bible verses about Death

Bible Verses on Death - Find Comfort and Peace from God's Word

The topic of death is one that has touched every person's life at some point, and it can be a difficult one to navigate. However, as Christians, we can find comfort in the words of the Bible. From Old to New Testament, the Bible provides a wealth of verses that offer insight into our mortality and God's love for us. Whether you're grieving the loss of a loved one, facing your own mortality, or simply seeking guidance on this topic, you'll find inspiration here. Let God's Word speak to you in your time of need and experience the peace and comfort that only He can provide.

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Death in the Bible

126 Bible Scriptures about Death

And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

Genesis, Chapter: 5, Verse: 5

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And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.

Genesis, Chapter: 5, Verse: 31

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And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.

Genesis, Chapter: 9, Verse: 29

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And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

Genesis, Chapter: 23, Verse: 2

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Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

Genesis, Chapter: 25, Verse: 8

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And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered unto his people.

Genesis, Chapter: 25, Verse: 17

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And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death:

Genesis, Chapter: 27, Verse: 2

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But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.

Genesis, Chapter: 35, Verse: 8

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And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.

Genesis, Chapter: 35, Verse: 18

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And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.

Genesis, Chapter: 35, Verse: 19

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With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's bondmen.

Genesis, Chapter: 44, Verse: 9

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And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,

Genesis, Chapter: 49, Verse: 29

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So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

Genesis, Chapter: 50, Verse: 26

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And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.

Exodus, Chapter: 12, Verse: 30

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And when the tabernacle setteth forward, the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

Numbers, Chapter: 1, Verse: 51

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And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's office: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

Numbers, Chapter: 3, Verse: 10

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Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priest's office for every thing of the altar, and within the vail; and ye shall serve: I have given your priest's office unto you as a service of gift: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

Numbers, Chapter: 18, Verse: 7

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And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before the LORD.

Numbers, Chapter: 26, Verse: 61

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And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered.

Numbers, Chapter: 27, Verse: 13

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And Aaron was an hundred and twenty and three years old when he died in mount Hor.

Numbers, Chapter: 33, Verse: 39

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And the children of Israel took their journey from Beeroth of the children of Jaakan to Mosera: there Aaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest's office in his stead.

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 10, Verse: 6

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And the officers shall speak unto the people, saying, What man is there that hath built a new house, and hath not dedicated it? let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man dedicate it.

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 20, Verse: 5

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And die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered unto thy people; as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people:

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 32, Verse: 50

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So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 34, Verse: 5

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And this is the cause why Joshua did circumcise: All the people that came out of Egypt, that were males, even all the men of war, died in the wilderness by the way, after they came out of Egypt.

Joshua, Chapter: 5, Verse: 4

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And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old.

Joshua, Chapter: 24, Verse: 29

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And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old.

Judges, Chapter: 2, Verse: 8

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And the men of Gibeah rose against me, and beset the house round about upon me by night, and thought to have slain me: and my concubine have they forced, that she is dead.

Judges, Chapter: 20, Verse: 5

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And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.

Ruth, Chapter: 1, Verse: 5

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And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 17, Verse: 44

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And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 20, Verse: 3

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And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 31, Verse: 5

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So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his men, that same day together.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 31, Verse: 6

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And David said unto him, How went the matter? I pray thee, tell me. And he answered, That the people are fled from the battle, and many of the people also are fallen and dead; and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead also.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 1, Verse: 4

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And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:

2 Samuel, Chapter: 1, Verse: 17

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How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 1, Verse: 25

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And they buried Abner in Hebron: and the king lifted up his voice, and wept at the grave of Abner; and all the people wept.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 3, Verse: 32

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And when they came to Nachon's threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 6, Verse: 6

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And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead: for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spake unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice: how will he then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead?

2 Samuel, Chapter: 12, Verse: 18

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But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 12, Verse: 23

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Where the people of Israel were slain before the servants of David, and there was there a great slaughter that day of twenty thousand men.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 18, Verse: 7

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And Joab said unto him, Thou shalt not bear tidings this day, but thou shalt bear tidings another day: but this day thou shalt bear no tidings, because the king's son is dead.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 18, Verse: 20

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So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.

1 Kings, Chapter: 2, Verse: 10

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And this woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid it.

1 Kings, Chapter: 3, Verse: 19

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And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear.

1 Kings, Chapter: 3, Verse: 21

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And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed.

2 Kings, Chapter: 4, Verse: 32

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And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands.

2 Kings, Chapter: 9, Verse: 35

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And it came to pass, when the letter came to them, that they took the king's sons, and slew seventy persons, and put their heads in baskets, and sent him them to Jezreel.

2 Kings, Chapter: 10, Verse: 7

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And he said, Take them alive. And they took them alive, and slew them at the pit of the shearing house, even two and forty men; neither left he any of them.

2 Kings, Chapter: 10, Verse: 14

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And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father's stead.

