Take Up the Cross and Follow Him(A)

23 (B)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 (C)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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  1. Luke 9:23 M omits daily

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

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  1. Luke 9:24 Or soul
  2. Luke 9:24 Or soul

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

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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.

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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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Christ the Power and Wisdom of God(A)

18 For the [a]message of the cross is (B)foolishness to (C)those who are perishing, but to us (D)who are being saved it is the (E)power of God.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 1:18 Lit. word

The Wisdom of God

18 For the word of the cross is (A)foolishness to (B)those who [a]are perishing, but to us who [b]are being saved it is (C)the power of God.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 1:18 Or perish
  2. 1 Corinthians 1:18 Or are saved

The Wisdom of God

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness [absurd and illogical] to those who are perishing and spiritually dead [because they reject it], but to us who are being saved [by God’s grace] it is [the manifestation of] the power of God.

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Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness(A) to those who are perishing,(B) but to us who are being saved(C) it is the power of God.(D)

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18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

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

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