Luke 17:33

Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whosoeuer shall seeke to saue his life, shall lose it, and whosoeuer shall lose his life, shall preserue it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses {his life} will preserve it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whosoever shall seek to gain his life shall lose it: but whosoever shall lose `his life' shall preserve it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If anyone makes an attempt to keep his life, it will be taken from him, but if anyone gives up his life, he will keep it.
- Basic English Bible

Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it, and whosoever shall lose it shall preserve it.
- Darby Bible

Whoever shall seek to save his life, shall lose it; and whoever shall lose his life, shall preserve it.
- Webster's Bible

Any man who makes it his object to keep his own life safe, will lose it; but whoever loses his life will preserve it.
- Weymouth Bible

Whoever seeks to save his life loses it, but whoever loses his life preserves it.
- World English Bible

Who euer seketh to make his lijf saaf, schal leese it; and who euer leesith it, schal quykene it.
- Wycliffe Bible

Whoever may seek to save his life, shall lose it; and whoever may lose it, shall preserve it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 17:33


17:33 The sense of this and the following verses is, Yet as great as the danger will be, do not seek to save your life by violating your conscience: if you do, you will surely lose it: whereas if you should lose it for my sake, you shall be paid with life everlasting. But the most probable way of preserving it now, is to be always ready to give it up: a peculiar Providence shall then watch over you, and put a difference between you and other men.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 17:33


Lu 17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life. See PNT "Mt 10:39".

Discussion for Luke 17

  • A disciple
    (continued) This is not to further argue with those who want to believe fantasies rather than receive instruction from the Spirit of Truth; but that everyone knows, it was APOSTASY OF BELIEVERS that caused the destruction of all piety and fear of God in the world, by their casting off the bonds of the Spirit and moral restraint. The flood of Noah however did not wash this evil out of men's hearts.
  • A disciple
    "But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation: and as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man." In Genesis 6 is first shown the root cause of the complete and utter ruin of the world, and of its being filled with violence and every thought of men's hearts every day only evil continually: REJECTION OF GOD'S SPIRIT BY THOSE WHO KNEW!
  • Times and laws
    two men in the bed, those who sleep in their dusty beds, there are those who are resurrected and those who are not at the days of the son of man, two women : two churches Yahs true church and the Babylon church, two in field: laborers for Yah, laborers for satan, Taken in Everlasting death. As in Noahs day
  • William Iannucci
    Why has our country by the known Churches turned away ,is there not any to make a difference? I am unknown but am well known by my Master for he is in me though I be not Christ and shall continue to do exploits in honor of the Lord God Almighty who rules and reigns forever. SELAH AMEN PS Even thoughs who call on his name shall be delivered from darkness unto light through Christ who alone is JESUS
  • Jo Ann Wulf
    And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 2 Thess 2:8 KJB
  • Bruce
    disciple: You have that backwards. Noah and his Family were taken away from the destruction coming. The same with Lots Family. The same is going to happen in the end. He will take The Ones Washed in His Blood away from The Wrath coming on The Whole World and so shall We ever be with The Lord. Has He Tugged on Your Heart? Ask Forgiveness. You will be Washed,Baptized,Changed. Salvation is WOW!!!

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