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Bible Usage:

  • life used 450 times.


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Generally of physical life (Genesis 2:7; Luke 16:25, etc.); also used figuratively (1) for immortality (Hebrews 7:16); (2) conduct or manner of life (Romans 6:4); (3) spiritual life or salvation (John 3:16, 17, 18, 36); (4) eternal life (Matthew 19:16, 17; John 3:15); of God and Christ as the absolute source and cause of all life (John 1:4; 5:26, 39; 11:25; 12:50).

Naves Topical Index

Breath of
Genesis 2:7

Called Spirit of God
Job 27:3

Tree of
Genesis 2:9; Genesis 3:22; Genesis 3:24; Proverbs 3:18; Proverbs 13:12; Revelation 2:7

Sacredness of, an inference from what is taught in the law concerning murder

Long life promised:

To obedient children
Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16

To those who keep the commandments
Deuteronomy 4:40; Deuteronomy 22:7

Vanity of
Deuteronomy 21:1

Ecclesiastes 2:17

To be hated for Christ's sake
Luke 14:26

What shall a man give in exchange for
Matthew 16:26; Mark 8:37

He that loseth it shall save it
Matthew 10:39; Matthew 16:25-26; Luke 9:24; John 12:25

Weary of life:

John 18:3; Job 7:1-3; Job 10:18-20

Jeremiah 20:14-18

1 Kings 19:1-8

Jonah 4:8-9

Life of Christ, a ransom
Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45; 1 Timothy 2:6

Brevity and uncertainty of

General references
Genesis 47:9; 1 Samuel 20:3; 2 Samuel 14:14; 1 Chronicles 29:15; Job 4:19-21; Job 7:6-10; Job 7:17; Job 8:9; Job 9:25-26; Job 10:9; Job 10:20-21; Job 13:12; Job 13:25; Job 13:28; Genesis 18:27; Job 14:1-2; Job 17:1; Psalms 22:29; Psalms 39:4-6; Psalms 39:11; Psalms 78:39; Psalms 89:47-48; Psalms 90:3; Psalms 90:5-6; Psalms 90:9-10; Psalms 102:11; Psalms 103:14-16; Psalms 144:3-4; Psalms 146:4; Proverbs 27:1; Ecclesiastes 1:4; Ecclesiastes 6:12; Isaiah 2:22; Isaiah 38:12; Isaiah 40:6-7; Isaiah 40:24; 1 Peter 1:24; Isaiah 50:9; Isaiah 51:8; Isaiah 51:12; Isaiah 64:6; James 1:10-11; James 4:14


General references
Psalms 21:4; Psalms 121:8; Psalms 133:3; Isaiah 25:8; Daniel 12:2; Matthew 19:16-21; Luke 18:18; Matthew 19:29; Mark 10:30; Matthew 25:46; Luke 18:30; Luke 20:36; John 3:14-16; John 4:14; John 5:24-25; John 5:29; John 5:39; John 6:27; John 6:40; John 6:47; John 6:50-58; John 6:68; John 10:10; John 10:27-28; John 12:25; John 12:50; John 17:2-3; Acts 13:46; Acts 13:48; Romans 2:7; Romans 5:21; Romans 6:22-23; 1 Corinthians 15:53-54; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Galatians 6:8; 1 Timothy 1:16; 1 Timothy 4:8; 1 Timothy 6:12; 1 Timothy 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:10; Titus 1:2; Titus 3:7; 1 John 2:25; 1 John 3:15; 1 John 5:11-13; 1 John 5:20; Jude 1:21; Revelation 1:18

From God
Genesis 2:7; Deuteronomy 8:3; Deuteronomy 30:20; Deuteronomy 32:39-40; 1 Samuel 2:6; Job 27:3; Job 34:14-15; Psalms 22:29; Psalms 30:3; Psalms 68:20; Psalms 104:30; Ecclesiastes 12:7; Isaiah 38:16-20; Acts 17:25-26; Acts 17:28; Romans 4:17; 1 Timothy 6:13; James 4:15

Spiritual life
John 3:3-16; John 5:24-26; John 5:40; John 6:27; John 6:33; John 6:35; John 6:40; John 6:47; John 10:10; John 11:25-26; John 14:6; John 17:2-3; John 20:31; Romans 6:4-5; Romans 6:8; Romans 6:11; Romans 6:13; Romans 6:22-23; Romans 8:10; 1 John 1:1-2

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LIFE, noun plu lives. [See Live.]

