19 Bible Verses about Keeping Oneself Alive
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Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, “Thus says the Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, ‘If you will indeed go out to the officers of the king of Babylon, then you will live, this city will not be burned with fire, and you and your household will survive.
He who dwells in this city will die by the sword and by famine and by pestilence; but he who goes out and falls away to the Chaldeans who are besieging you will live, and he will have his own life as booty.
“Thus says the Lord, ‘He who stays in this city will die by the sword and by famine and by pestilence, but he who goes out to the Chaldeans will live and have his own life as booty and stay alive.’
I spoke words like all these to Zedekiah king of Judah, saying, “Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him and his people, and live!
Do not listen to them; serve the king of Babylon, and live! Why should this city become a ruin?
now behold, this town is near enough to flee to, and it is small. Please, let me escape there (is it not small?) that my life may be saved.”
So now come, please let me give you counsel and save your life and the life of your son Solomon.
However, if you have warned the righteous man that the righteous should not sin and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; and you have delivered yourself.”
Yet if you have warned the wicked and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered yourself.
Because you disheartened the righteous with falsehood when I did not cause him grief, but have encouraged the wicked not to turn from his wicked way and preserve his life,
until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and honey, that you may live and not die.” But do not listen to Hezekiah when he misleads you, saying, “The Lord will deliver us.”
“He who grasps the bow will not stand his ground,
The swift of foot will not escape,
Nor will he who rides the horse save his life.
“Flight will perish from the swift,
And the stalwart will not strengthen his power,
Nor the mighty man save his life.
“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.
He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.
Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
By your endurance you will gain your lives.
- Alive (268 instances)
- Keeping (375 instances)
- Oneself (12 instances)