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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38 (A)And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39 (B)He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.

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38 And (A)the one who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39 (B)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

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

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

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. 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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Take Up the Cross and Follow Him(A)

34 When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, (B)“Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 35 For (C)whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.

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