Bible Inscriptions

Example Epitaphs from the Bible

Looking for inspiration to add an epitaph from the bible to a personalized headstone?

Bible verses have been used on headstones for centuries and choosing one today is both timeless and traditional.  These verses can be both comforting, uplifting and can be a personal way of reflecting on the Christian character of a person.

Verses can have special meaning to many churchgoers and for those not familiar with them, they can easily go home and look the verse up.


Bible verse epitaph ideas:

  • All things work together for good to them that love God. (Romans 8: 28)
  • And now abide Faith, Hope, Love, These Three; but the greatest of these is Love-1 Corinthians 13:13
  • Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. (Matthew 7:7)
  • Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. Ephesians 2:10
  • Believe in Him to life everlasting. (1 Timothy 1: 16)
  • Believe on Him to life everlasting. (1 Timothy 1:16)
  • Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. (Revelation 2: 10)
  • Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. (Matthew 5: 8)
  • Blessed are they that have not seen and have yet believed (John 20:29)
  • Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. (Matthew 5:4)
  • Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord (James 3:10)
  • Blessed is the man that maketh the Lord his trust. (Psalm 40: 4)
  • But the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23)
  • 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 (Isaiah 40:31)
  • Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28)
  • Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. (John 14:1)
  • For by grace you have been saved through faith. (Ephesians 2:8)
  • For of such is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 19: 14)
  • For with Thee is the fountain of life: in the light shall we see light. (Psalm 36: 9)
  • God is love: and He that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. (1 John 4: 16)
  • God will provide (Genesis 22:8)
  • He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3)
  • He shall receive in the world to come eternal life. (Mark 10:30)
  • He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life. (John 3: 16)
  • He that endureth to the end shall be saved. (Matthew 10: 22)
  • I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last (Revelation 22:13)
  • I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkenss, but will have the light of life. (John 8:12)
  • I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies. (John 11:25)
  • I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. (11 Timothy)
  • I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. (II Timothy 1: 7)
  • In him was life; and the life was the light of men (John 1:4)
  • In the hand of God. (Ecclesiastes 9:1)
  • I rejoice in thy salvation. (1 Samuel 2: 1)
  • I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6
  • I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears – Psalms 34:4
  • I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. (Philippians 1: 3)
  • Love never fails. (1 Corinthians)
  • Not my will, but Thine be done (Luke 22:42)
  • Sleep on now, and take your rest. (Matthew 26: 45)
  • So you have pain now; but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy from you (John 16:22)
  • The Father is in me, and I in Him (John 10:38)
  • The gift of God is eternal life (Romans 6:23)
  • The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5)
  • The Lord hath given him rest from all his enemies. (II Samuel 7: 1)
  • The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom sall I be afraid? (Psalms 27:1)
  • The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. (23rd Psalm)
  • The Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent, one from the other. (Genesis 31: 49)
  • The righteous shall go into life eternal (Matthew 25:46)
  • This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad (Psalm 118:24)
  • This is the promise…the life everlasting. (John 2: 25)
  • Thy remembrance shall endure into all generations (102nd Psalm)
  • To live is Christ; and to die is gain (Philippians 1:21)
  • Well done, thou good and faithful servant. (Matthew 25: 21)
  • Whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:15)
  • Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (Psalm 23:4)


If you are interested in any of these bible verses and would like to check for other versions, you can do easily do so on Bible Gateway.


For advice about personalizing a headstone for a loved one, do not hesitate to contact Buzzi Memorials.