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Comforting Bible Verses for Funerals and Sympathy Cards

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Allow God's powerful Word to offer solace and strength to your loved ones in their time of grief. These funeral Bible verses were specially chosen for use in your sympathy cards and letters, or for speaking words of comfort at a funeral or memorial service.

Bible Verses for Funerals and Sympathy Cards

Psalm 9:9
The LORD is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. (NLT)

Psalm 10:17
LORD, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them. (NLT)

Psalm 18:28
You light a lamp for me. The LORD, my God, lights up my darkness. (NLT)

Psalm 23:4
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. (NLT)

Read Psalm 23 in several popular translations.

Psalm 34:18
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. (NLT)

Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. (NLT)

Psalm 48:14
For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. (NLT)

Psalm 61:2
From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety ... (NLT)

Psalm 94:19
When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. (NLT)

Psalm 119:50
Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles. (NLT)

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

(NIV)

Compare Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 in several Bible translations.

Isaiah 41:10
Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. (NLT)

Isaiah 43:2
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. (NLT)

Isaiah 49:13
Sing for joy, O heavens! Rejoice, O earth! Burst into song, O mountains! For the LORD has comforted his people and will have compassion on them in their suffering. (NLT)

Isaiah 57:1-2
Good people pass away; the godly often die before their time. But no one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come. For those who follow godly paths will rest in peace when they die. (NLT)

Lamentations 3:22-26; 31-32
For the Lord does not abandon anyone forever. Though he brings grief, he also shows compassion according to the greatness of his unfailing love." (NLT)

Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. (NKJV)

Matthew 11:28
Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. (NLT)

Romans 12:15
Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. (NLT)

1 Corinthians 15:55–57
"O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?" For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. (NLT)

2 Corinthians 1:3–4
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. (NLT)

2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." (NIV)

Galatians 6:2
Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (NIV)

1 Thessalonians 4:13–14
And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died. (NLT)

2 Thessalonians 2:16–17
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say. (NLT)

Hebrews 4:16
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. (NLT)

1 Peter 5:7
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. (NLT)

Revelation 21:4
He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever." (NLT)

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