Here are the 40 most encouraging bible scriptures on dying.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.”
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
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.
1 Corinthians 15:20
But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
1 Corinthians 15:22
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.
2 Corinthians 5:8
Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
2 Peter 2:1
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.
2 Thessalonians 1:9
They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might.
For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.
For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.
Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment.
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.
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.”
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
“You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”
“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.”
“And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
“I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.”
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.
The dead do not praise the Lord, nor do any who go down into silence.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.
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.
But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol, for he will receive me. Selah.
For in death there is no remembrance of you; in Sheol who will give you praise?
“And the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.”
And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”
And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.
Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.
For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.
Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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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.