Parallel Verses

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 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.

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.

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.

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 He called the crowd to himself with his disciples, and said to them, "If anyone wants to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35 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. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?


Cross References

Matthew 10:39

He who seeks his life will lose it; and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.

Luke 17:33

Whoever seeks to save his life loses it, but whoever loses his life preserves it.

1 Corinthians 9:23

Now I do all things for the sake of the Good News, that I may be a joint partaker of it.

2 Timothy 1:8

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner; but endure hardship for the Good News 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 whoever, whether man or woman, comes to the king into the inner court without being called, there is one law for him, that he be put to death, except those to whom the king might hold out the golden scepter, that he may live. I have not been called to come in to the king these thirty days."

Jeremiah 26:20-24

"There was also a man who prophesied in the name of the LORD, Uriah the son of Shemaiah of Kiriath Jearim; and he prophesied against this city and against this land according to all the words of Jeremiah.

Matthew 5:10-12

Blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Matthew 10:22

And you will be hated by all men for my name's sake, but he who endures to the end will be saved.

Matthew 16:25

For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it.

Matthew 19:29

Everyone who has left houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, will receive one hundred times, and will inherit eternal life.

Luke 6:22-23

Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and when they shall exclude and mock you, and throw out your name as evil, for the Son of Man's sake.

Luke 9:24

For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever will lose his life for my sake, the same 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 eternal life.

John 15:20-21

Remember the word that I said to you: 'A servant 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 many things he must suffer for my name's sake."

Acts 20:24

But I make my life an account of nothing precious to myself, so that I may finish my race, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify to the Good News 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 also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."

2 Corinthians 12:10

Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong.

2 Timothy 2:11-13

This saying is faithful: "For if we died with him, we will also live with him.

2 Timothy 4:6-8

For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure has come.

Hebrews 11:35

Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, not accepting their deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.

1 Peter 4:12-16

Beloved, do not be astonished at the fiery trial which has come upon you, to test you, as though a strange thing happened to you.

Revelation 2:10

Do not be afraid of the things which you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested; and you will have oppression for ten days. Be faithful to death, and I will give you the crown of life.

Revelation 7:14

So I said to him, "My lord, you know." He said to me, "These are the ones who came out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes, and made them white in the Lamb's blood.

Revelation 12:11

They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony. They did not love their life, even to death.

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