Mark 8:35

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For whosoeuer will saue his life shall lose it, but whosoeuer shall lose his life for my sake and the Gospels, the same shall saue it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For whosoever would save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's shall save it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Whoever has a desire to keep his life, will have it taken from him; and whoever gives up his life because of me and the good news, will keep it.
- Basic English Bible

For whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's shall save it.
- Darby Bible

For whoever will save his life, shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
- Webster's Bible

For whoever is bent on securing his life will lose it, but he who loses his life for my sake, and for the sake of the Good News, will secure it.
- Weymouth Bible

For whoever wants to save his life will lose it; and whoever will lose his life for my sake and the sake of the Good News will save it.
- World English Bible

For he that wole make saaf his lijf, schal leese it; and he that leesith his lijf for me, and for the gospel, schal make it saaf.
- Wycliffe Bible

for whoever may will to save his life shall lose it; and whoever may lose his life for my sake and for the good news' sake, he shall save it;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 8:35


8:35 #Mt 16:25|; Lu 9:24; Lu 17:33; John 12:25.


Discussion for Mark 8

  • A disciple
    "And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation." If it was an unworthy generation when Jesus was here, with all their hatred and hostility and contradiction against Him; what does THIS dried out old rotten tree think that God should care to give any of them a sign? What blindness!
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 8:35 for whosoever -- will save his life -- shall lose it but whosoever shall lose his life for -- my sake and the gospels -- the same shall save it *** COLOSSIANS 1:5 for the hope which is laid up for you in heaven whereof you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel *** JOHN 5:34 but I receive not testimony from man but these things --- I SAY --- that you might be saved ***
  • BSP
    Verse 2: Jesus had true compassion for the crowd and it moved him to fulfill their need for food.
  • Ren
    @ Allotey Study your Bible faith comes from hearing
  • A servant
    Harden not your heart but believe in Him who has power over you, who can save and who can tthrust into hell. Yea, fear him for the devil rules on earth. God is in control and Jesus is not on walking amongst us on earth. He was hear to establish the Truth about life and death. Now it is up to us. Our faith is up to us, what we say, what we do, who we are is up to us! God has establised TRUTH
  • A disciple
    "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" (cont.) Keeping in the context of the Lord's teaching here; what is profitable for us is to save our souls through God's mercy and grace, and not have false beliefs concerning this life's worth. This world IS NOT God's final and very good plan for us for eternity; and its real condition is seen by the cross.

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