Matthew 16:25

“For whosoeuer will saue his life, shall lose it: and whosoeuer will lose his his life for my sake, shall finde it.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
- King James Version

"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

  • Ms. Smith
    I will give my opinion of what I read and hope it helps the viewers. My thoughts on this chapter. The Pharisees and Sadducees ask a sign. Jesus cautions against the doctrine of the Pharisees. Peter's testimony that Jesus was the Christ. Christ foretells his sufferings and rebukes Peter. The necessity of self-denial. Remember viewers Satan kills, still, and destroy. families who we love to attack.
  • Vanessa
    He warned not to listen to Pharisees, and Sadducees they spend their time teaching the word yet they no not who they speak of is standing in front of them. Peter was chosen to be the Rock of His Church when He was to leave them, Jesus did speak of satan sifting Peter. Peter told Him who he was and knew the word of God that His son was to die on the cross, how Jesus knew it was satan speaking. GB
  • SBCK Yasharahla
    I don't know if anyone ever addressed the question of whether or not CHRIST misspoke when He said that no man had ever ascended into Heaven.... He did not! He meant of their own accord. Remember, Elijah was caught up taken up in a whirlwind. GOD did that! Enoch was translated by GOD. The Holy Scriptures say that Enoch walked with GOD. He did not ascend of His own accord as Our Saviour did.
  • Terrell Rashar Reese
    I honestly think that this lesson was a good one to discuss at church. When Peter says that God has forbid Jesus rising in 3 days is false obviously . But what I am not understanding is when Jesus said "Get thee behind me, Satan. If you can tell us people who didn't understand that verse, that will mean a lot.
  • Stanjett
    And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. This is the only place in the bible the word Barjona is used. Which means son of Jona and dove. Many Simons in the bible but this Simon is Peter.
  • I am that Michael Isaac Dale
    You say, Peter was just the pebble in comparison. Who art thou that judges another man's servant? to his own master he stands or falls. Yea, he shall be held up: for God is able to make him stand. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many.

What Do You Think of Matthew 16?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links