Funeral Readings

Funeral Readings

Old Testament Readings      Descriptions      Ref. #    
  1. Job 19:1, 23-27     "...I know that my Vindicator lives..."     789,1
  2. Ecclesiastes 3:1-11      "...A time to be born, a time to die..."      453
  3. Ecclesiastes 11:9--12:8      "...Before the silver cord is snapped..."      454
  4. Song of Solomon 2:8-14      "...Arise my beloved, my beautiful one, and come!..."      198
  5. Wisdom 1:13-15, 2:23f      "...God did not make death, nor does he rejoice..."      99
  6. Wisdom 3:1-9      "...God did not make death, nor does he rejoice..."      84
  7. Wisdom 4:7-15      "...The just man, though he die early, shall be at rest..."      85
  8. Sirach 1:1-10       "...All wisdom comes from the LORD..."       341
  9. Sirach 2:1-11       "...in fire gold is tested....Compassionate is the Lord..."       342
  10. Sirach 44:1, 10-15       "...Now will I praise those godly men,..."       606
  11. Isaiah 25:6a, 7-9       "...he will destroy death forever..."       789,4
  12. Isaiah 26:7-19       "...your dead shall live, their corpses shall rise..."       392
  13. Isaiah 35:1-10       "...Here is your God, he comes with vindication..."       182
  14. Isaiah 40:1-11       "Comfort...to my people..."       183
  15. Isaiah 40:25-31       "...Though youths stagger and fall...they will soar..."       184
  16. Jeremiah 17:5-10       "...I, the Lord, alone probe the mind and test the heart..."       234
  17. Lamentations 3:17-26       "...My portion is the Lord, says my soul..."       789,5
  18. Ezekiel 37:12-14       "O my people, I will open your graves and have you rise..."       34
  19. Daniel 12:1-3       "...the wise shall shine brightly..."       789,6
  20. Micah 7:7-9       "...though I sit in darkness, the Lord is my light..."       244
  21. Zephaniah 3:14-18       "...Shout for joy...the Lord has removed the judgment..."       9
  22. Malachi 3:13-20       "...And a record book was written before him..."       464
  23. 2 Maccabees 12:43-46       "...he made atonement for the dead..."       789,7
New Testament Readings      Descriptions      Ref. #    
  1. Romans 5:1-5       "...We know that affliction makes for endurance..."       167
  2. Romans 8:1-11       "...he...will bring your mortal bodies to life..."       478
  3. Romans 8:26-30       "...God makes all things work together for the good..."       481
  4. Romans 10:8-13       " No one who believes in him will be put to shame..."       24
  5. Romans 11:33-36       "...How deep are the riches and the wisdom...of God..."       122
  6. 1 Corinthians 1:22-25       "God's folly is wiser than men,...weakness, more powerful"       29
  7. 1 Corinthians 1:26-31       "...Let him who would boast, boast in the Lord..."       430
  8. 1 Corinthians 2:6-10       "...Eye has not seen, ear..heard...what God has prepared.."       77
  9. 1 Corinthians 15:12-20       "...if Christ was not raised, your faith is worthless..."       79
  10. 2 Corinthians 4:6-10       "...this treasure we possess in earthen vessels..."       87
  11. 2 Corinthians 5:14-17       "...The old order has passed away; now all is new!"       603
  12. Ephesians 1:3-10       "...he likewise predestined us...to be his sons..."       105
  13. Ephesians 1:11-14       "...In Christ we were chosen..."       471
  14. Ephesians 2:4-10       "...By this favor you were saved... not your own doing"       32
  15. Philippians 3:8-14       "...I run toward the prize to which God calls me..."       36
  16. Colossians 3:1-4       "...After all, you have died! Your life is hidden now..."       43
  17. Colossians 3:12-24       "...you will receive an inheritance from him..."       785,11
  18. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11       "...We belong neither to darkness nor to night..."       432
  19. 2 Timothy 1:8-10       "Bear your share of the hardship...He has robbed death..."       25
  20. 2 Timothy 4:6-18       "... I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race.."       591
  21. Titus 2:11-14       "...he who sacrificed himself for us, to redeem us..."       15
  22. Titus 3:4-7       "...he saved us, not because of any righteous deeds..."       15
  23. Hebrews 4:12-16       "...Nothing is concealed from him;...let us hold fast..."       310
  24. Hebrews 5:7-9       "...he learned obedience from what he suffered..."       35
  25. Hebrews 12:18-24       "...you have drawn near to...the heavenly Jerusalem..."       121
  26. James 5:7-10       "Be patient,...until the coming of the Lord..."       7
  27. 1 Peter 1:3-9       "...you may for a time have to suffer...faith...fire-tried gold"       44
  28. 2 Peter 3:12-17       "...Look for the coming of the day of God..."       354
  29. 1 John 5:1-5       "...Who, then, is conqueror of the world?..."       560
  30. Revelation 22:12ff       "...I am the Alpha and the Omega....Come, Lord Jesus..."       62
Gospel Readings      Descriptions        Ref. #           
  1. Matthew 5:1-12a        "The Eight Beatitudes" 128
  2. Matthew 11:25-30        "come to me . . . and I will give you rest."        129
  3. Matthew 18:19-20        "For where two or three are gathered together in my name"  
  4. Matthew 25:1-13        "Look. The bridegroom comes. Go out to meet him"        130
  5. Matthew 25:31-46        "Come, you whom my Father has blessed"        131
  6. Mark 10:13-16        "Let the children come to me"  
  7. Mark 13:33-37        "...you do not know when the appointed time will come."        3
  8. Mark 15:33-46        "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"  
  9. Mark 15:33--16:6        "Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last"        132
  10. Luke 7:11-17        "Young man, I say to you, arise."        133
  11. Luke 12:35-40        "Be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect,..."        134
  12. Luke 20:34-38        "They can no longer die, for they are like angels"  
  13. Luke 23:33-43        "Today you will be with me in paradise."        135
  14. Luke 23:44--24:6a        "Father, I put my life in your hands."        136
  15. Luke 24:13-35        "Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer..."        137
  16. Luke 24:13-35        "Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer..."        137
  17. John 5:24-29        "Whoever hears my word and believes has passed from..."
  18. John 6:37-40        "All who believe in the Son will have eternal life..."        138
  19. John 6:51-58        "All who eat this bread will live for ever...."        139
  20. John 11:17-27        "I am the resurrection and the life."        140
  21. John 11:32-45        "Lazarus, come out."        141
  22. John 12:23-28        "If a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies..."        142
  23. John 14:1-6        "There are many rooms in my Father's house."        143
  24. John 17:24-26        "Father, I want those you have given me to be with me..."        144
  25. John 19:17-30        "Jesus bowed his head and gave up his spirits."  
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