1. In a general sense, that state of animals and plants, or of an organized being, in which its natural functions and motions are performed, or in which its organs are capable of performing their functions. A tree is not destitute of life in winter, when the functions of its organs are suspended; nor man during a swoon or syncope; nor strictly birds, quadrupeds or serpents during their torpitude in winter. They are not strictly dead, till the functions of their organs are incapable of being renewed.

2. In animals, animation; vitality; and in man, that state of being in which the soul and body are united.

He entreated me not to take his life

3. In plants, the state in which they grow or are capable of growth, by means of the circulation of the sap. The life of an oak may be two, three, or four hundred years.

4. The present state of existence; the time from birth to death. The life of man seldom exceeds seventy years.

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 1 Corinthians 15:19.

5. Manner of living; conduct; deportment, in regard to morals.

I will teach my family to lead good lives.

6. Condition; course of living, in regard to happiness and misery. We say, a man's life has been a series of prosperity, or misfortune.

7. Blood, the supposed vehicle of animation.

And the warm life came issuing through the wound.

8. Animals in general; animal being.

Full nature swarms with life

9. System of animal nature.

Lives through all life

10. Spirit; animation; briskness; vivacity; resolution.

They have no notion of life and fire in fancy and words.

11. The living form; real person or state; in opposition to a copy; as, a picture is taken from the life; a description from the life

12. Exact resemblance; with to, before life

His portrait is draw to the life

13. General state of man, or of social manners; as the studies and arts that polish life

14. Condition; rank in society; as high life and low life

15.Common occurrences; course of things; human affairs.

But to know that which before us lies in daily life is the prime wisdom.

16. A person; a living being; usually or always, a human being. How many lives were sacrificed during the revolution?

17. Narrative of a past life; history of the events of life; biographical narration. Johnson wrote the life of Milton, and the lives of other poets.

18. In Scripture, nourishment; support of life

For the tree of the field is man's life Deuteronomy 20:19.

19. The stomach or appetite.

His life abhorreth bread. Job 33:4.

20. The enjoyments or blessings of the present life

Having the promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. 1 Timothy 4:8.

21. Supreme felicity.

To be spiritually minded is life and peace. Romans 8:2.

22. Eternal happiness in heaven. Romans 5:10.

23. Restoration to life Romans 5:10.

24. The author and giver of supreme felicity.

I am the way, the truth, and the life John 14:6.

25. A quickening, animating and strengthening principle, in a moral sense. John 6:27.

26. The state of being in force, or the term for which an instrument has legal operation; as the life of an execution.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. The blood necessary to life; vital blood.

2. That which constitutes or gives strength and energy.

Money, the life-blood of the nation.

LI'FE-BLOOD, adjective Necessary as blood to life; essential.

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LIFE-ESTA'TE, noun An estate that continues during the life of the possessor.

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LIFE-EVERL'ASTING, noun A plant of the genus Gnaphalium.

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LI'FE-GIVING, adjective Having power to give life; inspiriting; invigorating.

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LI'FEGUARD, noun A guard of the life or person; a guard that attends the person of a prince, or other person.

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LI'FELESS, adjective

1. Dead; deprived of life; as a lifeless body.

2. Destitute of life; unanimated; as lifeless matter.

3. Destitute of power, force, vigor or spirit; dull; heavy; inactive.

4. Void of spirit; vapid; as liquor.

5. Torpid.

6. Wanting physical energy.

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LI'FELESSLY, adverb Without vigor; dully; frigidly; heavily.

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LI'FELESSNESS, noun Destitution of life, vigor and spirit; inactivity.

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LI'FELIKE, adjective Like a living person.

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LI'FERENT, noun The rent of an estate that continues for life.

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LI'FESTRING, noun a nerve or string that is imagined to be essential to life.

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LI'FETIME, noun The time that life continues; duration of life.

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LI'FEWEARY, adjective Tired of life; weary of living.