'Preserve' in the Bible
Come, let us make our father drunk with wine, and we will lie with him so that we may preserve our family through our father.”
Then the next day, the firstborn said to the younger, “Behold, I lay with my father last night; let us make him drunk with wine tonight also, and then you go in and lie with him, so that we may preserve our family through our father.”
Now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me ahead of you to save life and preserve our family.
God sent me [to Egypt] ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on the earth, and to keep you alive by a great escape.
So the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear [and worship] the Lord our God [with awe-filled reverence and profound respect] for our good always and so that He might preserve us alive, as it is today.
[And Ezra said],“You are the Lord, You alone;You have made the heavens,The heaven of heavens with all their host (the heavenly bodies),The earth and everything that is on it,The seas and everything that is in them.You give life to all of them,And the heavenly host is bowing down [in worship] to You.
“My transgression is sealed up in a bag,And You cover my wickedness [from Your view].
You, O Lord, will preserve and keep them;You will protect him from this [evil] generation forever.
Let integrity and uprightness protect me,For I wait [expectantly] for You.
You are my hiding place; You, Lord, protect me from trouble;You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance. Selah.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God,Your judgments are like the great deep.O Lord, You preserve man and beast.
Do not withhold Your compassion and tender mercy from me, O Lord;Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.
Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint;Guard my life from the terror of the enemy.
Protect my life (soul), for I am godly and faithful;O You my God, save Your servant, who trusts in You [believing in You and relying on You, confidently committing everything to You].
For He will command His angels in regard to you,To protect and defend and guard you in all your ways [of obedience and service].
Rescue me, O Lord, from evil men;Protect me from violent men.
Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked;Protect me from violent menWho intend to trip up my steps.
In the mouth of the [arrogant] fool [who rejects God] is a rod for his back,But the lips of the wise [when they speak with godly wisdom] will protect them.
Loyalty and mercy, truth and faithfulness, protect the king,And he upholds his throne by lovingkindness.
Like flying birds, so will the Lord of hosts protect Jerusalem;He will protect and save it,He will pass over and rescue it.
This is what the Lord says,“In a favorable time I have answered You,And in a day of salvation I have helped You;And I will keep watch over You and give You for a covenant of the people,To restore the land [from its present state of ruin] and to apportion and give as inheritances the deserted hereditary lands,
“Leave your orphans behind; I will [do what is needed to] keep them alive.And let [those who are] your widows trust and confide in Me.”
But not one has done so who has a remnant of the Spirit. And what did that one do while seeking a godly offspring? Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth.
And the disciples went and woke Him, saying, “Lord, save us, we are going to die!”
For whoever wishes to save his life [in this world] will [eventually] lose it [through death], but whoever loses his life [in this world] for My sake, he is the one who will save it [from the consequences of sin and separation from God].
Whoever seeks to save his life will [eventually] lose it [through death], and whoever loses his life [in this world] will keep it [from the consequences of sin and separation from God].
The Lord will rescue me from every evil assault, and He will bring me safely into His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
But our way is not that of those who shrink back to destruction, but [we are] of those who believe [relying on God through faith in Jesus Christ, the Messiah] and by this confident faith preserve the soul.
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