John 12:25

“He that loueth his life, shall lose it: and hee that hateth his life in this world, shall keepe it vnto life eternall.”

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Other Translations

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

"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

  • Museum
    He that sees me sees him that sent me, so that there is no space between God and Jesus
  • Ivy Jihnson
    The theme of John’s Gospel: Jesus is the Divine Incarnation of God: came down from Heaven share the Truth: God’s Goodness: Love: The Purpose of John’s Gospel: Stated by John: is to show that Jesus of Nazareth was: and is: The Christ: The-Son-of-God: Believers In Him: will have Eternal Life: Jesus: six days before Passover: came to Bethany:Lazarus: Jesus raised from the dead: there Jesus ate supper
  • Steve morrow
    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 MARK 8:35 for whosoever will save his life shall lose it but whosoever shall lose his life for MY sake and the GOSPELS the same shall save it -- 8:36 -- for what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul
  • Alex
    By the Disobedience of 1 man Sin entered the world and this CURSE of Adam was passed on to ALL men, no exceptions. Thus the Obedience of Christ wd have to be passed on to ALL men no exceptions Thats y he is saying IF I BE LIFTED UP I WILL DRAW ALL MEN UNTO ME. IN ADAM WE ALL DIED BUT IN CHRIST WE WILL ALL LIVE NO EXCEPTIONS.Whosoever will let him come and take of the WATERS OF LIFE freely.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:44 JESUS CRIED AND SAID HE THAT BELIEVETH ON ME BELIEVETH NOT ON ME BUT ON HIM THAT SENT ME --- 12:45 --- AND HE THAT SEETH ME SEETH HIM THAT SENT ME --- JOHN 14:7 if you had known ME you should have known MY FATHER also and from henceforth you know HIM and have seen HIM
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:48 for I have not spoken of myself but THE FATHER which --- SENT ME --- HE gave ME a commandment what I should say and what I should speak ROMANS 15:18 for I will not dare to speak of any of those things which CHRIST hath not wrought by me to make the gentiles obedient by word and deed 1 CORINTHIANS 11:1 BE YOU FOLLOWERS OF ME EVEN AS I ALSO AM OF CHRIST

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