New International Version
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.
King James Bible
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same 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, *he* shall save it.
World English Bible
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever will lose his life for my sake, the same 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, he shall save it;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Will save his life - See on Matthew 16:24 (note), etc.
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LibrarySelf-Denial Versus Self-Assertion.
"If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.--LUKE ix. 23. We might naturally have thought that if there was one thing in the life of the LORD JESUS CHRIST which belonged to Him alone, it was His cross-bearing. To guard against so natural a mistake, the HOLY GHOST has taken care in gospel and in epistle to draw our special attention to the oneness of the believer with CHRIST in cross-bearing; and also to prevent misunderstanding as to the character …
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September 15 Evening
Christ's Cross and Ours
'In the Holy Mount'
Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.
Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it.
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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