John 12:25

He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that loueth his life, shall lose it: and hee that hateth his life in this world, shall keepe it vnto life eternall.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that loveth his life loseth it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who is in love with life will have it taken from him; and he who has no care for his life in this world will keep it for ever and ever.
- Basic English Bible

He that loves his life shall lose it, and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.
- Darby Bible

He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world, shall keep it to life eternal.
- Webster's Bible

He who holds his life dear, is destroying it; and he who makes his life of no account in this world shall keep it to the Life of the Ages.
- Weymouth Bible

He who loves his life will lose it. He who hates his life in this world will keep it to eternal life.
- World English Bible

but if it be deed, it bryngith myche fruyt. He that loueth his lijf, schal leese it; and he that hatith his lijf in this world, kepith it in to euerlastynge lijf.
- Wycliffe Bible

he who is loving his life shall lose it, and he who is hating his life in this world -- to life age-during shall keep it;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 12:25


12:25 He that loveth his life - More than the will of God; shall lose it eternally: and he that hateth his life - In comparison of the will of God, shall preserve it. #Mt 10:39|.


People's Bible Notes for John 12:25


Joh 12:25 He that loveth his life shall lose it. He announces a principle that underlies all exaltation. He gave his life and found eternal exaltation; the grain gives its life and lives a hundred-fold; those who consecrate their lives, give them up for others, dedicate them to their holy work, will live eternally.

Discussion for John 12

  • Karl
    to Donna - nicely said
  • Donna
    We each came into this life to learn, grow spiritually, and to fulfill a God given mission. It is good for each of us to ask as Jesus did> "what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour." Some times we want to escape the very thing we need to do because it is so difficult, but if we seek to be as He is we will submit and go forward and do our work.
  • BSP
    Even after all the signs and miracles that Jesus performed, many did not put faith in Jesus.
  • Gerry King for verse 32
    John 3:14-21 teaches of the salvation message for all mankind. John 12:27-33 speaks of Jesus' bearing of all sin judgement for all mankind and all creation. His soul was not troubled in John 3:14-21, but at the point of knowing the horrible burden He alone had to bear for us was about to manifest, He said "My soul is troubled" in John 12:27. Thank you Lord Jesus that You said, "Nevertheless, not My will but Your will be done." All I can say is what a Profound Savior, Who saves us to utmost!!!!!!! To HIM and HIM alone is all praise due!!!!!!! HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD was sufficient to ALMIGHTY GOD our ABBA. to pay the price of sin's judgement bill...!!!!!!!
  • Vivian
    VS 20-21, THOSE Greek seek to see Jesus, all true followers of GOD should seek Jesus always, when there is a crusade, members always think it is 4 the sinners and invitees, the truth is seek JESUS afresh.vs 35 walk while ye have LIGHT...vs 35 do u believe Jesus 4 all he has done 4 u and others or u prefer d praise of menvs 43. woe is he that put his trust on man, it will only last for a moment but the favour of God no matter what u are passing thru is forever
  • He means "all. " Roman 's 8:21-23 tells that even the creation groans. The creation fell when man fell. Nothing should be added to the Bible. All means absolutely All creation.

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