Mark 8:35
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New International Version
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.

New Living Translation
If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.

English Standard Version
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.

New American Standard Bible
"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it.

King James Bible
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me and the gospel will save it.

International Standard Version
because whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and for the gospel will save it.

NET Bible
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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Whoever desires to save his soul will lose it. Everyone who will lose his life for me and for my gospel will save it.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who want to save their lives will lose them. But those who lose their lives for me and for the Good News will save them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.

King James 2000 Bible
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
For whosoever would save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's shall save it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel, shall save it.

Darby Bible Translation
For whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's shall save it.

English Revised Version
For whosoever would save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's shall save it.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
For whoever is bent on securing his life will lose it, but he who loses his life for my sake, and for the sake of the Good News, will secure it.

World English Bible
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it; and whoever will lose his life for my sake and the sake of the Good News will save it.

Young's Literal Translation
for whoever may will to save his life shall lose it; and whoever may lose his life for my sake and for the good news' sake, he shall save it;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

8:34-38 Frequent notice is taken of the great flocking there was to Christ for help in various cases. All are concerned to know this, if they expect him to heal their souls. They must not indulge the ease of the body. As the happiness of heaven with Christ, is enough to make up for the loss of life itself for him, so the gain of all the world in sin, will not make up for the ruin of the soul by sin. And there is a day coming, when the cause of Christ will appear as glorious, as some now think it mean and contemptible. May we think of that season, and view every earthly object as we shall do at that great day.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 35. - Because the cross is sharp and afflicting, our Lord animates his followers to bear it by the thought of its great and everlasting rewards. The meaning of the verse is this: he who by trying to shun the cross and to escape self-denial would save his life here, will lose it hereafter. But he who loses his life here for the sake of Christ, either by dying in his cause or by denying and mortifying his lusts out of love for him, he in the life to come shall find his life in the bosom of Christ and in eternal joy.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For whosoever will save his life,.... Life is a valuable thing, and all that a man has he will give for it; self preservation is a principle in nature; and it becomes every man to take all lawful methods to save his life, when it is threatened, or is in danger: but whoever is willing to save it, when it is called for to be laid down for Christ's sake; and rather than lay it down, will deny Christ, and give up a profession of him, and his Gospel,

shall lose it: he shall not enjoy it with honour and comfort now, and much less with peace, pleasure, and happiness hereafter, but shall be under the power of the second death:

but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the Gospel's; that is, shall willingly part with it when he is called to it, rather than deny Christ and his Gospel,

the same shall save it: though he will lose it now, he will find it again in the resurrection of life; for he will rise to eternal life; when such, who have apostatized from Christ, will rise to shame, and everlasting contempt: this man will have greatly the advantage over such; they will die the second death, or be destroyed soul and body in hell; and he will live for ever with Christ, in endless pleasure and glory; See Gill on Matthew 16:25.



Mark 8:35 Additional Commentaries
Context
Take up Your Cross
34And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. 35"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it. 36"For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?…
Cross References
Matthew 10:39
Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.

Mark 8:36
What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?

Luke 17:33
Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it.

John 12:25
Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

will save.

Esther 4:11-16 All the king's servants, and the people of the king's provinces, …

Jeremiah 26:20-24 And there was also a man that prophesied in the name of the LORD, …

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 …

Luke 9:24 For whoever will save his life shall lose it: but whoever will lose …

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

John 12:25,26 He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life …

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? …

2 Timothy 2:11-13 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also …

2 Timothy 4:6-8 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand…

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

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil …

Revelation 7:14 And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they …

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

for.

Matthew 5:10-12 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for …

Matthew 10:22 And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that …

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

Luke 6:22,23 Blessed are you, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate …

John 15:20,21 Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is not greater …

Acts 9:16 For I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

1 Corinthians 9:23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, …

2 Timothy 1:8 Be not you therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of …

1 Peter 4:12-16 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is …

1 Peter 4:10 As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one …

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