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.
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.
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.
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;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:35 Mt 16:25; Lu 9:24; Lu 17:33; John 12:25.
LibraryProfit and Loss
We shall divide our text, and consider, in the first place, the gain a man would get if he gained the whole world; in the second place, the fearful loss if a man should lose his soul; and then, afterwards, we will try to finish up by some practical lesson. 1. In the first place, WHAT IS A MAN PROFITED IF HE SHOULD GAIN THE WHOLE WORD? Many Christian people, who do not exactly talk common sense, sum this all up by saying, that to gain the whole world is to gain nothing at all. Perhaps they are right, …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856
The Measure of Sin.
The Cause of Spiritual Stupidity.
If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?
If you cling to your life, you will lose it, and if you let your life go, you will save it.
Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for eternity.
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