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Obituary Bible Verses


Obituary Bible Verses


As Christian, we should turn to God’s inspired Word to comfort our sorrows. For some, this may include special biblical references as part of an obituary.


Depending on your Obituary format, you may be limited by available newspaper space or even publishing costs, it’s important to select a brief yet still impactful verse. Below are examples of the compacted statements of truth and wisdom available to use in the Bible while may convey an appropriate tone in an obituary for your loved one.


Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

Proverbs 3:6


The memory of a good person is a blessing.

Proverbs 10:7


Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

Psalm 116:15


By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and He will raise us also.

1 Corinthians 6:14


We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:8


But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

2 Corinthians 12:9


For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:23


A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth

Ecclesiastes 7:1


If you have a favorite Bible Verse for Funerals, either from this list or another, please share it below in the comments.


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