Parallel Verses

Amplified

Anyone who loves his life loses it, but anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. [Whoever has no love for, no concern for, no regard for his life here on earth, but despises it, preserves his life forever and ever.]

New American Standard Bible

"He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.

King James Version

He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

Holman Bible

The one who loves his life will lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

International Standard Version

The one who loves his life will destroy it, and the one who hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life.

A Conservative Version

He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

American Standard Version

He that loveth his life loseth it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

An Understandable Version

The person who loves his [earthly] life will [eventually] lose it [forever], but the person who hates his life in this world will retain never ending life.

Anderson New Testament

He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it to eternal life.

Bible in Basic English

He who is in love with life will have it taken from him; and he who has no care for his life in this world will keep it for ever and ever.

Common New Testament

He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

Daniel Mace New Testament

he that loveth his life, shall lose it: but he that sacrifices his life in this world, shall preserve it to eternity.

Darby Translation

He that loves his life shall lose it, and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.

Godbey New Testament

The one loving his soul shall lose it; but the one that hateth his soul in this world will preserve it unto eternal life.

Goodspeed New Testament

Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life.

John Wesley New Testament

He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world, shall preserve it to life eternal.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that loves his life shall lose it, and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

Julia Smith Translation

He loving his soul shall lose it; but he hating his soul in this world, shall guard it for life eternal.

King James 2000

He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The one who loves his life loses it, and the one who hates his life in this world preserves it for eternal life.

Modern King James verseion

He who loves his life shall lose it. And he who hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that loveth his life shall destroy it: And he that hateth his life in this world, shall keep it unto life eternal.

Moffatt New Testament

He who loves his life loses it, and he who cares not for his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life.

Montgomery New Testament

He who loves his life loses it; and he who regards not his life in this world shall keep it for eternal life.

NET Bible

The one who loves his life destroys it, and the one who hates his life in this world guards it for eternal life.

New Heart English Bible

He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to eternal life.

Noyes New Testament

He that loveth his life loseth it; and he that hateth his life in this world will keep it unto everlasting life.

Sawyer New Testament

He that loves his life shall lose it, and he that hates his life in this world shall preserve it to eternal life.

The Emphasized Bible

He that loveth his life, loseth it; but, he that hateth his life, in this world, unto life age-abiding, shall guard it.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world, shall preserve it to life eternal.

Twentieth Century New Testament

He who loves his life loses it; while he who hates his life in the present world shall preserve it for Immortal Life.

Webster

He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world, shall keep it to life eternal.

Weymouth New Testament

He who holds his life dear, is destroying it; and he who makes his life of no account in this world shall keep it to the Life of the Ages.

Williams New Testament

Whoever loves his lower life will lose the higher, but whoever hates his lower life in this world preserves the higher for eternal life.

World English Bible

He who loves his life will lose it. He who hates his life in this world will keep it to eternal life.

Worrell New Testament

He who loves his soul loses it; and he who hates his soul in this world will keep it unto life eternal.

Worsley New Testament

So he, that loveth his life, shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world, shall preserve it unto life eternal.

Youngs Literal Translation

he who is loving his life shall lose it, and he who is hating his life in this world -- to life age-during shall keep it;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
φιλέω 
Phileo 
Usage: 13

his



Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ψυχή 
Psuche 
ψυχή 
Psuche 
ζωή 
Zoe 
Usage: 62
Usage: 62
Usage: 88

ἀπόλλυμι 
Apollumi 
Usage: 37

it



Usage: 0
Usage: 0

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

μισέω 
Miseo 
Usage: 14

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

τούτῳ 
Touto 
Usage: 68

κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

φυλάσσω 
Phulasso 
Usage: 25

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

Context Readings

Greeks Seeking Jesus

24 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains [just one grain; it never becomes more but lives] by itself alone. But if it dies, it produces many others and yields a rich harvest. 25 Anyone who loves his life loses it, but anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. [Whoever has no love for, no concern for, no regard for his life here on earth, but despises it, preserves his life forever and ever.] 26 If anyone serves Me, he must continue to follow Me [ to cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying] and wherever I am, there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.


Cross References

Matthew 10:39

Whoever finds his [ lower] life will lose it [the higher life], and whoever loses his [lower] life on My account will find it [the higher life].

Luke 14:26

If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his [own] father and mother [ in the sense of indifference to or relative disregard for them in comparison with his attitude toward God] and [likewise] his wife and children and brothers and sisters -- "[yes] and even his own life also -- "he cannot be My disciple.

Mark 8:35

For whoever wants to save his [ higher, spiritual, eternal] life, will lose it [the lower, natural, temporal life which is lived only on earth]; and whoever gives up his life [which is lived only on earth] for My sake and the Gospel's will save it [his higher, spiritual life in the eternal kingdom of God].

Matthew 16:25

For whoever is bent on saving his [temporal] life [his comfort and security here] shall lose it [eternal life]; and whoever loses his life [his comfort and security here] for My sake shall find it [life everlasting].

Luke 17:33

Whoever tries to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve and quicken it.

Matthew 19:29

And anyone and everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for My name's sake will receive many [even a hundred] times more and will inherit eternal life.

Luke 9:23-24

And He said to all, If any person wills to come after Me, let him deny himself [ disown himself, forget, lose sight of himself and his own interests, refuse and give up himself] and take up his cross daily and follow Me [ cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also].

Revelation 12:11

And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb and by the utterance of their testimony, for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death [holding their lives cheap till they had to die for their witnessing].

Genesis 29:30-33

And Jacob lived with Rachel also as his wife, and he loved Rachel more than Leah and served [Laban] another seven years [for her].

Ecclesiastes 2:17

So I hated life, because what is done under the sun was grievous to me; for all is vanity and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it.

Acts 20:24

But none of these things move me; neither do I esteem my life dear to myself, if only I may finish my course with joy and the ministry which I have obtained from [which was entrusted to me by] the Lord Jesus, faithfully to attest to the good news (Gospel) of God's grace (His unmerited favor, spiritual blessing, and mercy).

Acts 21:13

Then Paul replied, What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart like this? For I hold myself in readiness not only to be arrested and bound and imprisoned at Jerusalem, but also [even] to die for the name of the Lord Jesus.

Hebrews 11:35

[Some] women received again their dead by a resurrection. Others were tortured to death with clubs, refusing to accept release [offered on the terms of denying their faith], so that they might be resurrected to a better life.

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