100 Bible Verses about Life

John 3:16 ESV / 669 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 14:6 ESV / 641 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.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 627 helpful votes

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

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 395 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.

John 10:10 ESV / 388 helpful votes

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

John 6:35 ESV / 304 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 301 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 8:28 ESV / 285 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.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 260 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.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 258 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Matthew 16:25 ESV / 257 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 244 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

John 8:12 ESV / 218 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.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 215 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 40:31 ESV / 208 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.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 200 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.”

John 11:25-26 ESV / 197 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?”

John 5:24 ESV / 195 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 11:25 ESV / 194 helpful votes

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

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 186 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.

Psalm 73:26 ESV / 181 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 175 helpful votes

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

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 173 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.”

Genesis 2:9 ESV / 167 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.

Genesis 1:20 ESV / 167 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.”

Romans 5:10 ESV / 166 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.

1 John 5:20 ESV / 165 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.

John 16:33 ESV / 164 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.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 162 helpful votes

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

James 1:12 ESV / 161 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.

Colossians 3:3-4 ESV / 161 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.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 161 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 6:12 ESV / 159 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.

John 1:12 ESV / 157 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 154 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 153 helpful votes

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Proverbs 14:27 ESV / 147 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 146 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 146 helpful votes

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 145 helpful votes

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

John 15:13 ESV / 144 helpful votes

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

Micah 6:8 ESV / 144 helpful votes

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 143 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. ...

Leviticus 24:17-18 ESV / 136 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.

Philippians 4:7 ESV / 135 helpful votes

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 135 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 135 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:13 ESV / 134 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.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 133 helpful votes

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 128 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

James 4:14 ESV / 123 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.

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 123 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,

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 121 helpful votes

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 ESV / 121 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.”

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 119 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ESV / 116 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.

Genesis 3:14 ESV / 116 helpful votes

The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field; on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 114 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Acts 1:8 ESV / 114 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.”

Genesis 3:22-23 ESV / 114 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.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 112 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 112 helpful votes

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Galatians 1:15 ESV / 109 helpful votes

But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace,

Proverbs 18:10 ESV / 109 helpful votes

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 107 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 106 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.

Romans 8:31 ESV / 106 helpful votes

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

John 12:25 ESV / 106 helpful votes

Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 106 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

John 11:1-57 ESV / 105 helpful votes

Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. ...

Genesis 1:26 ESV / 105 helpful votes

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 103 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.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 102 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 102 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 101 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,

2 Peter 1:3 ESV / 95 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 12:13-14 ESV / 95 helpful votes

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 95 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 94 helpful votes

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 94 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.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 91 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

John 3:36 ESV / 91 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.

Romans 10:13 ESV / 90 helpful votes

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

John 14:27 ESV / 89 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.

Philippians 1:21 ESV / 88 helpful votes

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

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 88 helpful votes

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 88 helpful votes

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 87 helpful votes

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

James 1:2-4 ESV / 84 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

1 John 5:13 ESV / 83 helpful votes

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.

John 17:3 ESV / 83 helpful votes

And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

John 5:1-47 ESV / 82 helpful votes

After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades. In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” ...

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 81 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

1 Corinthians 1:27 ESV / 78 helpful votes

But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;

John 14:1-31 ESV / 77 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” ...

1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV / 76 helpful votes

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—

1 John 3:2 ESV / 73 helpful votes

Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

Matthew 16:26 ESV / 70 helpful votes

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?

Exodus 20:13 ESV / 68 helpful votes

“You shall not murder.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

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