100 Bible Verses about Old Age

Isaiah 46:4 ESV / 495 helpful votes 

Even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.

Job 12:12 ESV / 476 helpful votes 

Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days.

Psalm 92:14 ESV / 406 helpful votes 

They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green,

Psalm 71:18 ESV / 352 helpful votes 

So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.

Psalm 71:9 ESV / 313 helpful votes 

Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent.

Leviticus 19:32 ESV / 260 helpful votes 

“You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.

Proverbs 20:29 ESV / 258 helpful votes 

The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.

2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV / 220 helpful votes 

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.

Proverbs 17:6 ESV / 207 helpful votes 

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 204 helpful votes 

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Psalm 90:10 ESV / 200 helpful votes 

The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.

Psalm 37:25 ESV / 189 helpful votes 

I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread.

Titus 2:2 ESV / 171 helpful votes 

Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.

Job 5:26 ESV / 168 helpful votes 

You shall come to your grave in ripe old age, like a sheaf gathered up in its season.

Job 32:7 ESV / 148 helpful votes 

I said, ‘Let days speak, and many years teach wisdom.’

Titus 2:3 ESV / 147 helpful votes 

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good,

Genesis 6:3 ESV / 143 helpful votes 

Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.”

Proverbs 23:22 ESV / 140 helpful votes 

Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.

Deuteronomy 34:7 ESV / 135 helpful votes 

Moses was 120 years old when he died. His eye was undimmed, and his vigor unabated.

Genesis 15:15 ESV / 133 helpful votes 

As for yourself, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age.

Isaiah 40:29 ESV / 123 helpful votes 

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.

Psalm 91:16 ESV / 123 helpful votes 

With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

Job 11:17 ESV / 122 helpful votes 

And your life will be brighter than the noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.

Philemon 1:9 ESV / 120 helpful votes 

Yet for love's sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus—

Ruth 4:15 ESV / 118 helpful votes 

He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age, for your daughter-in-law who loves you, who is more to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.”

Psalm 71:17-18 ESV / 110 helpful votes 

O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.

Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 ESV / 109 helpful votes 

Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”; before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars are darkened and the clouds return after the rain, in the day when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men are bent, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those who look through the windows are dimmed, and the doors on the street are shut—when the sound of the grinding is low, and one rises up at the sound of a bird, and all the daughters of song are brought low— they are afraid also of what is high, and terrors are in the way; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags itself along, and desire fails, because man is going to his eternal home, and the mourners go about the streets— ...

Joel 2:28 ESV / 104 helpful votes 

“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.

1 Chronicles 29:28 ESV / 103 helpful votes 

Then he died at a good age, full of days, riches, and honor. And Solomon his son reigned in his place.

Psalm 92:12-14 ESV / 99 helpful votes 

The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green,

Ecclesiastes 7:10 ESV / 98 helpful votes 

Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.

Genesis 25:8 ESV / 94 helpful votes 

Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.

Luke 2:37 ESV / 93 helpful votes 

And then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day.

Luke 2:36-38 ESV / 89 helpful votes 

And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 88 helpful votes 

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

Luke 1:36 ESV / 83 helpful votes 

And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.

Deuteronomy 32:7 ESV / 83 helpful votes 

Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask your father, and he will show you, your elders, and they will tell you.

Titus 2:2-3 ESV / 81 helpful votes 

Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good,

1 Timothy 5:1-2 ESV / 81 helpful votes 

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.

Job 12:20 ESV / 79 helpful votes 

He deprives of speech those who are trusted and takes away the discernment of the elders.

1 Kings 12:6 ESV / 76 helpful votes 

Then King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he was yet alive, saying, “How do you advise me to answer this people?”

Psalm 143:5 ESV / 75 helpful votes 

I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.

Job 42:17 ESV / 75 helpful votes 

And Job died, an old man, and full of days.

Psalm 71:18-19 ESV / 74 helpful votes 

So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come. Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like you?

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 73 helpful votes 

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Genesis 24:1 ESV / 73 helpful votes 

Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years. And the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 70 helpful votes 

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Job 32:9 ESV / 69 helpful votes 

It is not the old who are wise, nor the aged who understand what is right.

1 Kings 12:8 ESV / 69 helpful votes 

But he abandoned the counsel that the old men gave him and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him and stood before him.

Job 32:4 ESV / 67 helpful votes 

Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were older than he.

Exodus 7:7 ESV / 67 helpful votes 

Now Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron eighty-three years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh.

Genesis 47:9 ESV / 67 helpful votes 

And Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The days of the years of my sojourning are 130 years. Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their sojourning.”

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 66 helpful votes 

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

James 4:14 ESV / 65 helpful votes 

Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.

1 Kings 3:14 ESV / 64 helpful votes 

And if you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.”

Deuteronomy 33:25 ESV / 64 helpful votes 

Your bars shall be iron and bronze, and as your days, so shall your strength be.

