Luke 9:24
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New American Standard Bible
"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.

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;

Luke 9:24 Parallel
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Luke 9:24 Parallel Commentaries

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September 1 Evening
If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.--LUKE 9:23. By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report.--All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.--The offence of the cross. If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye: but let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. Yet
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

May 11. "Whosoever Will Save his Life Shall Lose It" (Luke ix. 24).
"Whosoever will save his life shall lose it" (Luke ix. 24). First and foremost Christ teaches resurrection and life. The power of Christianity is life. It brings us not merely law, duty, example, with high and holy teaching and admonition. It brings us the power to follow the higher ideal and the life that spontaneously does the things commanded. But it is not only life, but resurrection life. And it begins with a real crisis, a definite transaction, a point of time as clear as the morning dawn.
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

On the Words of the Gospel, Luke ix. 57, Etc. , Where the Case of the Three Persons is Treated Of, of whom one Said, "I Will
1. Give ye ear to that which the Lord hath given me to speak on the lesson of the Gospel. For we have read, that the Lord Jesus acted differently, when one man offered himself to follow Him, and was disallowed; another did not dare this, and was aroused; a third put off, and was blamed. For the words, "Lord, I will follow Thee whithersoever Thou goest," [3246] what is so prompt, what so active, what so ready, and what so fitly disposed to so great a good, as this "following the Lord whithersoever
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

Self-Denial
"And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me." Luke 9:23 1. It has been frequently imagined, that the direction here given related chiefly, if not wholly, to the Apostles; at least, to the Christians of the first ages, or those in a state of persecution. But this is a grievous mistake; For although our blessed Lord is here directing his discourse more immediately to his Apostles, and those other disciples who attended him
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Cross References
Matthew 10:39
"He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.

Luke 17:33
"Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.

John 12:25
"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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