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25 Bible Quotes About Aging With Honor

MsDora, a former teacher and Christian counselor, is an avid Bible student and loves to compile user-friendly Bible quotes by topic.

By the middle of the century, according to the Pew Research Center Report (2014) on Attitudes about Aging, the global population of people ages 65 and older is expected to triple to 1.5 billion. “The result will be a much older world.”

While governments and health agencies are debating economic and health care options, we, the oldies, can help the situation by trying to maintain our physical and mental health. The belief that we deserve to age with honor will influence the preparation we make, the attitudes we adopt, and the outcome of being “merry” versus “miserable” old souls.

We deserve to age with honor.

We deserve to age with honor.

The following Bible quotes from the New Living Translation aim to raise our perspective to the prospect of aging with appreciation for the life we have, and with the honor we deserve. Before the quotes, there is a reminder of some moral assets which although they do not substitute for physical care, they facilitate purposeful productive longevity.

Five Moral Assets to Longevity

Moral Assets Bible PromiseSource

i. Respect for God

Lengthens one's life

Proverbs 10:27

ii. Respect for Parents

Long life on the earth

Ephesians 6:3

iii. Wisdom

Add years to your life

Proverbs 9:11

iv. Honesty

Life that is long and prosperous

Psalm 34:12

v. Humility

Riches, honor and long life

Proverbs 22:4

Grandchildren ... crowning glory of the aged.

Grandchildren ... crowning glory of the aged.

Social and Spiritual Perks

  1. Stand up in the presence of the elderly, and show respect for the aged. Fear your God. I am the Lord. (Leviticus 19:32)
  2. Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old. (Job 12:12)
  3. Even in old age they [the godly] will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green. (Psalm 92:14)
  4. Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged. (Proverbs 17:6)
  5. The glory of the young is their strength; the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old. (Proverbs 20:29)
  6. When people live to be very old, let them rejoice in every day of life. (Ecclesiastes 11: 8)
  7. I will be your God throughout your lifetime— until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. ( Isaiah 46:4)
  8. “In the last days,’ God says, “I will pour out my Spirit upon all people… and your old men will dream dreams.” (Acts 2:17)
  9. Never speak harshly to an older man, but appeal to him respectfully as you would to your own father. (1 Timothy 5:1)
  10. Treat older women as you would your mother. (1 Timothy 5:2).

Testimonies and Prayers

  1. And Sarah declared, “God has brought me laughter. All who hear about this will laugh with me. Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse a baby? Yet I have given Abraham a son in his old age!” (Genesis 21: 6, 7)
  2. Soon I will die, going the way of everything on earth. Deep in your hearts you know that every promise of the Lord your God has come true. Not a single one has failed! (Joshua 23:14)
  3. Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread. (Psalm 37:25)
  4. Now that I am old and gray, do not abandon me, O God. Let me proclaim your power to this new generation, your mighty miracles to all who come after me. (Psalm 71:18)
  5. As for me [Paul], my life has already been poured out as an offering to God. The time of my death is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. (2 Timothy 4: 6, 7)
Apostle Paul:  "I have remained faithful."

Apostle Paul: "I have remained faithful."

Some Who Aged Honorably

  1. Abraham was now a very old man, and the Lord had blessed him in every way. (Genesis 24:1)
  2. Moses was 120 years old when he died, yet his eyesight was clear, and he was as strong as ever. (Deuteronomy 34:7)
  3. “I stand here before you—an old, gray-haired man...Have I ever cheated any of you? Have I ever oppressed you? Have I ever taken a bribe and perverted justice?...The Lord and his anointed one are my witnesses today,” Samuel declared, “that my hands are clean.” ( 1 Samuel 12: 2, 3, 5)
  4. He [King David] died at a ripe old age, having enjoyed long life, wealth, and honor. (1 Chronicles 29:28)
  5. Jehoiada lived to a very old age, finally dying at 130. He was buried among the kings in the City of David, because he had done so much good in Israel for God and his Temple. (2 Chronicles 24:15, 16)
  6. So the Lord blessed Job in the second half of his life even more than in the beginning...Then he died, an old man who had lived a long, full life. (Job 42: 12, 17)
  7. Anna, a prophet, was … very old...She lived as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the Temple but stayed there day and night, worshiping God with fasting and prayer. (Luke 2: 36, 37)
  8. Paul, an old man and now also a prisoner for the sake of Christ Jesus (Philemon 1:9).
  9. It was by faith that even Sarah was able to have a child, though she was barren and was too old. She believed that God would keep his promise (Hebrews 11:11).
  10. It was by faith that Jacob, when he was old and dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons and bowed in worship as he leaned on his staff (Hebrews 11:21).

© 2017 Dora Weithers


Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on January 14, 2019:

Welcome to the Sampsons on HubPages and thanks for your encouraging comment. Following you.

The Sampsons from The Ozarks, Missouri on January 14, 2019:

Thanks for taking the time to assemble all these meaningful quotes. I look forward to reading more of your articles.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on November 27, 2017:

Congratulations, Alexander, of your four years of sobriety. Best to you going forward, in your efforts to live healthy.

Alexander James Guckenberger from Maryland, United States of America on November 27, 2017:

I can personally testify that wisdom does increase life on this world. I've been sober for almost four years now and I expect that I will live longer than I would have otherwise. I know too painfully what things like smoking can do to one's health.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 26, 2017:

Sure, Catherine. If we pay attention, we do get wiser with age. I'm sure you did. Yes, that's my grandson and me; my pleasure.

Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on October 26, 2017:

Excellent essay. Great topic and so well done. As an oldster (I can't quite believe it), I like the one about "wisdom belongs to the aged." I do feel much more wise compared to my younger self. P.S. What a wonderful photograph of you and your grandson. (I assumed it was you and your grandson.)

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 25, 2017:

Thanks Denise. Your comment puts a healthy and joyful perspective on aging. We do better when we accept it with the right attitude.

Denise W Anderson from Bismarck, North Dakota on October 25, 2017:

It seems that in our current society, we fear aging, as is evidenced by the many beauty preparations created to mask or cover up the affects of age. This hub reminds us that age is actually our crowning glory. It is the culmination of our life's work! Who we become and what we are able to do during our aging years is the result of a lifetime of choices. We would do well to examine each day to make sure we choose well for a better future!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 23, 2017:

Bill, thanks for your encouragement. The topic of oldies is very appealing to me; hope I can find some more satisfying subject matter on the theme.

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on October 23, 2017:

You pick such great topics to write about. And of course, this one is one applicable to me. I definitely qualify as an "oldie." Thanks for the wisdom you included in this, Dora.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 19, 2017:

Thanks Carrie and Welcome to HubPages! I appreciate your comment.

Carrie Beaudion on October 19, 2017:

Love the boldness and appreciation as well !

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 19, 2017:

Devika, it is a blessing that you still have your aging parents with you in this life. Lear all you can from them and continually living your own life with boldness and appreciation.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 19, 2017:

Jackie, age will never get me down. Life is precious at any stage, so I've decided to be always grateful, cheerful and hopeful; and yes, trust in God is a big plus. Love and blessings to you also.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 19, 2017:

Jo, your assumption is right. Thanks for your kind comment.

Jo Miller from Tennessee on October 19, 2017:

What a beautiful picture of you with the baby. I assume that's a grandchild.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on October 19, 2017:

I don't know how you can keep topping yourself Dora, but you do. This was beautiful and so important for all to read.

What a beautiful picture of you too! Perfect for your article. You are one of those lucky people that age does not hurt Dora and maybe that is because you do mind the scriptures. We love you so much!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 19, 2017:

Years go by and you wonder what happened! I see my parents getting older and sometimes wonder about me. A great idea for a hub and makes wonder as usual.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 19, 2017:

Thanks Linda. That baby is my heartthrob, one of my personal perks for aging. Glad you appreciate the quotes.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 18, 2017:

Aging with honor is a very important concept. Thank you for sharing the quotations. I love the photo of you and the baby!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 18, 2017:

Ashish, missing your comment was not intentional. Glad to bring these quotes to your attention. Thanks for your kind comment.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 18, 2017:

Kari, happy that these verses affect you so positively. Just enjoy today the best you can and everything will fit into place. I'm writing to myself too.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 18, 2017:

Tamara, you're as sweet and encouraging as could be. I love you, too and share your passion to leave a legacy of words for all who come behind us.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 18, 2017:

McKenna, thanks for your very encouraging feedback. Like you, peace of mind means more to me now than ever; that's probably due to the wisdom that comes with age.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 18, 2017:

Bill, you're so kind and sweet! Thank you very much. I plan to keep smiling--and writing.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 18, 2017:

Thanks, Whonu. Glad to help. We are obligated to brighten the corner wherever we are.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 18, 2017:

Thanks, Flourish. I'm learning to appreciate and celebrate my age. Glad to share that attitude.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on October 18, 2017:

RTalloni, thanks for the link. I will check out the poem. I appreciate your kind comments.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on October 18, 2017:

The quote from 2 Timothy 4:6,7 is the one I want to say on my deathbed. In Psalm 92:14 I love the word green. It brings to my mind a green tree still able to bend without breaking. :)

Tamara Yancosky from Uninhabited Regions on October 18, 2017:

Beautiful! A needed post for us all. You are creating a timeless legacy of wise words. I am thankful for your posts! Our children will benefit from your good-words, as well! We need such beauty, wisdom, and grace. xxxooo Also love your beautiful smile that gives out such warmth and joy.


McKenna Meyers on October 18, 2017:

The topic of aging has been on my mind so this was perfect, Dora. In our culture that so admires youth and beauty, it's important to find our value from within. Instead of fighting the aging process, it's a wonderful thing to embrace the journey and discover who we really are. Peace of mind is nothing I aspired to when I was young, but it's what matters most now. Your love of being a grandma is infectious and inspiring (love the photo).

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 18, 2017:

Very appropriate for me, so thank you....and something I meant to say a long time ago...I love your smile!

whonunuwho from United States on October 18, 2017:

Thank you or this nice list MsDorea. It helps put life in perspective. Blessings to all. whonu

FlourishAnyway from USA on October 18, 2017:

What a worthy topic, and you addressed it beautifully. Growing older can be difficult, but there are still many thing to celebrate.

Ashi on October 18, 2017:


Wow, this was really interesting read. I was unaware about these Bible Quotes. Thank you for writing and sharing with us :)

p.s. I loved your photo with that cute baby :)

RTalloni on October 17, 2017:

Beautiful. This is a great resource on the topic, a springboard for more study. Thank you!

Have you ever read or heard John Piper's poem Conflict with Sloth? Among other things it is encouragement to retirees to spend time profitably. Knowing something of the author's life makes it more meaningful but it is a worthy poem even to believers who are not familiar with him. Here is a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-J1Xu0ttSs

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