Throughout time, the wisdom and insight of culture has been passed on through the use of proverbs – short, pithy sayings offering truths and applications for daily living. Proverbs can help point the way through the difficult journey of grief.

Biblical Proverbs

Or acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair;
Proverbs 1:3


My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.
Proverbs 3:1-2


Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
Proverbs 3:16


My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.
Proverbs 3:21-22


Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.
Proverbs 4:10


Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.
Proverbs 4:23


For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD.
Proverbs 8:35


For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.
Proverbs 9:11


Ill-gotten treasures are of no value, but righteousness delivers from death.
Proverbs 10:2


The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
Proverbs 10:11


The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
Proverbs 10:27


Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
Proverbs 11:4


The truly righteous man attains life, but he who pursues evil goes to his death.
Proverbs 11:18


In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.
Proverbs 12:28


The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
Proverbs 13:14


The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
Proverbs 14:27


A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
Proverbs 14:30


When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge.
Proverbs 14:32


Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.
Proverbs 16:31


The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
Proverbs 19:23


Death and Destruction are never satisfied, and neither are the eyes of man.
Proverbs 27:20