'Preserve' in the Bible
Come on! Let's make our father drink wine, and then we'll have sex with him so we can preserve our father's lineage."
The next day the firstborn told the younger one, "Look! I had sex with my father last night. Let's make him drink wine tonight again as well. Then you have sex with him, too. That way we'll preserve our father's lineage."
But if the man does not want to marry his brother's widow, then she must go to the elders at the city gate and declare, "My husband's brother refuses to perform the duty of a brother-in-law in order to preserve the name of his brother in Israel. He is not willing to perform the duty of a brother-in-law.'
then she is to approach her brother-in-law in the presence of the elders, remove his sandal, spit in his face, and say in response, "May this be done to the man who does not preserve the lineage of his brother.'
"I will defend this city and preserve it for my own reasons, and because of my servant David.'"
Then the LORD told Satan, "Very well then, he is under your control. Just preserve his life."
Preserve your servant from arrogant people; do not let them rule over me. Then I will be upright and acquitted of great wickedness.
Preserve my life and deliver me; do not let me be ashamed, because I take refuge in you.
Integrity and justice will preserve me, because I wait on you.
Though I walk straight into trouble, you preserve my life, stretching out your hand to fight the vehemence of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.
Deliver me, LORD, from evil people, preserve me from violent men,
For the sake of your name, LORD, preserve my life. Because you are righteous, bring me out of trouble.
so you may carefully practice discretion and your lips preserve knowledge.
Gracious love and truth preserve a king; through love his throne is made secure.
"I've called you in righteousness. I'll take hold of your hand. I'll preserve you and appoint you as a covenant to the people, as a light for the nations,
You are to preserve a few strands of hair and hide them in the folds of your garment.
"But I'll preserve a few people out of the violent death, famine, and pestilence, so they can recount their detestable practices among the nations when they'll go there. Then they'll know that I am the LORD."
"The river delta will consist of swamps and marshes that will remain a salt water wetland preserve.
The skilled archer will not be able to stand, the swift runner will not survive, and the mounted rider will not preserve his own life.
You'll eat, but you won't have enough; and hunger will be common among you. You'll horde things, but you won't save them, and what you preserve I'll give over to the sword.
For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, because he's the messenger of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.
Whoever tries to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve it.
The one who loves his life will destroy it, and the one who hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life.