Here are the 73 best Bible verses to use in sympathy cards to help express your condolences.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
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.
1 Thessalonians 4:13
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.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
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.
A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be comforted, because they are no more.
Sigh, but not aloud; make no mourning for the dead. Bind on your turban, and put your shoes on your feet; do not cover your lips, nor eat the bread of men.
1 John 3:2
Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
1 Peter 2:24
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
1 Samuel 30:4
Then David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept until they had no more strength to weep.
2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
2 Samuel 1:12
And they mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and for Jonathan his son and for the people of the Lord and for the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword.
2 Samuel 13:31
Then the king arose and tore his garments and lay on the earth. And all his servants who were standing by tore their garments.
2 Samuel 14:2
And Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead.
2 Samuel 15:30
But David went up the ascent of the Mount of Olives, weeping as he went, barefoot and with his head covered. And all the people who were with him covered their heads, and they went up, weeping as they went.
2 Samuel 18:33
And the king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. And as he went, he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!
2 Samuel 3:34
Your hands were not bound; your feet were not fettered; as one falls before the wicked you have fallen. And all the people wept again over him.
They are afraid also of what is high, and terrors are in the way; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags itself along, and desire fails, because man is going to his eternal home, and the mourners go about the streets—
The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
When the people heard this disastrous word, they mourned, and no one put on his ornaments.
And at the evening sacrifice I rose from my fasting, with my garment and my cloak torn, and fell upon my knees and spread out my hands to the Lord my God,
And Sarah died at Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.
They shall not pour drink offerings of wine to the Lord, and their sacrifices shall not please him. It shall be like mourners’ bread to them; all who eat of it shall be defiled; for their bread shall be for their hunger only; it shall not come to the house of the Lord.
He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken.
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
For the Lord comforts Zion; he comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song.
He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.
To proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
Judah mourns, and her gates languish; her people lament on the ground, and the cry of Jerusalem goes up.
Thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider, and call for the mourning women to come; send for the skillful women to come.
Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped.
And they sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great.
When the Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary rise quickly and go out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there.
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.
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
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.
You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.
And Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they cast lots to divide his garments.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
And when all the congregation saw that Aaron had perished, all the house of Israel wept for Aaron thirty days.
The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing, but the righteous finds refuge in his death.
This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, and he has not hidden his face from him, but has heard, when he cried to him.
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.
For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my iniquity, and my bones waste away.
The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; he is their stronghold in the time of trouble.
That this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.
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!
For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Some of the Best Religious Sympathy Messages to Use
I am praying for you to find healing through the Lord’s infinite love. Lend Him your worries and take comfort that He is always by your side.
Although we may not understand the tragedies in life, we are always in the Lord’s hands. We’re praying that you find healing comfort.
May you find strength and healing from the eternal love of our Lord God. He is with us even through our darkest hours.
Our family is praying for your healing. Know that the Lord is with you and keeps you in His light through times of darkness.
Please accept my deepest sympathies and know that my prayers are with you now and always. May God heal you in His infinite graces, and bless you with His love.
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