46 Scriptures on Life after Death (ESV)

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  1. Colossians 3:3 - "For you have died, and your..."
  2. John 11:26 - "and everyone who lives and believes..."
  3. Proverbs 18:21 - "Death and life are in the..."
  4. Hebrews 9:17 - "For a will takes effect only..."
  5. Proverbs 12:28 - "In the path of righteousness is..."
  6. Psalm 49:17 - "For when he dies he will..."
  7. John 11:25 - "Jesus said to her, "I am..."
  8. 2 Corinthians 4:12 - "So death is at work in..."
  9. Job 14:14 - "If a man dies, shall he..."
  10. Hebrews 9:27 - "And just as it is appointed..."
  11. Revelation 9:6 - "And in those days people will..."
  12. Revelation 20:5 - "The rest of the dead did..."
  13. 1 Corinthians 15:21 - "For as by a man came..."
  14. Leviticus 24:17 - ""Whoever takes a human life shall..."
  15. Romans 14:9 - "For to this end Christ died..."
  16. Hebrews 2:15 - "and deliver all those who through..."
  17. Romans 8:13 - "For if you live according to..."
  18. Genesis 5:5 - "Thus all the days that Adam..."
  19. Romans 14:8 - "If we live, we live to..."
  20. Romans 8:6 - "To set the mind on the..."
  21. Psalm 89:48 - "What man can live and never..."
  22. Matthew 22:23 - "The same day Sadducees came to..."
  23. Revelation 20:14 - "Then Death and Hades were thrown..."
  24. Romans 6:23 - "For the wages of sin is..."
  25. 1 Corinthians 15:26 - "The last enemy to be destroyed..."
  26. Hebrews 11:35 - "Women received back their dead by..."
  27. Romans 8:10 - "But if Christ is in you,..."
  28. Revelation 14:13 - "And I heard a voice from..."
  29. Philippians 1:21 - "For to me to live is..."
  30. Deuteronomy 30:15 - ""See, I have set before you..."
  31. Revelation 1:18 - "and the living one. I died,..."
  32. Deuteronomy 30:19 - "I call heaven and earth to..."
  33. Psalm 116:15 - "Precious in the sight of the..."
  34. Ecclesiastes 7:1 - "A good name is better than..."
  35. Deuteronomy 32:39 - ""'See now that I, even I,..."
  36. Genesis 9:29 - "All the days of Noah were..."
  37. 1 John 3:14 - "We know that we have passed..."
  38. 1 Samuel 2:6 - "The LORD kills and brings to..."
  39. Romans 8:2 - "For the law of the Spirit..."
  40. Ecclesiastes 9:5 - "For the living know that they..."
  41. Jeremiah 21:8 - ""And to this people you shall..."
  42. 1 Thessalonians 4:14 - "For since we believe that Jesus..."
  43. 1 Corinthians 15:4 - "that he was buried, that he..."
  44. Luke 20:36 - "for they cannot die anymore, because..."
  45. Romans 6:8 - "Now if we have died with..."
  46. Matthew 27:53 - "and coming out of the tombs..."

1. Colossians 3:3

3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

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2. John 11:26

26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?"

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3. Proverbs 18:21

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

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4. Hebrews 9:17

17 For a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive.

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5. Proverbs 12:28

28 In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.

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6. Psalm 49:17

17 For when he dies he will carry nothing away; his glory will not go down after him.

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7. John 11:25

25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,

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8. 2 Corinthians 4:12

12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.

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9. Job 14:14

14 If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my service I would wait, till my renewal should come.

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10. Hebrews 9:27

27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,

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11. Revelation 9:6

6 And in those days people will seek death and will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them.

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12. Revelation 20:5

5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection.

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13. 1 Corinthians 15:21

21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.

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14. Leviticus 24:17

17 "Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death.

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15. Romans 14:9

9 For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

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16. Hebrews 2:15

15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.

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17. Romans 8:13

13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

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18. Genesis 5:5

5 Thus all the days that Adam lived were 930 years, and he died.

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19. Romans 14:8

8 If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.

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20. Romans 8:6

6 To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

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21. Psalm 89:48

48 What man can live and never see death? Who can deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah

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22. Matthew 22:23

23 The same day Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection, and they asked him a question,

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23. Revelation 20:14

14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.

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24. Romans 6:23

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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25. 1 Corinthians 15:26

26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

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26. Hebrews 11:35

35 Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life.

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27. Romans 8:10

10 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

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28. Revelation 14:13

13 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!"

