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Want to know what the Bible says about what happens when you die? Here are 90 Bible verses about what happens when you die from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Ecclesiastes 12:7 NIV
and the dust returns to the ground it came from,
    and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
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Daniel 12:2 NIV
Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.
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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.
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2 Corinthians 5:10 NIV
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
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John 11:25 NIV
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;
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John 5:24 NIV
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.
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Ezekiel 18:4 NIV
For everyone belongs to me, the parent as well as the child—both alike belong to me. The one who sins is the one who will die.
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Romans 6:23 NIV
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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1 Corinthians 15:51 NIV
Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed
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Romans 2:6-8 NIV
6 God “will repay each person according to what they have done.” 7 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. 8 But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
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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.”
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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.
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Hebrews 9:27 NIV
Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,
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Luke 23:43 NIV
Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
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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.
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Revelation 20:15 NIV
Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.
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John 5:28-29 NIV
28 “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice 29 and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.
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2 Corinthians 5:8 NIV
We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
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Genesis 3:19 NIV
By the sweat of your brow
    you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
    since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
    and to dust you will return.”
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Revelation 20:14 NIV
Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.
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