55 Bible Verses about Dying

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2 Kings 7:3

Now four men who were lepers were at the entrance of the [city’s] gate; and they said to one another, “Why should we sit here until we die?

2 Corinthians 6:9

as unknown [to the world], yet well-known [by God and His people]; as dying, yet we live; as punished, yet not killed;

Hosea 4:3

Therefore the land [continually] mourns,
And everyone who lives in it languishes [in tragic suffering]
Together with the animals of the open country and the birds of the heavens;
Even the fish of the sea disappear.

1 Kings 17:12

But she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I have no bread, only a handful of flour in the bowl and a little oil in the jar. See, I am gathering a few sticks so that I may go in and bake it for me and my son, that we may eat it [as our last meal] and die.”

Genesis 35:19

So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).

Zechariah 11:9

So I said, “I will not pasture you. What is to die, let it die, and what is to be destroyed, let it be destroyed; and let the survivors devour one another’s flesh.”

Isaiah 38:1

In those days Hezekiah [king of Judah] became sick and was at the point of death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, came to him and said, “For the Lord says this, ‘Set your house in order and prepare a will, for you shall die; you will not live.’”

John 21:23

So this word went out among the brothers that this disciple (John) was not going to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not going to die, but only, “If I want him to stay alive until I come [again], what is that to you?”

Romans 5:7

Now it is an extraordinary thing for one to willingly give his life even for an upright man, though perhaps for a good man [one who is noble and selfless and worthy] someone might even dare to die.

Revelation 8:9

and a third of the living creatures that were in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.

1 Corinthians 15:51

Listen very carefully, I tell you a mystery [a secret truth decreed by God and previously hidden, but now revealed]; we will not all sleep [in death], but we will all be [completely] changed [wondrously transformed],

Isaiah 65:20

“No longer shall there be in it an infant who lives only a few days,
Or an old man who does not finish his days;
For the youth who dies at the age of a hundred,
And the one who does not reach the age of a hundred
Will be thought of as accursed.

Mark 9:48

where their worm [that feeds on the dead] does not die, and the fire is not put out.

Ecclesiastes 4:2

So I congratulated and thought more fortunate are those who are already dead than the living who are still living.

2 Kings 7:4

If we say, ‘We will enter the city’—then the famine is in the city and we will die there; and if we sit still here, we will also die. So now come, let us go over to the camp of the Arameans (Syrians). If they let us live, we will live; and if they kill us, we will only die.”

Matthew 22:24

saying, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies, leaving no children, his brother as next of kin shall marry his widow, and raise children for his brother.’

Genesis 5:27

So Methuselah lived nine hundred and sixty-nine years, and he died.

Mark 4:38

But Jesus was in the stern, asleep [with His head] on the [sailor’s leather] cushion. And they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are about to die?”

Zechariah 13:8

“It will come about in all the land,”
Declares the Lord,
“Two parts in it will be cut off and perish,
But the third will be left alive.

Ezekiel 3:19

However, if you have warned the wicked and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his wicked way, he will die in his sin; but you have freed yourself [from responsibility].

1 Corinthians 11:30

That [careless and unworthy participation] is the reason why many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep [in death].

John 11:50

Nor do you understand that it is expedient and politically advantageous for you that one man die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish.”

From Thematic Bible

Dying » Compared to as sleep

1 Corinthians 15:6

After that He appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, the majority of whom are still alive, but some have fallen asleep [in death].

Deuteronomy 31:16

The Lord said to Moses, “Behold, you are about to lie down [in death] with your fathers; and this people will arise and play the prostitute (commit apostasy) with the foreign gods [of the people] of the land, where they go to be among them. They will abandon (turn away from) Me and break My covenant which I have made with them.

Job 7:21

“Why then do You not pardon my transgression
And take away my sin and guilt?
For now I will lie down in the dust;
And You will seek me [diligently], but I will not be.”

Mark 5:39

When He had gone in, He said to them, “Why make a commotion and weep? The child has not died, but is sleeping.”

Dying » Universality of

Ecclesiastes 8:8

There is no man who has power and authority over the wind to restrain the wind,
Nor does he have authority over the day of death;
There is no discharge [from service] during time of war,
And evil will not rescue those who [actively seek to] practice it.

2 Samuel 14:14

For we will certainly die and are like water that is spilled on the ground and cannot be gathered up again. Yet God does not [simply] take away life, but devises plans so that the one who is banished is not driven away from Him.

Job 30:23

“For I know that You will bring me to death
And to the house of meeting [appointed] for all the living.

Dying » Sought as a relief from trouble death spiritual » Of the wicked

Jeremiah 16:4

“They will die of deadly diseases. They will not be mourned or buried; they will be like dung on the surface of the ground and come to an end by sword and famine, and their dead bodies will be food for the birds of the air and for the beasts of the earth.”

Psalm 37:36

Yet he passed away, and lo, he was no more;
I sought him, but he could not be found.

Proverbs 5:23

He will die for lack of instruction (discipline),
And in the greatness of his foolishness he will go astray and be lost.

Dying » Vanquished

2 Timothy 1:10

but now [that extraordinary purpose and grace] has been fully disclosed and realized by us through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus who [through His incarnation and earthly ministry] abolished death [making it null and void] and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,

Isaiah 25:8

He will swallow up death [and abolish it] for all time.
And the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces,
And He will take away the disgrace of His people from all the earth;
For the Lord has spoken.

1 Corinthians 15:54

And when this perishable puts on the imperishable, and this mortal puts on immortality, then the Scripture will be fulfilled that says, “Death is swallowed up in victory (vanquished forever).

Dying » Of the righteous » Blessing pronounced upon

Dying » Of the righteous » Great gain

Dying » Of the righteous » Hopeful

Proverbs 14:32

The wicked is overthrown through his wrongdoing,
But the righteous has hope and confidence and a refuge [with God] even in death.

Dying » Of the righteous » Faith illuminates

Hebrews 11:13

All these died in faith [guided and sustained by it], without receiving the [tangible fulfillment of God’s] promises, only having seen (anticipated) them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.

Dying » Of the righteous » Greatly desired

Numbers 23:10

“Who can count the dust (the descendants) of Jacob
And the number of even the fourth part of Israel?
Let me die the death of the righteous [those who are upright and in right standing with God],
And let my end be like his!”

Dying » Of the righteous » Precious

Dying » Of the righteous » Divine element in

Dying » Of the righteous » Triumphant

Dying » Of the righteous » Fearless

Topics on Dying

Dying In The Desert

Numbers 14:29

your dead bodies will fall in this wilderness, even all who were numbered of you, your entire number from twenty years old and upward, who have murmured against Me.

Dying In The Wilderness

Numbers 32:15

For if you turn back from following Him [completely], He will once again leave them in the wilderness, and you will destroy all these people.”

Dying With The Uncircumcised

Ezekiel 28:10

‘You will die the death of the uncircumcised [barbarian]
By the hand of strangers,
For I have spoken!’ says the Lord God.”’”

Not Dying

Luke 2:26

It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed).

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