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Death and Dying

Also called: Aging, Funerals, Mortality
The end of life, or awareness of its approach.

Top Bible Verses about Death and Dying

Genesis 2:15–17

And Yahweh God took the man and set him in the garden of Eden to cultivate it and to keep it. And Yahweh God commanded the man, saying, “From every tree of the garden you may freely eat, but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you shall surely die.” Read Genesis 2:15–17
Psalm 90:12

Psalm 90:1–17

O Lord, you have been our help in all generations. Before the mountains were born and you brought forth the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God. You return man to the dust, saying, “Return, O sons of man.” For a thousand years in your eyes are like yesterday when it passes, or like a watch in the night. You sweep them away like a flood. They fall asleep. In the morning they are like grass that sprouts anew. In the morning it blossoms and sprouts anew; by … Read Psalm 90:1–17

Isaiah 40:6–8

A voice is saying, “Call!” And he said, “What shall I call?” All humankind are grass, and all his loyalty is like the flowers of the field. Grass withers; the flower withers when the breath of Yahweh blows on it. Surely the people are grass. Grass withers; the flower withers, but the word of our God will stand forever. Read Isaiah 40:6–8

Luke 12:13–21

Now someone from the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me!” But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or an arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Watch out and guard yourselves from all greediness, because not even when someone has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.” And he told a parable to them, saying, “The land of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. And he reasoned to himself, saying, ‘What should I do? For I … Read Luke 12:13–21

Romans 5:12–21

Because of this, just as sin entered into the world through one man, and death through sin, so also death spread to all people because all sinned. For until the law, sin was in the world, but sin is not charged to one’s account when there is no law. But death reigned from Adam until Moses even over those who did not sin in the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of the one who is to come. But the gift is not like the trespass, for if by the trespass of the one, the many died, by … Read Romans 5:12–21
Revelation 21:4

Revelation 21:4

And he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will not exist any longer, and mourning or wailing or pain will not exist any longer. The former things have passed away.” Read Revelation 21:4

Famous Christian Quotes About Death and Dying, Aging, Funerals, Mortality

Basil’s Advice to One Who Suffered Loss

We do not know how to pick and choose what is good for our souls, or how to fix the limits of the life of humankind. Look around at all the world in which you live; remember that everything you see is mortal, and all subject to corruption. Look up to heaven; even it shall be dissolved; look at the sun, not even the sun will last forever. All the stars together, all living things of land and sea, all which is fair on earth, even earth itself, all are subject to decay; yet a little while and all shall be no more. Let these considerations be some comfort to you in your trouble. Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do it will seem intolerable; but if you take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them.

Basil of Caesarea

The Foolishness of Fearing Death

Oh! if we did but truly believe that the promise of this glory is the word of God, and that God does truly mean as he speaks, and is fully resolved to make it good; if we did truly believe that there is, indeed, such blessedness prepared for believers as the Scripture mentions, surely we should be as impatient of living as we are now fearful of dying, and should think every day a year till our last day should come.… If a man that is desperately sick today did believe he should arise sound the next morning; or a man today, in despicable poverty, had assurance that he should tomorrow arise a prince; would they be afraid to go to bed, or rather think it the longest day of their lives, till that desired night and morning came?

Richard Baxter

The King of All Moved into Our City

As when a great king has entered into some large city and taken up his abode in one of the houses there, such city is then held worthy of high honor, and no enemy or bandit descends upon it and subjects it any longer, but instead it is thought entitled to all care, because of the king’s having taken up his residence in a single house there; so too it has been with the King of all. For now that He has come to our realm, and taken up His abode in one body among His peers, from now on the whole conspiracy of the enemy against mankind is checked, and the corruption of death that before was prevailing against them is done away.

Athanasius of Alexandria
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