Mark 8:35



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it.

King James Version

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.

International Standard Version

because whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and for the gospel will save it.

A Conservative Version

For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever will lose his life because of me and the good-news, this man will save it.

American Standard Version

For whosoever would save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's shall save it.

Amplified

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].

An Understandable Version

For whoever would [try to] save his life [i.e., by neglecting spiritual things] will lose it [i.e., miss out on the blessings of God]. But whoever [is willing] to lose his life [i.e., in commitment to God's service] for my sake and [the work of] the Gospel's sake, will save it [i.e., obtain both temporal and spiritual blessings].

Anderson New Testament

For whoever will save his life, shall lose it; but whoever will lose his life for my sake and the gospel s, shall save it.

Bible in Basic English

Whoever has a desire to keep his life, will have it taken from him; and whoever gives up his life because of me and the good news, will keep it.

Common New Testament

For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for he that would save his life, shall lose it; and he that would lose his life out of love to me and the gospel, he shall save it.

Darby Translation

For whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's shall save it.

Godbey New Testament

For whosoever may wish to save his soul shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his soul for my sake and that of the gospel shall save it.

Goodspeed New Testament

For whoever wants to preserve his own life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for me and for the good news will preserve it.

Holman Bible

For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me and the gospel will save it.

John Wesley New Testament

For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life, for my sake and the gospels, he shall save it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.

Julia Smith Translation

For whoever wills to save his life shall lose it; and whoever should lose his life for my sake and the good news, the same shall save it.

King James 2000

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life on account of me and of the gospel will save it.

Modern King James verseion

For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for My sake and the gospel's, he shall save it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it. But whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.

Moffatt New Testament

for whoever wants to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it.

Montgomery New Testament

For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever, for my sake and the gospel's, loses his life will save it.

NET Bible

For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and for the gospel will save it.

New Heart English Bible

For whoever wants to save his life will lose it; and whoever will lose his life for my sake and the sake of the Good News will save it.

New simplified Bible

Whoever would save his life will lose it. Whoever would lose his life for my sake and the sake of the Good News will save it.

Noyes New Testament

For whoever chooseth to save his life, will lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for the sake of me and of the glad tidings, will save it.

Sawyer New Testament

For whoever wishes to save his life, shall lose it; and whoever shall lose his life for my sake, and that of the good news, shall save it.

The Emphasized Bible

For, whosoever willeth, his own life, to save, shall lose it, but, whosoever shall lose his life for the sake of me and of the glad-message, shall save it;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For whosoever would preserve his life shall lose it; but whosoever would lose his life for my sake and the Gospel, he shall preserve it.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, and whoever, for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, will lose his life shall save it.

Webster

For whoever will save his life, shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.

Weymouth New Testament

For whoever is bent on securing his life will lose it, but he who loses his life for my sake, and for the sake of the Good News, will secure it.

Williams New Testament

For whoever wants to save his higher life, will have to give up the lower life, and whoever gives up his lower life for me and for the good news, will save the higher life.

World English Bible

For whoever wants to save his life will lose it; and whoever will lose his life for my sake and the sake of the Good News will save it.

Worrell New Testament

For whosoever would save his soul shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his soul for My sake and the Gospel's, shall save it.

Worsley New Testament

for he that would save his life, shall lose it; but he that would lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, shall save it.

Youngs Literal Translation

for whoever may will to save his life shall lose it; and whoever may lose his life for my sake and for the good news' sake, he shall save it;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for , , not tr
Usage: 825

ἄν 
An 
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 76
Usage: 980

will
θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would , will/would have , desire , desirous , list , to will ,
Usage: 136

σώζω 
Sozo 
save , make whole , heal , be whole ,
Usage: 79




him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ψυχή 
Psuche 
ψυχή 
Psuche 
soul , life , mind , heart , heartily Trans , not tr
soul , life , mind , heart , heartily Trans , not tr
Usage: 62
Usage: 62

ἀπόλλυμι 
Apollumi 
ἀπόλλυμι 
Apollumi 
perish , destroy , lose , be lost , lost ,
perish , destroy , lose , be lost , lost ,
Usage: 37
Usage: 37

it

him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

but
δέ 
De 
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
Usage: 2184

ἕνεκα ἕνεκεν εἵνεκεν 
heneka 
for ... sake , for ... cause , for , because 9 , wherefore , by reason of , that ... might
Usage: 8

my sake
ἐμοῦ 
Emou 
me , my , mine
Usage: 36

and

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

εὐαγγέλιον 
Euaggelion 
gospel , gospel of Christ , gospel of God , gospel of the Kingdom ,
Usage: 69

the same
οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this , these , he , the same , this man , she , they ,
Usage: 258

σώζω 
Sozo 
save , make whole , heal , be whole ,
Usage: 79

Context Readings

Taking Up One's Cross To Follow Jesus

34 And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. 35 "For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it. 36 "For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?


Cross References

Matthew 10:39

"He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.

Luke 17:33

"Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.

1 Corinthians 9:23

I do all things for the sake of the gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it.

2 Timothy 1:8

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God,

Esther 4:11-16

"All the king's servants and the people of the king's provinces know that for any man or woman who comes to the king to the inner court who is not summoned, he has but one law, that he be put to death, unless the king holds out to him the golden scepter so that he may live. And I have not been summoned to come to the king for these thirty days."

Jeremiah 26:20-24

Indeed, there was also a man who prophesied in the name of the LORD, Uriah the son of Shemaiah from Kiriath-jearim; and he prophesied against this city and against this land words similar to all those of Jeremiah.

Matthew 5:10-12

"Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 10:22

"You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.

Matthew 16:25

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

Matthew 19:29

"And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name's sake, will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life.

Luke 6:22-23

"Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.

Luke 9:24

"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.

John 12:25-26

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

John 15:20-21

"Remember the word that I said to you, 'A slave is not greater than his master ' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.

Acts 9:16

for I will show him how much he must suffer for My name's sake."

Acts 20:24

"But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.

Acts 21:13

Then Paul answered, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but even to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."

2 Corinthians 12:10

Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Timothy 2:11-13

It is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him;

2 Timothy 4:6-8

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come.

Hebrews 11:35

Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection;

1 Peter 4:12-16

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you;

Revelation 2:10

'Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.

Revelation 7:14

I said to him, "My lord, you know." And he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Revelation 12:11

"And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.



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