Scriptures on Death of a Child

The death of a child is one of the worst catastrophes that can happen to a parent. Nobody wants to outlive their children. When this tragedy occurs, people are faced with some of the most devastating and difficult questions about God and faith that will ever be encountered. Though God has not seen fit to provide us with all the answers to these questions, some of the Scriptures below about the death of children may be helpful in such times.

Death of  a Child

Scriptures on the Death of a Child

If you want to know what Scripture says about the death of a child and how to handle it, here are some good Bible verses to provide peace and comfort during this time.

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John 3:16-17

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

John 14:1-3

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

Deuteronomy 24:16

Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor shall the children be put to death for their fathers; a person shall be put to death for his own sin.

Genesis 21:16

Then she went and sat down across from him at a distance of about a bowshot; for she said to herself, “Let me not see the death of the boy.” So she sat opposite him, and lifted her voice and wept.

2 Samuel 12:23

But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.


Scriptural Books on the Death of a Child

Here are some helpful books for learning more about what Scripture teaches about the Death of a Child. Click on a book below to see pricing and reviews.

Safe in the Arms of God
Grieving the Child I Never Knew
Mommy, Please Don't Cry
After the Death of a Child