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19 Bible Verses about Keeping Oneself Alive

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Jeremiah 38:17

Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, "Thus says Yahweh, the God of hosts, the God of Israel, 'If only you will go surrender to the officials of the king of Babylon, then {you} will live, and this city will not be burned with fire, and you will live, you and your house.

Jeremiah 21:9

He who stays in this city will die by the sword, or by the famine, or by the plague. And he who goes out and goes over to the Chaldeans who are laying siege to you will live, and his life will be to him as booty.

Jeremiah 38:2

"Thus says Yahweh, 'The [one who] stays in this city will die by the sword, by the famine, and by the plague. But the [one who] goes out to the Chaldeans will live. And his life will be for him as booty, and he will live.'

Jeremiah 27:12

And I spoke words like these to Zedekiah, the king of Judah, {saying}, "Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live.

Jeremiah 27:17

And you must not listen to them; serve the king of Babylon and live. Why should this city become a site of ruins?

Genesis 19:20

Behold, this city [is] near [enough] to flee there, and it [is a] little [one]. Please, let me flee there. Is it not a little [one]? Then my life shall be saved."

1 Kings 1:12

So then, come, let me advise you please, {that you may save} your life and the life of your son, Solomon.

Ezekiel 3:21

And if you warn him, the righteous, not to sin, and [the] righteous does not sin, surely he will live, for he heeded a warning. And you will have saved your life."

Ezekiel 3:19

And you, if you do warn [the] wicked and he does not turn from his wickedness and from his wicked way, on account of his guilt he will die, and you yourself will have saved your life.

Ezekiel 13:22

Because [you] disheartened [the] heart of [the] righteous [by] deception, and I have not caused him pain, and strengthened [the] hands of [the] wicked [so that he did] not turn from his wicked way to save his life.

2 Kings 18:32

Until I come and take you to a land like your land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees, olive oil, and honey, that [you may] live and not die! You must not listen to Hezekiah, for he has misled you [by] saying, "Yahweh will deliver us!"

Amos 2:15

And [the] one who takes hold of the bow will not stand and [the one who is] swift on his feet will not save himself, nor will [the] one who rides the horse save his life.

Amos 2:14

Flight will perish from [the] swift and [the] strong person will not muster his strength and [the] warrior will not save his life.

Luke 9:24

For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life on account of me, this person will save it.

Mark 8:35

For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life on account of me and of the gospel will save it.

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