New American Standard Bible
"He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost 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.
Darby Bible Translation
He that finds his life shall lose it, and he who has lost his life for my sake shall find it.
World English Bible
He who seeks his life will lose it; and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.
Young's Literal Translation
'He who found his life shall lose it, and he who lost his life for my sake shall find it.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He that findeth his life ... - The word "life" in this passage is used evidently in two senses. The meaning may be expressed thus: He that is anxious to save his "temporal" life, or his comfort and security here, shall lose "eternal" life, or shall fail of heaven. He that is willing to risk or lose his comfort and "life" here for my sake, shall find "life" everlasting, or shall be saved. The manner of speaking is similar to that where he said, "Let the dead bury their dead." See notes at Matthew 8:22.
LibraryThe Obscure Apostles
'These twelve Jesus sent forth.'--MATT. x. 5. And half of 'these twelve' are never heard of as doing any work for Christ. Peter and James and John we know; the other James and Judas have possibly left us short letters; Matthew gives us a Gospel; and of all the rest no trace is left. Some of them are never so much as named again, except in the list at the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles; and none of them except the three who 'seemed to be pillars' appear to have been of much importance in the …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The King's Charge to his Ambassadors
Enduring to the End
"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
"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.
"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.
"Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
"He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.
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