25 (A)He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

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25 The one who loves his life [eventually] loses it [through death], but the one who hates his life in this world [and is concerned with pleasing God] will keep it for life eternal.

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25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it(A) for eternal life.(B)

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25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

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Living Sacrifices to God

12 I (A)beseech[a] you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies (B)a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your [b]reasonable service.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 12:1 urge
  2. Romans 12:1 rational

Dedicated Service

12 [a]Therefore I urge you, [b]brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 12:1 Paul now begins outlining for the believer the practical application of the theological truths taught in chs 1-11.
  2. Romans 12:1 Lit brethren.

A Living Sacrifice

12 Therefore, I urge you,(A) brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,(B) holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

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12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

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24 (A)For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.

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24 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, he is the one who will save it [from the consequences of sin and separation from God].

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24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.(A)

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24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.

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26 (A)“If anyone comes to Me (B)and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, (C)yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.

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26 “If anyone comes to Me, and does not [a]hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life [in the sense of indifference to or relative disregard for them in comparison with his attitude toward God]—he cannot be My disciple.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 14:26 An exaggerated figure of speech indicating a lesser degree of love, not actual hostility or aversion toward one’s earthly family.

26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.(A)

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26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

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