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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that loueth his life, shall lose it: and hee that hateth his life in this world, shall keepe it vnto life eternall.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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

  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 11:1 BE YOU FOLLOWERS OF ME EVEN AS I ALSO AM OF CHRIST --- JOHN 8:54 JESUS ANSWERED IF I HONOR MYSELF -- MY HONOR IS NOTHING -- IT IS MY FATHER THAT HONORETH ME OF WHOM YOU SAY THAT HE IS YOUR GOD --8:55-- YET YOU HAVE NOT KNOWN HIM BUT I KNOW HIM AND IF I SHOULD SAY I KNOW HIM NOT I SHALL BE A LIAR LIKE UNTO YOU BUT I KNOW HIM AND KEEP HIS SAYING
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me. DISPENSATION
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:49
    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 --12:50--AND I KNOW THAT HIS COMMANDMENT IS LIFE EVERLASTING WHATSOEVER I SPEAK THEREFORE EVEN AS THE FATHER SAID UNTO ME SO I SPEAK ***JOHN 6:68 THEN SIMON PETER ANSWERED HIM LORD -- TO WHOM -- SHALL WE GO THOU HAST THE WORDS OF ETERNAL LIFE***
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Jesus was not ready for the Gentile world, Jesus had to finish the work on the cross. St. JOHN 12:20-24. The Word is so real ..
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:48 HE THAT REJECTETH ME AND RECEIVETH NOT MY WORDS HATH ONE THAT JUDGETH HIM --- THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN THE SAME SHALL JUDGE HIM IN THE LAST DAY
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:49 FOR I HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF MY SELF BUT THE FATHER WHICH SENT ME HE GAVE ME A COMMANDMENT WHAT I SHOULD SAY AND WHAT I SHOULD SPEAK***** 12:50 AND I KNOW THAT HIS COMMANDMENT IS --- LIFE EVERLASTING --- WHATSOEVER I SPEAK THEREFORE EVEN AS THE FATHER SAID UNTO ME SO I SPEAK

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