because whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
Whoever tries to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve it.
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.
except that in town after town the Holy Spirit assures me that imprisonment and suffering are waiting for me.
Women received their dead raised back to life. Other people were brutally tortured, but refused to be ransomed, so that they might gain a better resurrection.
Don't be afraid of what you are going to suffer. Look! The Devil is going to throw some of you into prison so that you may be tested. For ten days you will undergo suffering. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the victor's crown of life.
Our brothers conquered him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they did not cling to their lives even in the face of death.
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