Luke 9:24
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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, you 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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

9:24 Mt 16:25; Mr 8:35; Joh 12:25.

Luke 9:24 Parallel Commentaries

Library
January 20. "Ye Know not what Manner of Spirit Ye are Of" (Luke ix. 55).
"Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of" (Luke ix. 55). Some one has said that the most spiritual people are the easiest to get along with. When one has a little of the Holy Ghost it is like "a little learning, a dangerous thing"; but a full baptism of the Holy Spirit, and a really disciplined, stablished and tested spiritual life, makes one simple, tender, tolerant, considerate of others, and like a little child. James and John, in their early zeal, wanted to call down fire from heaven on the
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Lord that Healeth Thee'
'He healed them that had need of healing.'--Luke ix. 11. Jesus was seeking a little quiet and rest for Himself and His followers. For that purpose He took one of the fishermen's boats to cross to the other side of the sea. But the crowd, inconsiderate and selfish, like all crowds, saw the course of the boat, and hurried, as they could easily do, on foot round the head of the lake, to be ready for Him wherever He might land. So when He touched the shore, there they all were, open-mouthed and mostly
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Prayer and Transfiguration
'And as He prayed, the fashion of His countenance was altered.'--LUKE ix. 29. This Evangelist is especially careful to record the instances of our Lord's prayers. That is in accordance with the emphasis which he places on Christ's manhood. In this narrative of the Transfiguration it is to Luke that we owe our knowledge of the connection between our Lord's prayer and the radiance of His face. It may be a question how far such transfiguration was the constant accompaniment of our Lord's devotion. It
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Christ Hastening to the Cross
'And it came to pass, when the time was come that He should be received up, He stedfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem.'--LUKE ix. 51. There are some difficulties, with which I need not trouble you here, as to bringing the section of this Gospel to which these words are the introduction, into its proper chronological place in relation to the narratives; but, putting these on one side for the present, there seems no doubt that the Evangelist's intention here is to represent the beginning of our
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Matthew 10:39
If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.

Luke 17:33
If you cling to your life, you will lose it, and if you let your life go, you will save it.

John 12:25
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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