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: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
Darby Bible Translation
For whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.
World English Bible
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find 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 shall find it,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:25 Whosoever will save his life - At the expense of his conscience: whosoever, in the very highest instance, that of life itself, will not renounce himself, shall be lost eternally. But can any man hope he should be able thus to renounce himself, if he cannot do it in the smallest instances? And whosoever will lose his life shall find it - What he loses on earth he shall find in heaven. Matt 10:39; Mark 8:35; Luke 9:24; 17:33; John 12:25.
LibraryThe Threefold Cord of Jesus' Life.
Think for a moment into Jesus' human life down here. His marvellous activities for those few years over which the world has never ceased to wonder. Then His underneath hidden-away prayer-life of which only occasional glimpses are gotten. Then grouping around about that sentence of His--"I do always the things that are pleasing to Him"--in John's gospel, pick out the emphatic negatives on Jesus' lips, the "not's": not My will, not My works, not My words. Jesus came to do somebody's else will. The …
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Twelfth Day. Fidelity in Rebuke.
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? Is anything worth more than your soul?
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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