Mourning the loss of a loved one is an absence of joy, peace and comfort. This can be a result of death, physical separation, guilt or sin separating you from your loved one, or the perceived loss of a relationship.

Whatever the reason for your mouring, it’s common for those who are mourning to seek out God’s word for answers and Comfort.

Let these 27 Bible Verses bring you peace and comfort as we go through this difficult reality of life.

Bible Verses about Mourning the Loss of a Loved one – KJV

Mourning is a process. You don’t go straight from grief to peace in one day. With God, you can learn how to move through the grief of a loved one’s passing and onto the heights of hope and heartfelt joy.

Matthew 5:4 – They will be comforted by God.

 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Matthew 5:4 (KJV)
Matthew 5_4 - They Will Be Comforted By God
Those who are in Christ are blessed among those who mourn because they will be comforted by God in the here and now (2 Corinthians 1:3-7) and will be free from mourning for eternity (Revelation 21:4).

Revelation 21:4 – They will be gone once and for all at the appointed time.

4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Revelation 21:4 (KJV)
Revelation 21_4 - They Will Be Gone Once And For All At The Appointed Time
Mature Christians understand that life brings both blessings and difficulties. In this life, pain and sorrow are unavoidable.
Pain, sorrow, mourning, the death of friends and loved ones, and death are all harsh realities of this life, but they will be gone once and for all at the appointed time.
It’s no surprise that the apostle Paul saw his death as a blessing (Philippians 1:21). All wrongs will be righted, all sin will be separated, and all suffering will end.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 – Unbelievers have no hope.

 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
1 Thessalonians 4:13 (KJV)
1 Thessalonians 4_13 - Unbelievers Have No Hope
When a believer dies, his or her body “sleeps” in the grave, but it will awaken. As a result, believers should not mourn the deaths of their fellow believers in the same way that unbelievers mourn the loss of their friends and loved ones.
Unbelievers have no hope, but believers have a firm belief in life after death. Christians can view the death of a fellow believer as a sad but temporary separation rather than a permanent loss.

 John 11:25-26 – He is the way, the truth, and the life.

 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
John 11:25-26 (KJV)
 John 11_25-26 - He Is The Way, The Truth, And The Life
Jesus identifies as “the way, the truth, and the life”. Rather than making mankind’s redemption a matter of knowledge or effort, God grounds our hope in a person: “the light of the knowledge of God’s glory in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 4:6).
Those who put their faith in Christ have a life that cannot be taken away (John 10:29) and that continues after the physical body dies (2 Corinthians 5:1–5).

Isaiah 61:2-3 – There is enough in him to comfort all who grieve.

 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
Isaiah 61:2-3 (KJV)
Isaiah 61_2-3 - There Is Enough In Him To Comfort All Who Grieve
By giving us the Comforter, the Lord Jesus not only offers us comfort and proclaims it to us, but he also puts it into practice and bestows it.
There is enough in him to comfort all who grieve, regardless of their sufferings or sorrows; however, this comfort is certain for those who grieve in Zion, that is, those who grieve in a godly manner and turn to God in Christ through faith and prayer for release and comfort.

Psalm 34:18 – God is always close by.

 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Psalm 34:18 (KJV)
Psalm 34_18 - God Is Always Close By
God is not only with us, but also close by, as Psalm 34:18 reminds us. He is near the pain we experience, near the loss we are unable to replace, and near the needs, we currently lack the words to express.
When we are at a loss for words, this Psalm gives us the words to speak to God and to keep our hearts in mind. God’s presence among us in our chaotic moments is incredibly reassuring.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 – We have hope in Christ and assurance that our tears will one day be wiped away.

But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 (KJV)
1 Thessalonians 4_13-14 - We Have Hope In Christ And Assurance That Our Tears Will One Day Be Wiped Away
We are allowed to cry, but those tears need to sparkle in the presence of hope and faith. Jesus cried, but he was not fretful.
We may also cry, but not in the same way as those who are hopeless or as if we are blind to the fact that the death of our brethren gives us more reason to rejoice than to grieve.
We have hope in Christ and assurance that our tears will one day be wiped away by God Himself, and that our sadness will be replaced with joy.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – The dead in Christ will be raised.

