bible verses often read at funerals

Bible Verses Often Read at Funerals

Walking through loss is heart-wrenching and emotional for all, so finding the right words to say at a funeral is difficult. You want to say something that’ll provide comfort to those who mourn, but it’s hard to know where to start. Bible verses are often an appropriate reading to share at a funeral. They acknowledge loss and inspire faithful hope in eternal life.

As you search for the right words to say, we hope that these 10 Bible verses often read at funerals serve as encouragement and provide hope.

Romans 8:37-39

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Matthew 5:4

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

John 14:1-3

Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

1 Corinthians 15:54-55

When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory. Oh death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”

Proverbs 12:28

In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.

Matthew 11:28-30

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

Psalm 46:1-2

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

We also invite you to read the words of The Dash Poem, one of the most popular poems read at funerals. 

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