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
    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
  • Zeingoff
    Jesus knew the heart. Therefore, he must have enlisted Judas as his betrayer. Was Judas more evil then the next guy. All have sinned in this world and sin goes unabated. But every good story needs an antagonist and a hero. Seldom does the hero die, but all must die in real life. Jesus states that if we love this mortal life we will be deprived of our eternity. He is forever transcendent.
  • Irene123
    " ...: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with Him." Notice the colon before the word 'but'. A colon always denotes something important. To sit at the 'table' with Jesus - is to 'eat' (absorb) His word as we gather together, Heb. 10:25. And, no, they weren't just having an ordinary meal, just a 'social'; not with Jesus present.
  • Irene123
    Lk. 22:30; 1 Cor. 10:21 - the Lord's table.
  • Bruce
    Irene: They were just having a meal, they were eating supper, meat potatoes milk wine water whatever. It wasn't church it wasn't communion just supper,they were hungry.
  • Irene123
    Vs. 1-2; are another prophesy of Acts 2:38; "... raised from the dead ..."; "... sat at table with Him." To sit at table with Jesus is to join together (Heb. 10:25) and 'eat' of God's Word.

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