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 12:25

  • I am trying to understand the verse. I love the blessing the Lord gives me every day. But hate the ways of the world, and how we treat each other.
  • I think it is interesting to me it strikes as needing to hit rock bottom to turn away from all the world offers and to realize only eternal life and Union with God will bring true joy but also the seed image of needing to fall on the ground die and then be made useful for a harvest for many is hope giving
  • Damilare for verse 25
    I love it with all my soul because its a great powerful mystery on how we can easily get into eternal home

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