 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (KJV)
2 Corinthians 1_3-4 - The Dead In Christ Will Be Raised
First, the dead in Christ will be raised, and after that, the living will be caught up with them in the clouds to be with the Lord in the air, where they will be with the Lord forever.
No believer should be oblivious to this wonderful reality so that we won’t grieve hopelessly for believers who have gone before us to be with the Lord.

Psalm 30:5 – No night lasts indefinitely.

For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Psalm 30:5 (KJV)
Psalm 30_5 - No Night Lasts Indefinitely

No night lasts indefinitely. The sun will always rise, and with it comes the Father’s blessing and favor, who is constantly working to bless, strengthen, and deliver His children.

Even the most devoted servant of God cannot expect life to be perfect, comfortable, or free of pain and struggle. But God is always with us and working for us, even in the midst of our pain, uncertainty, and fear.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 – God has shown mercy to us and will continue to do so.

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (KJV)
2 Corinthians 1_3-5 - God Has Shown Mercy To Us And Will Continue To Do So

In the midst of our trials and tribulations, believers must remember that God has shown mercy to us and will continue to do so. He is also the Comforter.

Christians should not flee from God in order to find solace; rather, they should flee to Him in order to find solace. God is never a partial solution to our suffering, despite the fact that He assists us in a variety of ways.

He is our divine source of mercy and consolation. 

Psalm 116:15 – We no longer fear death, because the lord is highly concerned about our lives.

 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
Psalm 116:15 (KJV)
Anyone who trusts in Jesus as the resurrection and the life will experience eternal life, even after death (John 11:25). We no longer fear death, because death has been, is being, and will be defeated (see 1 Corinthians 15).
We no longer fear death, because the lord is highly concerned about our lives and well-being,  even when we face death, our eternity is sure, because, he has carefully designed all we need in the afterlife. 

Isaiah 41:10 – God wants all of us to have faith in His priceless promises.

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Isaiah 41:10 (KJV)

Should we not simply take the Creator of the universe at His word and not be afraid when He tells us not to worry? After all, He sent His Son to serve as our Kinsman-Redeemer and die on the Cross in order to atone for our sins.

God wants all of us to have faith in His priceless promises, and He warns us that if we don’t believe what He says, we won’t be able to please Him.

But the Lord is kind to us because He is aware of our fleeting nature as dust. The Lord is patient and full of great goodness, and He is aware of the numerous negative aspects of our lives that can lead to doubts and discouragement.

John 11:35 – Even our darkest moments have a purpose in God’s plan.

 Jesus wept.
John 11:35 (KJV)
Jesus had arrived a few days after the death of a close friend, Lazarus, with the intention of resurrecting him (John 11:11–15). Even though He is here to bring the dead man back to life, He has compassion for the mourners (John 11:33).
That emotion is strong enough to cause tears. According to the Bible, God truly understands the anguish we feel while waiting for His plan to be completed (2 Corinthians 5:1–5; Isaiah 53:3).
According to the Bible, even our darkest moments have a purpose in God’s plan (Romans 8:28).

Ecclesiastes 7:4 – Morality.

The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
Ecclesiastes 7:4 (KJV)
A man who understands the serious side of life and is aware of where to find moral lessons will be familiar with and reflective of scenes of suffering and sorrow.
But the fool, who is only concerned with his immediate pleasure and how to make time pass quickly, avoids sad scenes and only goes to places where he can lose himself in joy and carelessness.

Romans 10:9 – The salvation.

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Romans 10:9 (KJV)
Our verbal acknowledgment of Christ’s lordship over all things and our faith in His bodily resurrection appear to be signs that we have faith in Him.
Everyone who places their faith in Christ for salvation will undoubtedly acknowledge that He is Lord and that He was physically raised from the dead. Paul promises that individual salvation.

Short Bible Verse for Loss of Loved One

When a loved one dies, you may find yourself at a loss for words when comforting the bereaved. A Bible verse for loss of a loved one can be an encouraging reminder that the words of Scripture are always appropriate and helpful in any situation.

1 Samuel 30:4

Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.
1 Samuel 30:4 (KJV)
Intense trials must be expected by a man of great faith. In this context, note that David was only so lowly before he was elevated to the throne.
The church and the people of God must start to mend when conditions are at their worst. David found inspiration in the Lord, his God.
His men worried about their misfortune; the people’s hearts were bitter, and their own unhappiness and impatience added to the suffering.
Despite having more cause than any of them to lament, David handled it better. They allowed their passions to run free, but he put his graces to work. While they discouraged one another, he kept his spirit calm by encouraging himself in God.

