WebDef: Life

Life /līf/ – Noun: Existence, being, animation, the ability to grow and change. Eternal life: a transcendent reality that can be experienced now has an indestructible nature stretching beyond death and the grave. Life's Source: the breath of God.

Select Bible Verses on Life

  • In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death. – Proverbs 12:28
  • He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour. – Proverbs 21:21
  • By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life. – Proverbs 22:4
  • He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. – Proverbs 13:3
  • A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. – Proverbs 15:4
  • The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death – Proverbs 13:14
  • And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. – Genesis 1:20
  • The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life. – Job 33:4
  • For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light. – Ps. 36:9
  • Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? – Matthew 6:25
  • Because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. – Matthew 7:14
  • He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. – Matthew 10:39
  • For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. – Matthew 16:25
  • For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. – Mark 8:35
  • For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. – Luke 9:24
  • Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. – Luke 17:33
  • And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? – Luke 18:18
  • In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. – John 1:4
  • For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. – John 3:16
  • Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. – John 5:24
  • I am that bread of life. – John 6:48
  • Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. – John 8:12
  • The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly. – John 10:10
  • And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. – John 10:28
  • Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live – John 11:25
  • For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. – Romans 6:23
  • For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. – Romans 8:6
    Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. – James 4:14
  • And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life. – 1 John 2:25
  • And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. – 1 John 5:11



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