Inspirational Bible Passages for Tombstone Inscriptions

If you are looking for an inspirational bible passage as the perfect inscription on a tombstone, here are several that might fit the bill.

Conquering Death
When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

I Corinthians 15:54

Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.

Psalm 90:10

They can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection.

Luke 20:36

Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”

I Corinthians 15:55*

*This verse in I Corinthians is a reference to the Old Testament:

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?

Hosea 13:14.

Victory in Jesus
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

Romans 8:1-2

We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

Romans 6:4

His master replied, "Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!"

Matthew 25:21

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.

Revelation 21:4

I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God.

Job 19:25-27

As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.

Psalm 17:15

But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself.

Psalm 49:15

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Matthew 5:8

Reward of Heaven
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?

John 14:2

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

If you would like to see other versions of these same verses, in other languages or English translations, I recommend using Bible Gateway. Just put the verse that you want into the search, and select the version you'd like. I've chosen to go with the New International Version, since it uses more contemporary language. If you'd like to go with a more tradtional sounding translation, pick the King James Version.

This selection of Bible passages is collected from some of my favorite verses, with suggestions from members of my family. Most of these I have not seen on headstones.

As I find more examples of good Bible verses on stones around Colorado, I will add them to this page.