John 12:25
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English Standard Version
Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

King James Bible
He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

American Standard Version
He that loveth his life loseth it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Itself remaineth alone. But if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world, keepeth it unto life eternal.

English Revised Version
He that loveth his life loseth it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world, shall keep it to life eternal.

Weymouth New Testament
He who holds his life dear, is destroying it; and he who makes his life of no account in this world shall keep it to the Life of the Ages.

John 12:25 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Life (ψυχὴν)

See on Mark 12:30; see on Luke 1:46.

Shall lose (ἄπολέσει)

The best texts read ἀπολλύει, loseth. See on Luke 9:25.

In this world

This earthly economy, regarded as alien and hostile to God. The words are added in order to explain the strong phrase, hateth his life or soul.

Shall keep (φυλάξει)

See on 1 Peter 1:4.

John 12:25 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

that loveth.

Matthew 10:39 He that finds his life shall lose it: and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.

Matthew 16:25 For whoever will save his life shall lose it: and whoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

Matthew 19:29 And every one that has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children...

Mark 8:35 For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.

Luke 9:23,24 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me...

Luke 17:33 Whoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry...

Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, What mean you to weep and to break my heart? for I am ready not to be bound only...

Hebrews 11:35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance...

Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives to the death.

hateth.

Genesis 29:30-33 And he went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years...

Ecclesiastes 2:17 Therefore I hated life; because the work that is worked under the sun is grievous to me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters...

Cross References
Matthew 10:39
Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Matthew 16:25
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Mark 8:35
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it.

Luke 9:24
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.

Luke 14:26
"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.

Luke 17:33
Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it.

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