Take Up the Cross and Follow Him(A)

24 (B)Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and (C)follow Me. 25 For (D)whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

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Discipleship Is Costly

24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself, (A)take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For (B)whoever wants to save his [a]life will lose it; but whoever loses his [b]life for My sake will find it.

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  1. Matthew 16:25 Or soul
  2. Matthew 16:25 Or soul

Discipleship Is Costly

24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to follow Me [as My disciple], he must deny himself [set aside selfish interests], and take up his cross [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me]. 25 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].

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24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.(A) 25 For whoever wants to save their life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.(B)

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  1. Matthew 16:25 The Greek word means either life or soul; also in verse 26.

24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

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

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38 (A)And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.

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38 And (A)the one who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.

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38 And he who does not take his [a]cross [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me] is not worthy of Me.

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  1. Matthew 10:38 The historical background behind this statement is that those who were about to be crucified had to carry the crossbeam to which they would be nailed or bound. In addition to the terrible agony that crucifixion inflicted, it was such a great indignity that some of the Roman writers used the word cross as a curse word in the expression “Go to a bad cross!” (Lat i in malam crucem).

38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.(A)

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38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

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24 And those who are Christ’s (A)have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

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24 Now those who [a]belong to (A)Christ Jesus (B)crucified the flesh with its passions and (C)desires.

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  1. Galatians 5:24 Lit are of Christ Jesus

24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the [a]sinful nature together with its passions and appetites.

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  1. Galatians 5:24 Lit flesh.

24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh(A) with its passions and desires.(B)

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24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

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14 But God forbid that I should boast except in the (A)cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by [a]whom the world has been crucified to me, and (B)I to the world.

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  1. Galatians 6:14 Or which, the cross

14 But (A)[a]far be it from me to boast, (B)except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, (C)through [b]which the world has been crucified to me, and (D)I to the world.

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  1. Galatians 6:14 Lit may it never be for
  2. Galatians 6:14 Or whom

14 But far be it from me to boast [in anything or anyone], except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

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14 May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,(A) through which[a] the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.(B)

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  1. Galatians 6:14 Or whom

14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

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10 (A)always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, (B)that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 11 For we who live (C)are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

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