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Bible Verses for Funerals

Ashwini Kulkarni Sule Mar 7, 2020
Verses from the Bible are read at funeral services so as to offer words of comfort and consolation to the bereaved family. Find a few notable funeral verses in this story.
A funeral is the last opportunity to say goodbye to your loved ones and wish them for their final journey. It is a grievous occasion wherein family members mourn the death of their beloved by offering prayers and reviving the memories of the departed soul.
The bereaved family is consoled by holding a sermon or mass in memory of the dead, where they are guided by a priest. The priest reads the funeral verses so as to impart strength to the grieving family and friends.
These words of wisdom from the Holy Bible inspire and enlighten the family, so that they can cope with the loss and face their own life. Given below are some comforting Bible verses for funerals.

Great Verses for Funerals

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows."
2 Corinthians 1:3-5
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am."
John 14:1-3
"But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
"So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord."
2 Corinthians 5:6-8

Popular Verses for Funerals

"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness..For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee."
Isaiah 41:10, 13
"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust."
Psalm 91:1-2
"I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far"
Philippians 1:20-23 NIV
"He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son."
Revelation 21:6-7 NIV
During the toughest time in one's life, when other words of sympathy sound senseless, the words of God can truly revive hope and impart strength to the bereaved family. Thus, funeral verses taken from Bible mark the fulfillment of one life and invoke a renewed hope to begin the next.