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160 Bible Verses for Funerals for Mother

As we gather to remember and honor a beloved mother, the Bible offers comfort and peace during this time of loss. This collection of 160 Bible verses for funerals for mother has been carefully selected to provide solace at funeral services, celebrating a mother’s enduring love and strength. These verses serve as a heartfelt reminder of the unbreakable bond between a mother and her children and the comforting role of faith in our journey of farewell.

Comfort in Grief Bible Verses for Funerals

  • 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – “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 receive from God.”
  • Psalm 34:18 – “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
  • Matthew 5:4 – “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
  • Psalm 147:3 – “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
  • Isaiah 41:10 – “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
  • 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.”
  • John 14:1 – “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.”
  • Psalm 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.”
  • Romans 8:38-39 – “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
  • Psalm 55:22 – “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”

Eternal Hope Bible Verses for Funerals

  • John 11:25-26 – “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?’”
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 – “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.”
  • 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 – “Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.”
  • Philippians 1:21 – “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”
  • Revelation 14:13 – “Then I heard a voice from heaven say, ‘Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ‘Yes,’ says the Spirit, ‘they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.’”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:1 – “For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.”
  • Psalm 16:11 – “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
  • John 14:2-3 – “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that 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.”
  • 1 Peter 1:3-4 – “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.”
  • Romans 6:5 – “For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.”

Remembrance and Legacy Bible Verses for Funerals

  • Proverbs 10:7 – “The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot.”
  • Hebrews 11:4 – “By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.”
  • Psalm 112:6 – “Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever.”
  • 2 Timothy 1:5 – “I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.”
  • Luke 1:50 – “His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.”
  • Proverbs 22:1 – “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”
  • Acts 10:4 – “Cornelius stared at him in fear. ‘What is it, Lord?’ he asked. The angel answered, ‘Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.’”
  • 1 Chronicles 29:28 – “He died at a good old age, having enjoyed long life, wealth and honor. His son Solomon succeeded him as king.”
  • Psalm 45:17 – “I will perpetuate your memory through all generations; therefore the nations will praise you for ever and ever.”
  • Deuteronomy 32:7 – “Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you.”

Peace and Rest Bible Verses for Funerals

  • Psalm 4:8 – “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
  • Isaiah 57:2 – “Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.”
  • Matthew 11:28 – “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
  • Job 3:17 – “There the wicked cease from turmoil, and there the weary are at rest.”
  • Psalm 116:7 – “Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.”
  • Revelation 6:11 – “Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters, were killed just as they had been.”
  • Ecclesiastes 3:20 – “All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.”
  • Luke 23:43 – “Jesus answered him, ‘Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.’”
  • Philippians 1:23 – “I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;”
  • 2 Samuel 7:12 – “When your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom.”

Hope in Resurrection Bible Verses for Funerals

  • 1 Corinthians 15:42-44 – “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; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.”
  • Daniel 12:2 – “Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.”
  • John 6:40 – “For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
  • 1 Corinthians 15:20-22 – “But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.”
  • Acts 24:15 – “I have the same hope in God as these men themselves have, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.”
  • Luke 14:14 – “And you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
  • John 5:28-29 – “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.”
  • Philippians 3:10-11 – “I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.”
  • 1 Peter 1:21 – “Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.”
  • Acts 26:23 – “That the Messiah would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would bring the message of light to his own people and to the Gentiles.”

Comfort from God’s Presence Bible Verses for Funerals

  • Psalm 46:1 – “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
  • Isaiah 43:2 – “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
  • Deuteronomy 31:6 – “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
  • Psalm 139:7-10 – “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”
  • Isaiah 49:16 – “See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.”
  • Matthew 28:20 – “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
  • 2 Kings 20:5 – “I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the Lord.”
  • Psalm 73:23-24 – “Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.”
  • Psalm 48:14 – “For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.”
  • Joshua 1:9 – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

God’s Faithfulness Bible Verses for Funerals

  • Lamentations 3:22-23 – “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
  • Deuteronomy 7:9 – “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.”
  • Psalm 36:5 – “Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.”
  • 1 Corinthians 1:9 – “God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
  • Psalm 89:1 – “I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.”
  • Hebrews 10:23 – “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”
  • Psalm 91:4 – “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:3 – “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.”
  • Psalm 100:5 – “For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”
  • 1 Peter 4:19 – “So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.”

