Matthew 16:25

“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For whosoeuer will saue his life, shall lose it: and whosoeuer will lose his his life for my sake, shall finde it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For whosoever would save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because whoever has a desire to keep his life safe will have it taken from him; but whoever gives up his life because of me, will have it given back to him.
- Basic English Bible

For whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.
- Darby Bible

For whoever will save his life, shall lose it: and whoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it.
- Webster's Bible

For whoever desires to save his life shall lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake shall find it.
- Weymouth Bible

For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it.
- World English Bible

shal leese it; and he that schal leese his lijf for me, schal fynde it.
- Wycliffe Bible

for whoever may will to save his life, shall lose it, and whoever may lose his life for my sake shall find it,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 16:25


16:25 Whosoever will save his life - At the expense of his conscience: whosoever, in the very highest instance, that of life itself, will not renounce himself, shall be lost eternally. But can any man hope he should be able thus to renounce himself, if he cannot do it in the smallest instances? And whosoever will lose his life shall find it - What he loses on earth he shall find in heaven. #Matt 10:39|; Mark 8:35; Luke 9:24; 17:33; John 12:25.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 16:25


Mt 16:25 Whosoever will save his life shall lose it. He who refuses to deny himself, and makes saving and ministering to his present life his chief object, shall lose his life eternally.

Discussion for Matthew 16

  • Jo-An
    I am understanding what he is telling them a little better then I have been. I sit and think about what I have read and that s how I get my true understanding. I am going to continue to read the word and see if I really understanding. I ask the Lord to help me to really understand what he is telling. I love reading the Bible like this I can see the print better.
  • Marlene
    The chapter depicts Jesus boldness and determination to complete is purpose on earth which is to redeem the soul of man and to take his father God kingdom to heart of man. I however am having a difficulty interpreting verse 28. Can someone explain/
  • June Payton
    Matthew 16 teaches us love, trust and obedience. Self must be completely sacrificed as we give of ourselves as God leads us through His love, the guidance and love of Jesus Christ.
  • Irene Berry
    I love when Jesus talks with his disciples.
  • Cornetta epps
    I really like this chapter didn't know much at first but my grandfather help me get a better understanding love every verse in chapter 16... THANKS GOD FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING.
  • Wicklife
    Jesus revealed himself to his desciples, and worn them about the doctrine of the Scribes. Thank you Jesus..

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