So Jeremiah told Zedekiah, "This is what the LORD God of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, says: "If you will immediately surrender to the officers of the king of Babylon, then you will live, and this city won't be burned with fire. Both you and your family will live.
Whoever stays in this city will die by the sword, by famine, and by the plague. But whoever goes out and surrenders to the Chaldeans who are besieging you will live. He will save his life as a spoil of war.
"This is what the LORD says: "Whoever stays in this city will die by the sword, by famine, and by the plague, but the one who goes over to the Chaldeans will live. His life will be spared, and he will live.'
I spoke to Zedekiah king of Judah using words like these: "Bring your neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon. Serve him and his people, and you will live!
Don't listen to them! Serve the king of Babylon and you'll live. Why should this city become a ruin?
Look, there is a town nearby where I can flee, and it's a small one. Let me escape there! It's a small one, isn't it? That way I'll stay alive!"
1 Kings 1:12
If you listen to me, you'll save your life and the life of your son Solomon.
If you warn the righteous person, so that he doesn't commit sin, then he'll live, since he had been warned. And you will have saved your life."
If you warn the wicked person, and he doesn't repent of his wickedness or of his wicked behavior, he'll die in his sin, but you will have saved your own life.
"""Because you've dismayed the heart of the righteous whom I never intended to dismay with lies, and because you've encouraged the wicked so that he wouldn't abandon his evil behavior and by doing so live,
2 Kings 18:32
until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, one overflowing with grain and new wine, a land filled with bread and vineyards, with olive trees and honey, so you may live and not die."
The skilled archer will not be able to stand, the swift runner will not survive, and the mounted rider will not preserve his own life.
So the swift runner will not escape, the valiant will not fortify his strength, and the mighty warrior will not save his life.
"That's why I'm telling you to stop worrying about your life what you will eat or what you will drink or about your body what you will wear. Life is more than food, isn't it, and the body more than clothing?
because whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
The one who finds his life will lose it, and the one who loses his life because of me will find it."
because whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and for the gospel will save it.
Whoever tries to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve it.
By your endurance you will protect your lives."