Luke 9:24

“For whosoeuer will saue his life, shall lose it: but whosoeuer will lose his life for my sake, the same shall saue it.”

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Other Translations

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
- King James Version

"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For whosoever would save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

for whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, *he* shall save it.
- Darby Bible

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

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

For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever will lose his life for my sake, the same will save it.
- World English Bible

For he that wole make his lijf saaf schal leese it; and he that leesith his lijf for me, schal make it saaf.
- Wycliffe Bible

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 9:24


9:24 #Mt 16:25|; Mr 8:35; Joh 12:25.


Discussion for Luke 9

  • Obbie Beal
    "55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. 56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them"... again, we learn Jesus stayed focused on His 1 mission SALVATION.
  • Teri
    don't get too accustomed to this world. Jesus was just passing through and so are we! We get entangled with the "cares" of this life. we like to be comfortable, and there's nothing wrong with that, except you have to keep your eyes on the one that matters-Jesus and eternal life with Him.
  • Wild B He
    To be a disciple of his, hands on the plough, is to be in a battle against the forces of evil on earth. We are in a time of testing. The Truth is being obfuscated. The rule if law is ignored as the Antichrist, who blows his own horn that he is the best, has deceived even the very foremost Christians of our day, 5/9/19. They boost his credibility not knowing the severity of God, who sees all!
  • Ivy Johnson
    Our Lord on the Mount-of-Transfiguration: God His Father said: This is My Beloved Son: Hear Ye Him! Mary at the Wedding in Cana: Whatever He sayeth: do it! Why are we claiming to be Followers of Jesus: but disobedient to His Commands: Jesus sayeth: To obey is Better than Sacrifice: I am preaching to the choir: We are upset with our children when they disobey our commands: obedience to God matters
  • Obbie Beal
    through the eyes of Jesus we learn Jesus has not loss sight of HIS # 1 mission (redeem man from sin... 23-27); but through the eyes of the 12 disciples
  • BSP
    Verse 25~Even if a person becomes very successful and wealthy in this world, what good would it be if that person loses their life?

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