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Matthew 10:38-39World English Bible (WEB)

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.

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Matthew 10:38-39Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

38 And he who does not take up his cross and follow Me [[a]cleave steadfastly to Me, conforming wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also] is not worthy of Me.

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

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 10:38 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.
  2. Matthew 10:39 Kenneth Wuest, Word Studies.
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Matthew 16:24-25World English Bible (WEB)

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it.

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Matthew 16:24-25Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone desires to be My disciple, let him deny himself [disregard, lose sight of, and forget himself and his own interests] and take up his cross and follow Me [[a]cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying, also].

25 For whoever is bent on saving his [temporal] life [his comfort and security here] shall lose it [eternal life]; and whoever loses his life [his comfort and security here] for My sake shall find it [life everlasting].

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 16:24 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.
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Mark 8:34-35World English Bible (WEB)

34 He called the multitude to himself with his disciples, and said to them, “Whoever wants to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35 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.

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Mark 8:34-35Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

34 And Jesus called [to Him] the throng with His disciples and said to them, If anyone intends to come after Me, let him deny himself [forget, ignore, disown, and [a]lose sight of himself and his own interests] and take up his cross, and [[b]joining Me as a disciple and siding with My party] follow [c]with Me [continually, cleaving steadfastly to Me].

35 For whoever wants to save his [[d]higher, spiritual, eternal] life, will lose it [the [e]lower, natural, temporal life [f]which is lived only on earth]; and whoever gives up his life [which is lived only on earth] for My sake and the Gospel’s will save it [his [g]higher, spiritual life [h]in the eternal kingdom of God].

Footnotes:

  1. Mark 8:34 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.
  2. Mark 8:34 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.
  3. Mark 8:34 Kenneth Wuest, Word Studies.
  4. Mark 8:35 Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausett and David Brown, A Commentary on the Old and New Testaments.
  5. Mark 8:35 Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausett and David Brown, A Commentary on the Old and New Testaments.
  6. Mark 8:35 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.
  7. Mark 8:35 Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausett and David Brown, A Commentary on the Old and New Testaments.
  8. Mark 8:35 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.
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Luke 9:23-24World English Bible (WEB)

23 He said to all, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross,[a] and follow me. 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.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 9:23 TR, NU add “daily”
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Luke 9:23-24Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

23 And He said to all, If any person wills to come after Me, let him deny himself [[a]disown himself, [b]forget, lose sight of himself and his own interests, [c]refuse and give up himself] and take up his cross daily and follow Me [[d]cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also].

24 For whoever would preserve his life and save it will lose and destroy it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he will preserve and save it [[e]from the penalty of eternal death].

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 9:23 James Moulton and George Milligan, The Vocabulary.
  2. Luke 9:23 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.
  3. Luke 9:23 Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.
  4. Luke 9:23 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.
  5. Luke 9:24 Hermann Cremer, Biblico-Theological Lexicon.
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Luke 17:33World English Bible (WEB)

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

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Luke 17:33Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

33 Whoever tries to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve and [a]quicken it.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 17:33 John Wycliffe, The Wycliffe Bible.
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John 12:25World English Bible (WEB)

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

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John 12:25Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

25 Anyone who loves his life loses it, but anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. [Whoever has no love for, no concern for, no regard for his life here on earth, but despises it, preserves his life forever and ever.]

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