20 Popular Bible Verses About Life

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In the Old Testament of the Bible it says “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). It also tells us that “… the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life” (Leviticus 17:11).

Medical science tells us that when the brain waves stop the human body is dead. However, when a person drowns and stops breathing, what is it that revives them through resuscitation? It is the return of oxygen to the brain … oxygen that is carried to the brain in the blood.

In the New Testament we read that without the shedding of blood by our Savior, Jesus, we could not have eternal life. (Matthew 26:28; Hebrews 9:22). Jesus’ blood is our life – the atonement for our soul. Here are twenty popular Bible verses about life.

In The Beginning

Genesis 1:20 (KJV)  And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

Genesis 2:9 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 3:14 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.

Genesis 3:17,18 And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you,  ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field.

Genesis 3:22,23 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.

Life and Death

Leviticus 24:17,18 “Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death. Whoever takes an animal’s life shall make it good, life for life…”

Deuteronomy 30:19 20 “… 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.”

Proverbs 14:27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Romans 5:10 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.

Eternal (Everlasting) Life

John 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:36 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 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 Timothy 6:12 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.

1 John 5:13 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.

Jesus is Life

John 6:35 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…”

John 8:12 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.”

John 11:25,26 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 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me…”

1 John 5:20 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.

Life Bible Quotes and VersesChristian Quotes About Life

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.” ~ George Washington

“Go forth today, by the help of God’s Spirit, vowing and declaring that in life—-come poverty, come wealth, in death—come pain or come what may, you are and ever must be the Lord’s. For this is written on your heart, ‘We love Him because He first loved us.'” ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

“In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we’re pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker’s praise without anxiety.” ~A.W. Tozer

“Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it.” ~ Chuck Swindoll

“Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.” ~ D.L. Moody

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Resources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version “Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” www.youtube.com ” Lifesong” Casting Crowns

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Jack July 31, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Pam, this is so insightful. Oh that others might read and come to know this life and eternal life found only in Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Thank you.


Pam August 1, 2011 at 7:46 am

Thanks for the encouragement Jack!


Sandy February 1, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I am always looking for pro-life quotes. I was so impressed with your information. Thank you for helping me.


Pam February 1, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Hi Sandy, I am happy that the few verses that I have included here are helpful to you. Every life is precious to God and I thank you for your words of encouragement here. Come back and visit again soon.


paul March 24, 2012 at 10:57 am

this site really superb… i need verses to pray for sins and for exam times will u help me?


Jack March 24, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Thank you Paul. Will pray for you friend. First John 1:9 may help you. Let us know how you do on exams sir.


paul March 25, 2012 at 5:21 am

thanks jack.. i hope all my problems are solved by my jesus…thank u so much


Jack Wellman March 25, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Paul, it is a privilege to pray for one another and there is nothing too hard for our Mighty God, and Jesus. Is anything to hard for God? For me, yes! For Him, nothing. God bless friend.


DAVID BRAY April 10, 2012 at 8:08 am

My life verse from the bible is…….”AMEN”


Albert April 14, 2012 at 9:39 am

Thank; My favourite verse is the Priestly blessings in Numbers 6:24-26 …..

 24 “‘“The LORD bless you
   and keep you;
25 the LORD make his face shine upon you
   and be gracious to you;
26 the LORD turn his face toward you
   and give you peace.”’


Clayton April 16, 2012 at 10:38 am

Gods love
Gods grace
Gods promise to man [the greatest promise
ever made to man.]


Pratish May 8, 2012 at 5:47 am

i need some encouraging themes for youth seminar, social concern.

Thanks in advance


nicoleannealmanzor May 11, 2012 at 6:33 am

I ♥(heart) God ‘cauze he is the saviour of all living


Joseph June 21, 2012 at 4:46 am

i like to begin the day using the word as my shield against the plans of the devil which is instrumental in todays situations. let us pray to have GOD in us always.


Joseph June 21, 2012 at 4:55 am

……we find demons and evil sprits were able to recognise Jesus as son of God most high. but only the unfortunate were not willing to see the same.

