Bible Verses for Funerals

With the passing of a loved one, it can be hard to find the words to honor and remember them. Thankfully, we can look to the Word of God for funeral scriptures of wisdom and love to praise those we have lost. Here we have collected the best Bible verses for funerals to use in memory and celebration of people we have cherished. May these scripture quotes assist you in a eulogy or personal grieving, embracing the loving sovereignty of God and His everlasting salvation!

Romans 14:7-9 NIV

7 For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. 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. 9 For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.

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Psalm 23:1-6 NIV

1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake. 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. 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lordforever.

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Ecclesiastes 12:6-7 NIV

6 Remember him-before the silver cord is severed, and the golden bowl is broken; before the pitcher is shattered at the spring, and the wheel broken at the well, 7 and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

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1 Corinthians 15:53-58 NIV

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. 58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

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John 11:25-27 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?" 27 "Yes, Lord," she replied, "I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world."

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Luke 23:42-43 NIV

42 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.Some manuscripts "come with your kingly power" " 43 Jesus answered him, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise."

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1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 NIV

13 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. 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. 15 According to the Lord's word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

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Revelation 21:1-4 NIV

1 Then I saw "a new heaven and a new earth,"Isaiah 65:17 for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Look! God's dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 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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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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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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