28 Best Bible Verses for Condolences

The right comfort for Christians are primarily gained from scripture. Death is a spiritual event for many. Those that are left behind may feel a sense of loss that can only be comforted by God’s words. Here is a look at some of the best Bible verses for condolences to help you overcome your grief.

“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” | Revelation 21:4

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” | Matthew 5:4

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” | 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

“But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.” | 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” | Matthew 11:28

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” | Romans 12:2

“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.” | Isaiah 41:10

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; …” | Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” | John 3:16

“For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.” | 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17

“For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ.” | Colossians 2:5

“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.” | Psalm 61:2

“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.” | Psalm 46:1

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” | Psalm 147:3

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” | 2 Timothy 4:7

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,” | Philippians 1:3 

“If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you” | Romans 8:11

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” | John 14:1-2

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.” | Psalm 34:19

“My flesh and my heart may fail,but God is the strength of my heart,and my portion for ever.” | Psalm 73:26

“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” | Hebrews 13:5b

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe.” | John 14:27-29

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” | 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” | Psalm 34:18

“The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart; devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from calamity; she enters into peace; they rest tin their beds who walk in their uprightness.” | Isaiah 57:1-2

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” | John 10:10

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” | Proverbs 3:5-6

“Who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer.” | 2 Corinthians 1:4-6

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