Scriptures - Long Life
Genesis 15:15 NKJV
You shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age.
Now Abraham was old, well advanced in age; and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.
This is the sum of the years of Abraham's life which he lived: one hundred and seventy-five years.
Then Abraham breathed his last and died in a
good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.
Now the days of Isaac were one hundred and eighty years.
So Isaac breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people, being old and full of days.
And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years. So the length of Jacob's life was one hundred and forty-seven years.
And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.
Therefore know this day, and consider it in your heart, that the LORD Himself is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other.
You shall therefore keep His statutes and His commandments which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which the LORD your God is giving you for all time.
The Lord your God told me to give you all these commandments which you are to obey in the land you will soon be entering, where you will live.
The purpose of these laws is to cause you, your sons, and your grandsons to reverence the Lord your God by obeying all of his instructions as long as you live; if you do, you will have long, prosperous years ahead of you.
So keep these commandments carefully in mind. Tie them to your hand to remind you to obey them, and tie them to your forehead between your eyes!
Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are sitting at home, when you are out walking, at bedtime, and before breakfast!
Write them upon the doors of your houses and upon your gates,
That your days and the days of your children may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.
Moses was 120 years old when he died, yet his eyesight was perfect and he was as strong as a young man.
You shall come to your grave in ripe old age, and as a shock of grain goes up [to the threshing floor] in its season.
Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations. So Job died, old and full of days.
Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.
The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree [be long-lived, stately, upright, useful, and fruitful]; they shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic, stable, durable, and incorruptible].
Planted in the house of the Lord, they shall flourish in the courts of our God.
[Growing in grace] they shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap [of spiritual vitality] and [rich in the] verdure [of trust, love, and contentment].
My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands;
For length of days and long life and peace they will add to you.
Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding;
For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold.
She is more precious than rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.
Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand riches and honor.
The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord prolongs one's days, but the years of the wicked shall be made short.
Reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death.
A relaxed attitude lengthens a man's life; jealousy rots it away.
[Reverent and worshipful] fear of the LORD gives life, security, and protection from harm.
True humility and [reverent and worshipful] fear of the LORD lead to riches, honor and long life.
Even to your old age, I am He, and even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.
I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the person whose ears are open to My words [who listens to My message] and believes and trusts in and clings to and relies on Him Who sent Me has (possesses now) eternal life. And he does not come into judgment [does not incur sentence of judgment, will not come under condemnation], but he has already passed over out of death into life.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise: that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.
For the Scriptures say, "If you want a happy life and good days, keep your tongue from speaking evil, and keep your lips from telling lies.