'Alive' in the Bible
You are also to bring into the ark two of every living thing of all flesh, male and female, to keep them alive with you.
Two of everything-from the birds according to their kinds, from the livestock according to their kinds, and from every animal that crawls on the ground according to its kind-will come to you so that you can keep them alive.
and seven pairs, male and female, of the birds of the sky-in order to keep offspring alive on the face of the whole earth.
And Abraham gave gifts to the sons of his concubines, but while he was still alive he sent them eastward, away from his son Isaac, to the land of the East.
They answered, "The man kept asking about us and our family: 'Is your father still alive? Do you have [another] brother?' And we answered him accordingly. How could we know that he would say, 'Bring your brother here'?"
He asked if they were well, and he said, "How is your elderly father that you told me about? Is he still alive?"
They answered, "Your servant our father is well. He is still alive." And they bowed down to honor him.
God sent me ahead of you to establish you as a remnant within the land and to keep you alive by a great deliverance.
They said, "Joseph is still alive, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt!" Jacob was stunned, for he did not believe them.
Then Israel said, "Enough! My son Joseph is still alive. I will go to see him before I die."
Then Israel said to Joseph, "At last I can die, now that I have seen your face [and know] you are still alive!"
If what was stolen-whether ox, donkey, or sheep-is actually found alive in his possession, he must repay double.
But the goat chosen by lot for Azazel is to be presented alive before the Lord to make purification with it by sending it into the wilderness for Azazel.
Only Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh remained alive of those men who went to scout out the land.
But if the Lord brings about something unprecedented, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them along with all that belongs to them so that they go down alive into Sheol, then you will know that these men have despised the Lord."
They went down alive into Sheol with all that belonged to them. The earth closed over them, and they vanished from the assembly.
but keep alive for yourselves all the young females who have not had sexual relations.
But you who have remained faithful to the Lord your God are all alive today.
where one could flee who committed manslaughter and killed his neighbor accidentally without previously hating him. He could flee to one of these cities and stay alive:
He did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with all of us who are alive here today.
For I know how rebellious and stiff-necked you are. If you are rebelling against the Lord now, while I am still alive, how much more [will you rebel] after I am dead!
but they captured the king of Ai alive and brought him to Joshua.
They struck down everyone in it with the sword, completely destroying them; he left no one alive. Then he burned down Hazor.
The Israelites plundered all the spoils and cattle of these cities for themselves. But they struck down every person with the sword until they had annihilated them, leaving no one alive.
"As you see, the Lord has kept me alive [these] 45 years as He promised, since the Lord spoke this word to Moses while Israel was journeying in the wilderness. Here I am today, 85 years old.
Whenever the Lord raised up a judge for the Israelites, the Lord was with him and saved the people from the power of their enemies while the judge was still alive. The Lord was moved to pity whenever they groaned because of those who were oppressing and afflicting them.
Benjamin returned at that time, and Israel gave them the women they had kept alive from Jabesh-gilead. But there were not enough for them.
He captured Agag king of Amalek alive, but he completely destroyed all the rest of the people with the sword.
Whenever David attacked the land, he did not leave a single person alive, either man or woman, but he took flocks, herds, donkeys, camels, and clothing. Then he came back to Achish,
He also defeated the Moabites, and after making them lie down on the ground, he measured them off with a cord. He measured every two cord lengths [of those] to be put to death and one length [of those] to be kept alive. So the Moabites became David's subjects and brought tribute.
On the seventh day the baby died. But David's servants were afraid to tell him the baby was dead. They said, "Look, while the baby was alive, we spoke to him, and he wouldn't listen to us. So how can we tell him the baby is dead? He may do something desperate."
His servants asked him, "What did you just do? While the baby was alive, you fasted and wept, but when he died, you got up and ate food."
He answered, "While the baby was alive, I fasted and wept because I thought, 'Who knows? The Lord may be gracious to me and let him live.'
Joab said, "I'm not going to waste time with you!" He then took three spears in his hand and thrust them into Absalom's heart while he was still alive in the oak tree,
When he was alive, Absalom had erected for himself a pillar in the King's Valley, for he had said, "I have no son to preserve the memory of my name." So he gave the pillar his name. It is still called Absalom's Monument today.
You love your enemies and hate those who love you! Today you have made it clear that the commanders and soldiers mean nothing to you. In fact, today I know that if Absalom were alive and all of us were dead, it would be fine with you!
The king replied, "This woman says, 'This is my son who is alive, and your son is dead,' but that woman says, 'No, your son is dead, and my son is alive.' "
The woman whose son was alive spoke to the king because she felt great compassion for her son. "My lord, give her the living baby," she said, "but please don't have him killed!" But the other one said, "He will not be mine or yours. Cut [him in two]!"
Then King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had served his father Solomon when he was alive, asking, "How do you advise me to respond to these people?"
