'Life' in the Bible
"Rise from sleep, and take the child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel, for those who were seeking the child's life are dead."
For this reason I charge you not to be over-anxious about your lives, inquiring what you are to eat or what you are to drink, nor yet about your bodies, inquiring what clothes you are to put on. Is not the life more precious than its food, and the body than its clothing?
because narrow is the gate and contracted the road which leads to Life, and few are those who find it.
While He was thus speaking, a Ruler came up and profoundly bowing said, "My daughter is just dead; but come and put your hand upon her and she will return to life."
Cure the sick, raise the dead to life, cleanse lepers, drive out demons: you have received without payment, give without payment.
To save your life is to lose it, and to lose your life for my sake is to save it.
"blind eyes receive sight, and cripples walk; lepers are cleansed, and deaf ears hear; the dead are raised to life, and the poor have the Good News proclaimed to them;
and he said to his courtiers, "This is John the Baptist: he has come back to life--and that is why these miraculous Powers are working in him."
From this time Jesus began to explain to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer much cruelty from the Elders and the High Priests and the Scribes, and be put to death, and on the third day be raised to life again.
For whoever desires to save his life shall lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake shall find it.
Why, what benefit will it be to a man if he gains the whole world but forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give to buy back his life?
they will put Him to death, but on the third day He will be raised to life again." And they were exceedingly distressed.
If your hand or your foot is causing you to fall into sin, cut it off and away with it. It is better for you to enter into Life crippled in hand or foot than to remain in possession of two sound hands or feet but be thrown into the fire of the Ages.
And if your eye is causing you to fall into sin, tear it out and away with it; it is better for you to enter into Life with only one eye, than to remain in possession of two eyes but be thrown into the Gehenna of fire.
"Teacher," said one man, coming up to Him, "what that is good shall I do in order to win the Life of the Ages?"
"Why do you ask me," He replied, "about what is good? There is only One who is truly good. But if you desire to enter into Life, keep the Commandments."
And whoever has forsaken houses, or brothers or sisters, or father or mother, or children or lands, for my sake, shall receive many times as much and shall have as his inheritance the Life of the Ages.
and hand Him over to the Gentiles to be made sport of and scourged and crucified; and on the third day He will be raised to life."
just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as the redemption-price for many."
"And these shall go away into the Punishment of the Ages, but the righteous into the Life of the Ages."
But after I have risen to life again I will go before you into Galilee."
"Sir," they said, "we recollect that during his lifetime that impostor pretended that after two days he was to rise to life again.
So give orders for the sepulchre to be securely guarded till the third day, for fear his disciples should come by night and steal the body, and then tell the people that he has come back to life; and so the last imposture will be more serious than the first."
He is not here: He has come back to life, as He foretold. Come and see the place where He lay.
Then He asked them, "Are we allowed to do good on the Sabbath, or to do evil? to save a life, or to destroy one?" They remained silent.
But when Herod heard of Him, he said, "The John, whom I beheaded, has come back to life."
Therefore Herodias hated him and wished to take his life, but could not;
And now for the first time He told them, "The Son of Man must endure much suffering, and be rejected by the Elders and the High Priests and the Scribes, and be put to death, and after two days rise to life."
For whoever is bent on securing his life will lose it, but he who loses his life for my sake, and for the sake of the Good News, will secure it.
Why, what does it benefit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?
For what could a man give to buy back his life?
for He was teaching His disciples, and telling them, "The Son of Man is to be betrayed into the hands of men, and they will put Him to death; and after being put to death, in three days He will rise to life again."
If your hand should cause you to sin, cut it off: it would be better for you to enter into Life maimed, than remain in possession of both your hands and go away into Gehenna, into the fire which cannot be put out.
Or if your foot should cause you to sin, cut it off: it would be better for you to enter into Life crippled, than remain in possession of both your feet and be thrown into Gehenna.
As He went out to resume His journey, there came a man running up to Him, who knelt at His feet and asked, "Good Rabbi, what am I to do in order to inherit the Life of the Ages?"
but will receive a hundred times as much now in this present life--houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, lands--and persecution with them--and in the coming age the Life of the Ages.
they will insult Him in cruel sport, spit on Him, scourge Him, and put Him to death; but on the third day He will rise to life again."
For the Son of Man also did not come to be waited upon, but to wait on others, and to give His life as the redemption-price for a multitude of people."
But as to the dead, that they rise to life, have you never read in the Book of Moses, in the passage about the Bush, how God said to him, 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?'
But after I have risen to life again I will go before you into Galilee."
But he said to them, "Do not be terrified. It is Jesus you are looking for--the Nazarene who has been crucified. He has come back to life: He is not here: this is the place where they laid Him.
But He rose to life early on the first day of the week, and appeared first to Mary of Magdala from whom He had expelled seven demons.
But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren; and both of them were far advanced in life.
There was also Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, belonging to the tribe of Asher. She was of a very great age, having had after her maidenhood seven years of married life,
Then Jesus said to them, "I put it to you all whether we are allowed to do good on the Sabbath, or to do evil; to save a life, or to destroy it."
