New International Version
Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.
King James Bible
He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
Darby Bible Translation
He that finds his life shall lose it, and he who has lost his life for my sake shall find it.
World English Bible
He who seeks his life will lose it; and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.
Young's Literal Translation
'He who found his life shall lose it, and he who lost his life for my sake shall find it.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that findeth his life, etc. - i.e. He who, for the sake of his temporal interest, abandons his spiritual concerns, shall lose his soul; and he who, in order to avoid martyrdom, abjures the pure religion of Christ, shall lose his soul, and perhaps his life too. He that findeth his life shall lose it, was literally fulfilled in Archbishop Cranmer. He confessed Christ against the devil, and his eldest son, the pope. He was ordered to be burnt; to save his life he recanted, and was, notwithstanding, burnt. Whatever a man sacrifices to God is never lost, for he finds it again in God.
There is a fine piece on this subject in Juvenal, Sat. viii. l. 80, which deserves to be recorded here.
- ambiguae si quando citabere testis
Incertaeque rei, Phalaris liect imperet ut sis
Falsus, et admoto dictet perjuria tauro,
Summum crede nefas Animam praeferre Pudori
Et propter Vitam Vivendi perdere causas
- If ever call'd
To give thy witness in a doubtful case,
Though Phalaris himself should bid thee lie,
On pain of torture in his flaming bull,
Disdain to barter innocence for life;
To which life owes its lustre and its worth
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For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save 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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