Strength in God Bible Verses for Funerals

  • Isaiah 40:29 – “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”
  • Psalm 46:1 – “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
  • Nehemiah 8:10 – “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
  • Isaiah 41:13 – “For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9 – “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
  • Psalm 29:11 – “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.”
  • Ephesians 6:10 – “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.”
  • Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
  • Habakkuk 3:19 – “The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.”
  • Psalm 18:32 – “It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.”

Joy in the Midst of Sorrow Bible Verses for Funerals

  • Psalm 30:5 – “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
  • 2 Corinthians 6:10 – “Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.”
  • Psalm 126:5 – “Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.”
  • Romans 12:12 – “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
  • John 16:22 – “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.”
  • Psalm 94:19 – “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
  • Isaiah 61:3 – “To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.”
  • Habakkuk 3:18 – “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.”
  • Philippians 2:17-18 – “But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.”

Love and Mourning Bible Verses for Funerals

  • Romans 12:15 – “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”
  • John 11:35 – “Jesus wept.”
  • 1 John 4:7 – “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”
  • Colossians 3:12-13 – “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
  • Proverbs 17:17 – “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.”
  • 1 Corinthians 13:6-7 – “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
  • Psalm 31:7 – “I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.”
  • 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – “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 receive from God.”
  • Ruth 1:16-17 – “But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.'”
  • Song of Songs 8:6-7 – “Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.”

Guidance and Direction Bible Verses for Funerals

  • Psalm 32:8 – “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”
  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
  • Isaiah 58:11 – “The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”
  • Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
  • Psalm 25:9 – “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.”
  • James 1:5 – “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
  • Psalm 37:23-24 – “The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.”
  • Proverbs 16:9 – “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”
  • Isaiah 42:16 – “I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.”
  • Psalm 119:105 – “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”

Faith and Trust Bible Verses for Funerals

  • Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
  • Proverbs 3:3-4 – “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.”
  • Mark 11:22 – “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered.”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:7 – “For we live by faith, not by sight.”
  • Psalm 20:7 – “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”
  • Romans 10:17 – “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.”
  • Hebrews 12:2 – “Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
  • 1 Peter 5:7 – “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
  • Matthew 21:22 – “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
  • Psalm 40:4 – “Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.”

Healing and Renewal Bible Verses for Funerals

  • Psalm 147:3 – “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
  • Isaiah 40:31 – “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
  • Jeremiah 17:14 – “Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.”
  • 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 – “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”
  • Malachi 4:2 – “But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.”
  • Isaiah 57:18-19 – “I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners, creating praise on their lips. Peace, peace, to those far and near,” says the Lord. “And I will heal them.””
  • Psalm 34:19 – “The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all;”
  • Revelation 22:2 – “Down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.”
  • Hosea 6:1 – “Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.”
  • Matthew 11:28-29 – “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Prayer and Invocation Bible Verses for Funerals

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:17 – “Pray continually,”
  • James 5:16 – “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
  • Philippians 4:6 – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
  • Ephesians 6:18 – “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
  • Matthew 6:6 – “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
  • Luke 18:1 – “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.”
  • Acts 12:5 – “So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.”
  • Colossians 4:2 – “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
  • Psalm 141:2 – “May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.”
  • Mark 11:24 – “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

Victory over Death Bible Verses for Funerals

  • 1 Corinthians 15:57 – “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
  • Romans 8:37 – “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
  • John 16:33 – “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
  • 1 John 5:4 – “For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”
  • Revelation 15:2 – “And I saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and over the number of its name. They held harps given them by God.”
  • Psalm 18:35 – “You make your saving help my shield, and your right hand sustains me; your help has made me great.”
  • Hebrews 2:14-15 – “Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil—”
  • 2 Timothy 1:10 – “But it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.”
  • 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.”
  • Hosea 13:14 – “I will deliver this people from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. Where, O death, are your plagues? Where, O grave, is your destruction?”

God’s Sovereignty Bible Verses for Funerals

  • Romans 8:28 – “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
  • Proverbs 19:21 – “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”
  • Isaiah 46:10 – “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’”
  • Ephesians 1:11 – “In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,”
  • Proverbs 16:4 – “The Lord works out everything to its proper end—even the wicked for a day of disaster.”
  • Job 42:2 – “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.”
  • Isaiah 55:11 – “So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”
  • Psalm 33:11 – “But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.”
  • Jeremiah 29:10 – “This is what the Lord says: ‘When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place.’”
  • Acts 2:23 – “This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross.”

Conclusion

As we reflect on these 160 Bible verses for funerals for mother, may they comfort and console those mourning a mother. These timeless Scriptures remind us of a mother’s enduring love. Let them strengthen us as we celebrate her life and cherish her memory in our hearts.

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