A Bible verse for retirement is a great way to offer comfort or inspiration to someone retiring. Especially if they are someone with a strong faith.

The Bible can provide wisdom for so many different things and retirement is just one of them. It’s often touched upon and talks about the effects of ageing, service and work.

So use these retirement Bible verses to reassure those retiring and show them that regardless of what happens God will never leave you and always be there.

You can also try our religious retirement messages if you need something for a retirement card message.

Retirement Bible Verses

  • “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” – Philippians 1:6
  • “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” – Jeremiah 29:11
  • “Do not be conformed to this world, but continuously be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God’s will is – what is proper, pleasing, and perfect” – Romans 12:2
  • “When his time of service was completed, he returned home” – Luke 1:23
  • “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread” – Psalm 37:25
  • “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” – Timothy 4:7
  • “The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old” – Proverbs 20:29
  • “Older men are to be sober, serious, sensible, and sound in faith, love, and endurance. Likewise, older women are to show their reverence for God by their behavior. They are not to be gossips or addicted to alcohol, but to be examples of goodness” – Titus 2:2-3
  • “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you” – Genesis 28:15
  • “Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life” – Proverbs 16:31

Religious Verses for Retiring

  • “Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength fails” – Psalm 71:9
  • “Even until your old age, I am the one, and I’ll carry you even until your gray hairs come. It is I who have created, and I who will carry, and it is I who will bear and save. “To whom will you compare me, count me equal, or liken me, so that I may be compared?” – Isaiah 46:4-5
  • “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future'” – Jeremiah 29:11
  • “But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God” – Acts 20:24
  • “Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed” – Proverbs 16:3
  • “I have been young, and [now] am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread” – Psalms 37:25
  • “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” – Isaiah 46:4
  • “And when his time of service was ended, he went to his home” – Luke 1:23

Retirement Farewell Bible Verses

  • “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread” – Psalm 37:25
  • “And when his time of service was ended, he went to his home” – Luke 1:23
  • “Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength fails” – Psalm 71:9
  • “The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green” – Psalm 92:12-14
  • “I have been young, and [now] am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread” – Psalms 37:25
  • “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” – Isaiah 46:4
  • “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future'” – Jeremiah 29:11
  • “A good [man] leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner [is] laid up for the just” – Proverbs 13:22
  • “For God [is] not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister” – Hebrews 6:10
  • “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” – Joshua 1:9

Retirement Bible Verses for Cards

  • “Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed” – Proverbs 16:3
  • “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” – Matthew 6:19-21
  • “Do not be conformed to this world, but continuously be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God’s will is – what is proper, pleasing, and perfect” – Romans 12:2
  • “As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life” – Timothy 6:17-19
  • “And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “This applies to the Levites: from twenty-five years old and upward they shall come to do duty in the service of the tent of meeting. And from the age of fifty years they shall withdraw from the duty of the service and serve no more. They minister to their brothers in the tent of meeting by keeping guard, but they shall do no service. Thus shall you do to the Levites in assigning their duties” – Numbers 8:23-26

Hopefully these retirement Bible verses will have given you or someone you know more confidence or comfort about retiring. Whilst it may seem daunting at first retirement needn’t be.

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