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10 Funeral Bible Verses

Updated on July 3, 2014

Scriptures for a Funeral Service

 Are you looking for Funeral Bible Verses and readings. This is a list of ten Bible Scriptures that would be good for a reading at a Funeral. These Funeral Verses are comforting in that they speak of eternal life and God's Love for us. I pray these Funeral Bible Verses are helpful to you today. Please feel free to use the comments at the bottom of this article to add any other Scripture readings that would be good for a funeral.

Top 10 Funeral Bible Verses

#1 Funeral Scripture- Eternity in Heaven

2 Corinthians 5:1

For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

#2 Bible Verse for Funerals- Trust In the Lord

Psalm 91:1-2

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!"

#3 Funeral Reading- To Die is Gain!

Philippians 1:20-23

according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I shall not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ shall even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose. But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for [that] is very much better;

#4 Verse for Funeral Services- The Words of Jesus, Promise of Eternal Life

John 6:35-40

Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. "But I said to you, that you have seen Me, and yet do not believe. "All that the Father gives Me shall come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out. "For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. "And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day. "For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him, may have eternal life; and I Myself will raise him up on the last day."

# 5 Bible Verse for Funerals- Psalm 23, Dwelling in the House of the Lord

Psalm 23:1-6

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.Thou dost prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

#6 Scripture for Funerals- Victory Over Death

1 Corinthians 15:55-57

"O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?" The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Read Here for Bible Verses on Coping with Death

#7 Bible Reading for Funerals - Grace of God

2 Corinthians 12:9

And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

#8 Funeral Scripture Reading- More About Grace

Hebrews 4:16

Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.

#9 Funeral Bible Verse- Forever God is With Us

Psalm 48:14

For such is God, Our God forever and ever; He will guide us until death.

#10- Bible Scripture for Funerals- Wipe away Every Tear

Revelation 21:4

and He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away."

God is so good to us in that He gave Jesus so that we may have eternal life!


The Holy Bible, New American Standard Version

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