Luke 9:24
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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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Will save his life - See on Matthew 16:24 (note), etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 17:33 Whoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

Acts 20:23,24 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesses in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me...

Hebrews 11:35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance...

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...

Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives to the death.

Library
Self-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
J. Hudson Taylor—A Ribband of Blue

September 15 Evening
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.--JAS. 1:8. No man, having put his hand to the plough and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. He that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.--Let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.--What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Christ's Cross and Ours
'And it came to pass, as He was alone praying, His disciples were with Him; and He asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am I 19. They answering, said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again. 20. He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering, said, The Christ of God. 21. And He straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing; 22. Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

'In the Holy Mount'
'And, behold, there talked with Him two men, which were Moses and Elias: 31. Who appeared in glory, and spake of His decease which He should accomplish at Jerusalem.'--LUKE ix. 30, 31. The mysterious incident which is commonly called the Transfiguration contained three distinct portions, each having its own special significance and lesson. The first was that supernatural change in the face and garments of our Lord from which the whole incident derives its name. The second was the appearance by His
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

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

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

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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