Funeral Scriptures

The worship service usually has three readings from the Bible; at least one should be a text from one of the four Gospels. A funeral is a gathering of believers who assemble to hear good news from God’s Word. The pastor will want to know if you have favorite passages. To assist you, below you will find possible selections.

Old Testiment

Job 19:23-27
Psalm 23
Psalm 27:1, 4-9a, 13-14
Psalm 42:1-7
Psalm 46:1-7
Psalm 90
Psalm 103
Psalm 118:5-9, 13-17, 19-20
Psalm 121
Psalm 130
Psalm 139:1-12
Psalm 142:1-6  
Psalm 143
Psalm 146
Ecclesiastes 3:1-12
Isaiah 25:6-9
Isaiah 26:1-4, 19
Isaiah 40:1-11, 28-31
Isaiah 41:10
Isaiah 43:1-3a, 5-7
Isaiah 49:13b-16a
Isaiah 55:1-3, 6-13
Isaiah 61:1-3
Isaiah 65:17-20, 23-25
Isaiah 66:10-14
Jeremiah 31:8-31
Lamentations 3:22-26, 31-33
Joel 2:12-13, 23-24, 26-29

New Testiment

Romans 5:1-11
Romans 6:3-9
Romans 8:26-27
Romans 8:31-35, 37-39
Romans 14:7-9
1 Corinthians 15:12-26
1 Corinthians 15:51-57
2 Corinthians 4:7-18
2 Corinthians 5:1-8
Ephesians 1:11—2:1, 4-10
Philippians 3:20-21
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14, 18
Hebrews 12:1-2
1 Peter 1:3-9
1 John 3:1-2
Revelation 1:17-18
Revelation 7:9-17
Revelation 14:13
Revelation 21:1-7
Revelation 22:1-5

Gospel Reading

Matthew 5:1-10
Matthew 11:25-30
Mark 16:1-7
Luke 18:15-17
Luke 24:1-9, 36-43
John 1:1-5, 9-14
John 3:16
John 6:37-40
John 10:11-16
John 10:27-29
John 11:21-27
John 12:23-26
John 14:1-6, 25-27
John 20:30-31

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