32 Good Bible Verses for Funerals

Finding the right comfort during this difficult time can seem almost impossible. Suffering the loss of a loved one can leave us to question so much. However, it is important to remember these words of encouragement from the Book with these great Bible verses for funerals. These will help to bring you comfort and place you down a path for recovery.

“After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died, ” | John 11:11-14

“And call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me. ” | Psalm 50:15

“And when all the congregation saw that Aaron had perished, all the house of Israel wept for Aaron thirty days. ” | Numbers 20:29

“As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear God. ” | Ps. 103:13

“As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you.” | Isaiah 66:13

“But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him ” | 1 Corinthians 2:9

“Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment. ” | John 5:28-29

“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. ” | Psalm 23:4

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. ” | John 3:16-17

“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. ” | 1 Thessalonians 4:16

“For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. ” | Psalm 48:14

“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 will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. ” | Revelation 21:4

“I am the Resurrection and the Life; he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live, and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. ” | John 11:25-26

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued My faithfulness to you. ” | Jeremiah 31:3

“It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart. ” | Ecclesiastes 7:2

“It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body ” | 1 Corinthians 15:44

“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? ” | John 11:25-26

“LORD, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them.” | Psalm 10:17

“Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from Death? O Death, where are your plagues? O Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion is hidden from my eyes. ” | Hosea 13:14

“So Joseph died, being 110 years old. They embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt. ” | Genesis 50:26

“Surely He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows. ” | Isaiah 53:4

“The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. ” | Deuteronomy 33:27

“The LORD is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.” | Psalm 9:9

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

“The LORD kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up. ” | 1 Samuel 2:6

“What man can live and never see death? Who can deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? ” | Psalm 89:48

“When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. ” | Psalm 94:19

“You light a lamp for me. The LORD, my God, lights up my darkness.” | Psalm 18:28

“You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord. ” | Leviticus 19:28

“Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles.” | Psalm 119:50

Here is a great video that reminds us of the encouraging words and scripture shared in the Bible. These will help to bring you comfort and peace as you transition during this difficult time.

Author Bio
Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.