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Luke 9:23-24 New King James Version (NKJV)

Take Up the Cross and Follow Him

23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross [a]daily, and follow Me. 24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 9:23 M omits daily
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Luke 9:23-24 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

23 And He was saying to them all, If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. 24 For whoever wishes to save his [a]life will lose it, but whoever loses his [b]life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 9:24 Or soul
  2. Luke 9:24 Or soul
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Luke 9:23-24 Amplified Bible (AMP)

23 And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to follow Me [as My disciple], he must deny himself [set aside selfish interests], and take up his cross daily [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]. 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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Luke 9:23-24 New International Version (NIV)

23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.

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Luke 9:23-24 King James Version (KJV)

23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

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

Luke 14:33 New King James Version (NKJV)

33 So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.

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Luke 14:33 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

33 So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.

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Luke 14:33 Amplified Bible (AMP)

33 So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not [carefully consider the cost and then for My sake] [a]give up all his own possessions.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 14:33 Jesus probably is referring to a willingness and commitment to do so when necessary. Discipleship does not require poverty.
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Luke 14:33 New International Version (NIV)

33 In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.

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Luke 14:33 King James Version (KJV)

33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

Hebrews 12:14 New King James Version (NKJV)

14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:

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Hebrews 12:14 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

14 Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.

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Hebrews 12:14 Amplified Bible (AMP)

14 Continually pursue peace with everyone, and the sanctification without which no one will [ever] see the Lord.

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Hebrews 12:14 New International Version (NIV)

Warning and Encouragement

14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

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Hebrews 12:14 King James Version (KJV)

14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

1 Peter 1:15-16 New King James Version (NKJV)

15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”

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1 Peter 1:15-16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

15 but [a]like the Holy One who called you, [b]be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; 16 because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 1:15 Lit according to
  2. 1 Peter 1:15 Or become
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1 Peter 1:15-16 Amplified Bible (AMP)

15 But like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves in all your conduct [be set apart from the world by your godly character and moral courage]; 16 because it is written, “You shall be holy (set apart), for I am holy.”

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1 Peter 1:15-16 New International Version (NIV)

15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”[a]

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 1:16 Lev. 11:44,45; 19:2
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1 Peter 1:15-16 King James Version (KJV)

15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Matthew 5:48 New King James Version (NKJV)

48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

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Matthew 5:48 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

48 Therefore [a]you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 5:48 Lit you shall be
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Matthew 5:48 Amplified Bible (AMP)

48 You, therefore, will be perfect [growing into spiritual maturity both in mind and character, actively integrating godly values into your daily life], as your heavenly Father is perfect.

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Matthew 5:48 New International Version (NIV)

48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

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