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41 Must Read Memorial Day Bible Verses Today

If you’ve never been to a military farewell before a unit deploys, I’ll set the scene.

Mom wouldn’t let my younger brother out of her sight. Most moms were holding tightly to their boys.

Even children were clinging to their dad’s legs.

Older men were holding back tears and younger men were cheering for each other.

There was a mix of emotions as we prepared to say goodbye to this National Guard troop. They were in the Middle East for nearly 2 years.

My parents did everything they could to support their son and his troop. Even sending him overseas with – a pocket sized Bible.

A pair of worn military boots with dog tags hanging on the laces, placed on grass with an American flag and Memorial Day bible verses in the blurred background.

41 Must Read Memorial Day Bible Verses Today

I don’t know if he ever read it.

But I do know that Memorial Day is a special holiday for the families of those who have served and sacrificed.

It’s a day to remember the brave men and women who gave their lives in service to our country.

And what better way to honor their sacrifice than by reflecting on some powerful Memorial Day Bible verses?

You can read and reflect on these verses by yourself or share them with the people these men and women left behind.

Because nothing says “thinking of your loved one” than a visit, a gentle touch on the hand, and sharing some soul-comforting scriptures from God’s word.

An image of the American flag with a Memorial Day quote on a gray background that reads "John 15:13 'Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.'

John 15:13 – “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”

Psalm 116:15 – “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”

Hebrews 13:18 – “Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.”

John 10:18 – “No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.”

Romans 5:8 – “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Proverbs 10:7 – “The memory of the righteous is a blessing.”

An image showing a part of the American flag with a memorial day bible verse from 1 Corinthians 15:57 quoted on a beige background. The text discusses victory over death through Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:54-57 – “When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:

“Death is swallowed up in victory.”

“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 4:7 – “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

Matthew 5:4 – “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

A motivational quote from Joshua 1:9 on a background featuring an artistically draped American flag, highlighting themes of strength, courage, and divine guidance for Memorial Day.

Joshua 1:9 – “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goes.”

Isaiah 57:1-2 – “The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart; devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from calamity; he enters into peace; they rest in their beds who walk in their uprightness.”

Psalms 1 – “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.”

“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”

“The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.”

“Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.”

“For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”

A motivational quote from Joshua 1:9 on a background featuring an artistically draped American flag, highlighting themes of strength, courage, and divine guidance for Memorial Day.

Romans 12:9-13 – “Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another.”

“Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord. Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer. Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.”

Hebrews 4:12 – “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

John 14:2-3 – ” 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 unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

2 Timothy 2:3 – “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”

Ephesians 6:13-15 – “Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness. And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.”

Psalm 144:1 – “Blessed be the Lord my strength which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.”

1 Corinthians 15:58 – “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”

Psalm 82:3-4 – “Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.”

An artistic image featuring a draped American flag with a Memorial Day Bible verse from Isaiah 6:8, "Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, Here am I; send me.

Isaiah 6:8 – “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”

Psalm 23 – “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters.”

“He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 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.”

“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”

Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Romans 5:3-5 – “And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience. And patience, experience; and experience, hope. And hope makes not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”

John 14:27 – “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Ephesians 4:2 – “With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love.”

Philippians 2:3-4 – “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.”

Exodus 13:3 – “And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten.”

An image showing a draped American flag as a background with a Memorial Day Bible verse from Isaiah 49:16 layered over it in a stylish font, presented on a beige rectangle.

Isaiah 49:16 – “Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.”

Romans 12:1 – “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”

1 Corinthians 15:22 – “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”

Psalm 46:1 – “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

Psalms 34:18 – “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”

Isaiah 66:12 – “For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.”

An image showing a section of the American flag with stars and stripes beside a Memorial Day Bible verse from Psalms 55:22, "Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee; He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Psalms 55:22 – “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”

Micah 7:8 – “Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.”

Psalms 116:15 – “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”

1 Corinthians 16:13 – “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.”

Psalm 46:7 – “The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.”

Philippians 4:8 – “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

The image shows an American flag draped elegantly with a Memorial Day-themed Bible verse from Psalm 46:10 overlaid, stating, "Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Psalm 46:10 – “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

These verses remind us of the selflessness, bravery, and sacrifice displayed by those who have served our country. They also offer comfort and hope for those left behind.

As we remember and honor our fallen heroes on Memorial Day, let us also take time to reflect on these powerful words from the Bible.

Be sure to share these verses with those who have lost loved ones in service to our country, as well as with those who are currently serving.

Let us never forget the ultimate sacrifice made by these brave men and women, and may we strive to live up to their example of love, courage, and faith.

And let us also remember that death is not the end for those who believe in Jesus Christ.

Do you have a favorite Bible verse that reminds you of our fallen heroes? Share it with us in the comments and I’ll add your verse to our list.

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