Mark 8:35
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.

Berean Study 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.

Berean Literal Bible
For whoever might desire to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life on account of Me and of the gospel, he 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.

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.

Contemporary English Version
If you want to save your life, you will destroy it. But if you give up your life for me and for the good news, you will save it.

Good News Translation
For if you want to save your own life, you will lose it; but if you lose your life for me and for the gospel, you will 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.

New Heart 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.

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.

New American Standard 1977
“For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s shall save it.

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;
Study Bible
Take up Your Cross
34Then Jesus called the crowd to Him along with His disciples, and He told them, “If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. 35For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and for the gospel will save it. 36What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?…
Cross References
Matthew 10:39
Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

Mark 8:36
What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?

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

John 12:25
Whoever loves his life will lose it, but whoever hates his 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, do know, that whosoever, whether man or woman, shall come unto the king into the inner court, who is not called, there is one law of his to put him to death, except such to whom the king shall hold out the golden sceptre, that he may live: but I have not been called to come in unto the king these thirty days…

Jeremiah 26:20-24
And there was also a man that prophesied in the name of the LORD, Urijah the son of Shemaiah of Kirjathjearim, who prophesied against this city and against this land according to all the words of Jeremiah: …

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

for.

Matthew 5:10-12
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven…

Matthew 10:22
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Matthew 19:29
And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

Upper ledge, ver

Mark 8:17
And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened?

Mark 8:14
Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf.

Mark 8:2
I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat:







Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

whoever
ὃς (hos)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

wants
θέλῃ (thelē)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.

to save
σῶσαι (sōsai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 4982: To save, heal, preserve, rescue. From a primary sos; to save, i.e. Deliver or protect.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

life
ψυχὴν (psychēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5590: From psucho; breath, i.e. spirit, abstractly or concretely.

will lose
ἀπολέσει (apolesei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 622: From apo and the base of olethros; to destroy fully, literally or figuratively.

it,
αὐτήν (autēn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

but
δ’ (d’)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

whoever
ὃς (hos)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

loses
ἀπολέσει (apolesei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 622: From apo and the base of olethros; to destroy fully, literally or figuratively.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

life
ψυχὴν (psychēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5590: From psucho; breath, i.e. spirit, abstractly or concretely.

for My sake
ἕνεκεν (heneken)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1752: Or heneken hen'-ek-en or heineken hi'-nek-en; of uncertain affinity; on account of.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

for the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

gospel
εὐαγγελίου (euangeliou)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2098: From the same as euaggelizo; a good message, i.e. The gospel.

will save
σώσει (sōsei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4982: To save, heal, preserve, rescue. From a primary sos; to save, i.e. Deliver or protect.

it.
αὐτήν (autēn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(35) And the gospel's.--In St. Matthew we find simply "for Me." The addition is significant, as showing that though our Lord demanded in the first instance entire personal devotion, it was for Himself as identified with the cause of the good news from God of which He had borne witness, and of which He was to be the martyr (John 18:37).

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. 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.
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