Even though it is a natural part of life, understanding and accepting death remains one of life’s most difficult concepts.
People have looked to the Bible for direction and solace throughout the ages as they have faced death, finding comfort in the promise of eternal life made possible by faith in Jesus Christ.
Bible Verse about Death and Eternal Life
The Bible is filled with verses discussing death and eternal life, giving comfort and hope to those facing death or mourning the loss of a loved one.
All who seek the reassurance of God’s love and the assurance of eternal life will find comfort and encouragement in these verses, which serve as a potent reminder of the transformative power of faith.
The most important Bible verses on Bible verse about death and eternal life are examined in this article, along with how they can give us solace and hope when faced with death.
John 11:25 (ESV) – Christ Is The Resurrection And Life
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
John 5:24 (ESV) – Believe In Christ And Have Eternal Life
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
John 3:16 (ESV) – Christ Shed His Blood For Our Sake
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Luke 23:43 (ESV) – Christ Love Us
And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
Romans 6:23 (ESV) – The Wages Of Seen Is Death
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Matthew 10:28 (ESV) – We Have Eternal Life Through Christ
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
Hebrews 9:27 (ESV) – Judgement Comes After death
And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,
Philippians 3:20-21 (ESV) – Christians Home Is In Heaven
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 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.
John 16:22 (ESV) – We Will All Rejoice On The Last Day
So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
2 Corinthians 5:8 (ESV) Be Courageous
Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
John 14:1-3 (ESV)
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. 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, that where I am you may be also.
Revelation 21:4 (ESV)
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.”
John 14:6 (ESV)
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (ESV)
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. …
Proverbs 12:28 (ESV)
In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.
John 5:28-29 (ESV)
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.
Ecclesiastes 9:5 (ESV)
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.
John 14:1-31 (ESV)
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. 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, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” …
Romans 10:9-13 (ESV)
Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Ecclesiastes 12:7 (ESV)
And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
1 Corinthians 15:51-55 (ESV)
Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
Revelation 1:18 (ESV)
And the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.
Acts 24:15 (ESV)
Having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust.
Revelation 21:8 (ESV)
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.”
Matthew 25:46 (ESV)
And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Luke 16:19-23 (ESV)
“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. …
1 Corinthians 15:26 (ESV)
The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
John 11:25-26 (ESV)
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?”
Matthew 27:52 (ESV)
The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised,
Philippians 1:21 (ESV)
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Daniel 12:2 (ESV)
And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Revelation 20:1-5 (ESV)
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while. Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. …
Romans 8:38-39 (ESV)
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Genesis 3:19 (ESV)
By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
Revelation 20:11-15 (ESV)
Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
Romans 14:8 (ESV)
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.
Matthew 25:31-36 (ESV)
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
John 11:1-5 (ESV)
Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
Psalm 146:4 (ESV)
When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.
Matthew 25:41 (ESV)
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
Revelation 14:13 (ESV)
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!”
John 3:16-18 (ESV)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
Psalm 116:15 (ESV)
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
Psalm 23:4 (ESV)
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.
Luke 16:23 (ESV)
And in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.
1 Thessalonians 4:13 (ESV)
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.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-5 (ESV)
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;
Genesis 2:7 (ESV)
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.
For people who are dealing with the certainty of death, the Bible offers a source of consolation and hope.
For those who are mourning the loss of a loved one or are nearing the end of their lives, its verses on death and eternal life provide consolation and inspiration.
These verses serve as a potent reminder of the transforming power of faith and of the promise of eternal life that is available to all who believe in Jesus Christ.
The assurance of eternal life, which is made possible for us through faith in Christ, can give us comfort as we navigate life’s challenges and uncertainties.
By clinging to this promise, we can approach the difficulties of life and death with confidence and hope, knowing that we are loved by a God who vows to be by our sides always.