My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.
Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.
Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths.
The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.
Then he said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions."
What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life "?
Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them." [^3]
For, "Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.
They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.
Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
The LORD will keep you from all harm — he will watch over your life;
the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you,
so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
"Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
Then the LORD God formed a man "from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
"Show me, LORD, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.
You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure. [^1]
"Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.
For we live by faith, not by sight.
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity "and honor.
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in "Christ Jesus our Lord.
Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.
I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.
For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;
and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
35 For whoever wants to save their life "will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.
36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
37 Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels."
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.
For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
Be very careful, then, how you live —not as unwise but as wise,
making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart. [^1]
Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days,
keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.