Bible Portal

Want to know what the Bible says about death? Here are 338 Bible verses about death from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

Use the up or down arrow next to each verses to vote for this topic. Your input is important for us to improve it.

Note: Always check the context of a verse; Click the "Read Full Chapter" button next to each verse to read more. The context of a verse might put a very different slant on what the verse seems to say.

Revelation 21:4 NIV
‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Read Full Chapter
Copy
680
Romans 14:8 NIV
If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
534
Ecclesiastes 12:7 NIV
and the dust returns to the ground it came from,
    and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
449
Luke 23:43 NIV
Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
Read Full Chapter
Copy
376
John 3:16 NIV
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
305
1 Thessalonians 4:14 NIV
For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
246
John 11:26 NIV
and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
Read Full Chapter
Copy
242
Romans 6:23 NIV
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
232
Matthew 10:28 NIV
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
203
John 11:25-26 NIV
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
Read Full Chapter
Copy
201
John 14:1-4 NIV
14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Read Full Chapter
Copy
165
Ecclesiastes 9:5 NIV
For the living know that they will die,
    but the dead know nothing;
they have no further reward,
    and even their name is forgotten.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
146
1 Corinthians 15:26 NIV
The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
133
Revelation 14:13 NIV
Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.”
“Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”
Read Full Chapter
Copy
128
2 Corinthians 5:6-8 NIV
6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7 For we live by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
127
Ezekiel 18:32 NIV
For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!
Read Full Chapter
Copy
126
Hebrews 9:27 NIV
Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,
Read Full Chapter
Copy
123
Ecclesiastes 7:1 NIV
A good name is better than fine perfume,
    and the day of death better than the day of birth.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
104
Matthew 5:4 NIV
Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
104
Romans 8:38-39 NIV
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, 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.
Read Full Chapter
Copy
98

Group of Brands