1 Peter 1:24 ESV / 63 helpful votes 

For “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls,

Psalm 39:5 ESV / 62 helpful votes 

Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah

Isaiah 38:12 ESV / 61 helpful votes 

My dwelling is plucked up and removed from me like a shepherd's tent; like a weaver I have rolled up my life; he cuts me off from the loom; from day to night you bring me to an end;

Genesis 37:3 ESV / 61 helpful votes 

Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors.

Ecclesiastes 12:1-14 ESV / 59 helpful votes 

Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”; before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars are darkened and the clouds return after the rain, in the day when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men are bent, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those who look through the windows are dimmed, and the doors on the street are shut—when the sound of the grinding is low, and one rises up at the sound of a bird, and all the daughters of song are brought low— they are afraid also of what is high, and terrors are in the way; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags itself along, and desire fails, because man is going to his eternal home, and the mourners go about the streets— ...

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 59 helpful votes 

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Joshua 14:10 ESV / 59 helpful votes 

And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, just as he said, these forty-five years since the time that the Lord spoke this word to Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness. And now, behold, I am this day eighty-five years old.

Ecclesiastes 12:1-3 ESV / 58 helpful votes 

Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”; before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars are darkened and the clouds return after the rain, in the day when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men are bent, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those who look through the windows are dimmed,

Psalm 119:100 ESV / 57 helpful votes 

I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV / 56 helpful votes 

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.

Proverbs 10:27 ESV / 56 helpful votes 

The fear of the Lord prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short.

1 Timothy 5:1 ESV / 55 helpful votes 

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers,

Isaiah 47:6 ESV / 53 helpful votes 

I was angry with my people; I profaned my heritage; I gave them into your hand; you showed them no mercy; on the aged you made your yoke exceedingly heavy.

Isaiah 46:3-4 ESV / 53 helpful votes 

“Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been borne by me from before your birth, carried from the womb; even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.

Psalm 71:17 ESV / 53 helpful votes 

O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.

Genesis 25:7-8 ESV / 53 helpful votes 

These are the days of the years of Abraham's life, 175 years. Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.

Proverbs 3:13 ESV / 48 helpful votes 

Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,

1 Timothy 5:17 ESV / 46 helpful votes 

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.

Lamentations 5:12 ESV / 46 helpful votes 

Princes are hung up by their hands; no respect is shown to the elders.

Genesis 5:1-32 ESV / 46 helpful votes 

This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created. When Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. The days of Adam after he fathered Seth were 800 years; and he had other sons and daughters. Thus all the days that Adam lived were 930 years, and he died. ...

John 3:16-17 ESV / 44 helpful votes 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 44 helpful votes 

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Psalm 103:5 ESV / 44 helpful votes 

Who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Deuteronomy 5:33 ESV / 43 helpful votes 

You shall walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may go well with you, and that you may live long in the land that you shall possess.

Deuteronomy 5:16 ESV / 42 helpful votes 

“‘Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 40 helpful votes 

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Isaiah 65:20 ESV / 40 helpful votes 

No more shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not fill out his days, for the young man shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed.

Psalm 148:12 ESV / 40 helpful votes 

Young men and maidens together, old men and children!

Psalm 48:14 ESV / 39 helpful votes 

That this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.

Psalm 90:5 ESV / 38 helpful votes 

You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning:

Job 15:10 ESV / 38 helpful votes 

Both the gray-haired and the aged are among us, older than your father.

Psalm 92:12-15 ESV / 34 helpful votes 

The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green, to declare that the Lord is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Numbers 8:25 ESV / 34 helpful votes 

And from the age of fifty years they shall withdraw from the duty of the service and serve no more.

James 4:4 ESV / 33 helpful votes 

You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Zechariah 8:4 ESV / 33 helpful votes 

Thus says the Lord of hosts: Old men and old women shall again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each with staff in hand because of great age.

Psalm 71:9-10 ESV / 33 helpful votes 

Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent. For my enemies speak concerning me; those who watch for my life consult together

Psalm 71:1-24 ESV / 33 helpful votes 

In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame! In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me! Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man. For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth. ...

Leviticus 19:1-37 ESV / 32 helpful votes 

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God. Do not turn to idols or make for yourselves any gods of cast metal: I am the Lord your God. “When you offer a sacrifice of peace offerings to the Lord, you shall offer it so that you may be accepted. ...

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 30 helpful votes 

Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

Psalm 139:1-24 ESV / 30 helpful votes 

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. ...

Ecclesiastes 6:3 ESV / 29 helpful votes 

If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul is not satisfied with life's good things, and he also has no burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he.

Joshua 14:10-11 ESV / 28 helpful votes 

And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, just as he said, these forty-five years since the time that the Lord spoke this word to Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness. And now, behold, I am this day eighty-five years old. I am still as strong today as I was in the day that Moses sent me; my strength now is as my strength was then, for war and for going and coming.

1 Peter 1:13 ESV / 26 helpful votes 

Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

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