Then He answered the messengers, "Go and report to John what you have seen and heard. Blind men receive sight, the lame walk, lepers are purified, deaf persons hear, the dead are raised to life, the poor have the Good News proclaimed to them.
Jesus heard the words and said to him, "Have no fear. Only believe, and she shall be restored to life."
Now Herod the Tetrarch heard of all that was going on; and he was bewildered because of its being said by some that John had come back to life,
by others that Elijah had appeared, and by others that some one of the ancient Prophets had come back to life.
"John the Baptist," they replied; "but others say Elijah; and others that some one of the ancient Prophets has come back to life."
and He said, "The Son of Man must suffer much cruelty, be rejected by the Elders and High Priests and Scribes, and be put to death, and on the third day be raised to life again."
For whoever desires to save his life shall lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake shall save it.
Then an expounder of the Law stood up to test Him with a question. "Rabbi," he asked, "what shall I do to inherit the Life of the Ages?"
And to the people He said, "Take care, be on your guard against all covetousness, for no one's life consists in the superabundance of his possessions."
and I will say to my life, "'Life, you have ample possessions laid up for many years to come: take your ease, eat, drink, enjoy yourself.'
"But God said to him, "'Foolish man, this night your life is demanded from you; and these preparations--for whom shall they be?'
For life is a greater gift than food, and the body is a greater gift than clothing.
And which of you is able by anxious thought to add a moment to his life?
"If any one is coming to me who does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes and his own life also, he cannot be a disciple of mine.
for my son here was dead and has come to life again: he was lost and has been found.' "And they began to be merry.
We are bound to make merry and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has come back to life, he was lost and has been found.'"
Any man who makes it his object to keep his own life safe, will lose it; but whoever loses his life will preserve it.
The question was put to Him by a Ruler: "Good Rabbi, what shall I do to inherit the Life of the Ages?"
who shall not certainly receive many times as much in this life, and in the age that is coming the Life of the Ages."
They will scourge Him and put Him to death, and on the third day He will rise to life again."
But that the dead rise to life even Moses clearly implies in the passage about the Bush, where he calls the Lord 'The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.'
"But take heed to yourselves, lest your souls be weighed down with self-indulgence and drunkenness or the anxieties of this life, and that day come upon you, suddenly, like a falling trap;
He is not here. He has come back to life. Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee,
"Yes, it is true: the Master has come back to life. He has been seen by Simon."
In Him was Life, and that Life was the Light of men.
in order that every one who trusts in Him may have the Life of the Ages."
For so greatly did God love the world that He gave His only Son, that every one who trusts in Him may not perish but may have the Life of Ages.
He who believes in the Son has the Life of the Ages; he who disobeys the Son will not enter into Life, but God's anger remains upon him.
but whoever drinks any of the water that I shall give him will never, never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become a fountain within him of water springing up for the Life of the Ages."
The reaper gets pay and gathers in a crop in preparation for the Life of the Ages, that so the sower and the reapers may rejoice together.
For just as the Father awakens the dead and gives them life, so the Son also gives life to whom He wills.
"In most solemn truth I tell you that he who listens to my teaching and believes Him who sent me, has the Life of the Ages, and does not come under judgement, but has passed over out of death into Life.
For just as the Father has life in Himself, so He has also given to the Son to have life in Himself.
they who have done what is right to the resurrection of Life, and they whose actions have been evil to the resurrection of judgement.
"You search the Scriptures, because you suppose that in them you will find the Life of the Ages; and it is those Scriptures that yield testimony concerning me;
and yet you are unwilling to come to me that you may have Life.
Bestow your pains not on the food which perishes, but on the food that remains unto the Life of the Ages--that food which will be the Son of Man's gift to you; for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal."
For God's bread is that which comes down out of Heaven and gives Life to the world."
"I am the bread of Life," replied Jesus; "he who comes to me shall never hunger, and he who believes in me shall never, never thirst.
And this is the will of Him who sent me, that of all that He has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it to life on the last day.
For this is my Father's will, that every one who fixes his gaze on the Son of God and believes in Him should have the Life of the Ages, and I will raise him to life on the last day."
"no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him; then I will raise him to life on the last day.
"In most solemn truth I tell you that he who believes has the Life of the Ages.
I am the bread of Life.
I am the living bread come down out of Heaven. If a man eats this bread, he shall live for ever. Moreover the bread which I will give is my flesh given for the life of the world."
"In most solemn truth I tell you," said Jesus, "that unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no Life in you.
He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has the Life of the Ages, and I will raise him up on the last day.
It is the spirit which gives Life. The flesh confers no benefit whatever. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and are Life.
"Master," replied Simon Peter, "to whom shall we go? Your teachings tell us of the Life of the Ages.
Once more Jesus addressed them. "I am the Light of the world," He said; "the man who follows me shall certainly not walk in the dark, but shall have the light of Life."
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy: I have come that they may have Life, and may have it in abundance.
"I am the Good Shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his very life for the sheep.
just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I am laying down my life for the sheep.
For this reason my Father loves me, because I am laying down my life in order to receive it back again.
I give them the Life of the Ages, and they shall never, never perish, nor shall any one wrest them from my hand.
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