Life, Natural

  • God is the Author of.

    Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

    Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

  • God preserves.

    Psalms 36:6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.

    Psalms 66:9 Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.

  • life (KJV Dictionary)

  • Is in the hand of God.

    Job 12:10 In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.

    Daniel 5:23 But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified:

  • Forfeited by sin.

    Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

    Genesis 3:17-19 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

  • Of others, not to be taken away.

    Exodus 20:13 Thou shalt not kill.

  • See LIFE in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

  • DESCRIBED AS
    • Vain.

      Ecclesiastes 6:12 For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?

    • Limited.

      Job 7:1 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

      Job 14:5 Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;

    • Bible concordance for LIFE

    • Short.

      Job 14:1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

      Psalms 89:47 Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?

    • Uncertain.

      James 4:13-15 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

    • Full of trouble.

      Job 14:1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

    See Life in McClintock and Strong.

  • God's loving-kindness better than.

    Psalms 63:3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

  • The value of.

    Job 2:4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.

    Matthew 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

  • Preserved by discretion.

    Proverbs 13:3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

  • Sometimes prolonged, in answer to prayer.

    Isaiah 38:2-5 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, 3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. 4 Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying, 5 Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.

    James 5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

  • Obedience to God, tends to prolong.

    Deuteronomy 30:20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

  • Obedience to parents, tends to prolong.

    Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

    Proverbs 4:10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.

  • Cares and pleasures of, dangerous.

    Luke 8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

    Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

    2 Timothy 2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

  • Saints have true enjoyment of.

    Psalms 128:2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

    1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

  • Of saints, specially protected by God.

    Job 2:6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.

    Acts 18:10 For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.

    1 Peter 3:13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?

  • Of the wicked, not specially protected by God.

    Job 36:6 He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor.

    Psalms 78:50 He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;

  • The wicked have their portion of good, during.

    Psalms 17:14 From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.

    Luke 6:24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

    Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

  • SHOULD BE SPENT IN
    • The fear of God.

      1 Peter 1:17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

    • The service of God.

      Luke 1:75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.

    • Living unto God.

      Romans 14:8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

      Philippians 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

    • Peace.

      Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

      1 Timothy 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

    • Doing good.

      Ecclesiastes 3:12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

  • Should be taken all due care of.

    Matthew 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

    Acts 27:34 Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.

  • Should be laid down, if necessary, for Christ.

    Matthew 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

    Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

    Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

  • Should be laid down, if necessary, for the brethren.

    Romans 16:4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

    1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

  • BE THANKFUL FOR
    • The preservation of.

      Psalms 103:4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

      John 2:6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.

    • The supply of its wants.

      Genesis 48:15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,

  • The dissatisfied despise.

    Ecclesiastes 2:17 Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

  • We know not what is good for us in.

    Ecclesiastes 6:12 For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?

  • Be not over-anxious to provide for its wants.

    Matthew 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

  • The enjoyment of, consists not in abundance of possessions.

    Luke 12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

  • IS COMPARED TO
    • An eagle hasting to the prey.

      Job 9:26 They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.

    • A pilgrimage.

      Genesis 47:9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.

    • A tale told.

      Psalms 90:9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.

    • A swift post.

      Job 9:25 Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.

    • A swift ship.

      Job 9:26 They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.

    • A hand-breadth.

      Psalms 39:5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

    • A shepherd's tent removed.

      Isaiah 38:18 For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

    • A dream.

      Psalms 73:20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.

    • A sleep.

      Psalms 90:5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.

    • A vapor.

      James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

    • A shadow.

      Ecclesiastes 6:12 For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?

    • A thread cut by the weaver.

      Isaiah 38:12 Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life: he will cut me off with pining sickness: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.

    • A weaver's shuttle.

      Job 7:6 My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

    • A flower.

      Job 14:2 He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

    • Grass.

      1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

    • Water spilt on the ground.

      2 Samuel 14:14 For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.

    • Wind.

      Job 7:7 O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good.

  • Shortness of, should lead to spiritual improvement.

    Deuteronomy 32:29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

    Psalms 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

  • Sometimes judicially shortened.

    1 Samuel 2:32-33 And thou shalt see an enemy in my habitation, in all the wealth which God shall give Israel: and there shall not be an old man in thine house for ever. 33 And the man of thine, whom I shall not cut off from mine altar, shall be to consume thine eyes, and to grieve thine heart: and all the increase of thine house shall die in the flower of their age.

  • Miraculously restored by Christ.

    Matthew 9:18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

    Matthew 9:25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

 
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