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

  • 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..
  • Scotty the Christian
    We give OUR lives to God of our own free will and trust He is in control of OUR lives.God gives us all free will to choose.When we dedicate our lives,or the lives of our loved ones to God,we are trusting He knows what is best 4 them.These people that ask that,r they Christians?Have they asked God to watch over their loved ones?If not,they have no right to accuse God.If they are,then trust God.
  • David
    Dear Christine: If you will look at more than just Matthew 16, you will see The Lord Jesus Christ came to save all - 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

    Children are never condemned to hell. Salvation is a free gift for all who choose it.
  • Christine
    I've had people come against me with this question? How come Jesus saved you, and not others? (specially when a little one dies ) I don't have the answer and I've been searching for what to say. Please help if you can!
  • Well wisher for verse 28
    "Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom." I think it refers: - Matthew 16:23- ..."Get away from me, Satan! You are an obstacle in my way, because these thoughts of yours don't come from God, but from man." - From above verse it is clear that Satan also were there. -Hence "Some here" refers not Man, it refers "Satan" and who will not die until they have seen the Son of Man as King.

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