|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) That which furnishes support to life; means of support; livelihood; as, a meager subsistence.
2. (n.) Real being; existence.
3. (n.) Inherency; as, the subsistence of qualities in bodies.
4. (n.) Same as Hypostasis, 2.
Subsistence (2 Occurrences)
Hebrews 1:3 who being the brightness of the glory, and the impress of His subsistence, bearing up also the all things by the saying of his might -- through himself having made a cleansing of our sins, sat down at the right hand of the greatness in the highest, (YLT)
2 Peter 3:5 For this is hidden from them through their own wilfulness, that heavens were of old, and an earth, having its subsistence out of water and in water, by the word of God, (DBY)