Sympathy Bible Verses and Messages to Comfort at Funerals

When someone has lost a friend or family member, it can be tough to find the perfect words of comfort, but verses of sympathy from the Bible can help and may provide just the type of comfort required. The Bible verses sympathy messages concerning a family member’s death listed below are suitable for cards, notes, and readings.

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100 Comforting Sympathy Bible Verses

  1. Psalms 46:1 – God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

  2. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” – Corinthians 1:3

  3. Psalms 147:3 – He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

  4. “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit” – Psalm 34:18

  5. “I can do all this through him who gives me strength” – Philippians 4:13

  6. Psalms 23:4 – Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

  7. “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us” – Romans 8:18

  8. For the Lord will not reject forever.

  9. “For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep” – Thessalonians 4:14

  10. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away” – Revelation 21:4. Sympathy Bible Verses

  11. Psalms 126:5-6 – Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.

  12. “The young women will dance for joy, and the men—old and young—will join in the celebration. I will turn their mourning into joy. I will comfort them and exchange their sorrow for rejoicing” – Jeremiah 31:13

  13. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe” – John 14:27

  14. Genesis 28:15 – I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go… I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.

  15. “Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning” – Psalm 30:5

  16. “Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it” – Luke 18:15-17

  17. “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” – Thessalonians 4:13

  18. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” – Psalms 46:1

  19. Psalms 119:50 – My comfort in my suffering is this: your promise preserves my life.

  20. Psalms 72:12 – For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.

  21. Luke 6:21 – Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Sympathy Bible Verses

  22. “And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!” – Revelation 14:14

  23. “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him” – Psalms 62:1

  24. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – Blessed be the God and Father… who comforts us in all our affliction…

  25. “For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ” – Colossians 2:5

  26. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me” – John 14:1

  27. Isaiah 49:13 – For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.

  28. “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” – Matthew 19:14

  29. Isaiah 41:10 – Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

  30. Psalms 139:12 – Even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.

  31. “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” – Revelation 21:4

  32. So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you” – John 16:22

  33. “Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God” – Leviticus 19:13

  34. Psalms 136:26 – Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever. Sympathy Bible Verses

  35. “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you” – Philippians 1:3

  36. Hebrews 4:16 – Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

  37. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 – Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way.

  38. “Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted” – Isaiah 53:4

  39. Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 – There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die… a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.

  40. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” – Corinthians 1:3

  41. Psalms 116:5-6 – The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the simple hearted; when I was in great need, he saved me.

  42. Then He will have compassion

  43. “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble” – Psalm 46:1

  44. Psalms 62:1 – My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.

  45. John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

  46. “Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again” – Psalm 71:20

  47. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” – John 3:16

  48. “The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart; devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from calamity; he enters into peace; they rest in their beds who walk in their uprightness” – Isaiah 57:1-2

  49. “As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you” – Isaiah 66:13

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  50. Proverbs 31:28-29 – Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.

  51. “Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return. They will enter Jerusalem singing, crowned with everlasting joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be filled with joy and gladness” – Isaiah 51:11

  52. Isaiah 66:13 – As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.

  53. But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” – Matthew 19:14

  54. Psalms 30:2 – O Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.

  55. “And everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die” – John 11:26

  56. Genesis 3:19 – By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.

  57. Psalms 73:26 – My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

  58. Psalms 48:14 – For this God is our God forever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.

  59. Psalms 109:21-22 – But you, O Sovereign Lord, deal well with me for your name’s sake; out of the goodness of your love, deliver me. For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

  60. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” – Matthew 5:4

  61. 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… My yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

  62. “From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I” – Psalms 61:2

  63. “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you” – Deuteronomy 31:8

  64. Matthew 5:4 – Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

  65. Psalms 57:1-2 – Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. I cry out to God Most High, to God, who vindicates me.

  66. According to His abundant lovingkindness” – Lamentations 3:31. Sympathy Bible Verses

  67. “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all” – Proverbs 31:28-29

  68. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away” – Romans 8:1

  69. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” – Psalm 34:18

  70. 1 Peter 5:10 – And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

  71. Psalms 9:9 – The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

  72. “So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; and it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body” – Corinthians 15:42-44

  73. John 16:22 – So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

  74. “For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” – Matthew 16:25

  75. “For the Lord will not cast off forever, but.. he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; for he does not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men” – Lamentations 3:31-32

  76. Lamentations 3:31-32 – For the Lord will not cast off forever, but… he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; for he does not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men.

  77. “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me” – Psalm 23:4

  78. Isaiah 58:9 – Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

  79. “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” – Psalm 73:26

  80. “And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it” – Ecclesiastes 12:7

  81. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” – Joshua 1:19

  82. Isaiah 58:11 – The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs… You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

  83. God is strength Bible verse about loss

  84. “If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord” – Romans 14:8

  85. Psalm 23:7 – Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

  86. “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” – Psalm 147:3. Sympathy Bible Verses.

  87. “Your hands fashioned and made me, and now you have destroyed me altogether. Remember that you have made me like clay; and will you return me to the dust? Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese? You clothed me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews. You have granted me life and steadfast love, and your care has preserved my spirit” – Job 10:8

  88. “Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and he took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her; thus Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death” – Genesis 24:67

  89. Deuteronomy 31:8 – The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

  90. For if He causes grief,

  91. “Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you” – John 16:22

  92. Psalm 116:15 – Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

  93. “So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy” – John 16:22

  94. Revelation 21:4 – He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

  95. 1 Peter 5:7 – Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

  96. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him” – John 3:17

  97. Father

  98. “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” – Romans 8:38

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  99. Corinthians 1:5 – For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.

  100. “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me” – Psalm 23:4. Sympathy Bible Verses.

When you are there for your mourning friend, While it’s always nice to offer practical assistance like housecleaning or meals, it’s also nice to show that you’re not only willing to provide comfort, but you’re also willing to help keep the deceased’s memory alive by talking about him. I hope these sympathy bible verses were able to help.

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