John 12:25
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

New Living Translation
Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for eternity.

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

Berean Study Bible
Whoever loves his life will lose it, but whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

Berean Literal Bible
The one loving his life loses it, and the one hating his life in this world will keep it to eternal life.

New American Standard Bible
"He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who loves his life will lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

International Standard Version
The one who loves his life will destroy it, and the one who hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life.

NET Bible
The one who loves his life destroys it, and the one who hates his life in this world guards it for eternal life.

New Heart English Bible
He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to eternal life.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Whoever loves his life shall destroy it and whoever hates his life in this world shall keep it for eternal life.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who love their lives will destroy them, and those who hate their lives in this world will guard them for everlasting life.

New American Standard 1977
“He who loves his life loses it; and he who hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that loves his life shall lose it, and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

King James 2000 Bible
He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

American King James Version
He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it to 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.

Darby Bible Translation
He that loves his life shall lose it, and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it to 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.

World English Bible
He who loves his life will lose it. He who hates his life in this world will keep it to eternal life.

Young's Literal Translation
he who is loving his life shall lose it, and he who is hating his life in this world -- to life age-during shall keep it;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:20-26 In attendance upon holy ordinances, particularly the gospel passover, the great desire of our souls should be to see Jesus; to see him as ours, to keep up communion with him, and derive grace from him. The calling of the Gentiles magnified the Redeemer. A corn of wheat yields no increase unless it is cast into the ground. Thus Christ might have possessed his heavenly glory alone, without becoming man. Or, after he had taken man's nature, he might have entered heaven alone, by his own perfect righteousness, without suffering or death; but then no sinner of the human race could have been saved. The salvation of souls hitherto, and henceforward to the end of time, is owing to the dying of this Corn of wheat. Let us search whether Christ be in us the hope of glory; let us beg him to make us indifferent to the trifling concerns of this life, that we may serve the Lord Jesus with a willing mind, and follow his holy example.
Study Bible
Jesus Predicts His Death
24Truly, truly, I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a seed; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25Whoever loves his life will lose it, but whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, My servant will be as well. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.…
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 wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

Mark 8:35
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and for the gospel will save it.

Luke 9:24
For whoever wants to 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 father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters--yes, even his own life--he cannot be My disciple.

Luke 17:33
Whoever tries to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve it.
Treasury of Scripture

He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.

that loveth.

Matthew 10:39 He that finds his life shall lose it: and he that loses his life …

Matthew 16:25 For whoever will save his life shall lose it: and whoever will lose …

Matthew 19:29 And every one that has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, …

Mark 8:35 For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose …

Luke 9:23,24 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny …

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

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to …

Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, What mean you to weep and to break my heart? …

Hebrews 11:35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, …

Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of …

hateth.

Genesis 29:30-33 And he went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than …

Ecclesiastes 2:17 Therefore I hated life; because the work that is worked under the …

Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, …

Jump to Previous
Account Age-During Ages Care Dear Destroying Eternal Hates Hateth Hating Holds Love Loves Loveth Makes World
Jump to Next
Account Age-During Ages Care Dear Destroying Eternal Hates Hateth Hating Holds Love Loves Loveth Makes World
Links
John 12:25 NIV
John 12:25 NLT
John 12:25 ESV
John 12:25 NASB
John 12:25 KJV

John 12:25 Biblia Paralela
John 12:25 Chinese Bible
John 12:25 French Bible
John 12:25 German Bible

Alphabetical: and eternal for hates He his in it keep life lose loses loves man The this to while who will world

NT Gospels: John 12:25 He who loves his life will lose (Jhn Jo Jn) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
John 12:24
Top of Page
Top of Page