Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For whoever desires to save his life shall lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake shall find it.
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.
Any man who makes it his object to keep his own life safe, will lose it; but whoever loses his life will preserve it.
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.
in fulfilment of my eager expectation and hope that I shall never have reason to feel ashamed, but that by my perfect freedom of speech Christ will be glorified in me, now as always, either by my life or by my death.
2 Timothy 4:6
I for my part am like a drink-offering which is already being poured out; and the time for my departure is now close at hand.
Dismiss your fears concerning all that you are about to suffer. I tell you that the Devil is about to throw some of you into prison that you may be put to the test, and for ten days you will have to endure persecution. Be faithful to the End, even if you have to die, and then I will give you the victor's Wreath of Life.