Parallel Verses

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 will find it [i.e., obtain both temporal and spiritual blessings].

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

Whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it,

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

For whosoever would save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.

Amplified

For whoever wishes to save his life [in this world] will [eventually] lose it [through death], but whoever loses his life [in this world] for My sake will find it [that is, life with Me for all eternity].

Anderson New Testament

For whoever will save his life, shall lose it. But whoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it.

Bible in Basic English

Because whoever has a desire to keep his life safe will have it taken from him; but whoever gives up his life because of me, will have it given back to him.

Common New Testament

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

Daniel Mace New Testament

for whosoever will save himself, shall be a looser: and whosoever shall suffer loss for my sake, shall be a gainer.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

For whosoever may wish to save his soul shall lose it: and whosoever may lose his soul for my sake shall find it.

Goodspeed New Testament

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

John Wesley New Testament

For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it, and whosoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it.

Julia Smith Translation

For whoever should wish to save his life shall lose it: and whoever shall lose his soul for my sake shall find it.

King James 2000

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

For whoever desires to save his life shall lose it, and whoever desires to lose his life for My sake shall find it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it. And whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, shall find it.

Moffatt New Testament

for whoever wants to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Montgomery New Testament

For he who wants to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

For whoever chooseth to save his life will lose it; and whoever shall lose his life for my sake will find it.

Sawyer New Testament

For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake, shall find it.

The Emphasized Bible

For, whosoever intendeth, his life, to save, shall lose it, - but, whosoever shall lose his life, for my sake, shall find it.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For whosoever is desirous to preserve his life, shall lose it; but whosoever would lose his life for my sake, shall find it.

Twentieth Century New Testament

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

Webster

For whoever will save his life, shall lose it: and whoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it.

Weymouth New Testament

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

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

for whosoever wishes to save his soul shall lose it, and whosoever shall lose his soul for My sake shall find it;

Worsley New Testament

for he that would save his life shall lose it; but he that would lose his life for my sake shall find it.

Youngs Literal Translation

for whoever may will to save his life, shall lose it, and whoever may lose his life for my sake shall find it,

Interlinear

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

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980
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 
Usage: 37

it

Usage: 0

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

will lose
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

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 16:25

References

Images Matthew 16:25

Prayers for Matthew 16:25

Context Readings

Taking Up One's Cross To Follow Jesus

24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wants to be my follower, he should deny self [i.e., of always having its own way] and lift up his cross [of responsibility] and [then he can] become my follower. 25 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 will find it [i.e., obtain both temporal and spiritual blessings]. 26 For what benefit is it to a person if he gains the whole world [of material things] but [has to] give up his life [i.e., all the spiritual blessings]? Or what should a person give in exchange for his life?


Cross References

Matthew 10:39

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]

Mark 8:35

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].

John 12:25

The person who loves his [earthly] life will [eventually] lose it [forever], but the person who hates his life in this world will retain never ending life.

Acts 20:23-24

except that the Holy Spirit reveals to me in every city [I visit] that chains and persecutions await me there.

Revelation 12:11

And they [i.e., the brothers. See 6:9-11] gained the victory over Satan by the blood of the Lamb, and by [remaining true to] the message of their testimony. And they did not love their lives [so much that they refused] to die [for their faith].

Revelation 12:11

And they [i.e., the brothers. See 6:9-11] gained the victory over Satan by the blood of the Lamb, and by [remaining true to] the message of their testimony. And they did not love their lives [so much that they refused] to die [for their faith].

Luke 17:33

Whatever person tries to gain [everything to satisfy him in] life [here on earth] will lose it [i.e., never ending life]. But whatever person [is willing to] lose [the comforts and security of] his life [here on earth] will preserve it [for eternity].

Luke 17:33

Whatever person tries to gain [everything to satisfy him in] life [here on earth] will lose it [i.e., never ending life]. But whatever person [is willing to] lose [the comforts and security of] his life [here on earth] will preserve it [for eternity].

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