100 Bible Verses about Life

John 14:6 ESV / 7,879 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 3:16 ESV / 7,414 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 6:35 ESV / 6,409 helpful votes

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 5,843 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 10:10 ESV / 5,800 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 5,463 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

John 8:12 ESV / 5,283 helpful votes

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 5,200 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 4,875 helpful votes

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

Proverbs 21:21 ESV / 4,733 helpful votes

Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV / 4,272 helpful votes

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

Proverbs 27:19 ESV / 4,154 helpful votes

As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man.

James 1:12 ESV / 4,042 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 3,954 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

John 11:25-26 ESV / 3,897 helpful votes

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

Ephesians 5:15-16 ESV / 3,890 helpful votes

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

Colossians 3:23-24 ESV / 3,790 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

1 Timothy 6:12 ESV / 3,786 helpful votes

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Psalm 121:7-8 ESV / 3,777 helpful votes

The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 3,734 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Matthew 6:25 ESV / 3,598 helpful votes

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Psalm 16:11 ESV / 3,557 helpful votes

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Psalm 73:26 ESV / 3,473 helpful votes

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Romans 8:6 ESV / 3,450 helpful votes

For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

1 Peter 3:10-11 ESV / 3,267 helpful votes

For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

Proverbs 10:17 ESV / 3,257 helpful votes

Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.

Proverbs 14:27 ESV / 3,222 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 3,188 helpful votes

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 3,168 helpful votes

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 3,158 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 3,134 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

1 Timothy 4:8 ESV / 3,116 helpful votes

For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

1 John 5:20 ESV / 3,077 helpful votes

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 2,955 helpful votes

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Romans 5:10 ESV / 2,891 helpful votes

For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 2,884 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 2,851 helpful votes

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Psalm 23:6 ESV / 2,846 helpful votes

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Philippians 1:21 ESV / 2,789 helpful votes

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 2,788 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Romans 8:2 ESV / 2,782 helpful votes

For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV / 2,778 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 2,776 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 2,765 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Galatians 5:25 ESV / 2,733 helpful votes

If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.

James 3:13 ESV / 2,727 helpful votes

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.

Hebrews 12:14 ESV / 2,721 helpful votes

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

Psalm 118:24 ESV / 2,707 helpful votes

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Mark 8:36 ESV / 2,705 helpful votes

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?

Genesis 2:9 ESV / 2,672 helpful votes

And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 2,663 helpful votes

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Romans 14:8 ESV / 2,654 helpful votes

For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.

Matthew 10:39 ESV / 2,645 helpful votes

Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Genesis 1:20 ESV / 2,637 helpful votes

And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.”

2 Corinthians 5:7 ESV / 2,634 helpful votes

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 2,611 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Matthew 16:25 ESV / 2,606 helpful votes

For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

John 16:33 ESV / 2,578 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Proverbs 19:8 ESV / 2,532 helpful votes

Whoever gets sense loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will discover good.

Psalm 24:1 ESV / 2,531 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,

John 3:36 ESV / 2,512 helpful votes

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 2,495 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Proverbs 3:1-2 ESV / 2,495 helpful votes

My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.

John 7:38 ESV / 2,494 helpful votes

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”

2 Peter 1:3 ESV / 2,469 helpful votes

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,

Ecclesiastes 7:14 ESV / 2,463 helpful votes

In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 2,452 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Philippians 2:14-16 ESV / 2,431 helpful votes

Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

Psalm 37:7 ESV / 2,429 helpful votes

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 2,423 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

John 10:1-42 ESV / 2,420 helpful votes

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” ...

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 ESV / 2,417 helpful votes

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”

Genesis 3:22-23 ESV / 2,416 helpful votes

Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—” therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken.

Deuteronomy 30:16 ESV / 2,401 helpful votes

If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you today, by loving the Lord your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it.

Colossians 3:3-4 ESV / 2,400 helpful votes

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 2,398 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Leviticus 24:17-18 ESV / 2,376 helpful votes

“Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death. Whoever takes an animal's life shall make it good, life for life.

1 John 5:12 ESV / 2,372 helpful votes

Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

Psalm 119:93 ESV / 2,346 helpful votes

I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.

John 5:24 ESV / 2,304 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

John 15:13 ESV / 2,289 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 2,277 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

John 11:25 ESV / 2,270 helpful votes

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,

Luke 11:28 ESV / 2,239 helpful votes

But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

Ecclesiastes 5:18 ESV / 2,224 helpful votes

Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot.

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 2,210 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Psalm 25:4 ESV / 2,200 helpful votes

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 2,188 helpful votes

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 2,159 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Psalm 31:3 ESV / 2,122 helpful votes

For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name's sake you lead me and guide me;

John 14:27 ESV / 2,026 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Romans 15:13 ESV / 1,969 helpful votes

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Acts 1:8 ESV / 1,910 helpful votes

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Romans 10:13 ESV / 1,897 helpful votes

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ESV / 1,878 helpful votes

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

Matthew 6:2 ESV / 1,864 helpful votes

“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

Psalm 119:1 ESV / 1,840 helpful votes

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord!

1 John 1:9 ESV / 1,818 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

James 4:14 ESV / 1,803 helpful votes

Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 1,781 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

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