What Does the Bible Say About Life? 11 Inspirational Verses


John 3:16

ESV“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
KJVFor God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
NASB“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
NIVFor God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
NLT“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

John 14:6

ESVJesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
KJVJesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
NASBJesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
NIVJesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
NLTJesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.

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Romans 6:23

ESVFor the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
KJVFor the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
NASBFor the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
NIVFor the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
NLTFor the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 10:10

ESVThe thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
KJVThe thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
NASB“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
NIVThe thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
NLTThe thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.

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John 6:35

ESVJesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
KJVAnd Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
NASBJesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.
NIVThen 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.
NLTJesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

Genesis 2:7

ESVthen 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.
KJVAnd 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.
NASBThen the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
NIVThen 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.
NLTThen the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person.

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Romans 12:2

ESVDo not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
KJVAnd be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
NASBAnd do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
NIVDo 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.
NLTDon’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Romans 8:28

ESVAnd we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
KJVAnd we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
NASBAnd we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
NIVAnd we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
NLTAnd we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

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Jeremiah 29:11

ESVFor I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
KJVFor I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
NASB‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
NIVFor I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
NLTFor I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

John 8:12

ESVAgain 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.”
KJVThen spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
NASBThen Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
NIVWhen Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
NLTJesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”

Philippians 4:13

ESVI can do all things through him who strengthens me.
KJVI can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
NASBI can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
NIVI can do all this through him who gives me strength.
NLTFor I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

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