Whoever seeks to save his life loses it, but whoever loses his life preserves it.
Yahweh God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Now, lest he put forth his hand, and also take of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever..."
So he drove out the man; and he placed Cherubs at the east of the garden of Eden, and the flame of a sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.
Behold, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil;
I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse: therefore choose life, that you may live, you and your seed;
Who is someone who desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good?
1 Peter 3:10
For, "He who would love life, and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit.
Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so Yahweh, the God of Armies, will be with you, as you say.
For thus says Yahweh to the house of Israel: "Seek me, and you will live;
Seek Yahweh, and you will live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and it devour, and there be no one to quench it in Bethel.
Then Esther the queen answered, "If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request.
Satan answered Yahweh, and said, "Skin for skin. Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life.
The king arose in his wrath from the banquet of wine and went into the palace garden. Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.
1 Samuel 20:14
You shall not only while yet I live show me the loving kindness of Yahweh, that I not die;
Behold, one came to him and said, "Good teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?"
Behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested him, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
As he was going out into the way, one ran to him, knelt before him, and asked him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?"
A certain ruler asked him, saying, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith. Lay hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you confessed the good confession in the sight of many witnesses.
1 Timothy 6:19
laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold of eternal life.
to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory, honor, and incorruptibility, eternal life;
How narrow is the gate, and restricted is the way that leads to life! Few are those who find it.