2 Kings, Chapter: 23, Verse: 30

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And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 16, Verse: 13

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And the battle increased that day: howbeit the king of Israel stayed himself up in his chariot against the Syrians until the even: and about the time of the sun going down he died.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 18, Verse: 34

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And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 20, Verse: 24

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And it came to pass, that in process of time, after the end of two years, his bowels fell out by reason of his sickness: so he died of sore diseases. And his people made no burning for him, like the burning of his fathers.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 21, Verse: 19

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As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.

Job, Chapter: 7, Verse: 9

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He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more.

Job, Chapter: 7, Verse: 10

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I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

Job, Chapter: 10, Verse: 19

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Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;

Job, Chapter: 10, Verse: 21

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Your remembrances are like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.

Job, Chapter: 13, Verse: 12

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But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?

Job, Chapter: 14, Verse: 10

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So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

Job, Chapter: 14, Verse: 12

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When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.

Job, Chapter: 16, Verse: 22

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My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me.

Job, Chapter: 17, Verse: 1

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If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.

Job, Chapter: 17, Verse: 13

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They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.

Job, Chapter: 17, Verse: 16

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The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.

Job, Chapter: 18, Verse: 6

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His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.

Job, Chapter: 18, Verse: 14

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They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.

Job, Chapter: 21, Verse: 13

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They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.

Job, Chapter: 21, Verse: 26

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Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb.

Job, Chapter: 21, Verse: 32

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The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not.

Job, Chapter: 27, Verse: 19

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Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.

Job, Chapter: 33, Verse: 22

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Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?

Job, Chapter: 38, Verse: 17

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So Job died, being old and full of days.

Job, Chapter: 42, Verse: 17

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For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

Psalm, Chapter: 6, Verse: 5

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Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.

Psalm, Chapter: 37, Verse: 36

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For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

Psalm, Chapter: 49, Verse: 10

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As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.

Psalm, Chapter: 58, Verse: 8

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Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.

Psalm, Chapter: 79, Verse: 3

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But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

Psalm, Chapter: 82, Verse: 7

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What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

Psalm, Chapter: 89, Verse: 48

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The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

Psalm, Chapter: 90, Verse: 10

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Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;

Psalm, Chapter: 107, Verse: 10

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Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.

Psalm, Chapter: 141, Verse: 7

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None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.

Proverbs, Chapter: 2, Verse: 19

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For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.

Proverbs, Chapter: 7, Verse: 26

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Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

Proverbs, Chapter: 15, Verse: 10

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All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

Ecclesiastes, Chapter: 3, Verse: 20

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There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.

Ecclesiastes, Chapter: 8, Verse: 8

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Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:

Ecclesiastes, Chapter: 12, Verse: 5

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Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.

Ecclesiastes, Chapter: 12, Verse: 6

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Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.

Isaiah, Chapter: 14, Verse: 11

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But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.

Isaiah, Chapter: 14, Verse: 19

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I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years.

Isaiah, Chapter: 38, Verse: 10

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For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 9, Verse: 21

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Both the great and the small shall die in this land: they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them:

Jeremiah, Chapter: 16, Verse: 6

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They that be slain with the sword are better than they that be slain with hunger: for these pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.

Lamentations, Chapter: 4, Verse: 9

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So I spake unto the people in the morning: and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 24, Verse: 18

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Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company is round about her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which caused terror in the land of the living.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 32, Verse: 23

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There be the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Zidonians, which are gone down with the slain; with their terror they are ashamed of their might; and they lie uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword, and bear their shame with them that go down to the pit.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 32, Verse: 30

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And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence.

Amos, Chapter: 8, Verse: 3

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And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

Matthew, Chapter: 8, Verse: 21

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And last of all the woman died also.

Matthew, Chapter: 22, Verse: 27

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Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

Matthew, Chapter: 27, Verse: 50

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And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

Matthew, Chapter: 27, Verse: 59

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And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.

Mark, Chapter: 6, Verse: 29

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After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death.

Mark, Chapter: 14, Verse: 1

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And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.

Mark, Chapter: 15, Verse: 45

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And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.

Mark, Chapter: 15, Verse: 46

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While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.

Luke, Chapter: 8, Verse: 49

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Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.

Luke, Chapter: 9, Verse: 31

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Last of all the woman died also.

Luke, Chapter: 20, Verse: 32

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And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.

Luke, Chapter: 23, Verse: 32

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And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.

Luke, Chapter: 23, Verse: 53

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Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.

John, Chapter: 8, Verse: 52

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Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.

John, Chapter: 11, Verse: 13

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Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.

John, Chapter: 11, Verse: 14

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And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.

Acts, Chapter: 5, Verse: 6

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Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.

Acts, Chapter: 5, Verse: 10

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What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

Romans, Chapter: 6, Verse: 21

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Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 15, Verse: 18

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I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 15, Verse: 31

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So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 15, Verse: 54

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But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.

1 Timothy, Chapter: 5, Verse: 6

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And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:

Hebrews, Chapter: 7, Verse: 23

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And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

Revelation, Chapter: 9, Verse: 6

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