Luke 17:33

Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whosoeuer shall seeke to saue his life, shall lose it, and whosoeuer shall lose his life, shall preserue it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses {his life} will preserve it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whosoever shall seek to gain his life shall lose it: but whosoever shall lose `his life' shall preserve it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If anyone makes an attempt to keep his life, it will be taken from him, but if anyone gives up his life, he will keep it.
- Basic English Bible

Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it, and whosoever shall lose it shall preserve it.
- Darby Bible

Whoever shall seek to save his life, shall lose it; and whoever shall lose his life, shall preserve it.
- Webster's Bible

Any man who makes it his object to keep his own life safe, will lose it; but whoever loses his life will preserve it.
- Weymouth Bible

Whoever seeks to save his life loses it, but whoever loses his life preserves it.
- World English Bible

Who euer seketh to make his lijf saaf, schal leese it; and who euer leesith it, schal quykene it.
- Wycliffe Bible

Whoever may seek to save his life, shall lose it; and whoever may lose it, shall preserve it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 17:33


17:33 The sense of this and the following verses is, Yet as great as the danger will be, do not seek to save your life by violating your conscience: if you do, you will surely lose it: whereas if you should lose it for my sake, you shall be paid with life everlasting. But the most probable way of preserving it now, is to be always ready to give it up: a peculiar Providence shall then watch over you, and put a difference between you and other men.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 17:33


Lu 17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life. See PNT "Mt 10:39".

Discussion for Luke 17

  • Bruce
    Mary N: Isaiah4:1 Women we're looking for a husband because a lot of men died in war. Many women are willing to marry one man to take away their reproach! They'll take care of their own needs,it won't cost him anything! Their a outcast! not married no garment,his name!
    Without a wedding garment we are an outcast! Matthew22:12-14, are you John6:44,1John1:9,Matthew 3:11
    Changed ll Corinthians5:17
  • Helen B
    To Mary Nickel. See Isaiah 4 verse 1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man,saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach. Read chapter 3 to better understand this verse.




  • Mary Nickell
    My dad had told me long ago about women being so bad in the last days, and the Bible saying that they would be begging for a man and man would have nothing more to do with them. Was trying to find it and am having trouble with looking for it. If you could find it, I would appreciate it. Thank you
  • Isaac
    from that event there is a lesson of tithe. Ten were heal right? one came back to say THANK u. I found out that Jesus now bless and prayed for him initially he didn't he only sent them. so when we pay tithe from what He has bless us with he add more and increases it, remember also when you say thank you, you enroll for more blessing. 1 return, and he was enroll for more blessing.
  • Irene123
    v. 17 - the 9 that were healed - were just physically healed; the 'one' was spiritually healed - saved. also - this praise the one gave Jesus was done in public and was a witness to many others. we are to be witnesses of him.
  • Eric
    And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

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