Bible Verses about Life

Life is an important theme in the Scriptures and there are a number of significant Bible verses about life, covering both life here in the flesh and eternal life with God.

What is life? What does God say about life? When searching for Bible verses on life, we come across passages both about life here on the earth and eternal life in heaven, and the difference between the two.

You will find some great passages here exploring life that are perfect for either personal reflection or usage in a sermon. The value of our physical life in contrast to eternal life is especially interesting.



20 Scriptures about Life


“Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.” [English Standard Version, John 12:25]


“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.” [Genesis 2:7]


“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?” [Matthew 16:26]


“For Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;” [1 Peter 3:10]


“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.” [James 4:14]


“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life–the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us–” [1 John 1:1-2]


“Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” [John 14:6]


“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]


“The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.” [Genesis 3:20]


“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” [John 10:10]


“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 Timothy 4:8]


“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” [John 10:10]


“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.”” [Hebrews 13:5]


“I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession,” [1 Timothy 6:13]


“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.” [Colossians 3:3-4]


“Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life” [1 John 5:12]


“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 3:16]


“Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” [John 6:27]


“But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.” [Romans 8:10]


“Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.” [Proverbs 3:16]

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What Does The Bible Teach Us About Life?

These Bible verses about life range from the creation of man to the blessed offer of eternal life.

We discover that it is God who has created mankind by breathing into us the breath of life. Our life here on the earth is to be one of following God with an understanding that this life passes away quickly and that eternal life is what really matters.

I have often found some of these passages inspirational in my daily walk with Christ, especially the passages that claim the acquisition of anything the world has to offer is of no comparison to the eternal life of our soul.

Not only do these Scriptures about life describe God as the source of life, but Jesus is identified as the eternal life that walked among us. He himself claims that he is the only way to eternal life and we are told that whoever has Christ has life, but those who do not know him do not have life.

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