Bible Verses for Funerals
Bible verses for Funerals are truly needed. Quite often individuals do a bible scripture search to find the appropriate bible verses to use when planning a funeral or a memorial. Maybe you are looking for the right words to write in a sympathy card or to speak to the person who just lost a loved one. When planning the order of service, you may need to reference both Old and New Testament scriptures. Bible verses for funerals can be also used to encourage the family and give them hope during this difficult time in their life. Also, refer to both the "Encouragement" and "Hope" pages on this website. You may also want to reference some of these bible scriptures when you are giving your words of expression at the services. Just remember God’s powerful word can bring peace, strength and comfort to those in need, all you need to do is share it, and leave the results to God.
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From the Bible, You Will Find These Scriptures to Give You Strength
There is a time for everything, And a season for every activity under heaven: A time to be born and a time to dieA 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,A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,A time to embrace and a time to refrain,A time to search and a time to give up,A time to keep and a time to throw away,A time to tear and a time to mend,A time to be silent and a time to speak,A time to love and a time to hate,A time for war and a time for peace.
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 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.You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Jesus said to his disciples: 'Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way to the place where I am going.' Thomas said to him, 'Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?' Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'
Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.
Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep.
"O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?" For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 Corinthians 15:55–57)
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."
(2 Corinthians 4:16-15:8)
"Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."
(I Thessalonians 4:17)
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.
For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.
From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety ...
"A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth."
Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. 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. According to the Lord’s own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 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. 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 for ever.
(1 Thess. 4:13-17)
When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.
Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles.
Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
(Isaiah 43:2 )
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
(2 Corinthians 1:3–4)
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."
(2 Corinthians 12:9)
Bible Verses for Funerals