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29. Philippians 1:21

21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

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30. Deuteronomy 30:15

15 "See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil.

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31. Revelation 1:18

18 and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.

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32. Deuteronomy 30:19

19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live,

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33. Psalm 116:15

15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

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34. Ecclesiastes 7:1

1 A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.

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35. Deuteronomy 32:39

39 "'See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god beside me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand.

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36. Genesis 9:29

29 All the days of Noah were 950 years, and he died.

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37. 1 John 3:14

14 We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.

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38. 1 Samuel 2:6

6 The LORD kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up.

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39. Romans 8:2

2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

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40. Ecclesiastes 9:5

5 For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.

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41. Jeremiah 21:8

8 "And to this people you shall say: 'Thus says the LORD: Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.

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42. 1 Thessalonians 4:14

14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

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43. 1 Corinthians 15:4

4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,

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44. Luke 20:36

36 for they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

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45. Romans 6:8

8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.

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46. Matthew 27:53

53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 49:17
  2. Psalm 89:48
  3. Psalm 116:15
  4. Genesis 5:5
  5. Genesis 9:29
  6. Leviticus 24:17
  7. Deuteronomy 30:15
  8. Deuteronomy 30:19
  9. Deuteronomy 32:39
  10. 1 Samuel 2:6
  11. Job 14:14
  12. Proverbs 12:28
  13. Proverbs 18:21
  14. Ecclesiastes 7:1
  15. Ecclesiastes 9:5
  16. Jeremiah 21:8
  17. Matthew 22:23
  18. Matthew 27:53
  19. Luke 20:36
  20. John 11:25
  21. John 11:26
  22. 1 John 3:14
  23. Romans 6:8
  24. Romans 6:23
  25. Romans 8:2
  26. Romans 8:6
  27. Romans 8:10
  28. Romans 8:13
  29. Romans 14:8
  30. Romans 14:9
  31. 1 Corinthians 15:4
  32. 1 Corinthians 15:21
  33. 1 Corinthians 15:26
  34. 2 Corinthians 4:12
  35. Philippians 1:21
  36. Colossians 3:3
  37. 1 Thessalonians 4:14
  38. Hebrews 2:15
  39. Hebrews 9:17
  40. Hebrews 9:27
  41. Hebrews 11:35
  42. Revelation 1:18
  43. Revelation 9:6
  44. Revelation 14:13
  45. Revelation 20:5
  46. Revelation 20:14

Psalm 49:17

17 For when he dies he will carry nothing away; his glory will not go down after him.

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Psalm 89:48

48 What man can live and never see death? Who can deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah

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Psalm 116:15

15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

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Genesis 5:5

5 Thus all the days that Adam lived were 930 years, and he died.

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Genesis 9:29

29 All the days of Noah were 950 years, and he died.

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Leviticus 24:17

17 "Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death.

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Deuteronomy 30:15

15 "See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil.

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Deuteronomy 30:19

19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live,

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Deuteronomy 32:39

39 "'See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god beside me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand.

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1 Samuel 2:6

6 The LORD kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up.

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Job 14:14

14 If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my service I would wait, till my renewal should come.

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Proverbs 12:28

28 In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.

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Proverbs 18:21

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

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Ecclesiastes 7:1

1 A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.

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Ecclesiastes 9:5

5 For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.

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Jeremiah 21:8

8 "And to this people you shall say: 'Thus says the LORD: Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.

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Matthew 22:23

23 The same day Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection, and they asked him a question,

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Matthew 27:53

53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.

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Luke 20:36

36 for they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

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John 11:25

25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,

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John 11:26

26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?"

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1 John 3:14

14 We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.

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Romans 6:8

8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.

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Romans 6:23

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Romans 8:2

2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

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Romans 8:6

6 To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

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Romans 8:10

10 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

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Romans 8:13

13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

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Romans 14:8

8 If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.

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Romans 14:9

9 For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

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1 Corinthians 15:4

4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,

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1 Corinthians 15:21

21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.

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1 Corinthians 15:26

26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

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2 Corinthians 4:12

12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.

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Philippians 1:21

21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

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Colossians 3:3

3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

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1 Thessalonians 4:14

14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

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Hebrews 2:15

15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.

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Hebrews 9:17

17 For a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive.

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Hebrews 9:27

27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,

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Hebrews 11:35

35 Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life.

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Revelation 1:18

18 and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.

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Revelation 9:6

6 And in those days people will seek death and will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them.

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Revelation 14:13

13 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!"

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Revelation 20:5

5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection.

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Revelation 20:14

14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.

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