30 Important Bible Verses About Saying Goodbye

Saying goodbye is never easy, but the Bible offers verses that bring comfort and hope to those facing separation and loss. Let’s uncover these verses that assure us of God’s presence and promise to reunite us with loved ones in His eternal kingdom.

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Bible Verses About Saying Goodbye

Genesis 31:55 – Jacob Bids Farewell to Laban

“Early the next morning Laban kissed his grandchildren and his daughters and blessed them. Then he left and returned home.”

Genesis 45:28 – Joseph and Jacob Reunite

“Israel said, “I’m convinced! My son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.””

Exodus 4:18 – Moses Says Goodbye to Jethro

“Then Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, “Let me return to my own people in Egypt to see if any of them are still alive.””

Numbers 10:29 – Hobab Refuses to Say Goodbye

“Moses said to Hobab son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses’ father-in-law, “We are setting out for the place about which the LORD said, ‘I will give it to you.’ Come with us and we will treat you well, for the LORD has promised good things to Israel.””

Joshua 1:16 – The Israelites Say Goodbye to Joshua

“Then they answered Joshua, “Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.”

Ruth 1:14 – Orpah Bids Farewell to Naomi

“At this they wept aloud again. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in-law goodbye, but Ruth clung to her.”

1 Samuel 20:41 – David and Jonathan Say Goodbye

“After the boy had gone, David got up from the south side of the stone and bowed down before Jonathan three times, with his face to the ground. Then they kissed each other and wept together—but David wept the most.”

2 Kings 5:19 – Elisha Bids Farewell to Naaman

“Elisha said to him, “Go in peace.” After Naaman had traveled some distance,”

2 Kings 7:9 – The Lepers Say Goodbye

“Then they said to each other, “What we’re doing is not right. This is a day of good news and we are keeping it to ourselves. If we wait until daylight, punishment will overtake us. Let’s go at once and report this to the royal palace.””

Ezra 8:21 – Ezra Refuses an Escort

“There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions. I was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers and horsemen to protect us from enemies on the road, because we had told the king, “The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to him, but his great anger is against all who forsake him.””

Esther 4:16 – Esther Prepares to Say Goodbye

““Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.””

Job 1:5 – Job’s Children Say Goodbye

“When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would make arrangements for them to be purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular custom.”

Psalm 6:8 – Saying Goodbye to Sorrow

“Away from me, all you who do evil, for the LORD has heard my weeping.”

Proverbs 10:28 – The Hopes of the Righteous

“The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.”

Ecclesiastes 7:4 – Goodbye to the Living

“The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.”

Isaiah 43:18 – Forgetting the Past

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.”

Jeremiah 22:10 – Goodbye to the Exile

“Do not weep for the dead king or mourn his loss; rather, weep bitterly for him who is exiled, because he will never return nor see his native land again.”

Ezekiel 3:14 – Saying Goodbye to the Spirit

“The Spirit then lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness and in the anger of my spirit, with the strong hand of the LORD on me.”

Amos 7:16 – Amos’ Word to the King

“Now then, hear the word of the LORD. You say, ‘Do not prophesy against Israel, and stop preaching against the descendants of Isaac.’”

Matthew 26:38 – Jesus’ Gethsemane Farewell

“Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.””

Mark 14:62 – Jesus’ Words to the High Priest

““I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.””

Luke 9:61 – Jesus’ Instructions to His Disciple

“Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.””

John 14:27 – Jesus’ Parting Words

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Acts 20:25 – Paul’s Farewell to the Ephesian Elders

“Now I know that none of you among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom will ever see me again.”

Romans 13:12 – The Night is Near

“The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.”

1 Corinthians 15:58 – Holding Firm to the Faith

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

2 Corinthians 13:11 – Farewell from Paul

“Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.”

Galatians 6:17 – Paul’s Last Words

“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”

Ephesians 6:18 – Praying in the Spirit

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”

Philippians 4:9 – The God of Peace

“Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”

Colossians 3:15 – The Peace of Christ

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”

1 Thessalonians 5:23 – Sanctification and Preservation

“May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

2 Thessalonians 2:16 – Encouragement and Good Hope

“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope,”

1 Timothy 1:2 – Grace, Mercy, and Peace

“To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.”

2 Timothy 2:22 – Flee from Evil Desires

“Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”

Titus 3:15 – Farewell from Paul to Titus

“Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all.”

Philemon 1:25 – Final Greetings

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.”

Hebrews 13:20 – God of Peace

“Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,”

James 3:18 – Sowing in Peace

“Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.”

1 Peter 3:11 – Pursue Peace

“They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.”

2 Peter 1:2 – Grace and Peace

“Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.”

1 John 1:3 – Fellowship in the Light

“We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.”

2 John 1:3 – Grace, Mercy, and Peace

“Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.”

3 John 1:15 – Farewell from John

“Peace to you. The friends here send their greetings. Greet the friends there by name.”

Jude 1:2 – Mercy, Peace, and Love

“Mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance.”

Revelation 22:21 – Final Blessing

“The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.”

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