Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
For
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 
Usage: 79

his



Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ψυχή 
Psuche 
ψυχή 
Psuche 
Usage: 62
Usage: 62

ἀπόλλυμι 
Apollumi 
ἀπόλλυμι 
Apollumi 
Usage: 37
Usage: 37

it

Usage: 0

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

for
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

the gospel's
εὐαγγέλιον 
Euaggelion 
Usage: 69

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

σώζω 
Sozo 
Usage: 79

References

Context Readings

Taking Up One's Cross To Follow Jesus

34 And having called the crowd with his disciples, he said to them, Whoever desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me. 35 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. 36 For what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul?


Cross References

Matthew 10:39

He that finds his life shall lose it, and he who has lost his life for my sake shall find it.

Luke 17:33

Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it, and whosoever shall lose it shall preserve it.

1 Corinthians 9:23

And I do all things for the sake of the glad tidings, that I may be fellow-partaker with them.

2 Timothy 1:8

Be not therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner; but suffer evil along with the glad tidings, according to the power of God;

Esther 4:11-16

All the king's servants and the people of the king's provinces do know that whoever, whether man or woman, shall come to the king into the inner court, who is not called, there is one law, to put him to death, except such to whom the king shall hold out the golden sceptre, that he may live; and I have not been called to come in unto the king these thirty days.

Jeremiah 26:20-24

And there was also a man that prophesied in the name of Jehovah, Urijah the son of Shemaiah of Kirjath-jearim: and he prophesied against this city and against this land according to all the words of Jeremiah;

Matthew 5:10-12

Blessed they who are persecuted on account of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.

Matthew 10:22

and ye shall be hated of all on account of my name. But he that has endured to the end, he shall be saved.

Matthew 16:25

For whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.

Matthew 19:29

And every one who has left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit life eternal.

Luke 6:22-23

Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from them, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as wicked, for the Son of man's sake:

Luke 9:24

for whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, he shall save it.

John 12:25-26

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

John 15:20-21

Remember the word which I said unto you, The bondman is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my word, they will keep also yours.

Acts 9:16

for I will shew to him how much he must suffer for my name.

Acts 20:24

But I make no account of my life as dear to myself, so that I finish my course, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the glad tidings of the grace of God.

Acts 21:13

But Paul answered, What do ye, weeping and breaking my heart? for I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

2 Corinthians 12:10

Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions, in straits, for Christ: for when I am weak, then I am powerful.

2 Timothy 2:11-13

The word is faithful; for if we have died together with him, we shall also live together;

2 Timothy 4:6-8

For I am already being poured out, and the time of my release is come.

Hebrews 11:35

Women received their dead again by resurrection; and others were tortured, not having accepted deliverance, that they might get a better resurrection;

1 Peter 4:12-16

Beloved, take not as strange the fire of persecution which has taken place amongst you for your trial, as if a strange thing was happening to you;

Revelation 2:10

Fear nothing of what thou art about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give to thee the crown of life.

Revelation 7:14

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

Revelation 12:11

and they have overcome him by reason of the blood of the Lamb, and by reason of the word of their testimony, and have not loved their life even unto death.

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