Matthew 16:25
Modern Translations
New International Version
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.

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.

English Standard Version
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Berean Study Bible
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

New American Standard Bible
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

NASB 1995
"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

NASB 1977
“For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake shall find it.

Amplified Bible
For whoever wishes to save his life [in this world] will [eventually] lose it [through death], but whoever loses his life [in this world] for My sake will find it [that is, life with Me for all eternity].

Christian Standard Bible
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of me will find it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will find it.

Contemporary English Version
If you want to save your life, you will destroy it. But if you give up your life for me, you will find it.

Good News Translation
For if you want to save your own life, you will lose it; but if you lose your life for my sake, you will find it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who want to save their lives will lose them. But those who lose their lives for me will find them.

International Standard Version
Whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it,

NET Bible
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

New King James Version
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

King James 2000 Bible
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

New Heart English Bible
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will 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.

American King James Version
For whoever will save his life shall lose it: and whoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

American Standard Version
For whosoever would save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.

A Faithful Version
For whoever desires to save his life shall lose it; but whoever 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.

English Revised Version
For whosoever would save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.

Webster's Bible Translation
For whoever will save his life, shall lose it: and whoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
For whosoeuer will saue his life, shall lose it: and whosoeuer shall lose his life for my sake, shall finde it.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
For, who so wyll saue his lyfe, shall lose it: Agayne, who so doth lose his lyfe for my sake, shall fynde it.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
For who so wil saue his life, shal lose it: but whoso loseth his life for my sake, shal fynde it.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
For who soever wyll save his lyfe shall loose it. And whosoever shall loose his lyfe for my sake shall fynde it.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
for whoever may will to save his life will lose it, and whoever may lose his life for My sake will find it;

Berean Literal Bible
For whoever might desire to save his life will lose it; but whoever might lose his life on account of Me 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,

Smith's Literal Translation
For whoever should wish to save his life shall lose it: and whoever shall lose his soul for my sake shall find it.

Literal Emphasis Translation
For whoever might want to save his life will lose it; however whoever might lose his life for My sake, will find it.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
For he that will save his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for my sake, shall find it.

Catholic Public Domain Version
For whoever would save his life, will lose it. But whoever will have lost his life for my sake, shall find it.

Translations from Aramaic
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For whoever wills to save his life will lose it and whoever will lose his life for me will find it.”

Lamsa Bible
For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake shall find it.

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
For whoever will save his life, shall lose it. But whoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it.

Godbey New Testament
For whosoever may wish to save his soul shall lose it: and whosoever may lose his soul for my sake shall find it.

Haweis New Testament
For whosoever is desirous to preserve his life, shall lose it; but whosoever would lose his life for my sake, shall find it.

Mace New Testament
for whosoever will save himself, shall be a looser: and whosoever shall suffer loss for my sake, shall be a gainer.

Weymouth New Testament
For whoever desires to save his life shall lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake shall find it.

Worrell New Testament
for whosoever wishes to save his soul shall lose it, and whosoever shall lose his soul for My sake shall find it;

Worsley New Testament
for he that would save his life shall lose it; but he that would lose his life for my sake shall find it.








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