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

King James Bible
He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

American Standard Version
He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that findeth his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for me, shall find it.

English Revised Version
He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake, shall find it.

Weymouth New Testament
To save your life is to lose it, and to lose your life for my sake is to save it.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Findeth (εὑρὼν)

The word is really a past participle, found. Our Lord looked back in thought to each man's past, and forward to its appropriate consummation in the future. Similarly, he who lost (ἀπολέσας). Plato seems to have fore-shadowed this wonderful thought. "O my friend! I want you to see that the noble and the good may possibly be something different from saving and being saved, and that he who is truly a man ought not to care about living a certain time: he knows, as women say, that we must all die, and therefore he is not fond of life; he leaves all that with God, and considers in what way he can best spend his appointed term" ("Gorgias," 512). Still more to the point, Euripides:

"Who knows if life be not death, and death life ?"

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 16:25,26 For whoever will save his life shall lose it: and whoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it...

Mark 8:35,36 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 17:33 Whoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

John 12:25 He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.

Philippians 1:20,21 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always...

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

Revelation 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 tried...

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

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

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