Leviticus 19:28

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
Leviticus 19:28 (KJV)
Pagan cultures had religious and cultural norms that included cutting and tattooing for the dead. God created our bodies as his temple, and we are not to deface them in any way.
God has stated something, and he grounds it here by stating who he is. He has the power to rule his subjects on his own.
Another reason to think that cutting and tattooing had a lot to do with idol worship is the fact that he reminded them that he is the only God.

Ezekiel 24:17

Forbear to cry, make no mourning for the dead, bind the tire of thine head upon thee, and put on thy shoes upon thy feet, and cover not thy lips, and eat not the bread of men.
Ezekiel 24:17 (KJV)

The language and expressions of unbelievers must not be copied by believers. Even though it is a duty, mourning the dead must be restrained by religion and good reason: we mustn’t grieve as hopeless men.

Blessed be God, we don’t need to mope around in our suffering because, even if all solaces fail and all sorrows are combined, a broken heart and a mourner’s prayer are always acceptable in God’s eyes.

Romans 8:18

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Romans 8:18 (KJV)
Only those who are in Christ anticipate sharing in the glory of God’s kingdom in the afterlife.
In comparison to the glories that will be revealed in us, our current sufferings, the enormous physical and emotional pain that comes with human existence are insignificant. As God’s fully adopted heirs in Christ, we will be able to fully experience His glory forever.

Psalm 73:26

My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Psalm 73:26 (KJV)
Humans are fallible. When grace is weak, corruptions are strong, temptations are strong, and afflictions are numerous, the Lord supports and sustains his people and gives them strength from within; at the moment of death, he shows them that the sting of death has been removed and its curse lifted; that their souls are traveling to their Lord and are about to enter into his joy; and that their bodies will rise again glorious and incorruptible.

Numbers 20:29

 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.
Numbers 20:29 (KJV)
The entire house of Israel mourned Aaron’s passing. Without a doubt, it was because of the many services he had provided for them before and after he was appointed to the priestly office, as well as the amiable virtues and abundant grace that he possessed.
Often, the memory of such deeds is revived after the death of a good man; during his lifetime, they may not have received much attention, and he may not have been thanked or given honor or respect in recognition of them, but after death, he and what he has done are well spoken of, and his loss lamented.

2 Samuel 1:12

 And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the LORD, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.
2 Samuel 1:12 (KJV)

David had patriotic and religious reasons to be sorrowful. The men who had died belonged to the Church of God, which he devotedly loved and served, as well as to the nation of Israel.

Even though Saul was his ferocious enemy and sought his life, David could not help but lament Saul’s sad demise.

This is a clear example of David’s kindness and tenderness, which believers should emulate.

Psalm 147:3

 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
Psalm 147:3(KJV)
Jesus is the balm and the remedy for us today. We are reconciled to God through Jesus in the same way that God reconciled the exiled Israelites so long ago.
For us, this is both a bandage and a cure. He offers us wholeness, healing, hope, and new life. In Him, we find rest and peace, forgiveness, and eternal life.

Psalm 86:17

Give me a sign of your goodness,
that my enemies may see it and be put to shame,
for you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.

Psalm 86:17 (NIV)

This is a prayer that should always be on our lips during mourning times. The Lord promises us comfort and sustenance during our time of loss. All we have to do is to ask Him.

 Psalm 30:5

For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.

 Psalm 30:5 (NIV)

Our heavenly Father is just and merciful. His disciplinary measures are necessary and helpful if we want to grow in His likeness.

We should consider them love and pray that He completes whatever refining work He is doing in us during this period of trial. Sorrow will come, but in due time, the joy and favor of the lord will overshadow it.

Psalm 55:22

Cast your cares on the Lord
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.

 Psalm 55:22 (NIV)

The only liberty and hope we have from our burdens of grief are in Christ. He has promised to bear and take it away from us. Spiritually and physically, he will supply us with all that we need for sustenance in difficult times.

Romans 8:38-39

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)

We have a conviction that no power or circumstance, will ever separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. This is to encourage us to persevere in holiness and abide in the love of God.  In death or life, His love is sufficient.

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