11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;

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11 not lagging behind in diligence, (A)fervent in spirit, (B)serving the Lord;

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11 never lagging behind in diligence; aglow in the Spirit, enthusiastically serving the Lord;

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11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor,(A) serving the Lord.

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11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

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

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25 For (A)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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Footnotes

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

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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25 For whoever wants to save their life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.(A)

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

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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39 (A)He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.

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39 (A)The one who has found his [a]life will lose it, and the one who has lost his [b]life on My account will find it.

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  1. Matthew 10:39 Or soul
  2. Matthew 10:39 Or soul

39 Whoever finds his life [in this world] will [eventually] lose it [through death], and whoever loses his life [in this world] for My sake will find it [that is, life with Me for all eternity].(A)

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39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.(A)

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

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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.

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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.

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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].

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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)

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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.

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