To man The ressurection of Jesus from the dead is a mystery
To The Satan and angels of God the death of Jesus was a mystery.


Rexbel August 21, 2012 at 10:17 am

I need to find life verse because iam a
contestant this is for God glory pls.
help me out find very wonderful life verse
for the question and answer….


Pamela Rose Williams August 22, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Hello Rexbel,

Try looking at this article … maybe your life verse is listed!


dan eraldo September 26, 2012 at 12:10 am

i love reading this. blesses me so much and inspires!


joenardey October 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm

thanks god.


jean sandra October 28, 2012 at 8:46 am

gods love me tank you for the world god bless this world.


Rouben Peralta Paner November 1, 2012 at 10:11 am

GOD BLESS US ALL.. Thank you Lord.. AMEN…!


Michelle November 27, 2012 at 6:31 pm

In all things be well balance. 1 Peter 5:8 (AMP) This verse has always helped me to stay where I need to be. Life can get us way down or way up…God needs us to be steady and follow Him. Love this verse, definitely my life verse and the AMP version wording really helps me.


angel February 27, 2013 at 9:32 am

i love to hear and to know more about GOD.i am a new one.
please help me pray to have a good job in other country we are about to apply….=(..


Bijay April 17, 2013 at 4:56 am

It makes me really happy and be bless,sometimes i wondering that the life is meaningless, however, i continue my foot step while,i think,serve the lord is very big job only few person can carry this, its all depend on their gift which is given by god.perhaps,still i m fearing with myself that in bible i found several times fear not i will be with u. even i became as like a person who don’t believe in bible verse..so’ i beg to you pray for me that i have decided to follow him, no matter if i will be not blessed in business field, however,i I’ll serve the lord as long as i m alive……..because i know he is very compassionate………………….


shooting targets May 12, 2013 at 12:54 pm

This is my first time pay a quick visit at here and i am truly pleassant to read everthing at
single place.


RAJKAMAL.G.PANIA May 22, 2013 at 6:49 am

Greetings in Jesus name,
First I want to thank you for these wonderful bible verses for condolence.
It was a great help for me because I had to speak in a condolence meeting.
May God bless you.


Leticia May 31, 2013 at 3:36 am

Pamela, your are such a blessing and a vessel for the Most Holy! Thank you for enriching my faith walk. And thanks to the others who’ve left comments that also have inspired me.

To God be the glory…always!


Pamela Rose Williams July 10, 2013 at 8:47 am

My pleasure, I am so thankful for you encouraging words.


Maria June 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm

First of all thanks you Jesus for dying on the cross to save our sins. Ever since I have came into the Lord I have never felt so blessed, Now I truly know that someone cares for me, someone loves me and that I have something to share all my thoughts, feelings and problems with. You’re truly great and I am thankful to have someone as perfect as you are in my life. x


CEDRIC C.CABILAO August 14, 2013 at 9:38 pm

please pray for my study to graduate jn political science and pray to procced in college in law.and all my tuition fees in college and wisdom and knowledge and protection,leading and guidance.daily needs and financial blessing and shower of blessing.blessing provision divine blessing.protection of our philippine govt.and military and our allied nation united states and all allied nation. right job,apartment and right partner.academic excellence pass all my subject and bar exam.


Jack Wellman August 14, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Will be honored to pray for this need Cedric my friend. Please let us know how it turns out sir.


Yvette Jones December 26, 2013 at 4:41 pm

If by confession and obedience eternal life is settled,its the death process that makes life worth living. John 11:25,26 ~ Yvette Jones


Jimmy Urban January 29, 2015 at 11:03 am

so blessed thank you


Angela January 23, 2016 at 4:56 pm

hi all can I ask everyone to pray for my god mother Bev please she is suffering with cancer and the doctors cant help i’m still learning about Jesus and God thank you


Alexander Robert February 11, 2017 at 10:46 pm

I was preparing a Sunday surmon one ‘ A gift of Grace” you article helped me a lot. I’m blessed. Keep me in your prayer.
I’m Pastor Alexander Robert from Pakistan. Staying at Dallas, TX.


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