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ζωὴ (Gtr. zoe) meaning 'life' Strong's 2222

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Introduction 2.2

This is a word study about the meaning of the Greek word ζωὴ, 'zoe' (Strong's 2222) meaning 'life'. It gives every verse where the word "zoe" appears in the New Testament. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word zoe appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with bold and yellow. In Greek the suffixes and some prepositions are not added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, except for case endings, so the associated suffix or preposition has not been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.2 Scriptures for ζωὴ (Gtr. zoe) meaning 'life' Strong's 2222

Matthew 7:14 Because narrow is the gate, and difficult is the way, which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
18:8 Therefore if your hand or your foot offends you, cut them off, and cast them from you: it is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
18:9 And if your eye offends you, pluck it out, and cast it from you: it is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
19:16 And, behold, one came and said to him, Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
19:17 And he said to him, Why do you call me good? No one is good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into life, keep the commandments.
19:29 And everyone who has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Mark 9:43 And if your hand offends you, cut it off: it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
9:45 And if your foot offends you, cut it off: it is better for you to enter into life lame, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
10:17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeling down to him, asked him, Good teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
10:30 But he shall receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the age to come eternal life.

Luke 1:75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
12:15 And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of the things which he possesses.
16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and you are tormented.
18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
18:30 Who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come life everlasting.

John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
3:15 That whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
3:36 He who believes in the Son has everlasting life: and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abides on him.
4:14 But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
4:36 And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit to life eternal: that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.
5:24 Amen, amen, I say to you, He who hears my word, and believes in him who sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death to life.
5:26 For as the Father has life in himself; so has he given to the Son to have life in himself;
5:29 And shall come forth; those who have done good, to the resurrection of life; and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.
5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are those which testify of me.
5:40 And you will not come to me, that you might have life.
6:27 Do not labour for the food which perishes, but for that food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give to you: for him has God the Father sealed.
6:33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world.
6:35 And Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life: he who comes to me shall never hunger; and he who believes in me shall never thirst.
6:40 And this is the will of him who sent me, that everyone who sees the Son, and believes in him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
6:47 Amen, amen, I say to you, He who believes in me has everlasting life.
6:48 I am that bread of life.
6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
6:53 Then Jesus said to them, Amen, amen, I say to you, Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you.
6:54 Whoever eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
6:63 It is the spirit that makes alive; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life.
6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
8:12 Then Jesus spoke again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
10:10 The thief does not come, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I came that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
10:28 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall not perish for ever, nor shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
11:25 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he who believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
12:25 He who loves his life shall lose it; and he who hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.
12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatever I speak therefore, even as the Father said to me, so I speak.
14:6 Jesus says to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.
17:2 As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him.
17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
20:31 But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you might have life through his name.

Acts 2:28 You have made known to me the ways of life; you shall make me full of joy with your countenance.
3:15 And killed the Prince of when was christ crucified, whom God has raised from the dead; of which we are witnesses.
5:20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.
8:33 In his humiliation his judgement was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? For his life is taken from the earth.
11:18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then has God also to the Gentiles granted repentance to life.
13:46 Then, speaking boldly, Paul and Barnabas said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing you put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
17:25 Nor is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he gives to all life, and breath, and all things;

Romans 2:7 To those who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
5:17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.
5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one death came into all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one life came into all men to justification of life.
5:21 That as sin has reigned in death, even so might grace reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end everlasting life.
6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
7:10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be to death.
8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
8:10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
11:15 For if the casting away of them was the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?

1 Corinthians 3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;
15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

2 Corinthians 2:16 To the one we are the odour of death to death; and to the other the odour of life to life. And who is sufficient for these things?
4:10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
4:11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
4:12 So then death works in us, but life in you.
5:4 For we who are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.

Galatians 6:8 For he who sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he who sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Ephesians 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

Philippians 1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it is by life, or by death.
2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, nor laboured in vain.
4:3 And I entreat you also, true yokefellow, help those women who laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellow-labourers, whose names are in the book of life.

Colossians 3:3 For you are dead, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall you also appear with him in glory.

1 Timothy 1:16 However, because of this I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to those being about to believe on him to life everlasting.
4:8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you are also called, and have confessed a good confession before many witnesses.
6:19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

2 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,
1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who has abolished death, and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the world began;
3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Hebrews 7:3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like to the Son of God; abides a priest continually.
7:16 Who is not made after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation: for when he has been proved, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love him.
4:14 You who do not know what shall be tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away.

1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, you husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers are not hindered.
3:10 For he who will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no deceit:

2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who has called us to glory and virtue:

1 John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
1:2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show to you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us;)
2:25 And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life.
3:14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brothers. He who does not love his brother abides in death.
3:15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
5:11 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
5:12 He who has the Son has life; and he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
5:13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may believe in the name of the Son of God.
5:16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not to death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for those who do not sin to death. There is a sin to death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know him who is true, and we are in him who is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.

Revelation 2:7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches; To him who overcomes will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the Devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tested; and you shall have tribulation ten days: be faithful to death, and I will give you a crown of life.
3:5 He who overcomes, the same shall be clothed in white clothing; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
11:11 And after three days and a half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon those who saw them.
13:8 And all who dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
17:8 The beast that you saw was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and those who dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
20:15 And whoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
21:6 And he said to me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to him who is thirsty of the fountain of the water of life freely.
21:27 And there shall in no way enter into it anything that defiles, nor whatever works abomination, or makes a lie: but those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.
22:1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bore twelve types of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
22:14 Blessed are those who do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him who hears say, Come. And let him who is thirsty come. And whoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

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