5:12 NIV

12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned-

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