When Baasha became king, he struck down the entire house of Jeroboam. He did not leave Jeroboam anyone alive until he had destroyed his family according to the word of the Lord He had spoken through His servant Ahijah the Shilonite.
Then Elijah took the boy, brought him down from the upper room into the house, and gave him to his mother. Elijah said, "Look, your son is alive."
Ahab said to Obadiah, "Go throughout the land to every spring of water and to every wadi. Perhaps we'll find grass so we can keep the horses and mules alive and not have to destroy any cattle."
So he said, "If they have marched out in peace, take them alive, and if they have marched out for battle, take them alive."
So they dressed with sackcloth around their waists and ropes around their heads, went to the king of Israel, and said, "Your servant Ben-hadad says, 'Please spare my life.' " So he said, "Is he still alive? He is my brother."
When Jezebel heard that Naboth had been stoned to death, she said to Ahab, "Get up and take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite who refused to give it to you for silver, since Naboth isn't alive, but dead."
So the king got up in the night and said to his servants, "Let me tell you what the Arameans have done to us. They know we are starving, so they have left the camp to hide in the open country, thinking, 'When they come out of the city, we will take them alive and go into the city.' "
Then Jehu ordered, "Take them alive." So they took them alive and then slaughtered them at the pit of Beth-eked-42 men. He didn't spare any of them.
Then King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had served his father Solomon when he was alive, asking, "How do you advise me to respond to this people?"
and the Judahites captured 10,000 alive. They took them to the top of a cliff where they threw them off, and all of them were dashed to pieces.
Their children are established while they are still alive, and their descendants, before their eyes.
He does not keep the wicked alive, but He gives justice to the afflicted.
to deliver them from death and to keep them alive in famine.
Let death take them by surprise; let them go down to Sheol alive, because evil is in their homes and within them.
He keeps us alive and does not allow our feet to slip.
then they would have swallowed us alive in their burning anger against us.
Do not bring Your servant into judgment, for no one alive is righteous in Your sight.
Let's swallow them alive, like Sheol, still healthy as they go down to the Pit.
So I admired the dead, who have already died, more than the living, who are still alive.
All her people groan while they search for bread. They have traded their precious belongings for food in order to stay alive. Lord, look and see how I have become despised.
I weep because of these things; my eyes flow with tears. For there is no one nearby to comfort [me], no one to keep me alive. My children are desolate because the enemy has prevailed.
I called to my lovers, but they betrayed me. My priests and elders perished in the city while searching for food to keep themselves alive.
They dropped me alive into a pit and threw stones at me.
The seller will certainly not return to what was sold as long as he and the buyer remain alive. For the vision concerning all its people will not be revoked, and none of them will preserve his life because of his iniquity.
Because of the greatness He gave him, all peoples, nations, and languages were terrified and fearful of him. He killed anyone he wanted and kept alive anyone he wanted; he exalted anyone he wanted and humbled anyone he wanted.
Woe to him who says to wood: Wake up! or to mute stone: Come alive! Can it teach? Look! It may be plated with gold and silver, yet there is no breath in it at all.
If a man still prophesies, his father and his mother who bore him will say to him: You cannot remain alive because you have spoken falsely in the name of the Lord. When he prophesies, his father and his mother who bore him will pierce him through.
and said, "Sir, we remember that while this deceiver was still alive, He said, 'After three days I will rise again.'
Yet, when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe it.
because this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!' So they began to celebrate.
But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' "
and when they didn't find His body, they came and reported that they had seen a vision of angels who said He was alive.
While he was still going down, his slaves met him saying that his boy was alive.
After He had suffered, He also presented Himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them during 40 days and speaking about the kingdom of God.
He gave her his hand and helped her stand up. Then he called the saints and widows and presented her alive.
Instead they had some disagreements with him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, a dead man whom Paul claimed to be alive.
So, you too consider yourselves dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
And do not offer any parts of it to sin as weapons for unrighteousness. But as those who are alive from the dead, offer yourselves to God, and all the parts of yourselves to God as weapons for righteousness.
Once I was alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life
For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.
made us alive with the Messiah even though we were dead in trespasses. By grace you are saved!
And when you were dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive with Him and forgave us all our trespasses.
For we say this to you by a revelation from the Lord: We who are still alive at the Lord's coming will certainly have no advantage over those who have fallen asleep.
Then we who are still alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will always be with the Lord.
For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring you to God, after being put to death in the fleshly realm but made alive in the spiritual realm.
and the Living One. I was dead, but look-I am alive forever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and Hades.
"To the angel of the church in Sardis write: "The One who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars says: I know your works; you have a reputation for being alive, but you are dead.
But the beast was taken prisoner, and along with him the false prophet, who had performed signs on his authority, by which he deceived those who accepted the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. Both of them were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.