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

King James Bible
Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

Darby Bible Translation
Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it, and whosoever shall lose it shall preserve it.

World English Bible
Whoever seeks to save his life loses it, but whoever loses his life preserves it.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoever may seek to save his life, shall lose it; and whoever may lose it, shall preserve it.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Whosoever shall seek to save his life - These or similar words were spoken on another occasion. See on Matthew 10:39 (note); Matthew 16:25, Matthew 16:26 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 9:24,25 For whoever will save his life shall lose it: but whoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it...

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

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

Mark 8:35-37 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...

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.

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...

Library
May 7 Evening
They persecute him whom thou hast smitten.--PSA. 69:26. It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!--Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain.--They did spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands, saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?--Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Where are the Nine?
'And it came to pass, as He went to Jerusalem, that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12. And as He entered into a certain village, there met Him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 13. And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 14. And when He saw them, He said unto them, Go show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. 15. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Answer to Mr. W's Second Objection.
I pass, says Mr. W. p. 15. to a second observation.--What became of these three persons after their resurrection? How long did they live afterwards? And of what use and advantage were their restored lives to the church or to mankind? The evangelical and ecclesiastical history is entirely silent as to these questions, which is enough to make us suspect their stories to be merely romantick or parabolical; and that there were no such persons raised from the dead; or we must have heard somewhat of their
Nathaniel Lardner—A Vindication of Three of Our Blessed Saviour's Miracles

Of the Fewness of those who Love the Cross of Jesus
Jesus hath many lovers of His heavenly kingdom, but few bearers of His Cross. He hath many seekers of comfort, but few of tribulation. He findeth many companions of His table, but few of His fasting. All desire to rejoice with Him, few are willing to undergo anything for His sake. Many follow Jesus that they may eat of His loaves, but few that they may drink of the cup of His passion. Many are astonished at His Miracles, few follow after the shame of His Cross. Many love Jesus so long as no
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Matthew 10:39
Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.

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

Luke 9:24
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.

Luke 17:34
I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left.

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.

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