'Preserve' in the Bible
Come, let’s get our father to drink wine so that we can sleep with him and preserve our father’s line.”
The next day the firstborn said to the younger, “Look, I slept with my father last night. Let’s get him to drink wine again tonight so you can go sleep with him and we can preserve our father’s line.”
Let them gather all the excess food during these good years that are coming. Under Pharaoh’s authority, store the grain in the cities, so they may preserve it as food.
And now don’t be worried or angry with yourselves for selling me here, because God sent me ahead of you to preserve life.
But if the man doesn’t want to marry his sister-in-law, she must go to the elders at the city gate and say, ‘My brother-in-law refuses to preserve his brother’s name in Israel. He isn’t willing to perform the duty of a brother-in-law for me.’
When he was alive, Absalom had set up a pillar for himself 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.
But now, for a brief moment, grace has come from Yahweh our God to preserve a remnant for us and give us a stake in His holy place. Even in our slavery, God has given us new life and light to our eyes.
All who prosper on earth will eat and bow down;all those who go down to the dustwill kneel before Him—even the one who cannot preserve his life.
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains;Your judgments, like the deepest sea.Lord, You preserve man and beast.
The Lord will keep him and preserve him;he will be blessed in the land.You will not give him over to the desire of his enemies.
Let the groans of the prisoners reach You;according to Your great power,preserve those condemned to die.
I will always preserve My faithful love for him,and My covenant with him will endure.
If I walk into the thick of danger,You will preserve my lifefrom the anger of my enemies.You will extend Your hand;Your right hand will save me.
This is what the Lord says:Preserve justice and do what is right,for My salvation is coming soon,and My righteousness will be revealed.
Abandon your fatherless; I will preserve them;let your widows trust in Me.
The seller will certainly not returnto what was soldas long as he and the buyer remain alive.For the vision concerning all its peoplewill not be revoked,and none of them will preservehis life because of his iniquity.
and say: This is what the Lord God says: Woe to the women who sew magic bands on the wrist of every hand and who make veils for the heads of people of every height in order to ensnare lives. Will you ensnare the lives of My people but preserve your own?
But if a wicked person turns from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he will preserve his life.
Whoever tries to make his life securewill lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.