100 Bible Verses about Life

John 3:16 ESV / 2,076 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 / 1,921 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 / 1,777 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 / 1,520 helpful votes

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

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 1,367 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 6:35 ESV / 1,229 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 8:28 ESV / 1,226 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 1,158 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.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 1,131 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 1,107 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.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 1,097 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.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 1,080 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.

John 8:12 ESV / 966 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.”

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 945 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. ...

Psalm 73:26 ESV / 867 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:20 ESV / 858 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.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 852 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.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 834 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 11:25-26 ESV / 832 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?”

1 Timothy 6:12 ESV / 823 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.

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 795 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.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 765 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:10 ESV / 764 helpful votes

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

Romans 5:10 ESV / 761 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.

Genesis 2:9 ESV / 756 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 / 755 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.”

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 734 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 732 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 713 helpful votes

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

James 4:14 ESV / 703 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 16:33 ESV / 698 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 14:27 ESV / 673 helpful votes

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

Romans 15:13 ESV / 670 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.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 658 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 650 helpful votes

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

Psalm 27:1 ESV / 647 helpful votes

Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 643 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.”

Matthew 16:25 ESV / 639 helpful votes

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

James 1:12 ESV / 638 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.

John 15:13 ESV / 626 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:3-4 ESV / 621 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 26:3 ESV / 603 helpful votes

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

James 1:2-4 ESV / 590 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.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 589 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.”

Romans 8:31 ESV / 555 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 555 helpful votes

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

Psalm 138:3 ESV / 549 helpful votes

On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.

Acts 1:8 ESV / 538 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.”

John 12:25 ESV / 530 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 526 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV / 526 helpful votes

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 513 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 3:22-23 ESV / 510 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.

Leviticus 24:17-18 ESV / 504 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.

John 11:25 ESV / 503 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:23-24 ESV / 500 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.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 499 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.

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 ESV / 495 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.”

John 1:12 ESV / 493 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 489 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, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ESV / 483 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.

John 5:24 ESV / 478 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.

Genesis 3:14 ESV / 472 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.

Matthew 16:26 ESV / 469 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?

1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV / 467 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”—

John 14:27 ESV / 463 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.

Nehemiah 8:10 ESV / 455 helpful votes

Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Isaiah 40:29 ESV / 452 helpful votes

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 452 helpful votes

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 448 helpful votes

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.

Psalm 118:24 ESV / 445 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 439 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Romans 10:13 ESV / 439 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:6 ESV / 437 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.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 436 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:21 ESV / 434 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 430 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:13 ESV / 427 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.

2 Peter 1:3 ESV / 427 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,

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 425 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 416 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,

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 415 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.”

John 3:16-17 ESV / 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. 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.

John 3:36 ESV / 409 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.

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 409 helpful votes

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV / 407 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 401 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.

Exodus 15:2 ESV / 390 helpful votes

The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.

Isaiah 12:2 ESV / 383 helpful votes

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”

Genesis 1:26 ESV / 379 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.”

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 366 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 27:19 ESV / 364 helpful votes

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

Psalm 121:7-8 ESV / 363 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.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV / 360 helpful votes

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 340 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.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 333 helpful votes

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 330 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.

Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV / 329 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 326 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 John 3:2 ESV / 315 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.

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