Matthew 10:39

“He that findeth his life, shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake, shall find it.”

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Other Translations

He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
- King James Version

"He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who has the desire to keep his life will have it taken from him, and he who gives up his life because of me will have it given back to him.
- Basic English Bible

He that finds his life shall lose it, and he who has lost his life for my sake shall find it.
- Darby Bible

He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake, shall find it.
- Webster's Bible

To save your life is to lose it, and to lose your life for my sake is to save it.
- Weymouth Bible

He who seeks his life will lose it; and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.
- World English Bible

He that fyndith his lijf, shal lose it; and he that lesith his lijf for me, shal fynde it.
- Wycliffe Bible

`He who found his life shall lose it, and he who lost his life for my sake shall find it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 10:39


10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it - He that saves his life by denying me, shall lose it eternally; and he that loseth his life by confessing me, shall save it eternally. And as you shall be thus rewarded, so in proportion shall they who entertain you for my sake. #Mt 16:25|; John 12:25.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 10:39


Mt 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it. Whoever counts his life of so much value that he will preserve it by sacrificing his Christian integrity, or will renounce his religion to save his life, will find in the end that he has lost his soul forever for the sake of a few fleeting years; while he who gives up all things, even life itself, will find an abundant reward in the life eternal. "All self-seeking is self-losing". The Divine law is always to give in order to receive.

Discussion for Matthew 10

  • Steve morrow
    salvation -- MATTHEW 10:22 and you shall be hated of all men for MY names sake but he that endureth to the end shall be saved MATTHEW 12:36 but I say unto you that every idle word that men shall speak they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement 12:37 for by thy words thou shalt be justified and by thy words thou shalt be condemned
  • Frank Simmeon
    What does it mean to Take up the cross of Jesus. Is it not to confess what is in your Heart? And live rightly. Oh Christians, you have lost your way! Your politics have led you to support a self righteous VP, money grubbing crybaby preachers, unholy conservative judges maniac Pres. Against women choice, immigration of the hapless souls, whose children you imprison, false doctrine of Jesus. Woe
  • BSP
    Verse 22~Jesus foretold that his followers would be hated in all nations. If Jesus was hated then we know that we will be hated for following him.
  • Obbie Beal

    34 "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth, I came not to send peace, but a sword". (GOD's HOLY-SPIRIT not dwelling in a man /woman to empower them always result in a person sinking deeper and deeper into the straight-jacket of sin; 35-36 above, gives us one of many examples of this 'sword of GOD'; 2018 this sword is still being use to keep / maintain a Godly household / home).
  • Toni Serfas
    Frankly, I am tired of reading every being on Earth with your Natural Brains and your Know it Opinions. The Creator knows what he is doing with every being on this Earth from Start to Finish. ALPHA OMEGA. HE IS THE BEGINING AND THE END. WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT ANY OF YOU BEINGS TRY TO CHANGE THE BIBLE, NO MATTER WHAT LANGUAGE, HE ALREADY KNOWS WHAT ALL OF US WILL DO. WATCH YOUR SPIRIT SOULS PEOPLE, NOT YOUR NATURAL BEINGS. THE CREATOR HAS THE LAST WORD, NOT ANY OF YOU.
  • Lady A
    My GOD, My GOD........ He's Mighty..... Love

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