When you buy a headstone, you need to think about some good epitaphs. By an epitaph it means some meaningful words about a loved one that can be engraved on a headstone. Most of the times family members and close friends of the deceased are confused regarding what type of an epitaph should be used on a headstone.
When choosing a headstone epitaph, try to include something that shows your feelings and emotions towards the deceased. The simplest epitaph can be the name of the departed soul along with the time of birth and death. But instead of such a simple epitaph it is better to use some popular biblical verses. Well, when it comes to biblical versus there are so many to consider that anyone can get confused regarding which one to choose.
Some popular bible verses that can be used on headstones are:
“And the sea gave up the dead who were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead who were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.”- Revelation 20:13
“But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.”- Revelation 10:7
“And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.”- 2 Thessalonians 2:8
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.”- Romans 5:12
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.”- John 5:25
“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
“Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.”- John 15:13
“And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” – Matthew 24:30
“And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”- Matthew 24:22
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”- Matthew 11:28
“The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.”- Psalms 115:17
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.”- Psalm 91:1
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end.”- Lamentations 3:22
“Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”- Hebrews 11:1
“Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.”- Revelation 2:10
To conclude, these are just few examples of bible verses that can be used as an epitaph on a headstone. You can get many more ideas by just walking through a cemetery and looking around other headstones installed there or by having a discussion with other family members and close friends. When selecting an appropriate bible verse, try to think it as a great way to honor the life of the deceased. This way you will never go wrong in making a good decision.