Selected Bible Verses for Urn Inscription

When putting an inscription on an urn or an epitaph on a headstone, you need to be very careful in selecting the words as it should be of significance, brevity, and relevance. This is why choosing a few words to memorialize the life of a loved one is often considered as a very challenging task.


If you would like to honor the religious faith of a loved one then the task becomes little easy as there are several Bible verses that you can choose. By inscribing a Bible verse on the urn or headstone, the significance of the quotation is already inherent as the Bible is the Word of God.

There are several Bible verses that will fit on most cremation urns and memorial headstones in a readable font size. But when choosing a Bible verse, try to find one that relates to the individual’s life and faith.

Here are some verses that you can choose:

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. – Deuteronomy 6:4 (KVJ, NLT)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. – Psalm 23:1 (KJV, NLT)

I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. – Psalm 23:6 (KJV, NLT)

Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust. – Psalm 40:4 (KJV, NLT)

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. – Psalm 46:1 (KJV, NLT)

Be still, and know that I am God. – Psalm 46:10 (KJV, NLT)

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. – Psalm 91:1 (KJV, NLT)

The Lord is near to all who call on him. – Psalm 145:18 (KJV, NLT)

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end. – Lamentations 3:22 (KJV, NLT)

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. – Matthew 5:8 (KJV, NLT)

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. – Matthew 11:28 (KJV, NLT)

Well done, good and faithful servant. – Matthew 25:21 (KJV, NLT)

Well done, good and faithful servant… Enter into the joy of your master.- Matthew 25:21 (KJV, NLT)

Not my will, but yours, be done – Luke 22:42 (KJV, NLT)

Whoever believes in him may have eternal life. – John 3:15 (KJV, NLT)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16 (KJV, NLT)

Whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. – John 5:24 (KJV, NLT)

You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. – John 8:32 (KJV, NLT)

I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.- John 10:10 (KJV, NLT)

I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live. – John 11:25(KJV, NLT)

I am the way, and the truth, and the life.- John 14:6(KJV, NLT)

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.- John 15:13 (KJV, NLT)

Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. – Acts 16:31 (KJV, NLT)

God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8 (KJV, NLT)

We know that for those who love God all things work together for good.- Romans 8:28 (KJV, NLT)

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. – Romans 10:13 (KJV, NLT)

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. – II Corinthians 5:17 (KJV, NLT)

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. – Galatians 2:20 (KJV, NLT)

For by grace you have been saved through faith. – Ephesians 2:8 (KJV, NLT)

To live is Christ, and to die is gain. -Philippians 1:21 (KJV, NLT)

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. – Hebrews 11:1 (KJV, NLT)

God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. – I John 4:16 (KJV, NLT)

God is love. – I John 4:16 (KJV, NLT)

Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. – Revelation 2:10 (KJV, NLT)

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