Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

Holman Bible

Anyone finding his life will lose it, and anyone losing his life because of Me will find it.

International Standard Version

The one who finds his life will lose it, and the one who loses his life because of me will find it."

A Conservative Version

He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life because of me will find it.

American Standard Version

He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

Amplified

Whoever finds his [ lower] life will lose it [the higher life], and whoever loses his [lower] life on My account will find it [the higher life].

An Understandable Version

The person who finds [everything to satisfy him in] this life [here on earth] will lose [never ending life]. But the person who [is willing to] lose [the comforts and security of] this life [here on earth] for my sake [i.e., in loyal service to me] will find it [i.e., never ending life]. [See Mark 10:29-30]

Anderson New Testament

He that finds his life shall lose it; and he that loses his life for my sake, shall find it.

Bible in Basic English

He who has the desire to keep his life will have it taken from him, and he who gives up his life because of me will have it given back to him.

Common New Testament

He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.

Daniel Mace New Testament

he that would preserve his life, shall lose it: and he that exposeth his life for my sake, shall save it.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

The one having found his soul shall lose it; and the one losing his soul for my sake shall find it.

Goodspeed New Testament

Whoever gains his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will gain it.

John Wesley New Testament

He that findeth his life, shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake, shall find it. He that entertaineth you, entertaineth me;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

He finding his soul shall lose it; and he having lost his soul for my sake shall find it.

King James 2000

He that finds his life shall lose it: and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The one who finds his life will lose it, and the one who loses his life because of me will find it.

Modern King James verseion

He who finds his life shall lose it. And he who loses his life for My sake shall find it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that findeth his life, shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake, shall find it.

Moffatt New Testament

He who has found his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.

Montgomery New Testament

"He who has saved his life shall lose it; and he who has lost his life for my sake shall find it.

NET Bible

Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life because of me will find it.

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

He that findeth his life will lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake will find it.

Sawyer New Testament

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

The Emphasized Bible

He that hath found his life, shall lose it, - and, he that hath lost his life, for my sake, shall find it.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

He that preserveth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall preserve it.

Twentieth Century New Testament

He who has found his life will lose it, while he who, for my sake, has lost his life shall find it.

Webster

He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake, shall find it.

Weymouth New Testament

To save your life is to lose it, and to lose your life for my sake is to save it.

Williams New Testament

Anybody who gains his lower life will lose the higher life, and anybody who loses his lower life for my sake will gain the higher life.

Worrell New Testament

"He that finds his life shall lose it; and he that loses his life for My sake shall find it.

Worsley New Testament

He that would save his life shall lose it; and he, that loseth his life for my sake, shall find it.

Youngs Literal Translation

'He who found his life shall lose it, and he who lost his life for my sake shall find it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
εὑρίσκω 
heurisko 
find,
Usage: 130

his



Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ψυχή 
Psuche 
ψυχή 
Psuche 
Usage: 62
Usage: 62

ἀπόλλυμι 
Apollumi 
Usage: 37

it

Usage: 0

and

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

ἀπόλλυμι 
Apollumi 
Usage: 37

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

my
ἐμοῦ 
Emou 
me, my, mine
Usage: 36

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

εὑρίσκω 
heurisko 
find,
Usage: 130

References

American

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Acknowledging Christ

38 He who doesn't take his cross and follow after me, isn't worthy of me. 39 He who seeks his life will lose it; and he who loses his life for my sake will find it. 40 He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.



Cross References

Luke 17:33

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

John 12:25

He who loves his life will lose it. He who hates his life in this world will keep it to eternal life.

Matthew 16:25-26

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

Mark 8:35-36

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.

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.

Philippians 1:20-21

according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will in no way be disappointed, but with all boldness, as always, now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life, or by death.

2 Timothy 4:6-8

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

Revelation 2:10

Don't 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.

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