along with seven pairs of the flying birds, male and female, in order to keep their offspring alive on the surface of all the earth.
When the Egyptians see you, they will say, "She is his wife.' Then they'll kill me, but allow you to live.
Spare my father, my mother, and my brothers and sisters, along with everyone who belongs with them so we won't be killed."
"Did you keep all the women alive?" Moses asked them.
So why should we and our land die right in front of you? Buy us and our land in exchange for food, and we and our land will be slaves to Pharaoh. Give us seed, so we can survive and not die, and so the land won't stay desolate."
"Send the young man with me," Judah told his father Israel, "and we'll get up and go so we can survive and not die and that includes all of us, you and our families.
"You've saved our lives," they replied. "If it pleases you, your Excellency, we'll be Pharaoh's slaves."
Pay attention now! I've heard that there is grain in Egypt, so go down there and buy some grain for us, so we can live, instead of dying."
Three days later, Joseph told them, "I fear God, so do this and you'll live.
"When you help the Hebrew women give birth," he said, "watch them as they deliver. If it's a son, kill him; but if it's a daughter, let her live."
Meanwhile, Pharaoh continued commanding all of his people, "You're to throw every Hebrew son who is born into the Nile River, but you're to allow every Hebrew daughter to live."
But the midwives feared God and didn't do what the king of Egypt told them. Instead, they let the boys live.
When the king of Egypt called for the midwives, he asked them, "Why have you done this and allowed the boys to live?"
They made a treaty with them, guaranteeing their lives with a covenant, and the leaders of the congregation confirmed it with an oath to them.
So this is what Joshua did for them: he saved them from the Israelis, and they did not kill them.
So this is what we'll do to them: we'll let them live, so that wrath won't come upon us because of the oath that we swore to them."
The leaders told them, "Let them live." So they became wood cutters and water carriers for the entire congregation, which is what the leaders had decided concerning them.
Gideon replied, "They were my brothers sons from my own mother. As the LORD lives, if you had let them live, I wouldn't be killing you."
You've profaned me among my people for a handful of barley and a morsel of bread. You're causing people to die who shouldn't have to die, and you're causing people to live who shouldn't survive, when you deceive my people who tend to listen to lies."
2 Kings 1:13
Then the king tried yet again! The king sent a third company of 50 soldiers along with their leader. The third leader went up the hill, approached Elijah, fell on his knees in front of him, and begged him, "Hey, man of God, please treat my life and the lives of these servants of yours as precious!
2 Kings 1:14
Look how fire fell from heaven and devoured the two other companies of 50 soldiers, along with their captains, but now please treat me as if my life were precious!"
2 Kings 11:2
But King Joram's daughter Jehosheba, who was Ahaziah's sister, rescued Ahaziah's son Joash from the group of the king's sons who were being executed and hid him and his nurse in her bedroom, concealing him from Athaliah so he was not put to death.
2 Samuel 12:22
He answered, "When the child was alive, I fasted and cried. I asked myself, "Who knows? Maybe the LORD will show grace to me and the child will live.'
Now then, return the man's wife. As a matter of fact, he's a prophet and can intercede for you so you'll live. But if you don't return her, be aware that you and all who are yours will certainly die."
Then the father realized that this was the very hour when Jesus had told him, "Your son will live." So he himself believed, along with his whole family.
and begged him urgently, saying, "My little daughter is dying. Come and lay your hands on her so that she may get well and live."
Jesus told him, "Go home. Your son will live." The man believed what Jesus told him and started back home.
Then he asked them, "Is it lawful to do good or to do evil on Sabbath days, to save a life or to destroy it?" But they remained silent.
Then Jesus asked them, "I ask you, is it lawful to do good or to do evil on the Sabbath, to save a life or to destroy it?"
1 Kings 18:5
Ahab had instructed Obadiah, "Go throughout the land to all of the water springs and to all of the valleys. Maybe we'll find some grass to keep the horses and mules alive. Also, maybe we won't have to kill some of our cattle."
You are to bring two of every living thing into the ark so they may remain alive with you. They are to be male and female.
From birds according to their species, from domestic animals according to their species, and from everything that crawls on the ground according to their species two of everything will come to you so they may remain alive.